Topic: Education

Running Start and SVC

Written on July 20, 2020 at 9:02 am, by

High School Juniors and Seniors can earn tuition-free college credit at Skagit Valley College through the Running Start program Did you know that High School Juniors and Seniors can earn tuition-free college credit at SVC while still in high school through the Running Start program? Students and families are invited to attend a virtual info  Continue Reading

Marine Trades Training

Written on July 19, 2020 at 5:29 am, by

Skagit Valley College to talk about Marine Trades training at virtual info night July 22 Skagit Valley College will be talking about Marine Trades training and employment at a Zoom info session on Wed., July 22, 6-7pm. Learn how SVC’s Marine Maintenance Technology program can power up your new career! To register please visit  Continue Reading

Zoom Presentation with Kevin Campion

Written on July 17, 2020 at 5:11 am, by

The North Pacific Right Whale: Why You Should Care about the World’s Rarest Whale Join Friends of the San Juans and Kevin Campion of Deep Green Wilderness on July 23 at 6:30 pm to hear about Kevin and his team’s expeditions to film the North Pacific right whale.  You’ll learn about what right whales mean for modern  Continue Reading

Virtual Naturalist Training

Written on July 10, 2020 at 8:41 am, by

2020 Summer Marine Naturalist Training Program will be Virtual The Whale Museum’s Summer Marine Naturalist Program is going virtual. This dynamic and high-quality program will still be 6-sessions and run on the following dates: July 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 22 with a one daybreak on July 19. The object of this program is  Continue Reading

New Book from John Geyman, M.D.

Written on July 9, 2020 at 11:23 am, by

John Geyman, M.D. announces the publication of his new book: Profiteering, Corruption and Fraud in U.S. Health Care. He raises questions that we have to ask and answer: Who is the health care system for – profits for health care corporations, their shareholders and Wall Street traders and investors? for corrupt and fraudulent scammers? or for  Continue Reading

Virtual Hoop Camp

Written on July 4, 2020 at 5:32 am, by

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education to offer virtual Hoop Camp for youth This summer, area youth can improve their basketball fundamentals and skills with virtual Hoop Camps taught via Zoom by Skagit Valley College Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Carl Howell. The camp will be offered via Zoom on July 21 and 22 from  Continue Reading

Paying It Forward

Written on July 2, 2020 at 9:28 am, by

This FHL Tide Bite was written by Jen Burnaford… My first trip to UW Friday Harbor Labs was in 1995. After completing my undergraduate thesis on freshwater zooplankton and spending a post-bac year chasing primates through the jungles of Borneo, I had been accepted into the PhD program at Oregon State University in the Menge/Lubchenco  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on June 24, 2020 at 12:16 pm, by

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meeting.   There will also be an Executive Session at 4:00 pm, not open to the public, in accordance with RCW  In accordance with RCW 42.30.110(g) to evaluate the qualifications of an applicant for public employment or to review the performance of  Continue Reading

Visitors Bureau Awards $3000 in Scholarship

Written on June 19, 2020 at 8:03 am, by

The San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the recipients of its 3rd Annual Tourism/Business/Communications Scholarships, awarded to four members of the Class of 2020 who are graduating from island high schools. Congratulations to Tyler Sovelove (Lopez Island High School), Camryn Thompson (Orcas Island High School), Josephine Crosby (Friday Harbor High School), and  Continue Reading

Soroptimists Award $3,000 Scholarship

Written on June 17, 2020 at 7:40 pm, by

Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor is the local club of a world-wide service organization whose mission is improving the lives of women and girls. This year, through the generous support of our Friday Harbor community, we are excited to award a $3,000 STEM scholarship to Rachel Snow of Friday Harbor High School. Rachel will attend  Continue Reading

“Back with a Twist: Inner Journey Collage© Online”

Written on June 12, 2020 at 4:20 pm, by

Collage isn’t just a fun activity or a way of cleverly recycling old magazines and greeting cards. Collage can be one form of art therapy that heals! That research-based assertion inspired me to create Inner Journey Collage© (IJC) for women in 2012. Since then, IJC workshops have been held at island venues like XYZ Movement  Continue Reading

Scouting has Restarted on San Juan Island

Written on June 12, 2020 at 10:50 am, by

Troop Meetings are open for all young Men & Women ages 10.5 – 17 Thursdays 6:30-8 at Camp Bogardus Cub Pack Meetings are open for all young Boys & Girls ages 6 – 10.5 Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 at Camp Bogardus Sea Scout Meetings, will restart soon for all Men & Women ages 14-20 Please contact Scoutmaster  Continue Reading

The Power to Change

Written on June 10, 2020 at 6:15 am, by

If you are suffering from the effects of domestic violence or sexual abuse, you are invited to take part in a women’s group which will lead you towards the love and care you desire for yourself and others. This 8 week course begins on June 23rd, 2020 and runs from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The  Continue Reading

Island Rec -Summer Virtual Class Offerings

Written on June 6, 2020 at 5:58 am, by

Island Rec is excited to offer a few virtual programs this Summer. Registration opens Monday June 8th at 7:00am online. We have offerings for a wide range of age groups available. Please visit our website for the complete list, and registration. For questions, please call 360-378-4953.

Free Summer Reading Program Take-Home Kits

Written on June 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm, by

To Be Distributed for Children and Teens at FHES on Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13 Due to community closures and social distancing measures, the San Juan Island Library’s summer program will be a bit different for 2020. San Juan Island Library Youth Services will be offering Summer Reading Program take-home kits for our  Continue Reading

Medicare 101

Written on June 5, 2020 at 10:43 am, by

Do you find Medicare a mystery? Are you unsure which Medicare plan is best for you? Join SHIBA online for a virtual Medicare 101 class where we will cover the “A, B, C, Ds” of Medicare. Our certified SHIBA volunteers will be available to answer all of your questions. Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 1:00  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces New Instant Chat Feature

Written on June 2, 2020 at 10:06 am, by

We’re Online with You! Just in time for Summer Quarter registration, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce UChat, a new instant chat feature designed to easily connect students and prospective students with our teams in Enrollment Services, Admissions, TRIO Student Services, Athletics, Counseling and Advising, and Student Equity and Inclusion. Accessing UChat is simple:  Continue Reading

FHHS 2020 Graduation Car Parade and Celebration

Written on June 1, 2020 at 8:04 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Class of 2020 invites the community to their 2020 Graduation Car Parade and Celebration.  On Saturday, June 6th, after Virtual Commencement, graduates will celebrate with a car parade through downtown Friday Harbor.  The entire community is invited to line the sidewalks and show their support for this year’s graduates.  The  Continue Reading

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Written on May 29, 2020 at 5:12 pm, by

Graduation – Friday Harbor High School Class of 2020 on June 6, 2020 The faculty and staff of Friday Harbor High School would like to invite you to join us in celebrating our graduating class of 2020 during our virtual commencement ceremony.  According to FHHS Principal Fred Woods, “The class of 2020 is an amazing  Continue Reading

“Grow Your Own Food” Program

Written on May 27, 2020 at 2:16 pm, by

With so many unknowns happening for all of us it is easy to stray from the positive events happening every day that make our world better. Often, those events are acts of kindness that deserve celebration. Sometimes those events are as simple as helping others plant a garden. Last spring, the WSU Master Gardener program,  Continue Reading

Letter to the Community from San Juan Island School District Superintendent Kari McVeigh

Written on May 26, 2020 at 12:20 pm, by

May 2020 Dear Wonderful Community Members, The 2019-2020 school year is winding to a close, and what a year it has been! We started last summer with our Aerospace Design team under the guidance of teacher Dan Garner, becoming international champions and we end this school year with our First/Second grade Science Team under the  Continue Reading

FHHS Aerospace Team earns Entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

Last summer, the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design team brought home a World Championship title from the International Space Settlement Competition held at NASA. This year, the FHHS Aerospace Team (Island Orbital Technologies) has once again earned their way back to the International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals with a top-four design proposal  Continue Reading