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!
Wild Waves Enchanted Village
It's that time of year again! June 12th is the day KPMS students will be going to Wild Waves/Enchanted Village for the day. The permission slips went home with students on Friday, May 22 and are due back at school on June 5th. The cost is $35 with ASB and $40 without ASB. All fines and fees must be turned into the bookkeeper be 3pm, June 5th.
Interested in chaperoning this fun day? Sure, we are looking for adults who are interested in going with us and being a chaperone! Chaperones will be asked to pay the same price as their student. Questions? For more information give Mrs. Durham a call at 253-530-4272 or call the KPMS main office at 253-530-4200.
Important Dates for the PSD Community
- 5/25 – Memorial Day, No School
- 6/10 – Community Transition Program Graduation 4:00 PM, Chapel Hill
- 6/12 – Henderson Bay High School Graduation, 7:00 PM, Boys and Girls Club
- 6/14 – Peninsula High School Graduation, 12:00 PM, Tacoma Dome
- 6/14 – Gig Harbor High School Graduation, 3:00 PM, Tacoma Dome
- 6/18 – Last Day of School for Kindergarten Students
- 6/19 – Last Day of School
Dismissal Times as follows:
- 10:45 – High Schools (HBHS releases at 10:30 to accommodate shuttle buses to PHS and GHHS)
- 11:30 – Middle Schools
- 12:15 – Elementary Schools
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.