School briefs: Lis named principal of Rainier High

Lis named principal of Rainier High, Robbins takes interim post at Poulsbo Elementary

Wally Lis, former director of curriculum and assessment for the North Kitsap School District, has been named principal of Rainier High School in Rainier. Lis had been the interim principal of Poulsbo Elementary School after his former position was eliminated during a restructuring of district administrative positions last spring.

Glen Robbins, a 30 year veteran of school leadership and classroom teaching, most recently the instructional coach for NKSD's Highly Capable program, has been selected to replace Lis as the interim principal at Poulsbo Elementary School for the 2009-10 school year.

The district said it will select a new long-term principal for Poulsbo Elementary through a full process of staff, parent and community involvement, and hopes to fill that position by February.

Back to school blessing

All teachers, students, families and friends are cordially invited to Seabold United Methodist Church for a Back to School Blessing during the 10:30 a.m. service on Aug. 30. The church is located at 6894 NE Seabold Church Rd, Bainbridge Island.

Children’s Garden hosts open house

Children's Garden Montessori School is holding an open house Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. The school serves students ages two-and-a-half through kindergarten age. At the open house parents and families can learn about the school and meet the teacher. Children are welcome. The school is located at 3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road, Poulsbo. For more information, visit or call (360) 779-1225.

Welcome back to Spectrum

Orientations for Spectrum Community School day students will be from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 1 and 1-3 p.m. Sept. 8 at the school, located at 25800 Siyaya Ave. NE in Kingston. All Spectrum day students are required to attend one orientation session with a parent, guardian or other supportive adult before beginning classes Sept. 9. Info: (360) 394-2854.

Volunteer at PMS

Poulsbo Middle School is looking for 15 adults to help with sixth-grade team building exercises on Sept. 9 from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. and two adults to help from 7:45-11 a.m. at the school. Interested volunteers should email Jennifer Crumbliss at

Boys and Girls Club meets at KMS

The Kingston Boys and Girls Club is accepting applications for its after-school program for middle school-aged students. All students are welcome to enroll. For an annual fee of $20, students have their choice of activities ranging from pool, ping-pong, foosball, video games, karaoke, arts and crafts, field trips, homework help, cooking and more. Members of the club also have a say in choosing new activities. The program runs during the school year, Monday through Thursday, 2:40 to 6 p.m. During the Kingston Middle School Cavalier Information Day Sept. 8, the Boys & Girls Club Lounge will be open so parents and students can meet the program director and learn about the activities. The information day runs from 1-4 p.m. Registration forms will also be available. The Kingston Boys and Girls Club is a branch of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and paid for through local support. The Kingston Club kicked off a fund drive in August to raise $15,000 to cover costs for this school year’s program. For more information and to receive an application, call (360) 297-2845, (360) 297-8644, or email

Travel abroad for a summer

Kingston Rotary is seeking a students in their junior or senior year of high school who would like to stay for one month with a family in another nation next summer. Interested students should email Bill Maule at

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