School briefs

"PSAT tests set for Oct. at NKHS The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude-National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Tests will be administered at North Kitsap High School on Oct. 21. The test is for students in 11th grade, and allows them to take a test similar to SAT I and enter the scholarship competition administered by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Registration will be held Oct. 4 and 5; a check for $14, payable to North Kitsap High School is required when registering. For more information, call counselor Robert Fronk at 779-5044. Three teachers join college of art Jennifer Scott, Patricia Thorton and Amy Weber have joined the Northwest College of Art as teachers. Scott will teach creative writing. She has a career as a freelance writer and poet, and has published in Poetry, Poetry Daily, Point No Point, and other publications. She most recently taught at Cornell University. Thorton will teach graphic design. She has 12 years of experience in museum interpretive and interactive designs, and has also been a self-employed designer. Weber will teach design and illustration. She has a MFA in illustration from Syracuse University and a BFA in Design/Illustration from Cornish College of the Arts. She has also been a professional designer and illustrator. District looking for hosts The North Kitsap School District is looking for parents to host a community coffee with Dr. Gene Medina and a member of the North Kitsap School Board. The coffees provide parents and community members an opportunity to talk directly to the superintendent and school board members about issues and concerns in the schools. Hosts will invite 10-12 people to their homes and provide coffee and cookies. For more information, call Kim Turk at (360) 779-8703. Poulsbo resident graduates Joan Zaratian of Poulsbo received a Master of Education degree from the University of Portland during the school's recent commencement ceremony. Two NK students graduate Kristen Morgan of Hansville and Kariann Swanson of Poulsbo graduated from Central Washington University at the end of summer quarter. Morgan received a BS in business education, and Swanson earned a BED in elementary education. "

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