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  • Bainbridge Island School District teachers will hold one-day walkout April 30

    Similar to an unplanned snow day, the walkout will necessitate a change to the school calendar. If the board of directors approves a make-up day at the end of the school year, the last day of school will be June 17.

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  •  Sheryl Belt

    Wilkes principal named Bainbridge Island School District’s new assistant superintendent

    After an extensive search, the Bainbridge Island School District is pleased to announce the selection of Sheryl Belt as its new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction effective July 1. Belt, currently principal at Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School, will replace Julie Goldsmith, who is retiring at the end of the school year.

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  • Possible districtwide school closure April 30

    Teachers in several school districts throughout Washington state are holding one-day walkouts to call attention to lawmakers’ failure to provide ample funding for K-12 education. Members of the Bainbridge Island Education Association will vote on a walkout Monday, April 27. Similar to an unplanned snow day, if there is a school closure, the district will need to schedule a make-up day in compliance with state law.

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    BISD schools win 2014 Washington Achievement Awards

    Bainbridge High School and Ordway, Wilkes and Blakely elementary schools are among top-performing schools statewide. The award ceremony will take place April 28 in Spanaway.

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  • Wilkes students compete at "Math is Cool" championship.

    Wilkes students compete in ‘Math is Cool’ Regional Championship

    Captain Charles Wilkes Elementary School fielded a team of four-graders to compete in the “Math is Cool Regional Championship in Seattle. The four students, Max Bispham, Harris Intihar, Sam Krug and Noel Morris, wore matching shirts created by Coach Holly van Schaick, each with a portion of Pi on the back.

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  • Learn how to become a school board member

    The Washington State School Directors’ Association will hold free workshops in March, April and May. Online registration is required. Three BISD board member positions are up for election. The final day for candidates to file for office is May 15.

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    What does college- and career-ready mean?

    Being "college- and career-ready" ultimately means K-12 education has prepared students for their next steps, that all doors remain open to them as they continue to pursue their education and their careers. Common Core helps ensure students are ready for either path.

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  • Kitsap Public Health District letter on pertussis

    The Kitsap Public Health District is reporting an increase in pertussis (whooping cough). Since July there have been 34 cases of pertussis in Kitsap County, with 12 cases diagnosed on Bainbridge Island within the last three months. Given the number of reported cases on Bainbridge Island, Kitsap Public Health officials have asked us to distribute the following letter.

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