The school board, based on district recommendation and results of a recent survey of parents and staff, has decided not to continue requiring a senior culminating project as a graduation requirement in the Peninsula School District. This decision was made due to the changing state standards and graduation requirements, specifically that the culminating project was removed as a graduation requirement during the 2014 legislative session. We recognize the value of many components of the culminating projects and will look for opportunities to embed them within our curriculum.
June 8, 2015
Peninsula School District was notified on June 3, 2015, that Dr. Harlan Gallinger has registered to vote in another county. As a result, Dr. Gallinger is no longer eligible to serve on the Peninsula School District Board of Directors. This vacancy is effective immediately. Dr. Gallinger has served on the Board since 2012.
The District is soliciting letters of intent from residents who are interested in filling the unexpired term representing District 4. A map of the District boundaries is available at the school district office or at www.psd401.net. The qualifications for the position are as follows: the applicant must be a registered voter and a current resident of District 4. This position is on the ballot for election in the November 2015 general election and candidates have already filed. The successful appointee will only complete this term until the November election results.
The Board of Directors will be accepting letters of interest through 4:00 PM, July 20, 2015. The Board will conduct interviews of qualified applicants the following week. The interviews and final selection process will be done in public session.
At this time, it is necessary for the Peninsula School District to focus all Driver Education resources on providing opportunities for students who have completed their classroom work to complete their drives. For this reason, the District will not be offering the Driver Education Classroom Course for the summer of 2015. Interested students/parents should check their school websites in August for further updates on the status of Driver Education in the fall.
Today, staff from Artondale Elementary and District Administrators attended an award ceremony at Spanaway Lake High School to receive one of only 401 Washington Achievement Awards. Artondale was recognized in the category of High Progress. Congratulations to all the students and staff for this achievement.