Topic: Schools

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

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