Topic: Schools

Jazz at the Labs

Written on June 13, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

The 18th annual Jazz at the Labs is coming! Friday Harbor Laboratories will again host this popular event, with dinner and amazing music. Date: June 30, 2018 Time: 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. Website: https://bit.ly/2jsSpKx Admission: $40 (dinner & music) This event will include a festive dinner, served from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. in FHL’s historic  Continue Reading

SJISD News

Written on June 11, 2018 at 6:39 pm, by

SJISD Interim Superintendent and new School Board Director Announced The San Juan Island School District Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Ms. Kari McVeigh has accepted our offer of employment as interim superintendent.  Ms. McVeigh has extensive experience as an educator starting with eleven years in the classroom followed by work as a  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on June 11, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Here’s a letter to you from Dr. Danna Diaz… (This reflects a correction to what was posted earlier) June 8, 2018 Dear Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: I am proud of my time in San Juan Island and there’s no one single accomplishment I can point to, because there are so many. Our student  Continue Reading

School Board Meetings

Written on June 10, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

On Monday June 11, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 9:00 am in the school district office, 285 Blair Ave.  This is an open public meeting to complete the final selection for the Interim Superintendent position. There will also be a Special School  Continue Reading

SVC Commencement Dates

Written on June 4, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Skagit Valley College will conduct the College’s 91st Annual Commencement in June. Family and friends are invited to attend; tickets are not required. The dates, times, and locations are as follows: San Juan Center Wednesday, June 13; 1:00 pm The Brickworks in Friday Harbor Mount Vernon Campus Friday, June 15 Dave DuVall Pavilion (gym); 6:30  Continue Reading

School District News

Written on May 25, 2018 at 7:13 am, by

Superintendent/School Board Communique from the May 16th Special Board Meeting The San Juan Island School District School Board meeting on May 16th may have been the shortest one this year! Special Education Director Theresa Jimenez provided an updated on this year’s Special Ed programming, successes and challenges. In addition, she presented examples of art and  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines Fast Pitch

Written on May 24, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Oly Archibald shares another teaser about this weekend’s Lady Wolverines fast pitch game coming up in Yakima… No Debate Its State In Yakima For The Young Wolverines Fast Pitch team You know you have a good thing going when you have just cashed your ticket to the WIAA State Fast Pitch tournament in Yakima for  Continue Reading

FHHS Wins at “Imagine Tomorrow”

Written on May 23, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

FHHS Team wins ‘Best Project from a Newly Competing Team’ at WSU’s Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow science fair competition Over the weekend of May 18th – 20th, two teams from Friday Harbor High School (FHHS) competed in the Alaska Airlines Imagine Tomorrow Science Fair at Washington State University. The competition challenges 9th – 12th graders  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines at State

Written on May 23, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Listen to all of the live action of this Friday’s B-2 State Tournament 1st round match up from Yakima between the Friday Harbor Wolverines (15-7) and the Ocosta Wildcats (19-6) live on Friday Harbor Tiny Radio 1650 am and on the world wide web at fhtinyradio.com. The pre-game show starts at 10:45 am. Oly Archibald  Continue Reading

SVC Honor Roll

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Skagit Valley College announces academic Honor Roll for Winter Quarter In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Winter Quarter, 2018. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits.  Continue Reading

Letter from the School District

Written on May 21, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

Dear Editor, San Juan Island School Board Director Ralph Hahn announced his resignation from the school board on April 30, 2018. The school board accepted his resignation at the May 16, 2018 special board meeting. San Juan Island School District is currently seeking persons interested in public education to fill this unexpired term as a  Continue Reading

Lady Wolverines at State

Written on May 19, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Oly Archibald shares the lowdown on the Lady Wolverines… With Concrete and Darrington deciding to not take to the diamond against the big bullies from Friday Harbor in the NW 2B District Tournament, the Lady Wolverines will make their 4th straight trip to the WIAA State Tournament in Yakima. The Wolverines will play the winner of  Continue Reading

Mural Artist Wanted

Written on May 8, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus seeking artists for outdoor mural project Are you a muralist looking for a new and exciting local mural project? Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus is currently seeking artists to design and paint an outdoor mural project on an exterior wall of Hayes Hall, located at 1900 SE Pioneer  Continue Reading

SJISD Communique

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

San Juan Island School District Superintendent and Board of Directors Communique News from the April 25, 2018 Board of Directors meeting May 7 – 11 is Professional Educators Appreciation Week. The San Juan Island School District is honored to work with all of our staff every week. This would be a good week to personally  Continue Reading

May Pole Dance at Stillpoint

Written on May 2, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Stillpoint School shares this photo from yesterday’s May Day dance around the May Pole. Great weather for such an event. Thanks for sharing your photo!

FHHS Island Orbital Technologies Wins Design Competition

Written on May 1, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Friday Harbor High School’s Island Orbital Technologies Wins Northwest Semi-Finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC) Over the weekend of April 28-29, the Friday Harbor Aerospace Design Team, known as Island Orbital Technologies, competed in and won the first ever Northwest Semi-Finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC). This event, held  Continue Reading

Community Dinner Next Wednesday

Written on April 26, 2018 at 9:26 am, by

Liz Varvaro, the Culinary Arts teacher at FHHS shares this announcement with you… Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the FHHS Commons it’s the Cinco de Mayo Celebration (on May 2nd) Dancing Performance AGAIN by the talented Ballet Folkloriko Monarca! (we are so lucky!) MENU: Pork Carnitas – braised until tender  Continue Reading

Every 15 Minutes

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:55 pm, by

Today was the grim exercise of what can happen when people drink and drive (or are texting while driving or under the influence of marijuana). At the high school, a full scale mock up of a car accident with multiple critical injuries, at least one fatality and a lot of messed up lives took place  Continue Reading

San Juan Island School District Community Budget Workshop

Written on April 17, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

A San Juan Island School District community budget workshop was held by the Board of Directors on March 15, 2018 to review the district current budget status and to identify budget parameters for the upcoming year. Implications of the Educational Programs and Operations Levy (formerly the M&O levy) were also discussed. The goal for the workshop was a  Continue Reading

Grad Night Fundraiser

Written on April 5, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This Saturday, April 7th, the FHHS PTA, in coordination with the Senior class parents will hold their annual Spring Rummage Sale in the high school cafeteria from 9:00am-1:00pm. All proceeds directly fund a safe and exciting adventure the night of high school graduation. Donations of useful and reusable items for the rummage sale gladly accepted  Continue Reading

From the Mailbag

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mailbag this morning we find this letter from Bob & Shannon Wilson… Vote YES for our schools! This year, more than ever it is so important that we vote YES on the school levy. It is NOT a new tax, but a renewal of the one that has existed for many  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Greetings Students, Staff, Parents and Community Members: When we hear news of school-related tragedies, we, as a school district, become ever more resolved in our commitment to student safety. San Juan Island School District principals and school staff have been working hard to create a safer environment for our students. One year ago the school  Continue Reading