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Leave your bags at home, Foster High School students are taking a trip around the world to explore diverse cultures and cuisines with celebrity chefs right from the comfort of the school cafeteria.

Tukwila, WA — October 2023– For many students, the school cafeteria is their first opportunity to taste and learn about foods from cultures beyond their own family's recipes. In partnership with food service provider Chartwells K12, Foster High School has introduced an exciting new program, "Global Eats," designed to bring the world's flavors to the cafeteria. The program offers students an educational and culinary journey through countries like China, India, Italy, and Mexico.

On October 17th, Global Eats landed in the school cafeteria, offering students a unique opportunity to explore the rich and authentic tastes of Indian cuisine. This experience allowed them to broaden their cultural horizons and savor India's magical flavors, all within their school's familiar setting. Students delighted in sampling a refreshing mango lassi smoothie and flavorful basil-curried chickpeas. These mouthwatering dishes, created in collaboration with renowned celebrity Chef Aarti Sequeira, winner of the sixth season of The Next Food Network Star, left a lasting impression on the students.

"Growing up in Dubai, all my friends were from all over the world, which meant when I went over to their homes for dinner, I got to learn and understand their culture and heritage in an active, fun, and delicious way! I'm so excited about Global Eats! We get to offer that same experience to the next generation, which is vital because I firmly believe that when we break bread together, we knit our spirits together too," said Chef Aarti Sequeira.

We are looking forward to visiting more countries this school year through our Global Eats program.

About Chartwells K12: Chartwells K12 is committed to enhancing the school dining experience and promoting healthy, diverse, and exciting food options for students. With years of culinary and educational expertise, Chartwells K12 delivers customized dining programs to all sizes and types of schools.

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On September 29th, students from various high schools attended the Green Jobs Green Futures Summit, an eye-opening event held at the Fremont Foundry in Seattle. This unique summit was hosted by King County and featured a Green Industry Showcase that allowed students to explore the promising world of green economy industry sectors.

The Green Industry Showcase was a highlight of the event, featuring immersive and interactive demo stations where students could get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technologies. They engaged in various activities and had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals to learn about future career prospects and to ask questions.

One delightful surprise of the day was the availability of free ice cream, adding to the fun and excitement of the summit. The event saw a significant turnout, with Foster High School (FHS) being the largest group in attendance, bringing a total of 51 enthusiastic students.

Apart from the valuable experiences gained, students walked away with gift bags and business cards, building connections with professionals in the field. This event provided our students with a new perspective on green jobs and the exciting opportunities available in our region's growing green economy.

We extend our gratitude to all who made this field trip a success, giving our students a chance to explore, learn, and connect in the dynamic world of green jobs and industries.

Foster High School Science Teacher Receives Yale Educator Award
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Mr. Tim Renz of Foster High School has been recognized by the Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recipient of the 2023 Yale Educator Award.

The Yale Educator Recognition Program recognizes outstanding educators from around the world who support and inspire their students to perform at high levels and to achieve excellence. Of this year's 385 nominees, who represent 43 states and 28 countries, 80 teachers and 32 counselors were selected to receive the award. Matriculating students were invited to nominate high school educators, and a committee of Yale admissions officers reviewed each nomination individually and selected recipients. In September, the winners were sent their awards with congratulatory letters, and administrators of the high schools were notified of their achievement.

The Yale Admissions Office attributes the exceptional quality of the Yale student body to educators like these recipients of the 2023 Yale Educator Award, who shape their students long before they attend Yale. The Admissions Office is proud to thank Mr. Renz and all educators for their ongoing efforts in motivating and supporting their students.

Foster Bulldog Day
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Happy August, Bulldogs! Please join us for our annual Bulldog Day on Thursday, August 31 from 9:30 - 2:30 in the FHS Commons.

Summer Resource Festival
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Saturday, August 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Foster High School (4242 S. 144th Street)


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