Topic: Schools

FHHS Aerospace Team earns Entry into the 2020 International Space Settlement Design Competition

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

Last sum­mer, the Fri­day Har­bor High School Aero­space Design team brought home a World Cham­pi­onship title from the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Com­pe­ti­tion held at NASA. This year, the FHHS Aero­space Team (Island Orbital Tech­nolo­gies) has once again earned their way back to the Inter­na­tion­al Space Set­tle­ment Design Com­pe­ti­tion World Finals with a top-four design pro­pos­al entry.  After  Con­tin­ue Reading

A Note from Skagit Valley College

Written on May 21, 2020 at 7:18 am, by

We’re Online with You! Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege announces Sum­mer Quar­ter will be offered most­ly online Yes, Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege is open! We’re just doing things a lit­tle dif­fer­ent­ly. Our key focus is to meet you where you are right now. We’ve adapt­ed our instruc­tion, ser­vices, and resources to meet your needs and sup­port the health and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College to Remain Online Summer Quarter — Cancels June Commencement Activities

Written on May 16, 2020 at 7:17 am, by

In sup­port of the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy direc­tive to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege announces that it will con­tin­ue to oper­ate online for Sum­mer Quar­ter. In addi­tion to the deci­sion to remain online through the sum­mer, the Col­lege has made the dif­fi­cult deci­sion to can­cel its 2020 Com­mence­ment activ­i­ties  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor Elementary School STEM Team is 2020 First Place National Winner in Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision Competition

Written on May 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm, by

Last week, the nation­al win­ners of the Explo­rav­i­sion Com­pe­ti­tion were announced and the first place-win­n­ing project was Get Away! Bac­te­rio­phage, sub­mit­ted by Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School (FHES) stu­dents Jodie Wehn­er, 2nd grade, Ava Youngs­man 2nd grade, and Nan­cy Wehn­er, 1st grade. Ear­li­er this spring, three FHES STEM teams had received region­al and hon­or­able men­tion recog­ni­tion for  Con­tin­ue Reading

Friday Harbor High School Teacher Awarded Research Grant

Written on May 8, 2020 at 2:57 pm, by

A $19,000 grant was award­ed to Fri­day Har­bor High School (FHHS) Sci­ence Teacher Sam Gar­son to sup­port a min­i­mum 2‑year part­ner­ship between the high school sci­ence depart­ment and Fri­day Har­bor Labs in effort to get more stu­dents involved with high-lev­­el sci­en­tif­ic research. This grant was award­ed through a com­pet­i­tive process in the Part­ners in Sci­ence  Con­tin­ue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on May 8, 2020 at 6:49 am, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold a Spe­cial School Board Meet­ing on Mon­day May 11, at 5:00 pm as a Zoom meet­ing.  This meet­ing is open to the pub­lic. To access the Zoom meet­ing, please click on “Video” with­in the Board Agen­da, or call the num­ber list­ed on the agen­da for audio only. View­ers will  Con­tin­ue Reading

Boomerang to the San Juans

Written on May 6, 2020 at 9:36 am, by

This May 2020 edi­tion of Tide Bites was writ­ten by Alyssa Scott… As the tides of life have ebbed and flowed, I’ve con­tin­u­al­ly found myself on the shores of FHL [Fri­day Har­bor Labs]. My first encounter with the Labs was via a two-week research sail­ing expe­di­tion through the San Juan Islands with Deep Green Wilder­ness. This  Con­tin­ue Reading

“Running Start” Online

Written on April 24, 2020 at 12:11 pm, by

Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege’s San Juan Cen­ter Hosts Online “Run­ning Start” Info Nights Via Zoom If you are an aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly moti­vat­ed high school junior or senior, Run­ning Start may be of inter­est to you and your fam­i­ly! Reg­is­tra­tion for fall quar­ter 2020 starts very soon!  The Run­ning Start pro­gram at Skag­it Val­ley Col­lege of San Juan Cen­ter (SJC)  Con­tin­ue Reading

Honors for San Juan Island School District Schools

Written on April 23, 2020 at 1:12 pm, by

Just in time for Wash­ing­ton School Recog­ni­tion Week (April 27 — May 1) comes good news for San Juan Island School Dis­trict! All three of our schools Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School Fri­day Har­bor Mid­dle School and Fri­day Har­bor High School have been select­ed for hon­ors through either the State Board of Edu­ca­tion (SBE) or U.S  Con­tin­ue Reading

Skagit Valley College Continuing and Community Education announces new online programming

Written on April 16, 2020 at 10:53 am, by

Skag­it Val­ley College’s Con­tin­u­ing and Com­mu­ni­ty Edu­ca­tion depart­ment (CCE) is pleased to announce new online work­shop pro­gram­ming that is start­ing at the end of April. The new for­mat is called eCCE and is designed for peo­ple who would like to enjoy online non-cred­it work­shops out­side of the tra­di­tion­al class­room set­ting while they build career skills, explore  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter from the Superintendent

Written on April 8, 2020 at 8:32 am, by

Dear Staff, Par­ents and Com­mu­ni­ty, Yes­ter­day after­noon, Gov­er­nor Inslee announced that all schools were to remain phys­i­cal­ly closed until the end of the school year. For San Juan Island school Dis­trict, this means June 12th.   Although this does not come as a sur­prise, the final­i­ty is a lit­tle emo­tion­al­ly laden. How­ev­er, because of great teleschool­ing learn­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Middle School/High School Principal

Written on April 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm, by

San Juan Island School Dis­trict is pleased to announce the selec­tion of the new mid­dle school/high school prin­ci­pal to begin in July in time for next school year. Prin­ci­pal Mar­tin Yablonovsky and his fam­i­ly will be mov­ing to the island from Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Yablonovsky has served for the past four­teen years as  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter of Gratitude from San Juan Island School District Superintendent

Written on March 18, 2020 at 1:14 pm, by

Dear Staff, Par­ents and Com­mu­ni­ty, I am writ­ing today to express GRATITUDE.  Dur­ing this time of the Coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic, I am extreme­ly grate­ful that to date, our island has no known cas­es.  I am grate­ful for a com­mu­ni­ty that over­whelm­ing­ly sup­ports our stu­dents by pass­ing levies.  It is our Cap­i­tal and Tech­nol­o­gy levy that has allowed  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Island School District Food Service during Teleschooling

Written on March 18, 2020 at 9:50 am, by

The San Juan Island School Dis­trict rec­og­nizes that the pan­dem­ic relat­ed school clo­sure for teleschool­ing will impact some of our fam­i­lies and their access to nutri­tion.  To help sup­port our fam­i­lies, the School District’s food ser­vice will resume Fri­day March 20, 2020 in the form of grab-and-go break­fasts and lunch­es.  Begin­ning Fri­day, the San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

From San Juan County — Hot Topic: School Is Closed, Now What?

Written on March 16, 2020 at 2:24 pm, by

COVID-19 updates from San Juan Coun­ty around sub­jects on the minds of islanders. How iso­lat­ed do we have to keep our kids now that schools are closed? For this Hot Top­ic, we reach out to Dr. Frank James, San Juan Coun­ty Health Offi­cer (and par­ent!). A few key points from Dr. James: First off, I total­ly  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter to the Community From the San Juan Island School District Board

Written on March 14, 2020 at 3:44 pm, by

Much has been done in the very short time that our school dis­trict first learned about the coro­n­avirus pan­dem­ic. The Super­in­ten­dent and staff have been work­ing tire­less­ly to devel­op a plan to serve our stu­dents in a tele-school­ing mod­el for at least the next six weeks. Most dis­tricts are expect­ing an extend­ed loss of learn­ing time.  Con­tin­ue Reading