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.

Swift Water students, teachers jazzed about new school, happy to be back full-time

Oct 26, 2021

“The kids do fine with the masks. It’s just kind of been their normal.” — Carlyn HansonSmith, fourth-grade teacher

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Vaccination rate among Peninsula School District employees is 92.6%

Oct 23, 2021

Employees who have claimed a medical or religious exemption must test weekly.

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Olson, Beard express views on Peninsula School Board District 5 position

Oct 20, 2021

Two-time incumbent and banker David Olson is running against mental health therapist Juanita Beard.

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Butler, Ader competing for Peninsula School Board District 2 post

Oct 19, 2021

Jennifer Butler captured 54% of the vote in the August primary. Linda Ader garnered just 18%, but stands to gain more from two candidates she shared an ad with.

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Peninsula football cancels two games after COVID detected

Oct 18, 2021

The non-league game last week against Lincoln and a contest at Yelm Friday that had league title implications were called off.

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Peninsula School District says bus delays not related to vaccine mandate

Oct 18, 2021

Mandate has had “minimal impact” on staffing and no impact to educational services, superintendent says.

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Student assaulted by outsiders at Gig Harbor High

Oct 13, 2021

The victim was assaulted by five teens, who fled, but he wouldn’t cooperate with the police.

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Peninsula school bus drivers get a raise. What about the paraeducators?

Oct 04, 2021

Bus drivers in Peninsula School District, some of whom complained to the school board in August about low wages and tough working conditions, are getting a 7.5% raise. “Kids have

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Kids reconnect safely through outdoor library programs

Sep 21, 2021

Story time for the youngest and a STEAM program for grade-schoolers are both held in a big field next to the library’s parking lot.

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New Peninsula School District chief focused on students’ reentry, healing

Sep 05, 2021

Peninsula School District Superintendent Krestin Bahr takes charge amid a persistent surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant.

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