Christina T Henry

Christina T Henry is a freelance journalist reporting on local news from the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond. Chris lives in Port Orchard and formerly wrote for the Kitsap Sun. Her beats have included education, local government and that quirky and capricious grab-bag we call community news. She enjoys our beautiful PNW trails, open water swimming and cycling.

Gig Harbor, Peninsula could play in different divisions of same league next year

Feb 19, 2024

Peninsula and Gig Harbor high schools will play in different divisions, but “cross-town competitions” will continue, district says

Newly formed nonprofit wants to adopt school district’s KGHP

Feb 12, 2024

A small group of radio enthusiasts has offered to assume management of KGHP-FM, the 36-year-old radio station that Peninsula School District is looking to rehome. A gap remains, however, between the newly-formed nonprofit’s vision for the station and the district’s plans. In a “next steps” meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, that drew more than 30 attendees,

Peninsula School District gauging parents’ interest in outdoor education

Feb 06, 2024

Peninsula School District is conducting a survey to gauge parents’ interest in outdoor education for their children. The survey, available here, closes Feb. 19. The survey is also available to the general public to identify potential community partners for the district’s outdoor education initiative. The district will launch the Eagle Quest Outdoor Learning Program, based

Peninsula School District receives anonymous gift to erase lunch debt in Key Peninsula schools

Jan 18, 2024

An anonymous donation of $34,425 will hack into Peninsula School District’s ballooning student lunch debt, which now stands at just more than $100,000. The school board  gratefully and formally accepted the donation Tuesday, Jan. 16. The donor earmarked the money specifically for schools on the Key Peninsula. Those include Vaughn, Evergreen and Minter Creek elementary

Sports bus no-shows leave GHHS wrestlers scrambling to attend meets

Jan 11, 2024

Communication issues, both internal and external, resulted in several no-shows for buses taking Gig Harbor High School wrestlers to meets in December, according to Peninsula School District’s transportation director. Parents and athletes have been left scrambling at the last minute to secure rides in their own cars, with friends or other families. The team had

Peninsula School District warns parents of temporary bus route cancelations

Dec 06, 2023

Editor’s note: The Peninsula School District will offer excused absences and tardies to students delayed by bus route cancelations. An earlier version of this story misstated that fact. The Peninsula School District warned parents on Tuesday that as of Wednesday morning, their child’s bus route could be canceled for the day. They’d be notified by

School district, community groups ponder fate of KGHP radio station

Nov 09, 2023

More than 30 people with an interest in the fate of KGHP-FM radio showed up Tuesday to a meeting hosted by Peninsula School District, which owns the station. Some were faithful listeners of KGHP, which has operated since 1988. Some were volunteer program hosts who have kept the station on air since its manager was

Elementary students get ready to rhumba with ballroom dance lessons

Nov 08, 2023

Sultry tango music plays in a half-empty portable classroom at Voyager Elementary School. Chairs and tables have been pushed aside to create a small dance floor, where students in pairs mark the beat with their feet. Step, step, step, to-the-side and close. “T-A-N-G-O,” calls out instructor Roxanne Nielsen, helping count the rhythm. It may not

Meeting planned Tuesday on fate of KGHP-FM radio station

Nov 02, 2023

Peninsula School District officials will host a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, to discuss the fate of KGHP-FM, the district-owned radio station that’s been in operation since 1988. The meeting is at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Educational Services Center (district administration office), 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. The public is welcome. Current and

Incumbent West faces challenger for board seat in Peninsula School District

Oct 25, 2023

Only one of three school board races in Peninsula School District is contested in this year’s Nov. 7 general election. Chuck West, incumbent candidate for the District 1 director seat, faces challenger Jack Mende of Gig Harbor. Running unopposed to defend their respective positions on the school board are incumbents Lori Glover, running for the