Topic: Schools

“Tripping the light fantastic” for a Teacher

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

It’s time for the September edition of the SJ Historical Society’s History Column… With school back in session, we’re thinking of teachers and students from times past, as well. Mark Rosler’s sweet note, pictured here, was found written inside a textbook now preserved in the San Juan Historical Society & Museum’s archives. Mark wrote this  Continue Reading

School District Reaches Tentative Agreement With Teachers Association

Written on September 5, 2017 at 5:30 am, by

From The San Juan Island School District… The San Juan Island School District and the San Juan Education Association reached a tentative agreement at 6:14 pm Monday, September 4, 2017. The teachers’ association ratified the proposed agreement this evening and the school board is expected to approve this tentative agreement at a special board meeting  Continue Reading

Teachers Strike

Written on September 1, 2017 at 11:29 am, by

San Juan Island teachers are on strike today. According to one of the teachers who prefers to remain anonymous, this is the last chance they have to negotiate locally – because of recent state legislation, the state will take control starting next year and give out 3% pay increases based on current pay. They feel the  Continue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on September 1, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

On Friday September 1, 2017, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board meeting Executive Session, then an Open Public Meeting. The purpose of the special meeting is to conduct an executive session to discuss potential litigation with legal counsel pursuant to RCW 42.30.110(1)(i), and then in an  Continue Reading

No School Friday

Written on August 31, 2017 at 7:44 pm, by

San Juan Island School District and San Juan Education Association reach impasse in Collective Bargaining At 6:20 pm on Thursday August 31, 2017, the San Juan Education Association (SJEA) informed the San Juan Island School District that the SJEA will hold a strike on Friday, September 1, 2017. Schools will remain closed (San Juan Island  Continue Reading

Wolverine Football Cancelled

Written on August 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm, by

Just got this notice from Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at FHHS… Due to injuries and ineligible players, we would only be able to suit up 12 players for our first football game this Saturday and that would not be safe. So we have cancelled this Saturday’s football game with Seton Catholic. Please let me know  Continue Reading

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects

Written on August 28, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

The first semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class will begin August 31st. 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 local organizations. If you have a  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on August 25, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Greetings Students, Parents and Community Members: One of the many aspects that I love about being an educator is the fact that we get to have a new start each academic year. Perhaps one of my favorite events is joining Team SJISD at our convocation on Monday, August 28 at 7:45 am, Friday Harbor High  Continue Reading

SVC is Open Again

Written on August 24, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College San Juan Center is now open after the summer break. Regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm. Fall Quarter starts September 18th and there is still time to register! It’s not too late. Interested students can call or stop by the Center for more information and for  Continue Reading

Gaia the Octopus

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Researcher Dominic Sivitilli from the University of Washington, has been studying a rare Giant Pacific Octopus that he found in the waters just off San Juan County Park on July 2nd. Her name is Gaia, and Dominic transported her to Friday Harbor Labs to study for the last month and a half. With degrees in  Continue Reading

Carlos Ojeda Jr. to Speak at Superintendent’s Open House

Written on August 23, 2017 at 5:52 am, by

San Juan Island School District Superintendent Danna Diaz will hold her Second Annual Open House on Monday August 28, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Friday Harbor Middle School Commons. Dr. Diaz’s guest this year is renowned motivational speaker Carlos Ojeda Jr. Mr. Ojeda’s enthusiastic message is about empowering students to succeed.  Continue Reading

FHES Summer Academy 2017

Written on August 21, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

On behalf of the student participants, faculty and staff of the Friday Harbor Elementary School Summer Academy 2017, we wish to thank the Community Foundation of San Juan Island and the Women’s Fund for their grant support of our program. The three-week session enabled our incoming 2017-2018 (first through fourth grade) children to be prepared  Continue Reading

Results of the August 1 Primary to be determined August 14

Written on August 10, 2017 at 5:35 am, by

A message from County Auditor, F. Milene Henley… The San Juan County Canvassing Board will convene Monday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. for the purpose of canvassing challenged ballots cast in the August 1 primary. In order to protect the secrecy of the voters, all ballots cleared by the Canvassing Board for processing, as well  Continue Reading

Pies o’ Plenty

Written on August 2, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Who Loves Pie? Calling All Pie Bakers! Bake your favorite fruit pie! Not a baker? Help serve slices at the Fair! The BRAND NEW FHES PTO Pie Booth debuts at the County Fair, August 16 – 19, and we need pies o’ plenty to sell and people to sell them! There are two ways you can help: Bake  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on July 24, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

On Tuesday July 25, 2017, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular school board meeting at 5:00 pm at 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 during  Continue Reading

New Mobile Pie Booth

Written on July 2, 2017 at 9:24 am, by

That’s the old booth above. Come see the new Mobile Pie Booth at the 4h of July Parade. The Friday Harbor Elementary School’s beloved Pie Booth has been rebuilt! The idea for the original Pie Booth was created by FHES parents in the early 1990’s and has become the longest running fundraiser at the school.  Continue Reading

Immigration Workshop

Written on June 29, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Northwest Immigration Rights Project (NWIRP) will provide training regarding immigration for students, teachers, parents and community members. These sessions answer questions that community members may have about the immigration system, immigration enforcement, and how immigration issues affect the communities they serve. This training includes an overview of the immigration system and immigration status as well  Continue Reading

3 School Board Meetings Today!

Written on June 28, 2017 at 10:48 am, by

On Wednesday June 28, 2017, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold three meetings: Special School Board Meeting at 2:00 pm for a Board Communication Workshop, school district office, 285 Blair Ave, open public meeting Special School Board meeting at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY, RCW 42.30.110(g) to  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on June 21, 2017 at 5:47 am, by

Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students, and Community Members: On Saturday, June 10, I participated in the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2017. They were rising juniors when I started my position two years ago. The accomplishments of these talented young men and women are obvious and highlighted by the number of scholarships that were  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement

Written on June 8, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement 2017 The San Juan Center invites our island communities to attend the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement on June 14, at 1:00pm at  Brickworks (150 Nichols Street) in Friday Harbor. This year the San Juan Center will have the honor of celebrating the achievement  Continue Reading

Paideia Says “Thanks”

Written on May 31, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Paideia Classical School’s Board of Directors, staff, students & families would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for their generous donation to our Scholarship Fund. Paideia is a private school in Friday Harbor offering an excellent classical education for Kindergarten through 8th Grade. These funds go directly towards tuition aid for families  Continue Reading

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