Topic: Schools

History with the fourth graders…

Written on June 1, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Remember when you were in school, and history went something like this: TEACHER: Maria, go to the map and find North America .. MARIA: Here it  is. TEACHER: Correct. Now class, who discovered America ? CLASS: Maria. Well, it’s even better now. Amy Hull is teaching the FHES music classes this year, and have they  Continue Reading

Writing contest winners announced…

Written on May 29, 2009 at 5:29 am, by

Last night at the Library, the winners of the 2009 Teen Writing Contest were announced. Stories & poems were read, prizes were awarded, and overall it was cool to have all that literary talent in one spot. This is the seventh year of the program, and with 61 entries this year, it looks like it’s  Continue Reading

It's the Carnival at the elementary school on Saturday!

Written on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am, by

The PTA folks at FHES wanted you to know (this is a great way to spend Saturday, by the way!): Carnival Time for Friday Harbor! Saturday, May 30 Get your cotton candy! Go karaoke! Throw those darts and race with those eggs and spoons!  Friday Harbor Elementary School’s community carnival is full of fun on  Continue Reading

It’s the Carnival at the elementary school on Saturday!

Written on May 28, 2009 at 9:00 am, by

The PTA folks at FHES wanted you to know (this is a great way to spend Saturday, by the way!): Carnival Time for Friday Harbor! Saturday, May 30 Get your cotton candy! Go karaoke! Throw those darts and race with those eggs and spoons!  Friday Harbor Elementary School’s community carnival is full of fun on  Continue Reading

Every 15 minutes…the video is posted…

Written on May 28, 2009 at 4:27 am, by

Last month, San Juan Emergency Services’ Lainey Volk orchestrated a two-day presentation using students from FHHS and Spring Street International School  that pointed up the terrrible cost & pain that drinking alcohol & driving exacts from people, from friends, and from the community. The program is called “Every Fifteen Minutes,” because in the US someone  Continue Reading

Sports update…

Written on May 26, 2009 at 6:17 am, by

In a weekend of close calls & close finishes, the Wolverines did the island proud. Here’s where the playoffs ended up (and some keep going!): Baseball: Our top-10 ranked baseball guys gave Kalama a game of it, as Richie Ochoa brought two home with a single late in the game. The ump called senior Michael  Continue Reading

What Kids Can Do: The Experience Food Project

Written on May 22, 2009 at 8:04 am, by

My friend Ruthie Paull at FHHS mentioned to me that there’s an awesome writeup about our school district’s Experience Food Project online at What Kids Can Do….click here to check it out! It’ll make you proud you live here…

Sam gets noticed – wow!

Written on May 22, 2009 at 5:55 am, by

You saw Grease last winter, so you know the FHHS drama department put on a monster hit of a show. People are still talking about…I thought one of the standout parts of the show was the job Sam Asher did with his portrayal of Coach Calhoun. Shoot, people are still talking about THAT – including  Continue Reading

First grade in Friday Harbor in 1957…. and the reunion.

Written on May 20, 2009 at 7:53 pm, by

The FHHS Class of 1969 is pulling together their reunion this year for July 18th. For information, call Wendy Fairweather Picinich at 360-378-4819 (sjtophy@rockisland.com)  or Jeri Jensen Ahrenius at 360-378-2420 (jeri@jensenshipyard.com). Wendy passed on the photo above (click here to see a much bigger one!) and tells me that’s the first grade photo for the  Continue Reading

Sports update… where we are in the playoffs…

Written on May 18, 2009 at 2:47 pm, by

FHHS athletic director Rod Turnbull just sent you & me the update of where we are in the playoffs, after a lot of success this last week in different sports. Here’s the picture at a glance: –Boys & Girls Golf have six individuals who qualified for the Tri-District event on May 19, at Eagle Pride  Continue Reading

Interim superintendent candidates named…

Written on May 15, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

Here is the agenda for the school board meeting this Saturday (tomorrow!) to interview candidates & select finalists for the interim superintendent position: BOARD OF DIRECTORS A G E N D A

Cinco de Mayo went great – thanks!

Written on May 7, 2009 at 8:30 am, by

Over 300 people showed up Tuesday night for the Experience Food Project dinner at FHHS…and, according to Laurie Paul, it was a great evening! Here’s more from Laurie, Wednesday morning: Hey Everyone! I just wanted to express my own personal great big Thank You to all of you wonderful people for volunteering your time and  Continue Reading

Soccer season ends with 7-0 loss at Lynden Christian

Written on May 5, 2009 at 5:46 pm, by

When Lynden Christian swept past the Friday Harbor Wolverines 7-0, they won themselves a matchup with defending state champions King’s later this week. The Wolverines put the wraps on a hard, sometimes frustrating season. Friday Harbor started strong, holding the Lyncs to a 0-0 draw for the first 16 minutes, but LC was able to  Continue Reading

Did you see the pictures?

Written on May 5, 2009 at 12:03 am, by

It was great to see the kids on Saturday at the Children’s Festival – and thanks for all the nice comments about the 80-photo gallery of pictures, which is now posted under “Galleries” in the column to the right.

Dinner tonight!

Written on May 5, 2009 at 12:01 am, by

It’s gonna be great – the Cinco de Mayo EFP Community Dinner with a performance by Ballet Folklorico, at 5:30pm-7:00pm at the FHHS Dining Hall (the former Commons). Proceeds go to the EFP Every Child Eats Fund, administered by the SJI Family Resource Center. If you haven’t been by the previous EFP (Experience Food Project)  Continue Reading

Thanks for your help at the Sports BBQ – it worked!

Written on May 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm, by

I don’t think I know anyone who works harder for the schools than Elisa Howard, or with better heart. After the success of the fundraiser this weekend (here’s more), the Purple & Gold prez had a ton of folks to point out as the ones who made it all happen…here’s more: It was a successful  Continue Reading

Sports auction raises more than $53K; fall sports saved

Written on May 3, 2009 at 3:50 pm, by

The final number will probably change, but Purple & Gold’s Elisa Howard told me this afternoon that we raised over $53,000 at last night’s BBQ fundraiser & auction. When the final tally is in, it may even exceed that, after expenses are backed out & new donations are backed in. The evening was a fun  Continue Reading

FHHS spring playoffs (that's baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf and track)…what it looks like…

Written on May 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull has pulled together a list of what’s happening in the coming playoffs for our spring sports – here’s the scoop:

FHHS spring playoffs (that’s baseball, soccer, softball, tennis, golf and track)…what it looks like…

Written on May 1, 2009 at 3:23 pm, by

FHHS Athletic Director Rod Turnbull has pulled together a list of what’s happening in the coming playoffs for our spring sports – here’s the scoop:

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