Topic: Education

Evaluators Needed For Community Projects

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice-Learn­ing Projects class at Fri­day Har­bor High School is a chance for juniors to explore their pas­sions and strengths by design­ing a project with a com­mu­ni­ty part­ner that address­es a need in the com­mu­ni­ty. By design­ing and com­plet­ing a mean­ing­ful project it is hoped that stu­dents will leave a last­ing lega­cy for the  Con­tin­ue Reading

EDC Offers Free Facebook Marketing Workshop

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Social media is rev­o­lu­tion­iz­ing the way we use the inter­net, and its low- or no-cost tools can be used by small busi­ness­es to achieve remark­able results. Join the EDC to learn more about Face­book mar­ket­ing at a FREE work­shop on Wednes­day, May 24th on Orcas Island. The course will start out with a basic overview  Con­tin­ue Reading

Researching Our History Workshop

Written on May 17, 2017 at 5:39 am, by

There are many great rea­sons for know­ing how to track down his­tor­i­cal records and oth­er infor­ma­tion. You might want to know: the his­to­ry of the house you live in your own fam­i­ly his­to­ry how to demon­strate that your prop­er­ty is eli­gi­ble for land­mark­ing the his­to­ry of the orga­ni­za­tion you work for use with reports, grant appli­ca­tions, mar­ket­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on May 15, 2017 at 5:37 am, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a Spe­cial School Board Meeting/Public Hear­ing on Thurs­day, May 18, 2017, 5:00 pm, at the high school library. AT the Pub­lic Hear­ing, the Board will take input on the pro­posed 6th Grade Tran­si­tion from Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School to Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Boyd Pratt book Launch at the Grange

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Have you ever won­dered how lime is made from lime­stone? Or gazed in won­der at the lime kilns scat­tered across our islands? Why, for that mat­ter, is our State Park called Lime Kiln? Local archi­tec­tur­al his­to­ri­an Boyd C. Prat­t’s new book Lime: Quar­ry­ing and Limemak­ing in the San Juan Islands tells all. Boyd will review the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Practical Magic 2.0

Written on May 12, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Updat­ed on May 17th — This event has been can­celled — Back by pop­u­lar demand, Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is pre­sent­ing the sixth annu­al free sem­i­nar for women. The sem­i­nar focus­es on prac­ti­cal, but not always acces­si­ble, top­ics like legal issues, bud­get­ing, and com­mu­ni­ty resources. “Prac­ti­cal Mag­ic 2.0” will be held Sat­ur­day May 20, from  Con­tin­ue Reading

Highly Capable Program

Written on May 11, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Pub­lic Refer­rals for the 2017–18 High­ly Capa­ble Pro­gram Annu­al Noti­fi­ca­tion WAC 392–170–042 Refer­rals for con­sid­er­a­tion of par­tic­i­pa­tion in San Juan Island School District’s High­ly Capa­ble Pro­gram for the 2017–18 school year are cur­rent­ly being request­ed. Any­one may refer a stu­dent includ­ing par­ents, teach­ers, oth­er stu­dents, and mem­bers of the com­mu­ni­ty. High­ly Capa­ble Ser­vices are designed  Con­tin­ue Reading

Trades Education Initiative

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:38 am, by

EDC’s Trades Train­ing Ini­tia­tive up for fund­ing through Give­Or­cas The San Juan Coun­ty Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil (EDC) is pleased to announce that the Trades Edu­ca­tion Ini­tia­tive is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Give­Or­cas cam­paign through the Orcas Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion. Islanders can help bring trades train­ing and fam­i­­ly-wage jobs to young adults by donat­ing between May 1st  Con­tin­ue Reading

Scholarship Dinner & Auction

Written on May 5, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

Fri­day, May 5, 2017 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm, at Fri­day Har­bor House, 130 West Street, Fri­day Har­bor, $100 per per­son Tick­ets are avail­able in the front office. Come expe­ri­ence why local fam­i­lies choose Spring Street. All pro­ceeds go to schol­ar­ships Space is lim­it­ed to 60 guests. The evening will fea­ture a gourmet din­ner of  Con­tin­ue Reading

Quarrying and Limemaking in the San Juan Islands

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Book Launch of Boyd C. Pratt’s Lime: Quar­ry­ing and Limemak­ing in the San Juan Islands Fri­day, May 12th at 7pm at the San Juan Island Grange Hall Have you ever won­dered how lime is made from lime­stone? Or gazed in won­der at the lime kilns scat­tered across our islands? Why, for that mat­ter, is our  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coast Salish Wooly Dog History Talk

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

For weavers, dog-lovers and any­one inter­est­ed in the Coast Sal­ish peo­ples… Join ecol­o­gist and his­to­ri­an Rus­sel Barsh and botanist and spin­ner Madrona Mur­phy for a slideshow pre­sen­ta­tion and weav­ing demon­stra­tion cel­e­brat­ing the Coast Sal­ish “wooly dog” and the first peo­ples of the islands. Sun­day, May 7th, 5:30pm at Brick­works Spon­sored by Kwiaht. For more infor­ma­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading

Learn How to Make Biochar

Written on May 4, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Biochar, a char­coal made from woody bio­mass that stores car­bon and improves soil, is an emerg­ing option for for­est own­ers to gen­er­ate income and remove excess wood from dense­ly stocked forests. Biochar can increase agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, improve soil fer­til­i­ty, and help mit­i­gate cli­mate change. This work­shop will take you through the steps to turn low-val­ue  Con­tin­ue Reading

Birding with Barbara Jensen

Written on May 3, 2017 at 4:34 pm, by

Next Wednes­day, May 10th at 7 pm at the Library, not­ed bird expert Bar­bara Jensen of San Juan Islands Audubon will give an intro­duc­tion to basic bird­watch­ing: how, what, when, and where to look at birds on San Juan Island! And also, just added  — Bar­bara invites you to an event this week­end. Here she  Con­tin­ue Reading

There is a new Tai Chi class in town!

Written on May 3, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Did you know that Tai Chi is not just a slow exer­cise, it is a pow­er­ful full-body work­out? Won­der­ful for all ages, Tai Chi will chal­lenge any­one of any age to devel­op bal­ance, speed, reflex­es, vision and strength. Taught the authen­tic way, no frills, no fan­ny­ing around. This Tai Chi class is the real deal  Con­tin­ue Reading

Adventures in Boating

Written on May 3, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Spring on board with a one day course and get your Boater Edu­ca­tion Card! Course infor­ma­tion: “Adven­tures in Boat­ing” 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 13 May (Sat­ur­day) Mullis Fire Sta­tion (1011 Mullis Street, Fri­day Har­bor, WA) NO COST for course!! Instruc­tors from San Juan Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office and USCG Aux­il­iary. Bring a sack lunch and your inter­est in boat­ing!  Con­tin­ue Reading

School District Update

Written on May 1, 2017 at 10:36 pm, by

Greet­ings Teach­ers, Staff, Par­ents, Stu­dents and Com­mu­ni­ty Mem­bers: This semes­ter, we have been busy plan­ning for the next aca­d­e­m­ic year. The school board adopt­ed new lit­er­a­cy instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als for the ele­men­tary school and new Span­ish instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als for the high school. Our sec­ondary math teach­ers are research­ing the best instruc­tion­al mate­ri­als while our sci­ence teach­ers  Con­tin­ue Reading