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  • Thank you, Bainbridge Island, 
    for supporting our school bond measure!

    Unofficial election results from the Kitsap County Auditor show
    62% voted in favor of the proposal.

    February 12, 2016

    We are deeply grateful to the Bainbridge Island community for supporting our Feb. 9 school bond proposal. 

    After years of patching and repairing, approval of this measure will enable us to replace failing buildings and move forward with facility renovations that enhance educational programs, expand opportunities and improve school safety for future generations of Bainbridge Island students.

    We want to thank the volunteers and community members who participated in creating, refining or advocating for this proposal. This positive outcome reflects the contributions of hundreds of individuals who gave of their time, their expertise, their wisdom and personal resources during this past year to develop or promote the district’s plans. We are truly blessed to live in a community filled with people who passionately believe in the importance of educating our young. 

    Finally, we want to express our appreciation to the board of directors, administrators, certificated and classified staff. Their dedication, leadership, courage and tireless commitment are always a source of inspiration to us.  

    With gratitude, 

    Faith A. Chapel, superintendent 

    Mev Hoberg, president, board of directors 

    See updated election results at:


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  • Superintendent Survey – BISD school board directors would like your input on characteristics you’d like to see in the district's next superintendent. The Superintendent Survey, available here through Monday, Feb. 29, is open to parents, guardians, students, staff and community members. The survey will present four qualities or characteristics at a time and ask respondents to identify those 'Most Important' and 'Least Important.' Characteristics will reappear in 10 different groupings.

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  • Spanish Immersion (pre-K to fourth grade) Program Night – Learn about the El Velero Spanish Immersion Program for pre-K to fourth-grade students Tuesday, Feb. 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Ordway Elementary School Library. Tour the program Tuesday, Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. Call the Ordway office at 206-842-7637 to sign up for the morning or afternoon tour. Apply by Friday, March 18.

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  • Sakai Parent Night – Sakai Intermediate School will hold an information night for incoming parents Tuesday, March 8, 7-8:30 p.m. The event will take place throughout the school.

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  • Woodward Parent Night – Woodward Middle School will hold an information night for incoming parents on Wednesday, March 16, 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

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  •  Robin Schmidt and Sophie Carson

    BHS seniors nominated for Presidential Scholars Program

    The U.S. Department of Education has announced the nomination of Bainbridge High School's Robin Schmit and Sophie Carson for the United States Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for graduating seniors.

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  • School board, superintendent search consultants seek community input

    What characteristics would you like to see in the next BISD superintendent? That question asked in different ways drives a survey released by district board directors and their superintendent search firm Atlantic Partners. Consultants Jim Hager and Jim Huge created the survey to provide an opportunity for more input into the process of finding the best replacement for Superintendent Faith Chapel, who will retire in June after leading the district for more than eight years.

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  •  Alice Dunning

    Students focus on creating a culture of kindness

    You may have seen the recent story about an unexpected act of kindness toward Lauren Nordberg, a Blakely mom whose kindergartner had an “autistic meltdown” at the Madison Diner. The story went viral. Perhaps so will a similar movement now taking place in district schools. Pictured: Alice Dunning reading her poem "With Kindness."

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  •  Ventolin HFA

    Recall notice for Ventolin HFA albuterol inhalers

    GlaxoSmithKline has issued a recall of Ventolin HFA (albuterol sulfate) Inhalation Aerosol, 90 mcg per actuation, with 200 metered inhalations. This voluntary retail-level recall affects two lots of Ventolin HFA in the United States. The lot numbers are 5ZP1708 and 5ZP1951.

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  •  Dr. James Hager

    School directors select Atlantic Research Partners to lead BISD superintendent search

    “We are very happy with the choice of Jim Hager (pictured) and Jim Huge to head up our superintendent search,” said Board Director Sheila Jakubik. “They’ve spent two days talking with district staff, students and other stakeholders and are now working on a survey to aid in the creation of a candidate profile.”

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