2012-13 School Year
Naval Avenue Early Learning Center wins $5,000 in Free Books
Naval Avenue entered into a competition for free spanish books for their library. Please take a moment to watch this great video.
Bremerton Receives Two STEM Lighthouse Awards
STEM literacy is defined as bridging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to promote problem-solving through knowledge, innovation, and the ability to analyze, reason, and communicate ideas. S.T.E.M. classrooms fully integrate subject areas rather than teaching core subjects in isolation. Students learn how to think and apply their skills across the curriculum. They do this by engaging in project-based and problem-based learning, collaborating in an active learning environment, “Paying it Forward” within the community they live and learning to apply what they learn to real-life 21st century situations. Read more here.
Planning for Inclement Weather
While we have obviously moved into the rough weather months, now is a good time to review the Emergency letter that was sent home early in the school year to familiarize yourself and your student with snow bus routes and the process for determining if the district is experiencing any delays or closures. Information is available on the district website at bremertonschools.org under quick links on the right hand side of the screen under the pictures.
If you are unclear about any emergency information, you can contact the communications office at 473-1014 or 473-1003.
Calendar Revision impacting March, 2013
The Calendar Update has been revised to reflect the change of a teacher furlough day from March 14, 2013, to March 21, 2013, to accommodate the High School Proficiency Exam.
Bremerton Students Celebrated
- Once again, Bremerton High School students have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically-prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school. Nationally, about 18 percent of the nearly two million students who took the test performed high enough to earn Scholar Awards. This year, 25 Bremerton High School students qualified for recognition of national AP Scholar Awards, State AP Scholar Awards and/or AP Scholar with Distinction Awards.
- The Bremerton High School choirs are very pleased to announce that 10 students have been selected to participate in the All Northwest and All State Honor Choirs in Portland this school year.
The finest high school musicians from our state and 5 other Pacific Northwest states will rehearse and perform in concerts under the direction of world-renowned conductors.
The following students were selected:
All Northwest Choirs-
Kristan Rich, Shannon O’Brien
Juniors- Scott Wahlquist, Kyle Radabah, Nate Reed
Freshman- McKenna Geier, McCarey Wiseman
- Naval Avenue Early Learning Center Health & Fitness teacher, Debbie Lindgren received the 2012 Washington Alliance for Health Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (WAHPERD) Elementary Teacher of the Year Award. Kitsap Sun highlighted Ms. Lindgren recently. You can read the article here!
- Jill Carlson, Principal of Crownhill Elementary was named as the ESPAW (Elementary School Principal's Association of Washington) Regional Distinguished Principal of the Year and awarded this honor at the 2012 AWSP Conference in Seattle on October 22nd. Please join us in congratulating Ms. Carlson on this distinguished honor.
- Kelly Carr, a teacher at Armin Jahr Elementary School in Bremerton, has been named a STAR Discovery Educator by Discovery Education for her commitment to harnessing digital learning. Read more here!
2011-12 School Year
BHS Solar Demonstration Project
Bremerton High School's Career & Technical Education Department and Puget Sound Energy officially dedicated the Solar Demonstration Project on Friday, October 28, 2011, 10:00 - 10:30 am at Bremerton High School (Main Entrance). Dignitaries included Representative Larry Seaquist, Senator Derek Kilmer, Mayor Patty Lent, Bremerton School Board Members Vicki Collins, Carolynn Perkins, Scott Rahm, and Dave Rubie. This project was generously funded by Puget Sound Energy and Bremerton School District. Read More.
Crownhill Named Title I Distinguished School 2011
Crownhill Elementary has been named 2011 Washington State National Title I School of Distinction for Exceptional Student Performance in Mathematics. This award comes with $10,000 to be used to continue to support their math efforts. Crownhill Elementary will be honored at the National Title I Conference in Seattle January 23, 2012. Read More.
WSTSC Visited by Principals from Brazil
WSTSC was visited by three high school principals from Brazil and their interpreter as part of an exchange program with Principal Matthew Vandeleur from Poulsbo Middle School. The visitors learn about the culture of the American education system including options for high school students, how the funding system works, what types of programs CTE and Skills Centers offer to students, etc. The exchange program is supported by the US Department of Education and similar agencies in numerous other countries. Principal Vandeleur will make a similar visit to Brazil later next year and share his insights about their educational system after visiting numerous high schools in several states in Brazil.
Grand Re-Opening of the West Hills STEM Academy
September 6, 2011 , 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at 520 National Avenue N, Bremerton, WA 98312
2010-11 School Year
Bremerton High School Accolades
Bremerton High School is pleased to announce that we have been recommended for re-accreditation by the Northwest Accreditation Commission.Bremerton High School went through an extensive self-study process culminating in a site-visit and evaluation by outside educational professionals. The accreditation site-team reviewed Bremerton High School’s performance in regard to eight standards in three areas: Teaching and Learning, Support Services, and Culture of Continual Improvement. BHS was found to meet or exceed the requirements for all standards and has been recommended for re-accreditation for a period of six years, which is the longest time allowable. Great job Knights and keep up the great work!
BHS Receives Grant from Laura Bush FoundationBremerton High School has been selected to receive a $5,000 grant to be used to purchase library books. Jan Bjorke, BHS Library Media Specialist applied for this grant. Congratulations and many thanks to Jan!
Bremerton High Wins Award in Renewable Energy Education Program Bremerton High School is being awarded a Renewable Energy Education Program grant in the amount of $16,000 dollars. Emily Wise submitted an application to the program for $13,000. Puget Sound Energy is awarding the higher amount to cover educational components for classroom curriculum and activities guide. Congratulations and many thanks to Emily!
Crownhill and Kitsap Lake Elementary Schools Receive Title I Improvement Award
These two elementary schools have been selected from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to receive the state’s 2011 Title I, Part A Improvement Award. Each will receive an award of $5,515 to be used to support continuing efforts to increase student academic success, based upon students performance data on the Washington State Assessment. This award is given to Title I schools who, over multiple years, make adequate yearly progress and show significant gains in ALL areas of the state assessment.