Sara Miller

SKSD board unanimously approves bond for April 26 ballot

The South Kitsap School District’s board of directors has unanimously voted to return a bond measure to build a new high school in voters on April 26.

South Kitsap’s wrestling team prepares for the regional tournament being hosted at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma Feb. 12-13. Fourteen wrestlers and seven alternates are competing to make a trip to the Mat Classic and compete for a state championship. “I think all 14 can get out and go to state

SK wrestling | Road to regionals

With regionals and state approaching, bringing archrivals and the best in the state to compete against one another, South Kitsap head coach Chad Nass says he likes his 14.

South Kitsap’s wrestling team prepares for the regional tournament being hosted at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma Feb. 12-13. Fourteen wrestlers and seven alternates are competing to make a trip to the Mat Classic and compete for a state championship. “I think all 14 can get out and go to state
The Dragonfly Cinema’s new owner Nick Taylor. “I’ve always wanted to own a theater

New Dragonfly Cinema owner is on mission to keep the movies rolling

The Dragonfly Cinema on Bay Street has found a new owner who has long held a dream to own a theater.

The Dragonfly Cinema’s new owner Nick Taylor. “I’ve always wanted to own a theater
Students from Manchester Elementary School during the Great Kindness Week Challenge. The students also challenged Superintendent Michelle Reid to complete as many kind acts as possible.

Manchester Elementary proving kindness matters

Julie Lee’s sixth-grade class challenged Superintendent Michelle Reid and the SKSD school board members to take part in its Great Kindness Week Challenge and complete as many kind acts as possible.

Students from Manchester Elementary School during the Great Kindness Week Challenge. The students also challenged Superintendent Michelle Reid to complete as many kind acts as possible.
Longtime South Kitsap girls track coach looks through the Independent’s archives for articles about his state championship teams in the early 1990s.

Dave Olsen is a South Kitsap girls track legend

Coach’s name is synonymous with girls track success.

Longtime South Kitsap girls track coach looks through the Independent’s archives for articles about his state championship teams in the early 1990s.
South Kitsap High’s boys swim and dive team prepares for the West Central District competition Feb. 4-6 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.

South Kitsap swim and dive heads to district

South Kitsap swim and dive team sent 11 competitors to West Central Districts.

South Kitsap High’s boys swim and dive team prepares for the West Central District competition Feb. 4-6 at the Curtis Aquatic Center in University Place.
Senior Eric Wattree

BASKETBALL | South Kitsap tops Yelm in aggressive showdown

South Kitsap boys basketball faced Yelm in their second to last home game. In a tough battle, the Wolves were victorious 64-53.

Senior Eric Wattree
A student at Mullenix Ridge Engineering Night testing how high her rocket will launch at the Pneumatic Rockets table. This course encouraged STEM teachings.

STEM education blasts off at Mullenix Elementary

Mullenix Ridge Elementary hosted its annual Engineering Night teaching students and parents alike STEM and engineering practices.

A student at Mullenix Ridge Engineering Night testing how high her rocket will launch at the Pneumatic Rockets table. This course encouraged STEM teachings.
The South Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame inducted 16 new athletes and teams Jan. 16. Members of the 1991-92 South Kitsap girls track and field team with their coach Dave Olsen.

Sports Hall of Fame welcomes new inductees

The South Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame welcomed 14 individuals and two teams at a banquet held at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo Jan. 16.

The South Kitsap Sports Hall of Fame inducted 16 new athletes and teams Jan. 16. Members of the 1991-92 South Kitsap girls track and field team with their coach Dave Olsen.
Lisa Wickens and her class hosted an after-school event for students to make Santa ornaments and pillows to send to soldiers serving over seas this holiday season. Wickens class with all of the gifts to send overseas.

Celebrating the true meaning of Christmas

Second-grade class makes presents to send over seas for soldiers to feel like they’re ‘home for the holidays.’

Lisa Wickens and her class hosted an after-school event for students to make Santa ornaments and pillows to send to soldiers serving over seas this holiday season. Wickens class with all of the gifts to send overseas.
Two members of Block 6 ASL 3 performing 'Carol Bells' during the ASL Christmas concert.

South Kitsap celebrates the holidays with ASL

Students perform classic Christmas hits while sharing their love of sign language.

Two members of Block 6 ASL 3 performing 'Carol Bells' during the ASL Christmas concert.
Isaiah Lewis looks to shoot during a game against Stadium last season. Lewis is a senior this year.

BASKETBALL | SK boys basketball preview

The South Kitsap boys basketball team looks to make it to the state tournament this year with seven seniors leading the way.

Isaiah Lewis looks to shoot during a game against Stadium last season. Lewis is a senior this year.
Clive Stewart performs one of his songs. Along with this solo session

Local artist calling for social change and peace

Port Orchard's Clive Stewart produced a solo track, "Burning Buildings," in an effort to unite the community.

Clive Stewart performs one of his songs. Along with this solo session
Clive Deion Anderson

Winter sports season is coming to South Kitsap

South Kitsap wrestling looks to have another successful season ahead; state tournament at Tacoma Dome.

Clive Deion Anderson
Lucy McAlister teaches first grade in the Spanish immersion program at Burley-Glenwood. The program is in its second year in Port Orchard.

Spanish immersion program at Burley-Glenwood Elementary is ‘progresando muy well’ for kids

The Spanish immersion program at Burley-Glenwood is unlike anything else in the region, and is already showing progress.

Lucy McAlister teaches first grade in the Spanish immersion program at Burley-Glenwood. The program is in its second year in Port Orchard.
Manchester-area residents

Manchester stormwater project to help clean up Puget Sound

Long-awaited new park named ‘qaqad’ adds welcome public space for area residents.

Manchester-area residents

Mood downcast at incumbent Mayor Matthes’ gathering

The atmosphere at the Lighthouse restaurant was friendly and hopeful on Nov. 3, the night of Port Orchard's city elections.

FOOTBALL | Wolves fight until the end on Senior Night

South fell 38-13 to Timberline Oct. 10, but the players and fans never let down.

South’s marching band performing their Bon Jovi themed field routine at the homecoming football game Oct. 16.

South’s band marches to their own beat

The unsung heroes of South Kitsap's marching band are much more than just background noise at sporting events.

South’s marching band performing their Bon Jovi themed field routine at the homecoming football game Oct. 16.

FOOTBALL | South loses homecoming game to Emerald Ridge

The Wolves lose a nailbiter to Emerald Ridge 34-30 at homecoming.