Topic: Schools

Side Show People in Shenandoah

Written on May 26, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

This year, Spring Street International School ​takes on the American Civil War, in Side Show People in Shenandoah – A Civil War Circus. 35 performers have built a musical play out of an actual telegram sent from Winchester Virginia to the New York Times, ​o​n October 14th, 1863, at 7:00 AM: Circus performers took last  Continue Reading

Improvements at Spring Street International School

Written on May 25, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

Spring Street International School is pleased to explain the many activities recently visible on its grounds. These are all outward expressions of the success of the high-quality programs available to local and off-island families. The school has grown to 100 students, a cap set by its strategic plan to maintain its small, rural community atmosphere.  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines have a Date at State

Written on May 24, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

For the 3rd time in a row and for the 9th time in school history The Friday Harbor Wolverines (18-4) fast pitch team is packing its luggage for a trip to the WIAA State Tournament in Yakima. The Wolverines will take on the Mary Walker Chargers of Springdale. Friday Harbor beat Mary Walker 14-4 in  Continue Reading

6th Grade Transition

Written on May 20, 2017 at 5:51 am, by

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors Decision to Transition 6th grade from Friday Harbor Elementary School to Friday Harbor Middle School At a Special School Board Meeting/Public Hearing on Thursday May 18, 2017, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors took action to approve the proposed transition of the 6th grade  Continue Reading

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

Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:33 am, by

Rod Turnbull, FHHS Athletic Director shares this post season update with you… Below is the updated information for our high school teams post season play. Baseball – Our Baseball team won both of their games this past Saturday making them Bi-District Champions and they will now play in the Regional State Tournament at Anacortes’ Volunteer  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

Wolverine Spring Playoff Update

Written on May 6, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at Friday Harbor High School shares this post season report… We are just beginning the spring portion of our post season events. Below is an update on the post season opportunities for our spring sports teams.

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

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

Early Childfind

Written on April 28, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Do you have a child who may need special help in speech, motor skills or other developmental areas?  San Juan Health and Community Services provides FREE screening and evaluation for children aged birth to three years if you have any concerns about their growth and development. Please call 360-378-4474 to schedule an appointment.  San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on April 27, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

This is the last Community Dinner of the 2016-17 school year – Don’t miss out! Wednesday May 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 in the FHHS Commons There will be a Cinco de Mayo Celebration and a Dancing Performance by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! On the Menu: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender and then roasted until crispy  Continue Reading

School Board Candidate Informational Sessions

Written on April 23, 2017 at 8:47 am, by

Monday April 24th and Thursday April 27th San Juan Island School District is seeking candidates to fill two school board positions by election this November. These are nonpartisan elected positions. Candidate filing week is May 15 – May 19. Are you or is someone you know possibly interested in running? Danna Diaz, San Juan Island  Continue Reading

SJI Young Musicians Showcase

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Come Listen to Emerging Island Talent at the SJI Young Musicians Showcase What sounds are the next generation crafting under the radar? Join us at The San Juan Island Grange on Thursday, April 27th and hear for yourself! The kids are alright! Music teachers at Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School have  Continue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Kids and Canoes: Build-Paddle-Share, Kick-off and Open House April 21, 6 p.m., Friday Harbor High School STEM Building Community organizations on San Juan Island have developed a pilot project with Lummi Nation member and Master Canoe builder, Dean Washington, to build Coast Salish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with students in  Continue Reading

FHMS Art Exhibit at the Library

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

On Thursday, April 20 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm the public is invited to attend an art opening in celebration of the middle school art program. Come see artwork created by middle school students and meet the art instructor, Leisha Holmes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melina Lagios at the Library  Continue Reading

High School Art Competition

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:06 am, by

WA State Rep. Rick Larsen writes to share this contest information with you… Dear Neighbor: Are you a creative high school student in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District? Do you know someone who is? Showcase your artwork in this year’s Congressional Art Competition! The winning artist will have their piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol for  Continue Reading

Zach and John

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Jane Burton-Bell shares this story with you… Hello SJI, I wanted to tell you a great story. Here on San Juan Island, a local man who volunteers in the STEM class at the local high school has created a fantastic opportunity for a local boy. Zach, who has cerebral palsy resulting in severe physical disabilities  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement

Written on April 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm, by

Skagit Valley College Commencement 2017 is quickly approaching! Celebrate with your family and friends! It’s your time to shine! San Juan Center Wednesday, June 14; 1:30 pm The Brickworks Mount Vernon Campus Thursday, June 15 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30 pm Whidbey Island Campus Friday, June 16 Oak Harbor High School; 6:30 pm The deadline to  Continue Reading

Another Aviation Field Trip

Written on April 4, 2017 at 4:47 pm, by

Mari Peterson, Assistant Chief Pilot at Westwind Aviation shares this with you… Hi San Juan Update, Took my students on another class trip on Sunday the 2nd, this time to the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station! Here’s the run down: Myself (in Westwind Aviation’s Cessna 172, donated by Westwind Aviation) and four volunteer pilots (Bob Tauscher  Continue Reading

SSIS Scholarship Dinner & Auction

Written on April 3, 2017 at 5:18 am, by

Scholarship dinner and auction for Spring Street International School on Friday, May 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Friday Harbor House, 130 West Street, Friday Harbor.  The evening will feature a gourmet dinner of locally sourced ingredients by Friday Harbor House Executive Chef Jason Aldous. Come experience why local families choose Spring Street International School. Space is limited  Continue Reading

Letter from Lavendera

Written on March 24, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning, we have this letter from Richard Davenport at Lavendera School of Massage… Hello SJ Update, Time to check in. The Friday Harbor School of Massage is about to complete the first year in three weeks. All four students that attended will graduate. In the next two weeks we  Continue Reading