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Peninsula School District to eliminate 40 non-teaching positions

Mar 24, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School Board on Thursday approved a plan to cut $12 million from next school year’s budget by eliminating 40 staff positions, none of them teachers. The district needs

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Captain Seahawk slashes lunch debt at Peninsula High School

Mar 23, 2023 | By:

The $6,000 donation was one of several items deemed routine business. The gift “to pay off delinquent lunch accounts” at Peninsula High School was accepted without discussion or debate as

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Peninsula School District embracing potential of ChatGPT

Mar 16, 2023 | By:

Kara Beloate, an English teacher at Peninsula High School, isn’t banning her students from using ChatGPT as part of their school work. She’s encouraging it. Released in November by OpenAI,

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Peninsula School District likely facing $12 million budget gap in ’23-24

Mar 01, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District is bracing for an estimated $12 million in budget cuts next year, stemming from reduced enrollment and the end of a pandemic school finance rule. The district

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Investigator unable to substantiate alleged slur at girls basketball game

Feb 25, 2023 | By:

Allegations of a racial slur at a Jan. 11 girls’ basketball game between Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools are unsubstantiated, according to an investigation initiated by Peninsula School District.

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Purdy highway work will impact parking at Peninsula High

Feb 22, 2023 | By:

After being held up by winter and supply chain issues, work is expected to begin in March on replacing a fish-blocking culvert under the Highway 302 spur in Purdy. During

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New Black Student Union at Gig Harbor High has big goals

Feb 20, 2023 | By:

Leila Jeneby and Jasmine Lopez felt an instant bond when they met this fall at Gig Harbor High School. Jeneby, a sophomore, had recently moved from Seattle. Lopez, a senior,

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Podcast helps Gig Harbor senior find her voice

Feb 15, 2023 | By:

With time to kill during the Covid-19 lockdown, Anna Daetwiler listened to a lot of podcasts. Now she has her own.  Daetwiler, a senior at Gig Harbor High School, recently

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Voters approving two Peninsula School District levies

Feb 14, 2023 | By:

Voters gave the Peninsula School District two Valentine’s Day gifts. By comfortable margins, voters approved both a local levy to replace an expiring one and a security and technology levy.

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Harbor Ridge students stage ‘Lion King’ with help from foundation

Feb 13, 2023 | By:

Students at Harbor Ridge Middle School entertained their peers Friday with a performance of “The Lion King Jr.” The beloved musical (adapted for youth actors) came to life through familiar

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