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Friday is Late Start/Early Release  (8:45 - 12:15)

Rhody Chimacum Band Performances


  • Friday 4/17 - 6th Grade Band in Kiddie Parade.  6th grade can stay with Mr. Gourley and catch 2 pm bus to parade (bring snacks!), or can meet the 6th grade band near Aldriches Market in Uptown Port Townsend. 
  • Saturday 4/18  - 7th/8th Grade Band in Grand Parade -  Meet at Courthouse, 11:30 am



SBAC Testing.  This is different from MAP testing that we’ve done earlier in the year.  MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing is conducted throughout the year to track a student’s progress. SBAC testing, which occurs only in May, is a state requirement.  Once a student gets to high school, satisfactory SBAC scores are required for high school graduation.   Please encourage your student to be ready for testing by getting a good night’s sleep, arriving on time and eating breakfast.  Test dates are May 14, 15, 20 and 28-30.    Please help us stay on track by scheduling appointments after school or on other days of the week.  Our school scores will show on our State Report Card on the OSPI website next year.


Next Year Scheduling is happening NOW!

Parents of 8th Grade Students:  Please ask your students about their registration for 9th grade classes. They completed a tentative schedule to review with you at home.  If you haven’t already done so, please return the forms ASAP.


Parents of 6th and 7th grade students - please look for scheduling paperwork coming home this week, due back Friday.  Our schedule of electives for next year's 7th and 8th graders is very tentative at the moment.  Students are likely to be assigned a rotation of PE with other exploratory classes.  Teachers are still being determined.  What students need to decide:

 #1 - Are they going to take Band or Choir 

 #2 - Are they going to play a sport next year with the possibility of a PE waiver 

#3 -Next year's 8th graders who are interested in taking HS Language and have strong English skills (SBAC and MAP scores are high), can indicate an interest in early language electives.


Longboats – 7th Grade.  This fabulous outdoor ed opportunity takes place at the Maritime Center in Port Townsend.  Students will be on field trip May 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30.  Some teams will return late on some days, be sure to follow along with Ms. Berg’s updates.


June 7 – Youth Summit Field Trip  - Needs parent volunteers. Contact Mr. Gonzalez if you are able to join. Al_gonzalez@csd49.org or 302-5960


Market Day – 6th Grade.  A lot goes in to creating a successful store. Be sure to ask your student about their plans for Market Day.   Families are invited to join us on June 6, from 8-10 am as the 6th grade class puts on this old-world market.  No actual cash required. Come shop!


Cheer-leading – 8th grade students can sign up for Cheer next year. Sign up sheets in the Middle School office, open to all.



In Our Community:


Please participate in Jefferson County’s Community Health Survey -  www.surveymonkey.com/r/JeffersonHealthSurvey

Attend a community conversation: May 15th at the Chimacum Fire Station 6:30-8 pm, refreshments provided.


Boffer – Jefferson County Library  hosts this fantastic fun for all on May 17th,  3 pm – 4:30 pm

Free Cyber Security Camp for Middle School Students in Poulsbo this summer. Sponsored by Western Wa Universtiy. More information at:  https://cse.wwu.edu/computer-science/cybersecurity-camp-0



Adventures at Sea, Maritime 101 - $100   (open to 8th grade students entering High School)

Earn School Credit while you become a mariner.  Vessel Operations CTE Class.

Learn to sail, navigate, manage emergencies, tie knots, read tides, hold anchor watches and more!  Earn ½ CTE Credit.  June 16 – 21 or August 17 - 22

Registration is now open.  More info at sites.google.com/ptschools.org/porttownsendmaritimeacademy/summer-programs

Register: bremertonschools.org/domain/1317


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