News Releases and Information
For news and information concerning Oak Harbor schools, contact Joe Hunt, Communications Director, 360-279-5045, firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 7, 2013 - School Board seeks public input on a new superintendent
The Oak Harbor School Board wants your ideas concerning the kinds of attributes you expect in a new superintendent to replace outgoing superintendent Rick Schulte, who recently accepted a new position in Richland.
April 11, 2013 - Superintendent Rick Schulte to step down after 20 years leading Oak Harbor Schools
It could be this year or maybe next year, but after 20 years at the helm of Oak Harbor School District, Superintendent Rick Schulte has announced that he will be stepping down from the post.
March 26, 2013 - Crescent Harbor celebrates three years of academic growth
Crescent Harbor Elementary teachers and staff gathered in the school library Monday, with cake and sparkling cider, to celebrate an accomplishment three years in the making.
March 21, 2013 - Paige Jackson: 'A True Youth Hero'
Paige Jackson, a 7th grader at North Whidbey Middle School, was honored as a True Youth Hero at the annual Red Cross of Island and Skagit Counties Heroes Breakfast.
March 19, 2013 - New kids at North Whidbey Middle School have lots of company and many new friends
NWMS counselor Jenny Butler started a new student program this year to help new students - mostly from Navy families - settle in and make the necessary adjustments to a new school and town
February 1, 2013 - Golden Apple winner sees students as music
Darren McCoy, the choir director at Oak Harbor High School, as one of 12 honorees celebrated with a video tribute that aired on KCTS Channel 9.
January 30, 2013 - Second school bond refinance package brings savings to $1.7 million
For the second time this year, Oak Harbor School District is refinancing a major portion of the bonds used to rebuild Oak Harbor High School, resulting in a total of $1.76 million in savings
January 30, 2013 - First year of reading grant shows promising results for kids
An education expert evaluating a major reading initiative in Oak Harbor elementary schools told the school board Monday that the first-year results look promising for Oak Harbor's youngest students.
November 26, 2012 - Local artist seeks donations to make public art a part of the new high school
An Oak Harbor artist and former art teacher is heading up an effort to ensure the new Oak Harbor High School campus includes a prominently displayed piece of public art.
November 1, 2012 - NJROTC is first to get new top-tier recognition
The leaders and cadets of NJROTC received the ultimate honor this week as the OHHS program was chosen to be the first school ever to receive the "Pennant for Excellence."
October 29, 2012 - The 'best political team on Whidbey Island television'
Students from Jim Crouch's "American Government" class are teaming up with Wildcat TV again to provide national, state, and local coverage of election results Tuesday night, competing with the likes of CNN, CBS, and NBC.
October 2, 2012 - Oak Harbor teacher's day made a whole lot better
Kindergarten teacher Jacqueline Thomas, of Crescent Harbor Elementary, was surprised Tuesday by an entourage from the local OfficeMax store, all of them bearing gifts for her and her students.
August 27, 2012 - No frills budget remains flat compared to last year
For the first time in four years, the budget for education in Oak Harbor does not reflect heavy state and federal cutbacks passed on to schools. But it does have a $1.4 million contingency plan, bracing for required across-the-board cuts facing Congress this winter.
July 30, 2012 - School bond refinance package to save $600,000
Oak Harbor School District took advantage of favorable interest rates to refinance its 2006 voter-approved bonds used to build Oak Harbor High School. The package will save $600,418 over the next 10 years.