NEWS BRIEFS — New North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center director named . . . and other items

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Margaret Templeton has been chosen as the new North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center director.

She replaces Ron Craig, who will return to employment in the Wenatchee area.

“Peggy, as she is known, was the unanimous choice of the interview committee,” Port Angeles Schools Superintendent Jane Pryne said.

“She is a highly qualified and motivated individual who is passionate about Career Technology Education and Skills Center programs.”

Templeton presently is participating in the Washington Association of Vocational Administrators career technology education administrative program as an intern with the Central Kitsap School District.

She also teaches family and consumer science at Central Kitsap Junior High and Klahowya Secondary School. She is president-elect of the Washington

Family and Consumer Science Educators and serves as a Washington state trainer for teachers and administrators for the Teacher Principal Evaluation Project.

Her appointment was approved at a recent School Board meeting.

She begins July 1.

The North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center offers technical training for area high school students from Cape Flattery, Chimacum, Crescent, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Quillayute Valley and Sequim school districts.

The skills center also serves students from Peninsula College.

Waldorf graduates to speak Tuesday in Port Hadlock

PORT HADLOCK — Parents and interested adults are invited to Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School, 111 Sunfield Lane, at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“Learning for Life” presents a panel of Waldorf school graduates who will offer their reflections on their education and open the floor to questions.

The group consists of high school students who graduated from the school’s 2012 and 2013 eighth-grade class and more.

“These individuals are a small representation of hundreds of Waldorf alumni in an 85-year-old international education system that has over a thousand schools worldwide,” said Dominica Lord-Wood, Waldorf’s school coordinator.

“As Waldorf education is relatively young in our local community, there are many questions that come up as to how our students integrate into the public high schools, how prepared they are academically and so on. We are grateful to the Waldorf graduates who have offered to bring their perspective to these questions.”

To accommodate families who wish to attend this free presentation, child care will be offered by donation.

For more information on this event and on Sunfield Farm and Waldorf School, phone 360-385-3658 or visit

Climate change program

SEQUIM — The Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society will meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Richard “Rick” Jahnke will present “Climate Change Is (Not) for the Birds.”

The program is free and open to the public.

His presentation will provide measurement of factors driving climate change and their impacts.

Jahnke earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his Master of Science and a doctorate in chemical oceanography from the University of Washington.

He has studied global carbon cycle and related aspects of ocean chemistry for more than 35 years, authored more than 100 scientific articles and book chapters, and was a scientific reviewer of the second Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

Jahnke is professor emeritus at University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography and is president of the Admiralty Audubon Society in Port Townsend.

Student Art Show

SEQUIM — Five Acre School has announced the selections of its recent juried art show at the school, 515 Lotzgesell Road.

The selected works are:

■ “Owl” by Berlin Echternkamp.

■ “The Cat” by Lucas Pina.

■ “The Whisker Kitty” by Ava Johnson.

■ “Carnival Ride of Color” by David Harris.

■ “Abandoned City” by Ezra Sharpe.

■ “Red Breasted Sapsucker by Enya Griffin.

■ “The Warm Road” by Zach Baird.

■ “Zigzag” by Davis Kanters.

■ “Chameleon” by Jessa Baird.

■ “Farmland Perspective” by Raven Sharpe.

Each student in grades K-7 had two pieces of original artwork on display for an independent judge to view.

Student projects show experiences with chalk, acrylic, tempera paint, watercolor, pencils, ink and colored paste.

The 10 selected works will be on display at the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts Student Art Show at the Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles, from Friday through Monday, May 26.

St. Olaf’s honors

NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Three local students were recognized for their academic achievements at St. Olaf College at the school’s annual Honors Day convocation May 3:

■ Rinnah Becker of Port Townsend is a music major. She is the daughter of Paul Becker and Lisa Crosby.

■ John Erich Christian of Port Angeles is a physics major. His additional honors included membership in Sigma Pi Sigma and Theta Alpha Kappa. He is the son of David and Elizabeth Christian.

■ Karl Schick of Port Angeles is a biology major. He is the son of Randall Schick and Solveig Christenson.

Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships.

The ceremony began with a procession led by St. Olaf President David R. Anderson, Class of 1974, and the address to students was given by religion professor Eric Lund.

The ceremony was followed by a reception for students, parents, friends of the college, faculty and staff.

Chain gang busy

PORT ANGELES — The Clallam County Sheriff’s Office Chain Gang was busy spring cleaning in April.

The group cleaned and removed storm debris from Klahowya Campground between April 7-11.

Rotten picnic tables were removed, trails were cleaned, and picnic tables were assembled at Snider Work Camp for Klahowya Campground.

The gang between April 14-18 cleared 580 pounds from an illegal dumpsite on Deer Park Road and 380 pounds from one on Little River Road.

It spot-graveled Little River Road from Lake Dawn Road to Black Diamond Road.

Between April 21-25, the group removed 1,220 pounds from an illegal dumpsite on Little River Road, 2,380 pounds from three sites on Wood Road and 1,660 pounds from three sites on Taylor Cutoff Road, totaling 5,260 pounds.

They cleaned and swept the equipment bay at the Port Angeles country shop.

The chain gang cleared 17.1 miles of roadway between April 28 and May 1.

Draper, Dietz, Glass, Henry Boyd, Pearce, Marsden, Harrington, Monroe and Little River roads were cleared of 130 pounds.

Illegal dumpsites were found on Dan Kelly Road, with 820 pounds removed, and Little River Road, with 150 pounds removed.

On Mount Pleasant Road, the gang cleaned up the “rain garden” by weeding around plants, laying down a “weed barrier” and spreading wood chips around plants and the surrounding area.

So far this year, 55.2 miles of roadway have been cleared, 4,620 pounds of litter have been picked up, and 18,605 pounds of dumpsite litter have been removed.

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