The April 19 story “Grant aims to curb dropouts” said that Sacajawea Middle School student Brent Montgomery had dropped out of school in January. However, the student is still enrolled at Sacajawea, said district spokeswoman Diane Turner. By law, students cannot drop out of school until age 16, Turner said. The Mirror regrets the error.
Keeping our kids safe
“Keeping Kids Safe in Our Community” is a parent-student forum hosted by the Decatur High School PTA and Federal Way Police Department. The event runs 7 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the Decatur library, 2800 S.W. 320th St. Topics include automobiles, parties, drugs, gangs and more.
TAF Academy gets principal
The Federal Way School Board appointed Laura Davis Brown as principal of the Technology Access Foundation Academy (TAF Academy), effective July 1, 2008.
The TAF Academy, a specialized school focusing on math, science, engineering and technology, will open for its first year in the fall on the campus of Totem Middle School.
For more information, visit www.techaccess.org.
Performing arts center
Federal Way’s grass-roots coalition to build a performing arts center will meet at 7 p.m. April 24 at City Hall, 33325 8th Ave. S.A potential facility site, how to utilize the $500,000 awarded by the Legislature to the project, and organization of a private fundraising campaign will be discussed. For more information, call Scott Pingel at (253) 835-2403.
Hylebos Day on May 3
The Federal Way City Council declared the first Saturday in May to be Hylebos Day in Federal Way. Annually, the city will recognize this day as a chance to appreciate the Hylebos Wetlands and the efforts of Friends of the Hylebos to preserve and restore 745 acres of the Hylebos Creek. Friends of the Hylebos was created 25 years ago by Federal Way residents and leaders.
A celebration will be held May 3 at the West Hylebos Wetlands Park. More details will be available. To learn more, contact Chris Carrel at firstname.lastname@example.org or (253) 874-2005.
Decatur Auto Tech program
The Decatur High School Automotive Technology program earned a four-star rating by the EnviroStars program. The program recognizes businesses for reducing, recycling and properly managing hazardous wastes. Businesses are given a rating of two to five stars. For more information, visit www.envirostars.com.
Ivar’s is seeking nominations for “clamtastic” teachers from Federal Way in honor of May’s National Teacher Appreciation Month. Two grand prize winners will receive $250 gift cards toward school supplies and a visit by Ivar’s dancing clam. Prizes for first and second place will also be awarded.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are asked to nominate their favorite teacher at the Federal Way Ivar’s location or online at www.ivars.net.
The 40th annual Masonic school awards will be presented to 10 high school juniors from Fife and 40 from Federal Way during a ceremony at 7 p.m. April 30 at the Thornton F. McElroy Lodge, 1700 S. 340th St., Federal Way. The top 10 will each receive a $500 bond. To learn more, e-mail email@example.com or call (253) 839-7563.