about Peninsula READS
What is Read Across America?
Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading! A program from the National Education Association, the celebration is held year-round and is highlighted annually in March. The program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and resources.
At PSD, we want to invite our students, families, staff and community to celebrate reading as a part of Peninsula Reads and the 1 Million Minutes Read Challenge!
What is Peninsula Read and the 1 Million Minutes Read Challenge?
PSD knows reading leads to lifelong success, which is why our goal is to have 100% of third grade students reading proficiently by 2026. And we need YOU to reach this goal!
As part of our Peninsula Reads program, PSD partnered with Pen Light to challenge everyone to collectively read 1 million minutes by the last day of school, June 21, 2023.
Participants can log minutes online at https://bit.ly/1MillionMinsPSD. Reading minutes can include books, magazines, articles, websites, the cereal box, instruction guides, signs, or anything that requires reading!
Join us in celebrating reading today and everyday!
about Gig Harbor and The Key Peninsula Has Talent
Students in the Peninsula School District's middle and elementary schools are invited to complete the online application and upload a one-minute audition video. Deadline: February 3rd.
Season dates are tentative at this time. We will have the dates finalized along with the competition schedule and registration information in the near future.
September 12-October 21
- Cross Country (Open to all 6th-8th grade students)
- Boys Soccer (7th and 8th grade boys)
November 1st-December 10
- Wrestling (Open to all 6th-8th grade students)
January 9-February 17
- Girls Volleyball (Open to all 7th and 8th grade girls)
February 28-April 7
- Girls Soccer (Open to all 6th-8th grade students)
- Boys Basketball (Open to 7th and 8th grade boys)
April 18-May 25
- Track and Field (Open to all 6th-8th grade students)
- Girls' Basketball (Open to 7th and 8th grade girls)
Fees: $20 ASB Card Purchase Required
Physical: Students participating in a school sport must have a current Sports Physical on file at KPMS. These physicals are good for 2 years.
about Learn more about how students can use technology safely
The Peninsula School District, in partnership with Tom Taylor YMCA and Resurrection Church, invites families to attend “Parents’ Tech Night” from 6 - 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.
This free event, hosted at Tom Taylor YMCA, will help equip parents with resources to help their kids engage with technology in healthy, helpful ways. There will be information and discussion about safe use of smartphones, online videos, and more!
about Education Support Professionals Week
This week, PSD is celebrating our Education Support Professionals. These incredible people work across the district in schools and departments to support the day-to-day functions and provide necessary support for our educators.
Education Support Professionals include our wonderful paraeducators, human resources, payroll, capital projects, purchasing, and business services staff.
You can join us in the celebration! Say thank you to your school’s Education Support Professionals who work for #EveryChildEveryDay.