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David Whitesell, a teacher at Gig Harbor High School (GHHS), was retroactively given the Karen Fellin Award at the most recent Board of Directors meeting on Thursday, Sept. 22. 

The Board of Directors nominates and gives the Karen Fellin award in June of each year, and chose to recognize Whitesell last month because he was originally nominated in the 2019-2020 school year, during the height of the pandemic.

Read More about Gig Harbor High School Teacher David Whitesell given the Karen Fellin Award
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Gig Harbor High School student was named a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist, among only 16,000 other students nationwide. 

Eliana Dietrich, a senior at GHHS, is in a special group of students across the nation with the highest scores on the 2021 PSAT, a standardized test administered to high school juniors. .

Read More about Gig Harbor High student named National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist
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This week, we are recognizing our hardworking maintenance, grounds, custodial, and warehouse staff! From taking care of our buildings and grounds and keeping our learning spaces clean to storing and delivering books and other vital items throughout the district, our staff does amazing work in support of all of our students. Thank you!


Read More about Maintenance, Grounds, Custodians, and Warehouse Staff Recognition Week - Oct. 3 - 7
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Gig Harbor High School, Peninsula High School, and Henderson Bay High School will host the PSAT in October. This exam is designed to help sophomores and juniors prepare for the SAT, qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program, and college and careers after high school.

The PSAT will be held on these dates: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 at Peninsula High School; and 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 at Gig Harbor High School and Henderson Bay High School. 
Read More about The PSAT is coming soon!

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    About the Peninsula School District

    To inspire and empower every student, every day.

    Welcome to the Peninsula School District located in
    Gig Harbor, Washington.

    The Peninsula School District is comprised of 18 schools and over 8,000 students. Geographically, it is located across Puget Sound from the Seattle/Tacoma area and covers a 120 square-mile area on two peninsulas, the Gig Harbor Peninsula and Key Peninsula. The Peninsula School District is considered one of the strongest and most innovative districts in the state of Washington.

    The PSD Vision is to inspire and empower every child, every day. Our mission is to be the best school district in the state by preparing every child to be a successful and engaged global citizen through innovation and rigorous programs within a culture of belonging.

    We believe that every child, in every school, deserves support on their own unique journey to excellence every day.