School Briefs

WWU degree info session today at P.C.

Those interested in earning a bachelor's degree in environmental studies while staying on the Olympic Peninsula may be interested in an informational session about Western Washington University's Huxley College of the Environment on the Peninsulas.

The program is from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today, March 10, at the Peninsula College PUB building, 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles.

For more information, call 417-6521 or see www.aca

Those who cannot attend the Port Angeles session may attend a similar program from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at Olympic College in Bremerton.

KidsFest event slated for March 13

A day filled with youth-centered activities is slated at KidsFest, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Activities include Zumba, arts, fly-tying, crafts, dance and yoga.

The free event is sponsored by Kiwanis of Port Angeles.

For more information, call Cathy Bourm at 452-9244.

Little named to Seattle University academic list

Cassandra Little, a 2006 graduate of Sequim High School, was named to the president's list at Seattle University following the fall quarter of 2009.

Little earned a 4.0 grade-point average to earn the distinction.

Students who earn a GPA of 3.90 or better at Seattle University with at least 12 credit hours are eligible for the honor.

P.C. hosts open house in Sequim

Sequim residents are invited to an open house to learn more about Peninsula College's spring-quarter community education offerings.

The open house is 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 19, at Dungeness Design, 520 N. Sequim Ave.

Attendees have the opportunity to learn about upcoming classes, meet instructors and register for the classes of their choice. Course topics include computer applications, social media, fine art, photography, wellness, cooking, design for the home, gardening and sign language.

Those interested in becoming a community education instructor and sharing knowledge may pick up a course proposal form at the open house and speak with Peninsula College's Renne Brock-Richmond, the Sequim community education coordinator, or call 417-6230 for more information.

Learn about Running Start

Peninsula College hosts a Running Start Information Night starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, at 1502 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles. It begins at the lecture Hall in the school's new Science and Technology Building with a campus tour, followed by a presentation and panel discussion at 7 p.m.

The session is to help prospective Running Start students and their parents learn about the program and how high school juniors and seniors can earn tuition-free college credit. Students also hear about challenges for co-enrolled students, some strategies for success and what parents and families can do to be supportive.

An information session also is slated for 6 p.m. Monday, March 15, at the Port Townsend Extension site at Fort Worden in Room D.

For more information, call 417-6340 or 877-452-9277, ext. 3 or see

Anderson named to PLU dean's list

Matthew Anderson, a 2007 graduate of Sequim High School, was named to Pacific Lutheran University dean's list for fall semester 2009.

PLU students must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average for the term.

Anderson is double majoring in German and philosophy. He spent the 2008-2009 school year studying at Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany, through PLU.

Anderson is the son of Jack and Karin Anderson of Sequim.

Pre-3 preschool accepting applicants

Sequim Pre-Three preschool, hosted at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 Blake Ave., is accepting names for a waiting list for spring quarter, which begins March 26. The class is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. each Friday. With enough interest, a second class may be added.

Sequim Pre-Three is a nonprofit organization sponsored by the Peninsula College for parents and guardians with children ages 10 months to 31/2 years.

Parents come weekly with their children for a wide variety of activities including music, art, social interactions, drama and outdoor play. Parents take turns working in the classroom with the children's teacher and participating in a discussion led by an experienced parent educator while earning college credit.

For more information, call Leslee Francis at 504-1011.

First Teacher fundraiser set for May

A fundraiser featuring dessert, silent auction and music is set for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St.

Proceeds will go to the First Teacher program, a non-profit organization that helps parents be their child's first teacher.

The group provides parent education materials - a monthly newsletter and developmental cards -

for parents of preschool children from pregnancy to prekindergarten.

For more information, call Patsene Dashiell at 582-3428.

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