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.

Minerva Scholarship Fund accepting applications

Feb 01, 2023 | By:

The Minerva Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. Women who live or work within the boundaries of the Peninsula School District and have experienced at least

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Kids’ Gig playground charms with nods to local landmarks

Jan 27, 2023 | By:

After two decades of play, faded paint and missing parts, much of The Kids’ Gig local history is lost to Gig Harbor newcomers like us. 

So the kids and I recently set out to rediscover what’s been lost clues built into the park’s design, current pics, internet archives, and historical photos to help bring those cool features back to light.

Read on to see what we found.

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Gig Harbor speech and debate making a persuasive case

Jan 24, 2023 | By:

Members of the Gig Harbor High School speech and debate team are competing in person this year for the first time since the pandemic. During the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons,

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Two ballot drop boxes moving to new locations

Jan 24, 2023 | By:

Two Gig Harbor-area ballot drop boxes are moving to new locations ahead of the Feb. 14 Peninsula School District levy request. The downtown Gig Harbor drop box will now be

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School district investigating alleged racist comment at girls basketball game

Jan 23, 2023 | By:

Peninsula School District has launched an investigation into claims of racist comments made at a Jan. 11 girls basketball game between Peninsula High School and Gig Harbor High School. The

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Curious by Nature outdoor preschool adds new campus

Jan 18, 2023 | By:

The day the barred owl arrived, children at Curious by Nature outdoor preschool watched in rapt attention, listening quietly. Back in the classroom, their questions and speculation about the mysterious

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Two in Tow & On the Go: Get to know Crescent Creek Park

Jan 12, 2023 | By:

Hey, guys! The new year is officially upon us and I’m excited to be writing my very first column in Gig Harbor Now to share all the local places to take kids in 2023. But, before we move forward, let’s take a quick look back. Way back – to 1915 when the site of Gig Harbor’s present-day Crescent Creek Park first began to take shape.

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Peninsula elementary students take their learning outdoors

Dec 15, 2022 | By:

A gaggle of 4- and 5-year-old students at Evergreen Elementary stood in line, squirming with excitement Tuesday at the gated entrance to a wide-open field graced only by a circle

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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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