Welcome to Minter Creek!
January is School Board Appreciation Month
The School Board is made up of citizens who volunteer hundreds of hours and take on the huge responsibility of overseeing and guiding the work of the Peninsula School District. We are lucky to have a Board that is devoted to high achievement and the success of every student. Their mission statement, adopted 5/9/13, says, “Partner with our community to provide a safe environment where every student acquires knowledge, skills, and character to become a productive citizen.”
We thank them for their dedication and thoughtful work.
- Matthew Wilkinson, District 1
- Wendy Wojtanowicz, District 2 – President (Minter’s district)
- Rand Wilhelmsen, District 3
- Harlan Gallinger, District 4
- David Olson, District 5 – Vice President
More information about our Board members can be found on the district website.
Highly Capable Programs in 2014-15
As has been mentioned, this year the Peninsula School District is in the process of developing meaningful and consistent programs for highly capable and high achieving students in grades K-3. The CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) screener has been used in grades K-3 to identify students who could benefit from more challenge and teachers are working to provide that challenge in the classroom setting, both to those who were identified and to those whose achievement indicates that they need something more.
Highly Capable Program Referrals
The district is currently accepting referrals for students to test this spring for qualification into next year's (2015-16) highly capable (gifted) programs. The Cognitive Abilities test, along with academic achievement measures in math and reading, are used to identify students who may benefit from this program. Parent permission is required for testing -- please see referral form for details. Students in 4th grade or above that have already qualified as highly capable do not need to retest. For more information about the highly capable program visit our website.
If you are interested in referring a student for testing this spring, please complete the referral form and turn it in to your child's school no later than January 30th.