Topic: Schools

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

Wintery Days and Good Books

Written on December 14, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

For those cold indoor months, join a literature class in the warmth of the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College studying three different works and the formal strategies of novels and shorter fictional stories. Books that will be read and discussed are: The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre & If on a Winters Night a  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College

SVC Open Enrollment

Written on December 13, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter Open Enrollment is going on now for Winter Quarter!  Classes begin January 4th. Step into a new career or upgrade your job skills! Our High demand areas include: Culinary Environmental Conservation Manufacturing Sustainable Agriculture Fire Protection Also SVC’s Bachelor of Applied Science in  Continue Reading

Book of Birds

Written on December 8, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we have this great suggestion from Leslie and Val Veirs for a great locally produced Stocking Stuffer… Dear Islanders: As the holiday season continues and the Mount Grant Campaign nears its goal (only $25,000 to go!), community members have a unique gift-buying opportunity.  The charming Book of Birds, written and illustrated by  Continue Reading

Third Annual Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament

Written on December 5, 2016 at 10:20 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard attended the FHHS basketball tournament this past weekend and got some beautiful photos of the action. See them all at the link below. Here’s a note from Aaron: “I shot all four games played by the Wolverines, out of eight total in the tournament, with these scores: Friday Girls: Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

LEOs Give to Schools

Written on November 25, 2016 at 10:36 am, by

This week, the high school LEOs Club presented San Juan Schools Foundation with a $500 check towards the school arts program. The LEOs Club of San Juan Island works all year to earn money to give to worthy community causes. They also donate time to community projects like building the Island Rec Playground at Carter  Continue Reading

FHHS Girls Soccer Thanks Donors

Written on November 23, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Paul Hopkins shares this note of thanks… It was a year of change. The Friday Harbor High School Wolverine Girls Soccer team enjoyed another successful season that included several changes. The biggest of which was a brand new field at the new John O. Linde Community Park (Carter Avenue ball fields). The field is much  Continue Reading

Holiday Wreaths!

Written on November 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm, by

Seniors will be outside Lowe Construction—across the street from Brickworks during The Farmers Market – Saturday November 19th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm selling holiday wreaths. Don’t miss out! The proceeds support Grad Night, so come out and get your wreath and support a good cause.

Island Artisan Holiday Market

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Island Artisan Lauren Jawer gives a bit of background and invites you to this popular island event… In Dr. Suess’, Horton Hears A Who, a world exists within a world that only Horton can hear with his attuned elephant ears. On our tender SJI their exists a low profile group that works year round in  Continue Reading

The Grunch is in the House!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre production of The Grunch, A New Musical is all set for the Whittier THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20. More than 60 Island youth and adults/parents take the stage in this heartwarming and funny story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on November 7, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Greetings Community Members Teachers, Staff, Parents, and Students, As I reflect on the past month, I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a generous and vibrant community. Last month, the San Juan Public Schools Foundation held its annual phone-a-thon. It was an honor to volunteer and call community members. The wonderful thing about the  Continue Reading

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

Kendra Pew Named as a “Commended Student”

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

FHHS Student Kendra Pew named as a “Commended Student” in the National Merit Scholarship Program Fred Woods, Principal of Friday Harbor High School, announced today that Kendra Pew has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), will  Continue Reading

A Little Night Music

Written on October 24, 2016 at 3:19 pm, by

Spring Street International School Presents: A Little Night Music with Pianist Grisha Krivchenia A concert featuring seasonal works for piano, including Beethoven’s haunting “Moonlight” sonata. Saturday, October 29, 7pm Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church 425 Spring Street Donations gratefully accepted in support of arts programming at Spring Street International School

Games Cancelled

Written on October 14, 2016 at 9:50 am, by

Rod Turnbull, Athletic Director at the high school has a couple of notices about cancellations this weekend… Hi all, We have had to cancel our volleyball match with Sultan on Saturday, October 15 due to the predicted weather issues.  We do not have a reschedule date at this time. Also due to the predicted weather, we  Continue Reading