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Discovery Elementary to get classroom doors

Dec 14, 2022 | By:

Last spring, parents and staff at Discovery Elementary School sounded off on a long-standing safety issue at the school, which lacks interior classroom doors in its main wing. The school,

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Get information on Peninsula Schools’ levies at meetings in January

Dec 09, 2022 | By:

Peninsula School District has set three meetings in January to inform the public about two levies that will be on the Feb. 14 ballot. District leaders will present information about

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Henderson Bay High School provides opportunity to all

Dec 02, 2022 | By: Aspen Tsurkanu

Henderson Bay High School started out with very small beginnings, opening in 1972 on the property of the Civic Center on the Key Peninsula. HBHS moved to the grounds of

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Harbor Heights students want more accessible playground

Nov 30, 2022 | By:

Olivia and Maddie DeRespini have taken over the family’s dining table, which is covered in skeins of yarn, scissors and other crafting materials. The sisters are busy making as many

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Peninsula High students collecting teddy bears for kids in Ukraine

Nov 23, 2022 | By:

Playing alone in a gymnasium with tall windows and green walls, Arseniy, 6, bounces a basketball and aims over and over for the hoop, impossibly high. “When they shoot, I

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Renovated Arletta schoolhouse prepared to bond community for another 84 years

Nov 15, 2022 | By:

PenMet held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its $1.6 million renovation of the circa-1938 Arletta Schoolhouse. Former students reminisced about attending classes there.

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Peninsula School Board approves levies for Feb. 14 ballot

Nov 10, 2022 | By:

The Peninsula School Board on Wednesday approved two levy measures for the Feb. 14 ballot that together would help fund operations, security and technology. Operations Levy The three-year Replacement Educational

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School District plans operations, security and tech levies for February ballot

Oct 21, 2022 | By:

Peninsula School District’s local operations levy, which supplements state funding for basic education, expires at the end of 2023. District officials aim to replace levy funding, which accounts for about

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

Oct 05, 2022 | By:

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

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

Sep 13, 2022 | By:

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

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