KPMS Unveils New Mural
A new mural for the front of Key Peninsula Middle School was unveiled on April 10 in a special ceremony. The mural was the work of KPMS students in the After School Art Club in conjunction with volunteers from Two Waters Art Alliance. School Board members, Superintendent Chuck Cuzzetto, District Office Administrators, members of the community, KPMS staff, parents and students all applauded when the stunning mural was revealed. We are so proud of our students and the support they received from the school district, volunteers and the community. We all are the Pride of the Peninsula!
Principal Jeri Goebel and Assistant Principal Andrea Bowman sit with KPMS students attending the mural unveiling.
Project Paint Your School
Natalie Beesinger paints a binder for Kamran Hankins-Dawson to help fund an art mural project for Key Peninsula Middle School. The art mural will be revealed April 10th and was created with Two Waters Alliance and the KPMS Art club. Natalie is a member of the Art club and was eager to help raise funds for supplies towards this endeavor. Students can still sign up and pay $10 to the bookkeeper if they would like a personally designed binder or T-shirt. Call the office for more details if you are interested.
WE Day at Key Arena
About 15,000 students from the Puget Sound area packed Key Arena on Friday, March 21. They earned their invitation to the event through their volunteer efforts and good citizenship. Key Peninsula Middle School and Harbor Ridge Middle School students shared the bus ride starting at 7:00 a.m. Their excitement lasted through the entire event and heard other young people speak of their experiences making their school and community a better place. We are, as usual, so proud of our KPMS students.
Secondary Supplemental Reading List 2014
This spring, middle and high school teachers and librarians from across the district collaborated to revise our Supplemental Reading List to supplement the new edition of the SpringBoard curriculum and Common Core State Standards.
The purposes of the project are:
- to support teachers, librarians, parents, and students in choosing high-quality, engaging novels at each grade level for independent reading, literature circles, and/or reading support.
- to deepen student understanding and application of themes and strategies in the curriculum.
- to support the Common Core State Standards requirements that students read more complex texts more frequently.
Essay Contest Winnter
Kaitlyn Glenn, KPMS 8th grader, submitted an essay for the 2013 Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest. This year's subject was "What Does the Bill of Rights Mean to Me?" She is the 1st place winner from FRA Branch #104! She will be honored and be presented her award at an upcoming FRA Branch 104 meeting. Her essay, along with other 1st place winners from grades 7-12, will be sent to Honolulu for further competition. Congratulations Kaitlyn and Good Luck!
2014-2015 School year student transfers
As we prepare for the re-districting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at grades K through 5
- No new out-of-district transfers will be accepted at Harbor Ridge Middle School
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.