Topic: Schools


Men at Work Department

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Taking it to the Basket

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Ted Strutz shares this photo from a recent Lady Wolverines game. Thanks Ted!


Going Underground….

Written on March 21, 2013 at 5:45 am, by

Far in the future, the world revolves UNDERGROUND—at “The Great Mall of Nemotex.” There is only talk of the SURFACE, a place where there used to be trees and animals and fresh air. The Friday Harbor Middle School Players present Escape from Nemotex THIS Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23 at 7:30 pm and  Continue Reading

"Voices from our Youth"  Please join the Spring Street Middle School Students for 25 minutes this Thursday for a sweet experience.

Voices From Our Youth

Written on January 15, 2013 at 5:06 am, by

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Benefit dinner & auction for Tina Jones on Saturday….

Written on January 19, 2012 at 11:01 am, by

It was sad to hear at the end of last summer that someone as active & always-in-motion as Friday Harbor Middle School humanities teacher Tina Jones had cancer, but she tells me the treatments have gone well & things are looking pretty positive. In the meantime, several of her students who are at the high  Continue Reading


Bikes & Santa…this week

Written on December 4, 2011 at 12:01 am, by

Here’s a note from Glenda about what Santa & she are up to: This started with a drive into town over Labor Day weekend when I saw some bicycles lined up on the side of the road with a big FREE sign in front of them.  I thought here’s an opportunity to join forces with  Continue Reading


Last call for soccer signups!

Written on August 30, 2011 at 2:18 am, by

Well, fall is in the air (actually, it has been all summer, this summer), so it must be time for kids’ soccer. Have your kids signed up yet? Last chance – Soccer association prez Travis Ayers tells me that Wednesday (tomorrow) registration officially ends, with late registrations accepted on a space available basis. Sign ’em  Continue Reading


Time to make pies for the Fair!

Written on August 8, 2011 at 5:55 am, by

Here’s more from Tori: It is that time of year again, time to make pie for the FHES PTA pie booth.  We are having pie making parties at the high school kitchen on Tuesday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 10 from 4pm to 8pm. Bring an apron, a rolling pin and your smiling, hard working  Continue Reading


What’s happening: Lighthouse Preschool

Written on July 27, 2011 at 7:45 am, by

Just got this update from Lighthouse from Val Curtis: Lighthouse Preschool: Increase to teaching staff, employment opportunity and enrollment openings Classes at Lighthouse Preschool begin Tuesday, September 6, 2011.   The Lighthouse Preschool Board is happy to announce that Teacher Amy Pauls will be returning for her 3rd year at Lighthouse Preschool and Teacher Autumn Hallock  Continue Reading

Rehearsal is tonight!

Written on June 22, 2011 at 8:08 am, by


Now presenting…the Class of 2011, from Friday Harbor High!

Written on June 14, 2011 at 7:43 am, by

It was great. It was a great evening Saturday night as Friday Harbor High graduated this year’s class…the beautiful weather of the day went with a well-paced ceremony which was capped by a full courtyard of well-wishers & family & friends & people who love these kids. It always feels like most of the island  Continue Reading


Congrats to the grads from Stillpoint School!

Written on June 13, 2011 at 7:22 am, by

Dori & Kate Sears are happy to announce this year’s class: Stillpoint School is proud to present its first graduating class! Congratulations to the Class of 2011: Sis Baker, Simon Vincent, and Emma Reynolds. Sis and Emma have attended Stillpoint School since it opened in 2007; Simon joined the next year. The 6th grade class  Continue Reading


Graduation: Skagit Valley College – San Juan Center

Written on June 10, 2011 at 7:03 am, by

Yesterday the San Juan Center graduated its sixteenth class since it opened in 1996 as five graduates stepped up to receive their diplomas for their AAUCT degree (that’s an Associate of Arts, with university transfer credit). Cheered on by fans, family & friends, as well as faculty & SVC administrators, the grads all came from  Continue Reading


The community comes together for art, food, music, science & community projects….

Written on June 9, 2011 at 7:28 am, by

The Community Dinner last night was was awesome! The area behind the high school/middle school was shoulder-to-shoulder with families & kids & teachers & community friends eating the dinner prepped by the Food for Thought classes & the Culinary Arts Classes – that was a great way to pull together folks, but that wasn’t all.  Continue Reading

Interim principal for FHES selected….

Written on June 2, 2011 at 8:11 am, by

From the superintendent’s office: Connie Martin has accepted the position of Interim Principal at FHES effective July 1, 2011.  Connie came highly recommended from the Auburn School District where she is currently serving as an interim middle school assistant principal.  Connie also served as an Elementary Language Arts Specialist in the Auburn School District for  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs – come listen this Saturday

Written on June 1, 2011 at 7:40 am, by

This is one of my favorite events of the year, and it always plays to a crowded room of science-loving jazz fans. (I originally said “jazz nut” but found out that was Morris Almond when he was drafted by the Utah Jazz in ’07). As you know, JATL is the sole fundraiser for the Labs’  Continue Reading

Update on FHES principal search…

Written on May 25, 2011 at 9:18 am, by

In a press release from the superintendent’s office late yesterday: Here is an update on the search at the elementary school. Today our search committee met from 8:00 to 4:30 to interview six candidates who are qualified for the position. Each candidate was scored by the thirteen member search committee. Following the interviews, three candidates  Continue Reading

FHES principal search, update…

Written on May 12, 2011 at 10:43 am, by

Here’s the latest from the superintendent’s office… Update on FHES Principal Search By Superintendent Rick Thompson 378-4133 May 12, 2011 The search committee met on May 12, 2011 and decided to move forward with reviewing candidates for the position of Interim Elementary School Principal.  The committee is composed of: Rick Thompson, Superintendent Tessa Degavre, teacher  Continue Reading

Second candidate for FHES principal bows out…

Written on May 10, 2011 at 7:01 am, by

Last week, the school district announced that there would be two candidates for the elementary school principal position on-island this week, who had been selected from the pool of applicants. Last night the second of the two withdrew from the process, after the first withdrew late last week. What’s next? Here’s a note from San  Continue Reading


Note from Greg Sawyer to the Community: Thank you!

Written on May 6, 2011 at 2:09 pm, by

When I found out that Greg Sawyer was going to finally have a kidney transplant a couple of weeks ago, it seemed like the completion of a cycle that began a long time ago, and now has come to a place of incredible promise. He wanted to take a moment before his surgery Monday (the  Continue Reading

It’s this weekend!

Written on May 2, 2011 at 10:43 am, by


No kiddin’…found a match!

Written on April 26, 2011 at 7:54 am, by

I saw ace FHHS teacher Greg Sawyer Saturday night at the prom, and he told me the good news – in a couple of weeks he’ll receive a new kidney, as a matching donor has been found. The donor is a friend (who says they’d rather be kinda quiet about it), and the years-long search  Continue Reading

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