Topic: Schools

Poetry: A Love Story with the World

Written on March 14, 2019 at 5:47 am, by

“The fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world” ~Poet and playwright, Derek Walcott Some call poetry the caviar of literature. Others call it nitroglycerin: intense, powerful, explosive. This spring, join poet Jill McCabe Johnson and fall in love with the world of poetry. Jill will guide the class in an exploration  Continue Reading

2019 National Geographic GeoBee Washington State Competition Semifinalist Press Release

Written on March 13, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Local Student Named National Geographic GeoBee Washington State Competition Semifinalist by National Geographic Society Student’s Name: Henry Jensen School Name and Address: Friday Harbor Elementary School Grade Level: 5th The above-named student has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic  Continue Reading

Evinrude Donation

Written on March 12, 2019 at 5:43 am, by

Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology program receives Evinrude outboard engine  Evinrude’s donation of $2 million in engines to the American Boat and Yacht Council Foundation will help train the next generation of Marine Technicians The Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology program is pleased to announce that it has received a new outboard engine  Continue Reading

Spelling Bee Winners

Written on March 11, 2019 at 5:49 am, by

Ted Strutz shares this photo of the winners of last week’s Rotary Spelling Bee… I thought you might like to have a photo from the spelling bee that the Rotary Club conducted. Here is winner Eve Hulse and runner-up Haley Rennick (in the middle) and their teacher Mrs Hallock of the Paideia Classical School. They  Continue Reading

A Letter of Thanks

Written on March 9, 2019 at 5:53 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag we find this letter from Rich Meenan… The San Juan Public Schools Foundation wants to thank everyone who helped make Monday night’s silver anniversary Knowledge Bowl a smashing success: The teams from Friday Harbor 8th through 12th grade, Spring Street International School, Kiwanians (congratulations, winners!), Lions, Soroptimists, and Rotarians for  Continue Reading

Public Reading

Written on March 5, 2019 at 8:23 am, by

Please join us for a reading with Christopher Phillips on March 21st at the Spring Street International School Studio from 6-8 pm Spring Street International School is hosting a reading for Christopher Phillips, author of Socrates Café, Socrates in Love, A Child at Heart, and others. Christopher has worked with adolescents, adults, prisoners, and terminally  Continue Reading

Seniors Vs. Staff Basketball Game

Written on March 4, 2019 at 5:56 am, by

The FHHS Seniors vs Staff basketball game is on! Tip off for the annual GRAD NIGHT fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, March 8th at 6pm. Doors open at 5pm at Turnbull Gym for pre-game dinner and silent dessert auction. Throughout the evening, this entertaining event affords many fun opportunities for community members to support the  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 3, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

Here’s an invitation for you from Liz at the high school… We’re celebrating the onset on Spring with an awesome Community Dinner BBQ! It’s still too cold to eat outside, so join us in the FHHS Commons on March 13th from 5:30 -7:30. Meal Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for kids under 12.  Continue Reading

25th Annual Knowledge Bowl

Written on March 2, 2019 at 10:29 am, by

The 25th silver anniversary of the Knowledge Bowl will be held on March 4 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre.  “This is a fun event for the entire community.  We celebrate knowledge,” said Karen Meenan, a Director of the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, who is sponsoring the event.  A cross between  Continue Reading

14th Annual Spelling Bee

Written on February 27, 2019 at 5:45 am, by

The Rotary Club will hold its 14th Annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 7th 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

School Board Meetings

Written on February 23, 2019 at 8:18 am, by

On Wednesday Feb 27, 2019, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in 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  Continue Reading

Friday School on Late Start Schedule

Written on February 15, 2019 at 5:27 am, by

Friday February 15, 2019 Schools are open on late start schedule, two hours delayed start: Schools will run on a late start schedule commencing at 10:15 a.m. Buses may be slower due to road conditions. Please see the snow route schedules for late start for pick up times  and locations.  

Schools Open With Late Start

Written on February 14, 2019 at 5:29 am, by

Thursday, February 14: SCHOOLS ARE OPEN ON LATE START SCHEDULE, TWO HOURS DELAYED START: Schools will run on a late start schedule commencing at 10:15 a.m. Buses may be slower due to road conditions. Please see the SNOW ROUTE SCHEDULES FOR LATE START on the website for pick up times and locations. https://www.sjisd.wednet.edu/Page/2149   

No School Wednesday February 13

Written on February 13, 2019 at 5:35 am, by

Monday February 11, San Juan Island School District: Two Hour Delay, Snow Routes

Written on February 11, 2019 at 6:23 am, by

Monday February 11: San Juan Island School District is on a two hour delayed start schedule and buses will be on snow routes.

School Board Appoints Superintendent and Superintendent Intern

Written on February 2, 2019 at 5:30 am, by

San Juan Island School District Board of Directors appoints Superintendent and Superintendent Intern for school year 2019-2020. Wednesday January 30, the Board of Directors of San Juan Island School District appointed current Interim Superintendent, Kari McVeigh as Superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year and Fred Woods as a Superintendent Intern for next school year. Fred  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on January 28, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

On Wednesday, January 30, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in 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 the  Continue Reading

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Written on January 16, 2019 at 5:54 am, by

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic comedy written by William Shakespeare. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and  Continue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent of Schools

Written on January 15, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Dear Fabulous Community Members, Happy 2019! This school year, all of our schools have been working to increase consistent and systemic protective factors for our students so that regardless of whatever else may be happening in a student’s life, ALL students find school a safe place to learn, with practices they can count on, and  Continue Reading

Student Art at SJIMA Amazes Visitors

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The students of the Spring Street International School (SSIS) are exhibiting selected works in their show Creative Diversity at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) during January. Responses from visitors include: “Are you telling me this is High School art?” “These pieces are so imaginative and sophisticated.” “Each student has such a strong  Continue Reading

Public School Board Meeting

Written on January 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm, by

On Wednesday January 9, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting and is a Community meeting/Public Hearing format.  The discussion topic is “Characteristics and Attributes for a Successor Superintendent. All public comment,  Continue Reading

SVC News

Written on January 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College’s Automotive Technology program selected as the number one training program in Washington Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that SVC’s Automotive Technology program has been recognized by Auto Mechanics School, an organization that serves as a resource for aspiring and existing automotive professionals https://www.automechanicschooledu.org/washington/ Part of Auto Mechanics School’s mission is  Continue Reading