Topic: Schools

Sports update: Soccer adds to streak, football runs into huge NV squad…

Written on September 28, 2009 at 9:08 am, by

* With a strong La Conner team on the horizon (we play them Thursday this week, at their place), the girls soccer team expected a tough time at Meridian last Saturday, and got it – and won 2-0 for their sixth straight win. Carried by goals from Emma Ytander and Mandy Turnbull, keeper Hannah Snow  Continue Reading

That fundraiser next Friday….

Written on September 26, 2009 at 7:21 am, by

The fundraiser to raise awareness about organ transplants & blood donating, using Greg Sawyer’s kidneys for the educable moment…it’s picking up steam. And…it’s moving to Roche Harbor for next Friday (the 2nd). Here’s more from FHHS senior Hannah Waite: NEW LOCATION: Roche Harbor Pavilion! Hello, Everyone, What a great response there has been to help  Continue Reading

Pay it forward: $4 million legacy gift announced this morning….

Written on September 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm, by

Wow. One of the cool things at the schools here is the announcement (at FHHS & SSIS) of a scholarship that pays a deserving student’s four years at a university. It’s always been kept quiet about where that comes from, but the program just got an incredible boost from the generosity of islander Jerry Inskeep,  Continue Reading

Making it work at FHHS…

Written on September 25, 2009 at 10:56 am, by

Two of the most familiar faces at Friday Harbor High are also among the most hard-working. Janet Chamberlain & Connie Biggers (and others!) do a super job of helping keep the FHHS front office moving along smoothly, for students & parents, and, as you can see, go the extra mile with the extra smile –  Continue Reading

Amazing Wolverines stay on track….

Written on September 25, 2009 at 10:26 am, by

Sports update…. • The Wolverine soccer team made it five in a row as they clipped Mount Vernon Christian 7-0 last night at their place. FHHS (5-2) got goals from Alex MacDonald (her first goal!), Jenny MacDonald, Lola Elford, and Emma Ytander. The girls will be tested by a tough Meridian team tomorrow, in Bellingham;  Continue Reading

The Class of '99 checks in…

Written on September 21, 2009 at 1:03 am, by

It was a nice get-together for old friends, as members of the Class of ’99 collected this weekend on the island with events all over – at Herb’s, at Jackson’s Beach, at Haley’s. I have a couple of folks who promised to send more pictures, so I’ll post ’em when I see ’em. And a  Continue Reading

The Class of ’99 checks in…

Written on September 21, 2009 at 1:03 am, by

It was a nice get-together for old friends, as members of the Class of ’99 collected this weekend on the island with events all over – at Herb’s, at Jackson’s Beach, at Haley’s. I have a couple of folks who promised to send more pictures, so I’ll post ’em when I see ’em. And a  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on September 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm, by

• The Wolverine Women soccer team (3-2) made it three in a row with a 3-0 victory over Evergreen Lutheran (2-3) of Federal Way on Saturday. The game also marked the third straight shutout (9-0 over Concrete, 6-0 over North Sound Christian) for keeper Hannah Snow & her defense – the girls play Orcas under  Continue Reading

New head honcho at SVC….

Written on September 2, 2009 at 3:01 am, by

He used to run summer soccer camps & events before he an Missy moved to the island. Now he’s moved up to the top spot for Skagit Valley College on the island, replacing departed director Denise King. Islanders first got to know Randy Martin as the FHHS girls soccer coach in 2000, and during that  Continue Reading

Tigers get it going….

Written on September 1, 2009 at 9:47 am, by

The senior Tigers won 40-something to nothing on Saturday here on the island to get their season off on the right foot…check here for their schedule (and the two other teams) & more. The guys return to action in two weeks, after taking this coming Labor Day weekend off.

That levy’s coming around…

Written on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading

That levy's coming around…

Written on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading

Meeting the new superintendent…

Written on August 15, 2009 at 9:36 am, by

One of the great things about hanging out at the Fair is visiting with old friends & meeting new ones…I finally got a chance to meet up with our new interim school superintendent, Walt Wegener at the school district booth. He’s a friendly guy with good ideas about how to direct the district through its  Continue Reading

Flying high….

Written on July 26, 2009 at 12:34 am, by

At this year’s graduation ceremony at Friday Harbor High, I was thinking how proud the late John Volk would have been to know that Conner Johns received the scholarship named after him – Conner is the kind of great person who is a positive, bright light, and you would find him absolutely trustworthy…this is a  Continue Reading

Running with Wolfs… keeping up with Emily & Chris

Written on July 24, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

You know by now that Emily & Chris Wolf are heading for Qater to teach for a couple of years & to settle in with Nolan & Gretta… Chris leaves behind his Town Council job & middle-school teaching gig, while Emily leaves the library as they head out on this great adventure. They’re gonna keep  Continue Reading

Running with Wolfs… keeping up with Emily & Chris

Written on July 24, 2009 at 12:10 am, by

You know by now that Emily & Chris Wolf are heading for Qater to teach for a couple of years & to settle in with Nolan & Gretta… Chris leaves behind his Town Council job & middle-school teaching gig, while Emily leaves the library as they head out on this great adventure. They’re gonna keep  Continue Reading

Denise heads for Missouri…

Written on July 16, 2009 at 10:39 am, by

The problem with having so many talented folks around here is sometimes they get recruited for other gigs… I hear Denise King is heading for Missouri to serve as Dean of Arts and Humanities at St. Charles Community College. Denise came to become Director at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center back in October 2005 (here’s  Continue Reading

Michael’s in action… on Vashon

Written on July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am, by

The local online paper on Vashon says their new superintendent (and our old one) Michael Soltman is off to a fast start there – here’s the story. Michael’s last day here on the island was just two weeks ago…

Michael's in action… on Vashon

Written on July 16, 2009 at 12:04 am, by

The local online paper on Vashon says their new superintendent (and our old one) Michael Soltman is off to a fast start there – here’s the story. Michael’s last day here on the island was just two weeks ago…

Sign up for Kids’ soccer by August first!

Written on July 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

It’s the middle of the summer, so that means it’s time to get the kids signed up…the Soccer Board has some new members, and it’s time to get your kids on the roster – here’s more from Travis Ayers: San Juan Island Soccer Association Announces New Board and Online Registration SJISA announces new board members  Continue Reading

Sign up for Kids' soccer by August first!

Written on July 14, 2009 at 9:08 pm, by

It’s the middle of the summer, so that means it’s time to get the kids signed up…the Soccer Board has some new members, and it’s time to get your kids on the roster – here’s more from Travis Ayers: San Juan Island Soccer Association Announces New Board and Online Registration SJISA announces new board members  Continue Reading

The Class of 1969…together this weekend

Written on July 14, 2009 at 12:15 am, by

You’ll remember I ran a couple of photos a couple of months ago of the FHHS Class of ’69, who are having their reunion this weekend…here are the links again (with photos), in case you missed them: About the class in first grade About the graduating class Have a great time!