3:45 PM - 4:30 PM Project Lead the Way Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Sakai Talent Show
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Blakely Replacement Community Information Night
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Circle of Friends: Districtwide Celebration
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM School Bus Driver Job Fair
Remember to vote by May 24 – To be counted in the Presidential Primary, ballots must be postmarked by election day, May 24, or deposited by 8 p.m. in the ballot drop box. The drop box is located at 8489 Madison Ave NE, just west of the school district office. For additional information, visit the Kitsap County Auditor website.
Project Lead the Way Meeting May 25 — The district's Instructional Materials Committee will discuss adoption of several STEM science programs developed by Project Lead the Way for use in science and computer science courses at the elementary and middle school levels. Families and community members are invited to attend the informational portion of the meeting Wednesday, May 25, 3:45-4:30 p.m. in the district Board Room (next to the Commodore Gym) to learn more about Project Lead the Way. Questions? Contact Assistant Superintendent Sheryl Belt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blakely Replacement: Community Information Night – Capital Projects would like to hear your thoughts and ideas as we plan the design for the new Blakely learning environment. Please join us for an interactive meeting Tuesday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Blakely gymnasium.
Bus Driver Job Fair June 4 – The district will hold a School Bus Driver Job Fair Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m.-noon at the Transportation Facility, 9451 NE New Brooklyn Avenue. The district offers free full comprehensive training and will pay part of fees and licensing costs for new drivers. Interested? Bring a cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to the job fair. The district will accept applications and conduct interviews during the fair. Learn more here.
Thank you, Bainbridge Island,
for supporting our school bond measure!
Official election results from the Kitsap County Auditor show
62.1% voted in favor of the proposal.
February 12, 2016
We are deeply grateful to the Bainbridge Island community for supporting our Feb. 9 school bond proposal.
After years of patching and repairing, approval of this measure will enable us to replace failing buildings and move forward with facility renovations that enhance educational programs, expand opportunities and improve school safety for future generations of Bainbridge Island students.
We want to thank the volunteers and community members who participated in creating, refining or advocating for this proposal. This positive outcome reflects the contributions of hundreds of individuals who gave of their time, their expertise, their wisdom and personal resources during this past year to develop or promote the district’s plans. We are truly blessed to live in a community filled with people who passionately believe in the importance of educating our young.
Finally, we want to express our appreciation to the board of directors, administrators, certificated and classified staff. Their dedication, leadership, courage and tireless commitment are always a source of inspiration to us.
Faith A. Chapel, superintendent
Mev Hoberg, president, board of directors
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This is the first check toward a total contribution of $833,000 this year from the foundation. All students in the Bainbridge Island School District will benefit from the foundation's support during their K-12 experience.
“School bus drivers are needed nationwide but it is more difficult to recruit in smaller locations,” said Transportation Supervisor Rebecca Sonsalla. “We hope our job fair will attract many who have not considered bus driving as a source of income.”
Of nearly 20,000 eligible public high schools, U.S. News ranked Bainbridge High School No. 274 in the nation; BHS is among the top five high schools in Washington state.
Schools must achieve at least 95 percent participation on state tests to be eligible for the award; in the seven-year-history of the award, all Bainbridge Island School District schools have been winners.
Since 2010 Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen has served as associate superintendent of administrative services. He will succeed Faith Chapel, who will retire in June after leading the district for eight years.
Late Thursday afternoon, April 14, the police department notified the Bainbridge Island School District that they arrested BHS employee, Michael Krysinski, in connection with this incident. The district has placed him on administrative leave pending further investigation.
Twenty-four Bainbridge High School students won regional recognition; Anneke Karreman, Grace Bautista and Julia Bernard won prestious national awards.
On March 18, consultants from Confluence Engineering Group tested 107 water fixtures at Woodward for lead. Results received late Friday afternoon, March 25, showed seven fixtures were slightly over the 20 parts per billion threshold set by the federal government for lead in school drinking water. In accordance with state protocols, the district has taken these fixtures out of service and posted signage. The fixtures will remain turned off and covered until mitigation efforts prove effective.
You may have seen the recent story about an unexpected act of kindness toward Lauren Nordberg, a Blakely mom whose kindergartner had an “autistic meltdown” at the Madison Diner. The story went viral. Perhaps so will a similar movement now taking place in district schools. Pictured: Alice Dunning reading her poem "With Kindness."