Topic: Education

Student Flight Class

Written on March 28, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Loren DeShon shares this update on the recent flight class… Island students completed eight 3-hour introductory classes at Westwind Aviation over the last two months and the last night all in attendance got to take a flying tour of the islands, landing at Orcas, Roche and Friday Harbor. The class covered introduction to aerodynamics, navigation,  Continue Reading

Growing a Revolution

Written on March 27, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library present Growing A Revolution – Bringing Our Soil Back To Life by David R. Montgomery, Saturday, April 7th at 7:00 pm at the library. David R. Montgomery returns to San Juan Island just in time for gardeners and farmers who are busy preparing their soil for  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Two Grandparents and a 13-Year-Old: Self-Driving the Back Roads of Namibia Join Val and Leslie Veirs as they recount their 2-week trip to Namibia with their 13-year-old grandson, Liam Reese. Driving over a thousand kilometers, they encountered the oldest and highest sand dunes in the world, mobs of southern fur seals, ancient petroglyphs of giraffes,  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Earns National Honors

Written on March 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

SVC Named among the Top 100 community colleges for Adult Learners Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received national recognition as one of the best community colleges in the nation. Washington Monthly magazine published its ranking of the Top 100 Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners and SVC was named  Continue Reading

Upcoming School Board Meetings

Written on March 24, 2018 at 5:08 am, by

On Wednesday March 28, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 3:00 pm in the School District Office.  This is an open public meeting. On Wednesday March 28, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board  Continue Reading

EDC presents Mission: Advertising workshop

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Business owners are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for Mission: Advertising, a free workshop on advertising and marketing for small businesses, on Wednesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn the effective techniques and media they can use to build their businesses using print media, social  Continue Reading

Adam Says Vote “YES”

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find a letter from Adam Eltinge… On April 24th, join me in voting Yes for the San Juan Island School District’s levy renewal. This levy represents vital funding that the school district needs in order to continue offering the programs and services that we currently have. The  Continue Reading

Early Childfind

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Do you have a child who may need special help in speech, motor skills or other developmental areas? San Juan Island School District is having a free screening clinic for children aged three to five years to screen development in motor, communication, or adaptive skills, where there may be a concern. Date: Wednesday, March 28,  Continue Reading

Middle School PTA Fundraiser

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Middle School PTA Spring Fundraiser Kick’s Off Thursday Night! The Friday Harbor Middle School PTA is kicking off its Spring Basket Fundraiser at the this week’s FH Middle School Players’ performances of “The Humor Games,” running Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25 at San Juan Community Theatre. Raffle tickets will be sold  Continue Reading

Register for SVC

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

It’s not too late to register for Spring Quarter at Skagit Valley College Registration is going on now. Classes begin April 3rd. Trending programs include: Arts Basic Education for Adults Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation Composites Engineering STEM Sustainable Agriculture Also, Business direct transfer (at Whidbey Island Campus) Or, if you would like to  Continue Reading

SJI Service Scholarship

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

No cooking needed on Thursday March 29th! Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the participating restaurants for a great cause! We are gearing up for our annual SJI Service Scholarship event ‘Dining for Scholars’.  Please help us support the local restaurants that support our local scholarships by dining out at one of the  Continue Reading

Beginning Marimba Class

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

New spring session begins April 5.  Classes will be held every Thursday, from 5:30 to 7:00 for a 10 week session.  No musical experience necessary. It’s a fun, group experience – learning to play happy, rhythmic music on various sizes of marimbas. Make new friends and learn something new this Spring. Call or email for  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Film: Crazywise

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the film “Crazywise”. This is a very special screening with both the director, Phil Borges and the producer Julee Geier attending for a thought provoking discussion along with local mental health expert Gary Waters. It happens on Tuesday, March 20th 7:00 pm at the Grange, 152 First Street; admission  Continue Reading

School District News

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

San Juan Island School District School Board and Superintendent Communique Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – The San Juan Island School District School Board met at 3:00 pm for a workshop to review the levy fact sheet in preparation for informational presentations to service clubs. These details also be shared with community stakeholders and community groups  Continue Reading

Mission: Advertising

Written on March 15, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

EDC presents Mission: Advertising workshop Business owners are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for Mission: Advertising, a free workshop on advertising and marketing for small businesses, on Wednesday, March 28th from 9 a.m. until noon.  Participants will learn the effective techniques and media they can use to build their  Continue Reading

State Semifinalist at Stillpoint School!

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Congratulations to Nylah Pieples, a 5th grade student at Stillpoint School who was selected as a State Semifinalist in the 2018 Letters About Literature contest! This year, 1,132 Washington students in grades 4 through 6 submitted letters in Level 1. Nylah’s letter was one of only 20 letters selected as State semifinalists. This is the  Continue Reading

Letter about the Levy

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

April 2018 Educational Programs and Operations Levy by Ralph Hahn, Chairman, San Juan Island School Board March 9, 2018 Voters will soon be receiving an informational mailer from the school district about the upcoming school levy election in April. The information contained in the mailer has been carefully reviewed and subsequently approved by the Board  Continue Reading

Cooking with Stephanie

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Tired of spending money on take-out when you’re pressed for time? Join Stephanie Prima on Saturday, April 14th, 11:00am-2:00pm and learn how to cook quick, healthy meals without recipes. In this class you’ll learn key skills to whip up nutritious, scrumptious meals in your own home – the kind you need to get on the  Continue Reading

In Support of School Levy

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Dear Editor, We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools, and community in the upcoming election on April 24th. The renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (formerly the M&O) Levy will help ensure that our students continue to receive a first-rate education in Friday Harbor. Island voters  Continue Reading

Experience Spain with Skagit Valley College in Spring 2019

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime as three Skagit Valley College professors lead a study-abroad immersion learning opportunity in Spanish art, music, language, and culture on March 21-29, 2019. Intended for students as well as lifelong learners of all ages, the 9-day adventure will take you to Barcelona, Madrid, and an optional excursion  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Join us for our Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for Adults and $7 for Kids under 12 Proceeds support the Chef.0 and Food for Thought Program. Greek Menu Chicken Gyros – roasted chicken in soft pita bread with tzatziki and romaine lettuce  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Round Up

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School is inviting all parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31st 2018 to meet with school staff and begin the kindergarten registration process. Kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday March 13th & Wednesday March 14th. Please call the school office at 378-5209 to schedule  Continue Reading