Celebrate completion of Federal Way High School at Dec. 5 grand opening

Event will feature community tours, scholar art exhibit, performances and more.

The community is invited to attend a grand opening celebration to mark the completion of the multi-phase Federal Way High School construction project. This is another exciting opportunity for the community to experience the new state-of-the-art school, and see the new gym and theater, which were completed in the final phase. Save the date for Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 4–7 p.m.

The grand opening will begin with a ribbon cutting, followed by community tours of the new facility. Another highlight will be a scholar art exhibit featuring artwork from elementary and secondary scholars throughout the district. A select number of attendees will also have the opportunity to see performances featuring the rich arts programs from each of the district’s high schools, in the new state-of- the-art theater. The program begins at 6 p.m.

Many community members attended the formal ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 21, 2016. Community tours of the new building were also made available in October 2016 and April 2017.

In February 2017, over 3,000 students, staff, families and community members attended the first annual STEM Exploration Night at the new FWHS.

The grand opening of FWHS on Dec. 5 will mark completion of the final items of this multi- phase project including the theatre, landscaping, food services, athletic fields, parking lots and gym.

Oct. 17, 2016 marked the first day in the new classrooms at FWHS. Since then, scholars have experienced learning in an environment designed to help them compete for, and succeed in, 21st century jobs. Performing arts scholars will enjoy the theatre space as they learn everything from building props to closing the curtains after a performance. In the new gym, an entire room is dedicated to health and sports medicine, which will prepare scholars who aspire to pursue careers in thisfield. The gym will include space for the AFJROTC program, including a large utility room where students can practice drills indoors.

The FWHS construction project wouldn’t have been possible without the community’s support.