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.

Long-running Gig Harbor preschool closes, unable to secure a location

Oct 05, 2022

The evening before their daughter Thea was to start her first day at Rainy Dayz Preschool, Jon and Cecily Novotney stopped by the school to make sure they knew the

Success of student-run Cool Kids Café shows why schools need more paraeducators

Sep 13, 2022

Hans Cagabcab carefully carried a hot drink down the hall of Goodman Middle School on Friday, delivering the beverage with a smile to school counselor Erika Nemecek. Cagabcab, who is

First day of school: ‘Things are getting a little back to normal’

Aug 31, 2022

There were hugs and high fives. New backpacks, new shoes and carefully styled hair. There were a few nerves, a few tears and at least one wistful backward glance. In

Students head back to school as district seeks drivers, paraeducators, subs

Aug 30, 2022

When classes started last year, Peninsula School District scrambled to cover classrooms and bus routes due to social distancing measures to stem Covid-19. The outlook is more favorable this year,

Tacoma Community College brings ESL program to this side of the bridge

Aug 17, 2022

Tacoma Community College has long had an English as a Second Language program for adults seeking to improve their fluency in reading, writing and speaking English. But until this year,

As wildfire season flares up, here’s how to evaluate your home’s risk

Aug 09, 2022

Our wet spring brought a welcome reprieve from wildfires and smoke that have plagued Western Washington in recent years. But summer isn’t over by a long shot, and wildfire season

Drone pilot training on the horizon for Peninsula and Gig Harbor high school students

Aug 04, 2022

Peninsula and Gig Harbor high school students will have the chance to train for drone pilot certification starting this spring, the Peninsula School District announced Wednesday. Students in the district’s

Peninsula teachers’ union negotiates raise to address inflation

Jun 30, 2022

The new contract also calls for lower class sizes in the youngest grades.

School district promises classroom doors for Discovery; Here’s the plan so far

Jun 29, 2022

Supply chain issues will slow the process, Peninsula’s facilities head says.

School District Strategic Plan sets stage for changes to come

Jun 22, 2022

If Peninsula School District were a corporation, its 2022-26 Strategic Plan would be the equivalent of a long-term business plan. But instead of delivering commercial goods or services, the district