Topic: Schools

2 Year Contracts for Teachers and School Employees

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island School District is happy to announce that we have achieved two-year contracts with both the teachers’ union, San Juan Education Association (SJEA), and the classified employees union, Public School Employees of Washington (PSE).  Both contracts target additional funds for the purpose of honoring employees with the greatest longevity in the school district.   Continue Reading

Shaw Wins First Place for Video

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The students at the Shaw Island School recently won first place in a statewide contest promoting earthquake preparedness and safety. Sponsored by the Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup, the competition solicited videos from schools across Washington. Timed to promote the Great Shake Out earthquake drill, this is the second year of the contest, and the second  Continue Reading

SVC to Spain and Portugal

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College to offer two travel abroad opportunities to Spain and Portugal If a visit to the Iberian Peninsula is on your bucket list, then you will want to join SVC Music Department Chair, Dr. Diane Johnson, on one of two travel abroad opportunities to Spain and Portugal in 2019. Dr. Johnson will lead  Continue Reading

Holiday Wreath Sale

Written on October 17, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

The Class of 2019 Kicks off Grad Night Fundraising The Friday Harbor High School Senior Class of 2019/PTSA is now taking orders for their annual Holiday Wreath sale. Get your beautiful, aromatic, long-lasting, 24” Northwest Noble Fir wreath with pinecones, berries, and a handmade bow in the color of your choice for only $25! These  Continue Reading

Phone-A-Thon

Written on October 13, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

It’s that time of year! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Tuesday, October 16th, and Wednesday October 17th, from 5 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer  Continue Reading

Wolverine Football

Written on October 12, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

After being on the road for two straight weeks the Friday Harbor Wolverines get to stay home tonight to take on the LaConner Braves at 6:30.  Both teams are 0-1 having lost to the Concrete Lions. Friday Harbor faces a familiar foe in the Braves from La Conner consisting of mainly sophomores and all starters  Continue Reading

FHHS at Highline

Written on October 5, 2018 at 10:30 am, by

Friday Night under the lights at Highline High School in Burien, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defense will be looking to make a statement. After giving up 26 points total in their first four games of the season the Wolverines’ defense surrendered 27 points to the Concrete Lions last Friday night. The winless Highline Pirates will  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor at Highline Game Preview

Written on October 4, 2018 at 10:07 am, by

Friday Night under the lights at Highline High School in Burien, the Friday Harbor Wolverines defense will be looking to make a statement.  After giving up 26 points total in their first four games of the season the Wolverines’ defense surrendered 27 points to the Concrete Lions last Friday night. The winless Highline Pirates will  Continue Reading

EDC presents Climate Change for Business

Written on September 30, 2018 at 6:10 am, by

EDC presents Climate Change for Business – a workshop on mitigating climate change impacts… Business and farm owners or managers are invited to join the San Juan County Economic Development Council (EDC) for a 5-hour workshop and discussion on the topic of Climate Change for Business, Thursday, October 18th, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.  at  Continue Reading

FHHS Band Performs at 66th Annual UW Band Day

Written on September 29, 2018 at 6:03 am, by

Last Spring, the Friday Harbor High School Band was selected to participate in the University of Washington’s 66thannual Band Day event. Nine FHHS band members, seniors Julian Brown and Lucy Urbach, juniors Jack Knapik, Jonah Strasbourger, and Sander Van Hamersfeld, and sophomores Emily Atwell, Blaze Borgquist, Olivia Brown, and Lizzie Lee, joined other Washington high school bands to  Continue Reading

School Superintendent’s Fall Letter to the Community

Written on September 28, 2018 at 6:05 am, by

Dear Members of our Fabulous Community, The new school year has started and we are all, already, making sure that each and every one of our students is well served in our school district.  And because it is a new school year, we have new people and new plans to share with you! First we are  Continue Reading

FHHS band members to participate in UW Band Day

Written on September 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm, by

We hear from Jill Urbach… “FHHS band members are on their way to participate in UW Band Day today. They’ll get to play on the field during half time tonight. Anna Faris was on our Ferry and was gracious enough to take a picture with all of us.”

Ground n Pound Football Friday

Written on September 21, 2018 at 2:30 pm, by

Story by Mike Martin… There’s something special cooking at Friday Harbor High School this Friday night.  As the FHHS Wolverines’ offense serves up a steady dose of ground and pound rushing attack, the Purple and Gold boosters club will be serving up a half pound of beef ala In & Out-styled Animal Burger.   The  Continue Reading

Wolverines Football Friday Night

Written on September 14, 2018 at 4:32 pm, by

~ Story written by Kaila Olin “As they go, we go,” FHHS Head Football Coach said of his ground-and-pound offensive line.    And they have gone…off.  In the first game of the season, playing up one level and on the road, his offensive line bashed open holes for Wolverines’ ground-and-pound rushing attack.  In that game,  Continue Reading

FHHF Football

Written on August 31, 2018 at 9:29 am, by

Mike Martin shares this notice with you about Wolverine football… When the Friday Harbor High School Wolverines kick off the 2018 football season Friday night on the road against South Whidbey High School it will mark the 7th season for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio covering FHHS sports, the station’s owner and studio engineer Ken Norris  Continue Reading

Request for FHHS Community Projects

Written on August 29, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

The first semester Friday Harbor High School Community Service-Learning Class will begin August 30th. This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and local organizations. If  Continue Reading

SJISD Board Meeting

Written on August 25, 2018 at 9:05 am, by

Monday Aug 27, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at9:45 am 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

SVC Registration

Written on August 10, 2018 at 10:08 am, by

It’s not too late to register for Fall Quarter at Skagit Valley College. Classes start September 25th. Complete your first two years of a bachelor’s degree and save money on tuition compared to a four-year school. Or, start preparing for your new career with training in one of our workforce programs. Learn more at www.skagit.edu/programs  Continue Reading

Dougeldyne/Flechtel Corporation Places 2nd

Written on August 1, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

After 42 hours of design and preparation, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Team and associate schools from Texas, Colorado, Pakistan, India and the UK placed second at the International Space Settlement Design Competition World Championship. According to the judges, the margin between the first and second place team was paper-thin, the decision coming after three hours  Continue Reading

Library Says Thanks

Written on July 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Thank You to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund On behalf of the entire San Juan Island Library Youth Services staff, I would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the San Juan Island Community Foundation Women’s Fund for their generous support of our Middle Grade Book Club. For the 2018-2019 school year,  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College in the News

Written on June 18, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College Receives Grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and Equity    >> Selected from more than 300 grant proposals INDIANAPOLIS — From a pool of 312 nationwide applicants, Skagit Valley College (SVC) was one of 19 college and universities selected to receive funding from Lumina Foundation’s Fund for Racial Justice and  Continue Reading

San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College Commencement

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

All of the San Juan Islands are invited to the San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College 2018 Commencement celebrating our island’s graduating students.  The Commencement is being held Wednesday June 13th at 1:00 PM at the Brickworks in Friday Harbor.  Joining in the celebration of our graduates will be the President of Skagit Valley  Continue Reading