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FMS band receives high marks at contest
04/27/2015
Ford Middle School’s eighth grade band received the distinguished honor of an overall superior rating at the Mountain Region Band Contest on Tuesday, April 21. The event was held at Woodbrook Middle School. Congratulations, T-Birds!
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FPHS student performs well at solo contest
04/27/2015
Cassidy Barrows represented Franklin Pierce High School at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest held at Central Washington University on Saturday, April 25th. She performed a timpani solo. She represented the school and district well! She earned two superior ratings and one excellent. Way to go Cassidy!
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Eat Together, Eat Better
04/15/2015
WSU Pierce County Extension Food $ense offers a 3-lesson nutrition series that involves meal preparation that focuses on celebrating family mealtimes. Class activities are designed for both parent and child participation.
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Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA)

FPS 2030: Capital Facilities Planning

FPS 2030

Superintendent's Message

Dr. Hewins
April/May 2015
04/01/2015
In the world of education, if I can quote from a Bob Dylan song, “These are strange days, indeed!” Approximately 52 million children attend schools in the U.S. (over one million in WA State) with more than 90% of those children attending public schools. Despite clear data to the contrary, groups known as “reformers” with corporate interests in mind continue to characterize public schools as failing, demonize teachers, criticize students and have convinced many of the media to jump on the bandwagon. Do many schools across the country need to improve? Absolutely! Are we seeing the end of public schools in the U.S.? Absolutely not!
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