Topic: Education

FHHS Aerospace Team Invited to World Finals for International Space Settlement Design

Written on May 17, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has just received results from the qualifying round of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. Based on the judges’ evaluation of our work, Friday Harbor produced one of the top four design proposals in North America and are now invited to the World Finals held at NASA’s  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Launches Artist in Residence Program

Written on May 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

This June, Alchemy Art Center is launching their brand new Artists in Residence program with print maker Katy Collier and photographer Tess Malijenovsky. Katy and Tess will be residing and working at Alchemy, as well as teaching weekly classes and weekend workshops. Katy Collier is an accomplished artist and instructor based in Greensboro, North Carolina.   Continue Reading

Home Trust Outreach Ornaments and 11th Grade Community Projects

Written on May 14, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Home Trust member Charlene (Chary) Caren was brainstorming what to do for this year’s home trust outreach when she hit upon the idea of little wooden ornaments in the shapes of their houses – 12 different ones based on real homes in their 3 neighborhoods: Sun Rise I, Sun Rise II and  Continue Reading

Sky Dome Planetarium

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Come check out the stars and constellations with the SkyDome Planetarium, at the Friday Harbor Elementary School gym on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 pm. Inside an inflatable planetarium, a SkyDome educator will lead you on a journey through space. All ages welcome- children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register at the Library  Continue Reading

Journey of the Soul – Life, Death and Beyond

Written on May 13, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

The positive aspects of change Coming soon to Mullis Center: A program to educate people about the importance and positive aspects of aging and dying. We believe in honoring an individual’s right to a peaceful passing. This workshop will provide the knowledge and tools for you to make sound choices in life. It will refresh  Continue Reading

Youth Heritage Project

Written on May 9, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Here’s an educational and recreational opportunity for high school aged youth and teachers… It’s the Youth Heritage Project (YHP) – an annual multi-day heritage field school that engages participants by connecting them to historic, cultural, and natural resources in Washington. YHP engages students hands-on as they expand their knowledge about historic preservation and develop an  Continue Reading

A Photographic Journey: Climate and Antarctica

Written on May 6, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

On Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 pm, at Brickworks (150 Nichols St., Friday Harbor), photographer, filmmaker, former NASA researcher, bird expert, and Lopezian Peter Cavanagh will present a photographic journey of a voyage along the Scotia Arc to Antarctica. Come learn more about the vast polar desert, its amazing wildlife, and how changes in climate  Continue Reading

Downtown Downtime

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:27 am, by

Help support higher education – win a gift basket, valued at $500 that includes gift certificates for food, relaxation AND entertainment!  Raffle tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. We’ll be selling raffle tickets at the next Saturday Farmers Market on May 4th. They’ll also be available for purchase during business hours at Deer  Continue Reading

FHHS Visual Art Students Win Big

Written on April 30, 2019 at 10:10 am, by

(Click any of the images above to enlarge) Friday Harbor High School art students dominated the Northwest Educational Service District 189 Regional Art Competition in Anacortes. During the awards ceremony on Friday March 15th our students won 4 out of the 8 top awards, and earned $4,000 in art scholarships. Winning half of the total  Continue Reading

Running Start Info Night

Written on April 29, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College  to Host “Running Start” info night If you are an academically motivated high school junior or senior, Running Start may be of interest to you and your family! The Running Start program at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center offers high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to  Continue Reading

Beyond the War on Invasive Species with author Tao Orion

Written on April 29, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Grange invites you to this upcoming meal and lecture… Join us May 9 for a thoughtful discussion of how we can approach gardening, farming, forestry, and land management with a more nuanced understanding of invasive species. How can we mimic nature in managing the overabundance of a particular species? Part of the San Juan  Continue Reading

SJISD Board Of Directors Appoints Board Member For Vacancy

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

Last Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019, the Board of Directors of San Juan Island School District swore in appointee Brian Moore to fill the position #5 unexpired term vacated by Jack McKenna until the election in November, 2019.      Mr. Moore accepted the position. His responsibilities on the Board of Directors began immediately. If Mr.  Continue Reading

Fill Up the Fund

Written on April 26, 2019 at 8:46 am, by

Don’t forget – today’s the day to go fill your tank at IPS… On Friday, April 26th Island Petroleum Services (IPS) will donate 50 cents per gallon sold on this day to San Juan Island Service Scholarship, similar to the Dining for Scholars fundraiser event. AND – the Interact student service club will host a  Continue Reading

Last Community Dinner of the Season

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Liz Varvaro of the FHHS Food for Thought program shares this announcement… Greetings Community Dinner Guests! Next Wednesday, May 1st will be the last Community Dinner of the 2018-19 School Year! Join us from 5:30-7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons for a MEXICAN FEAST! Meals are $15 for Adults and $7 for Children  Continue Reading

Tap Into the Power of Dragons!

Written on April 25, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Find Your Calm. Find Your Center. Find Your Power. For those seeking that elusive ‘more,’ join us in Shaman Style 5 Dragons Qigong. It begins on Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 pm, May 2 through June 27 at Friday Harbor Dance Studio. This is an ancient Chinese mind/body technique to enhance the body’s bio-energy system for  Continue Reading

Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance

Written on April 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Seniors and People with Balance Disorders CAN Stay Active Summer is coming – you’ll want to be as active as you can. Don’t let shaky balance or fear of falling stop you. Train now to stay active with Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance (TJQMBB). Foundation 1A session runs Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:30 –  Continue Reading

Living in the Future’s Past

Written on April 22, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

“Can looking at evolution help us predict the future of humanity?” – Jeff Bridges Friday Harbor Film Festival invites you to a free screening of the award winning documentary, Living in the Future’s Past narrated by Academy Award winner Jeff Bridges on Friday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm at Brickworks. In this beautifully photographed tour  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on April 21, 2019 at 10:17 am, by

On Wednesday April 24, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard  Continue Reading

Naturalist Training Program

Written on April 20, 2019 at 9:03 am, by

Join the San Juan Island Naturalist Program! We’re looking for volunteers who are confident in sharing their knowledge about whales, the Salish Sea, and being Westside stewards. Help people watch, enjoy, and learn about whales from stations at the Westside Preserve, just south of Lime Kiln Point State Park. San Juan Island Naturalist Program Training  Continue Reading

Spring Riot Workshop

Written on April 15, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Join florist Siri Thorson in exploring the intersection of Dutch Master opulence and contemporary floral design. Working with local and organically grown spring blooms, students will create a modern centerpiece inspired by the still life painters of the 17th and 18th century. Basic principles of foam-free floral design using a flower frog will be covered,  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on April 14, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

On Wednesday April 17, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting in the High School Library, 45 Blair Ave.  This is an open public meeting and is scheduled for 5:00 pm.  Two interviews will be held for the school board position vacancy. The Board will  Continue Reading

Ocean Outbreak

Written on April 12, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Book Talk: Drew Harvell will discuss her book, Ocean Outbreak: Confronting the Rising Tide of Marine Disease. This presentation will include updates on Sea Star Wasting Disease and salmon health in our Puget Sound waters. Drew is a local author and resident scientist at Friday Harbor Laboratories. A book signing and reception will follow the  Continue Reading