We Are Bremerton!
Bremerton School District community e-newsletter
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Bremerton School Board Updates
The Board held its annual elections at their December School Board meeting. For the 2023 calendar year, Director Alyson Rotter will continue to serve as Board President, and Director John Hurley will continue as Vice-President.
BHS Athletic Director Amber Plummer gave an an update on BHS athletics, and introduced just a few of our outstanding athletes from girls swimming, boys tennis, girls volleyball, football and cross country, including Enzo Alonso Fernandez (photo, left). Enzo is an exchange student from Spain who is attending BHS. He broke the school cross country (XC) record this fall, running the 5k XC course in just 16:16!
To view board meetings agendas or minutes or to view District policies, please visit BoardDocs.
The next School Board meeting is Thursday, January 12 at 5 p.m. Join us in-person or online! www.BremertonSchools.org/schoolboard
BSD superintendent search updates & information
Our consultants have been hard at work promoting and recruiting applicants for our superintendent position. The application deadline is Friday, January 27.
Staff, students, family members and the Bremerton Community will be invited to participate in community forums with the three Bremerton School District superintendent finalists at the end of February. Watch for details in next month's "We Are Bremerton" community e-newsletter, or visit www.BremertonSchools.org/Sup-Search.
Do you know any families with children starting kindergarten next year?
Kindergarten registration opens Monday, February 6. Please help us spread the word about our upcoming virtual kindergarten information nights! The first one is tonight!
December was a busy month with many fun and exiting events and activities in our schools. Here are a few highlights!
MVMS students Zoom with Hamilton Cast
Students at Mountain View Middle School got to participate in a Q&A with Hamilton cast members (Yes - that Hamilton!). Students in history class were asked to submit a brief statement about why they wanted to participate in this exciting opportunity, coordinated by Anne Pedelaborde! View photos.
View Ridge students perform at the Kitsap Mall
View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy took over the Kitsap Mall on December 2, performing for a crowd of more than 400. The kids were thrilled to share all their hard work with their families and the community. December was a busy month for View Ridge Otters! The fifth grade students production of "Space Pirates" was December 7, and the school also held a winter concert December 13! View photos.
West Hills Students Enjoyed "Donuts with Grownups!"
West Hill STEM Academy started a new tradition this year, inviting families to join their students for breakfast at their "Donuts with Grown-Ups" event! View photos.
Naval Avenue Elementary hosts Jingle Bell Jog
Naval Avenue Elementary hosted their first ever Jingle Bell Jog to collect food donations for the Bremerton Backpack Brigade and hats and gloves for Georgia House, a shelter for women and children experiencing homelessness. More than 130 students, staff, and community members earned a jingle bell for each lap they ran. A huge shout out goes to first grade teacher Samantha Johnson for planning the event and making it happen! Be on the lookout for more Naval Avenue events soon! View photos.
Bremerton High School winter assembly
The BHS Winter Pep Assembly, organized by the ASB officers, featured, among other things, the wildly popular staff versus students basketball game (If you were wondering... the students won!). View photos.
BHS-MVMS choir concert
The Bremerton High School and Mountain View Middle School choirs shared the stage in their annual Winter Concert. Students showcased their performance skills in different languages, with songs of many different styles, and included a number of outstanding solos! It's always fun to hear the progression of our vocal music program as they grow from 6th graders through high school. View photos.
BHS students spread holiday cheer with winter letters project
ASB also organized a winter letters event. Students in Mrs. Wagner's art classes created art for the cards, and student volunteers got together on Wednesday, December 7th to handwrite messages of joy for every staff member and student. More than 1,300 handwritten cards were distributed! Below are a few examples of our students' amazing artwork for this project!
Thank you Firefighters!
Firefighters representing local fire departments recently visited View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy (see photos below) and West Hills STEM Academy, delivering 300 new winter coats to students!
"Coats for Kids" is an International Association of Firefighters program, coordinated through the Kitsap Firefighters Benevolent Fund Locals 437 (Bremerton), 2819 (CK, NK, Poulsbo), and 2876 (South Kitsap).
"We feel that serving our community goes beyond responding to calls for 911, said Tyler Hoskins with the Bremerton Fire Department. In our daily interactions with members of our community we see families, and particularly children, impacted by lack of food, shelter, and clothing. Ensuring children have a warm jacket is one small way we can give back. We have been doing this program for about the last ten years, and hope to keep it going for many years to come."
Thank you firefighters!
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The Bremerton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Garth Steedman at 360.473.1031 or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh at 360.473.1012 Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.