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We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Preston Hopp, a senior at Foster High School, for his outstanding achievement in making it to the prestigious Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) All-State Wind Symphony this year!

Over President’s Day Weekend, Preston had the incredible opportunity to join a select group of talented musicians from across Washington State. Under the guidance of Dr. Kaitlin Bove from Diablo Valley College, the Wind Symphony delivered breathtaking performances, showcasing a diverse repertoire that included a Suite of Squamish Music.

Preston's dedication and musical prowess shone brightly as he secured the 1st chair position in his section, among eleven exceptionally talented young musicians. His remarkable talent even earned him a small solo during the performance!

Reflecting on his experience, Preston shared, "I had a great experience. It was a lot of fun to play with such a big band and get to know people from all over the state. I wore my cross-country sweatshirt and met some people that run for other schools. This was such a cool experience, and I'm really glad I chose to audition. I wish I had done it sooner."

Preston's journey to the All-State Wind Symphony not only exemplifies his musical excellence but also highlights the power of stepping out of one's comfort zone and embracing new opportunities. His enthusiasm and dedication serve as an inspiration to his peers and the entire community.

As a district, we take immense pride in Preston's achievement and commend him for his hard work, talent, and commitment to excellence. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Preston and wish him continued success in all his future endeavors.

Let's join together in celebrating Preston Hopp's remarkable accomplishment and in recognizing the importance of supporting and nurturing the arts within our schools and communities.

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Let's give a resounding cheer for the Foster High School Cheer Team as they showcase their unparalleled talent and spirit at the State Competition in February! 📣💪

With their dynamic and innovative "Stomp & Shake" style, the Foster HS Cheer Team dazzled on the competition floor, capturing the attention and admiration of all in attendance. Their unique approach not only set them apart but also exemplified their dedication to pushing the boundaries of traditional cheerleading.

A special round of applause goes to the Co-Ed team for adding that extra flair and bringing their A-game to the competition! 🌟 Their synchronized routines, infectious energy, and unwavering teamwork truly showcased the strength and unity of the Foster HS Cheer program.

In the face of intense competition, the Foster HS Cheer Team exemplified resilience, determination, and sportsmanship, embodying the true spirit of champions. Their commitment to excellence and passion for their craft serve as an inspiration to us all.

As a district, we couldn't be prouder of the Foster HS Cheer Team for their outstanding performance and representation of our school community. Their hard work, dedication, and countless hours of practice have undoubtedly paid off, and they deserve every accolade they receive.

Let's continue to show our support and appreciation for the incredible achievements of our Foster HS Cheer Team! Congratulations on a job well done! 🎉👏

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Dear Tukwila School District Community,

I am writing to you with great enthusiasm and a deep sense of commitment as the newly appointed Principal of Foster High School. I am honored to serve this vibrant community I hold dear to my heart.

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is LaTanya Parker, and I come to this role as a highly collaborative, equity-driven leader of color. As a mother of three sons and a wife, family is at the core of my values. I am a proud graduate of the University of Washington's Danforth Educational Leadership Program, and my journey in education spans over 16 years. During this time, I have had the privilege of serving scholars and families in K-8, elementary, and high schools within the Southeast Seattle communities.

Having been a former resident of Tukwila, I intimately understand the special and unique qualities that define this diverse community. This understanding has been a driving force behind my decision to serve here for the past three years, first as the assistant principal and now as the principal of Foster High School.

My passion and dedication revolve around ensuring that all scholars, especially those furthest from educational justice, receive an enjoyable and equitable learning experience. I am committed to highlighting the genius and brilliance of our scholars and families in the classroom and woven throughout the district in our instruction, curriculum, decisions, and actions.

As a first-generation college graduate, I deeply understand the significance of how representation, identity, sense of belonging, and belief from educators play a crucial role in determining whether scholars show up to school, contribute their genius, and feel genuinely seen, which can impact their academic success.

My vision for every scholar who graduates from Foster High School is for them to feel confident in their abilities and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to implement their post-secondary plans. I want them to leave Foster not as mere student ID numbers, grades, or transcripts but as change agents, knowing that regardless of how they entered Foster, our educators genuinely care and believe in their ability to succeed in life.

I envision every Foster Bulldog walking with purpose, heads held high, and entering their next phase of life reflecting on the empowering words of James Baldwin, "Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it."

In partnership with you, the families, and the Foster High School community, I look forward to fostering an environment where each scholar's potential is recognized, celebrated, and nourished.

Thank you for your warm welcome, and I am excited to continue this journey with you.

Principal LaTanya Parker

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In a dazzling display of cultural richness and unity, Foster High School recently hosted a Multicultural Assembly, providing students with a platform to showcase their diverse talents. The event, held in December, brought together a tapestry of traditions, highlighting the unique cultural heritage within our school community.

The assembly was a testament to the vibrant tapestry that makes up the Foster High School family. From captivating dance performances to soul-stirring musical renditions, students poured their hearts into sharing the beauty of their backgrounds. This celebration not only honored the diverse roots of our student body but also fostered a deeper sense of understanding and appreciation among peers.

Beyond the colorful performances, the Multicultural Assembly served as a reminder that our differences are a source of strength, contributing to the rich fabric of our school community. As we look back on this event, we celebrate the talents, traditions, and the unity that define Foster High School, where every voice is heard, and every culture is embraced.

This multicultural showcase not only added a burst of energy and joy to our school halls but also reinforced the importance of fostering an inclusive environment where every student feels seen and celebrated. We look forward to more events that celebrate our diversity and strengthen the bonds that make Foster High School a truly special place.

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We are thrilled to share a momentous occasion that not only celebrates individual achievements but also serves as a source of inspiration for our entire community. Foster High School takes immense pride in announcing the induction of one of our distinguished alumni, Mycal Ford, into the esteemed Wall of Fame.

Event Details:

  • Date: December 7th
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Venue: Foster High School

Mycal Ford's journey from the halls of Foster High to making meaningful contributions to our community and beyond is a testament to the power of dedication, resilience, and the pursuit of excellence. His achievements exemplify the impact that individuals from our area can have on the wider world.

This event is not just about honoring past achievements; it's about fostering inspiration among our current students. Seeing the community gather in support of one of their own sends a powerful message about the values we hold dear in Tukwila.

We extend a warm invitation to all members of the Tukwila community to join us in this celebration. Your presence will not only enrich this event but also reaffirm our commitment to nurturing and celebrating the achievements of those who have their roots in our community.

As we come together on December 7th, let's make this evening memorable for Mycal Ford and create an inspiring experience for everyone in attendance. This is more than a ceremony; it's a celebration of our shared values and the heights we can achieve together.

We express our gratitude to everyone who has been part of our community's journey towards excellence. Your support is invaluable, and we look forward to celebrating this special occasion with you.


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