Topic: Schools

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!

Where we’re at with the Skills Center…

Written on July 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm, by

For years now, the Island (and the County, which is all the islands) has been trying to figure out how to provide chances to educate folks in the skills they need to compete in the work world. Earlier this spring, FHHS’s Larry Wight spearheaded a survey to see what residents thought of the notion that  Continue Reading

Where we're at with the Skills Center…

Written on July 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm, by

For years now, the Island (and the County, which is all the islands) has been trying to figure out how to provide chances to educate folks in the skills they need to compete in the work world. Earlier this spring, FHHS’s Larry Wight spearheaded a survey to see what residents thought of the notion that  Continue Reading

The Class of ’79 Reunion…this weekend!

Written on July 3, 2009 at 7:33 am, by

The reunion starts today…. Things kick off at Friday’s Crabhouse tonight at 6:00, with potluck tomorrow night at 5:00pm at the American Legion Basement. Contact: (360) 336 5683 for more information. For a much bigger picture, click here!

The Class of '79 Reunion…this weekend!

Written on July 3, 2009 at 7:33 am, by

The reunion starts today…. Things kick off at Friday’s Crabhouse tonight at 6:00, with potluck tomorrow night at 5:00pm at the American Legion Basement. Contact: (360) 336 5683 for more information. For a much bigger picture, click here!

Great show! (And my nose isn’t growing!)

Written on July 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm, by

The Missoula Children’s Theatre folks came rolling into town last week, cast “Pinocchio,” and put on a heck of a show, I hear. Concepia’s John Sinclair shot some 75 photos during dress rehearsal, and I think it’s cool he asked me to share them with you – they’re fun! (Click here for the gallery). And…Jan  Continue Reading

Great show! (And my nose isn't growing!)

Written on July 1, 2009 at 3:04 pm, by

The Missoula Children’s Theatre folks came rolling into town last week, cast “Pinocchio,” and put on a heck of a show, I hear. Concepia’s John Sinclair shot some 75 photos during dress rehearsal, and I think it’s cool he asked me to share them with you – they’re fun! (Click here for the gallery). And…Jan  Continue Reading

Happy trails….Michael heads for Vashon

Written on June 28, 2009 at 9:48 pm, by

While everyone’s happy he’s heading down to be with his kids, we’re going to be missing superintendent Michael Soltman around here. He put the district on a sound financial footing when he arrived with sound accounting practices, got alternative school practices set up, passed levies, and helped guide the district through the last couple of  Continue Reading

Rich & Ry go All-State

Written on June 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm, by

Pretty cool – Friday Harbor High’s WSU-bound pitcher Richie Ochoa & catcher Ryan Aylward were named to the 1A All-State team – wahoo! Here’s the posting, in the Yakima paper. -oo-

Rich & Ry go All-State

Written on June 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm, by

Pretty cool – Friday Harbor High’s WSU-bound pitcher Richie Ochoa & catcher Ryan Aylward were named to the 1A All-State team – wahoo! Here’s the posting, in the Yakima paper. -oo-

Jessica graduates – wahoo!

Written on June 24, 2009 at 6:37 am, by

In this graduation season, it’s great to hear from far & wide about the cool stuff former FHHS students are doing…here’s the word from proud mom Nan Simpson whose smile is on high-beams these days: Graduation Announcement:  Jessica Hollis Simpson Jessica Hollis Simpson, daughter of Nan and Steve Simpson of Friday Harbor and Ron and  Continue Reading

Jump-kelp instead of jump-rope….

Written on June 17, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Just got this picture from Debbi Fincher as the kids had an end-of-year trip to South Beach: Hi Ian! I thought this was pretty cool – today some of the 3rd graders made their own “jump rope” out of bull kelp which had washed up with the tide. Some parents enjoyed an upper body work  Continue Reading

FHES kids give to the Nature Institute…

Written on June 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm, by

Fiona Noris from the San Juan Nature Institute announces: Friday Harbor Elementary School Supports Young Naturalists: The Student Council at Friday Harbor Elementary School organized a fundraising drive to support San Juan Nature Institute’s Young Naturalist Classes. They sold environmentally friendly aluminum water bottles and raised more than $1,000. At the awards ceremony this morning  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor High graduates 48 Saturday night…

Written on June 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm, by

Click here to see photos from the night…. Part of the deal is…we know each other so well. Two thirds of the Class of 2009 at Friday Harbor High School started kindergarten here on the island together, so we’ve all been around each other for a long time. Valedictorian Albert Strasser shared his five things  Continue Reading