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After intermittent snowfall Feb. 3-4, all but one of Jefferson County’s school districts canceled all classes and after-school activities for Feb. 4. more
The official dedication of Salish Coast Elementary on Jan. 19 afforded an opportunity to reflect on the history that led to the moment even as the assembled dignitaries looked to the future of the school. Elaine Grinnell, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal liaison to the Port Townsend School District, opened with a blessing, praying the school would be able to assist children and parents alike on their journeys, “because soon we will all be ancestors, and we want to be able to look down and see that a good job was done.” Grinnell described the elementary school as providing the foundation for its students’ successes to come as adults. more
Students at Salish Coast Elementary School in Port Townsend and Chimacum Elementary School headed into their weekend with heads full of facts about healthy eating Jan. 11, thanks to the Real Food Show co-created by a Port Townsend native and co-sponsored by the Port Townsend Food Co-op. Rather than teaching kids about the four food groups in a dry and academic manner, the Real Food Show presented the colorfully clad characters Frank N. Stein, played by Wren Schultz, and Beans Prout, played by Della Plaster, to intersperse advice on healthy snacking and keeping fit with fun activities, acrobatic demonstrations and comedic skits. more
The Chimacum School Board selected Michael Raymond of Port Ludlow on Jan. 15 to fill its vacant District 4 seat. Raymond was approved with a 3-1 vote, with Jack McKay as the lone dissenting … more
The Port Townsend School District is carrying a debt in its meal program to keep its students fed. Superintendent John Polm reported that, as of the start of November, 117 families were in debt to the school district’s meal program, adding up to about 10 percent of the district’s enrollment. more
The Chimacum School District has at least three candidates to fill the empty seat on its school board. Candidates’ applications will be screened at noon Dec. 19. Both the interviews and the vote are tentatively scheduled for Jan. 16, Superintendent Rick Thompson said. “The interviews are to be conducted in an open public meeting at a board meeting at a time suitable to a quorum of the board, which will likely be January,” Thompson said. more
Lego robotics teams from Port Townsend and Chimacum are heading to the state semifinals in January after they competed Dec. 8 in the Olympic Peninsula regional qualifying event at Bainbridge Island … more
It’s a tricky balance that many parents will find familiar: you want to provide your kids with a more diverse assortment of meals made from scratch, but you don’t want to overwhelm their finicky palates to the point they won’t eat what you serve them. Margaret Garrett, who started in September as the food service director for the Chimacum School District, admitted she’s already learned some valuable lessons on how better to strike that balance. more
 As the Great Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race proceeded through the rest of town, the Cotton Building was abuzz with its own creative energy.The Port Townsend STEM Club’s fourth annual Mini … more
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center announced its 2018-19 speaker series, “The Future of Oceans,” to begin Oct. 14 and go through February 2019. The series will feature a host of … more
While their annual golf benefit at the Port Ludlow Golf Course helps support Dove House Advocacy Services in Port Townsend, the Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Boeing Bluebills rely on another … more
Although sparsely attended, the Port Townsend School District's safety meeting for parents Sept. 17 yielded some discussion and new information on the ongoing ALICE training this school … more
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