To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.
The Gig Harbor Garden Tour Association presented the Discovery Elementary staff with a check for $8,000 to support literacy. The grant will benefit Discovery’s reading support program by increasing volunteer and para-educator time to directly serve students in small, targeted reading groups. To facilitate consistent instruction and services for students, the grant will fund a literacy coach and volunteer coordinator stipends. Expanding Discovery’s in-school reading support program will make a difference in meeting student needs.
As part of their We Day commitment, Kopachuck Middle School participated in the "We Scare Hunger" campaign again this year, collecting non-perishable food for the Fish Food Bank. In conjunction with these efforts, KMS had their first dance of the year on October 30, encouraging students to bring three items of food for admittance into the dance. KMS had excellent student participation, and in addition to approximately 600 items of food being collected, they were also able to make a $160 donation to Fish Food Bank. Way to go, Coyotes!
Key Peninsula Middle School (KPMS) is a Washington state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. The purpose of this nationwide competition is to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities.
In addition to being awarded two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs, teacher Richard Miller received a professional development course from PBS TeacherLine.
"KPMS has involved students in real-life and STEM activities for the past ten years. This is the cornerstone of our school." said Principal Jeri Goebel.
Key Peninsula Middle School has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to study water quality and the massive sea star die off on the Pacific Coast. KPMS is one of four other schools in Washington to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, the KPMS Science Team will create a detailed, hands-on lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting.
Fifty-one state winners will be announced in early December.