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A graphic with the 2022 AP CSA Medallion and AP logo that says "2022 AP CSA Female Diversity Award"

Gig Harbor High School has earned the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science. Schools honored with this award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses. 

“We are honored that our school earned this distinction,” GHHS Principal Michele Suiter said

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Students of all abilities create friendships during swim class at GHHS

Wednesday and Friday are the best days of the week for a group of students at Gig Harbor High School (GHHS), who get together each week to swim and play at the school’s pool. 

Happy pop music loudly plays in the background as Employment Training and Transition (ET&T) students and general education students swim together as a part of their P.E. class. ET&T is a special education program provided by PSD to help high school age students learn skills that will benefit them after graduation. 

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GHHS Senior, Superintendent Bahr, Board Director Wimberley, testify for Purple Heart Award legislation

Superintendent Krestin Bahr, President of the Board of Directors Natalie Wimberley, and Brendan testified in support of SB 5071 in front of the Senate Early Learning and K12 Education Committee. Brendan, Bahr, and Wimberley were joined by State Representatives Spencer Hutchins, R - Gig Harbor, and Michelle Caldier, R - Gig Harbor, in Olympia on Wednesday. 

If passed into law, SB 5071 would create the Purple Star Award to recognize military friendly school districts. 

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Attention seniors! Get help on your college applications at this event

PSD College and Career Services counselors are hosting a "Post Secondary Application Event for Seniors!" at Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools to help students fill out their college applications. 

Seniors can receive help with their four-year, two-year, and technical college applications. 

Peninsula seniors can visit the PHS Career Center on Thursday, Dec. 8, during their lunch hour or after school from 2 - 2:30 p.m. 

Gig Harbor seniors can visit the GHHS Career Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, during their lunch hour or after school from 2 - 2:30 p.m. 

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Graphic of PeninsulaREADS logo with text that says "Reader Roundup!"

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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The Peninsula School District is a proud participant of the Washington State Council of Presidents Guaranteed Admissions Program (GAP), which offers the opportunity for 11th and 12th grade students to apply to in-state colleges and universities with guaranteed admission. 

Juniors at Gig Harbor, Peninsula, or Henderson Bay high schools can now apply to the program and hear back from participating colleges and universities during their senior year. Students can qualify for guaranteed admission if they have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are on track to complete the College Academic Distribution Requirements. 

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Eliana Dietrich, leaning back in a t-shirt, with brown curly hair and brown eyes, outside with a greenery background.

Gig Harbor High School student was named a National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalist, among only 16,000 other students nationwide. 

Eliana Dietrich, a senior at GHHS, is in a special group of students across the nation with the highest scores on the 2021 PSAT, a standardized test administered to high school juniors. .

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Gig Harbor High School, Peninsula High School, and Henderson Bay High School will host the PSAT in October. This exam is designed to help sophomores and juniors prepare for the SAT, qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program, and college and careers after high school.

The PSAT will be held on these dates: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022 at Peninsula High School; and 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 at Gig Harbor High School and Henderson Bay High School. 
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