Off to Nashville.…

Posted March 18, 2009 at 11:13 am by

It was a lit­tle sur­pris­ing to see FHHS teach­ers Ruthie Paull, Marc Ver­miere, and Susie Hale on the fer­ry Tues­day (like, who is there left to teach the kids?!?) but it was nice to find out why they’re going.…

Ser­vice learn­ing is becom­ing more & more used by schools around the USA and Cana­da — learn­ing things on the job & in ser­vice of com­mu­ni­ty. We are head­ed that direc­tion — and hav­ing three skilled instruc­tors at a con­fer­ence is a nec­es­sary part of our school dis­trict mov­ing ahead. Way cool for our school.

FHHS softball mows down Wolves 13–3

Posted March 18, 2009 at 8:42 am by

Kerri anchored a strong defensive effort for the defending champions.

Ker­ri anchored a strong defen­sive effort for the defend­ing champions.

Last night at Coupeville, the Fri­day Har­bor Wolver­ines beat the Wolves 13–3 in their sea­son open­er. Led by pitch­er Ker­ri Goff, last year’s league champs showed pow­er at the plate and strong defense. Head coach Kevin Carl­ton said he was “thrilled” by the girls’ strong start, and said the team is look­ing for­ward to their home games Fri­day and Sat­ur­day (dou­ble­head­er) this weekend.

Catching our green friends.….

Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:56 am by

Liam on the hunt....

Liam on the hunt.…

Cathy Cole told me they tried:

This week­end, Liam con­struct­ed a Lep­rechaun Trap for his 2nd grade class. He and his class­mates put the traps out yes­ter­day in hopes that they would catch them­selves some lucky lep­rechauns on St. Patrick­’s Day. In the past, the only evi­dence in Ms. Evan’s class­room were lit­tle lep­rechaun foot­prints on the spe­cial day. Liam hopes that a lep­rechaun will climb the lad­der onto the top of the hat to get the gold and will fall through the top into the pile of cot­ton inside. His sign, “Failte” is Gael­ic for “Wel­come.” Between the sign, the rain­bow and the gold, we think there is enough to attract a lucky leprechaun.

Mean­while, FHES sec­ond grade teacher Shan­non Evans report­ed how it went in class yesterday:

Love it!

There was ter­rif­ic evi­dence of lep­rechaun activ­i­ty. Our class­room was a
dis­as­ter with desks mis­placed, traps “tripped” (they were too smart to
get caught, unfor­tu­nate­ly), and it was clear they exit­ed through the
win­dow. The stu­dents’ desks were out in the hall, and my desk was even
messed up with their lit­tle green foot­prints on the kids’ report cards!
They also swiped my rock­ing chair, and I just found it down the hall.

What a mess, and what fun!


Posted March 18, 2009 at 7:49 am by

Edu­ca­tion is not the fill­ing of a pail, but the light­ing of a fire.
William But­ler Yeats 

Expecting…new islanders soon.…

Posted March 18, 2009 at 6:22 am by

Kim on the boat yesteday afternoon.

Kim on the boat yes­ter­day afternoon.

Kim (in pho­to) and Jason were on their way to deliv­er yes­ter­day… Danielle & Eric were on the boat last week (they say they will let us know how things go), and Rachel & Bri­an are still on sched­ule for next week.

I’ll keep you post­ed how every­thing comes out.

Coupeville drops FHHS in season opener

Posted March 18, 2009 at 5:59 am by

Defender Mathew Skeels stops another offensive thrust by Coupeville.

Defend­er Math­ew Skeels stops anoth­er offen­sive thrust by Coupeville.

The Wolver­ines start­ed strong, hold­ing the more expe­ri­enced Wolves score­less for the first 16 min­utes, but the young FHHS team allowed five goals before the half, before los­ing 13–1 yesterday.

Fri­day Har­bor scored a cou­ple of min­utes into the sec­ond half (Conor Lan­phere fin­ished a Cameron Bying­ton cross to the right side) to offer a sign of things to come as the Wolver­ines work to pull it togeth­er tomor­row when Merid­i­an comes vis­it­ing. Despite the score, our guys were still work­ing hard (that’s sopho­more defend­er Math­ew Skeels pro­tect­ing the ball) late in the game, still look­ing to score one last goal.

Drop off stuff for the rummage sale!

Posted March 18, 2009 at 1:27 am by

Deb Nolan has more:

The sale is Sat­ur­day, March 21, 2009!

Did you get too many Christ­mas gifts? That dia­mond ring no longer fits? Don’t know what to do with all the stuff from spring clean­ing? Bring us your stuff!!

Donate all your unwant­ed ‘trea­sures’ to the Fri­day Har­bor High School PTSA Project Grad­u­a­tion Rum­mage Sale. We need qual­i­ty dona­tions of usable stuff!

Drop offs are sched­uled between 3 – 7pm Fri­day, March 20th at the Fri­day Har­bor High School Com­mons.  Call 378‑2286 before Fri­day if you would like us to pick up your stuff.  Sor­ry but we are unable to take office machines, com­put­ers, base board heaters, con­sole TVs, elec­tric blan­kets, ency­clo­pe­dias, flu­o­res­cent lights or fix­tures, gar­ment or golf bags, home­made VHS movies, kerosene heater, large appli­ances or exer­cise equip­ment, old paint, sinks, toi­lets, sofa beds or venet­ian blinds.

Our Rum­mage SALE will be held on Sat­ur­day March 21, 2009 at the FHHS Com­mons from 9 am to 1 pm to raise mon­ey for Project Grad­u­a­tion which is a drug/al­co­hol-free, safe, fun, all-night cel­e­bra­tion for the grad­u­at­ing seniors of Fri­day Har­bor High School. The par­ty pro­vides a fun night for the grad­u­ates to have a last big par­ty togeth­er as a class in a safe, secure, alco­hol-free and drug-free envi­ron­ment.  Your sup­port is great­ly appreciated!


Posted March 18, 2009 at 1:00 am by

I heard from a friend at the school dis­trict that our friend Jeff passed away last week.….here’s more from that note:

As you prob­a­bly know, Jeff Copeland died unex­pect­ed­ly on March 4th.  As a Mas­ter Mechan­ic, Jeff kept our busses on the road for 25 years. He leaves behind his wife, Kay Cousins, and his four grown sons, Jason Copeland, Jon Copeland, Rooben Eby and Roc­cay LaRock who are all Fri­day Har­bor High School alum­ni.  There was a memo­r­i­al gath­er­ing at South Beach last week­end to scat­ter his ashes.