Topic: Education

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 those  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 of the  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 1  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 in  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 dur­ing  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 will  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 Salal.  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 as space  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