Topic: Schools

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Preschool Openings Available

Written on June 26, 2016 at 8:27 am, by

Here’s a note from St. David’s in the mailbag this morning… Just a brief note to let folks know that, although our third session of Camp Curiosity is full, we still have a few openings in our Morning Preschool program this fall for children from 3-5 years of age. Our curriculum engages children in active  Continue Reading

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Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

Written on June 24, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $187,500 in College Scholarships for 2016/2017 Friday Harbor: June 22, 2016 Twelve graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School’s Class of 2016 were awarded scholarships for the 2015/2016 academic year from three different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation: Inskeep Legacy Scholarship Fund Uma Hu –  Continue Reading

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A Letter from the Superintendent

Written on June 14, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

Update from San Juan Island School District Superintendent Greetings Community Members, This month, sixty-four seniors received their high school diploma as they crossed the stage and graduated from Friday Harbor High School. Congratulations!! We hope your future is full of joy and infinite possibilities! We are proud of your accomplishments! As I have stated before  Continue Reading

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Help out Purple & Gold

Written on June 11, 2016 at 12:00 pm, by

Just a reminder – you can still volunteer to help with the SJ Fitness / Lakedale / King’s Market Triathlon and Marathon this year and help out Purple and Gold at the same time! Every year, Purple and Gold receives a stipend from SJ Fitness for coordinating volunteers for these events. Purple and Gold, a  Continue Reading

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Community Dinner and Student Exhibitions

Written on June 8, 2016 at 6:25 am, by

This is happening tonight at the high school. Community Dinner. Student Community Project Presentations. Jazz Band Performance. STEM Center Demo and Art Walkabout. Come and see what the students have been up to and enjoy some good food and music at the same time. On the menu: House-smoked Pulled Pork BBQ Chicken Legs Slow-cooked Baked  Continue Reading

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Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Spring Street International School invites you to… Come enjoy a night of hip-hop, bluegrass tap dancin’ in the original play Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land; premiering on June 6th at 6:00 pm in the Wittier Theatre at SJ Community Theatre. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This original play written by Spring  Continue Reading

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Student honored at the State Capitol

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

On May 20, 2016, Stillpoint School student Celine Kuru received a certificate at the State Capitol in recognition of her selection as an Honorable Mention letter writer in the Letters About Literature contest! Celine had previously been chosen as a State Semifinalist for the letter she wrote to author Kate Klimo. In the final round  Continue Reading

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The Power of Song

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Spring Street International School shares a sneak peek to their play “Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land…” Come and hear us wish Woody Guthrie a happy 101 years Says Lucy Ramirez, played by Stormy Hildreth: “I was raised up by my grandpa and he knew how to laugh his way through anything at all. He  Continue Reading

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Call for Volunteers

Written on June 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The Primary Intervention Program (PIP), also known as the Special Pal Program at Friday Harbor Elementary School, is looking for Volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year.  The PIP program works with students K-3rd grade.  Volunteers work with one or two students through the school year in the “Special Pal” room for 40 minutes once a week. This  Continue Reading

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Getting Dusty and Talkin’ Back to The Man

Written on May 30, 2016 at 9:55 am, by

Spring Street International School shares this story about their upcoming play Tumbleweed People in No Mans Land… Tom Edgar Hobbs: “My father sold bibles door to door. They were so beautiful, with their gold edges and whisper-thin paper like angel wings. But I could see poor folks buying them because they thought we must’ve done  Continue Reading

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Call for Volunteers

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

Volunteer to help with the SJ Fitness / Lakedale / King’s Market Triathlon and Marathon this year and help out Purple and Gold at the same time! Every year, Purple and Gold receives a stipend from SJ Fitness for coordinating volunteers for these events. Purple and Gold, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, then uses this money  Continue Reading

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Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on May 23, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

In just about two weeks, the Spring Street History Play will open on the Whittier Stage at SJCT. It will be the culmination of a school-year’s worth of reading, writing, researching and debating. This play is about the Great Depression and it is seriously bluegrass flavored, with a nice big side order of tap dancing. Featuring  Continue Reading

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Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 19, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

There were a lot of great performances this past week for Friday Harbor Wolverine athletes and teams.   Below is an update about the post season opportunities for our spring sports teams… Baseball – Our Baseball team entered the District 1 Tournament as the # 2 seed and hosted Orcas on Tuesday, May 10.  They  Continue Reading

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Skagit Valley College Summer & Fall Quarter Registration

Written on May 14, 2016 at 7:18 am, by

Attention Skagit Valley College Students, both returning and new… Registration for Returning Students for Summer & Fall is going on now. Registration for New Students for Summer and Fall begins June 1st. For students who want to begin a new career or upgrade their job skills, Professional/Technical programs are aligned with local and state economic  Continue Reading

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Kendra’s Going Exploring on the Nautilus

Written on May 10, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

FHHS Junior Kendra Clifton-Pew has been selected to explore the ocean on the “Nautilus”, the exploration vessel used by Dr. Robert Ballard when he discovered the Titanic shipwreck. Educators and students participate in groundbreaking STEM initiative exploring deep-sea biology, geology, and archaeology in the Eastern Pacific Kendra has been selected as a 2016 Honors Research  Continue Reading

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Be Glad Your Dad…

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

Here’s some press for the new book by local author and creative director Sara Jensen… On May 3, Sara Jensen read her newly released book “Be Glad Your Dad…” aloud at Friday Harbor Elementary School to grades K-4. The book is available locally at Pebble and Griffin Bay Bookstore, both located on Friday Harbor’s Spring  Continue Reading

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On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!

Written on May 5, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

San Juan Island Library Bookmark Contest Underway for Grades K-6th Students in grades K-6th are invited to participate in the Library’s Bookmark Contest. The Bookmark Contest is held annually to promote reading, illustration, and to help kick off the Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! How does the Contest  Continue Reading

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

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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

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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

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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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