Topic: Education

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 mem­ber of  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 dis­trict,  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 the  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 8  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 wish to hon­or Mike,  Con­tin­ue Reading