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.

Peninsula teachers survey: 51% have considered leaving this year

Jan 31, 2022

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

“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

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

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

“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

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

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

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Artondale is fourth new elementary building to open since January

Nov 23, 2021

Upbeat music sounded from a speaker outside the new Artondale Elementary School on Monday. A steady stream of cars pulled up in front of the recently completed, two-story building. Staff

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No class schedule disruptions, but Peninsula teachers ‘overwhelmed’ from filling gaps

Nov 20, 2021

“People say they were ‘December tired’ in October.” — Carol Rivera, president Peninsula Education Association

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Peninsula schools’ Test to Stay program working as planned

Nov 08, 2021

Unvaccinated students exposed to COVID-19 now miss a fraction of the in-person learning days formerly lost to quarantine, district officials report.

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