Topic: Schools

Next up….

Written on March 19, 2010 at 1:09 am, by

What’s happening: • Last night the Wolverine softball girls topped Coupeville 13-2 behind Kerri Goff’s pitching & some nifty fielding by the FHHS infield. The girls head for a jamboree this weekend… Meanwhile, there is still action this weekend at home – the Black Tigers (eighth graders) play visiting Granite Falls on Saturday at 11:30am  Continue Reading

Gotcha!

Written on March 17, 2010 at 10:22 am, by

Poetry, writing contest & more….

Written on March 17, 2010 at 12:55 am, by

Beth & Melina from the Library have more: In recognition of National Poetry Month celebrations in April, the San Juan Island Library is sponsoring a Poetry Workshop for elementary aged kids grades 3 through 6 on Thursday, April 15 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Students will learn how to use their unique voices to craft poems in  Continue Reading

What’s up at Paideia…

Written on March 17, 2010 at 12:16 am, by

News from Paideia School…first, a report from Lori Miller (photos) & Po Powell about their trip: Paideia School 5th and 6th grades went to the Capitol in Olympia last Friday and visited the senate and house of representatives.  They were voting on ferry expenditures while we were in the viewing area!  Kevin Ranker  and his  Continue Reading

Only 45 tickets left…

Written on March 16, 2010 at 9:27 am, by

You waited too long & missed Grease last year…they were sold out! You missed the first week of the Playwrights Festival because you put it off… You fooled around and missed the ferry in Anacortes last weekend because you HAD to stop at McDonald’s…. When will the madness end???? This time, I’m TELLING YA –  Continue Reading

Finishing touches on the entrance to the kindergarten….

Written on March 10, 2010 at 12:28 am, by

There’s a lot to this story – here’s more from Debbi Fincher: When we first talked in September of creating a safer place for our kindergartners during “pick-up” times, Ms. Minke, our son’s K teacher, asked if there might be away to honor the memory of those parents who have passed away while their children  Continue Reading

Lacrosse fundrasier…

Written on March 9, 2010 at 10:41 am, by

Sandi Guard wanted you to know: The Friday Harbor Dragons Lacrosse Team is holding our yearly spaghetti dinner fundraiser Thursday March 11, 2010 from 5-7:30 pm at The San Juan County Grange Hall. We promise good food for a great cause. We will be having our famous Dessert Auction at 6:30. Adults are $12 &  Continue Reading

Keeping the beat….

Written on March 9, 2010 at 2:45 am, by

It was awesome. Last night at the elementary school, two great things happened: the Friday Harbor High cooking class put on a dinner that couldn’t be beat, followed by a community drumming session that could be heard on the other side of the Fairgrounds & was a cool way to bring people together. The photos  Continue Reading

A project called The Greeting Place is underway…

Written on February 24, 2010 at 12:01 am, by

It was sixteen years ago that my son began kindergarten at Friday Harbor Elementary School…one of the great deals about picking him up outside the kindergarten door was getting to hang out with the other parents (many of whom are still friends, as we made our way through sports & classes & activities & dating  Continue Reading

The FHHS postseason continues….

Written on February 16, 2010 at 11:58 am, by

This week, the Wolverines begin postseason play with both basketball & wrestling…here’s the scoop: • Today, the boys basketball team heads to Lynden Christian to begin their journey in the playoffs, playing at 5:30pm. The guys ended up second in league this year with a steady performance over Mount Vernon Christian Friday night, and got  Continue Reading

Orca Bowl Champs…again!

Written on February 10, 2010 at 12:27 am, by

It was cool to hear that FHHS took the state Orca Bowl again (last time was 2006 or so), which means the kids will be heading for the national title competition later this spring. The team comes to its talent honestly, with an ocean sciences pedigree – Stewart’s dad is the Marine Labs director, Hannah  Continue Reading

The Father & Daughter Dance was great!

Written on February 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm, by

Last Friday’s Father Daughter Dance marked the fifth year that Island Rec offered the event, and it went great – there were carnations & pictures for all the girls & their dates (who ranged from very small to adult-sized – there is no age limit). Doug Rhine kept everybody dancing the whole time, and a  Continue Reading

Basketball tonight!

Written on February 7, 2010 at 12:40 am, by

Yep, it’s the last games of the season…the girls’ JV has their last game – they were winners of Tuesday’s game against Concrete in which foul trouble found the Wolverines with only three players on the floor but came away with a victory anyway. The boys’ JV wraps it up, too, while the varsities warm  Continue Reading

Around the island, around town, and around the sound….

Written on February 5, 2010 at 6:27 am, by

Lots of comings & goings…let’s see what’s up…. • I hear Kristina Anderson (FHHS ’01) is expecting a son in the summer – congrats, Kristina! • Seems to me I’ve been hearing of islanders going all over the place, to wit: Juan & Heidi Lopez (Spain, this week), Mike & Sandy Buckley (Hawaii, couple of  Continue Reading

FHHS girls & boys win in basketball this weekend…prep for Tuesday at Orcas

Written on February 1, 2010 at 2:36 am, by

Picking up a couple…the two varsity teams won both Friday & Saturday, including a tough game for the girls against tough Darrington, which ended with the Wolverines controlling the middle & winning by 22. Friday Harbor heads over to Orcas on Tuesday as the league-leading girls hope to stay on top, while the boys continue  Continue Reading

In other basketball action…

Written on February 1, 2010 at 2:15 am, by

Up & coming…it was fun to see the younger girls play on Sunday in Island Rec’s winter league. These pictures are by FHHS junior Maggie Anderson, who hardly missed a shot Friday night (she scored 26) & got some good ones here, too.

Spelling Bee…today!

Written on February 1, 2010 at 12:00 am, by

Mike Close has the details for this afternoon’s event: The 2010 Friday Harbor Community Spelling Bee will be held at the San Juan Community Theatre on Tuesday, February 2, at 3:30 p.m. The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, and features 4th through 8th grade classroom champions from  Continue Reading

Concert & dinner…

Written on January 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm, by

I heard from Grisha at Spring Street International School that this is gonna be fun, this weekend on Saturday the 30th: Spring Street International School Presents South American Dinner and Concert at the Mullis Center! All proceeds go towards travel scholarships and to an orphanage in Cusco, Peru. Food prepared with the guidance of Chef Paul  Continue Reading

Concert & dinner…

Written on January 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm, by

I heard from Grisha at Spring Street International School that this is gonna be fun, this weekend on Saturday the 30th: Spring Street International School Presents South American Dinner and Concert at the Mullis Center! All proceeds go towards travel scholarships and to an orphanage in Cusco, Peru. Food prepared with the guidance of Chef Paul  Continue Reading

Nana named Violet Richardson Award winner….

Written on January 26, 2010 at 12:07 am, by

We have great kids around here, and here’s one of ’em – the Soroptimists’ Marie DiCristina has more about Nana: Diana (“Nana”) Eisenhauer received the 2010 Violet Richardson Award for her ongoing community service as an after school tutor.   Nana, a Friday Harbor High School junior, was honored at the Soroptimist club meeting on January  Continue Reading

Girls climb to top of league, beat LaConner…

Written on January 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm, by

Both LaConner & Friday Harbor brought their one-loss records to the gym Friday night, and the Wolverines delivered the goods to beat the Braves 48-34 & take sole possession of the league’s top spot. FHHS played the game at full-throttle for three quarters, then cranked it up in the fourth to control the end of  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