Topic: Education

Library Says Thanks

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund On behalf of the entire San Juan Island Library Youth Services staff, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund for their generous support of our Middle Grade Book Club. For the 2018-2019 school year,  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on July 15, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Larry Soll invites you to the next film at San Juan Community Theatre next Tuesday… Fellow Film Buffs, Coming up on Tuesday July 17th at 7:30 pm, Blackfish Documentary, Drama PG-13  84 minutes Many of us have experienced the excitement and awe of watching 8,000-pound orcas, or “killer whales,” soar out of the water and  Continue Reading

Cute Wild Kids

Written on July 12, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Wolf Hollow shares this with you… There is no doubt about it, baby wild mammals are cute, and bring out the nurturing instinct in people, who then feel the need to get closer to them and feed and “care” for them. Why is that a problem? It’s all to do with what they learn when  Continue Reading

Science Writing From the Perspective of the UW Friday Harbor Laboratories

Written on July 9, 2018 at 1:40 pm, by

This is an excerpt from, Writing Right There, by Eric Morel. Morel is a doctoral candidate in the Department of English at the University of Washington and this spring taught the “Science Writing for Diverse Audiences” course at Friday Harbor Laboratories.  “One of the great benefits of studying science writing at FHL is the way stakes  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Library Presents Two Events with the Micah and Me Music Show

Written on July 8, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

Friday, July 13, 7 PM at Brickworks: The children’s band Micah and Me Music Show is back by popular demand. They are throwing another Dance Party at Brickworks. The fun begins at 7 PM. You won’t want to miss this high energy, fun-filled party and dancing to the music. Micah and Me were recently named one of  Continue Reading

Buzz by Thor Hanson

Written on July 3, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Islander Thor Hanson has written another lively, informative, and entertaining new book—BUZZ—which is to be released on Tuesday, July 10 with great fanfare at an official launch party hosted by Griffin Bay Bookstore at Brickworks on July 10, 7:00 pm. If you’ve been anxiously awaiting another wonderful book from our favorite biologist, this  Continue Reading

Especially for Visual Arts from SJIMA

Written on June 28, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is sponsoring a unique workshop for artists who want the best possible photos of their art. Artists often need high-quality photographs for references, submissions for exhibitions, to sell or license their art, copyright protections, for documentation, and use in mixed media creations. SJIMA offers this special class  Continue Reading

Registration open for 2018 Pod Nods at The Whale Museum

Written on June 27, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

  Pod Nod overnight marine adventures return this summer to The Whale Museum! These popular “pajama party” sleepovers are geared for children ages 6 to 11 and will be held on the following Fridays: July 13 August 10 August 24 Pod Nods are led by Museum Educators with assistance from other adult professionals. Youth participants  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Awards $176K in Scholarships

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island Community Foundation Awards $176,700 in College Scholarships for 2018-2019 Ten graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and two graduating seniors from Spring Street International School were awarded new scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year from two different funds held at the San Juan Island Community Foundation. Previous recipients of the following  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College in the News

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College Receives Grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity    >> Selected from more than 300 grant proposals INDIANAPOLIS — From a pool of 312 nationwide applicants, Skagit Valley College (SVC) was one of 19 college and universities selected to receive funding from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and  Continue Reading

San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

All of the San Juan Islands are invited to the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College 2018 Commencement celebrating our island’s graduating students.  The Commencement is being held Wednesday June 13th at 1:00 PM at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  Joining in the celebration of our graduates will be the President of Skagit Valley  Continue Reading

Jazz at the Labs

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

Summer Sailing for all Ages

Written on June 12, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

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


Written on June 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm, by

SJISD Interim Superintendent and new School Board Director Announced The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ms. Kari McVeigh has accepted our offer of employment as interim superintendent.  Ms. McVeigh has extensive experience as an educator starting with eleven years in the classroom followed by work as a  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on June 11, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a letter to you from Dr. Danna Diaz… (This reflects a correction to what was posted earlier) June 8, 2018 Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: I am proud of my time in San Juan Island and there’s no one single accomplishment I can point to, because there are so many. Our student  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement Dates

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College will conduct the College’s 91st Annual Commencement in June. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 13; 1:00 pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Friday, June 15 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30  Continue Reading

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