Topic: Schools

Food for Thought….and the music & Art Walk

Written on January 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm, by

Last night it was cool to hear how good the band is sounding these days, how beautiful & compelling our artists are, and how good school food can be. The Community Dinner & Art Walk (with music by the band) made for a good evening, and provided the backdrop for the community service presentations by  Continue Reading

Food for Thought….and the music & Art Walk

Written on January 21, 2010 at 1:37 pm, by

Last night it was cool to hear how good the band is sounding these days, how beautiful & compelling our artists are, and how good school food can be. The Community Dinner & Art Walk (with music by the band) made for a good evening, and provided the backdrop for the community service presentations by  Continue Reading

When we were young & calling the class of 2027!

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

This is gonna be fun. Let’s start with the picture above…click here to see a full screen version (much cooler). That’s the kids who became the Class of 2006 when they were babies (That picture was taken by Kathy Ballard, by the way.) See how many of you know – they didn’t change THAT much.  Continue Reading

When we were young & calling the class of 2027!

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

This is gonna be fun. Let’s start with the picture above…click here to see a full screen version (much cooler). That’s the kids who became the Class of 2006 when they were babies (That picture was taken by Kathy Ballard, by the way.) See how many of you know – they didn’t change THAT much.  Continue Reading

Student exhibitions & community dinner….

Written on January 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm, by

Look, DON’T cook Wednesday – go eat at FHHS & check out what the school’s been doing! Here’s more from Janet at Friday Harbor High: Please join us for the High School Exhibition on January 20, 5:30-7:30 with a performance by the Jazz Band, Art Walk-A-Bout and Community Project Class Presentations. Also our Food for  Continue Reading

Student exhibitions & community dinner….

Written on January 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm, by

Look, DON’T cook Wednesday – go eat at FHHS & check out what the school’s been doing! Here’s more from Janet at Friday Harbor High: Please join us for the High School Exhibition on January 20, 5:30-7:30 with a performance by the Jazz Band, Art Walk-A-Bout and Community Project Class Presentations. Also our Food for  Continue Reading

Dinner this weekend…

Written on January 15, 2010 at 1:20 am, by

Here’s the scoop from Jill Hopkins with Spring Street International School – it’s their dinner/fundraiser & includes great Thai food (thanks to Gretchen Allison), plus short videos about the community projects the students are doing overseas. The deal: Fundraiser for Spring Street International School travelers and their overseas service projects. Thai Dinner for SSIS with  Continue Reading

Peter Pan was a blast!

Written on January 11, 2010 at 2:28 am, by

When FHHS drama teacher & play director Fred Yockers said his end-of-show remarks this weekend, “I hope you wake up in the morning & see a twelve-year-old in the mirror…” he had a whole show that told that story – stay young & stay alive, like Peter & the folks from Neverland. Yep, there was  Continue Reading

Weekend: FHHS Basketball rolls over Orcas, falls to LC…

Written on January 11, 2010 at 1:44 am, by

Ya gotta like what you see on the hardwood lately. On Friday night, the Wolverine boys thumped visiting Orcas 61-44 behind a stingy defense & opportunistic shooting. The score wasn’t that close either – FHHS was ahead 55-29 near the end of the third quarter. Saturday, the Wolverines had a tough time with Lynden Christian  Continue Reading

Everybody in Peter Pan….

Written on January 6, 2010 at 12:27 am, by

You already know that the high school’s Peter Pan runs from Thursday to Sunday this week (so get your tix now, ’cause that’s ALL, babay! Here’s more.) Well, folks have been asking me who in the Friday Harbor High Drama Group plays PP (Tristan Wood, ya know), but I went & chased up the whole  Continue Reading

Stillpoint kids visit the Convalescent Center….

Written on December 2, 2009 at 12:59 am, by

Right before Thanksgiving, the kids from Stillpoint School performed for the folks at the convalescent center…here’s more from Dori & Kate: Dear Ian, Hi! We wanted to show you a picture of our students performing Readers’ Theater plays a couple of weeks ago for the Convalescent Center residents! It’s part of our monthly connection with  Continue Reading

Ann's retirement…

Written on November 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm, by

Since she came to the island in 2005 to take over as principal at Friday Harbor Middle School (when 14 year veteran principal Court Bell retired), Ann Spratt has proven to be the steady hand on the wheel that a district undergoing change needs. Her much-needed mix of humor, experience, and administrative moxie helped oversee  Continue Reading

Ann’s retirement…

Written on November 24, 2009 at 12:44 pm, by

Since she came to the island in 2005 to take over as principal at Friday Harbor Middle School (when 14 year veteran principal Court Bell retired), Ann Spratt has proven to be the steady hand on the wheel that a district undergoing change needs. Her much-needed mix of humor, experience, and administrative moxie helped oversee  Continue Reading

The Family Theatre's Merry Firebird is this weekend!

Written on November 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The last three years this has been fun, and this year’s show promises to be as well – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: SJCT’s Family Theatre takes us to a colorful land of discovery and adventure THIS Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. The Merry Firebird, written and directed  Continue Reading

The Family Theatre’s Merry Firebird is this weekend!

Written on November 20, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

The last three years this has been fun, and this year’s show promises to be as well – here’s more from Jan at the Community Theatre: SJCT’s Family Theatre takes us to a colorful land of discovery and adventure THIS Friday at 7:00 pm and Saturday at 2:00 pm. The Merry Firebird, written and directed  Continue Reading

Tigers come close, lose in championship game…

Written on November 16, 2009 at 10:21 am, by

Our Tigers played in a game that left islanders proud we were represented by such a great bunch…here’s more from Kris Brown: Friday Harbor fans, few in number and very cold, held out until the bitter end in hopes that the Senior Tigers would triumph in the 2009 North Cascade Youth Football League championship game  Continue Reading

New school board members come aboard…

Written on November 12, 2009 at 1:46 pm, by

You probably heard that Todd Roberts & Sally Bryan finished their terms on the San Juan Island School District School Board a couple of weeks ago (and thanks, Sally & Todd, for the good things you’ve done for our school!) Elected last week to replace them: Roche Harbor General Manager Brent Snow, who has been  Continue Reading

Meeting for parents interested in adoption….

Written on November 9, 2009 at 1:22 am, by

Sandy Strelou reports: The long awaited community discussion on adoption is taking place on Sunday, November 15th, 6-8pm at the library. Prospective adoptive parents and adoptive parents are warmly invited to attend. We have a great panel of speakers including adoptive parents who have adopted through the state foster system, internationally, and through private adoption  Continue Reading

Come watch the Tigers in Oak Harbor!

Written on November 5, 2009 at 11:26 am, by

Saturday both of our teams – the Junior Tigers & the Senior Tigers – play in Oak Harbor as they play towards next week’s championship game. Kris Brown has more: The Tiger Juniors and Seniors have done their job to make it to the second round of single elimination playoffs. Now the Friday Harbor Athletic  Continue Reading

Tiger football: Double win last Saturday….

Written on November 2, 2009 at 5:04 am, by

Wahoo! The Junior Tigers & The Senior Tigers both won in their playoff games on Saturday – here’s more from Tiger Reporter Kris Brown: Seniors win in final seconds: 12-6 A yellow flag lay on the Friday Harbor Tigers’  three yard line. Down 6-0 late in the fourth quarter, the Senior Tigers were being called  Continue Reading

The elementary school Halloween Parade was a blast…

Written on November 2, 2009 at 12:23 am, by

One of the things that brings the island together (and keeps us all from working for an a hour or so, after lunch) is the kids’ costume parade each Halloween. This year’s came a day early, and came during the part of the day Friday that it didn’t rain, which was cool. Here’s Josie’s &  Continue Reading

Football comes close in mud bowl; volleyball & soccer drop from playoffs

Written on November 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm, by

• Last time the Friday Harbor football team played Lynden Christian, about a month ago, the two teams took the game into overtime and settled thing with an overtime field goal by the Lyncs in a 23-20 thriller. The rematch last Friday felt similar…both teams took the ball to the opponent’s one-yard line but couldn’t  Continue Reading