We are excited to begin the 2016-17 school year. Here are a few things to know:
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The state of Washington released results from the 2015-16 Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA), and preliminary findings show that students at Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) continue to perform well-above the state average.
A midsummer reunion took place last week for students in Bill Covert’s 4th-grade class from Wilkes Elementary. The students, who spent much of the spring researching, writing and creating presentations surrounding local Bainbridge Island History, came together to display their findings at the Bainbridge Historical Museum.
Bainbridge High School superstars show off their business chops at the national conference in Atlanta, Ga.
Tova Levine (left) and Sarah Mather perform during the Eagle Harbor High School Senior Celebration. Levine, a National Merit Commended Student, will take a gap year before going to Scripps on a Presidential Scholarship. Mather will spend a year pursuing work as an actor in New York City before heading to college.
The school district nominated the museum for the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) award in recognition of the museum’s educational focus and opportunities for district students, teachers and school art docents. BIMA received a plaque from the district during the June 16 school board meeting.
Schools must achieve at least 95 percent participation on state tests to be eligible for the award; in the seven-year-history of the award, all Bainbridge Island School District schools have been winners.