Latino Family Alliance Meet & Greet

Latino Family Alliance Meet & Greet Saturday November 22 from 1 to 3 pm.

Meet your Totem administrators:
Principal – Christine Baker
Vice-Principal – Jacob Dibley
Administrative Assistant – Andre Samuels

Coffee and Cookies will be served!

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Thanksgiving Holiday Break

Totem students will have early dismissal Wednesday, November 26th at 12:45 pm. Lunch will be served as usual. There is no school on Thursday, November 27th or Friday, November 28th. School resumes as normal on Monday, December 1st.


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PTSA Volunteers and Officers Needed!

PTSA is seeking volunteers for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.  Including committee chairs for Fundraising and other positions.  Come and support your children’s school. Without PTSA support, funding of over $4000 this school year, will go unsupported.  Contact Principal Christine Baker or Asst Principal Jacob Dibley for details.  Prin: 253-945-5112 AP: 253-945-5107.

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New Flyer Distribution Service


Beginning Fall 2014, fewer flyers will be going home in children’s backpacks. Peachjar, an eflyer service, will be used by Federal Way Public Schools. Please click HERE to read about Peachjar.

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ASB Financial Data

Associated Student Body (ASB) financial data is available HERE.

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AVID Demonstration School & MYPIB Certification!

AVIDIB World School Logo

Totem received recertification as an AVID Demonstration School on May 1st!
Totem Middle School is proud to be the ONLY school in Washington State that is BOTH an AVID Demonstration School and also certified as a Middle Years Programme International Baccalaureate School! We have been an AVID Demonstration School for five years. This means that other schools that are exploring becoming an AVID school, or who want to observe best practices for AVID will come to Totem to see what we do in AVID throughout all our classrooms. To find out more about AVID or MYPIB, please click on the links on the homepage.

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Application for Advanced Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate

Totem is a candidate school for MYPIB (Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate) and will our certification visit in May.

The Middle Years Program International Baccalaureate (MYPIB) provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, to become critical and reflective thinkers. MYPIB prepares students to be successful in advanced course work at the high school level.
While all students at Totem experience MYPIB, we are offering an additional advanced route of MYPIB for a select group of our incoming 6th grade gifted students (2013-2014). The Advanced MYPIB is specifically designed to prepare students to enter, and successfully complete the requirements for our most advanced and gifted programs in high school, for example the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program at Thomas Jefferson, or Cambridge at Federal Way.

If you are interested in applying to the sixth grade Advanced MYPIB for next year please click the links below to print out the application.

Advanced MYPIB Application – PDF

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