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Peninsula School District investigating Fish Bowl injury

Sep 19, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School District is investigating the serious injury of Gig Harbor High School quarterback Koi Calhoun and other incidents at the Sept. 15 Fish Bowl football game between the

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Peninsula schools make course correction on teaching reading

Sep 06, 2023 | By:

One of Peninsula School District’s goals is for all students to be functional readers by the time they complete third grade. Achieving that goal would require 100% to meet grade

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Peninsula middle schoolers start new year in like-new buildings

Sep 05, 2023 | By:

Tuesday was a first day of school pretty much like any other: students pouring off big yellow buses. A lot of excitement mixed with the usual first-day jitters. More than

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Altrusa awards $29,000 from Empty Bowls fundraiser to six local groups

Aug 29, 2023 | By:

Altrusa International of Gig Harbor awarded $29,000 raised at the March 4 Empty Bowls event to six groups that provide food to families and children. Over the past eight years,

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Free back to school shopping this weekend at Community Clothing Drive and Giveaway

Aug 24, 2023 | By:

Students return to school in less than two weeks, a relief for many busy parents and some studious kids.   It can also be a cause of stress for some

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Badges will allow parents, district to monitor students on buses

Aug 23, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District is beta testing a badge scanning system that will enable the transportation staff and parents to monitor the location of students riding buses. Students at Swift Water

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Minerva Fund awards scholarships to nine local women

Aug 16, 2023 | By: Mary Williams

The Minerva Scholarship Fund introduced recipients of the 2023 Minerva Scholarships on Sunday, Aug. 6. Minerva Scholarship Chair Pat Berger presented the awards in front of a proud assembly of

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Gig Harbor library statistics provide a good read on the community

Aug 09, 2023 | By:

The Gig Harbor library on Point Fosdick Drive has the most visitors of the 19 branches in the Pierce County Library System. And those visitors checked out more books, movies,

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Harbor History Museum’s Shenandoah earns prestigious award; walls come next

Aug 03, 2023 | By:

The Harbor History Museum’s Shenandoah Restoration Project is riding a wave of momentum, hitting two milestones in recent weeks. The project won an Award of Excellence from the American Association

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Meet Peninsula schools’ two new armed safety and security officers

Aug 02, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District has hired two new armed safety and security officers. Unlike school resource officers, they are employees of the district. SROs are law enforcement officers contracted by the

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