Topic: Schools

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on September 17, 2019 at 8:34 am, by

Dear Wonderful Community Members, What a wonderful start of the school year! The schools were immaculately clean, the teachers created warm and inviting learning environments, and all administrative staff worked hard to ensure that all was organized and moving smoothly. We are happy to be fully back in action, serving our treasured students and the  Continue Reading

Socially Active: Tiny Radio Launches Tiny TV YouTube Channel

Written on September 15, 2019 at 10:14 am, by

For the past 8 years Friday Harbor Tiny Radio has hosted high school sports on 1650 AM and on FHTinyRadio.com. FH Tiny Radio will now stream live football, basketball, soccer, softball, and baseball games for the 2019-20 season. With little fanfare it started with last Friday’s home opener for the football team.   “Surprisingly we had  Continue Reading

Skagit/Islands Head Start receives $7,817,445 five-year grant

Written on August 24, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College Skagit/Islands Head Start (SIHS) is pleased to announce that they have received a notice of award from the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start and will receive a grant totaling $7,817,445 for Early Head Start and Head Start. The five-year grant runs from  Continue Reading

Open Doors Program

Written on August 22, 2019 at 5:42 am, by

Open Doors Program to start at Griffin Bay School this fall San Juan Island School District announces the opening of the “Open Doors Program”. This student re-engagement program will begin on Tuesday September 9, 2019. The “Open Doors Program” is a student re-engagement system that provides education and services to older youth, ages 16-21, who  Continue Reading

Vaccination Rules Changed

Written on August 7, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Make Sure Your Child Is Allowed To Attend School Starting Day 1 WA state laws around immunization records have changed!  Returning students no longer have a thirty-day period to prove compliance with immunization laws before they may be excluded from public school.  Additionally personal/philosophical/religious exemptions are no longer allowed for the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)  Continue Reading

World Champs at 2019 ISSDC World Finals

Written on July 31, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Friday Harbor High School Students named World Champs at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals Last weekend, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), became World Champions, at the 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals. IOTech, alongside assigned teammates from four other schools that  Continue Reading

Know Your Islanders Talks

Written on July 30, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talk: Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team  The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has journeyed to the World Finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  They will explain the proposal that earned them a spot and how they did. Monday, August 5th  Continue Reading

World Champions

Written on July 29, 2019 at 6:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor team has been named World Champions in this design competition! The following is a letter from Daniel Garner of FHHS… Monday 9:00am Kennedy Space Center Center for Space Education 2019 International Space Settlement Design Competition World Finals The Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, also known as Island Orbital Technologies (IOTech), has just  Continue Reading

Soroptimist Helps Launch Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team

Written on July 24, 2019 at 5:50 am, by

Excitement was high as Soroptimist officers presented a check for $1,000 to members of the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team to support their participation at NASA in the World Championship of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. A team of 12 Students, instructor Dan Garner and 3 chaperones leave this Wednesday to the Kennedy Space  Continue Reading

Fiftieth Reunion

Written on July 6, 2019 at 9:21 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School class of 1969 will hold its 50th reunion on September 14, 2019. We would like to invite all of those who were in our class over the years to join us. For more information please e-mail Wendy at sjtrophy@rockisland.com or see us on Facebook at Friday Harbor High School Class  Continue Reading

Tide Bites

Written on July 2, 2019 at 5:46 am, by

Traditions and Transitions Friday Harbor Laboratories Director Billie J. Swalla’s connection with FHL has spanned several decades. She moved to the University of Washington in 1999 as an Assistant Professor for the opportunity to work and teach at FHL. In 2012 she was Acting Director, then became Interim Director and was appointed FHL Director in  Continue Reading

Thank You!

Written on July 1, 2019 at 5:41 am, by

Thank You United Way of San Juan County Friday Harbor Elementary School would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to United Way of San Juan County for supporting our after school Reading Enrichment program. Thanks to their support, we provided additional reading instruction to eighteen students in second and third grades this past spring.  Continue Reading

New at SJI School District

Written on June 30, 2019 at 7:49 pm, by

San Juan Island School District announces New Elementary School Principal and New Special Services Director The new Friday Harbor Elementary School Principal is Caspar van Haalen, who will be moving to the island from the Tukwila School District where he served as an elementary interim principal. Previously, Mr.van Haalen was a principal in Forks, WA. He  Continue Reading

SJICF Awards $177k in Scholarships, Academic Awards

Written on June 27, 2019 at 5:52 am, by

Another end of the school year signals a new scholarship awards season at the San Juan Island Community Foundation! Over the last few months, SJICF has awarded $177,000 in college scholarships and awards to 39 local students for the 2019-2020 school year. 9 graduating seniors from Friday Harbor High School and 3 from Spring Street International School were  Continue Reading

SVC 2019 Graduates

Written on June 21, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce six local graduates have received specific college degrees and certificates at the June 19th commencement held at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College commencement is always a meaningful and fun community event.  Celebrating and supporting these  Continue Reading

Letter To The Editor

Written on June 14, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

In light of Diane Ball’s retirement as principal from Friday Harbor Elementary, the Family Umbrella Group wanted to extend a thank you for her contributions to the Family Umbrella Group and this community. Diane was integral in extending our scholarship program to all qualified preschools on this island. Currently we offer scholarships to Children’s House  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement 2019

Written on June 9, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College is preparing for the College’s 92nd Annual Commencement ceremonies. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 19; 1:30pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Thursday, June 20 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30pm For  Continue Reading

Aerospace Design Team Presentation

Written on June 3, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

On Monday, June 10 from 5-6:00pm the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team will hold a community presentation where they will explain the program and proposal work that earned them a spot at the world finals for the International Space Settlement Design Competition. The students will share their future aspirations for themselves and the  Continue Reading

Open Enrollment at Skagit Valley College

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

You belong here! Open Enrollment for all students is going on now for Summer and Fall quarters at Skagit Valley College. Summer classes start July 1 and Fall classes start September 24. Begin your college experience with us and save money on tuition by studying close to home. Or, start your new career with training  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on May 28, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

On Wednesday May 29, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  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  Continue Reading

FHHS Visual Art Students Honored at State-Wide High School Art Competition

Written on May 24, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

Friday Harbor High School is proud to announce that two art students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Chevalier are State Winners of the 46th Annual Superintendent’s High School Art Show. Soma Andrews (Junior) and Lucas Chevalier (Senior) attended a reception in the state capital with their Teacher, Andy Anderson, where they received their “Judges Choice” awards  Continue Reading

Disc Golf Community Project

Written on May 22, 2019 at 11:16 am, by

Soma Andrews and Jaden Jones are part of the community projects class at Friday Harbor High School. Their project is improving the course at the Roche Harbor Disc Golf Course by clearing fairways, filling potholes, and creating a brochure to advertise for the course. As part of the project, hey wrote the following short article  Continue Reading