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Three of Peninsula’s new elementary buildings recognized as ‘green’ schools

Feb 04, 2022 | By:

Evergreen, Pioneer and Swift Water elementary schools were built with funds from the 2019 bond.

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Local student support group reaps large surprise donation

Feb 03, 2022 | By:

Communities in Schools Peninsula received $800,000 from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

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Parents now have until Wednesday to weigh in on state’s school vaccine survey

Jan 31, 2022 | By:

“I really encourage families to fill this out because this will be a public record and information that will go directly to the Board of Health.” — Peninsula schools Superintendent Krestin Bahr

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Peninsula teachers survey: 51% have considered leaving this year

Jan 31, 2022 | By:

Teachers’ union is seeking a grant to support teacher retention and staff well-being.

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At mid-year mark, Peninsula schools’ new Navy cadet corps program is flourishing

Jan 26, 2022 | By:

“I want our kids to leave this program and be able to survive and thrive in any environment, in any location.” Darrell Hood, Lt. Cmdr., USN (Ret), Director of Naval Science, NJROTC/NNDCC, Peninsula School District

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Good For You: Gig Harbor grad stars in PLU opera; Students make the grades

Jan 24, 2022 | By:

Keast playing starring role in ‘Julius Caesar’ Arthur Keast, a 2018 Peninsula School District Student of Distinction in Music, will be performing the title role in Handel’s opera, “Julius Caesar,”

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Peninsula schools plan to keep classrooms open if at all possible

Jan 14, 2022 | By:

Superintendent pledges to keep classrooms open as district monitors staff absences due to COVID.

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Old Artondale school comes down one giant bite at a time

Jan 03, 2022 | By:

“I’m sad that the place where I made my memories is gone, but I’m excited that there’s a new place for other people to make those memories.” — Shannon Gillespie, former Artondale Elementary School student

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Peninsula schools set to open Monday on schedule despite snow, COVID surge

Dec 31, 2021 | By:

District transportation officials will evaluate road conditions over the weekend.

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Peninsula students not flocking back to school as expected

Dec 18, 2021 | By:

An enrollment shortfall could take a toll on Peninsula School District’s budget, but coronavirus recovery funds will help.

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