Topic: Schools

Experience Spain with Skagit Valley College in Spring 2019

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Sign up for the trip of a lifetime as three Skagit Valley College professors lead a study-abroad immersion learning opportunity in Spanish art, music, language, and culture on March 21-29, 2019. Intended for students as well as lifelong learners of all ages, the 9-day adventure will take you to Barcelona, Madrid, and an optional excursion  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Sailors Win the “Frostbite”

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:54 am, by

After 11 races under a clear sky, the scene on the dock was jovial for most in attendance at the NWISA North Regionals “Frostbite” Regatta at Anacortes, but tense for those rooting for the Friday Harbor sailors. With one more good race, they could win their first regatta in at least 5 years. In High  Continue Reading

Community Dinner

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Join us for our Community Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30 to 7:30 in the Friday Harbor High School Commons. $15 for Adults and $7 for Kids under 12 Proceeds support the Chef.0 and Food for Thought Program. Greek Menu Chicken Gyros – roasted chicken in soft pita bread with tzatziki and romaine lettuce  Continue Reading

Kindergarten Round Up

Written on March 7, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Friday Harbor Elementary School is inviting all parents of children who will be five years old on or before August 31st 2018 to meet with school staff and begin the kindergarten registration process. Kindergarten registration will be held on Tuesday March 13th & Wednesday March 14th. Please call the school office at 378-5209 to schedule  Continue Reading

Hydrogen for the Win

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

This story was submitted by Carla Wright from the Rotary Club of San Juan Island… “Hydrogen” was the correct spelling for Marcia King, a 7th grader from the Friday Harbor Middle School, the first-place winner at the 13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee on March 1. Marcia received a trophy, a check for $100. Her 7th  Continue Reading

Senior vs Staff Basketball

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

Don’t miss this year’s Senior vs Staff Basketball game Friday March 9th! This hilarious event is a full evening’s worth of fun including: shooting contests raffles for firewood and soil raffle for a weekend stay in a condo in Glacier Washington near Mt Baker dessert auction throwing your friends and family in “jail” a dinner  Continue Reading

Thank You Letter from Kaila

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

In the SJ Update Mailbag this morning we find this letter from Kaila Olin… On January 16th I put on my headset for the first time as your Friday Harbor High School basketball color commentator for Friday Harbor Tiny Radio. Little did I know how much I would actually learn and experience over the course  Continue Reading

Applied Management Bachelor’s Offered at SVC

Written on March 2, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Skagit Valley College to begin Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Management Skagit Valley College (SVC) received approval in February 2018 from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the College’s regional accrediting body, to offer and begin an Applied Management baccalaureate program in September 2018. SVC received approval in October 2017 from the Washington State Board for Community and  Continue Reading

On to State!

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:57 am, by

Red Hot Wolverines Storm Spokane in State Championship Game Wednesday Night The red-hot Friday Harbor High School Wolverines boys basketball put their 10-game winning streak on the line in the first round of the WIAA 2B first round matchup against the Timberwolves of Morton/Whitepass. FHHS head coach Rod Turnbull, has his Wolverine boys in Spokane  Continue Reading

Wolverines vs. Hornets Tonight

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:53 pm, by

Mike Martin checks in again with the breakdown on tonight’s boys varsity basketball game in Wenatchee… The Friday Harbor High School boys varsity basketball (14 wins and 8 losses) team knows that there’s a bigger prize 169 miles east in Spokane next week. Tonight at 8PM in Wenatchee they will focus on the task at  Continue Reading

Letter from Dr. Danna Diaz

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Greetings Students, Teachers, Parents and Community Members: This letter is to provide meaning as to why am I looking to leave the San Juan Island School District. I have reached a time in my life that I feel the need for a change both personally and professionally. I am looking for a new challenge in  Continue Reading

Kaila on Color Commentary

Written on February 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm, by

Former “Wolverines Voice” Mike Martin shares this FHHS Sports update with you… The Friday Harbor Wolverines take on the Oroville Hornets in Wenatchee Friday Night at 7:00 pm for a trip to the state tournament in Spokane. The game will be broadcast live on 1650 AM in Friday Harbor and on fhtinyradio.com. Oly Archibald and  Continue Reading

13th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The Rotary Club of San Juan Island will hold its 13th annual Spelling Bee on Thursday, March 1st at 3:30 PM at the San Juan Community Theater. Doors open at 3:00 PM. This year’s spellers include students from Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, and Paideia Classical School. All island schools were invited  Continue Reading

Community Service Projects Wanted

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Request for Friday Harbor High School Community Service Projects The second semester FHHS Community Service-Learning Class begins January 29th.   This class utilizes committed adult mentors who will guide students through the completion of a service project related to community improvement – both locally and globally.  This is a great opportunity for a “win-win” partnership between students and  Continue Reading

Not Just Desserts Auction

Written on January 29, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Just in time for the Big Game. It’s auction time! No, not *that* auction. It’s time for our NOT Just Desserts auction! Where: Brickworks When: Saturday, February 3rd from 3:00 to 5:30 pm Please join us for your chance to walk home with appetizers, dinners and deserts that you can enjoy anytime or just in  Continue Reading

Skagit Valley College Announces Academic Honor Roll

Written on January 27, 2018 at 11:16 am, by

In support of student success, Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that the following students were placed on the Academic Honor Roll for Fall Quarter, 2017. To qualify, students must maintain a 3.75 or higher grade point average while carrying 12 or more credits. “We are very proud of the achievements of our Skagit  Continue Reading

Knowledge Bowl 2018

Written on January 23, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

It’s that time of year again! The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl will take place on Monday, February 5th at the San Juan Community Theatre. Sponsored by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation, this family fun event begins at 6:30 PM with the Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band. Teams made up of middle and high  Continue Reading

Noises Off

Written on January 16, 2018 at 5:56 am, by

The Friday Harbor High School Drama Group is up for the comedic challenge of what is considered one of the funniest farces ever written. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is presented at San Juan Community Theatre THIS Thursday through Sunday, January 18-21.  The play about putting on a play–that has become a staple of both professional and  Continue Reading

Yi Renâ Qigong Class at SVC

Written on January 12, 2018 at 11:14 am, by

Islanders looking for an alternative approach to stress reduction and life-long vibrant health will be pleased to hear about the new class at Skagit Valley College (SVC) this Winter 2018 quarter. Randy Martin, SVC Director, is excited to bring in visiting qigong instructor, Jan Weedman, certified by the Institute of Qigong and Integrative Medicine (IQ&IM)  Continue Reading

Special School Board Meeting

Written on January 10, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

On Wednesday January 10, 2018, the San Juan Island School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 5:00 pm in the 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

Letter from Dr. Diaz

Written on January 6, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Dear Editor: By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in San Juan Island School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility  Continue Reading

Two More SJISD Teachers Earn National Board Certifications

Written on December 28, 2017 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Island School District would like to recognize the recent success of two of our high achieving teachers, Friday Harbor Elementary School Teacher Diane Heller and Friday Harbor High School Teacher Kevin Cullen. After the completion of a rigorous course of study, Ms. Heller and Mr. Cullen have each been awarded National Board Certification.  Continue Reading