Topic: Schools

Community Service Projects Wanted

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class begins January 29th.   This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and  Continue Reading

Not Just Desserts Auction

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Just in time for the Big Game. It’s auction time! No, not *that* auction. It’s time for our NOT Just Desserts auction! Where: Brickworks When: Saturday, February 3rd from 3:00 to 5:30 pm Please join us for your chance to walk home with appetizers, dinners and deserts that you can enjoy anytime or just in  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces Academic Honor Roll

Written on January 27, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter, 2017. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits. “We are very proud of the achievements of our Skagit  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2018

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

It’s that time of year again! The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl will take place on Monday, February 5th at the San Juan Community Theatre. Sponsored by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, this family fun event begins at 6:30 PM with the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band. Teams made up of middle and high  Continue Reading

Noises Off

Written on January 16, 2018 at 5:56 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Drama Group is up for the comedic challenge of what is considered one of the funniest farces ever written. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is presented at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, January 18-21.  The play about putting on a play–that has become a staple of both professional and  Continue Reading

Yi Renâ Qigong Class at SVC

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:14 am, by

Islanders looking for an alternative approach to stress reduction and life-long vibrant health will be pleased to hear about the new class at Skagit Valley College (SVC) this Winter 2018 quarter. Randy Martin, SVC Director, is excited to bring in visiting qigong instructor, Jan Weedman, certified by the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM)  Continue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

On Wednesday January 10, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the District Office. This is an open public meeting. All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard during the  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on January 6, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Dear Editor: By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in San Juan Island School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility  Continue Reading

Two More SJISD Teachers Earn National Board Certifications

Written on December 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Island School District would like to recognize the recent success of two of our high achieving teachers, Friday Harbor Elementary School Teacher Diane Heller and Friday Harbor High School Teacher Kevin Cullen. After the completion of a rigorous course of study, Ms. Heller and Mr. Cullen have each been awarded National Board Certification.  Continue Reading

School Board & Superintendent Communique

Written on December 27, 2017 at 9:31 am, by

November and December, 2017 – This is the first of a regular installment of San Juan Island School District School Board school board meeting recaps. Highlights of the November 29, 2017 School District Board of Directors regular meeting: The district celebrated Brent Snow’s eight years of service to our schools. Former School Board Director Boyd  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on December 8, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Greetings Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: As 2017 comes to a close, I am excited to share some of the amazing things happening in our district. The implementation of the Balanced Literacy program at the elementary school is in full swing, the Turnbull Gym locker room remodel is complete and we have started our  Continue Reading

Bouncing Back

Written on December 6, 2017 at 9:46 am, by

Here is this month’s history column from the San Juan Historical Society and Museum… Bouncing back to 1947-48 Friday Harbor Basketball This gem of a sports photo is especially prized for its identification of each person in the Friday Harbor High School Boys Basketball team portrait from 70 years ago. Who do you recognize in  Continue Reading

Winter Classes at SVC

Written on December 6, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Join a winter class at the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College The quiet months of winter are a perfect time for reflection and self-awareness classes. Join one or both of the classes below to improve connection to yourself and the world around you. Call the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College, (360)  Continue Reading

SVC Champions of Diversity Awards

Written on December 2, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College to Host the 18th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony Skagit Valley College and Washington’s public universities are pleased to recognize young multicultural leaders from Skagit, Island, and San Juan counties at the 18th Annual Champions of Diversity awards ceremony. The celebration will take place on Wednesday December 6th from 6:30 to  Continue Reading

Tip Off Classic Tournament

Written on November 30, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

This Friday kicks off the 4th Annual Friday Harbor High School Basketball “Tip Off Classic” Tournament!  Purple and Gold will be selling concessions.  Be sure to come grab a hot dog or popcorn and watch some exciting basketball this weekend!  The tournament schedule is below. GO WOLVERINES!! Schedule: Friday December 1st  (Home team in Whites  Continue Reading

Open Registration at SVC

Written on November 22, 2017 at 8:54 am, by

Open Registration is going on now for Winter Quarter at Skagit Valley College. Classes begin January 3rd. Trending programs include: Arts Basic Education for Adults Basic Law Enforcement Reserve Academy Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation Composites Engineering STEM Sustainable Agriculture Also, Business direct transfer (at Whidbey Island Campus) Or, if you would like  Continue Reading

Rotary Distributes Dictionaries

Written on November 15, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Pictured are 4th grade students of Ms. Hull and Mrs. Raichlen.

Thank a Vet!

Written on November 10, 2017 at 9:57 am, by

Marie DiCristina shares this report on Veteran’s Day assemblies at the schools… Thursday morning Friday Harbor Elementary School and Friday Harbor High School held assemblies honoring Veterans and Veterans Day. Several local vets attended. The High School band provided wonderful musical tributes including playing the anthems of the various military branches. The delightful children of  Continue Reading

Per Takes 13th Place in the Nation

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Perham Black Takes 13th Place in the Nation at The Cressy Cup On October 28th and 29th, San Juan County’s Perham “Per” Black, a senior at Spring Street International School competed in the Cressy Cup, considered the United States high school national championships for Laser full rig sailing. The national sailing races were held at  Continue Reading

Happy Halloween

Written on October 31, 2017 at 3:46 pm, by

Stillpoint School shares this photo and wishes everyone a Happy Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

Wolverine Fall Playoff Update

Written on October 31, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at the high school shares this playoff update… Fall Season is again winding down, and it is time for those teams that qualified to make their post-season runs. This year we have the potential for all four of our Fall teams to advance to post season. Below is an outline of  Continue Reading

Mike Martin Talks Football

Written on October 26, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Sometimes in life a life is larger than life itself Mike Martin shares this perspective on FHHS Wolverine Football… As the FHHS Wolverines football team heads into their final regular season game the team finds themselves backed into a corner on the road against the LaConner Braves in a must-win game: win and they advance  Continue Reading

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