Topic: Education

Island Rec Summer Sailing Courses

Written on June 20, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

  Sailing is an activity that can be pursued and enjoyed for a lifetime! Courses are offered cooperatively between San Juan Sailing Foundation and Island Rec. Join expert instructors on the waters of Percich Pond or Jackson’s Beach. Island Rec has classes for kids and adults available with skills ranging from introductory to advanced. Set  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on June 17, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Just a reminder that the next Art for Fun art pARTy at SJIMA is this Tuesday, June 18, from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Our painting is the “Garden Gate”, with wisteria and a humming bird! The cost is $35. To register and for more info, go to http://www.sjima.org.

Letter To The Editor

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

In light of Diane Ball’s retirement as principal from Friday Harbor Elementary, the Family Umbrella Group wanted to extend a thank you for her contributions to the Family Umbrella Group and this community. Diane was integral in extending our scholarship program to all qualified preschools on this island. Currently we offer scholarships to Children’s House  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement 2019

Written on June 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College is preparing for the College’s 92nd Annual Commencement ceremonies. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 19; 1:30pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Thursday, June 20 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30pm For  Continue Reading

Island Rec Summer Swim Lessons

Written on June 8, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

As beach days approach, have confidence in your little ones in water this summer by signing up for Island Rec swim lessons! Our instructors promote swim skills and water safety in a fun, positive environment. Lessons located at SJI Fitness. Call the Island Rec office at (360) 378-4953 or visit our website for more information.

Aerospace Design Team Presentation

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

On Monday, June 10 from 5-6:00pm the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team will hold a community presentation where they will explain the program and proposal work that earned them a spot at the world finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition. The students will share their future aspirations for themselves and the  Continue Reading

Island Senior: A Collage Workshop With Artist Thrinley DiMarco

Written on May 31, 2019 at 7:36 am, by

Island Senior is a regular column on the SJ Update written by Peggy Sue McRae… Artist Thrinley DiMarco is offering a collage workshop at the Mullis Center on June 15 and 16. Says Thrinley, “The mystery and magic of creativity is simply seeing what everyone sees but thinking what no one else has thought. Out  Continue Reading

Westside Naturalists this Weekend

Written on May 31, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Just heard from Caroline Armon with the San Juan Island Naturalist Program. She wants to let you know that naturalists will be at the Land Bank’s Westside Preserve, south of Lime Kiln State Park, to answer your questions and share information about the whales and the Salish Sea. Friday, May 31 from 2pm-5pm Saturday, June  Continue Reading

Inslee Meets with FHHS Students

Written on May 30, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Jill Urbach shares this quick report from Tuesday… While in town the other day to discuss broadband issues and progress, Governor Inslee took time to congratulate the FHHS students who won the national International Space Settlement Design Competition and will be traveling to the Kennedy Space Center in July to compete in the World Finals.  Continue Reading

Seaweed Ramble

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

  Island Rec is offering a one-day class that will visit and traverse the intertidal seaweed flora at Cattle Point. Dr. Ryan Drum will lead the day’s excursion to attempt to identify all of the different seaweeds encountered! Dr. Drum is a Waldron Islander of 40 years and has a PhD in Botany. He has  Continue Reading

Open Enrollment at Skagit Valley College

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

You belong here! Open Enrollment for all students is going on now for Summer and Fall quarters at Skagit Valley College. Summer classes start July 1 and Fall classes start September 24. Begin your college experience with us and save money on tuition by studying close to home. Or, start your new career with training  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

On Wednesday May 29, 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

Disc Golf Community Project

Written on May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Soma Andrews and Jaden Jones are part of the community projects class at Friday Harbor High School. Their project is improving the course at the Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course by clearing fairways, filling potholes, and creating a brochure to advertise for the course. As part of the project, hey wrote the following short article  Continue Reading

Evaluators Needed For Community Projects

Written on May 21, 2019 at 9:01 am, by

Jenny Wilson shares this request with you… The Community Service-Learning Projects class at Friday Harbor High School is a chance for juniors to explore their passions and strengths by designing a project with a community partner that addresses a need in the community. By designing and completing a meaningful project it is hoped that students  Continue Reading

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