We want you!

We are excited to provide an educational opportunity for each and every 9th through 12th grade student in the Federal Way School District!  We continuously enroll with an application process highlighted on the application link on our homepage.  We genuinely look forward to discussing and exploring how our unique programs may offer you success in earning your high school diploma and preparing for life.  Continue reading

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The Bloodmobile is coming on Tuesday, October 28.

At Truman, we’re proud of the fact that our blood drive participation rate is among the highest in the District. And next week, Bulldogs will have the chance to give again.

Students age 16 and over can sign up to donate on Friday at lunch.  Parent permission is required for 16 and 17 year olds. Those students should pick up a permission form on Friday and bring it with them on donation day.

In addition to the satisfaction of doing a good deed and saving lives, student donors will receive a fabulous thank you t-shirt from Cascade Regional Blood Services.


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Tonight – Life After High School. What’s right for you?

Come visit representatives from colleges, trade schools, specialty schools, trades offering apprenticeships, and most branches of the military to answer any questions you have about what’s next for the student in your family. There are also several information sessions on topics such as paying for college, selecting a private college, and differences between two-year and four-year colleges.

The event takes place from 6 – 8 p.m. at Thomas Jefferson High School. Life After High School is sponsored by Federal Way Public Schools High School Career and College Specialists.

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Life After High School Event


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SAT Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

We will be offering the SAT to all seniors on Wednesday, October 15th during the school day.  9th, 10th, and 11th graders will simultaneously be taking the PSAT.

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Save the date & your appetite: Open House is Oct. 7

Open house 2014

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Healthy Youth Survey

Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey

Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th.

The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey:

Parent Flyer English

Información para los padres españoles

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Open House

Open House will be held on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 from 6:00-7:30pm.  We look forward to seeing all of you and invite you to enjoy dinner on campus.

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The 2014-2015 school year is underway…

With continuous enrollment and partnerships with opportunities that meet the needs of our academically diverse population, we are finalizing schedule changes and additions.  It has been exciting to see many new faces as well as determined returning students make their transition into our school.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or stop by.  We appreciate your support and look forward to serving your child.

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Smile! Picture Day is Monday

Lifetouch Studios will be on campus offering student portraits on Monday, Sept. 8.  All students will receive a student photo ID card. If you wish to purchase a photo package, order forms will be sent home with students on Friday or you can order online by visiting www.mylifetouch.com and entering our Picture Day ID # LS614417Q0.

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Ready, Set, Go!

Wednesday is the first day of school.  Here are some quick FAQs to get you started.

Q. What time does school start and end?

A. 8 am – 2:40 pm

Q. I’m taking a school bus. How do I get to school?

A. A district yellow bus will shuttle you from your default service area high school to Truman (you can take the bus or walk to that school).  The shuttles are:

  •  TJHS shuttle bus # 116 (route 32) departs at 7:15 / arrives Truman at 7:25
  • DECATUR shuttle bus # 172 (route 12) departs at 7:15 / arrives Truman at 7:25
  • BEAMER shuttle bus # TBD departs at 7:15 / arrives at Truman at 7:25
  • FWHS shutttle bus # TBD departs at 7:15 / arrives at Truman at 7:25

An afternoon activity bus leaves school at 3:50 and drops off students within walking distance of home.

Q. What school supplies should I bring?

A. Bring something to write with and something to write on. As you get into your course work, your instructors will let you know if there are supplies you need to bring that the school doesn’t provide.

Make it a great year!


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