Flapjack Fundraiser for Saghalie Boys Basketball Teams

On Saturday March 21st, starting at 8:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m., Applebees Restaurant here in Federal Way, will be having a Flapjack Fundraiser for our boy’s basketball teams.  The cost is $10- pay at the door.  Half of the proceeds will go toward the teams.

The Flapjack breakfast includes:  pancakes, syrup, butter, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, milk or juice, and coffee!


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Saghalie Gear Now Available!!!

Show your support of SMS with the latest and greatest Saghalie Gear!  T-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and zip-up hoodies are available in a variety of designs.  These clothes comply with Saghalie’s Uniform Policy!  Check out our catalog for designs, prices, and more details.  Saghalie Gear can be ordered at the main office, or via an email to tmcgavic@fwps.org

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Student Race Summit

Students from Saghalie Middle School, in partnership with Kilo Middle School, last year received a grant to pay for students to partake in a first-ever Student Race Summit.  The Summit started this past summer with the next meeting day scheduled this coming Friday, January 30th.  Feedback from the experience for our students has been so overwhelmingly positive that we will be extending the Student Race Summit just for Saghalie students, two extra days- March 13th & May 1st!  We are looking for more Saghalie students to be part of this Summit.  Our limit is 60 students so sign up now!

Our goal is to get a cross-section of students who are from a variety of diverse backgrounds.  The expected outcomes of the Student Race Summit are as follows:

  • Identify a working definition of racism, what it is and what it isn’t.
  • Increase awareness about racial issues.
  • Initiate a plan to incorporate an active student component into our equity work.
  • Create a product to be shared with staff members talking about racism fromthe point of view of our students.
  • Enhance the learning environment by empowering students.

Want to learn more?  Contact our office @ 253-945-5000 for more information.  Last day to turn in paper work is this Wednesday.

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Boys Basketball and Gymnastics season starts soon!

Want to be on the Boys Basketball teams?  How about the Girls Gymnastics team?  Practices start next week so sign up now!  Turn in all your paperwork to Mrs. Estell.  Sport packets are located in the office.

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Saghalie Advanced Choir

Saghalie’s Advanced Choir will be singing the Star Spangled Banner at the Seattle Thunderbirds Professional Hockey game at the ShoWare Arena in Kent the evening of February 6th.  Come and support the Choir at this special event!


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Peachjar — Why You’ll Be Seeing Fewer Flyers Coming Home This Year

With the new online Peachjar system, you’ll be seeing fewer paper flyers coming home this year.  See this update from FWPS for more details!

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Saghalie Middle School Music Department Calendar 2015

• Thursday, February 5th Arts and Technology S.T.E.M. Showcase /Advanced B/C/O
6:00-8:00 PM SGH Commons (ALERT-DATE CHANGE!)

• Friday, February 6th Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Game Beg. and Adv. C6:00-9:00 PM ShoWare Arena, Kent Washington

• Thursday, February 26th HS/MS Music Gala Advanced B/O
7:00-8:00 PM Decatur High School Gym, doors open @ 6 p.m.

• Tuesday, March 31st Art Walk and Music Showcase ?
6:00-8:00 PM SGH Commons

• Friday, April 3rd Talent Show
Daytime Performance SGH Commons

Tuesday, June 2nd Concert 6-8 PM SGH Commons

• Wednesday, June 3rd Multicultural and Music Showcase Beginning B/C/O/G/P/D
6:00-8:00 PM SGH Commons

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Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Information is Available

Standards-Based Education Prepares District for Common Core

Federal Way Public Schools, including Saghalie Middle School, is preparing now for a seamless transition when Washington State begins testing on national Common Core State Standards in 2014-2015.  Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are part of a state-led, national initiative to give all students the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in college and careers. Like the standards the district implemented in 2011 as part of Standards-Based Education, CCSS are a set of learning expectations that progress coherently from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. The CCSS ensure clear learning targets in every class across the district, common ways to assess student progress and effective communications with students and parents/guardians.  CCSS have been established in two subjects: English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. In Federal Way, the power standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics will be prioritized to align to the Common Core State Standards.

For more information, see our Common Core State Standards page in the “Academics” section, which includes several resources in Spanish, Russian, and Korean.

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2014- 2015 Saghalie Middle School Clubs

Saghalie Middle School has many after school clubs to choose from!  Below are lists of the clubs, days and times they meet.  An activity bus will provide transportation home if you are a regular bus rider, Monday- Thursday and leaves the school at 4pm.  There is no bus on Fridays.

See anything that interests you?  Come and see what we are all about!

Tri-M Music Honor Society
1st & 3rd Tuesdays
3:00-3:45 PM
Room 200

3:00-4:30 PM
Computer Lab 300C

Multicultural Club
2:50-3:50 PM

Karaoke Club
2:50-3:40 PM
Room 203

Study Club
2:45-3:45 PM
Room 100A/B

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The Math and Science Academy at Saghalie

STEM Students Studying Microorganisms at Redondo BeachSaghalie Middle School has integrated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum at all grade levels of the school. The goal? To create activities which allow students to learn by doing projects that draw on a variety of subject areas. As they do so, they make vital connections between math, science, humanities, and technology. Continue reading

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