Topic: Education

Master Gardeners Native Plant Workshop

Written on January 9, 2020 at 12:47 am, by

An introduction to the benefits of natives and a review of plants available for order in the Native Plant Sale. Presented by Jane Wentworth, botanist, native plant enthusiast and Master Gardener Saturday, January 11, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at the San Juan Island Grange, Friday Harbor Order plants at the Workshop and online at  Continue Reading

Get Your Boater Education Card

Written on January 7, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

The Friday Harbor Power Squadron will be offering “America’s Boating Course” at Skagit Valley College on 4 Sunday afternoons – January 12, 19, 26 and February 2nd from 1:00-4:00 PM. (note: the last class on Feb. 2nd (SuperBowl Sunday) can be rescheduled if the class desires). This is a basic comprehensive course covering all aspects  Continue Reading

Let the Pastel Dust Fly

Written on January 6, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Pastel for the Joy of It- Mini Workshop From the 16th century to the 21st, pastel has amazed and delighted artists and art patrons alike. Join award winning pastel artist, Cinda Sue Dow for a day of fun, exploring this versatile and vibrant medium. Learn about different pastels and pastel papers. Explore various techniques of  Continue Reading

Town Seeks Applicants for Scholarship Fund

Written on January 6, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Town is now accepting applications for the AWC Center for Quality Communities Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is available through a statewide competitive process for students who are actively engaged in their city government and/or community and plan to attend post-secondary school in fall 2020. Up to six $1500 scholarships will be awarded. As a  Continue Reading

Letter from Kari McVeigh

Written on January 4, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2020!!! As the San Juan Island School District enters into the year 2020, we are excited to share a new and actionable district strategic plan. Four Strategic Planning teams (mixed teams of staff, parents and community members) met throughout the fall to look at current and desired perceptions of our  Continue Reading

Swim Lessons

Written on December 31, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

Island Rec is excited to offer another installment of Swim Lessons at SJI Fitness. The fun starts on Saturday, January 25th with Parent and Child (Ages 6 mo- 3 yrs) at 9:15-9:45 am, Beginner Skills (Ages 4+) at 9:55- 10:25 am, and Pre-K Water Play (ages 4-5) at 10:35-11:05 am. These Saturday classes will run  Continue Reading

2020 Application Open for Youth Heritage Project

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

It’s happening in Port Townsend in 2020, from July 7th to 10th… The Washington Trust is pleased to announce that the application for our annual Youth Heritage Project is now open. This year’s program will focus on the recently designated Maritime Washington National Heritage Area, exploring the rich maritime history of Port Townsend and experiencing  Continue Reading

Fred Woods Named as Final Candidate for School District Superintendent

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

At the December 18, 2019 regular School Board Meeting, The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors named Fred Woods as the final candidate for the position of Superintendent of San Juan Island School District, pending contract negotiations. Through a focused mentoring plan, Mr. Woods has been conferring regularly with current Superintendent, Kari McVeigh.  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on December 16, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

On Wednesday Dec 18, 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. We will also celebrate the school/community collaboration that lead to the development of the District’s Strategic Plan 2020-2025.  All are welcome!

Youth Arts Mentorship at Alchemy Art Center

Written on December 11, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Alchemy Art Center, in partnership with the San Juan County Arts Council, is offering a mentorship opportunity for young people in Spring of 2020.  This mentorship program will match two high school students with one adult artist in each department at Alchemy (ceramics, photography, and printmaking/painting/drawing).  This program will take place over the course of  Continue Reading

MIchael J. Cohen Day

Written on December 10, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

How often does the mayor proclaim a day in your name? Ask Mike Cohen, who will turn 90 this week! Here’s what the Town had to say: “Michael J. Cohen” Our friend and fellow Island resident Mike Cohen will turn 90 on Saturday, December 14th. This is a noteworthy life event for anyone, and we  Continue Reading

Rock Solid Wins National Award!

Written on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm, by

Congratulations to Rock Solid prevention youth for their receipt of a national award for their Red Ribbon Week vaping prevention message posted on the Friday Harbor High School chemistry door.  See below for the official announcement and a picture of their entry.  They received one of ten Judges picks – the award for Educational entry.  Continue Reading

San Juan County Economic Development Council Upcoming Events

Written on November 14, 2019 at 6:00 am, by

NEXT WEEK!   Cross-Industry Symposium Connect with San Juan County businesses on Wednesday, November 20th, from 1 to 3 PM, in the San Juan Island Library meeting room. For more info, see: https://www.sanjuansedc.org/kwn/. All are welcome and the event is free of charge. NEXT WEEK!   Business Entities Workshop SCORE, the SJICF and the EDC invite business owners  Continue Reading

The Breach

Written on November 3, 2019 at 9:14 pm, by

Monday, November 4th, is Monday Movie Night at the Orca Survey Outreach & Education Center (185 S. First Street). We will be showing The Breach (a film by Mark Titus). Doors open at 6:30 and the film begins at 7:00. Free admission and snacks provided.

EDC to offer free Tree Worker Basics Course on Orcas Island

Written on October 28, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

In partnership with Rain Shadow Consulting, the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) will offer a free 6-week training in tree work and arboriculture, beginning December 5th.  This course is sponsored by Walt Corbin and the Kiwanis Club of Orcas Island. The course will be taught at the Rain Shadow Consulting office by Carson  Continue Reading

Hidden Half of Nature: Microbial Roots of Life and Health

Written on October 25, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Join David Montgomery and Anne Bikle as they explore the connections between soil and human health. David Montgomery earned his Ph.D. in geomorphology and teaches at the University of Washington where he studies the evolution of topography and how geological processes shape landscapes and influence ecological systems. Montgomery writes about the relationship of people to  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraising

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Class of 2020 Kicks off Grad Night Fundraising The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2020/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25! These  Continue Reading

Welcome to Clay

Written on October 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Learn the art of clay with Alchemy Art instructor, Glenn Hendrick. Glenn will guide you through the introductory process with a little bit of talk and lots of hands on time for creating a successful clay vessel. These vessel can be used for a potted plant, a jewelry holder, a personalized cup, or simple home  Continue Reading

Composting: A Way to Mitigate the Effects of Waste on the Environment

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Story by Ayla Ridwan and Raylee Miniken who are participating in the FHHS Community Service Project… San Juan County would greatly benefit from a commercial composter. Commercial composters help to mitigate the effects of waste by eliminating the methane production of compostable items. Composting is the process of decomposing matter. According to O2Compost, a commercial  Continue Reading

Cigar Box Shrine Workshop

Written on October 23, 2019 at 11:27 am, by

Join instructor Jan Murphy for a fun workshop using personal treasures, photographs and found objects to create one of a kind artworks. You’ll learn several tricks of the Mixed Media Trade while broadening your artistic horizons. It all happens Saturday, November 9th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at The Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street,  Continue Reading

Phone-A-Thon October 21 & 22

Written on October 21, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

It’s that time of year! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday, October 21st, and Tuesday, October 22nd, from 5 to 8 p.m. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents,  Continue Reading

Astronauts To Speak At Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on October 19, 2019 at 8:41 am, by

Dateline: Friday Harbor, WA – Have you ever dreamed of meeting and talking with actual astronauts? Now is your opportunity to interact with them during the Friday Harbor Film Festival! To enhance two exciting films about the space program, Pete Freeland, John Creighton, and Dr. Terry Stanford will participate in the Festival and speak after  Continue Reading