Conor Dowley

Sequim Counseling’s office at 435 W Bell Street. The office has been open for two years, but recently added two more clinicians to be able to better serve a wider variety of clients. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Sequim Counseling expands

Local counseling center looking to better serve community

Sequim Counseling’s office at 435 W Bell Street. The office has been open for two years, but recently added two more clinicians to be able to better serve a wider variety of clients. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SHS gets new English curriculum

For the first time in more than a decade, the English department is getting new material - and new tech.

Hospital, charter review candidates offer views at forum

Candidates for OMC commissioner, county charter review speak to public

Riccobene, Sequim Middle School administrator, to share principal position at Greywolf

Former SMS principal was named in 2018 lawsuit against district

Sequim schools, interim superintendent agree to contract

Terms have been agreed upon and approved by the school board.

STEAM takes over Boys & Girls Club

STEM and arts will be the main focus of the club’s summer program

Sequim school board names Rob Clark interim superintendent

Clark will take on his new role on July 1.

Clark, Sequim’s new school superintendent, seeks to build relationships

“Relationships help us get things done”

The new 24 hour AM/PM minimart in Carlsborg with Greywolf Elementary school in the background. The Sequim School district has until July 2 to respond or object to the store’s liquor license application. Sequim Gazette photo by Matt Nash

School board discusses Arco liquor license

District has opportunity to formally object to the 24-hour minimart’s liquor license application

The new 24 hour AM/PM minimart in Carlsborg with Greywolf Elementary school in the background. The Sequim School district has until July 2 to respond or object to the store’s liquor license application. Sequim Gazette photo by Matt Nash

Sequim School Board considers curriculm changes, more

While the Sequim School District board of directors’ meeting was dominated by the interviews of two candidates for the interim superintendent position on June 17,… Continue reading

Former Five Acre School owners Brian Walsh and Autumn Piontek-Walsh, left, stand with the members of the new non-profit school board. From third left: Kristin Smith, Susan Craig, Jason Cline, Heidi VanDenberg, Allison Mahaney. Photo submitted.

Sequim’s Five Acre School becomes non-profit organization

School wants to better serve community with new ownership model.

Former Five Acre School owners Brian Walsh and Autumn Piontek-Walsh, left, stand with the members of the new non-profit school board. From third left: Kristin Smith, Susan Craig, Jason Cline, Heidi VanDenberg, Allison Mahaney. Photo submitted.
Pictured, from left, Sequim Middle School students Finn Marlow, Julia Jeffers, Desmond Tippins, Ruby Coulson, and Kari Olson pose with their SeaPerch regionals ROV “The Banana Boat,” left, and their SeaPerch nationals competition ROV the “Fire Breathing Rubber Ducky.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SMS students make a national mark in SeaPerch

Mechanical issues sank their results, but students loved the experience

Pictured, from left, Sequim Middle School students Finn Marlow, Julia Jeffers, Desmond Tippins, Ruby Coulson, and Kari Olson pose with their SeaPerch regionals ROV “The Banana Boat,” left, and their SeaPerch nationals competition ROV the “Fire Breathing Rubber Ducky.” Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

SHS graduation brings smiles, pleasant surprise as 185 earn diplomas

Editor’s note: See more pictures from graduation here. Graduation is a night of celebration and reflection, but for one of Sequim High School’s 185 graduating… Continue reading

Here are some of the nearly 1,000 douglas fir, noble fir, cedar, and hemlock tree seedlings potted by the Busch family and donated to the Lower Elwha tribe for use in the Elwha Watershed Restoration project. Photo by Pam Busch

Busch family celebrates 10 years helping Elwha with tree donations

Family has donated more than 5,000 trees to the Elwha watershed restoration project

Here are some of the nearly 1,000 douglas fir, noble fir, cedar, and hemlock tree seedlings potted by the Busch family and donated to the Lower Elwha tribe for use in the Elwha Watershed Restoration project. Photo by Pam Busch

Interim superintendent search underway

The Sequim school district working with NWLA to replace Neal

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Public Safety and Justice Center opens 6/14

The new tribal center with police offices, a courtroom, and a children’s advocacy center is complete.

As students try out virtual reality devices, Sequim High School teacher Jorn Van de Weghe talks with Ann Wright-Mockler, Science & Engineering Education Consultant/Office of STEM Education for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, at SHS’s at the STEM Night event on May 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

SHS brings STEM to the Sequim community

SHS hosted PNNL and Battelle in a night meant to advertise the importance of STEM for the community.

As students try out virtual reality devices, Sequim High School teacher Jorn Van de Weghe talks with Ann Wright-Mockler, Science & Engineering Education Consultant/Office of STEM Education for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, at SHS’s at the STEM Night event on May 28. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

SHS grad rates up, but for how long?

Sequim’s outgoing school superintendent is worried about impact of Washington’s Core 24.

Matthew Wellman has been working on carpets with his Rotovac in and around Sequim since 2018. Photo submitted.

A natural clean: Sequim native starts carpet care service

Carpet Care by Matthew What: Shampoo-free carpet cleaning service Phone: 360-775-1017 Facebook: www.facebook.com/ccbymatthew In a time when more and more people are starting to be… Continue reading

Matthew Wellman has been working on carpets with his Rotovac in and around Sequim since 2018. Photo submitted.

SMS teachers, staff speak out on possible staff leadership change

School board meeting brings a huge turnout on the controversial SMS principal.