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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 ... It was Christmas 2014, and both Josh and Spencer Smith, returned to Federal Way. Spencer had just finished finals.

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 ...

High School senior faces deportation after Canada day-trip

May 30, 2017 by KGMI

KGMIFEDERAL WAY, Wash. (AP) – A Senior at Decatur High School in Federal Way is detained and facing deportation after what was supposed to be a quick day-trip to Vancouver, BC. Kevin Kim, his mother and his 13-year-old brother drove into Canada last ...

Young and the homeless in Federal Way

May 26, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorShe attended Decatur High School for most of her high school career but graduated from Tukwila's Foster High School with good grades in June 2015. Few students who have been homeless are that fortunate. According to the U.S. Department of Education, ...

School district recognizes Rotarians

May 24, 2017 by Federal Way Mirror

Federal Way MirrorThe Rotary Club of Federal Way was honored by Superintendent Dr. Tammy Campbell at the 2017 Washington Association of School Administrators Community Recognition Awards for the significant contributions its members have made toward improving the lives ...

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 ... from high ...

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

Jason 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.

Kirk named athletic director at South Kitsap High School

August 5, 2016 by Kitsap Sun

Kitsap SunHe's also served on the athletic leadership team in the Federal Way School District and as athletic director at Decatur High School. Kirk replaces Ed Santos, who stepped down after 11 seasons as South Kitsap's athletic director in order to return to ...

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