Topic: Schools

There’s room at the pre-school…in the Kindergarten Readiness Program

Written on March 31, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Cole Hull says the program at St. David’s is expanding – here’s the scoop: Saint David’s Day School announces the opening of their new Kindergarten Readiness Program designed specifically for Pre-K 4 and 5 year-old children.  The program dovetails into their existing Kindergarten Enrichment program that itself is structured to work in tandem with the  Continue Reading

Eyeing state, FHHS track has lone home meet this Thursday…

Written on March 30, 2011 at 4:00 pm, by

We don’t have that many home track meets this year….only one. So that means this is your only chance to catch our talented squad without having to travel off-island. Drop by FHHS after school on Thursday – see you there!

Sign up so people can sign up for your summer activities…

Written on March 30, 2011 at 2:07 am, by

Debbi Fincher is helping put together the master list – here’s the scoop: I was hoping I could put out a request to anyone offering new summer programs/activities for youth and families. We would like to add new programs to the annual San Juan Island Prevention Coalition Summer Calendar for our youth and families. The  Continue Reading

FHHS sports update…

Written on March 29, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Wasn’t Saturday a great day for getting around & seeing the kids in action? Baseball & softball played at home, while the track team was back from a Friday meet. Today the soccer team travels to University Prep, while softball & Baseball trek to LaConner…golf & tennis played yesterday.

School Foundation donates to school district – way to go!

Written on March 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm, by

Nancy Young and the SJPSF have some good news: The San Juan Public Schools Foundation was pleased to recently donate $32,000 to the San Juan School District. $26,000 went to the FHHS/FHMS to purchase new Literature books, $5,000 went to FHES for Everyday Math Curriculum supplies, and $1,000 went to FHES for Science Curriculum supplies.  Continue Reading

Lacrosse season is underway…

Written on March 28, 2011 at 10:31 am, by

Last season, the San Juan Dragons surprised the state high school lacrosse world by reaching the state finals, and this year the guys are back in action. Their home games this year are on Saturdays, so you have a chance to see them at the high school football/soccer field: 3/26 Woodinville at San Juan 4/2  Continue Reading

¡Hora de Cuentos (Spanish Storytime) at the Library!

Written on March 24, 2011 at 2:11 am, by

Beth Helstien reports that everyone had a great time earlier this week: Hey Ian! Spanish Storytime (or Hora de Cuentos) at the library was a fantastic program Tuesday evening. Brook Landers from Friday Harbor High recruited 3rd year Spanish student Lita Gislason who read Olivia and From Head to Toe out loud to the mixed  Continue Reading

Soccer association seeks CD…here’s more

Written on March 13, 2011 at 10:05 pm, by

Just got this note from Travis, the president of the island’s youth soccer association, who says they have a coaching director job open, and also need a few good coaches for the fall season….here’s more: I know soccer season seems like a long way away, but we have important news. Feel free to forward this  Continue Reading

What DOES a teacher make?

Written on February 24, 2011 at 12:02 am, by

Teacher Taylor Mali has made some inspirational vids of his thoughts about his profession, and I sure appreciate the way he sees things. This will give you an idea…and when you get a chance today, thank a teacher. 🙂

Willy Dunn makes state in wrestling…

Written on February 21, 2011 at 4:23 am, by

For Friday Harbor High junior wrestler Willy Dunn, it began with a trip to state as an alternate as a freshman. He wrestled last year at state as a sophomore, and again last weekend in the 285 pound division. Although he lost both matches in Tacoma, Willy remains upbeat. “The experience helps. Overall, I think  Continue Reading

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