Topic: Schools

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

6th Grade Decision Postponed

Written on March 22, 2017 at 11:48 am, by

Decision on Sixth Grade Transition Postponed until April 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 April 26,  Continue Reading

Scholastic Book Fair

Written on March 20, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The Friday Harbor Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (FHES PTO) is hosting our annual Scholastic Book Fair March 22-25 at the FHES library! There will be a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please come shop for the readers in your life and support your Friday Harbor Eagles! Wednesday (3/22)  Continue Reading

FHHS Games Postponed

Written on March 16, 2017 at 1:35 pm, by

Here are a couple of notices from Rod Turnbull, FHHS Athletic Director… Girls Tennis at Lynden on March 17 has been postponed due to predicted weather. This has been rescheduled for Friday, March 31  Also, the home games with Forks, both Baseball and Fastpitch originally scheduled for Saturday, March 18 have been postponed. No make up date  Continue Reading

Running Start

Written on March 16, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Skagit Valley College will be offering a Running Start Information Session for students who want a jump start on a four-year degree. “Working on my Associate in Arts degree while finishing my high school requirements at Skagit Valley College was one of the best choices I’ve made,” says Alex Hayes. Alex, a current junior at Western  Continue Reading

High School Aviation Field Trip

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:59 am, by

A group of FHHS kids and their teachers had a fun field trip to Seattle on Sunday. Mari Peterson, Assistant Chief Pilot at Westwind Aviation is teaching an aviation class (sort of an “introduction to aviation” type course) along with Derek Smith this semester at Friday Harbor High School. She coordinated a visit for her students down to King  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Labs Open House

Written on March 14, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

Mark your calendar now… On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories will hold its annual Open House. This event offers a splendid opportunity to meet scientists and students at the Labs and check out the research and teaching facilities. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Labs will be open  Continue Reading

Class of 2017 Grad Night Rummage Sale

Written on March 13, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Start planning now for the biggest rummage sale of the year! Dropoffs will be accepted from 12-6 on Friday, March 17 at the high school. The big sale, on Saturday March 18, will be an epic extravaganza of fabulous merchandise… and a delicious bake sale! Your donations fund a memorable and fantastic grad night for  Continue Reading

Cultural Anthropology Class

Written on March 9, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Cultural Anthropology Class offered at the San Juan Center Join Dr. Deborah Neff for a broad and rich introduction to the field of Cultural Anthropology. Learn what is known about humans as social and culture-bearing groups and individuals, from our early history — going back 50,000 years — through the present. The course will include the  Continue Reading

2017 Rotary Spelling Bee

Written on March 8, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

“Alpinist” was the correct spelling for Emma Mughal, an eighth grader from Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner at the 12th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 2. Emma received a trophy and a check for $100. Her 8th grade class, taught by Mr. McMain, was awarded $200, and her school received $300. In second place  Continue Reading

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