Topic: Schools

Baseball – on a parade through town today….

Written on April 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm, by

It’s Opening Day tomorrow for the kids’ baseball & softball, so here’s the Friday scoop, from Kris Brown: The Friday Harbor Baseball & Softball Association will be driving through town in an informal parade to thank our sponsors and kick-off the 2009 Season. The parade route will begin at Friday Harbor Elementary School and proceed  Continue Reading

Remember the Wailers? Remember Roy Orbison?

Written on April 14, 2009 at 9:33 pm, by

Every so often there is a good reason to get out & see a show. This Sunday you now have a reason, at the Community Theatre…since it’s a fundraiser for the Class of 2009, I know I’ll go – hope to see you there! Here’s more: Kent Morrill brings his award-winning tribute to the legendary  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Written on April 13, 2009 at 7:27 am, by

You were planning to go, and so was I – today’s home baseball game with Nooksack (which was a re-schedule from two weeks ago) has been postponed again – the new re-schedule is on the 23rd, here at Hartman Field. Over the weekend, the FHHS softball girls swept two with Concrete, while the baseball boys  Continue Reading

Kindergarten signups next week….

Written on April 13, 2009 at 7:00 am, by

Marty Robinson at FHES tells me they want to sign up the little ones next week: Kindergarten Registration: Friday Harbor Elementary School welcomes the Kindergarten class of 2009-2010!  Registration for next year’s Kindergarten class will be held on Monday and Tuesday, April 20 and 21 in the school office.  Parents who wish to enroll their  Continue Reading

Children’s Festival – the poster winners….

Written on April 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm, by

Here are Ally (second place) and Jessica (first place) with their winning posters – way to go, girls! ooo

Children's Festival – the poster winners….

Written on April 7, 2009 at 8:20 pm, by

Here are Ally (second place) and Jessica (first place) with their winning posters – way to go, girls! ooo

Catherine Bevens places third nationally in essay contest

Written on April 7, 2009 at 7:22 am, by

The other day, proud mom Barbara told me Catherine had placed high in an essay contest, winning a cash prize and a trip to Washington, D.C., along with ace FHHS social studies teacher Greg Sawyer – wow! Way to go Catherine! Here’s the rest of the story, from Sonia Blumstein at the essay contest: ARLINGTON,  Continue Reading

Baseball rocks on….

Written on April 5, 2009 at 10:15 pm, by

As Friday Harbor baseball continues its trek to the top, they continue to look pretty dominating. Pitching led by last year’s league MVP Richie Ochoa and hitting by a well-rounded group that includes senior Eddie Nash (photo) continues to roll over opponents… it appeared on Saturday that the boys have improved on last year’s sometimes spotty  Continue Reading

Response to the state budget for education….

Written on April 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm, by

Earlier this week, the state House & Senate released their budgets for the year. Both of them take incredible whacks into an already crippled education budget. Among other things, one concern is essentially setting aside reforms made by voters earlier this decade related to class size. Here’s the response to all this from San Juan  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on April 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm, by

Wednesday night, the soccer boys nearly jumped Cascade Christian, losing 4-2 as a second half surge fell just short, with goals by Pablo Lopez and Cameron Byington closing the gap. The FHHS boys continued their winning ways Tuesday night, thumping Lynden Christian in baseball 13-2 behind senior Richie Ochoa & junior Roy Taylor’s pitching and  Continue Reading

The kids are alright… musicians send $1400+ to Uganda

Written on March 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm, by

Friday night it was something special… in a bold move towards helping kids in Uganda, six music acts from the island (or formerly from the island) banded together onstage at the Presbyterian Church to raise funds for The Invisible Children (here’s more about the organization, the cause, and the kids it is trying to help).  Continue Reading

Sports update….

Written on March 29, 2009 at 9:24 pm, by

Quick notes: The FHHS soccer team lost 10-0 Saturday to a strong 2A squad at South Whidbey….they hit the road for Cascade Christian on Wednesday. If the ferry seemed kinda full on Saturday morning, that’s because it was. Besides the soccer team, there was also the baseball & softball teams (and a zillion parents), as  Continue Reading

Wolverines skip by Lynden JVs 3-2 in OT

Written on March 27, 2009 at 6:11 am, by

FHHS notched its first soccer win of the season with an overtime win over the visiting Lynden JVs on Friday. The Wolverines scored first at 13 minutes as Conor Lanphere drove home a pass from Pablo Lopez. Cameron Byington headed in a Lopez throwin (one advantage of our narrow field, here) to pull ahead 2-1 with about  Continue Reading

Sports update…..

Written on March 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm, by

Last night the FHHS baseball team continued their winning ways as pitchers Albert Strasser and Sean Cutting combined for a 7-0 shutout over South Whidbey (which is a 2A team; we, you’ll remember, are 1A)… meanwhile, Kerri Goff went the whole way but the Wolverine Women lost to South Whidbey, 5-0. The soccer guys take  Continue Reading

FHHS sports update….

Written on March 22, 2009 at 9:56 pm, by

Over the weekend, the Wolverine baseball team munched Darrington (Friday) and Shoreline Christian (Saturday), while the softball girls had a 2 out of 3 split with Darrington and Meridian. The soccer boys played their third game in five days, dropping their re-match with Coupeville (that’s Cam Byington in the air Saturday; photo by Lauren Paulsen  Continue Reading

Former island administrator becomes superintendent in Oregon….

Written on March 19, 2009 at 9:31 pm, by

Remember in the mid-1990s when Jeff Davis was here? Looks like he just moved to the Oregon coast. Here’s more, from the Florence, OR, newspaper: After reviewing 22 applications for the superintendent position, the Siuslaw School District announced last week that Jeff Davis of Orting, Wash., will take over the reins beginning July 1. Davis,  Continue Reading

Off to Nashville….

Written on March 18, 2009 at 11:13 am, by

It was a little surprising to see FHHS teachers Ruthie Paull, Marc Vermiere, and Susie Hale on the ferry Tuesday (like, who is there left to teach the kids?!?) but it was nice to find out why they’re going…. Service learning is becoming more & more used by schools around the USA and Canada –  Continue Reading

FHHS softball mows down Wolves 13-3

Written on March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am, by

Last night at Coupeville, the Friday Harbor Wolverines beat the Wolves 13-3 in their season opener. Led by pitcher Kerri Goff, last year’s league champs showed power at the plate and strong defense. Head coach Kevin Carlton said he was “thrilled” by the girls’ strong start, and said the team is looking forward to their  Continue Reading

Catching our green friends…..

Written on March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am, by

Cathy Cole told me they tried: This weekend, Liam constructed a Leprechaun Trap for his 2nd grade class. He and his classmates put the traps out yesterday in hopes that they would catch themselves some lucky leprechauns on St. Patrick’s Day. In the past, the only evidence in Ms. Evan’s classroom were little leprechaun footprints  Continue Reading

Coupeville drops FHHS in season opener

Written on March 18, 2009 at 5:59 am, by

The Wolverines started strong, holding the more experienced Wolves scoreless for the first 16 minutes, but the young FHHS team allowed five goals before the half, before losing 13-1 yesterday. Friday Harbor scored a couple of minutes into the second half (Conor Lanphere finished a Cameron Byington cross to the right side) to offer a  Continue Reading

Drop off stuff for the rummage sale!

Written on March 18, 2009 at 1:27 am, by

Deb Nolan has more: The sale is Saturday, March 21, 2009! Did you get too many Christmas gifts? That diamond ring no longer fits? Don’t know what to do with all the stuff from spring cleaning? Bring us your stuff!! Donate all your unwanted ‘treasures’ to the Friday Harbor High School PTSA Project Graduation Rummage  Continue Reading

Trojans roll past FHHS 8-0

Written on March 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm, by

Visiting Meridian swept past a rapidly improving FHHS squad last night by scoring four in each half. In spite of the score, the Wolverines were still hustling with ten minutes to go in the game, and nearly converted a handful of chances in the second half. In a season that is likely to be measured  Continue Reading