Published: 06/18/13 21:47:19
Lauren Littleton, program director of Two Waters Arts Alliance’s “Artists in Schools,” and Chris Bronstad, a Key Peninsula Middle School art and science teacher, recently teamed up on an after-school art club project. It involved the freely expressed creations of students from all KPMS grade levels who painted a mural for the school’s commons.
Published: 06/12/13 12:01:47
Something caused me to miss a great cultural-exchange event last month at Artondale Elementary School. But, thanks to Artondale Principal Jacque Crisman, Marita Paly of the Associates of Cultural Exchange and Mandy Afrassiabi, an Artondale PTA board member and parent of two children at the school, we have photos and comments from several who participated in what was clearly a delightful experience.
Published: 06/05/13 17:12:17
I worried that, upon Vaughn Elementary School's super teacher Marc Ross' retirement last year, the great Walk-A-Vaughn program would fade away.
Published: 05/29/13 10:58:50
I could hardly believe her when Key Peninsula Middle School science teacher Phyllis Isbell told me her kids were eating fresh lettuce, broccoli and even strawberries from a small, state-of-the-art garden they'd created on the school campus.
Published: 05/22/13 11:44:30
Heritage Distilling Company of Gig Harbor hosted Communities in Schools of Peninsula last Thursday to celebrate its annual Spring for Success appreciation event. Sponsors included Heritage Distilling, the Boat Shed Restaurant and Peninsula Light Company.
Published: 05/14/13 21:43:14
Thanks to volunteer mentor and board member Gerry Baldwin, the many roles of Communities In Schools of Peninsula as it serves the Peninsula School District have expanded to include automotive maintenance training at Henderson Bay High School.
Published: 05/08/13 11:17:19
Harbor Heights Elementary School student Isabel Schupner, 9, and her 7-year-old sister, Amanda, went to Home Depot in Gig Harbor and learned about the kids' workshop.
Published: 05/01/13 11:27:10
Spread over several weeks, performances of Book-It Repertory Theatre's Arts and Education Program provided Minter Creek, Vaughn and Evergreen elementary school students an opportunity to experience author Patricia Polacco's story first-hand.
Published: 04/24/13 15:32:15
Proud Key Peninsula Middle School principal Jeri Goebel recently whispered in my ear via email that the school band had been awarded a Superior rating at a recent competition. She wondered if it might merit some media attention.
Published: 04/17/13 15:06:06
I'd barely finished reading news stories of poaching elephants in Africa when Gig Harbor High School photography teacher Beth Watson asked if I'd be interested in meeting students who were working on "Art for Elephants," a project to save the pachyderms.
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