Education

Gig Harbor Now staff are proud to provide coverage of Peninsula School District, Tacoma Community College, private schools and home schools, emphasizing the value and experiences of learning here and beyond.

School District Strategic Plan sets stage for changes to come

Jun 22, 2022

If Peninsula School District were a corporation, its 2022-26 Strategic Plan would be the equivalent of a long-term business plan. But instead of delivering commercial goods or services, the district

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Class of 2022: ‘There’s no time to waste’ after pandemic’s disruptions

Jun 16, 2022

The Class of 2022 has lived the arc of the COVID-19 pandemic. They began with a normal freshman year. In spring of their sophomore year, schools shut down and learning

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Discovery Elementary parents demand answers on door safety issue

Jun 10, 2022

Parents of students at Discovery Elementary School on Wednesday got a chance to sound off about the lack of interior classroom doors, an issue that lately resurfaced as a security

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Salon Day at Henderson Bay leaves students looking sharp for the summer

Jun 07, 2022

Hair dryers whirred amid a background of relaxing music Monday, Salon Day at Henderson Bay High School. Twinkling lights illuminated black and white curtains in the entryway of what had,

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Parents, teachers alarmed about lack of interior doors at Discovery Elementary

Jun 01, 2022

Special education teacher Wendi Fein was attending a threat assessment meeting this spring at Discovery Elementary School. An actual lockdown occurred during the meeting. Fein’s thoughts immediately turned to teachers

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With help from 3D printer, students enter Shark Tank

May 31, 2022

Has this ever happened to you? You’re at a ball game. It’s chilly. You’re wearing gloves, cheering on your favorite team. But instead of a loud clap, your hands go

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Students measure plastic waste at Kopachuck Middle School

May 24, 2022

Students in the STEAM Club at Kopachuck Middle School wanted to find out how much plastic waste was generated on their campus. They recently spent a couple weeks collecting empty

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Peninsula School District sticks with plan to curtail Chinese program

May 17, 2022

Despite efforts by Chinese language students to save Chinese 1 in the upcoming school year, Peninsula School District is going through with its plan to cut the entry-level course because

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Meet Gig Harbor’s Students of Distinction

May 16, 2022

Gig Harbor Now is posting profiles of each of the 25 Students of Distinction being honored by the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. The students will be honored during a banquet

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‘Digital citizenship’ a key part of the curriculum at Peninsula schools

May 12, 2022

Time was, the job of an IT director was all about making sure students had enough devices and that everyone could get online. These days, Kris Hagel, director of digital

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