North Kitsap High School teacher Peggy Dunbar and Poulsbo Elementary School teacher Barbara Pixton and have been chosen as the Rangvald Kvelstad Teachers of the Year. The two were selected by the Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award Foundation based on nominations from the community. Each receives $500.
In a good year, the city of Poulsbo will approve an average of 60 to 100 residential building permits by the year’s end. About halfway through 2015, the city has already approved 63 single-family residential building permits.
Kingston High School seniors Nick Woltersdorf and Conner Erickson have spent the last year producing a feature-length, coming-of-age movie called “More Than a Feeling,” following teenagers in the final days of their final high school summer break.
Nearly 60 school districts in Washington have staged, or will stage, walkouts. Protests started April 22 with the Lakewood, Stanwood-Camano and Arlington school districts, after legislators considered an 11-percent raise for themselves.
The presentations were designed to inform students, parents and community members about cyber safety and the risks of social media. There were talks given at the middle schools in the districts, as well as evening programs designed for adults.
Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson and other public officials — including a prosecutor and a judge — have applied for a county grant to hire a behavioral health specialist to help people with mental health issues get the help they need.
The English Language Learner program is helping more than 200 students in the North Kitsap School District to become proficient in English not just conversationally, but academically, as well.