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School has been canceled in the Quilcene School District for Tuesday, Dec. 20 due to snow and poor road conditions, the school district has announced. There will be no preschool or after-school … more
Classes in the Brinnon School District will start three hours late Tuesday due to the snowy weather. Buses will run 3 1/2 hours late, according to an alert from the school district, and class … more
A new study will get a bit of kelp from Jefferson County.  The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners approved a $24,800 agreement Monday with the Seattle Aquarium that will use … more
The Port Townsend School Board recognized three organizations in Jefferson County for allowing high schoolers to engage and participate in activities and tours through the district’s Redhawk … more
The holidays are fast approaching! Before buying another toy for your child, consider the gift of savings. If your kids are old enough to ask to buy things, take the opportunity to start teaching … more
Laura Raymond got a crunchy welcome to the Quilcene school campus. Raymond, the Regional Markets Program Manager for the Washington State Department of Agriculture, visited the school district on … more
The Port Townsend High School Scholarship Foundation is now accepting applications. In addition to scholarships for graduating seniors, the foundation also bestows scholarships to students … more
Peninsula College will host “Dia de Culturas: Celebrating Latin American Diversity” from 3 to 7 p.m Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Forks Peninsula College campus in celebration of National … more
With unanimous agreement, the Chimacum School Board approved labor contracts with the various Chimacum unions at a meeting on Sept. 14. “The state funded 5.5 percent for only staff in … more
Peninsula College has announced that COVID vaccinations are not needed for students to attend in-person classes. The college said it is no longer requiring students to be vaccinated, or have an … more
Two local students have been named to the Spring Quarter 2022 dean’s list at Pacific University in Oregon.  The outstanding scholars are Nicole Winegar of Port Townsend and Lacey Bishop … more
The Port Townsend School District was included in a round of environmental education grants from the Environmental Protection Agency to empower communities, teachers, and students in Washington state … more
The Port Townsend School District will start the new school year with its budget priorities, programs, and other financial issues set in place. The school board adopted its new school budget for … more
The Chimacum School District has been operating on a budget deficit for the last three years with excess funds to cover the difference, but this will be the last year it can do so before those … more
Trapping fish and playing Minecraft sound like a great way to spend weekends as a kid, but award-winning teacher Alfonso Gonzalez Jr. doesn’t make his students wait. Instead, Gonzalez uses … more
Perhaps the biggest change to the Brinnon School District budget approved by the board last week will be an increase to substitute teacher salaries. To stay competitive, the board approved a 5.5 … more
Port Ludlow’s newest preschool, Mrs. Moug’s Empty Nest, is coming to the marine inlet south of the Quimper Peninsula this September. The focus of Mrs. Mougs’ Empty Nest is to … more
Lillith Montgomery of Port Townsend was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.   … more
Ryan Stevens of Sequim will be the next principal at Chimacum Junior/Senior High School, and Leigh F. Schwartz has been hired as the principal for the elementary school. Both of the new principals … more
As part of the final week of activities to close out the school year, students from Chimacum Elementary School gathered outside for the Olympic Salmon Salmon Olympics. Looking to bring a fun and … more
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