5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Option Programs Information Night
As you may have heard, BISD is projecting that it will need to cut between $2.1 to $3.2 million from its operating budget. You can read more details about it here.
Do you have some thoughts about the budget? We want to hear from you! Here's how:
Attend the Community Budget information Meeting on March 8 at 7 p.m. in the Commodore Commons.
Share your thoughts by filling out this feedback form.
A District Budget Advisory Committee (DBAC) is being formed and we are looking for a range of committee members to serve on the committee. Meetings will be on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. and will run through the spring. Apply by completing and returning this application by Wednesday, Feb. 22. The committee members will be selected by Friday, Feb. 24.
A big thank you to the local community for approving the Educational, Programs & Operations Levy and the Tech Levy. Both measures received resounding support. BISD is fortunate to be part of such a supportive community. THANK YOU!
Options Program Information Night
Wednesday, March 1, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
(Both sessions are identical in content, but are offered to accommodate families' schedules.)
The Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) is proud to offer a variety of options. Feedback from the recent superintendent’s listening tour noted a high demand for options and a desire to grow these programs in a fiscally responsible manner.
In partnership with our schools, BISD will offer a coordinated options program information night. This will allow a one-stop shop for interested parents and allow the district to gauge interest in the possible expansion of these programs. If you are interested in learning more about these programs as they currently exist, or interested in how they might be able to grow, this will be an informative evening.
Odyssey Multiage Program (K-8): The Odyssey Multiage Program emphasizes a multi-age learning environment with high parent involvement. The program currently serves grades 1-8. We would like to gauge the interest in expanding this program to include kindergarten.
Eagle Harbor High School (9-12): Eagle Harbor High School provides an environment in which students can create and direct their academic program while they explore their role and relevance in the wider community.
El Velero Spanish Immersion (K-5): El Velero gives students the opportunity to progress through district curriculum in a bilingual immersion environment. Students learn to understand, speak, read, and write in Spanish.
Mosaic Home Education Partnership (K-8): Mosaic offers students a personalized, non-traditional learning environment. The majority of the instruction is home-based with the parent as the primary educator and monthly meetings with a certified teacher.
Technology plays an important role in students' education.
Four Odyssey students received accolades from YES! Magazine's National Student Writing Competition.
Odyssey teacher Barry Hoonan received the Washington State Literacy Award at the Washington State Literacy Association.
BHS English Teacher / Sakai Differentiation Specialist stepped out of the classroom and stood behind the podium!
Next month, BHS science teacher Bernice O'Brien will share her passion and joy of teaching with other science teachers from around the country when she presents at the National Association of Biology Teachers Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Thanks to the support of local voters, both Bainbridge Island School District and Bainbridge Island Fire Department have construction projects in the works --- BISD is rebuilding Blakely Elementary School and the 100 Building at Bainbridge High School. BIFD is rebuilding Fire Station 21 and 22 and expanding Fire Station 23 on Phelps Road.
Morgan Meyers is a first-year teacher and wrote about the valuable relationship with her mentor teacher.