Topic: Schools

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!

Sports update: Soccer adds to streak, football runs into huge NV squad…

Written on September 28, 2009 at 9:08 am, by

* With a strong La Conner team on the horizon (we play them Thursday this week, at their place), the girls soccer team expected a tough time at Meridian last Saturday, and got it – and won 2-0 for their sixth straight win. Carried by goals from Emma Ytander and Mandy Turnbull, keeper Hannah Snow  Continue Reading

That fundraiser next Friday….

Written on September 26, 2009 at 7:21 am, by

The fundraiser to raise awareness about organ transplants & blood donating, using Greg Sawyer’s kidneys for the educable moment…it’s picking up steam. And…it’s moving to Roche Harbor for next Friday (the 2nd). Here’s more from FHHS senior Hannah Waite: NEW LOCATION: Roche Harbor Pavilion! Hello, Everyone, What a great response there has been to help  Continue Reading

Pay it forward: $4 million legacy gift announced this morning….

Written on September 25, 2009 at 2:27 pm, by

Wow. One of the cool things at the schools here is the announcement (at FHHS & SSIS) of a scholarship that pays a deserving student’s four years at a university. It’s always been kept quiet about where that comes from, but the program just got an incredible boost from the generosity of islander Jerry Inskeep,  Continue Reading

Making it work at FHHS…

Written on September 25, 2009 at 10:56 am, by

Two of the most familiar faces at Friday Harbor High are also among the most hard-working. Janet Chamberlain & Connie Biggers (and others!) do a super job of helping keep the FHHS front office moving along smoothly, for students & parents, and, as you can see, go the extra mile with the extra smile –  Continue Reading

Amazing Wolverines stay on track….

Written on September 25, 2009 at 10:26 am, by

Sports update…. • The Wolverine soccer team made it five in a row as they clipped Mount Vernon Christian 7-0 last night at their place. FHHS (5-2) got goals from Alex MacDonald (her first goal!), Jenny MacDonald, Lola Elford, and Emma Ytander. The girls will be tested by a tough Meridian team tomorrow, in Bellingham;  Continue Reading

The Class of '99 checks in…

Written on September 21, 2009 at 1:03 am, by

It was a nice get-together for old friends, as members of the Class of ’99 collected this weekend on the island with events all over – at Herb’s, at Jackson’s Beach, at Haley’s. I have a couple of folks who promised to send more pictures, so I’ll post ’em when I see ’em. And a  Continue Reading

The Class of ’99 checks in…

Written on September 21, 2009 at 1:03 am, by

It was a nice get-together for old friends, as members of the Class of ’99 collected this weekend on the island with events all over – at Herb’s, at Jackson’s Beach, at Haley’s. I have a couple of folks who promised to send more pictures, so I’ll post ’em when I see ’em. And a  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on September 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm, by

• The Wolverine Women soccer team (3-2) made it three in a row with a 3-0 victory over Evergreen Lutheran (2-3) of Federal Way on Saturday. The game also marked the third straight shutout (9-0 over Concrete, 6-0 over North Sound Christian) for keeper Hannah Snow & her defense – the girls play Orcas under  Continue Reading

New head honcho at SVC….

Written on September 2, 2009 at 3:01 am, by

He used to run summer soccer camps & events before he an Missy moved to the island. Now he’s moved up to the top spot for Skagit Valley College on the island, replacing departed director Denise King. Islanders first got to know Randy Martin as the FHHS girls soccer coach in 2000, and during that  Continue Reading

Tigers get it going….

Written on September 1, 2009 at 9:47 am, by

The senior Tigers won 40-something to nothing on Saturday here on the island to get their season off on the right foot…check here for their schedule (and the two other teams) & more. The guys return to action in two weeks, after taking this coming Labor Day weekend off.

That levy’s coming around…

Written on August 21, 2009 at 12:19 am, by

The school district was faced with massive cuts last year, and came up with a solution: Cut sports, but ask folks to restore them but voting in favor of a levy that would run the funds through Island Rec (the school district isn’t able to levy the amount). The vote is in early November –  Continue Reading