After four years of being your school board director, I am even more committed to a quality public education for our North Kitsap community. I would be honored to serve for the next four years and continue building on the success of North Kitsap District. As the state continues to grapple with ample education funding, I will continue to advocate with the legislature and build our local capacity to promote success for each and every student. I invite you to share your experiences and your desires for our local school district with me, and together we can make it happen.
At the June 11th 2014 Nk School Board meeting, the board voted to adopt an Arts Education Policy. Next steps could be evaluating NK’s arts program and implementing improvement strategies.
The policy states:
“The board recognizes that an arts education (defined as music, visual arts, theater, literature, and dance) is an essential part of the learning experience for students. The district’s art education should provide opportunities for appreciation, creation, performance, and integration with other educational disciplines.
The board believes that through arts education, students learn to develop creativity, discipline, perception, perseverance, self-expression and critical thinking. These capacities are fundamental in preparing students for citizenship, career and college. The board further believes that a comprehensive arts education program enriches cultural experiences and builds connection within our community.”
CONGRATULATIONS! to Mary Lou Macala of Kingston Middle School and her six students that won the honor of competing in National History Day in Maryland on June 9-13. Andrew Simon won 2nd Place in the Nation for his historical paper “The Trans-Alaska Pipeline: A Struggle for Balance”.