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.

Peninsula students not flocking back to school as expected

Dec 18, 2021

An enrollment shortfall could take a toll on Peninsula School District’s budget, but coronavirus recovery funds will help.

Artondale is fourth new elementary building to open since January

Nov 23, 2021

Upbeat music sounded from a speaker outside the new Artondale Elementary School on Monday. A steady stream of cars pulled up in front of the recently completed, two-story building. Staff

No class schedule disruptions, but Peninsula teachers ‘overwhelmed’ from filling gaps

Nov 20, 2021

“People say they were ‘December tired’ in October.” — Carol Rivera, president Peninsula Education Association

Gig Harbor eateries: Here’s what’s new and on deck

Nov 13, 2021

Crumbl Cookies is turning heads in the north end of town, and a new fish house is coming to the waterfront among other pending openings.

Peninsula schools’ Test to Stay program working as planned

Nov 08, 2021

Unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 now miss a fraction of the in-person learning days formerly lost to quarantine, district officials report.

Peninsula School District plans vaccine clinics to include students under 12

Oct 29, 2021

District officials have wheels in motion to offer COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5-11 at upcoming school-based clinics pending FDA approval of the shot, which came Friday.

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.