Nick Twietmeyer

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

Family of Tyler Moniz founds suicide prevention non-profit

The Tyler Moniz Foundation is seeking to start a conversation about mental illness and suicide. A conversation about depression is not an easy one to… Continue reading

School board approves first round of staffing cuts

The Bainbridge Island School Board voted unanimously last week to cut more than 14 teaching positions — including four full-time elementary teachers and one full-time… Continue reading

May the 4th be with you: Review staff picks our favorite ancillary ‘Star Wars’ characters | The Bainbridge Blab

The Star Wars saga has created a good many memorable characters over the years, since its 1977 premiere, that have been passed down through the… Continue reading

Youth fly fishing expo returns to Battle Point Park

Put down the iPads and log out of the Facebook to enjoy an afternoon of teaching Bainbridge’s young whippersnappers a thing or two about the… Continue reading

Students at BHS construct food computers with MIT

Bainbridge High School’s biology students are getting a taste of the future by building three food computers. In essence, the students are building three agricultural… Continue reading

Saturday school sessions receive low attendance by BHS seniors

With the recent sunny days on Bainbridge Island, this past winter’s lousy weather may be a distant memory. Especially, it seems, for many of the… Continue reading