Peninsula School Board chooses new superintendent
Rob Manahan will be the new superintendent of the Peninsula School District, starting July 1. Manahan, who has worked as superintendent of the Lake Chelan School District for the past six years, was approved by the school board March 24. He replaces Chuck Cuzzetto, who will retire from the job June 30.
Manahan will earn a salary of $187,500.
Board President Rand Wilhelmsen said board members were impressed by Manahan’s energy and enthusiasm. Manahan said he looks forward to moving into the Peninsula School District, where his grandchildren attend school.
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Prior to his work in Chelan, Manahan was an administrator and principal in the Lake Stevens School District, and an assistant principal in Port Angeles. In the early 1990s, he taught for two years in the Peninsula district and also completed his administrative internship at Harbor Ridge Middle School.
Young writers can participate in KBTC contest
The PBS Kids Writers Contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through active learning. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to participate in building literacy skills by writing and illustrating their own stories. Locally, KBTC in Tacoma is sponsoring the contest and will select local winners and award prizes. Winners will also be featured on the KBTC Kids website. To enter the contest and obtain more information go to kbtckids.org/writerscontest.
Lochburn Middle School wins gold
Clover Park School District’s Lochburn Middle School Unified Basketball team recently won gold at the Special Olympics Winter Games in Wenatchee. This is the first year Lockburn has participated in Unified Sports, an inclusive sports program that combines an equal number of special education students and additional students (partners) who support the game and assist athletes.
Puyallup student is legislative page
During the past legislative session in Olympia, local students have been serving as pages in the House of Representatives and Senate. They perform a variety of responsibilities and receive daily civics instruction, draft bills and participate in mock committee hearings.
James Lo, Puyallup, was sponsored by Hans Zeiger (R-Puyallup). As a culminating project he co-wrote legislation that would close the STEM job gap by offering partial scholarships for community college students, presenting the bill in a mock committee hearing.