Student athletes from GHHS competed in the Boys' Nike National Cross Country event in Portland, Oregon this past week. The team earned 1st place, garnering a national title for our community.
You are invited to have coffee with Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto
Who? Everyone is welcome
When? Tuesday, December 10, 2014
Where? The PSD District Office, (near Purdy Elementary) 14015 - 62nd Avenue NW, Gig Harbor, WA
What time? 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Why? Ask questions, share opinions, and talk informally about anything related to our schools
The District office public access hours during Winter Break are 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. and the District will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. School resumes on Monday, January 6, 2014.
Outlined below are the Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to make this process easier for you and also to help you understand how weather decisions are made.
Again, please remember the District has a large geographical size and weather conditions may vary greatly from area to area. Student and employee safety is the highest priority.
Grounded in extensive research, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) define what all students should learn in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy to ensure they graduate from high school well prepared for college and the workplace. The new standards feature an increase in rigor, with a focus on critical thinking skills and problem solving. For more information about the Common Core State Standards please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/Corestandards/
Beginning in 2015 there will be new state tests that assess the CCSS called Smarter Balanced Assessments for grades 3-8 and 11. These new tests will replace our current state tests (MSP) in reading, writing, and math. In the interim, Peninsula School District students in grades 3-8 will participate in the field test for the Smarter Balanced Assessments this coming spring. This experience will help schools plan and adjust for the new system and provide students with a ‘feel’ for the new tests. Since they are participating in the field test, students will not take the MSP in reading, writing, or math this spring. While the field test will not produce individual student results, parents will continue to receive reports directly from their school about their child’s academic progress. For more information about the Smarter Balanced Assessments, please visit: http://www.k12.wa.us/smarter/