2017 Elementary Honor Choir

The Honor Choir of Franklin Pierce Schools performed at their annual concert on March 16, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Parkland, WA. This is "Song of Peace" by Teresa Jennings. This version was directed by Mike Byrd, and accompanied by Cara Reese.

What's Happening

Nancy Mouat-Rich
WHS science teacher wins grant, students to benefit
Washington High School science teacher, Nancy Mouat-Rich, won a $7,000 competitive grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, which will pay for equipment necessary for general biology students to engage in a real world research project. Students will aide in researching the effects of ultraviolet light on yeast colonies, with and without the use of different types of UV protection (i.e. sunscreen). Students will present their findings at the end of their term. Congratulations, Nancy!
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KMS and WHS Music Boosters host annual dinner on Saturday, March 25
Every year, the Keithley and Washington Music Boosters come together to host a big dinner and fundraising auction to support student music programs at the two schools. This year's dinner and auction is held on Saturday, March 25. All are encouraged to attend. Click "Read More" to download the flyer and dinner reservation form.
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Nominations being accepted for 2017 Community Awards
Every year, Franklin Pierce School District gives out Partner in Education and Excellence in Education awards to deserving community volunteers and employees, respectively. Award recipients are honored at a ceremony during the May 9 School Board Meeting at the Ford Middle School Commons. They receive an award to take home, and their name is engraved on a perpetual plaque that hangs on the wall in the Jo Anne Matson Administrative Center Boardroom throughout the year.
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Superintendent's Message

February / March 2017
The first half of the academic school year is now behind us, as well as our successful bond election (67.5% approval). As planned, we were able to sell half of our bonds on December 13. The rates were good, and our credit rating was strong. Now the real work begins as we enter the planning, design, and development stage to prepare for construction. Remember, we have some very large projects and they cannot all happen at once so we will be in the construction mode for the next 5 - 7 years. It is incredibly exciting, but will also be a little disruptive and sometimes a mess in the middle. Your patience and understanding of temporary inconveniences will be appreciated as we all keep our eyes on the prize of each respective project as it occurs over time. The initial projects that will break ground in late spring/early summer will be the new “state of the art” STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Lab at Washington High School and the demolition and replacement of a new and larger gymnasium at Ford Middle School.
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