April/May 2019

April/May 2019
Posted on 03/29/2019
Supt. Goodpaster 2018

Greetings Franklin Pierce families and community members

It is hard to believe that my first year as superintendent is in the final stretch! As we finish out the month of March and transition into spring, our focus on equity and engaging all students in rigorous, relevant, high-quality work continues.  High school student-led conferences recently occurred, and seniors are gearing up for portfolio presentations in April and May. Soon students in most grade levels will demonstrate their mastery of academic material through Washington State standardized testing.

For those of you with five or soon-to-be five-year olds, kindergarten registration began April 1 in our elementary schools.  Please visit your kindergarten’s school soon to register your student so we can plan accordingly for next year.  Speaking of next year, our 2019-20 calendar will be available after spring break.  We apologize for a slight delay in releasing the calendar. We’ve altered our calendars slightly over the next few years to accommodate our new school construction.

A new community engagement tradition, Soup with the Supt., kicked off in March. This recurring evening event is an informal means to share a meal, hear from the me about important issues in the district, and discuss strategies to help us all support our students. As many of you recall, the community passed a bond in November of 2016 to fund several construction projects. The first of these projects have now been completed.  We hope you will join us at our next Soup night on April 17 at 6 p.m. for food and conversation about projects and timelines related to the bond and remaining projects. This evening event will be held in the Ford Middle School Commons.

Thank you for your ongoing support. My first year has been remarkable in part because of the wonderful relationships I have formed in the community. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions for me or ideas regarding how we can serve our community better.


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