Kent School District February/March 2023

Heather Contreras is KSD's Teacher of the Year

Heather Contreras was surprised with a presentation on Monday, February 27. She was chosen for her commitment to students and her support of other staff members. Join us in celebrating this outstanding achievement for Heather as our Teacher of the Year!

February Highlights

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

In celebration of Black History Month, students presented their artwork to the KSD Board at a recent meeting. Students throughout the district had previously submitted artwork for a student art campaign celebrating Black Lives Matter Week of Action. The winning artwork was also displayed across KSD devices during this week as well.

LiV's Table - A Table for All

In celebration of Black History Month, KSD highlights Olivia Yuhashi. She is a young Black business owner in our community and a KSD graduate. Thank you, Olivia, for creating room for everyone at your table through your work in the community.

Field Trip to Skills Incorporated

Kent Laboratory Academy's Mechatronics and 3D Computer Machining classes were able to visit Skills Inc. earlier this month. Not only were students able to learn more about aerospace manufacturing, but they also had an opportunity to tour the production floor. This field trip allowed students to connect the material they have learned in class to possible career opportunities in the working field.

National School

Counseling Week

The 2023 theme was School Counselors: Helping Students Dream Big. KSD counselors not only help students to dream big, but also support them in making these dreams a reality. Thank you counselors!

PTA Founder's Day

Christine Deacon (pictured above with her family) has been a PTA member for the past

decade. She enjoys bringing different learning experiences to students through PTA. She also encourages parents and guardians to join however they can. Thank you,


KSD Community News

2016 Bond - Thank You Voters

River Ridge Elementary is our newest school that opened in the fall of 2021. This school is a direct result of the 2016 Bond that was approved by voters. KSD thanks you for supporting our schools.

2023 Bond Conversations

We invite you to learn more about the 2023 Bond measure at the next meeting on March 9 at Meridian Middle School. For questions, email [email protected]

Remember to vote on April 25, 2023

2023 Bond

The 2023 Bond funds will be used to make major repairs, replacements, and upgrades in our schools and facilities across the district, all with a projected 8% drop in the local, school tax rate. View 2023 Bond Projects for your student's school and remember to vote on April 25.

Be In The Know

Attention Current Fifth and Sixth Grade Families

KSD invites you to attend a Middle School Night at your student's new school. This event aims to provide a smooth transition from elementary to middle school. You can meet the principal and staff, tour the campus, and learn about programs and clubs offered at your new school. Contact your student's middle school directly for more information.

KSD Strategic Plan Community Conversations

Join us at an upcoming in-person event to learn more about the Strategic Plan update process, ask questions, and share feedback on our draft plan. Childcare and interpreters will be available upon request. Food will also be provided.

Attention Class of 2023!

We are excited to announce two opportunities to facilitate admissions into college and universities through the Guaranteed Admissions and Automatic Admissions Programs. Opt-In before March 17, 2023.

Health Care for All Students

Hazel Health has partnered with KSD to provide access to quality health care services for all students, at no cost to families, this school year. Sign up today!

March Happenings

Music in Our Schools Month

The National Association for Music Education has designated March as Music in our Schools Month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children – and to remind citizens that school is where all children should have access to music. Join us in March as we highlight the amazing music programs and classes within KSD.

National Nutrition Month

During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. This year's theme is "Fuel for the Future."

Women's History Month

KSD also celebrates the vital role of women in American History during March. Join us as we share facts about these roles and impacts during Women's History Month.


Daylight Savings Time Begins

Remember to spring forward one hour on Sunday, March 12.

KSD is Hiring!

Become a substitute teacher, paraeducator, or clerical staff member in KSD! 

We have immediate openings for these positions. Learn more about the requirements and apply to join Team KSD today!

February Calendar Highlights

Check our district calendar and your school's calendar for details and more upcoming events!

March: Music in Our Schools Month

March: National Nutrition Month

March: Women's History Month

March1: 2-Hour Early Release

March 2: NEA Read Across America

March 8: International Women's Day

March 8: Child Find Screening

March 8: 2-Hour Early Release

March 8: School Board Regular Meeting

March 9: 2023 Bond Conversations

March 11: Strategic Plan Community Conversation

March 12: Daylight Savings Time Begins

March 13-17: Education Support Professionals Week

March 15: 2-Hour Early Release

March 15: Middle School Night

March 16: Strategic Plan Community Conversation

March 17: Guaranteed & Automatic Admissions Program Opt-In Deadline

March 22: Child Find Screening

March 22: 2-Hour Early Release

March 22: School Board Regular Meeting

March 22: Middle School Night

March 23: 2023 Bond Conversations

March 28: Strategic Plan Community Conversation

March 29: 2-Hour Early Release

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