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Sports bus no-shows leave GHHS wrestlers scrambling to attend meets

Jan 11, 2024 | By:

Communication issues, both internal and external, resulted in several no-shows for buses taking Gig Harbor High School wrestlers to meets in December, according to Peninsula School District’s transportation director. Parents and athletes have been left scrambling at the last minute to secure rides in their own cars, with friends or other families. The team had

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Two In Tow & On The Go: Artondale student art show on display at Gig Harbor Civic Center

Dec 15, 2023 | By:

Mrs. Oake’s second-grade class at Artondale Elementary School has an art show this December at Gig Harbor City Hall, 3510 Grandview St.

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Investigation documents reveal details of highly tense Fish Bowl

Dec 08, 2023 | By:

The Peninsula School District disciplined coaches from both Gig Harbor and Peninsula high schools following the chaotic Fish Bowl football game on Sept. 15, documents obtained via a public records request show. The district issued letters of reprimand to the coaches. The district also placed several Gig Harbor coaches on leave for an unknown period

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Peninsula School District warns parents of temporary bus route cancelations

Dec 06, 2023 | By:

Editor’s note: The Peninsula School District will offer excused absences and tardies to students delayed by bus route cancelations. An earlier version of this story misstated that fact. The Peninsula School District warned parents on Tuesday that as of Wednesday morning, their child’s bus route could be canceled for the day. They’d be notified by

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Chum Fest brings lots of families (but no salmon) to Donkey Creek

Nov 20, 2023 | By:

The salmon didn’t show up, but hundreds of festival goers did. The 2023 Chum Festival, hosted by Harbor WildWatch, was a family-friendly walk this year, with hands-on learning activities along txʷaalqəł Estuary from Austin Park, behind Harbor History Museum, and to Donkey Creek Park. To keep it fun, participants received a small passport book to

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School district, community groups ponder fate of KGHP radio station

Nov 09, 2023 | By:

More than 30 people with an interest in the fate of KGHP-FM radio showed up Tuesday to a meeting hosted by Peninsula School District, which owns the station. Some were faithful listeners of KGHP, which has operated since 1988. Some were volunteer program hosts who have kept the station on air since its manager was

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Elementary students get ready to rhumba with ballroom dance lessons

Nov 08, 2023 | By:

Sultry tango music plays in a half-empty portable classroom at Voyager Elementary School. Chairs and tables have been pushed aside to create a small dance floor, where students in pairs mark the beat with their feet. Step, step, step, to-the-side and close. “T-A-N-G-O,” calls out instructor Roxanne Nielsen, helping count the rhythm. It may not

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Meeting planned Tuesday on fate of KGHP-FM radio station

Nov 02, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District officials will host a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 7, to discuss the fate of KGHP-FM, the district-owned radio station that’s been in operation since 1988. The meeting is at 1 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Educational Services Center (district administration office), 14015 62nd Ave. NW, Gig Harbor. The public is welcome. Current and

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Books in a Bus a perfect pairing of owner’s love of reading and Volkswagons

Nov 02, 2023 | By:

A fidgety, exuberant buzz runs through the classroom as the afternoon kicks off at Gig Harbor Co-operative Preschool. There’s a special visitor today. She’s tan, wears four wheels and lots of colorful stickers, and she’s too big to fit inside the classroom. It’s Connie’s Books in a Bus. Accompanied by GHCP teacher Nadine Mart, small

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Incumbent West faces challenger for board seat in Peninsula School District

Oct 25, 2023 | By:

Only one of three school board races in Peninsula School District is contested in this year’s Nov. 7 general election. Chuck West, incumbent candidate for the District 1 director seat, faces challenger Jack Mende of Gig Harbor. Running unopposed to defend their respective positions on the school board are incumbents Lori Glover, running for the

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