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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 Carnival sign

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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report card by Denise Krebs

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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BISD

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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cat on homework by Robin DeGrassi James

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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Bainbridge High School

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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There Is, in Fact, a Free Lunch: How to Get One for Your Kid

Three Washington programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture ensure that Bainbridge Island kids get the brain food they need, regardless of their families’ income levels. Families received a packet at the beginning of the school year with instructions on how to apply for these programs. Here are the programs: National School Lunch Program provides…

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Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies

Bainbridge Island resident and long-time Bainbridge High School (BHS) teacher Michael Anderson has died. According to Mason County Sheriff’s Office Detective William Adam, Sheriff’s deputies and Mason County paramedics responded to a 911 call at 6:10 p.m. yesterday, September 7, about a distressed swimmer in Tiger Lake near Belfair, Washington. After a woman reportedly screamed…

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Three Long-Timers with 82 Years of Collective Service Retire from BISD

Eighty-two years in public education is like an eon in geologic time, but that’s what recent Bainbridge Island School District retirees Kathy Roberts, Cami Dombkowski, and Bob Houk have among them. The three were honored August 27 at a reception at the Bainbridge High School Commons. Cami Dombkowski Dombkowski worked 24 years for the Bainbridge Island…

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Ordway Elementary School

Complicated Ordway Dropoff Instructions Explained (with Map)

Parents of Ordway students received an e-mail today about new dropoff rules that will affect parents who drive up and drop their kids off for school starting tomorrow morning. The reason for the changes is concern about safety in the parking lot in front of Ordway (to the east) and in the church parking lot…

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Wilkes Elementary School with sunflowers

Bainbridge Public School Schedules 2014-2015

Here are the schedules for the Bainbridge Island School District 2014-2015 year. School begins Wednesday, September 3. Early-release Mondays are in effect. Bainbridge High School School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Early Release: 8:35 a.m. – 1:35 p.m. Eagle Harbor High School School Hours: 8:35 a.m. – 3 p.m. Early Release: 8:35 a.m. – 1:35…

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Bainbridge School District 2014-2015 Bus Routes

Here are the Bainbridge Island School District’s regularly scheduled bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year. The first day of school is Wednesday, September 3. Click to enlarge.                                                      …

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Bainbridge School District Gets Its Report Card, Looks Good Compared to Rest of State

Yesterday, August 27, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction released performance reports for statewide school districts and schools based on state assessments: Student Progress (MSP), the High School Proficiency Exam, and End-of-Course (EOC) exams. There are at least three ways of looking at the results. One is by comparing last year’s district results…

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Amanda Sageser

Who’s Minding Your Kid’s Brain? Meet Spartan Athletic Trainer Amanda Sageser

Amanda Sageser says it’s good she’s young and has a lot of energy. The reason it’s good is that the hours she maintains might make even a second-year medical resident feel sleepy. Sageser, who is starting her second year in the job at Bainbridge High School, works the regular school day—she teaches Freshman Health, Introduction…

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