Topic: Schools

What the schools are planning for cases of swine flu….

Written on May 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm, by

Schools superintendent Michael Soltman dropped me this note & asked that I post it right away – take the time to read it…it’s pretty important: Dear Students, Families, and Staff: As you are aware there have been confirmed cases of Swine Flu reported across the United States in the last few weeks.  Our school works  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week’s Sports Auction? Here’s the list…

Written on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

What do they have at this week's Sports Auction? Here's the list…

Written on April 30, 2009 at 7:14 am, by

I just got this nice list from Mary Elford of what they have at the Sports Fundraiser & BBQ that’s over at Beaverton Valley Business Park at 5pm on Saturday…there are 128 things  on the list, which you can see by clicking here: Hi!  As you know On Saturday, May 2nd Purple and Gold is  Continue Reading

Soccer signups are this weekend!

Written on April 30, 2009 at 5:26 am, by

The best time to sign up for soccer for this fall is this weekend at the Children’s Festival – drop by the San Juan Soccer Association’s booth at the Fairgrounds to sign up your kid (from kindergarten to eighth grade) between 10am & 2pm. For more info, call Sherri at 317-8335. -oo-

Children’s Festival! It’s this weekend!

Written on April 30, 2009 at 5:02 am, by

The theme this year for the Children’s Festival is “Under the Sea,” and it’s always fun. As it happens, I’ve been to nearly every CF since 1995, and they just get better & better – if you have a kid, be sure you don’t miss it! And if you have a baseball or softball game,  Continue Reading

Children's Festival! It's this weekend!

Written on April 30, 2009 at 5:02 am, by

The theme this year for the Children’s Festival is “Under the Sea,” and it’s always fun. As it happens, I’ve been to nearly every CF since 1995, and they just get better & better – if you have a kid, be sure you don’t miss it! And if you have a baseball or softball game,  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on April 30, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Thursday afternoon the hard-luck soccer Wolverines pressured the goal throughout the game, but shot after shot later the boys came up with a 0-0 draw with Cavalero Mid-High School. The guys end the season with a win and two ties to go with eight losses, and the satisfaction of steady improvement through the season. They  Continue Reading

Concert: University High (Spokane) presents the Delos Concert Choir and the Lirico Chamber Singers

Written on April 29, 2009 at 2:02 pm, by

Jill from over at the Presbyterian Church says this group of traveling high school musicians is awesome: On Saturday May 2nd at 7:30pm, University High School from Spokane, WA, will present at concert in Friday Harbor at Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church. This concert is free of charge, and will consist of 2 of University High  Continue Reading

Sports Fundraiser…the BBQ this weekend

Written on April 28, 2009 at 3:01 pm, by

I asked FHHS’s Purple & Gold why folks should come to this weekend’s fundraiser (here’s more on the San Juan Calendar), which hopes to raise $45K to keep sports happening until the November 7th vote reinstates the programs…Elisa Howard says it’s going to be a good time: It is our goal to raise $45,000 at  Continue Reading

The prom was great….

Written on April 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm, by

Nothing but good… FHHS principal Fred Woods told me late Saturday night that this year’s prom was a delightful, mellow affair with as many as 150 kids coming for a good time. You probably saw the kids out on the town (like Cody Price and Megan Cuomo, who had dinner at Vinny’s) all dressed up  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on April 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm, by

Saturday was a beautiful sunny day to get out & see our kids at work – besides the kids’ baseball & teeball games at the elementary school, four varsity sports were on-island – tennis, soccer, baseball, and softball. The softball girls put together two ten-run shortened games as they blew past the Darrington Loggers 10-0  Continue Reading

Dragons pull off last minute win, 9-8, pick off Lynnwood

Written on April 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm, by

Saturday’s lacrosse game had a fourth quarter worth waiting for, as the San Juan Dragons allowed three goals to lose a one-point lead, only to score three of their own for the one-point win. It was an insprired comeback, the kind that champions pull off. Way to go! (That’s Forrest Dayton at right.) Click here  Continue Reading

This is Dollars for Scholars week…eat out!

Written on April 26, 2009 at 8:13 pm, by

Deb Nolan tells me – we gotta eat out! Here’s the deal – when you eat out at the places below, FHHS students get a chance at scholarship money to help get that first year of college off to a good start. The last couple of years, kids have received $1K scholarships, if they do  Continue Reading

Kinda like Wrigley Field…

Written on April 26, 2009 at 3:19 am, by

In Chicago, they schedule Cubs games at Wrigley in the middle of the day for two reasons: One, that’s when baseball is supposed to be played, and two, then people can skip work & go watch ’em. Today, you can too – the Friday Harbor Wolverines baseball team plays at 2:45pm here against Orcas at  Continue Reading

Wolverines knock off Pioneers 14-4

Written on April 23, 2009 at 10:09 pm, by

  Thursday afternoon there was a power outage which darkened the electric scoreboard during the game, but Friday Harbor didn’t have a power outage as they rode a complete game effort by senior pitcher Albert Strasser (in photo) to a 14-4 win over a strong Nooksack Valley team. Albert allowed a couple of runs in  Continue Reading

Mr. San Juan – it's Saturday night!

Written on April 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm, by

Here’s the writeup from the PTA at the elementary school: The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the “fun” back in fundraising with a new twist on an old idea.  Six of our island’s finest fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island.  The pageant is Saturday, April 25th in the  Continue Reading

Mr. San Juan – it’s Saturday night!

Written on April 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm, by

Here’s the writeup from the PTA at the elementary school: The Friday Harbor Elementary School PTA is putting the “fun” back in fundraising with a new twist on an old idea.  Six of our island’s finest fathers will compete for the title of Mr. San Juan Island.  The pageant is Saturday, April 25th in the  Continue Reading

Why our food program is so good….

Written on April 23, 2009 at 6:29 am, by

One of the reasons that Chef Tom French’s Experience Food Project has been so successful is that the food is…good. For people who don’t believe that “school lunch” and “good” should be used in the same sentence, the question pops up: Why skimp on school meals (or feed low-cost, high-crap lunches?) In Yes! magazine, Chef  Continue Reading

Soccer photos posted….

Written on April 23, 2009 at 12:02 am, by

One of the talented students at Friday Harbor High is senior Lauren Paulsen, who has been shooting Sports Illustrated-level photos at soccer games – click here to see her portfolio (compiled by Cassie Ellis) from the Nooksack Valley game last week, which was arguably the boys’ best played game at home so far this year.  Continue Reading

Raising $45K…here’s how!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Raising $45K…here's how!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 10:40 pm, by

To restore sports at FHHS next year (they were cut by the Board as a response to the budget shortfall), there’s going to be a barbecue fundraiser on the second of May – put it on your calendar! Here’s the scoop, from Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard: Hi Ian, Spring is here and the weather  Continue Reading

Hypnosis on stage… makes for a great show!

Written on April 15, 2009 at 8:03 am, by

The picture shows when Scott the hypnotist came here in 2007 & worked with some of the kids from the class of ’07…it was a blast! Well, he’s back this week, on Friday at the FHHS gym…here’s more from Gina Sandwith, in this fundraiser for the Class of 2009: Join us for a hilarious, entertaining  Continue Reading