KPMS 6th grader Joey Kimball is featured in the current issue of the Key Peninsula News. Joey was one of the managers for our wrestling team and he did such an outstanding job that he was recognized by our local newspaper. Here Joey and Jayce Richerson practice a wrestling move. Please take a minute to read Joey's inspiring story on the front page of the Key Peninsula News. Once again, our students rock!!
Join the Debate Team
We're very excited to announce that KPMS has started a Debate Team for students. The team is being coached by a PHS senior, Audrey Gainey, who is a current member of the PHS Speech & Debate Team and an alumni of KPMS. Last year the PHS team competed in the National Speech & Debate Competition, so Audrey is very knowledgeable about competitive debate and enthusiastic about getting this event started at KPMS!
This team has been open to 8th grade students but it is now open to 6th and 7th graders also. At the end of the school year our team will be competing in a Debate Tournament with students from Harbor Ridge MS.
The Debate team meets here at KPMS every Tuesday after school and the students take the Activity Bus home afterward. Permission slips are available at our Parent Resource Center, next to the front doors. If your student is interested in debating they can pick one up and bring it home for a parent signature and then attend the next debate team meeting.
Highly Capable Program Referrals
The district is currently accepting referrals for students to test this spring for qualification into next year's (2015-16) highly capable (gifted) programs. The Cognitive Abilities test, along with academic achievement measures in math and reading, are used to identify students who may benefit from this program. Parent permission is required for testing -- please see referral form for details. Students in 4th grade or above that have already qualified as highly capable do not need to retest. For more information about the highly capable program visit our website.
If you are interested in referring a student for testing this spring, please complete the referral form and turn it in to your child's school no later than January 30th.
On Line Payments Now Available
Great news! Online payments are now being accepted! The Key Peninsula Middle School web store is now up and running. This means great things for our families, such as: The ability to pay by credit card or debit card. A $1.00 minimum processing fee is automatically applied at checkout. Pay class fees, fines and purchase store items.
Want to know if you bought your student a yearbook or paid a class fee? This system will provide you with real time access to your student's account. This includes fines and fees that have been assessed and past payment history.
You can access our web store in one of two ways: Go directly to the log-in page at https://wa-peninsula.intouchreceipting.com/ or go to http://www.kpms.psd401.net/ and look for Quick Links in the upper left corner then click on Bookkeeper/On-Line Payments. Questions? Call our Bookkeeper, Kim Johnson at 530-4212.
Preparing for Inclement Weather and School Closures
To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.
New Computers for KPMS
Justin Mesker and Scott Haines are two of the first KPMS students to use the newly acquired library computers. Students have been excited to begin using the new technology installed at KPMS. Besides a new set of computers, the library also acquired two additional classroom sets of Google Chrome notebooks to be used in the library or in classrooms. In addition, a new large, portable monitor will be coming to the library for instruction, presentations and other uses to show videos or powerpoints. A huge thanks to the school district technology department for their support in these new resources!!