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Women can try welding at free workshop Olympic College Shelton hosts a free “Women in Welding” workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 18 at the campus at 937 West Alpine Way. Attendees can try welding and create a metal rose. Students must be 18...

 

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Harstine theater group offers scholarship The Harstine Island Theatre Club is offering a $500 scholarship. Applications and guidelines are available at CHOICE, Cedar, Shelton, Mary M. Knight and North Mason high schools, and at Olympic College...

 

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Mary M. Knight offers free meals to summer attendees The Mary M. Knight School District offers free meals to people 18 or younger enrolled at its summer school or Owl Camp 2022. For more information, call 360-426-6767, ext. 101. New Hampshire...

 

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Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District hosts the official opening of its Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May...

 

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Public invited to academy opening The Shelton School District is having its official opening of the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology (MET) Academy building at Shelton High School from 4 to 6 p.m. May 25. Staff will offer tours of the...

 

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Meet finalists tonight for Pioneer superintendent The public is invited to meet the two finalists for the position of superintendent of the Pioneer School District from 5:45 to 6:45 tonight at the Pioneer Middle School. Jeff Davis is the...

 

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Club offers scholarships to Pioneer grads The Pioneer Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to high school graduates and GED earners who live in, or have lived in, the Pioneer School District, and are continuing their education at college or a trade...

 

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Shelton students excelling at Spokane college Jael Adams and Gregory Jenney of Shelton earned spots on the honor roll for the winter quarter at Spokane Community College. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better. Scholarships open t...

 

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Students Fitzmorris, Boothe excelling at Oregon State Two students from Mason County earned spots on the honor roll for the winter quarter at Oregon State University in Corvallis. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.5 or better while takin...

 

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Scholarships available to Pioneer students The Pioneer Kiwanis Club is offering scholarships to high school graduates and GED earners who live in, or have lived in, the Pioneer School District, and...

 

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Pioneer hires search consultant The Pioneer School District has hired a consulting firm to help search for a new superintendent. The Pioneer School Board on March 22 voted unanimously to hire John Bash with Hazard Young Attea & Associates to...

 

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Pioneer School Board adds member The Pioneer School Board appointed Ellory Rowe to fill a board vacancy at its March 15 meeting. Rowe will assume Position 4, which opened up when Dwayne Kipple resigned. Rowe is a lifelong resident of Mason County, an...

 

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Grant for woman to continue schooling The Shelton Chapter GQ of P.E.O. is offering a $1,500 grant to a local woman to continue her education. To qualify, the woman must be a Mason County resident; a high school graduate or equivalent education; and...

 

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Hoodsport native exceling at Gonzaga Jasmine Dang of Hoodsport earned a spot on the president’s list for the fall semester at Gonzaga University in Spokane. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.85 or better....

 

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Belfair student excelling at Seton Hall Amber Johnson of Belfair earned a spot on the dean’s list for the fall semester at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. To be eligible, an undergraduate student must complete all courses with a...

 

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Students achieve honor at Spokane college Shelton natives Jael Adams and Gregory Jenney earned spots on the honor roll for the fall quarter at Spokane Community College. To be eligible, a student must earn a GPA of 3.0 or better. Roberton has...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 20, 2022

Shelton High NJROTC program seeks new members

Chief Stephen Gonczi provided an update on the NJROTC program to the Shelton School Board at the Jan. 11 meeting. Gonczi, in his first year at Shelton High, said the program is doing well. He's in...

 

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Pioneer School Board meets Tuesday The Pioneer School Board will meet for its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. A virtual link will be included in the board agenda on the district’s website 24 hours before the meeting. According to School Board...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    January 13, 2022

Shelton School Board proposes field trip rules

The Shelton School Board had a first reading on a proposed change to the out-of-state field trip rules at its meeting Tuesday. According to the information packet, the most notable change regards out-of-state travel. The current policy is the Shelton...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Teachers say 'no confidence' in Pioneer superintendent

A majority of teachers in the Pioneer School District have given a vote of "no confidence" to Superintendent Jill Diehl, and have asked her to resign. The Pioneer Education Association submitted the... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 23, 2021

Shelton district hiring will begin earlier

The Shelton School District plans to begin recruiting employees for the 2022-2023 school year in February, a few months earlier than usual. "We'll know what we're doing early on, and that's going to m... Full story

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    December 2, 2021

Two Sallys leave the Shelton School Board

Sally Brownfield and Sally Karr bid farewell to the Shelton School Board after serving for six years. The Nov. 23 regular meeting was the last for the two Sallys. At that meeting, Marilyn Stevenson...

 
 By Gordon Weeks    News    November 25, 2021

MET Academy building opens Nov. 30

On Nov. 30, Shelton High School students eying careers in engineering, electronics and robotics will take their first steps into the campus' new Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology (MET)...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 25, 2021

North Mason schools levy passing before certification

The North Mason School Board levy is passing by 34 votes as of the Nov. 22 count. In Mason County, the levy is passing by 28 votes, 2,561 to 2,533. In Kitsap County, the levy is passing by six votes, 64 to 58. The election results were scheduled to...

 
 By Matt Baide    News    November 25, 2021

Bull leads Curtin by 22 votes

Arla Shephard Bull leads Michael Curtin by 22 votes in the race for Mason School Board Director No. 5 in Monday’s tally. In Mason County, Shephard Bull leads by 34 votes, 2,242 to 2,208, with 64 votes for write-in candidates. In Kitsap County,...

 

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