Fifth Grade Lakota Showcase – 2/17/2016


2016 Lakota-showcase-flyer

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December/January Students of the Month

Congratulations to our December and January Students of the Month. These students embodied our values of Respect and Empowerment

December Students of the Month
Grayce Ross, Katherine Volkman, Moses Smith, Jillian Chong, Ronin Lively. Ethan Retonio, Sophie Dillard, Ben Adams, Matthew Miller, Kakob Aitken, Malia Ili, Caleb Choi, Vito Atienza, Areeyanna Kreuk, Miguel O’Brien, Bella Raflowski, Trevon Star, Shelby Tuma, Jaylin Williams, Gavin Sharples, Chakia Green, Lizbeth Rocha, Norma Molio’o and Collio Quidachay

January Students of the Month
Wyvonne Conners-Kelly, Julia Babin, Alan Alvarado, Peyton Miller, Payton Miller, Endless Thao, Alex Rogers, Octavio Rincon, Josh Collier, Samuel Perez, Jovon Seumaala, Brooke Puumala, Katie Scott, Josiah Turner, Yorling Ruvalcaba, Caleb David, Elvina Antonchuk, Sydney Collins, Alejandro Rodriguez, Lincoln Jager, Taneili Haitu, Daisy Thiraphouth, Rachel Lamb

 Dec Jan Student of the Month

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Community Forum at Lakota

Please join the conversation surrounding the FWPS Strategic Plan.

Your Child’s Future: How Big Can You Dream?

What should our schools do and be for all of our children?
Tell us your hopes and dreams for your child’s academic learning.

Diverse Voices & Perspectives

One of the most important components of the planning process is student, parent and community involvement.

February 8, 2016 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Lakota Middle School Commons
1415 SW 314th Street, Federal Way
World Language Storytime in Spanish & English | 6:00-7:00

For more information and fliers in Spanish, Russian and Korean please visit FWPS Strategic Planning Initiative- Community Forums

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Smarter Balanced Testing Schedule

The following is our schedule for the interim and actual Smarter Balanced assessments.

testing schedule

Our interim assessments will take place on the following dates:

Feb. 18th Reading , Feb. 19th Reading, Feb. 25th Math, Feb. 26th Math, March 17th Math, March 18th Math, March 24th Reading, March 25th Reading

Another important testing day is the Science MSP, for 8th graders, on May 26th.

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8th Grade Parents Gather

Lakota PTA host Decatur Principal, David Brower and Federal Way Administrators, Principal Matt Oberst and Assistant Principal, Randy Long as parents gather information about the amazing programs offered at both schools. Thank you Lakota PTA and the 100 plus parents and students that made the night a success!

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Decatur High School Planning Night – 2/4/2016


Please join us for Decatur’s


for 8th graders from 6-7:30pm on

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Come find out what it means to be a Gator.  Get more information about Decatur’s academic programs, clubs, sports and activities.  Faculty, staff and students will be on hand to answer questions and help you explore what makes Decatur unique and noteworthy!

6:00 pm –     Welcome in the Gator Dome (Gym)

6:15 pm –     Open House in the PA

7:00 pm –     Advanced Placement (AP) information session in the Gym

For more information about this event, please contact

Stacy Miller, or

Laura Welling,

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No Place for Hate Club

We are very excited to have been chosen by the district to pilot a new anti-bully coalition called No Place For Hate.  The goal is to increase awareness about bullying and teach students how to intervene.  Our group will be meeting twice a month from 2:30 to 3:30.  Students participating will be able to take the activity bus home.  Contact Mr. Johnson 253.945.4818 or Ms. Fortunato 253.945.4807 for more information.  Click the banner below to view the website we will often refer to during our meetings.




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Strategic Planning Initiative

Creating a vision for our children’s future.

Federal Way Public Schools has embarked on a Strategic Planning Initiative to develop the vision and direction for enhancing student achievement and success in the coming years.

The strategic plan will be our roadmap toward a future vision and provides unity, clarity and direction to the important work of the district.

In developing our plan, the District will use an approach that is inclusive and intentional and values all voices, and will continuously engage all stakeholders within the Federal Way Public Schools community.

This work must be collectively developed by members of our greater school community. There will be many opportunities to provide input on the Strategic Plan over the course of the year. The online survey is the initial effort to gather input, a series of forums for students, families and communities is another opportunity for participation.

We hope you’ll join in shaping what our school system should do and be for our community’s children.

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Renaissance Learning (STAR Assessment)

Renaissance Learning (STAR Assessment)


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Associated Student Body (ASB) Financial Data

Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available for each school in the Federal Way School District.

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