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White House Drug Policy Office Awards $625,000 to Franklin Pierce Youth First
Michael Botticelli, Acting Director of the Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 680 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants, totaling $84 million, to communities across the country. One of the recipients is Franklin Pierce Youth First, a responsive, compassionate, and committed school - community partnership organization that advocates for all Franklin Pierce School District’s youth and families.
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2014-2015 Daffodil Princesses
FPHS and WHS select this year's Daffodil Princesses
Following highly competitive Daffodil Princess judging events, Franklin Pierce High and Washington High have chosen their respective Daffodil Princesses for the 2014-2015 school year. Tia Robbins from Franklin Pierce High and Sharon Washington from Washington High will represent their school at dozens of community events throughout the year.
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District signs Pathways to Promise partnership with UW-Tacoma
Franklin Pierce Schools and the University of Washington Tacoma have agreed to a new "Pathway to Promise" partnership that will expand post-secondary educational opportunities for all Franklin Pierce School District graduates. The partnership will enable Franklin Pierce School District graduates to automatically be accepted as freshmen at the UW Tacoma campus if they meet agreed upon admission requirements.
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"Beating the Odds"

Superintendent's Message

Dr. Frank Hewins
Sept./Oct. 2014
Happy New Year! The 2014-15 School Year is fully underway. Students excitedly arrived on September 2nd to be greeted by their smiling and highly qualified teachers, 83 of whom are new to our district. Our support staff worked throughout the summer to have our buildings prepared and ready to go. We added 10 new classrooms to our elementary campuses along with new teachers to go with them in order to address the reduction of class size at the Kindergarten and 1st grade levels. The office area at Collins Elementary was updated and reconfigured this summer to enhance efficiency and office staff line of sight that will improve the safety of the building. High tech learning walls were added to the second four elementary schools (Christensen, Collins, Harvard & Midland). The Keithley Middle School cafeteria renovation is getting closer to completion and looks fantastic.
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