Topic: Education

San Juan Island Women’s Fund awards $8,000 to local nonprofits

Written on August 1, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The San Juan Island Wom­en’s Fund is a pooled donor-advised fund man­aged by the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion. Togeth­er, the mem­bers are mak­ing a dif­fer­ence for local non­prof­its by award­ing grants to sup­port crit­i­cal projects that enrich our island com­mu­ni­ty. In late June, three pro­pos­als were select­ed for fund­ing by vote of the Women’s  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on July 24, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

On Tues­day July 25, 2017, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a reg­u­lar school board meet­ing at 5:00 pm at the high school library. 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  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from Ruth McKenna

Written on July 21, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we have a let­ter from Ruth McKen­na, Can­di­date for SJI School Board… Vote for Ruth McKen­na– San Juan Island Schools Direc­tor 1 Dear Edi­tor, The schools on San Juan Island have been the cen­ter of the com­mu­ni­ty for over a cen­tu­ry. The dis­trict teach­es over 800 stu­dents, employs over  Con­tin­ue Reading

Summer Sailing Classes

Written on July 5, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Island Rec sail­ing class­es hap­pen every sum­mer in coop­er­a­tion with the San Juan Sail­ing Foun­da­tion. Intro­duc­tion, Basic, Inter­me­di­ate, and Dou­ble Hand­ed Sloop hap­pen at Per­ci­ch Pond on Wold Road, and Jack­son Beach. Par­tic­i­pants will learn to rig, tack, jibe, recov­er from a cap­size and oth­er basic skills while sail­ing solo in El Toros and Lasers. These  Con­tin­ue Reading

3 School Board Meetings Today!

Written on June 28, 2017 at 10:48 am, by

On Wednes­day June 28, 2017, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold three meet­ings: Spe­cial School Board Meet­ing at 2:00 pm for a Board Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Work­shop, school dis­trict office, 285 Blair Ave, open pub­lic meet­ing Spe­cial School Board meet­ing at 3:00 pm — 5:00 pm, EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY, RCW 42.30.110(g) to  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stuart Island Field Trip

Written on June 22, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Spe­cial Free Boat Adven­ture for 9–12 Graders: Explor­ing Stu­art Island July 19, 2017, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Leav­ing from Fri­day Har­bor (timed with the inter-island fer­ry) Stu­dents in grades 9–12 are invit­ed to join Friends of the San Juans on this free, fun and infor­ma­tive boat trip (stu­dents enter­ing 9th grade in the fall  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on June 21, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Greet­ings Teach­ers, Staff, Par­ents, Stu­dents, and Com­mu­ni­ty Mem­bers: On Sat­ur­day, June 10, I par­tic­i­pat­ed in the grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mo­ny of the Class of 2017. They were ris­ing juniors when I start­ed my posi­tion two years ago. The accom­plish­ments of these tal­ent­ed young men and women are obvi­ous and high­light­ed by the num­ber of schol­ar­ships that were  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on June 17, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Twelve grad­u­at­ing seniors from Fri­day Har­bor High School and one grad­u­at­ing senior from Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School were award­ed schol­ar­ships for the 2017/2018 aca­d­e­m­ic year from two dif­fer­ent funds held at the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion. Inskeep Lega­cy Schol­ar­ship Fund Isabel­la Brown                       San­ta Clara Uni­ver­si­ty                                 $3,000 Eli Coop­er-West                   Uni­ver­si­ty of Wash­ing­ton                           $3,000  Con­tin­ue Reading

Shifting Shorelines Workshops

Written on June 16, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Shift­ing Shore­lines Sea Lev­el Rise Work­shops – June 29–30 The San Juan Islands are one of the most beau­ti­ful places in the world. And increas­ing­ly vul­ner­a­ble to more fre­quent and extreme storms that will affect the water­front. But with good plan­ning, we can pro­tect the peo­ple and places we love. Attend a work­shop near you and  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHFF Does Waimea

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:37 am, by

Lynn Dana­her, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Fri­day Har­bor Film Fes­ti­val shares this report on the recent event in Hawaii… I am hap­py to report we had mod­er­ate­ly suc­cess­ful one day film fes­ti­val on Kauai yes­ter­day! Best of the FHFF “Sto­ries of the Pacif­ic” We had 84 atten­dees, Karen and Susan both attend­ed and spent some  Con­tin­ue Reading

Journey to Prevention

Written on June 15, 2017 at 8:35 am, by

Rock Sol­id Youth Group cho­sen as Grand Prize Win­ners at Wash­ing­ton State Pre­ven­­tion-Spring Youth Forum 2017. Zach Finch­er shares a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about his Com­mu­ni­ty Project at FHES and how it led to their oppor­tu­ni­ty to present at the State lev­el in Pre­ven­tion… “Last year, at the Wash­ing­ton State Pre­ven­tion Sum­mit, we learned about Tuck­er the  Con­tin­ue Reading

SVC Commencement

Written on June 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Cen­ter of Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Com­mence­ment 2017 The San Juan Cen­ter invites our island com­mu­ni­ties to attend the San Juan Cen­ter of Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Com­mence­ment on June 14, at 1:00pm at  Brick­works (150 Nichols Street) in Fri­day Har­bor. This year the San Juan Cen­ter will have the hon­or of cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ment of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Island Senior: Music and Your Brain

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

By Peg­gy Sue McRae — Music is good for your brain. Most of us have expe­ri­enced hear­ing a piece of music and being trans­port­ed in time. Play me the Rolling Stones, Jump­ing Jack Flash, and its sum­mer, and I’m a teenag­er. That is because when we hear music, unlike oth­er activ­i­ties that are locat­ed in just one  Con­tin­ue Reading

Painting in Pastels

Written on June 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

The San Juan Island Muse­um of Art is offer­ing a 3 day pas­tel work­shop, this sum­mer: Intro­duc­tion to Plein Air Land­scape Paint­ing in Pas­tels Steve Hill is return­ing to San Juan Island to teach a 3 day Plein Air Pas­tel Work­shop.  He is an Inter­na­tion­al Award win­ning pas­tel artist and work­shop instruc­tor from Lopez Island, WA.   Con­tin­ue Reading

Lily Honored in CTY Talent Search

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Top stu­dents cel­e­brat­ed for aca­d­e­m­ic excel­lence by Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Tal­ent­ed Youth BALTIMORE, Spring, 2017 — Lily Comp­ton from Fri­day Har­bor, Wash­ing­ton, was hon­ored as one of the bright­est young stu­dents in the world at a recent awards cer­e­mo­ny spon­sored by the Johns Hop­kins Cen­ter for Tal­ent­ed Youth (CTY). Lily, a par­tic­i­pant in the CTY  Con­tin­ue Reading

6th Grade Transition

Written on May 20, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors Deci­sion to Tran­si­tion 6th grade from Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School to Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School At a Spe­cial School Board Meeting/Public Hear­ing on Thurs­day May 18, 2017, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors took action to approve the pro­posed tran­si­tion of the 6th grade  Con­tin­ue Reading