Topic: Schools

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

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

The case for a new field, made last week…

Written on November 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm, by

Last week, our soccer and football teams ran into field conditions on our high school field that were sufficiently bad that our last home soccer game was moved because the field was deemed unplayable, & our football game Friday was played in a mudbath. After going and watching the soccer girls on Thursday at Oak  Continue Reading

Wolverines drop playoff game to Trojans, play LC on Saturday

Written on October 30, 2009 at 5:37 pm, by

Friday Harbor High (12-5) made it look easy as they scored five minutes into Thursday’s playoff game with Meridian, but the Trojans notched three in the next ten minutes & then made it stand for a 3-1 victory. Junior forward Elle Guard beat Meridian’s keeper for the early putaway, and after that the Meridian defense  Continue Reading

It’s a jambalaya feast!

Written on October 27, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

Coach Dez! tells me the sailing team is gonna raise money on Election Night at the Yacht Club – here’s the scoop: Jambalaya Feast NEW ORLEANS OR BUST!! The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team invite you to come and enjoy a Jambalaya Feast in traditional New  Continue Reading

It's a jambalaya feast!

Written on October 27, 2009 at 12:08 am, by

Coach Dez! tells me the sailing team is gonna raise money on Election Night at the Yacht Club – here’s the scoop: Jambalaya Feast NEW ORLEANS OR BUST!! The San Juan Island Sailing Foundation and the San Juan Island High School Sailing Team invite you to come and enjoy a Jambalaya Feast in traditional New  Continue Reading

Homecoming dance….

Written on October 25, 2009 at 10:20 pm, by

Of course, the big Homecoming Dance was Saturday night at Friday Harbor High, when everyone got dressed up, but the other one was a big part of the Juniors’ float – here’s their dance to Thriller & Ramalama Bang Bang, right before the parade & in between the rain on Friday afternoon before the game…check  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on October 23, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

• The varsity football guys are warming up for Friday night’s homecoming game at 7:30pm with Meridian; the junior varsity gets going at 5pm. (The homecoming parade through town is at 4:15pm, by the way.) • The soccer team (who are 11-4 after beating Mount Vernon Christian on Tuesday & losing to Seattle Christian Thursday)  Continue Reading

You can help with the Garage Sale!

Written on October 22, 2009 at 9:22 am, by

Tanja at the elementary school sent this over (above)…see if you can help out!

A school system to brag about….

Written on October 21, 2009 at 9:05 pm, by

I was looking over the San Juan Public Schools Foundation website & they just updated it with a long list of cool stuff the kids have done in the past year or so. You owe it to yourself to check it out – the site’s list is located here. (And there’s a “Donate now” button  Continue Reading

The Phone-A-Thon gets the job done…

Written on October 21, 2009 at 6:07 pm, by

I asked Lisa Anderson how the PAT went on Monday, and she said it was a good one, especially in the present economic climate: The San Juan Public Schools Foundation held their annual Phon-A-Thon Monday evening and the community “answered the call” to the generous $50,000 matching challenge from KINGS MARKET and FRIDAY HARBOR MARKETPLACE  Continue Reading

Hey, you – sign up to be a Reading Buddy!

Written on October 20, 2009 at 2:28 pm, by

In the past, we’ve had more kids signed up than volunteers…time to turn THAT around! Here’s the scoop from Melina: The San Juan Island Library is seeking adult volunteers to help in its Reading Buddies program. An orientation session for new and returning volunteers is scheduled for Thursday, November 5th from 5:00 to 6:00 pm  Continue Reading