Topic: Schools

Student Art at SJIMA Amazes Visitors

Written on January 10, 2019 at 5:48 am, by

The students of the Spring Street International School (SSIS) are exhibiting selected works in their show Creative Diversity at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) during January. Responses from visitors include: “Are you telling me this is High School art?” “These pieces are so imaginative and sophisticated.” “Each student has such a strong  Continue Reading

Public School Board Meeting

Written on January 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm, by

On Wednesday January 9, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting and is a Community meeting/Public Hearing format.  The discussion topic is “Characteristics and Attributes for a Successor Superintendent. All public comment,  Continue Reading

SVC News

Written on January 5, 2019 at 5:44 am, by

Skagit Valley College’s Automotive Technology program selected as the number one training program in Washington Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that SVC’s Automotive Technology program has been recognized by Auto Mechanics School, an organization that serves as a resource for aspiring and existing automotive professionals https://www.automechanicschooledu.org/washington/ Part of Auto Mechanics School’s mission is  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College News

Written on January 4, 2019 at 11:04 am, by

Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management priority application kick off Skagit Valley College’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management (BASAM) is pleased to announce that the priority applications are now being accepted for the 2019-21 program, which begins in Fall 2019. The program has its own admissions process and applications  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on December 17, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

On Wednesday Dec 19 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard  Continue Reading

Community Classes at SVC

Written on December 12, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The San Juan Center of Skagit Valley College offers two life-long learning courses this winter. As the weather chases us indoors for January, February and March, sign up for a community class at the San Juan Center. Pass the winter days enjoying good books and engaging discussions and lectures at the San Juan Center of  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on December 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm, by

On Wednesday Dec 12, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library. This is a Budget Informational Meeting. The community is invited to attend. Please see attached notice. All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on  Continue Reading

FHL Tide Bites

Written on December 4, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

A Unique Challenge: Marine Subtidal Ecology at UW Friday Harbor Labs by Pema Kitaeff & Alex Lowe Despite windy weather and choppy water just the day before, the morning of Friday June 22nd 2018 dawned gloriously sunny and calm: a gift of optimal conditions bestowed on the patient planners of field work. Few have been  Continue Reading

The Passage

Written on November 30, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This uniquely crafted reworking of Moby Dick is more a poetic fantasia than literal adaptation of the familiar characters and themes from the classic work. With an array of songs, contemporary humor, and the weaving of various myths, a group of whalers set off on an epic hunt. But once on the water, the obsessed  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Earns National Honors

Written on November 29, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce that it has received national recognition as one of the best community colleges in the nation. Washington Monthly magazine published its ranking of the Top 100 Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners and SVC was named #38. This year’s recognition is the fourth national honor for SVC  Continue Reading

FHHS Community Project

Written on November 27, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Emmett Carrier writes to share what he’s doing for his Community Projects class at the high school… For my community projects class at Friday Harbor High School, I worked alongside Evan Foley to do research on pollution prevention in the Port of Friday Harbor. We started our project by meeting with our mentor, Dr. Derek  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on November 26, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

On Wednesday Nov 28, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting.   All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard  Continue Reading

Wreaths for Grad Night

Written on November 15, 2018 at 8:51 am, by

Haven’t placed your wreath or pie order yet? Don’t fret – WREATHS HAVE ARRIVED – BUY one THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY at the Mullis Community Senior Center! And while you’re there, don’t forget to order your Pecan and/or Pumpkin Pie for Thanksgiving. ALL proceeds benefit FHHS Grad Night 2019.

Dictionaries for Students

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

This story submitted by Carla Wright, Publicity officer for Rotary Club of San Juan Islands… The Rotary Club of San Juan Islands recently visited the Friday Harbor Elementary School for its annual distribution of dictionaries to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. Pictured above are the 3rd grade students of Noel Harvey, Kim Warin, and  Continue Reading

Wolverine Fall Playoff Update

Written on November 6, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

11/05/18 – Our first week of post season contests has been completed for some, and for others it is about to begin. All teams that made the post season are still in contention. Good luck to all as they continue to advance. You can check out all post season brackets and parings by navigating through  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on November 5, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

On Wednesday November 7, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 4:30 pm in the School District Office.  This is an open public meeting. All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard during the  Continue Reading

FHES Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:24 pm, by

Here it is – the elementary school kids parading through town in their Halloween costumes. See who you recognize…

Stillpoint Halloween

Written on October 31, 2018 at 5:06 pm, by

Happy Halloween from Stillpoint School!

Wolverine Fall Playoff Update

Written on October 27, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Fall Season is again winding down, and it is time for those teams that qualified to make their post-season runs. This year we have the potential for 3 of our 4 fall teams to make the post season. A reminder, in general, all post season brackets and parings can be found by navigating through our  Continue Reading

School Board Meeting

Written on October 24, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

On Wednesday Oct 24, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  This is an open public meeting. All public comment, with the exception of public hearings on policy, budget or other specific items, will be heard during  Continue Reading

2 Year Contracts for Teachers and School Employees

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Island School District is happy to announce that we have achieved two-year contracts with both the teachers’ union, San Juan Education Association (SJEA), and the classified employees union, Public School Employees of Washington (PSE).  Both contracts target additional funds for the purpose of honoring employees with the greatest longevity in the school district.   Continue Reading

Shaw Wins First Place for Video

Written on October 18, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The students at the Shaw Island School recently won first place in a statewide contest promoting earthquake preparedness and safety. Sponsored by the Cascadia Regional Earthquake Workgroup, the competition solicited videos from schools across Washington. Timed to promote the Great Shake Out earthquake drill, this is the second year of the contest, and the second  Continue Reading