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Unofficial Election Results: All the Numbers

Here are the unofficial election results from tonight’s races. Registration and Turnout  Total ballots cast: 37,636 votes, 24.4 percent Initiative Measure No. 1366  Yes 20,196, 55.1% No 16,433, 44.9% Initiative Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory Vote No. 10 Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449  Repealed 17,989, 50.0% Maintained 17,959, 50.0% Advisory…

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Elections 2015: Prop. 1 Going Down, City Council Race Too Close to Call

Kitsap County has just released unofficial election results for this evening, November 3. Proposition 1, the police facility bond, is failing, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. The race for the City Council At-Large seat is too close too call, with Ron Peltier leading Pegeen Mulhern 54.1 to 45.6 percent. In the race for School Board, Lynn…

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Islander and Teacher Maureen McNulty Honored with Patsy Collins Award

The Patsy Collins Award is given each year through The Seattle Foundation to educators “who create learning experiences that make a difference for kids, their communities, and the earth.” Three recipients are selected annually, each receiving $10,000. This year one of those recipients is Islander and dynamo Maureen McNulty. McNulty, who is a teacher at Klahowya Secondary…

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Letter to the Editor: BSF Supports Kids with Professional Development for Teachers

As a second grade teacher at Wilkes Elementary, my hope is to help children’s minds come alive as they learn new skills and discover their passions. In order to maintain that level of focus and enthusiasm, I greatly benefit from continual exposure to best teaching practices—and many of these professional development opportunities have been provided…

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Letter to the Editor: Clickathon Helps BSF Inspire Every Student

The Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF) partners with Island schools to inspire every student. In the four years I’ve had the honor of working at Ordway Elementary as its principal, BSF has helped us build a school garden, create an elementary design and engineering program, offer math and Spanish enrichment, purchase assistive technology, provide reading intervention…

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Letter to the Editor: Macfarlane Will Make Bainbridge Schools Extraordinary

I hope you will join me in my enthusiastic support for Duncan Macfarlane for the Bainbridge Island School Board. As a parent of two children attending Bainbridge Schools, formerly Wilkes and now Sakai and Woodward, Duncan cares deeply about the education of all students and is ready to advocate fairly and passionately for students, families, and teachers….

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Letter to the Editor: Smith’s Experience Makes Her the Right Candidate

We have known Lynn Smith and her wonderful family since we first moved to Bainbridge Island in 1999 and are thrilled that she is running for the Bainbridge Island School Board. Lynn has been heavily involved with the District since her kids first entered school. Her experience as PTOCC President and PTO President at Odyssey…

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6 BHS LAXers Named to US Lacrosse All-Academic Teams

Thirty-two lacrosse players from the Seattle area have been honored with the 2015 US Lacrosse All-American Academic Award, and six of them, more than from any other Washington team, are from Bainbridge High School. The six BHS students are all first-time honorees. Seattle’s Lakeside School and Issaquah High School each have five students on the list. To be…

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BCB’s Interview with School Board Candidates Holberg, Macfarlane, and Smith

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting’s fourth interview for this fall’s elections is with three of the candidates for Bainbridge Island School District School Board. Lynn Smith and Duncan Macfarlane are competing for the District 1 seat. Incumbent president Mev Hoberg is unopposed for the District 3 seat. You can hear the full interview below. Macfarlane is a lawyer and community volunteer. He served four years as an elected…

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Letter to the Editor: BSF Supports Passionate Educators

As a BISD parent and teacher, I know students benefit from passionate educators. We have an incredible community that support our schools, students, and innovative educational opportunities for all students. The Bainbridge Schools Foundation is a catalyst for supporting our teachers. They help to fund staff professional development opportunities that ensure we develop our teaching…

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Bainbridge Org. Makes Sure Malala’s Story Gets Heard in Myanmar

In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person, at age 17, ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shared with Indian child labor opponent Kailash Satyarthi. The award recognized Yousafzai’s lifelong struggle for women’s and children’s rights. Targeted because of her advocacy for the education of girls including through a BBC blog, in…

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BHS ’13 Grad Tom Jorza in Serious Accident: Prayer Vigil Sunday

Last Saturday, September 19, Bainbridge High School class of 2013 graduate Tom Jorza was involved in a serious accident in Pullman, where he attends college at WSU. Family says he suffered a fall and sustained significant injuries including a serious head injury. He was airlifted to Spokane where he remains on life support and in the ICU. His…

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BHS Teacher Named Hope Street National Fellow to Improve Teacher Prep

Amanda Ward, a Social Studies teacher at Bainbridge High School, is one of just 17 public school educators honored with the Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellowship. She is the only award recipient from Washington. The Hope Street Group’s mission is to expand the access of every American to the tools that lead to economic…

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From Kenya Sheepherder to Education Champion & Bainbridge Rotary Guest

Collins Nakedi grew up in a village near East Pokot, Kenya, which isn’t saying a whole lot. East Pokot doesn’t even get its own Wikipedia entry, and Google Maps only acknowledges West Pokot with a red line surrounding a mostly otherwise-unmarked area of Kenya. A Save the Children Humanitarian Assessment describes East Pokot as “mountainous area with a lot…

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Confirmed Case of Chicken Pox at Ordway

Yesterday, in an e-mail to parents and staff of Ordway Elementary, Kitsap Public Health District Officer Doctor Susan Turner warned parents that a reported case of chicken pox, or varicella, has been confirmed in an Ordway student. Turner reported that the affected student attended “the schoolwide Meet and Greet program on September 1 while infectious.” Turner proceeded…

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These BHS Students Want Your Help Replacing the Hidden Cove Dock

The Hidden Cove Dock is the only public swimming float on Bainbridge. It provides water-level access for swimmers. It provides access even when the tides are low, unlike the Point White Pier. It provides public shoreline access, something that is somewhat rare on Bainbridge. It is also the favorite place of Island teens for summer…

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PSST! Wanna Take the PSAT for Free Next Month?

Next month, the Bainbridge Schools Foundation is financing a free-of-charge PSAT test administration to all current Bainbridge High School and Eagle Harbor High School juniors (class of 2017). Students in 9th and 10th grade may also sign up to take the PSAT for a fee of $20. The Bainbridge Island School District is “strongly recommending” that,…

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B-B-B-Back to School Bus Schedules

Here they are: the back-to-school bus schedules for the Bainbridge Island School District. All times are approximate and kids are advised to arrive at their stops 5 minutes before the time shown just in case. Parents and other adults, slow the heck down and quit blowing school bus stop paddles. Everybody have fun and, remember:…

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BHS Steadily Creeping up the ‘Newsweek’ Best High Schools List

Bainbridge High School is now rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the country. BHS came in at number 459 this year. Although BHS isn’t exactly near the top, spot 459 represents a steady climb for our school. In 2014 BHS came in at 470. In 2013 we were…

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State Is Maybe a Little Smarter, A Little Less Balanced

Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Randy Dorn announced today, August 17, that Washington elementary and secondary students performed better than anticipated on this spring’s new Smarter Balanced assessments and other ongoing tests. But last week’s news that the State Supreme Court is fining the State $100,000 per day until the Legislature approves a plan that will…

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