Topic: Schools

Friday Harbor Elementary School STEM Teams win Competitive Science Awards

Written on March 13, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Fri­day Har­bor stu­dents! Fos­ter­ing a sci­en­tif­ic com­pet­i­tive spir­it is well under­way at Fri­day Har­bor Ele­men­tary School!  Three ele­men­tary school STEM Teams have received recog­ni­tion for their work at the nation­al lev­el through Explo­rav­i­sion, spon­sored by the Nation­al Sci­ence Teach­ing Asso­ci­a­tion (NSTA) and the Toshi­ba Com­pa­ny. These three ele­men­tary school teams start­ed projects in  Con­tin­ue Reading

Coronavirus Update From San Juan Island School District

Written on March 9, 2020 at 9:42 am, by

I want­ed to give you all a more detailed update on our School Dis­trict plan­ning if our island expe­ri­ences the Coro­n­avirus.  Please know that cur­rent­ly WE HAVE NO KNOWN CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS IN SAN JUAN ISLAND. Our Coun­ty Depart­ment of Health is not sug­gest­ing that schools should be closed down now…but they are advis­ing  Con­tin­ue Reading

OPALCO Now Accepting Applications for Youth Scholarships

Written on March 3, 2020 at 5:15 am, by

APPLY NOW: Col­lege Schol­ar­ships up to $2,100 Nour­dine Jensen Coop­er­a­tive Youth Schol­ar­ship Appli­ca­tions Due April 10 OPALCO’s is accept­ing schol­ar­ship appli­ca­tions from high school sopho­mores and juniors. Three schol­ars will receive a $1,000 schol­ar­ship from OPALCO and the fam­i­ly of Nour­dine Jensen. Part of the schol­ar­ship includes an all-expen­s­es paid trip to the Youth Ral­ly, a  Con­tin­ue Reading

Wolverine Winter Playoff Update

Written on February 28, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Brock Hauck checks in with an Update on the Wolver­ines… Win­ter Sports Post Sea­son has begun. Below is an update on the post sea­son oppor­tu­ni­ties for our win­ter sports teams. First Wrestling, then Girls Bas­ket­ball, and final­ly Boys Basketball:

Friday Harbor High School Seniors win Competitive Art Competition Awards

Written on February 27, 2020 at 7:44 am, by

The Scholas­tics Art Com­pe­ti­tion is the largest nation­al art com­pe­ti­tion in the coun­try aver­ag­ing near­ly 340,000 stu­dent entries a year. The only two stu­dents from Fri­day Har­bor High School who entered the Scholas­tics Art Com­pe­ti­tion, both received awards and recog­ni­tion in the West­ern Region-at-Large. Senior Katie Place was award­ed the Sil­ver Key Indi­vid­ual Award and senior  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Board Meetings

Written on February 23, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

On Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 26, 2020, the San Juan Island School Dis­trict Board of Direc­tors will hold an Exec­u­tive Ses­sion (closed meet­ing) from 3:00 pm — 4:50 pm at the school dis­trict office, and a reg­u­lar School Board Meet­ing (open to the pub­lic) at 5:00 pm in the high school library.  The Exec­u­tive Ses­sion is in accor­dance with RCW 42.30.110(g), to eval­u­ate the qual­i­fi­ca­tions of an  Con­tin­ue Reading

New Telescope for Loan at the San Juan Island Library

Written on February 21, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Com­mu­ni­ty Projects Press Release Are you inter­est­ed in astron­o­my? Do you love explor­ing the won­ders that space has to offer? Well, here at the Library we do! And, thanks to the admirable Com­mu­ni­ty Project fundrais­ing efforts of two of our Fri­day Har­bor High School stu­dents, Allie and Tyler Flem­ing, the San Juan Island Library is  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Public Schools Foundation Annual Knowledge Bowl is on March 2

Written on February 16, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

It’s the time of year to cel­e­brate knowl­edge with our entire com­mu­ni­ty! The 2020 Knowl­edge Bowl will be held on March 2 at 6:30 pm at the San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre. A cross between Jeop­ardy and the old col­lege quiz bowls, teams com­pete to answer ques­tions on geog­ra­phy, his­to­ry, pop cul­ture, local fare, and more.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Thank You!

Written on February 15, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

Dear Com­mu­ni­ty, Thank you, thank you! San Juan Island School Dis­trict con­tin­ues to be hum­bled by the amaz­ing and over­whelm­ing turnout to sup­port our schools and most impor­tant­ly our stu­dents. Because of your sup­port on this week’s vote to reau­tho­rize our cap­i­tal and tech­nol­o­gy levy, we will be able to ensure safe and mod­ern­ized build­ings,  Con­tin­ue Reading

FHHS Students Promote Tardigrade

Written on February 10, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Do you know what a tardi­grade is? If not, it’s time to find out! It could soon become Wash­ing­ton State’s offi­cial micro-ani­­mal thanks to a part­ner­ship between stu­dents at Fri­day Har­bor High School, River­day School in Spokane, Jef­fer­son Mid­dle School in Olympia, along with Lynn Bahrych from the San Juan Islands Con­ser­va­tion Dis­trict, and Katie  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on February 4, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

In the mail­bag this morn­ing we find this let­ter from Martha Alvara­do… Dear edi­­tor- On Feb­ru­ary 11th our com­mu­ni­ty will be vot­ing on a replace­ment capi­tol & tech­nol­o­gy levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renew­al of the one that has exist­ed for many years.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rummage Sale for FHHS Senior Class 2020 Grad Night

Written on February 3, 2020 at 12:20 pm, by

Now is your chance to pass along some of your light­ly used trea­sures, and maybe find some new ones, as well! Drop off is Fri­day, 2/7 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the High School Com­mons. We wel­come your qual­i­ty dona­tions; noth­ing the local thrift store would reject, please! Sale is Sat­ur­day, 2/8 – Doors  Con­tin­ue Reading

Open House at Spring Street International School

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:41 am, by

Spring Street Inter­na­tion­al School is host­ing an Open House this Wednes­day, Jan­u­ary 29th from 5:30 – 7:00pm. As the pri­or­i­ty appli­ca­tion dead­line approach­es, we want to give fam­i­lies and prospec­tive stu­dents the oppor­tu­ni­ty to tour our cam­pus and learn more about our income-based tuition. Cur­rent stu­dents will offer tours and there will be dif­fer­ent infor­ma­tion  Con­tin­ue Reading


Written on January 24, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

In the SJ Update mail­bag this morn­ing we find a let­ter to you from Sum­mer Clark… On Feb­ru­ary 11th our com­mu­ni­ty will be vot­ing on a replace­ment capi­tol & tech­nol­o­gy levy for our schools. Vote YES for our schools! This is NOT a new tax, but a renew­al of the one that has exist­ed for many  Con­tin­ue Reading

School Schedule Adjustment

Written on January 20, 2020 at 7:26 am, by

To make up for the Jan­u­ary 15th snow day, the SJISD school cal­en­dar will be adjust­ed as fol­lows: Wednes­day Jan­u­ary 22nd will be a full school day. Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 23rd will be a half day. Fri­day Jan­u­ary 24th will be a half day.

Opening Tonight at SJCT

Written on January 16, 2020 at 8:22 am, by

Here’s a reminder from Deb­bi Finch­er about this show at San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre… Lit­tle Shop of Hor­rors opens tonight (Thurs­day, Jan­u­ary 16th) with a Pay What You Can Show at 7:30pm. The show runs this Thurs­­day-Sun­­day with mati­nees on BOTH Sat­ur­day and Sun­day at 2pm. One week­end only! These teen thes­pi­ans have been in rehearsals  Con­tin­ue Reading