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Letter to the Editor: Recent School Shootings Show That BISD Needs SEL

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and yet is is also marked by another dreadful reminder that everything can change in the moment it takes for a troubled high school student to shoot a weapon. None of us wants to believe such things can happen here, yet we all know tragedy does not discriminate. Social…

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Letter to the Editor: Serious Safety Concerns at Sakai

I’m writing to voice my major concern over the parking lot safety at Sakai. I currently have two fifth graders attending the school and have one older daughter who was there for the past two years. My children take the bus almost every day. I fully believe the bus is the safest and easiest way…

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Bainbridge School District Responds to the Marysville School Shooting

Our thoughts are with the Marysville community following the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. While we hope to never experience such a tragic situation, we know an incident of this magnitude can happen anywhere. At the Bainbridge Island School District, the safety of our students is our top priority. We want to assure students, families,…

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Girls Generation Spartronics Alliance Takes Second at Tahoma Tournament

by Sarah Lane Spartronics Team 4915, the amazing rookie robotics team from Bainbridge High School that ended up going all the way to the world championships in its first year, 2013-14, enjoyed such a large turnout of girls to the team this year (2014-15) that it has been able to field its own all-girls team….

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‘Disturbing’ Number of Bainbridge Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses

For National Bus Safety Week the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) has issued a statement of concern about the number of drivers in our community violating bus stop laws. As part of a statewide survey, for one day last May BISD bus drivers tallied the number of times vehicles illegally passed their buses while they…

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Grown-ups Bully Too—Community Leaders Weigh in with Their Insights for Adults

Today, October 22, is Unity Day, the national campaign to raise awareness about bullying. Kids at Bainbridge schools dressed in orange to show their opposition to bullying and their desire to stand united with classmates against aggressive, mean-spirited attacks by classmates, both in person and online. But bullying doesn’t just happen among children. Dr. Justin…

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Bainbridge Schools Prepare to Send Anti-Bullying Message on Unity Day

You might have seen Otis Doxtater standing at the corner of High School and 305 holding a sign reading, “Love and Equality” on one side and “Stop Bullying” on the other. Doxtater’s mission comes from his own experience of being bullied in elementary and middle school. But Doxtater found a refuge in Eagle Harbor High…

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Letter to the Editor: Why Kids Need Recess

I’ve been listening in on the national conversation about the amount of time that children spend at recess or in unstructured play and have come to believe that there is a big piece of the conversation that is missing. Some schools have decided to cut back on recess as a way to spend more time…

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Got Mad Skills in Animal Husbandry or Food Criticism? EHHS Needs You

It’s just about time for Career Day at Eagle Harbor High School, and the students have spoken up about their interests, which range wildly. Maybe you happen to be enjoying one of the careers of interest and would like to take a few hours off from said career to talk to the kids about it….

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BISD Reaches out to Community for Input on Instructional Support Services

After the Puget Sound Educational Service District released its review of the Instructional Support Services offered by the Bainbridge Island School District to special needs students, BISD is reaching out to parents and guardians for feedback. The review was critical of some key aspects of ISS at BISD, including inconsistent and low-tech recordkeeping and data collection,…

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BHS Band Marches Away from Peninsula Classic with Top Honors

The 2014 Peninsula Classic, the early-season competition for marching bands across Washington, was held in Silverdale this year, on September 27. So the Bainbridge High School Marching Band didn’t have to travel far to pick up three top honors. The Spartans finished first in the A division and 3rd overall at the competition. The band’s…

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Blakely #1 Elementary School & BHS #4 High School in State

The Puget Sound Business Journal released its best schools in the state lists last month, and Bainbridge elementary school Captain Johnston Blakely is the number-1 elementary school in Washington, with a state achievement index score of 9.278. It’s also the reason “South Bainbridge” (not a real neighborhood, by the way, PSBJ) was ranked highest on…

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Island School’s Traditional (31 Years & Counting) Fall Carnival This Saturday

The Island School Carnival is a 31-year sign that summer on the Island is over but there’s still plenty of fun to be had as we slide into fall. As per usual, attendees can look forward to kid-friendly games, the ever-popular used book sale, live music, hair painting and tattoos, and the cupcake walk. New…

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School District Deactivates Stops on 16 Bus Routes: Check Your Schedule

Friday afternoon, Bainbridge Island School District Communications Specialist Galen Crawford sent out an e-mail to school families about a revision to bus schedules. Crawford explained that the Transportation Department had spent two weeks “reviewing and revising bus schedules and routes.” Some of the stops have been marked “Inactive,” and students need to check if drivers…

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As BISD Board Reviews Instructional Support Services, Parents Express Concern

The September 25th Bainbridge Island School District School Board meeting was largely dedicated to the review conducted by the Puget Sound Educational Service District of the district’s Instructional Support Services. PSESD’s Dr. Laura Matson summarized the findings of their report with a PowerPoint, bookended by public and board member comments and questions. Before the summary,…

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Poll: Does a Perceived ‘Culture of the Exceptional’ Prevail on Bainbridge?

A report by the Puget Sound Educational Service District and commissioned by the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) found that the district focuses on and excels at nurturing high achievement but falls short in supporting achievement among its special education, low-income, and bilingual education students. The report found that a culture of high expectations prevails for mainstream students,…

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Review Findings: BISD Supports ‘Achievers,’ Leaves Special Needs Behind

A report prepared by the Puget Sound Educational Service District that will be presented to the public Thursday night, September 25, praises the quality of general education provided by the Bainbridge Island School District and calls the staff dedicated, caring, competent, collegial, and welcoming and their professionalism admirable. The reviewers wrote, “Across the district, there…

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Poll: Do Our Kids Have Too Much Homework?

With the new school year underway, how’s it going? Is the drive to meet common core requirements overburdening our kids with homework? Should our kids be more challenged? Are our schools getting it about right with homework levels? Tell us what you think in our new poll here or in the right column of our…

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Photo of the Day: BHS Girls Show up for ‘Ms. Roboto’ Meeting

About one-third, or 20, of the students who attended the first meeting of the Bainbridge High School Robotics Club (Spartronics) this week were young women, a major uptick from last year’s world-ranking inaugural team of 35 boys and 4 girls. According to parent volunteer leader Kevin Hawkins, the female students stayed for part 2 of the meeting about…

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Celebration of Life Scheduled for Michael Anderson

A celebration of life event for Michael Anderson will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Bainbridge High School Commons. Anderson drowned in Tiger Lake near Belfair on Sunday evening, September 7. He was pulled from the water by boaters responding to a woman screaming about a swimmer in distress. They performed CPR until…

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