Winter Break December 22nd-January 2nd
We will be closed for winter break from December 22 to January 4.
We will re-open on January 5, 2015.
Washington Tops Nation Again in New National Board Certified Teachers
For the second consecutive year, Washington has the largest group of new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs).
A total of 946 Washington teachers achieved their certification this year, which nearly doubles last year’s first-place ranking of 516 new NBCTs. That maintains the state’s fourth-place, nationwide, in the total number of NBCTs (8,285). Peninsula School District currently has 79 NBCTs.
“The National Board certification process promotes teacher leadership,” said Randy Dorn, superintendent of public instruction. “The commitment these teachers have made to their profession is an integral part of raising the quality of teaching in Washington and making a difference students can feel in the classroom.”
As part of this process, teachers must analyze their teaching context and students’ needs, submit videos of their teaching, and provide student work samples that demonstrate growth and achievement.
Congratulations to PSD’s newest National Board Certified Teachers!
- Jennifer Bookman: Gig Harbor High School
- Christopher Coovert: Gig Harbor High School
- Melissa Dower: Goodman Middle School
- Patty Fisher: Gig Harbor High School
- Karen Kent: Harbor Heights Elementary
- Sarah Mattson: Harbor Ridge Middle School
- Amanda Naylor: Gig Harbor High School
- Kathryn Portteus: Kopachuck Middle School
Preparing for Inclement Weather and School Closures
To All Staff and Parents:
Soon the fall/winter storm season will be upon us. We have provided information to assist staff and parents with Peninsula School District’s procedures and expectations during inclement weather and school closures. Below you will find guidelines to help you understand how weather decisions are made.