Topic: Education

Funding For Washingtonians At Skagit Valley College

Written on November 22, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege What’s next in your life? Con­sid­er­ing attend­ing Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege in the win­ter quar­ter, but need finan­cial assis­tance? Great news: Guar­an­teed col­lege fund­ing for all eli­gi­ble res­i­dents in Wash­ing­ton is avail­able through the Wash­ing­ton Col­lege Grant, . Class­es at SVC begin on Jan. 4. Our team is ready to help you  Con­tin­ue Reading

Join County Statistics and Demographics Virtual Event

Written on November 21, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By EDC This year, more than ever, busi­ness own­ers and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers and leg­is­la­tors need data and infor­ma­tion to make knowl­edge­able deci­sions. Join the Eco­nom­ic Devel­op­ment Coun­cil for our fifth annu­al “Dat­a­palooza!” event from 11–12:30 p.m., Wednes­day, Dec. 9, 2020, via Zoom. Par­tic­i­pants can learn more about how the pan­dem­ic affect­ed area indus­tries and employ­ment while  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stark-Wickman Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Written on November 15, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion The 2020 Wash­ing­ton State Pre­ven­tion Summit’s Award of Excel­lence for Life­time Achieve­ment goes to San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion’s own ded­i­cat­ed and car­ing Exec­u­tive Coor­di­na­tor Cyn­thia Stark-Wick­man. Cyn­thia has cul­ti­vat­ed an uplift­ing and inclu­sive envi­ron­ment so our com­mu­ni­ty can grow in hope, sci­ence, and pos­i­tive outcomes.

Donate To Expand Island Head Start

Written on November 14, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Car­rie Unping­co, Exec­u­tive Direc­tor, San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion As many fam­i­lies in our com­mu­ni­ty have been adverse­ly impact­ed by COVID-19, these impacts are mag­ni­fied when chil­dren don’t have a safe and sup­port­ive place to go to while their par­ents are at work. Please con­sid­er a gift to the Head Start build­ing expan­sion project, right  Con­tin­ue Reading

Library Hosts Online Lichen Lecture

Written on November 12, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJIL Join Dr. Fred Rhoad­es at 7 p.m., Wednes­day, Nov.18 for an online dis­cus­sion about lichens. San Juan Island Library will host this meet­ing. The San Juan Islands are home to a great many cryp­togams, spore-pro­­duc­ing plants and plant-like organ­isms.  Rhoad­es will intro­duce you to some of the lichens and bryophytes, moss­es & liv­er­worts,  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Tide Bites

Written on November 10, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Enhanc­ing Resilience: a Con­stant Chal­lenge in a Chang­ing Cli­mate By Kirk Sato  Kirk Sato is a Post­doc­tor­al Fel­low at the new­ly formed Ocean Nexus Cen­ter at UW’s Earth­Lab. Kirk’s back­ground in oceanog­ra­phy and ecol­o­gy is con­tribut­ing to Ocean Nexus Cen­ter efforts to trans­form ocean gov­er­nances into new sys­tems that ben­e­fit every­one equal­ly. This sum­mer, he  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spring Street International School Open House

Written on November 7, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School We are host­ing an open house on Nov. 12 from 6–7:30 pm. This is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to hear from our teach­ers, direc­tor of admis­sions and head of school to bet­ter under­stand Spring Street’s pro­gram, admis­sions process and finan­cial aid.  Reg­is­ter here.  The sched­ule will be as follows:

Community Fund COVID Donations In Action

Written on October 31, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Fund As we enter the eighth month of help­ing to mea­sure and off­set the impact of COVID-19 in our com­mu­ni­ty, the San Juan Island Com­mu­ni­ty Foun­da­tion remains focused on bring­ing ideas and fund­ing togeth­er to meet the needs of San Juan islanders. Look­ing ahead to the fall, SJICF is antic­i­pat­ing the  Con­tin­ue Reading

In-Person Classes for San Juan Island Grades K‑2

Written on October 20, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Island School Dis­trict At a spe­cial school board meet­ing on Mon­day, Oct. 19, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors approved a hybrid return to in-per­­son learn­ing for kinder­garten through 2nd grade. At the begin­ning of the school year, the dis­trict stat­ed that after the first nine weeks of teleschool the  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Offers Online, In-Person Classes

Written on October 19, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege will be open for the win­ter quar­ter. SVC is a leader in pro­vid­ing great online cours­es, and we are also offer­ing lim­it­ed hybrid and face-to-face options. Class­es start Mon­day, Jan. 4, 2021. Reg­is­tra­tion for con­tin­u­ing stu­dents begins Wednes­day, Oct. 21. Reg­is­tra­tion for new stu­dents begins Wednes­day, Nov. 4

San Juan School Board Zoom Meeting Oct. 19

Written on October 17, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a spe­cial school board meet­ing at 5 p.m., Mon­day, Oct. 19, as a Zoom meet­ing. This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. To access the Zoom meet­ing, click on “Video” with­in the elec­tron­ic board agen­da, or call the num­ber list­ed on the agen­da for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soroptimist Educational Awards Available

Written on October 15, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Sorop­ti­mist Inter­na­tion­al of Fri­day Har­bor is now accept­ing appli­ca­tions for their women’s edu­ca­tion­al and train­ing awards, to be giv­en out in the Spring of 2021. Three awards are avail­able, each with dif­fer­ing eli­gi­bil­i­ty requirements.

‘Guiando Buenas Decisiones’ Online Workshop For Parents

Written on October 14, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

The Fun­house, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Coali­tion for Orcas Youth, will be host­ing an online par­ent­ing work­shop called “Guian­do Bue­nas Deci­siones,” or “Guid­ing Good Choic­es,” for Span­ish-speak­ing par­ents, begin­ning Nov 5. Con­tact for details and sign up.

San Juan Island Prevention Coalition’s Annual Survey

Written on October 10, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

The San Juan Island Pre­ven­tion Coali­tion annu­al sur­vey will pro­vide the orga­ni­za­tion with local infor­ma­tion about com­mu­ni­ty per­cep­tions. The sur­vey is avail­able online in Eng­lish and Span­ish. Thank you for com­plet­ing this short 5‑minute survey.

Classes Resume at Spring Street International

Written on October 9, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School has safe­ly reopened for in-per­­son instruc­tion. Sup­port from San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices as well as the coop­er­a­tion of the entire Spring Street com­mu­ni­ty cre­at­ed a safe open­ing expe­ri­ence. The student’s enthu­si­asm and relief dur­ing their first day back tru­ly made the her­culean efforts to get the cam­pus pan­dem­ic  Con­tin­ue Reading

Dental Therapy on the Swinomish Reservation

Written on October 8, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Asi­ah Gon­za­lez, a den­tal ther­a­pist, shares her views on the advan­tages of den­tal ther­a­py. Grow­ing up on the Swinomish reser­va­tion, I nev­er imag­ined that I could have a career in med­i­cine. I tried hard in school, but I nev­er saw den­tists or doc­tors who looked like the peo­ple I grew up with. That all changed when  Con­tin­ue Reading