Topic: Schools

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

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