Joe Marten’s Tech Club students recently had great success at their first competition at the WA State Technology Student Association (TSA) conference and then at the National competition.
First, the GHHS Tech Club traveled to Bellevue to compete. The Robotics team, consisting of Alec Hatfield, Sarah Ottenbreit, Garret Hill, Ricci Seguban and Kelly Monro placed 8th out of 44 teams in the Skills Challenge. Lars Nelson and Patrick Spieker placed 5th in Debating Technological Issues.
The following students qualified for Nationals in the following events: Ricci Seguban and Kelly Monro placed 3rd in Biotechnology Trevor Anderson, Joey Casebeer and Patrick Spieker placed 2nd in Animatronics Patrick Spieker took 1st place in Extemporaneous Speech.
Then, at Nationals in Washington DC, our students joined 5000 students who competed in 54 different technology related events. Here is a list of students that attended and events they competed in:
The highlight for our group was when Patrick Spieker took 2nd place overall in Extemporaneous Speech.
Three cheers for all these hard working students!
June 6, 2014
Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Community Members:
It is June and the end of the year approaches with excitement. There is a lot happening and we thank you for trusting us with the education of the children in this community again this year. Based on the events I have attended, this group is the best group of students ever. Several updates and information follows. I apologize for the length of this newsletter. We have a lot of great information to share.
After numerous meetings welcoming community feedback, the Peninsula School District is proposing a Capital Bond and Contingent Capital Levy to fund critical capacity, maintenance, facility and technology needs that are not funded by the State for the August 5, 2014 election.
Our community was clear: "We care about Safety and Security." Both the levy and bond have provisions to Upgrade/Enhance Health/Safety/Security ($1M). This includes integrated security systems that are server based with solutions such as:
• Electronic door strikes, request to enter/exit devices and power supplies
• Card readers
• Badge printers and accessories
• Implement across the District, initially elementary schools
• Paid for with either Capital Bond OR Contingent Capital Levy
The bond and levy work in concert. When both pass we will have $60M in bonds and a $2M technology levy, while keeping tax rates under a dollar.
For more detailed information, we invite you to explore the links below.