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.

Swift Water students, teachers jazzed about new school, happy to be back full-time

Oct 26, 2021

“The kids do fine with the masks. It’s just kind of been their normal.” — Carlyn HansonSmith, fourth-grade teacher

Vaccination rate among Peninsula School District employees is 92.6%

Oct 23, 2021

Employees who have claimed a medical or religious exemption must test weekly.

Olson, Beard express views on Peninsula School Board District 5 position

Oct 20, 2021

Two-time incumbent and banker David Olson is running against mental health therapist Juanita Beard.

Butler, Ader competing for Peninsula School Board District 2 post

Oct 19, 2021

Jennifer Butler captured 54% of the vote in the August primary. Linda Ader garnered just 18%, but stands to gain more from two candidates she shared an ad with.

Peninsula School District says bus delays not related to vaccine mandate

Oct 18, 2021

Mandate has had “minimal impact” on staffing and no impact to educational services, superintendent says.

Peninsula school bus drivers get a raise. What about the paraeducators?

Oct 04, 2021

Bus drivers in Peninsula School District, some of whom complained to the school board in August about low wages and tough working conditions, are getting a 7.5% raise. “Kids have messes on buses, they throw up on buses, they rip our bus seats. There’s all kinds of stuff we deal with, but the majority of

New Peninsula School District chief focused on students’ reentry, healing

Sep 05, 2021

Peninsula School District Superintendent Krestin Bahr takes charge amid a persistent surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant.

Peninsula schools to reopen amid rise in COVID cases

Sep 04, 2021

Students will be returning to school, though in masks, five days a week: “That will be our moment of celebration,” one teacher says.

New Peninsula schools completed ahead of schedule

Sep 03, 2021

Three new Peninsula schools will be ready for students on Sept. 7 and the fourth, Artondale, will open later in the fall.