At the May 14, 2015, PSD School board meeting, the Directors requested staff to draft a resolution to the Legislature to fully fund public education. The entire Board stated "They acknowledge that District staff, both certificated and classified collaborates with the community to put kids first."
Last night, our local gem and student advocate, returned from his Honor Flight. Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting United States military veterans to see the memorials of the respective war they fought, in Washington D.C., at no cost to the veterans. This trip also includes ceremonial honors.We are proud that many of our schools raised funds to send Hugh on this meaningful trip.
Hugh returned to a crowd of cheering students and staff from Gig Harbor High School.
Dear Peninsula School District community,
Thank you for the opportunity you have afforded me to serve as one of your School Board Directors over the past 3 years. I have decided not to seek re-election. I have enjoyed meeting and working with teachers, administrators, and especially parents and community members who understand so well the important work this District does throughout the community, not only to provide a quality education to our 9,000 students but through important partnerships beyond the classroom.
We are very pleased to announce that a student from Gig Harbor High School has been appointed to the Washington State Board of Education.
Baxter Hershman is a sophomore at Gig Harbor High School. He is the new western Washington student representative to the board.
Baxter applied for this position at the suggestion of Leadership Teacher, Kelly Indahl. He was appointed to a two-year term after a competitive application process that included a presentation on an educational issue and a rigorous formal interview.
Congratulations, Baxter! We are very proud of you.