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CK Schools Levy Renewal – A Sound Investment

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Central-Kitsap-School-District-Support-LevyThere’s been a lot of somewhat heated, yet healthy discussion/debate regarding the upcoming local school support levies being voted upon by February 9th.

You can follow one of the ‘lively’ conversations HERE.

A rather interesting and timely article appeared in today’s Kitsap Sun:

Judge Rules State not Fulfilling Duty to Fund Education

KS Staff Blogger Marietta Nelson offers an ensuing commentary that poses the probing question: “What’s Missing?

I can’t speak personally for the other districts within Kitsap County, but I can vouch for the Central Kitsap School District both as a resident and a parent of four CKSD students.

One of the benefits of living here in Central Kitsap is the sense of family and community that we all share. For those of us whose children have attended CK schools we have experienced firsthand the value and quality of education provided by the educators and staff of Central Kitsap School District.

I’ve never seen teachers and administrators who take such an active role in the lives of our kids. Superintendent Greg Lynch and the School Board Members (especially Chris Stokke) can be seen at nearly every school function or activity (even taking time out to personally read books in class to elementary students). Such occasions have afforded me countless opportunities of becoming better acquainted with our school leaders/administrators.

We are most fortunate here in Central Kitsap to have such highly qualified administrators/staff, and dedicated board members, all who possess high ethical standards and personal integrity.

A vote of “YES’ to renew the upcoming CK school support levy is not only a vote for our kids, but it’s also a vote of trust and confidence in our teachers and district leadership, to empower them all to continue their proven track record of educational excellence!


12 CK Teachers Achieve National Board Certification

Friday, January 29th, 2010

CKSD Educators Achieve National Board Certification

central-kitsap-school-district-teachers-achieve-national-board-certification

Pictured (left to right): Board President Chris Stokke, Dan Kontos (OHS), Scott Borgmann (CKJH), Cynthia Larson-Faragalli (WO), Janet Hegtvedt (BR), Andrea Tabert (SI), Penny Timm (CV), Janice Jacobson (BR), Lisa Pitcher (CV), David Pitcher (KSS), Superintendent Greg Lynch

Not pictured: Heidi Erickson (BR), Mindy Halstead (BR), Robbin Scheer (CO)

Twelve  educators were honored by the Central Kitsap School Board during their meeting last Wednesday night for attaining National Board Certification. This is the highest number yet for our District!

Honorees, family members and friends came to celebrate  at a reception prior to individual recognition at the School Board meeting where each teacher received a personalized frame to display their certificates.  In addition, CKSD Superintendent Greg Lynch presented the School Board President, Chris Stokke, with a “perpetual plaque” listing the names of all CKSD National Board Certified teachers. The plaque will be displayed permanently in the Jenne-Wright Administration Center, and new names will be added each year.

In his address to the assembly, Superintendent Lynch shared the following:

“It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and determination to earn National Board Certification. We currently have 29 National Board Certified teachers; 8 teachers earned their Certification last year and twelve teachers this year, over a 30% increase!  I am exceptionally proud of their success and dedication to excellence.  It also is a testament to our District’s commitment to advancing student learning and to the importance of powerful teaching and learning.”

This year, 1,248 Washington teachers were certified, placing the state second nationally in new National Board Certified teachers. Washington’s 3,974 total National Board Certified teachers place the state fifth in the nation.

Congratulations to all the honorees for all of your dedication and hard work in completing such a distinctive level of  achievement!

To learn more, Click here.

Remember to vote ‘YES!‘ in Support of the Upcoming School Replacement Levy!


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