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The Peninsula School District builds relationships between its schools and its audience through proactive storytelling, media relations, and community engagement. 

The goal of the PSD Communications Department is to deliver information and respond to requests timely, accurately, and transparently. By telling PSD's stories, we build better connections within our greater school community.

Click below to see press releases, the latest news stories, and important links for PSD. 

Media Contact

Aimee Gordon, Director of Communications

Educational Service Center
14015 62nd Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
P: (253) 530-1000

John Hellwich

Assistant Superintendent, 
Elementary Education

Danielle Chastaine

Digital Media Coordinator

Latest News

Visitors meet students at Evergreen Elementary during a Focus on Education tour on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022.

We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the community members who celebrated American Education Week with PSD at our schools. 

Many of you joined Artondale, Pioneer, Swift Water, and Evergreen elementary school students and educators to learn about day-to-day activities, and see our newly constructed buildings. The students enjoyed showing off their classrooms, and visitors enjoyed exploring flex spaces, seeing student art, and witnessing learning in action. 

Read more to see all the photos from this week.


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Graphic of PeninsulaREADS logo with text that says "Reader Roundup!"

Calling all readers! You can support our youngest learners by reading in our elementary schools!  

Now until Friday, Dec. 16, we are inviting guest readers to share their favorite book, or read a book provided to them, to help all children recognize the importance of literacy.

Sign up here!

Read more to hear a personal invitation from Superintendent Krestin Bahr.

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A graphic showing a flower field near Mount Rainier that says "Native American Heritage Month 2022"

November is Native American Heritage Month, and we want to honor our students and families with Native American Heritage. 

Did you know? 

  • There are 574 different Native American Tribes in the United States, and 29 of those tribes reside in Washington State?
  • The closest Native American Tribe is the Puyallup Tribe of Indians?
  • There are over 200 students at the Peninsula School District with Native American Heritage?

This month we want to honor their heritage and continue to learn about our local tribe's history and culture. Learn about PSD's Native American Education Program at this link -

#NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #InspiredAndEmpoweredPSD

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