Topic: Schools

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

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 www.skagit.edu/culinary Environmental Conservation www.skagit.edu/basec Manufacturing www.skagit.edu/manufacturing Sustainable Agriculture www.skagit.edu/sage Fire Protection www.skagit.edu/fire 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