Graham-Kapowsin High School


Upcoming Events


  • Daily Schedule

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 1/17/2023




    WEDNESDAY (01/25): NO SCHOOL (PD Day #2)















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  • Student Transfer Requests for 2023-24

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 1/16/2023

    Student transfer requests for the 2023-24 school year may be completed and submitted online from the district’s website beginning on January 4, 2023. All transfer requests will be done electronically. The first consideration deadline for accepting student transfer requests for the 2023-24 school year will be March 10, 2023, for all grades, K through 12. Approval or denial of transfer requests will be based on established criteria outlined in School Board policies and procedures 3131 and 3141. Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area. For more information, call Mary Ann Mulloy-White at 253-800-2012 for secondary or Rayna Messer at 253-800-2014 for elementary.


    Students who are currently approved for in-district student transfers do not have to complete a new form unless they are changing from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.

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  • Announcements

    Posted by KAREN TOUT on 9/1/2022

    Here are your announcements for Thursday, Jan 26, 2023.



    10 Minute Plays: 10 Minute Play performances are this week! This year we have 3 short student directed plays all performed on the same night. Performances are this Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased in advance on the GK website under payments and purchases, at the ASB Office, or with cash at the door.  

    Sophomore Dance: Attention all Sophomores!!!  Our first class dance of the year is for you.  Tickets go on sale January 30 in the ASB office.  You must be passing 4 out of 5 of your current classes.  The tickets are 15 dollars each and you can bring a guest.  Guest passes are due by February 7th.  Come enjoy the fun.  There will also be a Freshman and Junior dance in the future.  Details to come at a later date.


    Yearbook: Yearbook will be setting up a table at lunch to collect student life photos. This can be pictures of you with your friends, family, pets, or doing things outside of school like snowboarding or going to a Seahawks game. Look for our table in the lunchroom today! 


    Multicultural Club: Interested in sharing your culture or leaning about other cultures? The multicultural club meets every Wednesday after school in room 122H.


    Writing Center: Are you struggling with a Writing assignment? Do you wish your grades were better than they are? The Writing Center is open all three lunches and during study support. Even if you just need a quiet place to work--we are here to help!


    Scholarship Opportunity: Seniors, if you played a varsity sport and plan to attend school this fall after graduation, you may be eligible for the $3,000 Ben B. Cheney Foundation scholarship. Visit their website at to read all the eligibility and complete your application. You can also find the link on the Career Center Canvas page under March.
    All complete and eligible applications received by March 15 will be reviewed


    ID Cards: Students, remember you should have your ID cards on you at all times and have them out and ready to show when entering the building. If you have not received an ID card or have lost yours, let Mrs. George in the ASB office know.

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  • Bethel District Information

    Posted by BSD on 9/8/2021

    SLHS Bowling wins Pierce County 3A League Title

    The Spanaway Lake High School Girls Bowling team continues to dominate the competition! The girls recently took home the Pierce County 3A League Title for the second year in a row, beating out the next closest team by nearly 1,000 pins!  On top of that, the entire varsity team was also named first team in the All Conference selections, with Tamia Yeager once again being named league MVP. Well done!


    Sailor returns home and surprises daughter at school!

    Centennial Elementary first grader Isabella Kraften got a fantastic surprise when her dad, Jason, showed up at school to see her. Jason is in the Navy and has been stationed in Hawaii for several years. He was just transferred back to Washington and couldn’t wait to tell her!


    Join the South Sound Housing Affordability Partners advisory Board

    The South Sound Housing Affordability Partners is accepting community members’ applications for appointment to its Advisory Board. Established in 2021, SSHA3P is an intergovernmental collaboration in Pierce County working to create and preserve affordable, attainable, and accessible housing throughout our communities. Learn more and apply here:


    2-Minute News of the Week Podcast!

    Give us two minutes, and we’ll give you a taste of all the most interesting things happening in our district this week. It’s all part of our brand new mini-podcast, which comes out every Monday and is available on all major podcast platforms. Check out the latest episode here:


    Podcast Episode 26: This POD really ties the room together

    This week, we chat with two JROTC Cadets about their experience in the program and their future plans. We also sit down with Dr. David Hammond, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools to discuss new school construction, Camas Prairie’s national award, and the Seinfeld character he most relates to! All that, plus a few too many Big Lebowski references on this week’s show. New episodes drop on Thursdays at and on all popular podcast services.


    Highly Capable Referrals

    It's time for Highly Capable referrals! Anyone (parents, teachers, community, etc.) can refer a student to be tested for potential qualification in next year's Highly Capable programs. Referrals are due on January 31. Learn more about the program and fill out an online referral form here:



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  • Canvas Help for Parents

    Posted by GKHS on 9/2/2020
    Parent Registration and Student Observation

    In this video, you will get an overview of how to register for a Canvas account as a parent or guardian to observe students and their interactions within a course.
    (Last updated 2015-11-03)

    To view subtitles for this video, click the CC button in the tool bar and select a language.

    Learn from and share ideas with other Canvas users:
    View the script for this tutorial:

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GKHS Twitter

Principal's Message

  • Welcome to the 2022/23 School Year GKHS families! I am excited to welcome students back to what will be a great school year. At GKHS we believe that Orange and Blue Starts with YOU. YOU stands for “Your personal best everyday,” “Own your future,” and “Understand we are one.” This is the language that teachers use with students as they work toward graduation and life after graduation. We want every student to feel a sense of belonging at GKHS.

    This summer the construction team has been busy at work on our expansion project. Students will notice some changes when they return in the fall. The full project- including the 3rd wing – will be complete in the summer of 2023 so this year we will still have areas of the school under construction.

    We have several supports we will offer students this year. We will continue to have the Writing Center available during lunch and study support to work with students for any writing-based assignments such as English or Social Studies papers, Science labs, or other assignments. This will be in room 232. We will have a math tutoring center in room 256 that will be available during all lunches, study support, and select days after school. Students should be aware of these resources and the availability of staff to support them in their learning.


    Mr. Yarkosky