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Construction Projects in Federal Way Public Schools

May 2019 Construction Updates

We’re moving through the design process for the first six schools to be rebuilt thanks to voter approval of the school construction bond in Nov. 2017, and we're excited to break ground on our first three schools this summer! More information is below.

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Thomas Jefferson High School

You're invited to join us on May 28, 2019, from 6–8 p.m., for a Bond Update Meeting at Thomas Jefferson High School. During this meeting, you'll have the opportunity to see the latest designs of the new school and learn more about this construction project.


You may notice some work happening at Thomas Jefferson High School after students leave campus this summer. From June through August 2019, construction crews will be on site preparing for construction by conducting some preliminary site work. Construction will begin this winter. More information will be coming soon at www.fwps.org/bondnews

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Totem Middle School and Star Lake Elementary

We are committed to engaging our community as we rebuild these two schools. We've held held ten community meetings about this project since May 2018, and we’ve heard from hundreds of neighbors, staff, students and families about Totem Middle School and Star Lake Elementary. Thank you to all who have shared your voice throughout this process. You provide a valuable perspective as we continue through the design process of these two schools and prepare for the start of construction in spring 2020.

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Mirror Lake, Wildwood, and Lake Grove Elementary

We’re starting a new chapter at Lake Grove, Wildwood and Mirror Lake Elementary Schools, with brand-new buildings that promise to be a great improvement, with more room, improved security, greater functionality, and increased flexibility moving forward.


Join us as we celebrate the start of construction on these new schools! The groundbreaking ceremonies will take place at the school sites during June 10 – 12.


Wildwood Elementary • June 10, 2019, 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Mirror Lake Elementary • June 11, 2019, 3:15–4:15 p.m.

Lake Grove Elementary • June 12, 2019, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Bond Update Meeting at Thomas Jefferson High School

Tuesday, May 28th, 6-8pm

4248 South 288th Street

Auburn, WA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Groundbreaking at Wildwood Elementary

Monday, June 10th, 3:15-4:15pm

2405 South 300th Street

Federal Way, WA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Groundbreaking at Mirror Lake Elementary

Tuesday, June 11th, 3:15-4:15pm

625 South 314th Street

Federal Way, WA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Groundbreaking at Lake Grove Elementary

Wednesday, June 12th, 4-5pm

303 Southwest 308th Street

Federal Way, WA

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