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.

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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First day of school: ‘Things are getting a little back to normal’

Aug 31, 2022 | By:

There were hugs and high fives. New backpacks, new shoes and carefully styled hair. There were a few nerves, a few tears and at least one wistful backward glance. In

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Students head back to school as district seeks drivers, paraeducators, subs

Aug 30, 2022 | By:

When classes started last year, Peninsula School District scrambled to cover classrooms and bus routes due to social distancing measures to stem Covid-19. The outlook is more favorable this year,

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Natural gas line project to create traffic delays, noise

Aug 29, 2022 | By:

PSE will begin installing a gas main as early as Sept. 1, much of it following Burnham Drive.

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Tacoma Community College brings ESL program to this side of the bridge

Aug 17, 2022 | By:

Tacoma Community College has long had an English as a Second Language program for adults seeking to improve their fluency in reading, writing and speaking English. But until this year,

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Brian Wickens named new principal at Harbor Ridge

Aug 15, 2022 | By:

Brian Wickens is the new principal at Harbor Ridge Middle School, Peninsula School District announced last week. Wickens replaces Mike Benoit, who previously was announced as the new principal at

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Free books for Gig Harbor youngsters, courtesy of Dolly Parton 

Aug 08, 2022 | By:

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is coming to Gig Harbor thanks to a partnership with Gig Harbor Rotary and Altrusa International of Gig Harbor. The book-gifting program, operating under the umbrella

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Drone pilot training on the horizon for Peninsula and Gig Harbor high school students

Aug 04, 2022 | By:

Peninsula and Gig Harbor high school students will have the chance to train for drone pilot certification starting this spring, the Peninsula School District announced Wednesday. Students in the district’s

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Mike Benoit named new principal at Peninsula High School

Aug 04, 2022 | By:

Peninsula School District announced Wednesday that Mike Benoit will be the new principal at Peninsula High School starting in the 2022-23 school year. Benoit, the current principal at Harbor Ridge

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