Topic: Education

School District News

Written on May 25, 2018 at 7:13 am, by

Superintendent/School Board Com­mu­nique from the May 16th Spe­cial Board Meet­ing The San Juan Island School Dis­trict School Board meet­ing on May 16th may have been the short­est one this year! Spe­cial Edu­ca­tion Direc­tor There­sa Jimenez pro­vid­ed an updat­ed on this year’s Spe­cial Ed pro­gram­ming, suc­cess­es and chal­lenges. In addi­tion, she pre­sent­ed exam­ples of art and  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHHS Wins at “Imagine Tomorrow”

Written on May 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

FHHS Team wins ‘Best Project from a New­ly Com­pet­ing Team’ at WSU’s Alas­ka Air­lines Imag­ine Tomor­row sci­ence fair com­pe­ti­tion Over the week­end of May 18th — 20th, two teams from Fri­day Har­bor High School (FHHS) com­pet­ed in the Alas­ka Air­lines Imag­ine Tomor­row Sci­ence Fair at Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty. The com­pe­ti­tion chal­lenges 9th — 12th graders  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC Honor Roll

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege announces aca­d­e­m­ic Hon­or Roll for Win­ter Quar­ter In sup­port of stu­dent suc­cess, Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is pleased to announce that the fol­low­ing stu­dents were placed on the Aca­d­e­m­ic Hon­or Roll for Win­ter Quar­ter, 2018. To qual­i­fy, stu­dents must main­tain a 3.75 or high­er grade point aver­age while car­ry­ing 12 or more cred­its.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from the School District

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Edi­tor, San Juan Island School Board Direc­tor Ralph Hahn announced his res­ig­na­tion from the school board on April 30, 2018. The school board accept­ed his res­ig­na­tion at the May 16, 2018 spe­cial board meet­ing. San Juan Island School Dis­trict is cur­rent­ly seek­ing per­sons inter­est­ed in pub­lic edu­ca­tion to fill this unex­pired term as a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Scholarship Awarded to Zach Fincher

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:36 pm, by

The Town of Fri­day Har­bor is pleased to announce that Zachari­ah (Zach) Finch­er of Fri­day Har­bor High School has been award­ed a schol­ar­ship from the Asso­ci­a­tion of Wash­ing­ton Cities Cen­ter for Qual­i­ty Com­mu­ni­ties. Zach was the Town’s 2018 nom­i­nee for the award fol­low­ing a rec­om­men­da­tion from Gordy Waite, Fri­day Har­bor High School Guid­ance Coun­selor and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Mural Artist Wanted

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Whid­bey Island Cam­pus seek­ing artists for out­door mur­al project Are you a mural­ist look­ing for a new and excit­ing local mur­al project? Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Whid­bey Island Cam­pus is cur­rent­ly seek­ing artists to design and paint an out­door mur­al project on an exte­ri­or wall of Hayes Hall, locat­ed at 1900 SE Pio­neer  Con­tin­ue Reading

Publishing Workshop

Written on May 7, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Star­ing at that thick man­u­script on your writ­ing desk, won­der­ing what’s the next step? Here’s an oppor­tu­ni­ty for you. The San Juan Island Library will be host­ing a “Pub­lish­ing Work­shop” on Sat­ur­day, May 19th, from 1–4 pm, in the Com­mu­ni­ty Meet­ing Room. A pan­el of experts, mod­er­at­ed by Alice Ache­son, book marketing/publishing con­sul­tant, will dis­cuss the  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA sponsors Art Classes for Vets

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Artist and instruc­tor, Steven Hill is teach­ing an Intro­duc­tion to the Pas­tel Medi­um for Vet­er­ans on May 19 and 20 at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) in Fri­day Har­bor. This work­shop will focus on all the basics that Hill teach­es in his reg­u­lar pas­tel work­shops. Of his teach­ing, one for­mer stu­dents says,  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJISD Communique

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island School Dis­trict Super­in­ten­dent and Board of Direc­tors Com­mu­nique  News from the April 25, 2018 Board of Direc­tors meet­ing May 7 — 11 is Pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tors Appre­ci­a­tion Week. The San Juan Island School Dis­trict is hon­ored to work with all of our staff every week. This would be a good week to per­son­al­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHHS Island Orbital Technologies Wins Design Competition

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor High School’s Island Orbital Tech­nolo­gies Wins North­west Semi-Finals of the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion (ISSDC) Over the week­end of April 28–29, the Fri­day Har­bor Aero­space Design Team, known as Island Orbital Tech­nolo­gies, com­pet­ed in and won the first ever North­west Semi-Finals of the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion (ISSDC). This event, held  Con­tin­ue Reading

VR Boat Simulator

Written on April 30, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The Fri­day Har­bor Pow­er Squadron will offer free instruc­tion on boat han­dling on May 4th and 5th from 10am to 4 pm. Prac­tice boat han­dling in Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty using the Boat Sim­u­la­tor Vir­tu­al Train­er — (no dan­ger of get­ting wet or hit­ting any­thing!) The train­ing sim­u­la­tor will be locat­ed at the Port office in the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vegetation Workshops for Waterfront Property Owners

Written on April 28, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The shore­lines of San Juan Coun­ty are part of a beau­ti­ful, com­plex and increas­ing­ly frag­ile marine ecosys­tem. Healthy coastal trees and shrubs help sta­bi­lize banks, pro­vide for views, and sup­port fish and wildlife. Attend a free work­shop host­ed by Friends of the San Juans to learn about cost effec­tive and nat­ur­al approach­es to pro­tect­ing water­front  Con­tin­ue Reading

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Art for Fun

Written on April 25, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Cel­e­brate Mother’s Day with fam­i­ly and friends on May 9 at an “Art for Fun” paint­ing class at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) from 5:45pm‑8:00pm. Artist and instruc­tor, Kris­ten Abram­son will guide folks through the process of cre­at­ing a sim­ple paint­ing of a vase of flow­ers, titled “Picasso’s Bou­quet.” “Art for Fun”  Con­tin­ue Reading

Love and Logic Program

Written on April 24, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Fri­day Har­bor Grange #225 and Com­mu­ni­ty Trea­sures have spon­sored a 6‑week Love and Log­ic pro­gram at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School. In addi­tion, the Grange has pro­vid­ed week­ly din­ners and babysit­ting for up to 41 par­ents and 15 chil­dren. A big thank you goes to Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School Coun­selor, Ter­ra Holm­gren, for vol­un­teer­ing to facil­i­tate  Con­tin­ue Reading

Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The San Juan Island Library and the San Juan Island Fam­i­ly Resource Cen­ter are host­ing a free screen­ing on Fri­day, April 20th at 7:00 PM, of the acclaimed doc­u­men­tary Screenagers. The doc­u­men­tary is an inves­tiga­tive look at how par­ents and teens are deal­ing with the dig­i­tal age and how unlim­it­ed screen time impacts our nation’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

SJIMA Quilting Workshop

Written on April 20, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A fun Impro­vi­sa­tion­al Quilt­ing Work­shop June 24 with not­ed author and instruc­tor, Katie Ped­er­sen extends the design and quilt­ing skills of any quil­ter and design­er. Katie is an out­stand­ing and inno­v­a­tive instruc­tor. This class is part of the many activ­i­ties around the exhi­bi­tion Con­ver­sa­tions With Gee’s Bend at the San Juan Islands Muse­um of Art (SJIMA) open­ing Memo­r­i­al  Con­tin­ue Reading