Topic: Schools

The Public Schools Foundation rolls on…

Written on February 14, 2011 at 12:05 am, by

I was just checking the San Juan Public Schools Foundation website and couldn’t help but note that the Phone-a-thon raised $26,215 this past October, while the Business Promotion added $15,827. The Foundation helps fill in the gap where funding sometimes falls short – check this incredible list which I think shows they make each dollar  Continue Reading

FHHS falls in playoffs; boys’ & girls’ basketball seasons end

Written on February 10, 2011 at 10:16 am, by

Last night it looked pretty promising: The Wolverine boys were ahead of a tough Lynden Christian team by one at the half, and by six early in the third, but the Lyncs roared back to win 61-47 to win their district playoff game and move on to district play. The Wolverines wrapped up a successful  Continue Reading

SSIS reports in from Asia…

Written on February 8, 2011 at 11:28 pm, by

Each winter, a contingent of students & staff from Spring Street International School takes off for Asia for nearly two months from late January to March…here’s their report how the trip is going so far.

FHHS wrestling heads to the postseason this coming weekend…

Written on January 30, 2011 at 11:35 pm, by

The Friday Harbor Wolverines hosted their final regular season meet this past weekend at Hall Gym, and the results left Coach Neil MacDiarmid and assistants Travis Berwald and John Gossom optimistic heading into this weekend’s district tourney. The team is anchored by seniors Maverick Blake (152), Shawn Cutting (160), and Cody West (189), all of  Continue Reading

Gary gives notice…

Written on January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm, by

When a school district has a strong administrator who is widely appreciated & popular with his staff & students, it comes as a surprise to hear he’s moving on. Our elementary school principal is resigning, and the response I’ve heard has been universal that he’s a great one & folks don’t want him to go.  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor eyes are on Texas….

Written on January 6, 2011 at 7:08 am, by

Tomorrow night, FHHS grad Tyler Hart (’07) and the Eastern Washington Eagles play for the national football championship against the Delaware Blue Hens. Both teams ended ranked #1 & #2 in the country at the end of the season, and both are 12-2 coming into the game. The 2011 NCAA Division I Football Championship (FCS)  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Wolverines roll on, all over the country….

Written on December 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm, by

It’s been a good weekend for Friday Harbor High, and former Friday Harbor High players… • Senior receiver Tyler Hart (FHHS ’07) helped lead the Eastern Washington Eagles into the national championship game with Friday’s nationally broadcast win in the semis over Villanova – the title game will be held in Texas on January 7th.  Continue Reading

Seventh Grade Tigers take the top spot…

Written on December 14, 2010 at 10:17 am, by

Here’s the report from Tami: The 7th grade girls SWISH basketball team took first place in the tournament last Saturday. It was a six week season every Saturday off island, including 6am practices in Turnbull gym. This is the second year in a row the team has won first place in their division. Way to  Continue Reading

Tyler’s in the final four, again…

Written on December 13, 2010 at 11:25 am, by

When Tyler Hart played for the Friday Harbor Wolverines, the team made it to the state final four twice back in ’04 & ’05, so it’s familiar territory as he caught the winning pass in overtime Saturday to send Eastern Washington to the semis of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs (that’s like Division I, but smaller)  Continue Reading

You can eat Breakfast with Santa!

Written on December 9, 2010 at 11:28 am, by

The FHMS PTA & Jan sent over the word – this is going to be fun! Here’s more: Breakfast with Santa Returns to Friday Harbor Santa, the Grinch and kids of all ages come together on Saturday, December 11 at 10 a.m. when the Friday Harbor Middle School PTA presents Breakfast with Santa at the  Continue Reading

Why we didn’t paint the middle school purple and black?…and more from Rick

Written on December 9, 2010 at 7:41 am, by

Just got this note from Rick Thompson, our schools superintendent, and I really like the way he draws the picture of what’s good & going right in our school district with clear, easy-to-visualize examples. Here’s his note: In the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of visiting district schools and classrooms.  How great  Continue Reading

Sharing food, sharing a song….

Written on November 23, 2010 at 12:02 am, by

Penelope Haskew asked me to write a song for this Hindi/Indian folk tale called “The Hare in the Moon,” which was one of four tales in the show “Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical.” The tale centers on four animals who want to help honor a holy day by fasting, and then feeding what’s left over  Continue Reading

Let me help you plan your weekend….

Written on November 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm, by

Look…whatever you do this weekend, work it in that you make a visit to see the Community Theatre’s children’s show, Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical. I saw the show Friday night (it plays at 3pm on Saturday & Sunday), and it was great fun. Written and directed by Penelope Haskew, the show drew in the  Continue Reading

Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical – this weekend!

Written on November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm, by

The show opens tonight! Here’s more about it (including a full cast list), and here’s a little video that Teddy Deane sent to you & me that gives you a taste of what’s ahead (put together by Ken Serratt):

Community Dinner – Wednesday night!

Written on November 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm, by

Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical – it’s this weekend!

Written on November 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm, by

Penelope and her crew have been working on writing & planning & rehearsing this play since late spring, and when I dropped by dress rehearsal last Sunday the kids and adults were having fun getting it ready for you. Based on four mythological stories from around the world, the show has music in it this  Continue Reading

Sports wrap up…

Written on November 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm, by

Last Friday, the FHHS football team closed out the fall season with a 27-20 loss at Charles Wright Academy. The weekend before, the volleyball team beat Nooksack (here are videos on YouTube from the match), but was eliminated later in the tourney, ending their season. Good job, Wolverines!

Kids in the streets…

Written on November 2, 2010 at 7:29 am, by

It was a fun Halloween, wasn’t it? I think maybe the only thing better than a day of Halloween is three days…it went on forever! There were people dressing up on Friday the 29th and still dressing up on the 31st… And it all started on Friday with the elementary school’s costume parade down Spring  Continue Reading

Soccer comes to successful end…

Written on November 1, 2010 at 5:46 am, by

This past weekend was the end of the regular season for the island’s soccer program…the on-island teams wrapped up the season under sunny skies (those are the teams that stay on the island for all their games each Saturday), while some of the travelling teams (they play about half their games here, and half over  Continue Reading

Spirit Week 2010…ready for Homecoming!

Written on October 27, 2010 at 6:51 am, by

It was great. This year the Friday Harbor High School Homecoming Parade was earlier than I can remember, with a start time of 3:30pm last Friday, which is a great idea as far as getting the town fired up for the game…’most everybody’s still at work then, and got a chance to see the parade.  Continue Reading

Getting it done: The Phonathon makes it happen!

Written on October 19, 2010 at 7:52 am, by

It was cool last night to see how well it worked: Couple of dozen volunteers, including school administrative staff & students and mamas and papas, plus a committed & energetic board, and a bunch of phones. In a little over three hours they called most of the island to ask for a little help, and  Continue Reading

The Community Dinner is on Wednesday…

Written on October 19, 2010 at 12:18 am, by