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Reading leads to lifelong success

Our goal is having 100% of 3rd grade students reading proficiently by 2026. 

And we need YOU to reach this goal. 

To reach our vision, we need our families and community as partners. 

The Peninsula School District is spearheading a community-wide effort to promote literacy development in young children. We want community members of any age to be a part of this plan. 

The Peninsula School District and our partners will host a series of community activities to promote reading and literacy across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. Events will include: 

  • Special guest readers at our schools;
  • Community activities at our local businesses and public spaces;
  • Special support from our local businesses and libraries;
  • School Reading Nights, and more!

Become a Peninsula Reads Partner today! 

let's meet our 1 million minutes community reading goal

Peninsula School District invites everyone in the community to join us in reaching our goal to read 1 million minutes by the last day of school, June 21, 2023. 

Pen Light and the Peninsula School District have collaborated to launch a ‘minutes read’ collection webpage as part of Peninsula Reads. Peninsula Reads is a community-wide effort to promote literacy development in young children by engaging community members of all ages in activities that support the importance of early literacy. When you’ve completed your reading activity, simply sign in and record how many minutes you read!

Use this tool to log your reading minutes.

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Graphic with black background that says "Celebrating Black History Month today and everyday" with PSD logo

Please join the Peninsula School District as we honor Black History Month this February. Black history expands beyond one month, but February is a time to reflect  on the successes and struggles of Black Americans throughout our history. 

We invite you to honor, celebrate, and learn more about Black History Month the next few weeks.

Learn more about this celebration at

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Photo and Text Graphic: Superintendent Bahr's Monthly Message text with PSD logo and headshot photo

Read Superintendent Bahr's February letter to the Peninsula School District community. This month's highlights: 

  • Ballots have been mailed for our district's two important school levies. Election Day is February 14.

  • We testified in support of the Purple Star Award bill in Olympia, with GHHS student Brendan M. and Board President Natalie Wimberley.

  • Our country and school district are honoring Black History Month in February. 

  • The new Key Peninsula and Kopachuck Middle School gymnasiums opened for student use.

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Read More about Superintendent Bahr's Monthly Message - February 2023

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

Lisa Reaugh

Executive Director, Student Services
(253) 530-1080 

Aimee Gordon

Director of Communications
(253) 530-1095