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summer reading
Pierce County Library invites you to participate in their summer reading program
The school year is almost over! Don't fear! The Pierce County Library System has a fantastic summer reading program for ALL ages!
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Washington High wins league sportsmanship award
Congratulations, Patriots! Washington High School has won the 2014-2015 2A South Puget Sound League (SPSL) Sportsmanship Award. The school that receives the most sportsmanship votes throughout the year from other league teams wins this honor. Only one school in the league at the 2A level receives this honor per year.
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Congratulations, graduates!
Over 500 graduates of Franklin Pierce High, Washington High, GATES High, New Pathways, and Open Doors walked across the stage on Saturday, June 6. Congrats, grads!
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Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA)

FPS 2030: Capital Facilities Planning

FPS 2030

Superintendent's Message

Dr. Hewins
May/June 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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