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Female students explore STEM careers at 2023 CAPE event

Nearly 200 6th - 8th grade female students from the Peninsula School District came together for the 2023 CAPE event on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023, at Harbor Ridge Middle School.

CAPE (Career and Pathway Expo) is a chance for female students to explore multiple STEM careers from local women professionals during a half-day expo. It’s one of the most fun events of the year! 

Check out some of the photos from the event.

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A group of 9 middle school students stand posed in front of a trophy case at Goodman Middle School

The Goodman Middle School Tech Club was awarded a $2,500 prize package as one of 300 state finalists in the 13th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition. 

Solve for Tomorrow is a national competition that challenges U.S. public school students in grades 6 - 12 to explore the role science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) can play in solving some of the biggest issues in their local community. 

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Now is the time to sign-up for C.A.P.E. 2023! Learn more here

Now is the time to sign-up for C.A.P.E. 2023, which is open to all 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Peninsula School District female students. 

Career and Pathway Expor (C.A.P.E) is a one-day event in January where female students can attend workshops on engineering, medical and health sciences, and animal sciences. 

This year C.A.P.E will take place from 8:45 a.m - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at Harbor Ridge Middle School. The cost is $15 per student. Fees can be waived for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. 

Ready to register? Click here!

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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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Families, don’t forget!

Elementary and middle school parent-teacher conferences are next week from Monday, Oct. 24 to Friday, Oct. 28.

Because conferences will be held in the afternoon, all elementary and middle schools will have half-days next week. High schools will have regular, full school days. There is no late start for any school on Wednesday, Oct. 26. 

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Being a proficient reader by the third grade is critical for lifelong success. PSD has set a goal that all
third-grade students will read at or above grade level by 2026. 

To reach this visionary goal, we need YOU, our community. PSD is spearheading a new
community-wide initiative across the Gig Harbor and Key Peninsula communities. 

We are looking for businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in helping host an event or be a part of this planning process.

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Plan ahead for your student's future, learn about post-graduation opportunities, and get your questions answered at the 2022 College and Career Fair.

  • The first fair event is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Gig Harbor High School.
  • The second fair event is from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Peninsula High School.

PSD is hosting the college and career fair twice this fall for all families with 6th through 12th grade students. Over 50 colleges and vendors will be available to offer assistance, information, and answer your questions.

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Come Learn with Us! Register for Fall 2022-2023 today.

As the school year closes, we are already looking forward to welcoming students for the next school year! Peninsula School District will be in-person, full-time with optional mask choice and no required COVID-19 immunizations.

The 2022-2023 school year starts Wednesday, August 31, for students in grades 1-12. Kindergarten students start on Tuesday, September 6.

Families of new and formerly enrolled students are encouraged to learn more and register online for fall today.

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