Topic: Schools

Full Day Kindergarten at Paideia

Written on March 7, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Paideia Classical School’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce full day kindergarten starting with the 2017/2018 school year. Open enrollment began on March 1, 2017. Families are encouraged to sign up early as space is limited. We also have space available in our 1st – 8th grade classes. Please contact our school Administrator, Jodi  Continue Reading

Letter From Dr. Diaz

Written on March 6, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

School District Superintendent Dr. Danna Diaz shares this letter to the community… Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members: When I was searching for a way to begin writing this letter, I was wondering why is it still cold today. I wore my hat, gloves and used my space heater at work. I was  Continue Reading

SVC Reception in Eastsound

Written on March 4, 2017 at 11:15 am, by

Orcas Rotary, a satellite of the San Juan Island Rotary Club, will sponsor a special Skagit Valley College President’s Reception with Dr. Thomas Keegan, SVC President, on Friday, March 10 Open to the public, with encouragement of students to attend, the reception will be held 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at the Fire Station in Eastsound.  Continue Reading

Preschool Open House

Written on March 4, 2017 at 8:49 am, by

Open House at Lighthouse Preschool   Friday, March 10th 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lighthouse Preschool will be hosting an open house for prospective students this coming Friday, March 10th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Visit Lighthouse Preschool classrooms, meet the teachers and learn about our curriculum. Open enrollment begins March 13th.  Scholarships  Continue Reading

Opalco Scholarship Doubled

Written on February 21, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Opalco Scholarship Amount Doubled: $1,000 + Applications Due March 31 Applications are now being accepted for OPALCO’s Nourdine Jensen Cooperative Youth Scholarship Program. Thanks to the generosity of the family of Nourdine Jensen on San Juan Island, the OPALCO scholarship amount is doubled in 2017 to $1,000. In addition, Nourdine Jensen Scholars spend an all-expenses paid  Continue Reading

Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

Written on February 21, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

Friday Harbor High School Athletic Director Rod Turnbull shares this update on high school sports winter playoffs… As we head into the last two weeks of the winter post season, our Girls basketball team is still competing. See below for details on Wrestling, Girls Basketball and Boys Basketball:

Vote for Adriena!

Written on February 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by

Here’s a letter from Maude at the School District… Please help support one of our High School students in her journey to get to college! Adriena Pew is currently one of ten finalists in the “Make College Happen Challenge” which will award a $15,000 scholarship to the winner. Click on the link below and vote  Continue Reading

12th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee

Written on February 16, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 12th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 2nd at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited to participate. The contest  Continue Reading

Rescheduled: Knowledge Bowl 2017

Written on February 14, 2017 at 3:47 pm, by

After having to cancel last week due to weather, the Knowledge Bowl has been rescheduled… The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, March 6, at the Community Theatre. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 and the FH High School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before  Continue Reading

Volunteer Tutors Needed

Written on February 10, 2017 at 10:59 am, by

Volunteer tutors needed for United Way Community Pilot Program at Public School  After School Reading Program: Middle School Dates: March 7 – May 11, 2017 3:00 to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Thursday San Juan Island School District Grades 3 and/or Middle School Must have a desire to work with children and, preferably, experience working with  Continue Reading

Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

Written on February 10, 2017 at 9:49 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at FHHS shares this playoff update… We are moving into the second week of winter playoffs. Many exciting things going on. Hope you can get out and watch some Wolverine Playoff action. Below is an update on the post season opportunities for our Wrestling, Girl’s Basketball and Boy’s Basketball winter sports  Continue Reading

Decision on Sixth Grade Transition Postponed

Written on February 9, 2017 at 4:54 pm, by

Decision on Sixth Grade Transition Postponed until March Board Meeting The decision by the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors on whether or not to move the sixth grade from the Friday Harbor Elementary School to Friday Harbor Middle School will be postponed until the regular school board meeting scheduled for March 29,  Continue Reading

Snow Routes and Late Start

Written on February 9, 2017 at 6:26 am, by

Because of bad road conditions SJISD schools will be on a 2 hour late start; (10:15AM) start time for all schools. Buses will be Snow routes this morning.

Schools Today

Written on February 8, 2017 at 6:28 am, by

Schools are back to regular schedule, and buses will be on snow routes and may move slower than normal.

Book Carts at the Hospital

Written on February 7, 2017 at 9:42 am, by

Lori Stokes shares this with you… Perhaps you have noticed the book carts at Peace Island Medical Center, containing a variety of children’s books that are free for kids to take home and enjoy. Recently, students at Paideia gave the carts a fun, new look under the wonderful and wildly creative leadership of Francie Hansen.  Continue Reading

Delayed Start Again Today

Written on February 7, 2017 at 6:28 am, by

Schools are open today but on late start (classes begin at 9:45 am) and buses are again on snow routes.

Knowledge Bowl Cancelled

Written on February 6, 2017 at 10:58 am, by

This just in from Nancy Young with the San Juan Public Schools Foundation… Due to weather, the knowledge bowl is cancelled tonight.

School Snow Alert!

Written on February 6, 2017 at 6:44 am, by

SJISD School is running on Delayed start (9:45 am) this morning and buses will be on snow routes.

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on January 30, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Greetings Teachers, Staff, Parents, Students and Community Members: Happy Chinese New Year! I love the word new because of its meaning. A new year, new beginnings, new semester, and new knowledge. In 2017, we are starting off the year with new learnings!! In January, we launched ParentLink. The District has partnered with Blackboard (Education and  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2017

Written on January 23, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

The 23rd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, February 6, at the Community Theatre. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 and the FH High School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before and during the event. The competition begins at 7 PM. Teams consist of the  Continue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

Written on January 10, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

This is January’s edition of the UW Labs’ Tide Bites, written by Andrea Dingeldein… When you have a question about something you see in nature, a research scientist provides you with an answer in words. My explanation, on the other hand, comes in the form of an image. My name is Andrea Dingeldein, and when people  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Scholarship Application Available

Written on January 3, 2017 at 8:20 am, by

Skagit Valley College Foundation Scholarship application is now available Just in time for the financial aid application season, Skagit Valley College announces that the SVC Foundation and Financial Aid Office have launched the 2017-18 SVC Foundation Scholarship application.  The SVC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships each year to eligible students. Nearly half a  Continue Reading