Topic: Schools

Let me help you plan your weekend.…

Written on November 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm, by

Look…whatever you do this week­end, work it in that you make a vis­it to see the Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre’s chil­dren’s show, Stars Lore: A Mytho­log­i­cal Musi­cal. I saw the show Fri­day night (it plays at 3pm on Sat­ur­day & Sun­day), and it was great fun. Writ­ten and direct­ed by Pene­lope Haskew, the show drew in the open­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical — this weekend!

Written on November 19, 2010 at 12:24 pm, by

The show opens tonight! Here’s more about it (includ­ing a full cast list), and here’s a lit­tle video that Ted­dy Deane sent to you & me that gives you a taste of what’s ahead (put togeth­er by Ken Serratt):

Community Dinner — Wednesday night!

Written on November 16, 2010 at 5:44 pm, by

Stars Lore: A Mythological Musical — it’s this weekend!

Written on November 16, 2010 at 4:56 pm, by

Pene­lope and her crew have been work­ing on writ­ing & plan­ning & rehears­ing this play since late spring, and when I dropped by dress rehearsal last Sun­day the kids and adults were hav­ing fun get­ting it ready for you. Based on four mytho­log­i­cal sto­ries from around the world, the show has music in it this year…  Con­tin­ue Reading

Sports wrap up…

Written on November 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm, by

Last Fri­day, the FHHS foot­ball team closed out the fall sea­son with a 27–20 loss at Charles Wright Acad­e­my. The week­end before, the vol­ley­ball team beat Nook­sack (here are videos on YouTube from the match), but was elim­i­nat­ed lat­er in the tour­ney, end­ing their sea­son. Good job, Wolverines!

Kids in the streets…

Written on November 2, 2010 at 7:29 am, by

It was a fun Hal­loween, was­n’t it? I think maybe the only thing bet­ter than a day of Hal­loween is three days…it went on for­ev­er! There were peo­ple dress­ing up on Fri­day the 29th and still dress­ing up on the 31st… And it all start­ed on Fri­day with the ele­men­tary school’s cos­tume parade down Spring Street  Con­tin­ue Reading

Soccer comes to successful end…

Written on November 1, 2010 at 5:46 am, by

This past week­end was the end of the reg­u­lar sea­son for the island’s soc­cer program…the on-island teams wrapped up the sea­son under sun­ny skies (those are the teams that stay on the island for all their games each Sat­ur­day), while some of the trav­el­ling teams (they play about half their games here, and half over  Con­tin­ue Reading

Spirit Week 2010…ready for Homecoming!

Written on October 27, 2010 at 6:51 am, by

It was great. This year the Fri­day Har­bor High School Home­com­ing Parade was ear­li­er than I can remem­ber, with a start time of 3:30pm last Fri­day, which is a great idea as far as get­ting the town fired up for the game…‘most every­body’s still at work then, and got a chance to see the parade. With  Con­tin­ue Reading

Getting it done: The Phonathon makes it happen!

Written on October 19, 2010 at 7:52 am, by

It was cool last night to see how well it worked: Cou­ple of dozen vol­un­teers, includ­ing school admin­is­tra­tive staff & stu­dents and mamas and papas, plus a com­mit­ted & ener­getic board, and a bunch of phones. In a lit­tle over three hours they called most of the island to ask for a lit­tle help, and  Con­tin­ue Reading

The Community Dinner is on Wednesday…

Written on October 19, 2010 at 12:18 am, by

The Phonathon is tonight!

Written on October 18, 2010 at 10:30 am, by

Start­ing at 4:30 till about 8 tonight, vol­un­teers will be call­ing island res­i­dents to ask for con­tri­bu­tions to the San Juan Pub­lic Schools Foun­da­tion…give what you can. It’s for the kids. I was look­ing through the Foun­da­tion’s web­site at the high­lights of the past year, and it’s pret­ty impres­sive — check out the kinds of things  Con­tin­ue Reading

Good stuff grows on the island.…

Written on October 13, 2010 at 10:07 am, by

You’ve seen the lit­tle gar­den across from the mid­dle school/high school…it’s going great! The plot was start­ed this spring by stu­dents from the school, led by Albert Strass­er (FHHS ’09), who came back from his first year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Col­orado to get things start­ed. It’s called the Slow Food Land & Sea Garden…and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday night at the football field in Friday Harbor.…

Written on October 11, 2010 at 12:33 am, by

I ran into some tourists in the crowd (vis­i­tors to the island!) who were at Fri­day night’s game, who said they came to see what it was like to see a game in small town Amer­i­ca. If that’s what they want­ed, I think we put on a show: a nice touch­down by our guys &  Con­tin­ue Reading

Parenting classes next week…

Written on October 8, 2010 at 9:40 am, by

There are a lot of tough jobs around the island — con­struc­tion, pour­ing con­crete, han­dling the tourist rush dur­ing the sum­mer, work­ing the job sites. But none is as tough as par­ent­ing. And you don’t get a hard­hat. Luck­i­ly, there are a cou­ple of options for tak­ing par­ent­ing class­es around the island. First, Jen­ny Bene­dict is  Con­tin­ue Reading

Food for Thought — a reason to be proud of our schools…

Written on October 8, 2010 at 7:40 am, by

My friends, the next six min­utes are gonna make you smile, and you’re gonna be bustin’ with pride about this food pro­gram at our schools here on the island. Liz & Andy & the crew at school use local food & make lunch­es that are AWESOME (some­times, you can’t cap­i­tal­ize enough!) You’ll see the folks  Con­tin­ue Reading

Classes & more classes…at Skagit Valley College/San Juan Center

Written on October 8, 2010 at 6:15 am, by

Hey — Randy from SVC asked me if I would let you know about some class­es com­ing up…Bob Schwatzberg’s Fundrais­ing for Small Non-Prof­its and there’s one for House Build­ing in San Juan Coun­ty. The details & times are in the bot­tom of this post­ing! Mean­while, have you got­ten stymied by using Microsoft Word — and  Con­tin­ue Reading