Topic: Schools

Middle School PTA Fundraiser

Written on March 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Friday Harbor Middle School PTA Spring Fundraiser Kick’s Off Thursday Night! The Friday Harbor Middle School PTA is kicking off its Spring Basket Fundraiser at the this week’s FH Middle School Players’ performances of “The Humor Games,” running Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25 at San Juan Community Theatre. Raffle tickets will be sold  Continue Reading

Register for SVC

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

It’s not too late to register for Spring Quarter at Skagit Valley College Registration is going on now. Classes begin April 3rd. Trending programs include: Arts Basic Education for Adults Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Conservation Composites Engineering STEM Sustainable Agriculture Also, Business direct transfer (at Whidbey Island Campus) Or, if you would like to  Continue Reading

March for Our Lives

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

“Friday Harbor March for Our Lives” will take place Saturday, March 24th, beginning at noon. Islanders will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.  The demonstration here in Friday Harbor will join the estimated 821  Continue Reading

SJI Service Scholarship

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

No cooking needed on Thursday March 29th! Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at one of the participating restaurants for a great cause! We are gearing up for our annual SJI Service Scholarship event ‘Dining for Scholars’.  Please help us support the local restaurants that support our local scholarships by dining out at one of the  Continue Reading

School District News

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:36 am, by

San Juan Island School District School Board and Superintendent Communique Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – The San Juan Island School District School Board met at 3:00 pm for a workshop to review the levy fact sheet in preparation for informational presentations to service clubs. These details also be shared with community stakeholders and community groups  Continue Reading

High School Walkout

Written on March 14, 2018 at 12:58 pm, by

Highlights of today’s demonstration at the high school track honoring the seventeen slain students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

School Walk-Out Demonstration

Written on March 11, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

From the SJ Update mailbag… On Wednesday, March 14th, Friday Harbor high school and middle school students will be a part of the national silent demonstration honoring the slain seventeen students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.  The seventeen-minute walk-out will begin here at 10:30 with the students gathering on the high  Continue Reading

State Semifinalist at Stillpoint School!

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Congratulations to Nylah Pieples, a 5th grade student at Stillpoint School who was selected as a State Semifinalist in the 2018 Letters About Literature contest! This year, 1,132 Washington students in grades 4 through 6 submitted letters in Level 1. Nylah’s letter was one of only 20 letters selected as State semifinalists. This is the  Continue Reading

Letter about the Levy

Written on March 10, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

April 2018 Educational Programs and Operations Levy by Ralph Hahn, Chairman, San Juan Island School Board March 9, 2018 Voters will soon be receiving an informational mailer from the school district about the upcoming school levy election in April. The information contained in the mailer has been carefully reviewed and subsequently approved by the Board  Continue Reading

In Support of School Levy

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Dear Editor, We encourage all eligible voters to join us and vote YES for our children, schools, and community in the upcoming election on April 24th. The renewal of the Educational Programs and Operations (formerly the M&O) Levy will help ensure that our students continue to receive a first-rate education in Friday Harbor. Island voters  Continue Reading

Experience Spain with Skagit Valley College in Spring 2019

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime as three Skagit Valley College professors lead a study-abroad immersion learning opportunity in Spanish art, music, language, and culture on March 21-29, 2019. Intended for students as well as lifelong learners of all ages, the 9-day adventure will take you to Barcelona, Madrid, and an optional excursion  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Sailors Win the “Frostbite”

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

After 11 races under a clear sky, the scene on the dock was jovial for most in attendance at the NWISA North Regionals “Frostbite” Regatta at Anacortes, but tense for those rooting for the Friday Harbor sailors. With one more good race, they could win their first regatta in at least 5 years. In High  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Join us for our Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for Adults and $7 for Kids under 12 Proceeds support the Chef.0 and Food for Thought Program. Greek Menu Chicken Gyros – roasted chicken in soft pita bread with tzatziki and romaine lettuce  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Round Up

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School is inviting all parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31st 2018 to meet with school staff and begin the kindergarten registration process. Kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday March 13th & Wednesday March 14th. Please call the school office at 378-5209 to schedule  Continue Reading

Hydrogen for the Win

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This story was submitted by Carla Wright from the Rotary Club of San Juan Island… “Hydrogen” was the correct spelling for Marcia King, a 7th grader from the Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner at the 13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 1. Marcia received a trophy, a check for $100. Her 7th  Continue Reading

Senior vs Staff Basketball

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Don’t miss this year’s Senior vs Staff Basketball game Friday March 9th! This hilarious event is a full evening’s worth of fun including: shooting contests raffles for firewood and soil raffle for a weekend stay in a condo in Glacier Washington near Mt Baker dessert auction throwing your friends and family in “jail” a dinner  Continue Reading

Thank You Letter from Kaila

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning we find this letter from Kaila Olin… On January 16th I put on my headset for the first time as your Friday Harbor High School basketball color commentator for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio. Little did I know how much I would actually learn and experience over the course  Continue Reading

Applied Management Bachelor’s Offered at SVC

Written on March 2, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Skagit Valley College to begin Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management Skagit Valley College (SVC) received approval in February 2018 from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the College’s regional accrediting body, to offer and begin an Applied Management baccalaureate program in September 2018. SVC received approval in October 2017 from the Washington State Board for Community and  Continue Reading

On to State!

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

Red Hot Wolverines Storm Spokane in State Championship Game Wednesday Night The red-hot Friday Harbor High School Wolverines boys basketball put their 10-game winning streak on the line in the first round of the WIAA 2B first round matchup against the Timberwolves of Morton/Whitepass. FHHS head coach Rod Turnbull, has his Wolverine boys in Spokane  Continue Reading

Wolverines vs. Hornets Tonight

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm, by

Mike Martin checks in again with the breakdown on tonight’s boys varsity basketball game in Wenatchee… The Friday Harbor High School boys varsity basketball (14 wins and 8 losses) team knows that there’s a bigger prize 169 miles east in Spokane next week. Tonight at 8PM in Wenatchee they will focus on the task at  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings Students, Teachers, Parents and Community Members: This letter is to provide meaning as to why am I looking to leave the San Juan Island School District. I have reached a time in my life that I feel the need for a change both personally and professionally. I am looking for a new challenge in  Continue Reading

Kaila on Color Commentary

Written on February 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm, by

Former “Wolverines Voice” Mike Martin shares this FHHS Sports update with you… The Friday Harbor Wolverines take on the Oroville Hornets in Wenatchee Friday Night at 7:00 pm for a trip to the state tournament in Spokane. The game will be broadcast live on 1650 AM in Friday Harbor and on Oly Archibald and  Continue Reading