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The nationally recognized ALICE emergency preparedness training is set to roll out throughout the 2018-19 school year at the Port Townsend School District. Read more

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Graduates of Port Townsend High School who have completed one year or more in an undergraduate, tech or certificated program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, are invited to apply for continuing education scholarships, sponsored by the Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation.

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The Port Townsend School District intends to be “a good neighbor” to the residential neighborhoods surrounding Salish Coast Elementary, but it's asking the parents of its students, as well as any other commuters who happen to be passing through, to aid them in this goal.

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When asked what makes the preschool-through-sixth-grade Swan School special in her eyes, Bonnie White, the assistant head of the school, offered what might seem like a counterintuitive answer.

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If the Port Townsend School District's plans work out, the start of school at Salish Coast Elementary shouldn't be delayed by more than five days, and with any luck, the students shouldn't have to make those days up at the end of the school year.

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The Port Townsend School District announced there will be a delay of start for students attending Salish Coast Elementary School due to a union strike.

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Theresa Campbell, the interim principal for Blue Heron Middle School and the OCEAN Parent Partnership Program for the 2018-2019 school year, met with members of the public Aug. 17 to introduce herself to the community.

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 When Western Washington University asked what the higher education needs of the Olympic Peninsula are, the community came together to offer their considered responses.

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The Port Townsend School District has been granted its second requested parking variance for Salish Coast Elementary, but the school's neighbors and other area residents are not done having their say about it.

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A second request for variance from required on-site parking at the upcoming Salish Coast Elementary was met with objections from the school's neighbors July 13, as Hearing Examiner Emily Tyrell considered whether to approve the Port Townsend School District's application.

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Student enrollment at Chimacum School District suffered another sharp drop, this time of 11.9 percent, according to recent reports made to the school board.

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The Port Townsend “Sea Dragons” underwater robotics team celebrated making it to this year’s international competition by inviting their fellow teams to a pizza party that weekend, but the Sea Dragons’ festivities are far from done.

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An estimated 3.1 million adolescents between ages 12 and 17 have had at least one major depressive episode, according to a 2016 National Institute of Mental Health study. 

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The lone remaining candidate for principal of the Blue Heron Middle School and OCEAN K-12 program is Kristi Queen, an 11-year assistant principal who expressed an eagerness to integrate herself within the existing system.

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For the second time in the 2017-18 school year, the main campus of the Chimacum School District allowed aspiring rocketeers to fire their homemade aircraft into the sky.

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Students from Jefferson County school districts spent their last weeks of school learning not only about maritime industry, but about teamwork.

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Students were evacuated from Grant Elementary School after a boiler began to overheat for a short period of time, causing officials to praise the staff and children.

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A physician and a librarian in training who are planning to bring their expertise back to Jefferson County are two of more than 40 women and girls from the area who this year received scholarships from the American Association of University Women Port Townsend Branch and its affiliate, Unive…

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Frank Redmon proudly presents himself as the product of a rural school system, albeit one in western Nebraska, so he is excited to return to such an environment as he steps into the role of Quilcene School District superintendent July 1.

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A breakfast meetup between Chimacum School District 49 staff and local first responders became an opportunity for law enforcement and fire personnel to check out the Chimacum schools’ security camera system.

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Third-grade students of Chimacum Elementary were honored by the Chimacum School Board March 28 for using prize money they had won to help support the Jefferson Health Care Hospital.

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Four students from Chimacum High School have been chosen to represent the North Olympic Region in the WIAA/WMEA State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg in April. Those students are, from left, Madison Boyd, mezzo-soprano voice; Owen Brummel, baritone voice; Emily Calkins, alto voice, a…

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The Jefferson County Genealogical Society welcomes returning speaker Mary Roddy for a presentation titled “A Direct Link to the Past – City Directories.” The event is from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, March 17 at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

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With the weather getting nicer, it’s time to get outside and explore. Here are some upcoming activities offered by local organizations. Also planned are lectures and presentations on nature and wildlife.

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On Billy Frank Jr. Day, Rebecca Miles, Frank’s great-niece and current executive director of the Nez Perce Tribe, spoke to students at Quilcene School to remind them of how her great-uncle fought for justice and environmental preservation.

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Editor's Note: Team Captain Max Morningstar is a student at West Sound Academy. The print version incorrectly stated where he went to school.

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Although the Quilcene School District’s Jan. 31 community meeting to talk about the search for a new superintendent drew only a dozen people, including parents, district staff and community members, those who did attend offered enthusiastic input.

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The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County recently honored Chimacum High School seniors Ashton Owen and Cora Wittler for their outstanding leadership, citizenship, caring, responsibility, respect, honesty, fairness and academics, according to a press release.

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The University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County, an affiliate of AAUW Port Townsend, is seeking applicants for university scholarships for 2018-19.

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Where school security cameras may be located, who is allowed access to video recordings and how long recordings are kept are a few of the issues that are to be addressed by a proposed Port Townsend School District policy on new school security cameras.

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Windward School, a daytime enrichment program focused on science and arts for ages 5-12, has expanded to a location in Fort Worden. The program serves home-schooled students or those in alternative learning experiences (such as Port Townsend School District’s OCEAN program and Chimacum Schoo…

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Megan Walsh, daughter of Molly O’Brien of Port Townsend, is currently spending a semester studying abroad through Endicott College. Walsh is a business major participating in the Center for International Studies’ Interns Abroad program this semester.

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