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Photo of the Day: Unbearable Cuteness

Some things are just too cute to look at. The newborn lamb is part of the Herdwick sheep herd at the K-8 Carden Country School on Island Center Road. Office Manager Mrs. Cook said there are 12 lambs this year. Although there are only 9 adult sheep, there were many multiple births. Cook, who is also an…

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Four Bainbridge Schools Receive 2014 Washington Achievement Awards

The Washington Achievement Awards are given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools to schools in recognition of their overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rate, and/or English language acquisition. This year, for 2014, four Bainbridge schools received the award. They were joined by 397 other schools across the…

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Island School Teacher Wins County Earth Day Award

Each year, Kitsap County’s Solid Waste Division presents Earth Day Awards to citizens, organizations, schools, and businesses for their innovative environmental programs or projects. This year, a teacher at Bainbridge’s The Island School, Mike Derzon, received one of the awards, being named 2015 Partner in Environmental Education. Derzon, one of two fifth-grade teachers at TIS, has served…

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Spartronics Team 4915 Needs You on 4/9/15 to Get to World Championships

The Spartronics Robotics Team won’t have their day again for another 100 years, but this Thursday, 4/9/15, the calendar has lined up to match their FIRST Robotics team number, 4915. They’ve asked the City Council to issue a proclamation, making it Spartronics Day on Bainbridge, which the Council will do  at tonight’s (April 7) meeting….

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Woodward Teacher Gets Outstanding Educator Award

Woodward Middle School’s French teacher Susan Knell has been named Outstanding Educator by the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators. Delta Kappa Gamma International recognizes educators for their exemplary instructional skills and extraordinary leadership. DKG emphasizes service, fellowship, and personal and professional growth. Former Woodward librarian Kathy Caldwell presented the award Tuesday, March 17, in…

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Team 4915

Spartronics Place 8th at Districts, Qualify for Competition at World Championships

Robotics Team 4915, the BHS Spartronics, spent much of their Spring Break (April 1-4) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, at the regional championships where they finished in 8th place out of 64 teams. That placement qualifies them for the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 22 to 25. This is the second…

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School District Selects New Director of Special Services

The Bainbridge Island School District has selected Diane Leonetti as its new executive director of Special Services, effective July 1, 2015. Leonetti has a long history of service to District students with special needs and their families. In addition to her current position as Coordinator of Instructional Support Services, Leonetti has served as an occupational…

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BHS Grad and UNICEF Fellow Reminds Us to Honor World Tuberculosis Day

Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day, whether you knew there was such a thing or not. BHS grad Sylvia Stellmacher (’10), who is a Global Citizenship Fellow of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, reminds us why it matters and what you should do about it. Stellmacher says two billion people, or about one of…

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Spartonics Finish on Second-Place Alliance at Shorewood

The Spartronics have done it again, climbing their way up the standings, getting selected for a high power alliance, and earning the chance to battle it out for the top spots at the Shorewood Districts Competition this weekend, March 20-22, in Shoreline. The Spartronics finished the FIRST Robotics competition, known as Recycle Rush, on the second-place alliance….

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Common Core Standards: Learn What They Will Mean for Your Kids

The Common Core Standards have nothing to do with a nationally recognized ideal for abdominal muscle strength. Instead, these guidelines, which were developed in 2009 and adopted in Washington State in 2011, set the bar for learning at each school grade level. During this first academic year of Common Core implementation and on the eve of the new…

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Duane Fish

Former Seattle PD Detective Turned Educator Hired as New BHS Principal

Duane Fish has been named the new principal of Bainbridge High School. Fish will take over from Interim Principal Mary Alice O’Neill starting July 1. Fish currently serves as principal of Lawrence Jr./Sr. High School in Lawrence, Michigan, where he’s been since 2012. Fish formerly served as a facilitator for a middle-school program in Seattle….

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Spartronics End Season’s First Competition with Coveted Award

At the Glacier Peak FIRST Robotics Competition this past weekend, March 7-8, the Spartronics were awarded the competition’s Engineering Inspiration Award, the second highest honor the team could win. It gives them bonus points, raising their chances to compete with their robot in the Recycle Rush Districts competition in Cheney, Washington. The EIA award celebrates…

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BHS Musicians Win at District Contest, Head to State

by Christine Brown Bainbridge High School (BHS) students competed in the Olympic Educators Music Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble district competition at Central Kitsap High School on February 20. This year, three individuals and two ensembles from Bainbridge won their division and qualified to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble competition on April 24-25…

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Spartronics Head into Finals in 8th Place at Glacier Peak District Competition

The BHS Spartronics Robotics Team 4915 and robot GAEA have been making a strong statement at the FIRST Robotics district competition being held at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish this weekend. Yesterday, March 7, the team competed in 12 matches and finished on the winning alliance in 6 of them. This left the team…

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School District Head Comments on Teacher Misconduct Investigation

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Regarding the announcement made yesterday, February 25, about allegations of inappropriate conduct between a teacher and student at the high school, the Bainbridge Island School District is consistently on message: Let the investigators do their work. Today BISD Superintendent Faith Chapel declined to address the rumors that the teacher is a woman….

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Bainbridge High School Principal Issues Letter to Parents About Alleged Teacher Misconduct

[Updated 7:22 a.m., February 26, 2015.] Bainbridge High School (BHS) Principal Mary Alice O’Neill released a letter Wednesday evening to BHS families informing them of allegations of “inappropriate conduct” between a teacher and student at the school. The letter followed an official notification of the allegations to the Bainbridge police earlier in the day. Police Chief…

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Bainbridge High School Teacher Accused of Misconduct with Student

[Updated at 7:40 p.m., February 25, 2015.] The Bainbridge Island School District announced today that allegations have been made of misconduct between a Bainbridge High School (BHS) teacher and a student at the school. Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner said the police department launched an investigation into the matter as soon as they were made aware of…

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Video of the Day: Take a Gander at GAEA

Last night, February 24, in a special pre-Open House sneak preview, the BHS Spartronics robotics team robot GAEA (Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton) made her public debut, strutting her snazzle-dazzle pneumatics and Mecanum wheel drive. Tonight you will have the opportunity to meet GAEA in, um, person. Before GAEA’s performance, the Spartronics robotics team had an…

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Spartronics Invite You to Meet GAEA, ATLaS’s Mother

GAEA is the name given by the award-winning Spartronics robotics team to the robot they are making for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. The name stands for Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton. But the name is more than an acronym. In Greek mythology, Gaea is the primal goddess of the Earth and the mother of the…

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Common Core

Learn About the New Smarter Balanced Tests Coming Soon to a Kid Near You

When State Superintendent of Schools Randy Dorn began to adopt the Common Core Standards in 2011, he initiated the alignment of those Standards with our state learning standards and set in motion the process of changing our standardized testing. Washington school districts fully implemented the standards during the 2013-2014 school year. Now, this spring, public…

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