Upcoming Events


Because of our schools, Bainbridge Island is rated as one of "The Best Towns in Washington for Raising Kids."  



  • Indian Education grant meeting May 11 – The Bainbridge Island School District will hold an open public meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 6-7 p.m. in the Sakai Library. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the Title VII multi-year Indian Education Act Formula Grant Application that will partially fund the district’s 2016-17 Indian Education Program. If you need additional information or directions to the Sakai Library, please contact Christina Peato at at (206) 780-1887.

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  • Final opportunity to register for STEAM Camp The registration window for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) Camp will reopen at 12:01 a.m. Monday, May 2, and remain open through Wednesday, May 4. STEAM Camp will take place July 18-22, at Wilkes Elementary as follows: Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Grades 6 & 7: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The cost is $275. Registration will end at midnight, May 4. Visit the STEAM Camp Web page to register.

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  • Ordway Carnival needs high school volunteers – High school students, earn volunteer hours and get a free meal. Volunteer for the Ordway Carnival Friday, May 6, 3:30-9 p.m. Volunteers will have one-hour shifts running a variety of carnival type games for elementary aged children. Dinner is included. If interested, please contact Cathy Leaver at 206-619 9960 or cathryn.leaver@outlook.com.

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  • Second presentation of "Screenagers" May 10 – Raising Resilience has added a second showing of the acclaimed documentary “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” Tuesday, May 10, 9:30 p.m. at Bainbridge CinemasTickets are $10 and available through Raising Resilience.

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  • The State of Education on Bainbridge Island The Bainbridge Schools Foundation will host a moderated panel discussion Wednesday, May 11, 7-9 p.m., IslandWood's Great Hall. Panelists: Sen. Christine Rolfes, leading voice on education funding and reform; Tom Ahearne, lead attorney in the landmark McCleary school funding case; Amanda Ward, teacher and instructional coach at BHS; Mev Hoberg, school board president; and Dr. Peter Bang-Knudsen, associate superintendent and superintendent-elect. You’ll be able to ask questions and learn about critical issues affecting our schools, including funding challenges and the teacher shortage. For more information and registration, please visit the foundation website

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

    Official election results from the Kitsap County Auditor show
    62.1% 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

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  • How to receive district notifications – BISD uses SchoolMessenger for all important email and voice notifications. To receive notifications, please make sure your contact information is accurate in Family Access Skyward. Skyward updates new information overnight, so you will be in the system and set to receive notifications starting the following day. Click here for a summary of ways you can access district and school information

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