Senior Countdown

Fife High School Class of 2022 Info

February 2022

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Your Last Semester at FHS

Seniors,

You are now on the home stretch towards graduation, your final semester is here. Graduation is June 14th at 6:30PM at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup. All the details and logistics of graduation can seem overwhelming, but don't worry we are here to help you each step of the way. Here are some thoughts to help you get organized:


What should I have done already?

  • Completed your FAFSA or WASFA (Required for Fife Scholarship Foundation)
  • Ordered your Cap and Gown
  • Started plans for your next step after high school (college applications, military, apprenticeship, job applications, etc.)

What are your next steps?

  • Be sure to to have completed your Xello lessons for your High School and Beyond Plan
  • Complete your Fife Scholarship Application (opens March 1)
  • Work hard in your classes to ensure you meet credit requirements
  • Make sure you have completed your WA State History requirement

What is on the horizon?

  • In April we begin a series of senior meetings with myself and Mrs. Thomas to guide graduates through the last couple months leading to graduation.
  • Be looking for information regarding Prom, Spring Fling, Honor Grad Night, Senior Awards Night, Decision Day, Grad Night Party, and other senior activities.


In this edition of Senior Countdown be sure to check out some save the date information, reminders from Jostens, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, as well as information helpful to seniors.


Congrats on making it this far Class of 2022, lets finish strong.


Mr. Bakke

A message from Jostens:

Hello Seniors and families of the class of 2022:

Graduation will be here sooner than we think and what a momentous occasion to celebrate. If you have not placed your order it is not too late. Please visit us at www.tinurl.com/fhsjostens to place your order. If you would like to receive your cap and gown during the delivery in late March or Early April, please order no later than March 15, 2022. Also, if you are interested in a class ring, at the checkout screen enter code OFFER40 and see if your ring qualifies for $40 off. Letter jacket can still be ordered at: https://gradautojostens.typeform.com/to/HLPq8oDF

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Save the Date for Prom 2022!

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Grad Night Updates and Upcoming Events


The Grad Night Invitation/Google Form has been emailed to your student's @fifeschools.com email address.


SAVE THE DATES!

Upcoming FHS Boosters Class of 22 Grad Night Spirit Nights (order online/pickup or dine in)!!

  • Red Robin, Federal Way - Monday, February 14th 5-9pm
  • MOD Pizza, Federal Way - Sunday, March 20th 10:30am- 10pm


Don't Forget!!

Our Get ‘em Trojans items are available NOW!!

  • 1x 2” decals (ideal for stainless steel water bottles) $1/ea
  • 3"x3" car air freshener (nu car scent) $2/ea

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It's not too late to apply for college! See Mrs. Thomas if you need help.

Financial Aid Info

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Dear Seniors and Senior Families!


Do you need help completing your Financial Aid application? Our FHS Career & College Specialist, Mrs. Thomas, is a great resource to help walk you through the application. She can be reached at cthomas@fifeschools.com or by stopping by her office in the library either during FLEX, lunch, or before/after school. More information can also be found on her website at tinyurl.com/fhsaid. Contact Mrs. Thomas at cthomas@fifeschools.com for more information.

WSAC Financial Aid Workshops

WSAC’s 12th Year Campaign is hosting free, virtual financial aid events. The next event is coming up on February 22. More information, including other events and registration, can be found on our events website.

Scholarship Information

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Other Opportunities for Seniors

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Interested in the Healthcare Industry? Checkout this GREAT opportunity!

Are you planning on going into medicine? Being a nurse, doctor, radiologist, hospital administration, etc?


Checkout COPE Scholars in partnership with Multicare & Swedish Medical Centers through the Puget Sound. Go to https://copehealthscholars.org/, @westwahealthscholars, or contact Kylei.Harrison@multicare.org for more information. Mrs. Thomas at FHS can also help answer questions.

Interested in Applying to Green River College? Check this opportunity out!

Attend the upcoming Ready Set College workshop on February 3 from 6-7:30pm. Choose from four workshops from experts in college & career pathways, funding, and college readiness so you can be prepared for what comes next.
Washington College Grant

Get Money for College or Job Training With Washington College Grant

Washington College Grant (WCG) gives more money to more people for more kinds of education and training beyond high school. WCG is not reserved for valedictorians or athletes—it is available to all eligible Washington residents, including undocumented students. If you meet the residency and income requirements, you have money waiting for you.

Washington College Grant can help you access many types of education and training:

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Workforce and training programs
  • Approved apprenticeship programs

WCG amounts vary based on income, family size, and program cost. An eligible student from a family of four with income of $56,000 or less per year would get a full award. What does that mean? For example, public college tuition would likely be free for a family with three children and a single parent making $25 per hour. For middle-income families, grant amounts are lower. But even someone from a family of four making up to $102,000 per year can get some money to help pay for college or training.

Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WCG award, but the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to apply for financial aid. Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open.

Washington College Grant helps make college or job training affordable. Learn more at wsac.wa.gov/WCG.

Passport to Careers Supports Students Who Have Been Homeless or in Foster Care

Have you been in foster care? Or were you homeless without a parent or guardian? The Passport to Careers program helps Washington students who have been homeless or in foster care prepare for careers.

Eligible students can get money to put toward the costs of earning a college certificate or degree, or to help pay for job training through a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship program. Passport also connects you with experts to help answer questions and navigate your pathway.

Visit the online Passport Guide to learn more about Passport to Careers, including eligibility information, details of how to apply, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to additional resources.

Preparing for college or career training on your own can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! There are people and programs available to help. Learn more and get support.

Fife High School

Our Mission: To be a school that prepares all students for life beyond high school by developing their mind, body, and character