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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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Tom Jorza

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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Amanda Ward

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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Link Crew Coming for BHS Freshmen (Has Nothing to Do with Rowing)

This Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, Link Crew is coming to Bainbridge High School. No oar locks will be involved. Instead, 70 peer mentors will be trained to help incoming freshmen navigate the sometimes rougher waters of high school. Link Crew is a program of the Boomerang Project, a Santa Cruz-based company with the goal of…

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West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit The Trevor Project, a California-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ…

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I voted

School Board Candidate Lynn Smith Gets the Lion’s Share of Primary Votes

The unofficial results from yesterday’s (August 4) primary election have Lynn Smith leading opponent Duncan Macfarlane by more than 1,500 votes in the race for Bainbridge Island School District. Since only about 3,500 people voted, that lead is large: 72 to 26 percent. Smith and Macfarlane will both head into the general election. Former candidate Tatiana Epanchin-Troyan, despite having…

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As Kids Head off to College, Here’s Some Good News About Tuition Debt

There’s nothing really good to say about tuition debt as many parents of college-bound kids know only too well. Financial data website Wallet Hub reports that 11.1 percent of all student loans in the United States result in delinquency or default, and student loans continue to be the largest non-housing debt for Americans. But everything is relative….

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So Far, Kitsap Voter Turnout Tepid but Higher Than State Average

[Update: We added Bainbridge stats at 10:04 a.m.] There’s only one selection Bainbridge Islanders need to make on their primary ballots: Who to choose for the Bainbridge Island School District Director of District 1: Lynn Smith, Duncan Macfarlane, or Tatiana Epanchin-Troyan. The top two winners will advance to the general election. But since Epanchin-Troyan dropped out…

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Letter to the Editor: Suzuki Property Should Be a BISD Swap

At the last City Council Meeting July 21, 2015, the City Council voted to remove the “Fair Market Value” requirement from the Suzuki property sale. Why should Islanders lose money on the sale of the one piece of land that is so valuable to our schools and our children’s educational resource’s? At Last January’s intergovernmental meeting,…

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Project Backpack

Project Backpack 2015 Needs Your Packing Help

For 14 years Helpline House has managed Project Backpack, an effort to make sure kids in need on the Island get school supplies. Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started the school year with community assistance. Last year’s Project Backpack alone helped 155 students. Now Helpline is about to start year 15, and the staff is…

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UPDATE: BISD to Apply Capstone Herbicide Tuesday, 7/28, at Sakai

[The date of herbicide application has been updated to reflect a change made by the BISD because of the rain.] The Bainbridge Island School District is required to alert the public when applying pesticides on school property. Representatives from the Kitsap Noxious Weed Control Board are planning to apply Capstone, an herbicide, this Tuesday, July 28,…

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Kitsap Community Foundation Spreads the Love: The Winning Orgs. and Students

The Kitsap Community Foundation’s annual competitive grant process cycle came to an end in May, and KCF gave out $88,000 to 26 Kitsap County nonprofits. KCF also awarded scholarships from six different funds. Executive Director Kol Medina said the Foundation received 59 grant applications. “Over $254,000 was requested and we were able to fund about $88,000 worth of grants,” he…

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Sara Crowell

2011 BHS Grad Is Now WWU ‘Outstanding Grad’

Sara Crowell, a 2011 graduate of Bainbridge High School, is now an “Outstanding Graduate” of Western Washington University. Crowell graduated in June with honors from the University Honors Program, majoring in Anthropology with a Biocultural concentration. During her college career, Crowell studied in India where she designed and taught nutrition classes and conducted a nutrition…

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