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Federal Way fall prep sports teams have high hopes for this season

September 1, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorCoach Andrew Buchan also has four nephews in Federal Way schools who will be playing tennis: Pona Rosa and Kana Rosa are freshmen twins on his team, and Elden Buchan and Jacob Buchan are sophomore twins at Decatur, both of whom were ...

Federal Way Track Club celebrating 40 years

August 11, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorIt was first all high school, but then it naturally grew into middle school and high school.” Tight, in 1994, handed over the head coaching duties to Genest, who ran track and field at Eastern Washington, then went on to coach at Federal Way High ...

Smith hopes to construct a legacy by his late father's example

July 16, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorHe followed both to Decatur High School, where Sean Smith taught engineering and Josh Smith was a senior. Like their father, both Smith brothers dreamed of being ... NO TIME TO CELEBRATE. It was Christmas 2014, and both Josh and Spencer Smith, returned ...

Graduation another big milestone for Decatur High senior Kim Brainard

June 17, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorKim then returned to Washington and underwent chemotherapy at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma. When Kim was first diagnosed with cancer, Tom Brainard and his wife ... Brainard said she never thought about her own journey with cancer as a ...

Federal Way school board to vote on $450 million bond for ballot

June 9, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way Mirror“We're able to do this and come up with a financial package that builds on our financial stability,” Campbell said, adding the district has been good stewards over past bonds and is preparing to pay them off in addition to Federal Way High School's six ...

Young and the homeless in Federal Way

May 26, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorSarah C. had a counselor who regularly came to her school, but she never felt comfortable talking to teachers about her problems until she met Laurie Beaver, a career and technical education teacher at Decatur High School. “She was my career choice ...

Drunk driver who killed two teens charged for not using interlock device

May 8, 2017 by KIRO Seattle

KIRO SeattleA Kirkland man, convicted of vehicular homicide for killing two Federal Way teens, is charged for driving a vehicle without an interlock device. Alexander Peder, 57, was found guilty of driving drunk and crashing into a car killing Decatur High School ...

Ponce leads Federal Way past Decatur with two home runs

March 24, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorFederal Way baseball coaches and players know their third baseman Brandham Ponce only as “Ponce.” When he does something spectacular, ... The Eagles' prized prospect was untouchable in Federal Way's 14-6 win over the Decatur Golden Gators, Thursday, at ...

Federal Way girl back to active self after scoliosis surgery, bone graft

February 14, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorWhat was expected to be a routine physical for track turned into a painful 9-month ordeal for Federal Way teen Zamora Simpson this past year. Not only was the Decatur High School student shocked to learn she had scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the ...

Federal Way teens graduate from the Washington Youth Academy

January 16, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorCadets from each corner of the state attend the free residential school in Bremerton geared at teaching teens discipline and helping them recover credits so they can go back to high school and earn a diploma or seek an alternative path to finish their ...

Federal Way high schools schedule FAFSA/WASFA completion week

November 30, 2016 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorIn December, each of the Federal Way Public Schools high schools will be offering financial aid application support to student scholars and families. As part of the district's new strategic plan, the district is measuring the percent of scholars who ...

Federal Way school district reaches 80 percent graduation rate

November 14, 2016 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorAccording to the district's four-year cohort data for the class of 2016, 81.8 percent of students graduated from Decatur High School, 78.1 percent from Federal Way High School, 83.4 percent from Thomas Jefferson High School, 86.4 percent from Todd ...

Judge rules teen suspected of Federal Way murder will be tried as adult

November 10, 2016 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorAccording to prosecutors, Tacoma resident Diante Pellum, 15, murdered 16-year-old Wesley Gennings, a Federal Way resident and Decatur High School student, on Feb. 13. Pellum, who was 14 when he was arrested after turning himself in, was charged ...

Jason Anthony 'Jake' Ley March 1, 1970 — Oct. 21, 2016

November 3, 2016 by Nisqually Valley News

Nisqually Valley NewsJason was born on March 1, 1970 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a 1988 graduate of Decatur High School in Federal Way, Washington, and went on to earn an associate's degree from Highline Community College, adding many computer certifications.

High schoolers with first chance to vote discuss Presidential election

October 19, 2016 by KING5.com

KING5.comFEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- They are the next generation of American voters: High school seniors. And just like those of us who are eligible to vote, they have opinions about how this Presidential election season is playing out. Members of the Decatur High ...

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