June 2017

Dear Port Angeles School Community,

A few 2016-17 success stories noted below indicate strong support by our community for Port Angeles schools and students. 

Staff recognized 130 graduating high school seniors during the May 16, 2017 Scholarship Recognition Night. Community donors and local organizations gave approximately $459.379 in award money, which combined with college awards yielded $2,320,862 for Port Angeles High School students.

Five Port Angeles teachers - Karen Doran, Tiffinny Blore, Heather Titterness, Britney Martin, and Susan Heyer - were awarded continuing education grants from the Beta Nu Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. 

The Port Angeles Education Foundation Celebrate Education Dinner fundraiser raised approximately $33,000 through its table sponsorships, ticket sales, and donations. The “Pass the Hat for Kids” fundraiser raised $14,545, which is included in the total, for the PAEF Teacher Grant Program.

The Port Angeles Downtown Association, its businesses, and Port Angeles School District teachers and students partnered to sponsor the Seventh Annual “Young@Art” Exhibit for Port Angeles students in approximately 40 locations throughout downtown Port Angeles.  

Thank you for your support of the February 14, 2017 educational programs and operation levy.  It will renew the expiring levy and will maintain levy funding for the Port Angeles School District for four years, 2018 through 2021. Levy dollars will continue to fund reasonably low class sizes, student transportation, athletics, music programs, extracurricular activities, special education, vocational programs, highly capable programs, technology, and maintenance.

Thank you to all our community partners. We appreciate your continued support of Port Angeles schools and students!

Marc Jackson, Ed.D.