5:30 PM School Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Raising Resilience presents "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM The State of Education on Bainbridge Island
STEM Showcase April 30 – See BISD’s high school and middle-school robotics teams at the West Sound STEM Showcase Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Kitsap Mall. This free, hands-on event will expose children of all ages to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenges.
Ordway Carnival needs high school volunteers – High school students, earn volunteer hours and get a free meal. Volunteer for the Ordway Carnival Friday, May 6, 3:30-9 p.m. Volunteers will have one-hour shifts running a variety of carnival type games for elementary aged children. Dinner is included. If interested, please contact Cathy Leaver at 206-619 9960 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special presentation of "Screenagers" May 10 – Raising Resilience will present the acclaimed documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” Tuesday, May 10, 7-8:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Cinemas. Tickets are $10 and available through Raising Resilience.
The State of Education on Bainbridge Island – The Bainbridge Schools Foundation will host a moderated panel discussion Wednesday, May 11, 7-9 p.m., IslandWood's Great Hall. Panelists: Sen. Christine Rolfes, leading voice on education funding and reform; Tom Ahearne, lead attorney in the landmark McCleary school funding case; Amanda Ward, teacher and instructional coach at BHS; Mev Hoberg, school board president; and Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen, associate superintendent and superintendent-elect. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn about critical issues affecting our schools, including funding challenges and the teacher shortage. For more information and registration, please visit the foundation website.
STEAM Camp seeks high school volunteers – Apply now to become a STEAM Camp volunteer. High school volunteers are an important part of the STEAM Camp experience. Camp will take place the week of July 18-22 at Wilkes Elementary School. If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply here. Volunteers must attend the entire camp. There will be a mandatory orientation on Friday, July 15, for safety training, camp business and camp prep.
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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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.
Empower children to safely navigate the digital world; attend a special screening of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” at Bainbridge Cinemas. Tickets are limited.
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."
GlaxoSmithKline has issued a recall of Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg per actuation, with 200 metered inhalations. This voluntary retail-level recall affects two lots of Ventolin HFA in the United States. The lot numbers are 5ZP1708 and 5ZP1951.