Topic: Education

Apply Now for Soroptimist Educational Award Before January Deadline

Written on January 3, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is now accepting applications for two of its major awards. The “Educational Opportunity Award” is given to a woman who is a resident of San Juan County, enrolled in an undergraduate or vocational degree program of study. This $2,000 award was created to help women overcome financial difficulties and better their  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Scholarship Application Available

Written on January 3, 2017 at 8:20 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship application is now available Just in time for the financial aid application season, Skagit Valley College announces that the SVC Foundation and Financial Aid Office have launched the 2017-18 SVC Foundation Scholarship application.  The SVC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. Nearly half a  Continue Reading

Cool School Challenge

Written on December 23, 2016 at 5:53 am, by

San Juan County Students are Saving Energy to Combat Climate Change Extreme weather events, rising sea levels, melting glacier – oh my! While climate change is an overwhelming issue, there is certainly hope, especially in the collective power of individual actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That’s the underlying principle of the Cool School Challenge  Continue Reading

Welcome Daniel Schwartz

Written on December 22, 2016 at 9:39 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we have this announcement from Loren DeShon at Westwind… Westwind Aviation adds new San Juan resident to staff Westwind is pleased to announce that Daniel Schwartz has joined our staff. Dan and his wife Kathy recently moved to San Juan Island from the Seattle area where he was a flight  Continue Reading

Wintery Days and Good Books

Written on December 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

For those cold indoor months, join a literature class in the warmth of the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College studying three different works and the formal strategies of novels and shorter fictional stories. Books that will be read and discussed are: The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre & If on a Winters Night a  Continue Reading

Community Survey

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

The SJI Prevention Coalition is asking for more responses to their community survey. Here they are with more… We need to move our Community Survey response rate up by December 30th! The annual Community Survey provides valuable information to the coalition as we work to prevent and reduce youth substance use and abuse! As a component  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Open Enrollment

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter!  Classes begin January 4th. Step into a new career or upgrade your job skills! Our High demand areas include: Culinary www.skagit.edu/culinary Environmental Conservation www.skagit.edu/basec Manufacturing www.skagit.edu/manufacturing Sustainable Agriculture www.skagit.edu/sage Fire Protection www.skagit.edu/fire Also SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in  Continue Reading

Reaching the Summit, Now the Real Work Begins

Written on December 12, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A group of local teens, their adult team advisors and chaperones made the annual trip to Yakima for the Washington State Prevention Summit. Our youth teams from San Juan Island are sponsored with grants through the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. Our teams are Rock Solid and H.O.T.S., Jr (Helping Out Teens Society at Friday  Continue Reading

“Art for Fun” Program at SJIMA

Written on December 5, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) introduces a new art program called Art for Fun, a “paint and sip” party for adults of all skill levels. The first party is set for December 22 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and the cost is only $35.00. In keeping with the trend that is  Continue Reading

Free Tax Presentation

Written on December 2, 2016 at 5:39 am, by

There will be a Free Tax Presentation sponsored by the Washington State Department of Revenue which is targeted to companies in the Building Trades. This event is scheduled for Friday December 9, 2016 from 9:00 to noon at the Islanders Bank Administration Building Community Room. Auditors from DOR will be discussing charging retail sales and use  Continue Reading

Today is Giving Tuesday!

Written on November 29, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

We are reposting this because today is the day that fees are waived and all of your donation goes directly to the PTO… On November 21, Friday Harbor Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) launched their Second Annual Deposit a Gift Fundraiser. The FHES PTO provides all elementary school field trip bus services and serves as  Continue Reading

LEOs Give to Schools

Written on November 25, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

This week, the high school LEOs Club presented San Juan Schools Foundation with a $500 check towards the school arts program. The LEOs Club of San Juan Island works all year to earn money to give to worthy community causes. They also donate time to community projects like building the Island Rec Playground at Carter  Continue Reading

Hope Wanted

Written on November 20, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

Young Spring Street School writers speak up. Louis Prussack from Spring Street School invites you to this special event on Wednesday: Dear Families and Friends, Next Wednesday, Kate Small’s students will be doing a reading at the Presbyterian Church across the street from Spring Street School. I would urge you to attend. Not just because  Continue Reading

Fireside Chat

Written on November 18, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

Family caregiver support offered in gathering at PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center PeaceHealth Peace Island Medical Center, in conjunction with San Juan County Department of Health & Community Services, Mullis Community Senior Center and Peace Island Volunteers, invites family caregivers to participate in a Fireside Chat on Monday, November 21st, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm  Continue Reading

Holiday Wreaths!

Written on November 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by

Seniors will be outside Lowe Construction—across the street from Brickworks during The Farmers Market – Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm selling holiday wreaths. Don’t miss out! The proceeds support Grad Night, so come out and get your wreath and support a good cause.

Writing for Business

Written on November 17, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

EDC offers free workshop on Writing for Business Effective business writing is not only a key tool, it defines one’s image as a business person or entrepreneur. Join the San Juan County Economic Development Council for a FREE workshop on the topic of Writing for Business, on Tuesday, November 22nd from 1-2:00 p.m. on San Juan  Continue Reading

Island Artisan Holiday Market

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Island Artisan Lauren Jawer gives a bit of background and invites you to this popular island event… In Dr. Suess’, Horton Hears A Who, a world exists within a world that only Horton can hear with his attuned elephant ears. On our tender SJI their exists a low profile group that works year round in  Continue Reading

3-D Printing at the Library

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In a world where doctors are printing new organs and prosthetics, the impact that 3-D printers are already having in our day-to-day lives is far-reaching. In keeping with the San Juan Island Library’s Mission to “pursue innovation in services and resources to meet the evolving needs of the Library and our patrons,” the Library strives  Continue Reading

Drop-ins Welcome!

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Annie Adams’ Figure Drawing Studio at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art welcomes drop-ins during its 8 week run. The sessions are held on Mondays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. through December 12. Drop-in fee is $22 for each session. Participants need to bring their preferred art supplies. Call 360 378-0951 for more information.

Apply for the WSU SJC Master Gardener Program

Written on November 8, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Hard working Master Gardeners tend and harvest vegetables for the the Friday Harbor Food Bank from the San Juan Island Master Garden Demonstration Garden. If you are interested in being a Master Gardener yourself, applications are being accepted for the 2017 San Juan County WSU Master Gardener Training Program. Volunteer trainees will receive over 60  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on November 7, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Greetings Community Members Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Students, As I reflect on the past month, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a generous and vibrant community. Last month, the San Juan Public Schools Foundation held its annual phone-a-thon. It was an honor to volunteer and call community members. The wonderful thing about the  Continue Reading

UW Labs Tide Bites

Written on November 2, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Big fish, small pond: An atypical development strategy in a local fish species — no bones, all bulk! by Daniel Geldof Daniel recently finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences. He attended Autumn quarter 2014 at FHL, and continued his research there through 2015. He visits the  Continue Reading