Coming Up In March at KMS
11th Daylight Savings Time Begins
13th Boys’ Basketball & Girls’ Soccer Team Pictures
14th Boys’ Basketball Jamboree (7th grade @HRMS, 8th grade @GMS)
15th End of 2nd Trimester
Commencement Bay Regional Band Festival, Advanced Band @Meeker Middle School
16th No School – In-service Day
19th 3rd Trimester Begins
20th Boys’ Basketball @HRMS 3:30
Girls’ Soccer @ HRMS 3:30
22nd Spring Concert, Advanced and Intermediate Bands. 6:30pm @KMS
Boys’ Basketball vs KPMS @KMS 3:30
Girls’ Soccer vs KPMS @KMS 3:30
23rd GHHS Counselors @ KMS for 9th Grade Electives
27th Boys’ Basketball vs GMS @KMS 3:30
Girls’ Soccer vs GMS @KMS 3:30
28th Superintendent Forum: Bond Facts, KMS Library 6:30-8pm
29th COMBMEA Choir Festival in Tacoma
Boys’ Basketball vs HRMS @KMS 3:30
Girls’ Soccer vs HRMS @KMS 3:30
What Are You Proud Of?
Throughout Kopachuck’s building, approximately 500 student and staff stars, with messages about what we are proud of, convey that everyone has talents and achievements to celebrate. Read more about how we’re recognizing students.
Registration to take place at the end of March
Students and families will receive registration materials at the end of March. We will send out a separate email next week with the details about registration, both for Kopachuck and Gig Harbor High School.
Navigating Your Child’s Screen Time
If you missed the Kopachuck showing of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age, you’re in luck. You can watch this documentary at another location.
On Wednesday, March 7th, at 6:30 p.m., Harbor Ridge Middle School will host a showing.
Filmmaker and Stanford-trained physician Delaney Ruston has grappled with electronic devices as a parent of teenagers and explores the impact of screen time in this documentary. Bring your whole family to continue this important conversation.
Track Packets Available- Due by Friday April 6th
Track is the grand finale of Kopachuck sports seasons, and sixth grade students are eligible to join! Participation packets are available at the kiosk outside the main office, and completed packets can be turned it at the main office. Remember that all students must have a current sports physical (within the past two years) to participate!
Mid-Year iReady Diagnostic Shows Outstanding Growth
As we blow past the halfway point of the school year, all students recently completed iReady diagnostic tests for Reading and Math. We are proud to share that 71% of our students are already at or above grade-level mastery, an increase from the 60% mastery demonstrated on iReady baseline diagnostics at the start of the year. Let’s keep up the great learning in the final half of the year!
Safety Team Looking for a First-Responder Parent
Our Safety Team is looking for a parent who is a trained first-responder (medic, fire, law enforcement, etc.) that can join us for several meetings per year. It is extremely valuable to get instant feedback and insight from a trained professional as we plan for drills and review safety incidents. Please contact Assistant Principal Nate Hudac at (253) 530-4102 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested (or know someone who might be).
ASB Approved Mrs. Hollett’s beginning leadership students’ request to do a coin drive to raise money for Clean Water for people in Africa through the organization WE. The Coin Drive will be early in March, pending approval by administration.
8th Grade Event will be held at Miracle Ranch again this year! ASB & Leadership students will be working hard with the administration to create a memorable event for all our 8th graders. We don’t know the exact cost yet, but it will likely be similar to last year. The cost will include a shirt, transportation, lunch, all the fun events at Miracle Ranch, and a snack!
PSD BOND INFO and HOW TO GET INVOLVED
As you are probably aware of by now, there will be a PSD Bond on our April Ballot. After an exhaustive research process, the Peninsula School District (using input from parents, teachers, administrators, consultants and others) has drafted a plan to address the fire/safety concerns and deteriorating conditions of our PSD schools. If you would like a detailed analysis of what they found, please click on the Stand Up for Peninsula Schools (SUP) link here: https://www.standup4schools.org
It is very important that you and all Gig Harbor voters get well-versed on what a vote either way could mean for the future.
Great communities make great schools and great schools make great communities!
Thank you so much for your support – together we can do great things.
KPTSA Board 2017-2018
Parent District Council
ODDS & ENDS
- Your student’s counselors are here to provide support and guidance.
- All prescription or over-the-counter medication need to be kept in the school health office. Please check with the office or school health tech for assistance in the event your student requires medication.
- Students with life-threatening diseases or allergies are strongly recommended to contact the school nurse to create a Health Care Plan.
- As the safety of your students comes first, we ask that all visitors to KMS first check into the school office before entering any campus areas, including portables.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our school office at 530-4100.