Staffing Changes Next Year
With reduced staffing due to an enrollment decline, student choices in courses and teacher's new career pursuits, there will be some changes next year to our staffing. As we wish the outgoing staff well, we look to continue to offer the excellent programs that provide students the opportunity to excel in core subject areas and experience a variety of elective opportunities. We would like to thank the following staff members for their remarkable service to our KPMS learning community and wish them well on their new adventures.
- Michelle Morton - para educator
- Anne Skala - Language Arts/Social Studies
- Marita Tarabochia - Special Education Math
- Terry Barnes - Special Education Math
- Ryan Jobe - Language Arts/Social Studies
- Mike Hunziker - Digital Photography/PE
Health Care Resources
Is your student going to need a physical for next year's sports season or need immunizations? Did you know there are low cost services available in our community for your health needs?
The Well Child Clinic at the office of Dr. William Roes in Key Center offers physical exams and immunizations for well children through the age of 12 every Tuesday morning, from 9 AM to 10:00 AM. This clinic is only for children without medical insurance or medical coupons; cash or check only. No appointment is needed and the total fee per child is only $10.00.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CHILD'S IMMUNIZATION RECORD WITH YOU TO THE CLINIC.
STEM Careers for Girls
AAUW selected five KPMS female students to attend Tech Trek camp at either PLU or Eastern University this summer. At Tech Trek, girls are immersed in a world that empowers and encourages them to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer specialists. The process was a competition with applicants having to write an application essay and being interviewed by local AAUW members. KPMS students selected are Tiffany Rose, Hallie Hicks, Hailey Roncevich along with alternates Sophia Cashman, and Sarah Catterall.
Campers will take part in activities like building and launching model rockets, building model bridges and roller coasters, fingerprinting, DNA extraction, blood patterns (CSI investigations), the chemistry of soap making, epidemiology, and marine biology (including dissecting squid). They might also learn how to do some computer coding, build a simple website/blog, make a vacuum robot, make ice cream using dry ice, simulate meiosis with genetic trait models, models of hands and how the tendons, ligaments and bones work together, models of lungs and how pulmonary ventilation takes place, and so much more!
Our local Angel Guild generously donated $1800 in partnership with AAUW funds for our KPMS students!
Optional Algebra Readiness Preparation
The Algebra Readiness Preparation Packet for current Math 7 and Compacted Math 6/7 students can be found here. Math teachers will have access to the answer key for students who wish to practice with this material.