Inside NK Schools March 2019

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March 22, 2019
In the District
Thank you for telling us what you think!

Last week over one-hundred communitypeople at a chart members joined us at our Strategic Plan Community Forums. At the forums, participants reviewed data about our schools and students, and shared their thoughts and concerns.

Next, they shared their big ideas for what they would like our schools to do and be f
People looking at dataor our students, and what their hopes and dreams are.  

Finally, participants shared their top four priorities for the future. This input will be shared with the Strategic Plan Core Planning Team and Alignment Team at their meetings next month.

students gathered around a chart
Last Friday we also spent the day with over 100 students across our schools to gain their feedback. We met with elementary students at Suquamish and Vinland Elementary Schools, as well as students from all four of our secondary schools.  

They shared what is going well, their concerns, their hopes and dreams, and what their top four priorities for 
the future are. We appreciated their   students talking
and thoughtfulness throughout the day. 

We look forward to sharing what we learned in the near future.  In the meantime, visit to learn more about the process.

stack of booksMiddle School Science Materials Preview

The Instructional Materials Committee is seeking public input on new science curricula materials proposed for adoption. The materials chosen were developed by UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and published by Amplify. An overview of the curriculum can be found at amplify.comSamples of the curriculum are now available to view at the Student Support Center, 18360 NE Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo. Materials are located outside the board room and are accessible Monday - Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm through mid-April.

budget with images
Budget Planning Community Forum

Last month, Dr. Evans shared information about budget challenges facing North Kitsap in the 2019-2020 school year. Join us to more learn about the budget planning process, the challenges facing North Kitsap School District next year, ask questions and provide feedback.

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:00pm 

WHERE: Student Support Center at 18360 NE Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo, in the board room.

School Board News

Meeting Updates

February 28, 2019 Meeting

The board approved the following items in the action portion of the meeting:

·     District Policy updates – see board agenda for complete list

·     Finn Hill/Rhododendron Sidewalk Project – easement purchase by Kitsap County

The following management reports were reviewed by the board:

·     January Budget Status Report

·     Capital Projects Update

·     Graduation Rate Data

·     Recommendations for limiting in district transfers

·     Kingston Middle School HVAC design contract

·     2020-2021 Calendar recommendations

·     Letter of Support for City of Poulsbo

View the action items and reports on the February 28, 2019 agenda page.

March 7, 2019 Meeting

The North Kitsap School District Board of Directors held a joint meeting with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribal Council, hosted at the House of Knowledge.  The government to government meeting included a review successes and opportunities for students, and recommendations from the Port Gable S'Klallam Tribe.

March 13, 2019 Meeting

The board approved the following items in the action portion of the meeting:

·     Design Contract for Kingston Middle School HVAC design

The board reviewed the following reports in the management portion of the meeting:

·     Budget Extension report

A school connections meeting was held at David Wolfle Elementary where the board and Wolfle community were presented with an in-depth review of the data, supports and culture of the school. View the school connections presentation.

View the action items and reports on the March 12, 2019 agenda page.

In Our Schools
It's Youth Art Month!students painting with hands
submitted by Diane Stewart, KMS Art Instructor

Kingston Middle School 6th graders have been studying the seven elements of art and cave art this quarter. They use found objects on which to paint, similar to cave painters who used cave walls, items other than brushes, and colors from geographical areas. They also learned and emulated Salvador Dali while making wild sentences out of the beginning letters of the elements of art.  the student creations are on display through the end of March at Sweet Life Cakery in downtown Kingston. The show is entitled, "That One Art Show in the Surrealism Cave!"

Thank You with starsThank you Education Support Professionals!

Last week we honored our Education Support Professionals. These are the people who provide support both inside and outside the classroom each and every day. Office support, transportation, grounds, maintenance, food services, technology, security, custodial, substitutes, health services, paraeducators and more are all vital to our education system. Thank you for all you do for our students!

Educators Honorededucators standing

Since 2011, the members of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators, Kitsap Chapter, have gathered to honor educators who have distinguished themselves with dedication, innovation, inspiration and creativity while serving the students and community of Kitsap County. This year six North Kitsap Educators were recognized at a ceremony at Poulsbo City Hall on Tuesday, March 19.  

Congratulations to Anna Johnston, Katelyn Becker, Terri Marshall, Christine Frantzen, Mike Hickam and Heather Lee (pictured left to right).  Thank you for being all in for our students!

Upcoming Dates
 March 27-29    Elementary School Conferences - NO SCHOOL grades K-5 
 March 28-29 Middle School Conferences - NO SCHOOL grades 6-8
 March 29 High School Conferences - NO SCHOOL for grades 9-12
Please check with your school for conference schedules and format
 April 1 -5 Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
 April 10 Budget Planning Community Forum @6pm
 April 11 School Board - School Connections Meeting at NKHS
 April 24 Annual Festival of the Arts, 5pm-8pm at Kingston Middle School
 April 25 Board Meeting and Joint Meeting with Suquamish Tribe

Visit our District Calendar for all district-wide events and meeting times.

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