Peninsula School District has scheduled an additional testing session this spring for students who missed the January referral date and/or are newly enrolled in our schools and would like their child to test for qualification in our highly capable programs for the 2015-16 school year.
When: The next test session will be held on Saturday, May 16th, 8:45 am - 2:00pm. This time frame includes several testing sessions, small breaks, and a longer lunch break.
Where: Purdy Elementary School
What to expect: Highly Capable testing on May 16th will include two tests: the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in math and reading (ITBS); both of these tests are required for qualification into our highly capable programs. Breaks in between tests will be provided, along with a lunch break. Students should bring their own lunch, healthy snacks, and water for the day, along with two #2 sharpened pencils.
We are excited to announce the 2nd annual Health Science Summer Internship for students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field! This four-day experience is sponsored in partnership with St. Anthony Hospital, Cottesmore of Life Care, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital, and Gig Harbor Fire and Medic One.
The purpose of the internship is to provide an opportunity to experience real-life scenarios in various segments of medical care, develop knowledge and skills foundational to the health professional, and gain an understanding of patient assessment and care.
When: June 22-25, 2015 or August 17-20, 2015
Time: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Who: Incoming PSD Juniors and Seniors (Current Sophomores and Juniors)
Location: Varies daily, hosted at various sponsors
The application and references will need to be completed and submitted by April 2nd by 4:00 pm. There will be a screening process to review applications. The committee will be looking for a diverse representation of health related career interests from students.
As we prepare for the redistricting of our elementary schools and make plans to accommodate the explosive growth taking place in Gig Harbor North, new out-of-district transfer requests will be impacted as follows:
Fillable transfer forms and school district transfer policies are available online at www.psd401.net at the Family scroll down menu under the Transfers tab. Completed forms must be returned to the District office via email, post, or drop-off, no later than April 30th. If you have questions, please call Roxann Tallman at 253-530-1007.
Beginning next year, the district Highly Capable program will be changing in several key ways to better meet the needs of these students.
Below are some of the key changes for next year -- this is just a general overview. For more information, the district will be hosting a Highly Capable Program Parent Information Night on Monday night, March 2 at 6PM in the Henderson Bay High School commons.
Some of the concepts behind the changes include the need to provide more comprehensives services across the grades for HiCap students, providing differentiation for students with different highly capable profiles, and providing acceleration for students who are ready for it.