Tag: education

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vaccines

CDC’s Guide on How to Navigate Vaccinations for Everyone in the Family

Today’s technology provides so much information that learning the essentials about an important topic like vaccination can be overwhelming. Vaccines play an important role in keeping you and your family members healthy, and when you make sure everyone receives the recommended vaccines at … read more

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kids summer reading

How to Inspire Summer Reading

While summer is the perfect time for kids to take advantage of days spent away from the classroom, remember not to put valuable skills, like reading, on the back burner. In fact, research estimates that one to two months’ of learning loss can … read more

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jury duty scam warning

Beware of the Jury Duty Scam (Again!)

The Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Office of the Kitsap County Clerk, is warning county residents of an ongoing telephone scam that has resumed, once again, in the West Sound area. Both the clerk’s and sheriff’s offices have received information … read more

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pet therapy

Dogs Are All Ears in New Pet Therapy Reading Program

When 3-year-old golden retriever Brody walks through the halls of Minter Creek Elementary School, there is no doubt that this four-legged friend is regarded as the school’s newest “star pupil.” His arrival is greeted by happy hugs and huge smiles from both students … read more

Digital movie making with iPad kits at the Bremerton Branch of Kitsap Regional Library (Photo courtesy Megan Burton)

Libraries Evolve to Keep Up with New Tech

As ingrained into American culture as apple pie, public libraries have been, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the great symbols of the freedom of the mind.” Embedded into their communities, they became not just an institution that multiple generations have relied … read more

Peninsula Hands On Art

Hands On Art Celebrates Kids’ Creative Spirits

Back in 2003, Gig Harbor resident Marla Morgan decided that she wanted her kids to have art classes in their school. The children were students at Harbor Heights Middle School in Gig Harbor and Morgan was active in the school’s PTA. Suspecting that … read more

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off to college

How to Navigate the College Search Process with Your High School Student

Editor’s note: College search should be in high gear if your child is a senior. Since this can be quite overwhelming, WestSound Home & Garden asked Bhavin Parikh, CEO and founder of test-prep company Magoosh, five questions to help parents and students navigate … read more

Diane Landry

Unsung Hero — Diane Landry

Coordinator, Bainbridge Island Zero Waste (volunteer); Substitute K-12...

Diane Landry has been leading the Bainbridge Island Zero Waste initiative since 2010. A substitute K-12 teacher, Landry volunteers much of her time outside of work for environmental education, outreach and various projects that help reduce landfill waste. An all-volunteer group, Zero Waste … read more

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