Required Notification about Meningococcal and HPV Disease
Washington State law requires that families of 6th-12th grade students be provided with information about the causes, symptoms, and methods of prevention of meningococcal disease. Washington State law also requires that you be provided with information about human papillomavirus (HPV) disease and its vaccine. This information is being shared multiple ways, and we wish to thank you for taking time to educate one another.
Backpacks From Rotary
On Friday, Sept. 4th, Dr. Nathan Schlicker from the Gig Harbor Mid Day Rotary Club surprised us with a delivery of 40 brand new student backpacks filled to the top with school supplies for KPMS students in need. This rotary club was also delivering to the other middle schools in the Peninsula School District, as well as elementaries and PHS. What a wonderful surprise for us! Many thanks to the GH Mid Day Rotary Club for their generosity! With this donation none of our students should have to go without much needed school supplies this year!
AVID is a new program and elective at KPMS and PHS this year! AVID prepares students with the organization, note-taking, studying skills and college preparation to enter four year colleges. Students were identified last spring who met the criteria for the AVID elective. AVID has been successful in helping those students who qualify fulfill their dream of attending any college they might consider.
AVID is not just another program…at its heart, AVID is a philosophy;
"Hold students accountable to the highest standards, provide academic and social support, and they will rise to the challenge."
All students at KPMS will benefit with our focus on engaging teaching strategies that all teachers will use in classes and the goal in building our students' College and Career Readiness. Other secondary schools will implement the program within the next few years.
Above you see our "AVID Team" in San Diego last summer, learning about and training for our new class.
For more information, visit the AVID website and see the impact of AVID.
Please join us in welcoming our new staff members who have become part of the KPMS family this year. Each of them is outstanding in their own unique way and we know they will continue the excellent programs that provide students the opportunity to excel in core subject areas and experience a variety of elective opportunities. We are excited to welcome the following new teachers:
- Dan Whitney - Language Arts and Social Studies
- Amanda Swainston - Language Arts, Math and Enrichment
- Karen Rogers - Science
- Katherine Maier - Spanish
- Katherine Schrock - Language Arts and Social Studies
- Leah Smith - Language Arts and Social Studies
- Kristin Herriges - Math
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.