On Wednesday night, May 17, over 30 PSD students were honored by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation (GGHF) as this year’s Students of Distinction.
Each year the GGHF honors PSD’s graduating seniors who have made a significant contribution to their field or mankind.
Starting next school year, 2023-2024, all public high school students enrolled in College in the High School courses will be able register to earn college credit at no cost to the student or school. College in the High School will be FREE! You can learn more about the College in High School program and courses for your student to take at our College and Career Services webpage - https://www.psd401.net/services-and-resources/college-and-career-services.
As outlined in our five year strategic plan, the Peninsula School District has committed to creating equitable and inclusive learning environments for every child in our schools. To help us reach this goal, PSD will provide all basic educational school supplies to our K-12 students at no cost to families during the 2023-2024 school year. You can see a full list of school supplies offered at your child’s grade level at our website - https://bit.ly/PSD-School-Supplies.
Are you a graduating senior? Or maybe you are looking to start, or restart, your college career? Don't miss this opportunity from Tacoma Community College (TCC)!
TCC is hosting an information night at the TCC Gig Harbor Campus from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. During the event you can;
- Apply for upcoming summer or fall quarter;
- Learn about financial aid or Workforce funding; and
- Speak with an advisor.
Want to give the students at your school a voice? Make a difference at your school by applying to be a Student School Board Representative for the 2023-2024 school year.
Applications are now open for rising juniors and seniors at all three of PSD's high schools.
Applications are due by Friday, April 28, 2023. Click here to apply.
The Seal of Biliteracy is a special award given to students who show a proficiency in English and at least one other language before their high school graduation. This year, over 35 students at Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor High School earned their certificates and seals, which they will wear on graduation day.
The Peninsula High School Concert Band were celebrating last week after receiving a “superior” rating at the Commencement Bay Music Educators Association Regional Concert Band Festival on Tuesday, March 14, the highest ranking a band can receive. Earlier this year, the PHS Jazz Band also received a “Superior” rating at the COMBMEA (Commencement Bay Music Education Association) Jazz Festival.
UPDATE - March 29, 2023: Weather permitting, at 5 a.m. on Sunday, April 2, work will begin on Purdy Drive/State Route 302 between Purdy Lane Northwest and 144th Street Northwest for up to eight months. This will affect staff, students, and families’ ability to park on Purdy Lane NW near Peninsula High School. This project will likely affect incoming and outgoing traffic to Purdy Elementary as well.
The Peninsula High School (PHS) Key Club was challenged with a goal of 500 teddy bears donated to send to children affected by the war in Ukraine. Halfway through the school year the club has collected over 1,000 bears, which they will start to ship this week overseas.
PSD College and Career Services counselors are hosting a "Post Secondary Application Event for Seniors!" at Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools to help students fill out their college applications.
Seniors can receive help with their four-year, two-year, and technical college applications.
Peninsula seniors can visit the PHS Career Center on Thursday, Dec. 8, during their lunch hour or after school from 2 - 2:30 p.m.
Gig Harbor seniors can visit the GHHS Career Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, during their lunch hour or after school from 2 - 2:30 p.m.
As the winter storm season is upon us, here is a reminder of Peninsula School District's procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures.