Topic: Schools

Thank You United Way

Written on May 4, 2016 at 5:31 am, by

Teresa Tilton of FHES shares this thank you letter… Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of United Way of San Juan County. The Special Pal Program (P.I.P) is one of the programs available at Friday Harbor Elementary School designed to help each student have the most successful learning experience possible. P.I.P staff  Continue Reading

Left to right, Tyler Ryan, Bobby Ryan, Danna Diaz, Madeline Busse, Mary Blevins, and Jack McKenna - Contributed photo

School News

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island School District Honors Partnership with San Juan Community Theater In recognition of the long-standing partnership between San Juan Island School District and San Juan Community Theatre, SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz invited representatives of the theater to a Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) Region 108 luncheon banquet to honor the theater’s long-standing interest  Continue Reading

Stop Paddle Law

Written on May 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Kris DayVincent shares this with you… Did you know we have six stoplights on San Juan Island? They are all perfectly legal; in fact there is up to a $394 (RCW 46.61.372) fine if you run one of them. What you say? True! The catch is these stop lights are attached to school buses, those  Continue Reading

Johnathan and Vail Hu - Brook Ashcraft photo

Battle of the Bands

Written on April 30, 2016 at 10:43 am, by

San Juan Update high school intern Brook Ashcraft shares this report on last week’s event at Brickworks… The witty and humble Eric Sable hosted the first annual Battle of the Bands at Brickworks on April 22nd. The event featured music by Monkeys Like Bananas, the FHHS Combo Band, Funksgiving, and others. There was dancing, a beat-box  Continue Reading

Islanders Bank clean up team - Contributed photo

Litter Free By the Sea

Written on April 29, 2016 at 11:53 am, by

Lori Stokes shares this recap of last week’s clean up event on the islands… Co-organizers of the sixth annual Great Islands Clean-Up on San Juan Island — Lori Stokes, Jana Marks, and David Dehlendorf — would like to thank our island’s approximately 300 volunteers who participated this year, helping to make San Juan Island “litter-free  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner

Written on April 29, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Community Dinner next Wednesday, May 4th! At the FHHS Commons from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Join us for a Cinco de Mayo Celebration (a day early)! The talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca dancers will join us around 6:15! On the menu: Smoked Pork Carnitas– Applewood smoked pork shoulder Grilled Chicken Tacos– Draper Valley chicken thigh Beans– Slow simmered NW  Continue Reading

6th graders haul a heavy load for their garden - Contributed photo

6th Graders Presentation

Written on April 28, 2016 at 5:27 pm, by

FHES 6th graders, in collaboration with the Kwiaht organization, will be hosting a Pollinator Celebration, a Honey Tasting and a Research Garden Dedication,  onFriday, April 29th from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The Research Garden Dedication from the 6th graders to the supporting organizations of Kwiaht and San Juan Public Schools Foundation begins at 9:30. Also, a special  Continue Reading

Staff of Friday Harbor Elementary School - Click to enlarge - Contributed photo

Washington Achievement Award for FHES

Written on April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm, by

SJI School District Superintendent Danna Diaz shares this letter to the community… Friday Harbor Elementary School receives the Washington Achievement Award Spring is here and we are having beautiful weather in Friday Harbor. Students and teachers are back from spring break and we are busy teaching and learning. On April 7, we received news that  Continue Reading

Gavin Goodrich and Beatrice Grauman-Boss - Contributed photo

Piano, Violin and Guitar

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Fred Yockers of Spring Street International School shares this invitation with you… Come see and hear Gavin Goodrich, Spring Street International School sophomore, and guest performers in a Concert of piano, violin and guitar music held in the Gubelman Theatre of the San Juan Community Theatre this Friday, April 29th at 7:00 pm. Admission is  Continue Reading

The High School Sailing Team - Contributed photo

2016 High School Sailing Team Fundraiser

Written on April 27, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Jake Beattie, the creator of the Race to Alaska will be presenting on the race that has drawn so much attention over the last two years. It’s a unique opportunity to hear a witty speaker talk about an exciting event and help support the high school sailing team. In addition, we’ll have a Cinco De  Continue Reading

Meet the Team!

Written on April 15, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

  Friday Harbor High School’s Lady Wolverines Fast Pitch Players and Coaches.


Animal Farm

Written on April 13, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

Spring Street International School students take us into the world of a George Orwell classic THIS Friday and Saturday, April 15-16 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, April 17 at 2:00 pm inside the Gubelman Theatre. Directed by Krista Strutz and adapted by the Shake & Stir Theatre Company, Animal Farm dramatically illustrates how greed and  Continue Reading

Farm Day Field Trip

Written on April 7, 2016 at 5:33 pm, by

San Juan Island preschoolers in the headstart program got to spend time on a farm today for some hands-on education (disguised as fun playtime). Rex and Lisa Guard opened their “Lazy G Ranch” family farm to welcome the kids along with several educational and community groups. The kids got to play on tractors, glue wool  Continue Reading

Track & Field events at the High School on Thursday - Ted Strutz photos

Track & Field Action

Written on March 25, 2016 at 11:08 am, by

Some of the action at the Regional Track and Field Meet held at Friday Harbor High School yesterday.  It’s fun to see the kids get a chance to display the results of all their hard work in fitness and the practice needed to take part in these events.  Hats off to the teachers and coaches  Continue Reading

The Cast and Crew

Middle School Play This Weekend!

Written on March 18, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Ted Strutz shares these photos… Director Jenni Merritt invited me to a rehearsal of the Middle School Play… SALLY COTTER AND THE CENSORED STONE… presented on the Whittier Stage this weekend. It’s a lot of fun, come out and support the kids and be prepared to laugh! Here’s a sneak peek just for you…


Men at Work Department

Written on January 2, 2016 at 5:35 am, by


Taking it to the Basket

Written on December 28, 2015 at 5:57 am, by

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

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