Lakota Middle School1415 SW 314th St.
Federal Way, WA 98023
Phone: (253) 945-4800
Fax: (253) 945-4848
Sport Season #2 begins November 4th!
I would like to remind our students of what they need heading into sport season #2 here at Lakota. Sport season #2 offers the following:
Each sport will have practice beginning after the first day of school. Practice will run from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. All student athletes must have their paperwork turned in prior to participating in a practice. Sports packets can be picked up in the main office, or at registration and include insurance information, emergency contact, and a sports physical form to be completed by the student’s doctor. Physicals are good for two years, so any athlete that has a current one on file will not need one for this year. Some parents find it difficult to get physicals scheduled prior to the start of the season, though there are walk in clinics in Federal way that will provide a sports physical without an appointment, and usually at a lower cost.
It’s important that students wishing to participate in athletics be prepared to participate on the first day. Please feel free to call the main office or my extension (4818) if you would like further information about the upcoming sports season. Go Falcons!
Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available for each school in the Federal Way School District.
Last year Lakota achieved Level One Green School certification, focusing on waste reduction, and this year, we continued our quest by becoming one of ten King county schools who completed Green School Level Two certification by engaging in energy conservation practices, such as turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, setting thermostats at 68-70 degrees, and educating the public about energy conservation, among other rigorous criterion. We still had to maintain the progress in waste reduction with our Level One all the while.
On May 20th, students in the IES Academy attended the “Make a Difference” Summit facilitated by Islandwood- School in the Woods at the KCTS Studio in Seattle. Students in 7th and 8th grade presented a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math), project-based stewardship initiative that promotes and encourages making Federal Way “Foam Free” by eliminating the use of Styrofoam at all district schools. Future presentations will be June 4th at Lakota’s last spring exhibition of learning and students will formally present the initiative on June 10th to the School Board.
On Friday, April 25th, Lakota Tech Academy students joined many other schools from across the region at the University Of Washington Engineering Discovery Days. Engineering departments created displays and activities so local middle school students could be exposed to the excitement and variety of engineering disciplines. Students observed 3D printers, video game design, earthquake simulators, and many others. Some displays were hands on, such as one of the big hits: the station where students could make Oobleck, a type of non-Newtonian fluid. Non Newtonion fluids act like liquid when poured, but act like a solid when force is applied. At another remarkable station, which is shown in the accompanying picture, electrodes were hooked up to a subject’s arm which allowed him to control the robotic hand on the right.