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PTHS Scholarship Foundation calls for higher-ed applicants  Port Townsend Leader

Graduates of Port Townsend High School who have completed one year or more in an undergraduate, tech or certificated program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or ...



PT students march in youth climate strike  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School students managed to maintain a brisk pace as they marched from their campus to the downtown, chanting, “What do we want?



Port Townsend school levies pass  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend School District's two levies on the Feb. 12 ballot both were approved by voters. Proposition 1, which replaces the expiring educational ...



PTHS Knowledge Bowl team wins state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Knowledge Bowl team for 2019 won the 1A Knowledge Bowl State Championship March 23 at West Valley High School in ...



PTHS alum dies in fire in Seattle  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School alum died in an apartment fire in Seattle March 18, and will be honored with a memorial *service* at Fort Worden next month.



PTHS crowns royalty for Homecoming  Port Townsend Leader

While the Port Townsend High School Homecoming Assembly Sept. 21saw the senior class predictably sweeping almost all the competition categories, they ...



PT Superintendent reviews 'Coffee Chats'  Port Townsend Leader

While citizens often criticize school or government officials for their lack of receptiveness, they don't always take advantage of opportunities to offer feedback.



PT beats Archbishop Murphy at state mock trials  Port Townsend Leader

While the Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team didn't win the two-day state competition March 22-23, they placed well enough to earn the praise of their ...



Strike creates one-week delay for new elementary school in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The 480 students anticipating the first day of classes at the new Salish Coast Elementary School will have to wait until Sept. 11, one week ...



Tracking trends in school enrollments  Port Townsend Leader

When it comes to student enrollment, Port Townsend and Brinnon are on a continued upswing, Quilcene is experiencing a slight decline, and Chimacum is ...



Spring Soiree raises $53K for PTEF  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend Education Foundation's annual Spring Soiree began March 2 with a look back at what the event had accomplished to date. PTEF board ...



Woodworking students show wares  Port Townsend Leader

Sasha Mosier and Sarah Rogers were two Port Townsend High School students who hadn't found their niche before they enrolled in Kelley Watson's maritime ...



County prepares for winter storm  Port Townsend Leader

As snow began to fall Feb. 8, schools in Jefferson County announced early release times for students. PORT TOWNSEND The Port Townsend School District put ...



Salish Coast plans for 5-day delay  Port Townsend Leader

If the Port Townsend School District's plans work out, the start of school at Salish Coast Elementary shouldn't be delayed by more than five days, and with any ...



Rhody Fest Coronation rescheduled for Feb. 16  Port Townsend Leader

The 2019 Rhododendron Festival Coronation has been rescheduled for 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Chimacum High School auditorium. It was postponed from its ...



Combatting depression with spin at PTHS  Port Townsend Leader

An estimated 3.1 million adolescents between ages 12 and 17 have had at least one major depressive episode, according to a 2016 National Institute of Mental ...



State Supreme Court coming to Jefferson County  Port Townsend Leader

The Washington Supreme Court will hear three cases in Jefferson County on May 13 and 14. In addition to hearing cases at the Jefferson County Superior Court ...



Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow to showcase young talent  Port Townsend Leader

Among the talents to take part in the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club's 32nd annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Feb. 24 is the Port Townsend STEM Club's rock ...



Loss hits a Port Townsend music family  Peninsula Daily News

Jarrod Bramson remembered for fundraising, lyrics.



Community gathers for annual Plant-A-Thon  Port Townsend Leader

As their boots squelched through the mud, Port Townsend High School junior Jasmine Yearian and senior Callay Boire and their “willow group” smashed down ...



Love in its many forms  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Players are hitting the stage to open 'Almost, Maine' this weekend. The nine actors and a handful of stage crew members have ...



Former SOS owner dies in crash  Port Townsend Leader

The man killed Dec. 17 in a single-vehicle collision with a tree on South Discovery Road has been identified by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as Dan ...



Kiwanis spotlights Stars of Tomorrow  Port Townsend Leader

For the 32nd year, the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club provided a showcase for the Stars of Tomorrow.



New Blue Heron principal meets with school parents  Port Townsend Leader

Theresa Campbell, the interim principal for Blue Heron Middle School and the OCEAN Parent Partnership Program for the 2018-2019 school year, met with ...



Memorial service planned for Port Townsend man  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — A memorial *service* is planned April 28 for Emerson Davis, who died at the age of 23, according to his Facebook page.



PT Sea Dragons team uses robot to help Port of Brownsville  Port Townsend Leader

Winning fourth place at an international marine robotics competition got Port Townsend's teenage underwater robotics team thinking. What else could their ...



First Night 2018 celebration to welcome new year in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend's First Night year-end festival of arts and entertainment will celebrate with square dancing, film, live theater as well as live ...



Former Jefferson County leader dies: Johnson remembered as politician, environmentalist, poet  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Former Jefferson County commission chairman Phil Johnson died Tuesday morning of complications of Parkinson's Disease.



Port Townsend High School alumni gather for 119th year  Port Townsend Leader

The 119th annual Port Townsend High School Alumni Association Banquet was staged June 11, 2016 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317. The two oldest ...



PT Mini Maker Fair showcases initiative spirit  Port Townsend Leader

As the Great Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race proceeded through the rest of town, the Cotton Building was abuzz with its own creative energy.The Port ...



Rhody Festival royalty crowned  Port Townsend Leader

Mary Neville was crowned queen of the 84th annual Rhododendron Festival, and Kaylee Krajewski and Ellienne Thornton were named princesses during the ...



PTHS students gather to honor Florida shooting victims  Port Townsend Leader

At least 165 Port Townsend High School students walked out of their school and down to the nearby ballfield to form a giant peace symbol in a demonstration of ...



Earth Day species study, beach cleanup at Fort Worden  Port Townsend Leader

Though the day started out with gray skies and brisk winds, volunteers turned out by the dozens to the Port Townsend Marine Science Center on the morning of ...



SOS Printing closes its doors  Port Townsend Leader

The sudden closure of SOS Printing came as a surprise to Port Townsend and Jefferson County communities when owner Dan Huntingford, after being ...



Fragments of old Port Townsend found in Memorial Field  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Archaeological materials such as pieces of tiny animal bones, broken glass and ceramic kitchenware fragments dating back to the city's ...



PTHS, CHS announce 1st semester honor rolls  Port Townsend Leader

PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL Port Townsend High School has announced its first semester honor roll. Students named to the honor roll have achieved a ...



PT schools review security measures  Port Townsend Leader

Although sparsely attended, the Port Townsend School District's safety meeting for parents Sept. 17 yielded some discussion and new information on the ...



Construction, jetty and election among 2018 highlights  Port Townsend Leader

Each week, the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader provides a digest of news, features and sports. Here is our monthly recap in a monthly time-capsule ...



Shakespeare in the desert at PT high school  Port Townsend Leader

William Shakespeare meets the American West in Port Townsend High School's production of “As You Like It,” which opens this week. The play also is a finale ...



Lincoln School added to National Register  Port Townsend Leader

The old Lincoln School building, located on the Port Townsend High School campus, has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



PT track and field shows 'promising start' to season  Port Townsend Leader

Returning athletes improve on last year's bests The Port Townsend High School track and field teams opened their season Saturday, March 17 at the Seattle ...



Storytellers to visit Centrum workshop  Port Townsend Leader

Donna Washington, an internationally known and multi-award-winning storyteller, will be a featured guest faculty member next week for Centrum's inaugural ...



PTHS alumni meet for 118th time  Port Townsend Leader

The 118th Port Townsend High School Alumni Banquet and Dance, presented by the PTHS Alumni Association, attracted a good crowd to the Elks Lodge June ...



PT boys, Chimacum girls secure traveling trophies  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend senior Cole Crawford scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, and the Redhawks pulled away ...



'Big Sonia' filmmaker speaks with students on eve of 'Women & Film'  Port Townsend Leader

Students at Port Townsend High School got an early lead-in to the Port Townsend Film Festival's “Women & Film” program April 12-14, when the PTHS ...



PT track and field debuts 300-meter hurdlers  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School track and field team witnessed the debut of a few new features at its April 13 home meet at Blue Heron Middle School.



New PT athletic director is PT alum  Port Townsend Leader

Lysa Falge graduated from Port Townsend High School (PTHS) 32 years ago and began working as its assistant athletic director three years ago, but this is the ...



Students planning to rally against gun violence  Port Townsend Leader

Students from Port Townsend and Chimacum schools are talking about participating in national walkouts against gun violence on March 14. PORT TOWNSEND ...



Grant Street Elementary students say farewell to school building  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend students have ended the school year with memories, hugs and tears of leaving their classmates behind until September ...



PTHS grad wins world championship for Pinto horses  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School alum not only made it to this year's Pinto World Championship Show, but was also named a world champion in horse ...



Daline to open orchestra season  Port Townsend Leader

Audience members at Port Townsend Community Orchestra's first concert of the season may recognize a familiar face among the other talented musicians.



NEWS BRIEFS: President's Day protest planned … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A protest of President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the nation's southern border is planned at 1 p.m. Monday, organizers said.



PT softball player switches to hardball  Port Townsend Leader

She may be the only girl on the field, but as far as Port Townsend High School senior Jordyn King is concerned, “I'm just another player out there.” King's career ...



PTHS swim team wins state academic championship  Port Townsend Leader

State champions” has a nice ring to it, whether the title is earned in athletic competition, or academically in the classroom. The Port Townsend High School swim ...



Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team 11th at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial Team took 11th place in last weekend's state competition, winning two out of its four trials. The varsity PTHS Mock ...



Student-run Mini Maker Fair returns to PT  Port Townsend Leader

For the fourth year in a row, enthusiasts for science, technology, engineering and math can take the pulse of what's going on with those subjects in the Peninsula ...



Port Townsend Christmas Carol: A salty 'Yule' created by local pair  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Let's have us a *fresh* take on Scrooge and “A Christmas Carol,” shall we? Let's turn the old curmudgeon into a real-life Port Townsend ...



Port Townsend woman killed in Brinnon wreck  Peninsula Daily News

BRINNON — A 72-year-old Port Townsend woman driving northbound on U.S. Highway 101 died Sunday afternoon after an Oregon driver traveling southbound ...



PT Mock Trial team places ninth at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team recently returned from the Washington State YMCA Youth and Government 2018 Mock Trial Case in Olympia, ...



Nominations encouraged for 2019 Jefferson County Heart of Service award  Peninsula Daily News

NOW IS THE TIME to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made our ...



Design is approved for new Port Townsend school  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School Board has approved the design and budget for a new, 68,000-square-foot Grant Street Elementary School, ...



PTHS Orchestra has a fun, successful trip  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School Orchestra competed in the Northwest Orchestra Festival in Gresham, Oregon, on March 7, along with more than 2000 students from ...



PT school district considers security camera policy  Port Townsend Leader

Where school security cameras may be located, who is allowed access to video recordings and how long recordings are kept are a few of the issues that are to ...



Lincoln School: To save or not to save  Port Townsend Leader

The Lincoln School building on the Port Townsend High School campus has been nominated to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. School ...



PTHS golf competes at state  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School's golf team made it to the state tourneys, even if the team's coach found himself being asked to be in two places at once. Both the ...



Heilig hired as Port Townsend High School football coach  Port Townsend Leader

Alex Heilig made a good first impression by coming to his job interview with a binder marked 'Redhawks football' that was full of details on how he would ...



A survivor shares her story  Port Townsend Leader

When Kelechi Ubozoh became angry with a friend who told someone that Ubozoh was suicidal, her friend responded, “I'd rather have you be mad at me than be ...



PTHS soccer boys blank Chimacum 9-0 at Memorial Field  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8 p.m. May 4 Port Townsend High School blanked the visiting Chimacum Cowboys 9-0 Monday in 1A Olympic League boys' soccer action at ...



Review: 'As You Like It' is a joyful high school production full of song, dance  Port Townsend Leader

A solitary young man saunters on stage, playing the fiddle. Through the audience ambles another young musician, also playing a stringed instrument. Soon ...



Home Show, climate change, alpacas featured on Peninsula  Peninsula Daily News

The Jefferson County Home Builders Association's 2019 Home Show, a climate change talk and a flea market featuring alpacas are among the upcoming ...



How the '93 Redskins won: Teamwork  Port Townsend Leader

The 1993 Port Townsend High School boys' basketball team is celebrating its 25-year reunion on Jan. 19 at the Port Townsend boys' basketball game versus ...



Application deadline near for YES Program's environmental science class in Jefferson  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Youth Environmental Stewards (YES!) Program seeks applicants for its upcoming 2018-19 Environmental Science and Leadership ...



UPDATE: PT teacher held on $150000 bond after classroom disruption  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8:50 a.m. March 22 A Port Townsend High School teacher is being held on $150000 bond after allegedly threatening the school's principal March 18.



Wildfire smoke on Peninsula expected to begin to disperse late today  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Wildfire smoke remained widespread on the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday as another plume of haze made its way into the region, ...



Bullish on the maritime industry  Port Townsend Leader

As Kelley Watson supervised the sanding, sawing, drilling and hammering of her students in the maritime career and technical education (CTE) classes at Port ...



Adult soccer league starts up in Port Townsend  Port Townsend Leader

Nate Land has played soccer since he was a kid, and he sees no need for folks to give up the sport as they grow up.Land has already spent the past three years ...



BOYS BASKETBALL: Port Townsend's second-place 1992-93 team celebrated tonight  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Driven to overcome the district tournament disappointment of the previous campaign, the 1992-93 Port Townsend boys basketball team ...



Whodunnit? PTHS presents a murder musical  Port Townsend Leader

What's better for a stormy fall evening than a good old-fashioned murder mystery? Port Townsend High School drama students present just such a play with ...



Redhawks' Parcher plays in All-Star Game  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School basketball player Kaiden Parcher was chosen to play in the 2018 West Sound Senior All-Star Game, which took place at Olympic ...



PT cross-country places at Westling Invitational  Port Townsend Leader

Less than half of the Port Townsend High School (PTHS) cross-country team traveled to South Whidbey High School for the 39th annual 5K Carl Westling ...



Homecoming holler  Port Townsend Leader

Members of the PTHS senior class yell and cheer during the homecoming assembly on Sept. 22. Belen Matamoro and Stanislas Fontanges were crowned ...



PTHS students quiz Supreme Court justice  Port Townsend Leader

The death penalty, political influence on the selection of judges and affordable housing were a few of the topics that staff and students of Port Townsend High ...



Quilcene at Port Townsend Nov. 30 opens basketball season  Port Townsend Leader

Winter solstice is still three weeks away, but the high school winter sports season starts today, Wednesday, for some teams. Here is what's in store for Quilcene, ...



AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Youth wrestling program begins Monday in Port Townsend; Marathon medal design contest for kids  Peninsula Daily News

Redhawk youth wrestling camp begins Monday. PORT TOWNSEND — A monthlong youth wrestling camp for ages 5 and older taught by Port Townsend High ...



Back home, back to Bruch  Port Townsend Leader

Larissa Freier remembers being dragged “kicking and screaming” to her violin lessons. “I didn't love it at first,” the Port Townsend native said, laughing. Freier ...



LOOKING BACK: May 31, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

110 years ago (1907) The only important opium capture made here in some years came recently when two inspectors caught a steamship fireman red-handed ...



PTHS drama presents 'The Three Musketeers'  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School's drama students open their season with a traditional staging of “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig. More than 25 students from ...



Roboctopi unveil this year's robot  Port Townsend Leader

Editor's Note: Team Captain Max Morningstar is a student at West Sound Academy. The print version incorrectly stated where he went to school. The Port ...



Making friends, making memories: PTHS student with autism grows in role with cheer team  Port Townsend Leader

Parents want their children to have a memorable senior year of high school, which includes making friends and making memories. Brandi and Travis Hamon ...



Color on the walls – it's OK  Port Townsend Leader

Art teacher Susan Doyle stands back as a group of her students applies green, brown and purple latex paint to a Blue Heron School hallway wall near the library ...



Two student groups, 2 productions of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'  Port Townsend Leader

Productions of Shakespeare plays are the thing this month. While students at Port Townsend High School are presenting “As You Like It,” two other Jefferson ...



Port Townsend baseball notches first win in 4 years  Port Townsend Leader

After the Port Townsend High School boys' baseball team lost April 9 to Chimacum 1-12, there was no reason to think its losing streak would be broken April 13.



'The show must go on'  Port Townsend Leader

The show must go on. It is a maxim Joan O'Meara would always use at some point during her decades spent teaching dance and putting on shows in Port ...



Two PTHS grads meet, talk music  Port Townsend Leader

Editor's note: Tommy Rage, who graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1990, has a radio show in Madison, Wisconsin, where he is a music reviewer ...



PTHS cross-country splits wins with Port Angeles  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School (PTHS) cross-country team hosted the first of its two home meets on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the Port Townsend Golf Course.



PTHS grad sets sights on district court  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend attorney Noah Harrison, who can trace his involvement in law to Port Townsend High School, where he played an attorney in a mock trial contest ...



Disco Bay lady golfer still hitting links at 99  Port Townsend Leader

At the age of 99, Nordland's Patricia “Pat” Burns still hits the links with her girlfriends twice a week, when she's not swimming in the Sound or inviting those same ...



'World class' mock trial team courts big challenge  Port Townsend Leader

Seven students with the Port Townsend High School mock trial team are to travel to San Francisco in October to compete in the Empire Mock Trial “Battle by the ...



'Accidental Death of an Anarchist' opens Nov. 10  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School presents “The Accidental Death of an Anarchist,” an Italian satire by Dario Fo, as its fall production. “Great literature is always ...



Prosecutors charge PTHS teacher who allegedly threatened principal  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School math teacher who was arrested March 18 in a classroom after allegedly threatening the principal has a history of bipolar disorder, ...



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