Port Angeles School District
NEWS AND NOTES - May 2023
Port Angeles teachers create a sense of safety and belonging for students, and we are SO grateful for the work they do.
SchoolNurses have been critical in improving public health and ensuring student academic success for more than 120 years!
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Wearing red helps bring awareness to the history of the underestimated 5,712 cases of MMIWG reported in 2016. Out of the 5,712, the Department of Justice database only logged 116 of those cases.
Native American Indigenous women are murdered at a rate that is ten times the national average on some reservations and the 3rd leading cause of death among Native American Indigenous women. 84% of Native American Indigenous women experience some kind of violence in their lifetime.
Please join us on on May 5th by wearing red and bringing awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo, May 5, honors Mexico’s unlikely victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla, where Mexican forces were largely outnumbered. While many lives were lost, the battle symbolized Mexican resistance, especially for the people of Puebla.
Today, the holiday is widely observed in the United States and celebrates Mexican American history, culture, heritage, and traditions in our communities.
Many schools and classrooms across the district will celebrate and enjoy this day, and we hope you will too! Students, along with their families at Roosevelt Elementary, will celebrate with a Fiesta lunch!
Summer 2023 Youth Activities and Camps
You are invited to attend PAHS' Annual Plant Sale on May 20th!
You are invited to the Cedars At Dungeness for this year's friendly competition. This four-person scramble format is always fun, with a bit of the Club spirit and lively games on the holes. So grab a partner, put together a team, and sign up for this year's festivities.
The entry fee is $125 per golfer. Add $25 to purchase a player package which includes:
- Two Mulligan
- Two Throws
- One Complimentary Putt for Wine
- One Raffle Entry
PAHS Spring Dance!
Roughrider Cheerleaders are hosting this year's spring dance! Aloha!
The Return of JFFA Kids Day Concert!
PASD, in partnership with JFFA, are bringing back Kids Day! All students in the district are invited to attend one of three shows featuring Maiah Wynne and Henrik Bothe!
Last year, Maiah performed virtually for our secondary students, and we are excited to bring her back in person this year for all students to enjoy!
Henrik has performed many times for PASD students, and we are looking forward to his return!
Please contact your building principal if you have any questions about this event! We look forward to celebrating Kids Day with you on Friday, May 26th! Enjoy!
An award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Maiah Wynne delivers powerful and universally resonant lyrics with a hauntingly beautiful voice. Maiah’s current project is "Envy of None" with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alex Lifeson of Rush, Juno Award winner Andy Curran and accomplished recording engineer/musician Alfio Annibalini. Their full album came out April 8th with Kscope Records and immediately charted in Canada, the US and the UK. Maiah identifies as queer and has a passion for social justice which drives much of her work. She often writes songs about underrepresented perspectives, facilitating healing, drawing much needed attention to critical issues, and raising funds for positive change. Maiah has donated time and funding to organizations including the Arts Fund Seattle, Black Resilience Fund, First Aid Arts, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA, the Misool Foundation, NAACP, UNCUT Youth Programs, and WaterWatch. “What made us fall for her even more was her drive to use her talents to make a difference.” (30A Magazine).
Get ready to laugh once more to the physical comedy of Henrik Bothe. The Danish born Henrik has performed In four languages, 50 states, and 22 countries since 1984. He walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without using his hands, rides a too-high unicycle, walks with four legs and can even appear as a glowing alien - NeonMan. He's appeared on the Tonight Show, at Caesar's Palace, Europe's prestigious "Le Plus Grande Cabaret du Monde" and even A Prairie Home Companion, where Garrison Keillor exclaimed, "Henrik Is one of the few jugglers that have succeeded In performing on the radio.
Kindergarten registration is now open for the 2023-24 school year!
Spring registrations help us to plan effectively for our fall enrollment. Find out more details about registration here: tinyurl.com/PASDKinders
Kindergarten Round-Up Dates are listed below by elementary school. All families are invited to attend with their incoming kindergarteners to check out their school and get more information!
Dry Creek – May 25, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Franklin - May 17, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Hamilton - May 17, 6:00pm -7:00pm
Jefferson - May 18 , 9:00am-10:00am
Roosevelt - May 3, 12:15p-1:00p
PAHS Students Represent at SquatchCon!
Samantha Combs‘s 60 second $1 portrait were a hit! Dakotah Pritchett sat with her the whole 10 hours Saturday for support!
Hayden Webber sold prints, stickers, and charms with a mushroom theme.
Razelle Marshall and Emily Boling were successful with their prints and stickers, and Gracy Shabel showed up to show support as well.
Abigail Jones and Scarlett Fulton also made sales, selling prints, stickers, and original paintings!
Students also got the chance to walk around, meet other artists and vendors, and have the experience of participating in a convention.
Thank you to local sponsors, Ms. Clark, and SquatchCon organizers for making this happen for our students!
Class of 2023 Updates!
The Senior Party is a safe, sober event for all Port Angeles graduates. This year the Party will be at Vern Burton. The party begins 45 minutes after Graduation ends and lasts until 5:00 am. Students will not be allowed to enter the party late, but they can leave at any time.
We have food, entertainment, and prizes GALORE! To make this huge celebration happen, we need everyone's help! And it's not too late!!
- Here's the link to sign up to work at the party. Please understand that once you sign up to chaperone, you'll have to find a replacement. (Parents will not be allowed to stop by and say hi during the party.)
- Please have your senior stop by to see Mrs. Sanders in room 417 - any time during the school day - to pick up a Party RSVP. The party is free!
- The Senior Parade will take place on Friday, June 16. We'll stage on Ediz Hook at 1:00 pm; the parade begins at 2:00 pm
Families who have questions should contact Stacey Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Events and Summer Camps
Upcoming District Dates
- May 5 - School In Session for Snow Make-up Day
- May 8 - Teacher Appreciation Week
- May 11 - School Board Meeting, 6pm at Lincoln Center
- May 25 - School Board Meeting, 6pm (Location TBD)
- May 29 - Memorial Day Holiday
- June 16 - PAHS Graduation
- June 16 - Last Student Day (1/2 day)
Port Angeles School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Port Angeles School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinators, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinators: Scott Harker, 905 W. 9th Street Port Angeles, WA 98363, (360) 457-8575, email@example.com, for Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Dr. Rachel Summers, 905 W. 9th Street Port Angeles, WA 98363, (360) 457-8575, firstname.lastname@example.org.