Topic: Schools

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

Homecoming – this week!

Written on October 20, 2009 at 8:48 am, by

It’s this week at Friday Harbor High – dressup days all week, with the parade, pep rally & game on Friday, against Meridian…the parade’s early this year (4:15pm) because there’s a jv football game at 5pm, with the varsity playing under the lights at 7:30pm. See you there! Here are photos from last year’s parade  Continue Reading

Wolverines win 2-1 over Nooksack Valley…

Written on October 17, 2009 at 3:31 pm, by

The Wolverines scored early & late & made that stand up for a 2-1 victory over Nooksack Valley Saturday afternoon. The game began in a torrential downpour that lightened up to a Northwest mist in the second half, but FHHS adjusted to the sloppy field conditions by the time things got rolling. Forward Emma Ytander  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Written on October 17, 2009 at 11:39 am, by

The Wolverines football team lost at Nooksack Valley last night, 52-0. FHHS plays Meridian this coming Friday for homecoming…

New door…

Written on October 16, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

There are doors/gates for tennis at the high school at each end of the courts, but this is a new one in the middle part of the fence. Probably related to the budget cuts.

Sports update….

Written on October 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm, by

• Friday night lights: The football guys head to Nooksack Valley tonight to play the Pioneers… • The tennis team‘s games today are cancelled (look outside & you’ll see why, rubber ducky), so they’ll leave Saturday morning to head to Coupeville to make it up. Districts are set for here, next Wednesday. • At Orcas  Continue Reading

Last match…

Written on October 15, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

The FHHS tennis boys have their last season match this Friday at Coupeville, a warmup for next Wednesday’s district tourney.

Words to live by….

Written on October 14, 2009 at 10:19 pm, by

You were there at graduation & you said it too: Valedictorian Albert Strasser’s speech about the Five Step Process of Happiness was not only well-done, but insightful. Albert’s going to classes this morning at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and he’ll probably get mobbed & have the job offers start rolling in, since I  Continue Reading

Phonathon's next week, but you can donate now!

Written on October 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by

Look – I’ll make this easy for ya. Just go to the Schools Foundation webpage (it’s here: http://www.sjpsf.org/) and look on the left side at that button that says “Donate Now!” Click it, then check your home budget & see how much you can spare. Or wait till next week when the Phone-A-Thon folks call.  Continue Reading

Phonathon’s next week, but you can donate now!

Written on October 14, 2009 at 1:17 pm, by

Look – I’ll make this easy for ya. Just go to the Schools Foundation webpage (it’s here: http://www.sjpsf.org/) and look on the left side at that button that says “Donate Now!” Click it, then check your home budget & see how much you can spare. Or wait till next week when the Phone-A-Thon folks call.  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on October 13, 2009 at 11:38 pm, by

• The Wolverine volleyball team made visiting Shoreline Christian sit up & notice last night in one of the more exciting games of the season, losing 3-0 but with each game a close one: 29-27, 25-23, 25-22. Co-captain Jenny Gustafson says the spirit of the team is high. “We’ve had a lot of changes –  Continue Reading

Open sewing….

Written on October 13, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

When Kay Kohler told me she & the kids have “open sewing” going on at the high school tech building each Tuesday from 3-4:30pm, I wondered what the deal was – she says anyone is welcome to drop in: they have 8 new Babylock sewing machines from a Gates Grant, so they do mending and  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on October 12, 2009 at 2:55 am, by

Let’s catch up  a bit here: • The football guys had an easy time a week ago with Seattle Lutheran, winning 56-0, then traveled to Lynden Christian last Friday for a draw at 20-20, which was settled in overtime when they made a field goal for the 23-20 win. The Lyncs come here on the  Continue Reading

He's on our side…

Written on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

He’s on our side…

Written on October 12, 2009 at 12:05 am, by

Pretty easy to tell which team FHHS senior tennis player Westin Hedin plays for & roots for….

Phonathon's coming – and we need you!

Written on October 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm, by

The great fundraiser for the Schools Foundation is the Phonathon in a couple of weeks – and they could use a little help. Here’s more from Pamela Williams for the SJISF: This year the San Juan Public Schools Foundation Phonathon is on Monday, October 19th.  The focus is to raise money towards the matching grant  Continue Reading

Phonathon’s coming – and we need you!

Written on October 5, 2009 at 3:10 pm, by

The great fundraiser for the Schools Foundation is the Phonathon in a couple of weeks – and they could use a little help. Here’s more from Pamela Williams for the SJISF: This year the San Juan Public Schools Foundation Phonathon is on Monday, October 19th.  The focus is to raise money towards the matching grant  Continue Reading

That fundraiser rocked…

Written on October 5, 2009 at 9:55 am, by

It was cool to have us all in one place…I kept hearing over & over that it’s why we live here. And it is. Hundreds of well-wishers & parents & students who have been touched by a strong teacher showed up to support his effort to land a kidney transplant. Greg Sawyer is a favorite  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Written on October 2, 2009 at 7:57 am, by

• Last night the soccer girls visited La Conner and came home with a 2-1 loss. The girls had won six in a row, and with seven games left in the season (and a re-match with the Braves on the 27th), get a chance to start a new streak. Emma Ytander contributed the goal in  Continue Reading

Gear Up deal went well … with thanks…

Written on September 30, 2009 at 12:50 am, by

Michele wanted to thank folks for helping with Islanders Bank’s Gear Up program – here’s more: THANK YOU! for making the Islanders Bank 2009-2010 “GEAR UP FOR OUR SCHOOLS CAMPAIGN” A HUGE SUCCESS!!! Thank you to everyone who donated supplies and monetary donations for our schools during our First Annual Gear Up For Our Schools  Continue Reading

Meanwhile, in Qatar…

Written on September 29, 2009 at 3:12 am, by

Just heard from Emily Wolf that the school she’s teaching at is closed this week because of the H1N1 flu…in spite of that, she says she & Chris are loving it teaching there, and the kids like it too. And…she says she misses the island and the autumn colors!