2015 8th Grade Events
As we approach the end of the school year, our eighth graders will be participating in a field trip to Gig Harbor High School and the traditional 8th grade event at Miracle Ranch. A letter was mailed home to all parents of 8th graders on May 27th with the pertinent information. The field trip to GHHS will take place on June 15th. Miracle Ranch is scheduled for June 12th. Students must complete ALL permission forms, the Miracle Ranch liability form and have all fees and fines paid up to date. The student cost of Miracle Ranch and any fees/fines due may be paid online through our website (click here). Follow the links below if you have a need to print a form:
Moving On Ceremony 2015-16
Families of 8th grade students are cordially invited to attend the Moving On Ceremony as we celebrate our 8th graders "moving on" from middle to high school. This event will take place on June 18th, 6:00 pm in the school gym. A reception will be held in the school Commons immediately following the ceremony.
2015-16 New Student Registration
Upon receipt of the completed forms, parents will be contacted to set up an appointment for a math assessement to determine the correct math placement for your student.
Please do not hesitate to contact Office Manager Peggy Borgen at 253-530-4105 for assistance or any questions you may have.
Click here for link to registrations forms and elective selection worksheets.
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
What's New with State Testing?
STATE TESTING CHANGES
New Learning Standards / New State Tests
Starting this school year, our state’s learning standards are now aligned to the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts. New state standards mean new state tests. Washington, along with 23 other states, has a new state test aligned with the Common Core Standards. These next-generation assessments are called the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA). They are designed to accurately measure student progress toward college-and career-readiness in English language arts and mathematics.