Topic: Education

Community Service Projects Wanted

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class begins January 29th.   This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces Academic Honor Roll

Written on January 27, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter, 2017. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits. “We are very proud of the achievements of our Skagit  Continue Reading

Staycation Gift Basket Raffle

Written on January 26, 2018 at 9:07 am, by

San Juan Island Service Scholarship is raffling off a staycation gift basket at the last four high school basketball games. This basket of goodies could be yours! It includes an overnight stay at Roche Harbor Resort‘s Quarryman Hall and a $100 gift certificate to Duck Soup Restaurant! $5/ticket and sales start TODAY at the Friday  Continue Reading

On An Acre Shy of Eternity

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

Orcas Island author and photographer, Robert Dash, returns to San Juan Island to talk about his his gorgeous book, On An Acre Shy of Eternity, Micro Landscapes at the Edge at the San Juan Island Library on Wednesday, February 7th at 7:00 pm. You’ll get a glimpse of the foray he made into his own  Continue Reading

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects

Written on January 25, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin January 29th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If you have a community  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2018

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

It’s that time of year again! The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl will take place on Monday, February 5th at the San Juan Community Theatre. Sponsored by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, this family fun event begins at 6:30 PM with the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band. Teams made up of middle and high  Continue Reading

Free Pruning Workshop at Dancing Seeds Farm

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Do you have fruit trees or an interest in them? Would you like a better understanding of how to prune and care for them? Join the San Juan Island Grange for a field trip to Dancing Seeds Farm Sunday, January 28th, for a hands on pruning workshop lead by Greg Meyer and Keith Keyser. The  Continue Reading

Intelligent Trees

Written on January 20, 2018 at 9:19 am, by

Did you know that trees talk, know family ties, and care for their young? The San Juan Island Library & The San Juan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society are presenting the film, Intelligent Trees on Saturday, January 27, 7:00 pm at the Library. Griffin Bay Bookstore will also be on hand to sell Peter  Continue Reading

Yi Renâ Qigong Class at SVC

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:14 am, by

Islanders looking for an alternative approach to stress reduction and life-long vibrant health will be pleased to hear about the new class at Skagit Valley College (SVC) this Winter 2018 quarter. Randy Martin, SVC Director, is excited to bring in visiting qigong instructor, Jan Weedman, certified by the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM)  Continue Reading

Letter from Gay Graham

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:12 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Gay Graham… To the Editor: My husband and I had a wonderful experience Wednesday, January 10th:  we were a part of the SJIMA Art Excursions Program that took us to the Andrew Wyeth exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum.  Kudos are decidedly in  Continue Reading

Island Women’s March

Written on January 11, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Fired Up! Ready to go! Island Women’s March invites all islands to participate in a sidewalk march on January 20th, 2018 in Friday Harbor. We will meet at the Friday Harbor Courthouse on 1st Street, next to the American Legion. Staging time will be at Noon and the march will start at 12:30. The Saturday  Continue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

On Wednesday January 10, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the District Office. 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 the  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on January 6, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Dear Editor: By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in San Juan Island School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility  Continue Reading

2018 Master Gardener Native Plant Workshop

Written on January 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Interested in using native plants in your landscape? There are many wonderful reasons to use PNW natives: they are often long-lived and don’t need maintenance, they provide year-round color and garden interest, they can be used to stabilize hillsides and prevent erosion, and some are drought and heat tolerant, helpful in a warming climate. And  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest

Written on January 2, 2018 at 9:03 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival presents their January  “Best of the Fest”, featuring two films nominated for the 2018 Academy Award for Best Documentary. First it’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” on January 2nd, followed by “Chasing Coral” on the 16th. Both films show at the Grange at 7:00 pm. Admission by donation. Begin the New Year with  Continue Reading

Two More SJISD Teachers Earn National Board Certifications

Written on December 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Island School District would like to recognize the recent success of two of our high achieving teachers, Friday Harbor Elementary School Teacher Diane Heller and Friday Harbor High School Teacher Kevin Cullen. After the completion of a rigorous course of study, Ms. Heller and Mr. Cullen have each been awarded National Board Certification.  Continue Reading

Santa Came Early

Written on December 27, 2017 at 10:10 am, by

A few weeks ago, as an early holiday gift, a group of generous donors made it possible for the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) to wholly own our building, hold its title, and retire its debt. This is a remarkable gift and investment in SJIMA’s future! We, and the 40+ volunteers who operate  Continue Reading

School Board & Superintendent Communique

Written on December 27, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

November and December, 2017 – This is the first of a regular installment of San Juan Island School District School Board school board meeting recaps. Highlights of the November 29, 2017 School District Board of Directors regular meeting: The district celebrated Brent Snow’s eight years of service to our schools. Former School Board Director Boyd  Continue Reading

The LEO Club “Roars” in Support of Literacy and Art

Written on December 22, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

The LEO Club, a youth service club affiliated with the San Juan Island Lions Club presented two donation checks to the San Juan Public School Foundation (SJPSF) in support of literacy at the Friday Harbor Elementary School and art at the Friday Harbor High School. The San Juan Public Schools Foundation helps supplement state and  Continue Reading

Free Life Transitions Program

Written on December 20, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Note: Information in this announcement has been updated… Skagit Valley College Life Transitions Program to be offered FREE in Friday Harbor Skagit Valley College’s (SVC) Life Transitions Program will be offered FREE at SVC’s San Juan Center in Friday Harbor. Classes begin on January 8, 2018 and will run for three weeks. SVC’s Life Transitions program is  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

Our December Art for Fun pARTy is coming up December 21st from 5:45 to 8:00 pm at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art! To celebrate the season, our painting is “Noel”, a rendition of the scene along the waterfront in Friday Harbor. A fun night for family, friends and guests! To register, visit www.sjima.org.  Continue Reading

Participate in Prevention Survey

Written on December 16, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Cynthia from SJI Prevention Coalition sends this request… Please take a moment (7 – 10 minutes) to complete the 2017 CPWI Community Survey. The December 30 deadline is approaching!  If you have completed the survey, Thank you! If you have circulated the survey, please do so again with a thank you and the ask… To date,  Continue Reading