Topic: Education

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on September 17, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Dear Wonderful Community Members, What a wonderful start of the school year! The schools were immaculately clean, the teachers created warm and inviting learning environments, and all administrative staff worked hard to ensure that all was organized and moving smoothly. We are happy to be fully back in action, serving our treasured students and the  Continue Reading

Dirt Rich Film Showing at Brickworks

Written on August 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In collaboration with the San Juan Island Fall Farm Tour (https://islandgrownsj.com/), Friday Harbor Film Festival will screen Dirt Rich at 6:30 pm on September 20 at Brickworks. Marcelina Cravat, the film’s director, will lead a lively post-show discussion. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support SJI Farm Tours. A pre-show social will begin  Continue Reading

Cub Scouts Join Night

Written on August 28, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Come and join the Cub Scouts! When: this Thursday evening 6:30 pm to 8 pm Where: in the basement of the American Legion Post on First Street Who: boys and girls grades K-5 Why: to bond with your child in a structured and safe character building environment Contact Unit Commissioner Eric Stone for more details  Continue Reading

New Island Rec Swim Class

Written on August 26, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Island Rec is offering a new installment of swim lessons this fall for various ages and skill levels. Our featured class is: All Swim (Ages 6+). The only prerequisite of this class is a desire to be a better swimmer. Multiple instructors take your child to the next level. There is structured time for water  Continue Reading

Skagit/Islands Head Start receives $7,817,445 five-year grant

Written on August 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College Skagit/Islands Head Start (SIHS) is pleased to announce that they have received a notice of award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start and will receive a grant totaling $7,817,445 for Early Head Start and Head Start. The five-year grant runs from  Continue Reading

America’s Boating Course

Written on August 23, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

The Fall edition of America’s Boating Course will be starting September 11th and running for four Wednesday evenings at Skagit Valley College from 6:30-9:30 pm. This is a good way to get the Washington State Boaters Education Card and we include On-the-Water-Training as part of the course. A comprehensive boating information manual is also included  Continue Reading

Open Doors Program

Written on August 22, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Open Doors Program to start at Griffin Bay School this fall San Juan Island School District announces the opening of the “Open Doors Program”. This student re-engagement program will begin on Tuesday September 9, 2019. The “Open Doors Program” is a student re-engagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who  Continue Reading

Paul Allen To Receive FHFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Written on August 21, 2019 at 8:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival is proud and excited to announce that the Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented posthumously to Paul G. Allen for his outstanding contributions to the art of documentary filmmaking, television, and media. The award presentation, to be held during the Festival’s Opening Night Gala on October 25 at  Continue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Written on August 16, 2019 at 5:40 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve middle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall. Happy to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea!! 11am-2pm Saturday 8-17-19 Westside Preserve 11am-2pm Sunday 8-18-19 Westside Preserve 2pm-5pm Sunday 8-18-19  Continue Reading

Return of the River

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

It’s time for Monday Movie Night again at the Orca Survey Outreach and Education Center (185 S. First Street). The next installment of the series will be a showing of “Return of the River”. This film beautifully documents the story of the removal of the dams on the Elwha River and how the restoration of  Continue Reading

Virtual Reality at the Library

Written on August 12, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

During the past summer San Juan Island Library has been offering opportunities to explore Virtual Reality, courtesy of the Washington State Library and Oculus Inc. This has been very popular and has appealed to people of all ages (although restricted to people over 13 years old). Virtual Reality (VR) equipment allows the user to explore  Continue Reading

Got a whale of a question?

Written on August 9, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Stop by and chat with one of the Volunteer Naturalists at the Westside Preserve middle pullover south of Lime Kiln, or at Lime Kiln Whale Watch Wall this weekend. Happy to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea! 12pm-5pm Friday 8-9-19 Westside Preserve 11am-5pm Saturday 8-10-19 Westside Preserve 11am-2pm  Continue Reading

Wolf Hollow Lavender Fete

Written on August 6, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Wolf Hollow invites you to join them for a fun evening on Friday, August 9 to help save wild lives… Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Event and Fundraiser Helping injured and orphaned wildlife in San Juan and Skagit Counties Most of the wildlife that Wolf Hollow receives needing care come because of a negative human  Continue Reading

UW Labs 2019 Illg Distinguished Lecturer

Written on August 5, 2019 at 8:23 pm, by

Friday Harbor Labs is excited to welcome, Dr. Anna Metaxas, our 2019 Illg Lecturer on August 7 at the Community Theater at 7 PM. Dr. Metaxas is from Dalhousie University and her topic will be “Evidence-based conservation: designing well-connected Marine Protected Areas.” Please join us for this amazing free public lecture followed by refreshments.

World Champs at 2019 ISSDC World Finals

Written on July 31, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School Students named World Champs at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals Last weekend, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), became World Champions, at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals. IOTech, alongside assigned teammates from four other schools that  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on July 30, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talk: Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team  The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has journeyed to the World Finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  They will explain the proposal that earned them a spot and how they did. Monday, August 5th  Continue Reading

World Champions

Written on July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor team has been named World Champions in this design competition! The following is a letter from Daniel Garner of FHHS… Monday 9:00am Kennedy Space Center Center for Space Education 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), has just  Continue Reading

Pick of the Litter

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

SJCT’s Summer Film Series continues this Tuesday with this Dogumentary… Pick of the Litter Not Rated (but OK for everyone) “Dogumentary“ 81 minutes Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense  Continue Reading

“A Republic, if You Can Keep It”

Written on July 29, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Insights from David M. Kennedy, Professor Emeritus at Stanford University Join the San Juan County Democrats for an evening with David M. Kennedy, Donald J. McLachlan Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, to be held from 5:30-7:00 pm on August 8, 2019 at the San Juan Island Grange (152 First Street North, Friday Harbor, WA 98250).  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Helps Launch Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Excitement was high as Soroptimist officers presented a check for $1,000 to members of the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team to support their participation at NASA in the World Championship of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. A team of 12 Students, instructor Dan Garner and 3 chaperones leave this Wednesday to the Kennedy Space  Continue Reading

Lecture on Evidence-Based Conservation

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor Labs is excited to welcome, Dr. Anna Metaxas, our 2019 Illg Lecturer on August 7 at the Community Theater at 7 PM. Dr. Metaxas is from Dalhousie University and her topic will be “Evidence-based conservation: designing well-connected Marine Protected Areas.” Please join us for this amazing free public lecture followed by refreshments.

Don’t Let it Loose

Written on July 20, 2019 at 7:33 am, by

Public Invited to Submit Art to Highlight the Dangers of Releasing Pets and Plants into the Wild OLYMPIA–Calling all artists! The Washington Invasive Species Council invites artists of all ages to participate in an art contest as part of its “Don’t Let it Loose” campaign. The campaign teaches people about the dangers of releasing unwanted  Continue Reading