Summer Time

Summer is here.  Time for Summer Reading!  

The “Required Reading” books listed must be read to be prepared for the first project that begins the first day of school in the fall. Teachers strongly encourage students to choose additional reading from the “Recommended Summer Reading List” . This is an excellent opportunity to visit your local library.

6th Grade REQUIRED READING:
The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis — 208 pages, ISBN# 0064409422
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor — 288 pages, ISBN# 014034893X

7th – 10th Grades REQUIRED READING

LANGUAGE ARTS
7th Grade: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
224 pages, ISBN# 0451527046

8th Grade: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
208 pages, ISBN# 0399501487

9th Grade: 1984 by George Orwell
268 pages, ISBN# 0451524934

10th Grade: Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quanderies by Neil deGrasse Tyson
384 pages, ISBN#9780393350388

WORLD HISTORY
10th Grade Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
336 pages, ISBN# 0060901012
The Lost Horizon by James Hilton
231 pages, ISBN# 0671664271

 

 

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End of the Year and Graduation

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June 15th.

End of Day Legacy Assembly  1 PM

June 16th Last Day of School.

Awards  8:45 AM

10th Grade Graduation 10:30 AM

Dismissal 12:30 PM

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FWPA Robotics Competes at the 2015 MATE ROV Competition

Since 2011, FWPA Robotics has entered an ROV (remotely operated vehicle) into the Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV competition hosted each year at the Federal Way Aquatics Center.

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The Mark II Surveyor, FWPA’s second Navigator Class ROV

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The crew of the Surveyor II work together to accomplish the mission at the Federal Way Aquatics Center.

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We Day, SBAC Testing and Camp!

The next few weeks at FWPA are going to be busy.  First, on April 23 is We Day, a celebration of community service event held at Seattle’s  Key Arena.  This event marks Fwpa’s third year as a We Day participant.  Sixty students from Fwpa will attend We Day 2015.

Next on April 27th Fwpa begins Smarter Balanced Testing for grades 6 to 8.  Our testing timeline begins on April 27th and ends on May 13th.  If possible please do not schedule appointments for your student during these days.  And, as always, we encourage students and parents to get a good night’s sleep and to eat a full and nutritious breakfast before school.

Then, on April 28th, Camp Season begins with the 8th and 9th grade camps leaving the morning of April 28th.

And  remember on May 1st, there is no school, as May 1st is Teacher Data Day.

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Spring Break is Around the Corner.

Check List for Spring Break

  • All assignments submitted to your teachers?
  • Spring Conference scheduled for either April 16th or April 17th?

 

 

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Auction tickets still available

“Remember to make your reservation for the annual auction by February 26th.” with “Auction tickets still available in the FWPA Office for via the link below.”

Click here to visit The Federal Way Auction Website!

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PTSA Annual Auction March 14th, 2015

Our PTSA Annual Auction is less than a month away.  This long standing FWPA tradition has helped our school in many ways, the most recent is the purchase of a rolling computer lab.  FWPA is abuzz with busy auction workers.  Grade level art projects are underway.  The grade level ceramics projects have been delivered to the art lab to be fired.  Tickets are being sold and donations are beginning to roll in. <More>

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Remember to make your reservation for the annual auction by February 26th.

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2015 Federal Way Public Academy Annual Auction

Click here to visit The Federal Way Auction Website!

Watch your mailbox next week for your invitation to FWPA’s 16th Annual Auction on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  Come help us celebrate ‘Pi’ day (3.1415) at this year’s event, “The ‘Pi’rates of FWPA Island”.  Yes, that’s right…only at FWPA can you mix Pirates and Pi (Math) and make it into a fun-filled night that benefits our students.

The grade level ceramics projects; bowls, platters and even a lovely cake plate adorned with student stick figure self-portraits, are in their final stages. Grade level art projects, handmade by FWPA students, are about to get underway.  Each leadership class has chosen a theme for a classroom basket and are beginning to collect donations.  These baskets are sold during the live auction portion of the March 14 event, and include such themes as Chocolate, Best of Seattle, Parents’ Night Out and more.  The proceeds from the leadership baskets go directly to student camping trips later this year.

The generosity of the 2014 auction enabled FWPA to purchase a COW “Computers on Wheels” to complete FWPA’s first mobile computer lab.

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