Join us for coffee with your Lakota Principal, Mr. Craig Tutt. On Thursday, October 8th, from 9-10am Mr. Tutt will be available to answer any questions and inform families about our mission at Lakota for the 2015/16 school year. We will meet at 9 in the Lakota lobby. We hope to see you all there, as we work together to ensure ALL students and families stay up to date, informed and valued.
Our next coffee forum will take place on October 22nd from 5-6pm.
As you may know, one of our football players left with some friends after practice on Friday without communicating his plans to his parents. This created a very frightening situation that involved district security searching for this student for several hours. Thankfully, the student was eventually found safe and unharmed. This incident can be used as a reminder to review expectations and make plans with your child to prevent future issues of the whereabouts of our students. If players are walking home after practice they should be leaving campus immediately and going straight home. If players are being picked up they should only be in the waiting area at the front of the school. It is also important that students are picked up on time. There will always be a coach supervising players until parents have arrived, but please be mindful that our coaches have obligations to their own families as well. We are very fortunate to have such wonderful after school programs here at Lakota and want our families to know that safety of our students remains our top priority during and after the school day.
Lakota Middle School
Remember, next Wednesday, September 30, is the first scheduled late-start day of the year. Here at Lakota Middle School, we will expect our students to start arriving at 10:45 and to be in their classrooms at 11:15. Bus schedules and school start times can be found on the district website at www.fwps.org.
All Students must sign and turn in the front page of their Rights and Responsibilities booklet ASAP!
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.
Green School Information
Last night, Lakota Middle School’s massive band, containing nearly 250 members, entertained a large crowd at Lakota’s newest venue–The Lakota Gorge. Jazz Band warmed up the evening as the crowd rolled in. Next up, the 6th Grade band. 7th Grade put on a great show. Then, our Superior rated 8th Grade Band closed the night. Families were well pleased with the venue and the amazing performances.
Tips for Safe Surfing: Internet Safety here !
Lakota Middle School would like to thank the Federal way Police Department and the Federal Way Coalition Against Human Trafficking for taking the time work with the students and parents of the Lakota community for our Social Media Awareness Workshop. If you were unable to attend or you are looking for more information, the following links have been provided. Thank you again for your support.