Nick Twietmeyer

Island School’s Derzon named Educator of the Year

The award wasn’t given for generosity. But it sure seemed that way after Mike Derzon, who teaches at The Island School, was recently named 2017’s… Continue reading

The Spartans have left the building

Sound the great ferry horn of tomorrow, Bainbridge’s graduation seniors are setting sail on their own adventure: final destinations unknown but promising. Spirits were high… Continue reading

Bainbridge Teen Center reopens in old B&G Club space

Bainbridge teens rejoice, the Teen Center will be reopening on Friday, June 23. In early 2017, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, which… Continue reading

Costs climbing for Bainbridge school projects

Higher-than-expected costs threaten to drastically alter new public school projects on Bainbridge Island, but district officials aren’t sure by how much. It was clear at… Continue reading

Dave Ullin: a life lived with purpose

It’s likely that if you live on Bainbridge Island, you knew him, perhaps even if you didn’t know his name. A hard one to miss… Continue reading

Tensions rising before the discs start flying

A battle has erupted between Bainbridge residents who want a disc golf course at Battle Point Park and those who are fighting tooth and nail… Continue reading

School board hears results of healthy youth survey

Bainbridge’s high schoolers are smoking and drinking less, according to the results of the most recent Healthy Youth Survey. The survey’s findings are welcome news… Continue reading

Bainbridge teachers get layoff notices

Reduction in force notifications sent to certificated staff

Messinger takes helm at Hyla

Suzanne Messinger has been named the next Head of School at Hyla Middle School. Messinger will succeed Paul Carroll, who served as Interim Head of… Continue reading

Beloved school bus driver, Mr. Bill to retire

Wilton “Mr. Bill” Ehrhardt took a job driving a school bus for the Bainbridge Island School District in 1980. It was supposed to be a… Continue reading

BHS building planners talk hyper-efficiency during design of new BHS 100 Building

The Bainbridge Island School Board received an update on the early concepts and ideas for the new BHS 100 Building at its meeting last week.… Continue reading

Commodore principal resigns

Dave Shockley will be stepping down from his position as principal of Commodore Options School. Shockley has accepted a position as principal of Meadowdale High… Continue reading

New Artisan Center set to open its doors

The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network’s new facility will soon be providing visitors with the tools and know-how to create expertly crafted works of art in… Continue reading

Winslow Green gets a facelift

Winslow Green is getting a face-lift as part of an effort to make downtown’s signature open space a little more inviting, with a little help… Continue reading

Bainbridge parks board reviews feasibility study for kiddie steam train at Sakai Park

A proposed steam train attraction at Sakai Park was once again the topic of much discussion at a recent park board meeting. After last presenting… Continue reading

Wendy Orville: The art of monotype

In her art, she creates the undeniably familiar forms of trees, clouds, reeds, water and pilings with near photorealistic accuracy — while also presenting these… Continue reading

BHS grad, encourages islanders to help Ugandans purchase textbooks

One Bainbridge High School graduate and Peace Corps volunteer has made it her mission to promote literacy and education in Uganda. Aleks Kubin knew she… Continue reading

Woodward students invited to Destination Imagination Global Finals

Woodward Middle School students Claire Camacho, Zoe Harrington and Max VonNocken-Witmer took first place in their challenge category at a recent Washington State Destination Imagination… Continue reading

Haizlip looks ahead as new principal for BHS

Bainbridge High School’s new principal is not going to be a transplant from outside the district, but rather, a seasoned islander with four years of… Continue reading

Bainbridge High musicians win at state competition

Bainbridge High School musicians struck a chord with judges at a the recent state music competition. Three Spartan musicians won medals at Washington State Music… Continue reading