Welcome to our news blog! There are great things happening throughout our district on a daily basis. Check this page to read some of the highlights and celebrations of the great work our students and staff are producing.


8th Annual Science and Technology Showcase

posted Jan 24, 2017, 11:04 AM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Jan 24, 2017, 11:05 AM ]

8th Annual Science and Technology Showcase


The Science and Technology Showcase will take place on Thursday, February 2nd from 6-8 PM at Columbia Junior High. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the outstanding work of students and staff from across the Fife School District. 

This exciting evening will showcase science projects, provide an wide array of the technology students use in classes and clubs, and demonstrate Fife School District’s commitment to innovation and learning. 

 Please join us for a fun evening for all! 

Message Regarding Clowns

posted Oct 7, 2016, 11:06 AM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Oct 7, 2016, 11:06 AM ]

October 7, 2016

Dear Fife Families,

By now, most of you are aware of the social media fueled anxiety regarding “creepy clowns” and, while there have been incidents that have disrupted school operations in surrounding districts, we have not experienced similar incidents.

As always, we take our paramount duty seriously, ensuring the safety of our staff and students.  Working with Fife and Milton law enforcement, we will continue monitoring this situation.

We appreciate the support and communication we have with our community and parents. Parents can assist us by reminding your child(ren) about internet safety and appropriate use of social media.

To repeat, the safety and security of our students and staff is our first priority.  We have had no incidents, nor reports of ‘creepy clowns’, and our communication with our local law enforcement agencies is ongoing.

Thank you,

Kevin Alfano, Superintendent Fife Public Schools


SAFE DRINKING WATER IN FIFE SCHOOLS

posted May 26, 2016, 9:20 AM by Elaine Smith

There currently is no mandate for school districts to conduct testing for the presence of lead in drinking water at school facilities. In response to recent findings and concerns in other school districts in our area, Fife School District tested water for lead in all our buildings. Samples were taken from a cross section of sources of drinking and cooking water at all Fife School District locations on May 12 & 13, 2016. Results of testing of those samples was received from the certified and accredited testing laboratory on May 20, 2016.

The Washington State Department of Health recommended "take action" level for lead in drinking water is 20 parts per billion. EPA recommends “take action” at 15 ppb for public water suppliers. In light of recent concerns, some school districts have adopted the lower limit out of an abundance of caution.

Of the samples drawn from district faucets, drinking fountains, sinks, and classroom “bubblers”, none of those samples showed test results at or close to either of the "take action" levels.The summary report is available for viewing via the link below.

While Fife School District is pleased with these initial results, a plan is being developed for additional future routine testing to continue to ensure that our drinking water is safe for all. 

If you have any questions, please contact Dan Lea, Manager of Maintenance and Operations at (253) 517-1000.

Preview Secondary ELA Curriculum Materials

posted May 17, 2016, 5:51 PM by Elaine Smith   [ updated May 17, 2016, 5:53 PM ]

Our Secondary ELA Adoption Committee is making the following materials available for community review, Please click this link or stop by the district office to see the materials displayed in our lobby.



Active Shooter Training

posted May 2, 2016, 8:29 AM by Elaine Smith   [ updated May 2, 2016, 8:29 AM ]

Dear Community -


On Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Fife High School will be participating in a training exercise to better prepare the school and community in the unlikely situation involving an active shooter. This training will occur between 7:40 AM and 11:30 AM.


There may be various noises & vehicles associated with this drill. We don’t want you to be alarmed but to be aware that this is only an emergency drill.


This drill is being conducted in partnership with the Fife and Milton Police Departments and various regional agencies.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Ben Ramirez at 253 517-1000.  

7th Annual Science & Technology Showcase

posted Jan 5, 2016, 1:06 PM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Jan 5, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

January 28 | 6-8 PM | CJH

This longstanding tradition is finally here!  The 2015-2016 Science and Technology Showcase will take place on Thursday, January 28th, 2016, and we hope you will join us as we celebrate the outstanding work of students and staff from across the Fife School District.  


This exciting evening will showcase science projects, provide array of the technology students use in classes and clubs, and demonstrate Fife School District’s commitment to innovation and learning.  Please join us for a fun evening for all!



New School Zone Cameras

posted Aug 27, 2015, 8:27 PM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Aug 27, 2015, 8:28 PM ]

Please view the video below for information regarding City of Fife's new School Zone Cameras. 

Fill The Classroom Supply Drive

posted Jul 14, 2015, 9:03 AM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Jul 14, 2015, 9:03 AM ]

We are so fortunate to have such an amazing community supporting our schools! Several parents have organized to help gather school supplies for families in need. See the flyers below for all the information you need to join in the fun and on behalf of the many students you will be helping let us be the first to say, "THANK YOU!!!!"

The group will be accepting donations at Milton Days on August 15 and 16 as well as at the following locations: Les Schwab in Edgewood, Haggen's, Safeway, Milton  Activity Center and Fife City Hall.


Fife's Centennial Celebration Has Begun...

posted Jul 7, 2015, 1:05 PM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Jul 7, 2015, 1:06 PM ]

Please join us!


Congratulations District Employees of the Year!

posted Apr 28, 2015, 11:40 AM by Elaine Smith   [ updated Apr 28, 2015, 1:39 PM ]

Congratulations to Yelena Nastyuk and Jeanette Lundeen who last night were named our 2015 District Employees of the Year! Both of these employees exemplify the dedication, expertise, and teamwork found throughout our district.

Yelena Nastyuk is a custodian at Alice V. Hedden Elementary School. In answering what gives her the most satisfaction in her job, Yelena wrote:

I am grateful to God that He sent me here doing this job. This school and team who work here are wonderful! Thanks to their hard work, effort, time, patience and wisdom, our kids become well educated. And I hope that by doing my job right, keeping the school clean and organized, I also make them happy and satisfied. For me, it also brings great pleasure to be useful to kids as well and especially joyful receiving their "Thank You" post cards delivered to my mailbox, which has been written with their adorable handwriting with grammar mistakes, it brings me to tears.

Jeanette Lundeen is a preschool teacher at Discovery Primary School. When asked to talk about her job she shared these thoughts:

When people hear the word "teachers," they think of an adult who occupation or role is to instruct others or to teach others. This is certainly true of this profession, but I propose that I have learned so much from the students and families that I have worked with during the many years in Fife. 

My students and families come to me with a range of ability levels and backgrounds. Upon entering my class, they all undergo standardized assessment and form this testing, they qualify for special education with delays in one or more areas of development. Many have also recently received or are in the midst of receiving a medical diagnosis. Families are often struggling with the emotions that come with learning that their child has a delay or the diagnosis of autism, ADHD or other medical condition. I have learned from these families, that a part of my job is not to just educate their child, but to work and support families in a partnership with them, to help their child learn, grow and become more independent. 

I work with the greatest team of people I know. They care about kids and families and often go above and beyond their job description to serve them. Sir Winston Churchill once said, "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." The team at Discovery and the Fife Family do more than earn a living, we touch our community and enrich families through knowledge and compassion. I am proud and honored to be a part of that team.

We are proud and honored to have these two ladies represent our district!

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