Topic: Schools

FHL Tide Bites

Written on January 10, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This is January’s edition of the UW Labs’ Tide Bites, written by Andrea Dingeldein… When you have a question about something you see in nature, a research scientist provides you with an answer in words. My explanation, on the other hand, comes in the form of an image. My name is Andrea Dingeldein, and when people  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Scholarship Application Available

Written on January 3, 2017 at 8:20 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship application is now available Just in time for the financial aid application season, Skagit Valley College announces that the SVC Foundation and Financial Aid Office have launched the 2017-18 SVC Foundation Scholarship application.  The SVC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. Nearly half a  Continue Reading

Wintery Days and Good Books

Written on December 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

For those cold indoor months, join a literature class in the warmth of the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College studying three different works and the formal strategies of novels and shorter fictional stories. Books that will be read and discussed are: The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre & If on a Winters Night a  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Open Enrollment

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter!  Classes begin January 4th. Step into a new career or upgrade your job skills! Our High demand areas include: Culinary www.skagit.edu/culinary Environmental Conservation www.skagit.edu/basec Manufacturing www.skagit.edu/manufacturing Sustainable Agriculture www.skagit.edu/sage Fire Protection www.skagit.edu/fire Also SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in  Continue Reading

Book of Birds

Written on December 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this great suggestion from Leslie and Val Veirs for a great locally produced Stocking Stuffer… Dear Islanders: As the holiday season continues and the Mount Grant Campaign nears its goal (only $25,000 to go!), community members have a unique gift-buying opportunity.  The charming Book of Birds, written and illustrated by  Continue Reading

Third Annual Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

Written on December 5, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard attended the FHHS basketball tournament this past weekend and got some beautiful photos of the action. See them all at the link below. Here’s a note from Aaron: “I shot all four games played by the Wolverines, out of eight total in the tournament, with these scores: Friday Girls: Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

LEOs Give to Schools

Written on November 25, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

This week, the high school LEOs Club presented San Juan Schools Foundation with a $500 check towards the school arts program. The LEOs Club of San Juan Island works all year to earn money to give to worthy community causes. They also donate time to community projects like building the Island Rec Playground at Carter  Continue Reading

FHHS Girls Soccer Thanks Donors

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Paul Hopkins shares this note of thanks… It was a year of change. The Friday Harbor High School Wolverine Girls Soccer team enjoyed another successful season that included several changes. The biggest of which was a brand new field at the new John O. Linde Community Park (Carter Avenue ball fields). The field is much  Continue Reading

Holiday Wreaths!

Written on November 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by

Seniors will be outside Lowe Construction—across the street from Brickworks during The Farmers Market – Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm selling holiday wreaths. Don’t miss out! The proceeds support Grad Night, so come out and get your wreath and support a good cause.

Island Artisan Holiday Market

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Island Artisan Lauren Jawer gives a bit of background and invites you to this popular island event… In Dr. Suess’, Horton Hears A Who, a world exists within a world that only Horton can hear with his attuned elephant ears. On our tender SJI their exists a low profile group that works year round in  Continue Reading

The Grunch is in the House!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre production of The Grunch, A New Musical is all set for the Whittier THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20. More than 60 Island youth and adults/parents take the stage in this heartwarming and funny story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on November 7, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Greetings Community Members Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Students, As I reflect on the past month, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a generous and vibrant community. Last month, the San Juan Public Schools Foundation held its annual phone-a-thon. It was an honor to volunteer and call community members. The wonderful thing about the  Continue Reading

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

Kendra Pew Named as a “Commended Student”

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

FHHS Student Kendra Pew named as a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program Fred Woods, Principal of Friday Harbor High School, announced today that Kendra Pew has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), will  Continue Reading

A Little Night Music

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

Spring Street International School Presents: A Little Night Music with Pianist Grisha Krivchenia A concert featuring seasonal works for piano, including Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” sonata. Saturday, October 29, 7pm Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church 425 Spring Street Donations gratefully accepted in support of arts programming at Spring Street International School

Games Cancelled

Written on October 14, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at the high school has a couple of notices about cancellations this weekend… Hi all, We have had to cancel our volleyball match with Sultan on Saturday, October 15 due to the predicted weather issues.  We do not have a reschedule date at this time. Also due to the predicted weather, we  Continue Reading

1st Community Dinner of the School Year

Written on October 6, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Liz Varvaro shares this announcment… I am happy to announce our first Community Dinner of the 2016-17 School Year will be October 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the High School Commons! We will be presenting a Fall Harvest Menu featuring local produce. We have increased the Suggested Donations to $15 for Adults and $7 for Children under 12 years old to offset rising  Continue Reading

Phone-A-Thon

Written on October 6, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation is holding its annual Phone-A-Thon to raise money for our local public schools, on Monday and Tuesday, October 17th and 18th, from 4-8pm. “Our children deserve better than what the state offers in school funding,” says Rich Meenan, President of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation. The annual Phone-A-Thon,  Continue Reading

Letter from School Superintendent

Written on October 2, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members The fall season is here. School has been in session for a month and we are realizing the district’s new mission: To promote excellence, engaging every student, every day, through superior instruction, high expectations and academic content that is both challenging and individually relevant. I would like  Continue Reading

Take a class at the San Juan Center!

Written on September 14, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Fall weather is here . . . A perfect time to take a personal enrichment class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College. Most classes begin the week of Sept. 19th, so sign up now. Call 378-3220 for more infomation. Energy and Society Join Dr. Michael Balise for an exploration of the scientific  Continue Reading

FHHS Football on FH Tiny Radio

Written on September 13, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

This Saturday’s football game between the Raymond Seagulls and the Friday Harbor Wolverines will be broadcast live on the Friday Harbor Sports Radio Network. The game can be heard live on Friday Harbor Tiny Radio 1650 am and on the World Wide Web at fhtinyradio.com The broadcasting crew will include Oly Archibald in his 37th year of play  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

New Faculty Members at San Juan Center

Written on September 11, 2016 at 9:40 am, by

Fall Quarter at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College begins Monday, September 19th. The San Juan Center is pleased to welcome new faculty member, Jill McCabe Johnson. Jill will be teaching English Composition and writing courses. She is the author of two poetry collections, Diary of the One Swelling Sea, winner of a  Continue Reading

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