Topic: Schools

Spring Street Spring Fling Auction…it’s this weekend!

Written on May 5, 2010 at 12:48 pm, by

Spring Street International School‘s annual “Spring Fling” auction and community celebration is held at the San Juan Island Yacht Club. This year’s event will be May 8th, 2010, 5:00 to 8:30 pm. Here’s the scoop, from the San Juan Island Events Calendar. Here’s more about the auction items – see ya there! Here’s  a bit  Continue Reading

Baseball & softball on a roll…

Written on May 5, 2010 at 9:15 am, by

Couple of weeks ago you might have seen truckloads of baseball & softball players parading through town…Update reporter Sophie Rice did, and shot some photos that we put into a little slideshow for you….here’s the pictures of the kids, and the rest of the story from Kris Brown at Printonyx: Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball  Continue Reading

Community Dinner! Wahoo!

Written on May 4, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

The Community Dinner is today – see ya there! I asked Liz what was on the menu – here’s the scoop: Please come join us on Tuesday, Cuatro de Mayo for a great meal and entertainment! The Chef 1.0 and 2.0 students will be serving up tacos, the Culinary Arts students will be making fresh  Continue Reading

Aiming for #21….

Written on May 3, 2010 at 7:49 am, by

The Children’s Festival this past weekend was another reminder why this is a great place to raise kids – this free event has been going on since 1991, and brings together the children of the island to play & get painted & dress up & explore & dance with each other & with their parents  Continue Reading

TED: Learning from kids, listening to kids, and growing….

Written on April 26, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

Twelve-year old Adora Svitak addresses the topic: What adults can learn from kids. Dig it!

Where to eat dinner on the fourth de Mayo….

Written on April 26, 2010 at 12:04 am, by

The cooking classes at FHHS are at it again – this is gonna be great! See ya there!

Getting your office computer act together….

Written on April 15, 2010 at 12:28 am, by

You know how you use Microsoft Word every day (or everybody in your office does) and you could use a little brushup, or maybe even training from the very start? Same with Powerpoint & Excel… At Skagit Valley College (San Juan Center), I teach three-hour workshops that get you up to speed with the programs  Continue Reading

Starting on the right foot at school….

Written on April 6, 2010 at 2:53 am, by

Yep, it’s time for kindergarten signups next week – here’s more from Marty Robinson: Kindergarten Registration Friday Harbor Elementary School welcomes the Kindergarten class of 2010-2011! Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class will be held on Tuesday and Wedneday, April 13 and 14 in the school office. Parents who wish to enroll their children for  Continue Reading

Looking for eggs on the beach….

Written on April 5, 2010 at 3:39 am, by

It’s cool – the Fire Department helps the Easter Bunny hide dozens of eggs, and then hundreds of island kids race to find the Easter eggs as well as the prize eggs. It’s a gathering of the tribe each year at Jackson’s Beach overlooking Griffin Bay on San Juan Island in Washington state in the  Continue Reading

Cascade Christian 6, FHHS 0 in soccer…

Written on April 1, 2010 at 8:28 am, by

Yesterday our young soccer team took on Cascade Christian from down below Seattle… the visitors took a 5-0 lead in the first half to cruise to a 6-0 victory. Our Wolverines wrote the story for the second half, though, as they allowed an early goal before shutting down CC the rest of the way. It  Continue Reading

Tennis rocks on….

Written on March 30, 2010 at 11:38 am, by

Just visited with FHHS tennis coach Dick Barnes to see how the season’s going…he’s liking what he sees. At present, he has Rebecca Leff at #1 singles, with Emma Ytander at #2; in doubles he has Hannah Snow & Jenny Dunn (#1) and Shanti Neff-Baro & Alex MacDonald (#2) as he heads into spring break  Continue Reading

Wolverines drop opener to Forks High 4-1

Written on March 26, 2010 at 10:44 pm, by

You know Forks – yep, that’s the place the “Twilight” movies were filmed… Well, the Friday Harbor boys soccer team got to finally get their season underway with Forks Friday afternoon after their first three opponents postponed matches till later in the year…and they got off on the right foot for the first three quarters  Continue Reading

The new Mr. San Juan – it’s Dan!

Written on March 22, 2010 at 12:59 am, by

Click here to see the evening. You know it’s fun – to make a little coin for the PTA at the elementary school, last year they held the first Mr. San Juan Contest, which John Sable won. This year’s contest featured Bob Benz, Patrick Minney, Scott Zehner, Geody Howden, Donny Galt, and Dan Deshon as  Continue Reading

Eighth grade Tigers claw their way to the top….

Written on March 21, 2010 at 11:33 pm, by

This past weekend, the two eighth grade teams hosted off-island squads – the Black Tigers played Granite Falls twice in a double header (winning both by 15), while the Orange Tigers took on Orcas, coming out on top by 8. Both teams are fun to watch. They play an up-tempo game that exploits both the  Continue Reading

Next up….

Written on March 19, 2010 at 1:09 am, by

What’s happening: • Last night the Wolverine softball girls topped Coupeville 13-2 behind Kerri Goff’s pitching & some nifty fielding by the FHHS infield. The girls head for a jamboree this weekend… Meanwhile, there is still action this weekend at home – the Black Tigers (eighth graders) play visiting Granite Falls on Saturday at 11:30am  Continue Reading


Written on March 17, 2010 at 10:22 am, by

Poetry, writing contest & more….

Written on March 17, 2010 at 12:55 am, by

Beth & Melina from the Library have more: In recognition of National Poetry Month celebrations in April, the San Juan Island Library is sponsoring a Poetry Workshop for elementary aged kids grades 3 through 6 on Thursday, April 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students will learn how to use their unique voices to craft poems in  Continue Reading

What’s up at Paideia…

Written on March 17, 2010 at 12:16 am, by

News from Paideia School…first, a report from Lori Miller (photos) & Po Powell about their trip: Paideia School 5th and 6th grades went to the Capitol in Olympia last Friday and visited the senate and house of representatives.  They were voting on ferry expenditures while we were in the viewing area!  Kevin Ranker  and his  Continue Reading

Only 45 tickets left…

Written on March 16, 2010 at 9:27 am, by

You waited too long & missed Grease last year…they were sold out! You missed the first week of the Playwrights Festival because you put it off… You fooled around and missed the ferry in Anacortes last weekend because you HAD to stop at McDonald’s…. When will the madness end???? This time, I’m TELLING YA –  Continue Reading

Finishing touches on the entrance to the kindergarten….

Written on March 10, 2010 at 12:28 am, by

There’s a lot to this story – here’s more from Debbi Fincher: When we first talked in September of creating a safer place for our kindergartners during “pick-up” times, Ms. Minke, our son’s K teacher, asked if there might be away to honor the memory of those parents who have passed away while their children  Continue Reading

Lacrosse fundrasier…

Written on March 9, 2010 at 10:41 am, by

Sandi Guard wanted you to know: The Friday Harbor Dragons Lacrosse Team is holding our yearly spaghetti dinner fundraiser Thursday March 11, 2010 from 5-7:30 pm at The San Juan County Grange Hall. We promise good food for a great cause. We will be having our famous Dessert Auction at 6:30. Adults are $12 &  Continue Reading

Keeping the beat….

Written on March 9, 2010 at 2:45 am, by

It was awesome. Last night at the elementary school, two great things happened: the Friday Harbor High cooking class put on a dinner that couldn’t be beat, followed by a community drumming session that could be heard on the other side of the Fairgrounds & was a cool way to bring people together. The photos  Continue Reading