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District seeks citizens interested in being on pro or con committee for upcoming bond
07/25/2016
Franklin Pierce School District will have a bond measure on the November 8, 2016 ballot. For more information about the bond, please visit www.fpschools.org/bond Franklin Pierce School District is seeking applications from citizens interested in being appointed to a committee to write the pro/con statements for the Pierce County Local Voters’ Pamphlet related to the District’s upcoming bond ballot measure to be considered at the November 8, 2016 General election. Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Willie Painter at (253) 298-3087 or via email at wpainter@fpschools.org by August 1, 2016. The District will submit the pro/con committee appointments to Pierce County Elections Division on August 2.
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summer lunch
Summer lunch details now available
06/17/2016
Franklin Pierce School's Nutrition Services department will be coordinating four summer meal sites in the community. Free lunch will be available to all children 18 years old and younger at four locations, Monday through Friday, from June 27th through August 5th.
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Washington High wins grant that will provide solar panels
05/25/2016
Washington High School recently learned that they are a recipient of a solar energy grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce's Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant Program. The grant awarded to the school was one of only two grants awarded to school districts in the state. The solar grant will enable the district to procure and install a 20kW photovoltaic solar panel array together with the utility tie-in on the roof of the Washington High School 900 building. The 900 building is also the recipient of the recently announced STEM Pilot Facilities Grant administered by OSPI that will pay for the renovation and expansion of the building.
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Washington High School wins $4.3 million STEM facilities grant
05/23/2016
Washington High School has won $4.3 million through the Washington Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Pilot Facilities grant the Washington Legislature appropriated during their last regular session. The grant will pay for an addition to the 900 building, and will include a complete renovation of the existing building. The learning spaces created by this grant will accommodate aerospace manufacturing, computer-aided design (CAD), and a larger-than-typical collaborative classroom in which biology, chemistry, physics and engineering classes can be taught.
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District receives clean audit by Washington State Auditor's Office
05/23/2016
The Washington State Auditor's Office recently conducted an audit of the school district's financial statements and federal grant compliance for 2014-2015. There were no findings in the audit.
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jazz festival
District Jazz Festival on May 19
05/13/2016
Join us on Thursday, May 19 for the District Jazz Festival, featuring the jazz bands from Keithley, Ford, Washington, Franklin Pierce, and the Supt. Troupe! The concert starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Washington High School Theater. Admission is free! When: Thursday, May 19th @ 7pm Where: Washington High School Performing Arts Center Admission: FREE!
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Superintendent's Message

Hewins
June/July 2016
05/24/2016
Until about 1980, America’s public schoolteachers were iconic everyday heroes painted with a kind of Norman Rockwell patina—generally respected because they helped most kids learn to read, write and successfully join society. Such teachers made possible at least the idea of a vibrant democracy. Since that time, what a turnaround: We’re now told, relentlessly, that bad-apple schoolteachers have wrecked K-12 education, that their unions keep legions of incompetent educators in classrooms, that part of the solution is more private charter schools, and that teachers as well as entire schools lack accountability. This manufactured myth of failing public schools has caused harm and turmoil as well as the current national shortage of teachers we are now experiencing. Why would any intelligent young person want to go into a profession that is constantly demeaned and criticized?
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