Posts Tagged ‘Coupeville Elementary School’

With Washington state schools closed down due to the fight against COVID-19, we’re offering all Whidbey Island students a chance to be heard and stay connected.

Brookelynn Van Velkinburgh, who created the artwork seen in this story, is a 6th grader at Coupeville Middle School.

Her career goals are to be a police officer or detective when she grows up.

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Brynn Parker displays a painting she created. (Corinn Parker photos)

Skylar Parker contributes a beautifully-crafted drawing.

Avery Parker is working at the top of her artistic game, as always.

School’s out, but creativity blooms everywhere.

While the current shutdowns are keeping Coupeville students away from the classroom, that hasn’t stopped them from writing, drawing, painting, and finding multiple ways to express themselves.

The photos above capture the Parker sisters — Skylar, Brynn, and Avery — showcasing their artistic muses.

Want to join them?

High school, middle school, elementary school, parent, coach, grad, it’s open to all of you.

Send me your artwork, your writing, all of your creative achievements, and I’ll use Coupeville Sports to let the world see your work.

Find me on Facebook or email me at davidsvien@hotmail.com.

PS — A couple of people have raised the idea they might be willing to contribute if they can remain anonymous.

To that, I say, sure. As long as I know who you are, the rest of the world can guess.

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Coupeville dancers (l to r) Sophia Batterman, Maliha Breaux, and Lucy Humphries take the stage in style. (Photos courtesy Nikki Breaux)

All the awards belong to us.

They danced away with all the awards.

Or at least most of them.

Three Coupeville Elementary School students had a strong performance in Seattle this weekend, claiming multiple prizes for their artistry on the stage.

Lucy Humphries, Sophia Batterman, and Maliha Breaux all are members of the Phoenix Rising Dance Company.

Competing at Dupree Dance in Seattle, the trio of Coupeville stars won awards both for solo and group performances.

As a trio, they received Gold Awards for all three of their dances, as well as picking up a Special Award and 3rd place overall High-Score Award for their performance of “In the Arms of an Angel.”

That dance, and “Ex’s and Oh’s” and “Jailhouse” were choreographed by Selestino Rendon.

Breaux and Batterman earned Platinum Awards for their solos, with Humphries notching a Gold Award.

Rendon choreographed Batterman’s solo, with Breaux and Humphries co-choreographing their dances with moms Nikki and Lynnette, respectively.

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CHS hoops star Jered Brown (in coach shirt) monitors a youth basketball practice. (Photos courtesy Brad Sherman)

The legends of tomorrow hitting the hardwood today.

Your basketball education starts here.

Coupeville High School coaches and players will once again run a winter youth basketball program aimed at local students in K-6.

The program, which includes five weeks of instruction, games, fun, and a collectable t-shirt, kicks off in January and is open to Coupeville School District students.

Action hits the hardwood each Saturday between Jan. 11 and Feb. 8.

K-1 students play from 9:30-11 AM at the elementary school, while grades 2-6 go from 9-11 at the high school and middle school gyms.

Cost is $20 per student.

Registration needs to be done online by Jan. 2, with payment done in person at check-in Jan. 11.

If you have any questions, contact CHS boys basketball coach Brad Sherman at bsherman@coupeville.k12.wa.us or CHS girls hoops guru Scott Fox at sfox@coupeville.k12.wa.us.

To register, pop over to:


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Chayse Van Velkinburgh dreams of scoring soccer goals while hanging out with dad Dustin. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fresh off a basketball doubleheader, a pack of CMS girls pulled double duty, also competing in a volleyball tourney. (Jennifer Marzocca photo)

Everywhere a Coupeville kid, keeping busy and honing their athletic skills.

Look around this weekend, and it wasn’t just the high school basketball teams which were busy.

A pack of Coupeville Middle School girls played a basketball doubleheader Saturday with their SWISH squad, and if you scroll down a few stories, you’ll see how they did.

Spoiler: they did very, very well.

Then, right after basketball was done, most of that same basketball team hit the road for Puyallup, where they played as part of a club volleyball team Sunday.

Chloe Marzocca, Mia Farris, Lyla Stuurmans, Jada Heaton, Taylor Brotemarkle, Madison McMillan, and Katie Marti all play for the Whidbey Volleyball Club U-13 squad.

That team played three matches Sunday in pool play, then bounced out a team in bracket play before their weekend came to an end.

“Overall, not bad. Definitely room to grow. Hard working girls,” said team mom Jennifer Marzocca.

Skip over to the soccer pitch, and another local progeny was hard at work.

Chayse Van Velkinburgh, who attends Coupeville Elementary School, suits up for Northwest United U-10.

Playing two games this weekend, he scorched the nets for six goals and dealt out three assists, while also finding time to pop over and anchor his squad as both a defender and goalie.

To very little surprise, Van Velkinburgh and Co. won both games, coming out on top 5-2 and 8-1.

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