Topic: Education

Larsen Hosts Virtual Discussion on Education

Written on October 6, 2020 at 4:45 am, by

From 2–3 p.m., Tues­day, Oct. 6, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a live vir­tu­al dis­cus­sion via Face­book Live on resources avail­able to North­west Washington’s stu­dents, teach­ers and fam­i­lies for the 2020–21 school year. Click here to view the live stream. This event is open to the pub­lic. The dis­cus­sion will high­light resources avail­able to  Con­tin­ue Reading

County Council Candidates Youth Forum

Written on October 2, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Coun­ty Coun­cil Can­di­dates Youth Forum on Octo­ber 12, 2020 The Envi­ron­men­tal Sys­tems class at Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School will be hold­ing a Youth Forum on Octo­ber 12th from 1–2pm. They will ask the Coun­ty Coun­cil can­di­dates from Orcas and San Juan Islands ques­tions about the envi­ron­ment and cli­mate change. All are wel­come to join this webi­nar!  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Zoom Meeting

Written on September 29, 2020 at 10:40 am, by

On Wednesday,Sep 30, 2020, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a reg­u­lar School Board Meet­ing at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meet­ing. Or join webi­nar with the fol­low­ing meth­ods Phone one-tap Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782„83455678355# or +16699006833„83455678355# Join by Tele­phone For high­er qual­i­ty, dial a num­ber based on your cur­rent loca­tion. Dial: US : +1 253 215 8782 or +1 669 900  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 — 25

Written on September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am, by

  The Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val is going vir­tu­al this year, fea­tur­ing award-win­n­ing doc­u­men­taries, short films, and stu­­dent-made films, as well as dai­ly livestreamed Q&As with film­mak­ers. All films will be avail­able on demand for 10 days, Octo­ber 15–25. Q&As will be record­ed for those who can’t par­tic­i­pate via livestream. Read about this year’s line­up  Con­tin­ue Reading

Community letter from SJISD School Superintendent Fred Woods

Written on September 25, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Fri­day Har­bor com­mu­ni­ty, I have always loved the month of Sep­tem­ber. Many years ago, when I decid­ed to make edu­ca­tion a life-long career I saw an oppor­tu­ni­ty to broad­en my world, allow­ing me to extend beyond the lim­its of the lit­tle town where I was raised. Choos­ing edu­ca­tion as a career even­tu­al­ly led me  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education is online for Fall

Written on September 25, 2020 at 5:40 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley College’s Con­tin­u­ing and Com­mu­ni­ty Edu­ca­tion pro­gram (CCE) is pleased to announce new online work­shops for Fall Quar­ter. CCE allows you to engage, con­nect, learn, and grow from the com­fort of your home in short-term, non-cred­it cours­es. Vis­it the CCE Fall 2020 Course Cat­a­log for more infor­ma­tion. Cours­es are designed for peo­ple who would like to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Street says “Thanks!”

Written on September 23, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School would like to thank the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion for host­ing, coor­di­nat­ing, and includ­ing us in the SJICF Fair Match­ing Grant Pro­gram. The Fair Match­ing Grant Pro­gram helped us raise $4,605 that went towards prepar­ing our school to open up safe­ly this fall and pro­vide our stu­dents with an inno­v­a­tive  Con­tin­ue Reading

Zoom Talk: True Animal Stories with Author Clare Hodgson Meeker

Written on September 22, 2020 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Island Library announces that renowned region­al author Clare Hodg­son Meek­er will host a Zoom talk on Fri­day, Octo­ber 2, at 7:00 p.m. Meeker’s lat­est book, Grow­ing Up Goril­la: How a Zoo Baby Brought Her Fam­i­ly Togeth­er, is a 2020 Wash­ing­ton State Book Award Final­ist for Young Read­ers. Meek­er will dis­cuss writ­ing Grow­ing Up  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Rec – Fall Virtual Lego Camps

Written on September 18, 2020 at 5:41 am, by

Island Rec has 2 Great LEGO camp options for you this sea­son! The first, tap into your imag­i­na­tion from the com­fort of your own home with the guid­ance of an expe­ri­enced Play-Well instruc­tor and sim­ple pieces from your own LEGO col­lec­tion — all while con­nect­ing vir­tu­al­ly with oth­er young LEGO engi­neers. Stu­dents will explore their  Con­tin­ue Reading

Food for Thought

Written on September 10, 2020 at 7:12 pm, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­tric­t’s Food for Thought Pro­gram is back at it! Though most of the staff was fur­loughed, Chef Andy, Ash­ley Spen­diff and Ker­ri Starr are work­ing hard to pro­vide health­ful FROM SCRATCH meals to all chil­dren in San Juan Coun­ty ages 1–18 FOR FREE. Check out the school web­site for cur­rent menu options  Con­tin­ue Reading

Outdoor Kid Pods Forming at Alchemy Art Center

Written on September 10, 2020 at 8:12 am, by

Alche­my’s Kid Pods are per­fect for chil­dren and young peo­ple who want to learn, explore, and be cre­a­tive- out­doors and in per­son!  Alche­my is sign­ing up groups of 4–5 kids on a rolling basis for per­son­al­ized out­door cre­ative pro­gram­ming that includes ceram­ics, print­mak­ing, draw­ing, t‑shirt dec­o­ra­tion, games, nature explo­ration, and more.  Class­es take place once per  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC is Here for You

Written on September 9, 2020 at 10:44 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley College’s Work­er Retrain­ing pro­gram cov­ers tuition, books, and school-relat­ed fees to help those who are Unem­ployed. Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is pleased to announce that we are offer­ing you new options for Fall Quar­ter taught by our trained, expe­ri­enced online instruc­tors. Class­es start Tues­day, Sep­tem­ber 22 and reg­is­tra­tion is going on now. Are you unem­ployed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimists Give $10,000 in Educational Awards

Written on September 1, 2020 at 2:34 pm, by

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce its 2020 edu­ca­tion­al award win­ners.  The Live Your Dream Award, a world­wide sig­na­ture Sorop­ti­mist pro­gram, is giv­en to a woman who is the pri­ma­ry wage earn­er in her house­hold and enrolled in an under­grad­u­ate degree or voca­tion­al skills pro­gram.  This year’s recip­i­ent is Maricela Lomeli. Maricela  Con­tin­ue Reading

Salish Sea Ballet Reopening For Classes September 8

Written on August 27, 2020 at 10:55 am, by

It’s time to reg­is­ter for fall dance class­es! Sal­ish Sea Bal­let is offer­ing small group in-per­­son class­es as well as vir­tu­al class­es on Zoom. Our stu­dio is spa­cious, well-ven­ti­lat­ed, and fol­lows COVID-19 pro­to­cols for safe­ty and san­i­ti­za­tion. We are excit­ed to offer class­es for dancers ages 3 and up. Check out our class sched­ule online,  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Whale Museum Reopens

Written on August 26, 2020 at 8:49 am, by

From The Whale Muse­um… After over 5 months of being closed, we got word that the Gov­er­nor is allow­ing muse­ums to open in Phase 2 (8–2020)! The Exhib­it Hall and Gift Shop are open dai­ly 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  We are dili­gent­ly fol­low­ing every rule put in place by the Health Depart­ment and Wash­ing­ton  Con­tin­ue Reading

Griffin Bay School Virtual Fair Grant Opportunity

Written on August 14, 2020 at 10:28 am, by

San Juan Island School Dis­trict would like to thank the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion for the annu­al “Fair match­ing grant” in sup­port of our com­mu­ni­ty!  We are grate­ful to be includ­ed in this year’s “line up” of wor­thy caus­es that help our com­mu­ni­ty stay strong and healthy. SJISD is ask­ing for sup­port for the K‑12  Con­tin­ue Reading