School briefs, March 16

NKHS musicians headed to state

Several North Kitsap High School musicians have been selected to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest April 24-25 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg.

The musicians include:

Megan Webster on flute; Alex Vidal on clarinets; Alex Thompson on tenor saxophone; Valarie Rock on trumpet; Simone Maule on french horn; Rex Olson on tuba; Amy VanCleave on timpani; Shannon Nakaya and Alanna Vidal in the small woodwind ensemble; the flute quintet of Megan Webster, Erica Dowden, Ali Marks, Alanna Vidal and Shannon Nakaya in the large woodwind ensemble; Tim Shoop and Caleb Stigile in the small brass ensemble; and the large percussion ensemble, Lazer Katz, featuring Nate May, Jacob Gilman, Shawna Williams, Bryson Breakey and Joe Adkins.

KHS sending musician to state

Jaime Schultz of Kingston High School will represent the Olympic Region in the State Solo and Ensemble Contest April 24-25 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Schultz too first place in the alto/soprano saxophone division at the regional competition Feb. 28 in Silverdale to earn a spot at the state contest.

NK seniors need volunteers

North Kitsap High School is seeking volunteers to help evaluate senior presentations. These presentations are required for graduating seniors, and are an opportunity for students to share their achievements, academic areas of improvement and plans for the future with advisors, families and the community.

The North Kitsap community is invited to attend and assist in evaluating the class of 2009 presentations. Sessions will be held at North Kitsap High School and will take place at the following times:

March 18: 8-11 a.m.; March 19: 8-11 a.m.; March 25: 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m., 6-8 p.m.; March 26: 8-11 a.m.

Anyone interested in assisting with presentation evaluations by donating 3-4 hours of time may contact Paula Patterson at or (360) 598-8423 to schedule a date and time.

NK Options Program final information session

The North Kitsap Options Program will host its final information night of the school year March 25 at 7 p.m. at Gordon Elementary. Come and learn about what Options has to offer students and families.

The Options Program is a district-wide, parent involved, multi-age program that accepts students from kindergarten through 8th grade in three classes: K-1-2, 3-4-5 and 6-7-8. Curriculum follows standards and guidelines for the district, but teachers develop and write a substantial portion of materials as well. There is an emphasis on community experiences, and learning is seen as a life-long endeavor. Parents are part of a non-profit group, meet regularly and actively enrich what goes on in classes with special "mini-classes," field trips, projects, drama productions, art, science, languages, environmental studies, gardening and a wealth of additional topics.

For more information, call Options Outreach Coordinator Tammy Brazeau at (360) 297-7776 or Gordon Elementary at (360) 394-6700.

NK/KHS grad night joint fundraiser

The Kingston High School and North Kitsap High School Grad Night Committees are planning a joint fundraiser April 25 at the Jewel Box Theatre in Poulsbo.

Come watch the play, "Moonlight and Magnolias," enjoy appetizers and browse the silent auction for the ticket price of $30. For ticket information, or if you would like to help by donating an auction item or working at the event, email Dona Wayand at

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