Topic: Education

San Juan County EDC Hosts CAD, 3D Printing Course

Written on April 9, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the San Juan County Economic Development Council Those seeking to enter a new career or boost their job skills are invited to learn Computer Aided Design, or CAD, in a free, online class offered by the Economic Development Council. Brett Paul, staff engineer at Luxel, will be teaching a five-week introduction to CAD, from  Continue Reading

San Juan Kindergarten Registration Opens March 24

Written on March 18, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Elementary School Will your child be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2021? Stop by Friday Harbor Elementary School kindergarten registration, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday, March 24. Assistance will be available. You are welcomed to sit in the cafeteria to fill out your packet or pick up and complete at home. Please  Continue Reading

Free College Courses Offered Online

Written on March 17, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Minnie Knych, San Juan Island Hillsdale College is offering free courses in American History, literature, philosophy and economics. You can take advantage of this at online.hillsdale.edu/#home The courses are absolutely free. Most are a series of 10, 30-minute lectures with optional tests after each lecture and suggested further reading. This is a great opportunity  Continue Reading

Fill Up At IPS, Support San Juan Scholarship Program

Written on March 7, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

Ration your gas this weekend and fill up your tank Friday, March 12. Island Petroleum Services (IPS), located at 315 Carter Avenue, is generously donating 50 cents per gallon of your purchase to the San Juan Island Service Scholarship program. Formerly known as Dollars for Scholars, this program provides needed scholarship funds to graduating seniors  Continue Reading

Watch San Juan Island Community Network Forum on Schools’ COVID Responses

Written on March 3, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Community Network San Juan Islands Community Network invites you to watch its second virtual forum that explored how the islands’ schools are responding to the health and educational challenges posed by COVID-19. The response so far has been very positive and we believe many more islanders will benefit from the rich  Continue Reading

Join Online ‘Know Your Islanders’ On Oak Knoll Farm

Written on March 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library will present a virtual Know Your Islanders event on Oak Knoll Farm and the Pope and Greene Family at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 17. Sarah Pope returned home to San Juan Island in 2017 with her partner, Adam Greene, to raise their children and take  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Continues Peer Training

Written on February 28, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Prevention Coalition We have some good news to share from the San Juan Island Prevention Coalition. In these times of being “Zoomed Out” and still physically distancing, we have some local teens staying engaged in helping promote a healthier community! We thought we’d share a little backstory on our Peer 2  Continue Reading

Take Basic Boater Education Course Online

Written on February 27, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Course The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Bellingham and San Juan Islands Flotilla is offering three opportunities for boaters to take an online Washington State Basic Boater Education Course. The course is for anyone wishing to learn safe boating skills and qualify for a Boater Education Card, issued by the Washington  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Starts Hybrid Learning March 8

Written on February 26, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

Sports Kicks Off February 22   By Fred Woods, San Juan Island School District Superintendent It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since schools were closed across Washington due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been difficult for all of us, but at this point, there is a light at  Continue Reading

Kids Can Learn Hands-On Trades Skills Online

Written on February 25, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Economic Development Council The San Juan County Economic Development Council, in partnership with WSU Extension’s San Juan County 4-H program, is creating activities for children to introduce them to different trades in a fun and hands-on program that is offered remotely. The first installment on fire preplanning will launch on March  Continue Reading

Spring Street International School Presents Forager Discussion Online

Written on February 24, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Spring Street International School Join Joshua Hoyt for a discussion on foraging, a word emphasizing the act of searching for wild edibles, at 6 p.m., March 16. While modern foraging is often about the search, indigenous people thought very differently about what it meant to get food from their environment. Far from a passive,  Continue Reading

Leadership San Juan Islands Presents Governance Seminar

Written on February 24, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Leadership San Juan Islands Join the Leadership San Juan Islands Board and staff as we host a conversation with local and county leaders on the current topic of leadership and governance at noon, Friday, Feb. 26. Register here. Featured speakers include San Juan County Court judges, the sheriff’s department, public defender, town, county and  Continue Reading

Buy A Bait Shop Meal, Support Friday Harbor Seniors

Written on February 22, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Travis Ayers, Friday Harbor High School Grad Night Volunteers are raising funds for Friday Harbor High School Grad Night by selling four delicious meals at Haley’s Bait Shop. Order the meals online by Wednesday, Feb. 24, and pick up the meals from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. Enter Sunshine Alley off First Street with  Continue Reading

Virtual Forum On Islands Schools’ COVID Response

Written on February 18, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Community Network At 7 p.m., Feb. 23, San Juan Islands Community Network will host its second virtual forum exploring how our islands’ schools are responding to the health and educational challenges posed by COVID-19. Islanders can register for free at SJICN’s website: www.sjicn.org. Featured forum panelists will include: Amber Paulson, Director  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Offers GED Prep, English Classes

Written on February 15, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College Basic Education for Adults program is offering spring quarter classes for high school completion, GED Prep and English language acquisition Skagit Valley College’s Basic Education for Adults office, www.skagit.edu/beda, is continuing to offer services via remote delivery, as well as some in-person support offered by SVC BEdA faculty.  Continue Reading

County Health Officer Updates School Reopening Guidelines

Written on February 12, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County San Juan County Health Officer Dr. Frank James recently released expanded guidance to local school district leaders regarding the opening of schools, in particular, grades 7-12. The only modifications to the existing guidance are: -Dr. James supports school district leadership in their effort to develop plans that expand their reopening strategies  Continue Reading

Rescheduled Event: Learn About Whale-Poop Sniffing Dog At Library

Written on February 1, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Library At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, meet a conservation canine during the San Juan Island Library’s virtual Know Your Islanders event. Originally, the event was scheduled for January. Eba, the whale dog, is a poop-sniffing rescue dog in the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology Whale Scat program. Eba  Continue Reading

Library Presents ‘Know Your Islanders Talk: San Juan Island Distillery’

Written on January 31, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Island Library Join the San Juan Island Library at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3 for a Know Your Islanders Talk on the San Juan Island Distillery. Join owners Suzy and Hawk as they give us a virtual tour, explaining how they distill small-batch ciders and spirits with local island produce and demonstrating  Continue Reading

Spring Street Presents Online Climate Change Lecture With Thor Hanson

Written on January 29, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Spring Street International School At 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9, join Thor Hanson for Spring Street International School’s second virtual speaker series in 2021. This event will investigate how plants and animals are responding to climate change by moving, adapting and evolving in real-time, all around us. From lizards in hurricanes to wandering trees  Continue Reading

San Juan Island School District Board Meets Wednesday

Written on January 26, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Island School District On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular open school board meeting at 5 p.m. as a Zoom meeting. View the agenda here. The agenda includes voting on possibly opening bids on the district’s surplus busses.  The board will also  Continue Reading

Leadership San Juan Islands Holds Virtual Community Seminars

Written on January 23, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Katherine Bryant Ingman, program director, Leadership San Juan Islands The Leadership San Juan Islands 2021 community seminars will begin on Jan. 29. Three informational community seminars will be held virtually for our island community throughout the first half of 2021. The public is welcome to these free community seminars. Visit www.lsji.org for more information  Continue Reading

Join Online Basic Reiki Class With Skagit Valley College

Written on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 am, by

From Skagit Valley College Skagit Valley College’s South Asian Student Club will sponsor an online basic level Reiki session on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon via Zoom.  Reiki is a Japanese healing technique. Leading the session will be Delhi’s well known and highly respected Reiki Grand Master, R.K. Sharma. The cost is  Continue Reading