Huloima Wehut (Hue-low-ma Way hut) -- Chinook Jargon for "A different way"
Yesterday I uncovered the original name for Henderson Bay High School. It was Huloima Wehut and was located in 1972 on Key Peninsula at the current site of the Civic Center. Henderson Bay later moved to portables at the district office, then onto the Peninsula High School campus by the tennis courts. Eventually HBHS was moved to the location of the current city hall. Then, they were housed at Gig Harbor High School, and finally in 2002 the current site became the home of Henderson.
After two weeks of getting to know staff and doing intake interviews we finally opened today as the first official school day of the year. I have to say I am very impressed with the caring nature of the staff and the quality of the students who have walked through my door. This really is a unique place for students and a place that wears its original name well.
John Alfred Riebli