Knowledge Bowl – March 2nd, 2020!

It’s time for the 26th Annual Knowledge Bowl! Think island-style Jeopardy! Fun, laughs, root for your favorite team! Will it be the Lions, Spring Street International School Students, Kiwanis, FHMS, Rotary, FHHS, or the Soroptimists? Come enjoy music by the high school jazz band, the bake sale by the FHMS PTA, a raffle including a getaway to Roche Harbor, a massage from Lavendera, and passes for the 2020 Friday Harbor Film Festival! Monday, March 2nd – starting at 6:30 ! Tickets at the door-$5 adults, $3 under 18, with 6 and under free – all proceeds go to support your

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Why we do what we do

A note from Lisa Salisbury, Library Media Specialist: Dear Public Schools Foundation, Thank you for the most recent grant to purchase updated nonfiction books for the Middle-High School Library!  Our collection was very much in need of updated health and psychology books to support both the health classes and also general student interest. Many of these wonderful books were immediately checked out to students and never made it to the shelves!  There has been a growing demand for books on these topics and it is important to support student interest and research with current, relevant and high quality print resources.

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Knowledge Bowl – March 4th, 2019!

It’s time for the 25th Annual Knowledge Bowl! Think island-style Jeopardy! Fun, laughs, root for your favorite team! Will it be the Lions, Spring Street International School Students, Kiwanis, FHMS, Rotary, FHHS, or the Soroptimists? Come enjoy the bake sale by the FHHS PTO while they battle it out!  Monday, March 4th – starting at 6:30 ! Tickets at the door-$5 adults, $3 under 18, with 6 and under free – all proceeds go to support your schools!  Fun for the whole family!  

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Phone-A-Thon Coming Soon! October 16 & 17

It’s that time of year! The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Tuesday, October 16th, and Wednesday October 17th, from 5 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. The Foundation is a group of volunteer parents, educators, business leaders, and community sponsors who raise money to make a difference in the classrooms of our school children. They work year-round on projects that put 100% of the proceeds from the Phone-A-Thon, the Knowledge Bowl, the Business Partnership Program and other

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FHHS Aerospace Design Team – 2nd Place at International Space Settlement Design Competition World Championship

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation wants to congratulate the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team on their outstanding performance at the International Space Settlement Design Competition World Championship! Partnered with teams from Texas, Colorado, Pakistan, India & the UK they placed 2nd, by a narrow margin between 1st & 2nd. We are so proud to have been a part of their journey. Congratulations Max Mattox, Lucy Urbach, Brandon Payne, Joely Loucks, Evan Foley, Arlo Harold & teacher Daniel Garner. For the full article on the San Juan Update, by Tim Dustrude click here

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Update! FHHS Aerospace Design Team in ISSDC

From the San Juan Island School District: The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has passed the 24-hour mark of the 42-hour International Space Settlement Design Competition world championship (ISSDC). Held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the ISSDC brings in 250 high school students from nine countries to take part in an aerospace industry simulation. Their mission: form multinational teams of 60 in order to design a space settlement for 18,000 residents on the moon. This year, the Friday Harbor team joins forces with teams from Durango, Colorado, Lahore, Pakistan, Kolkata, India, Edinburgh, Scotland, and London, England. Combined, these

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SJPSF Funds Library Book Purchases for Friday Harbor Middle and High Schools

A message from the Library/Media Specialist at Friday Harbor Middle & High Schools: Dear SJPSF Board, Thank you for the most recent set of grants in support of the Friday Harbor Middle-High School library! The photo below shows many of the wonderful books that were purchased with the most recent grant. (Not all would fit in the photo!) These books will greatly enhance our poetry collection, including several award winning free verse novels. Books include such titles as “Earth Verse” (a book of haiku), “World Make Way” (poems inspired by art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art), “Bright Wings” (poems

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Congratulations FHH Aerospace Design Team!

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation congratulates the Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team for their outstanding win in the Northwest Semi-Finals of the International Space Settlement Design Competition (ISSDC).  The Foundation is proud to sponsor the team’s trip to compete for a World Championship at ISSDC, held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in late July. Since 1993 the San Juan Public Schools Foundation has supported K-12 public education by raising funds to supplement state and federal funding, providing quality education for our island’s children. We are pleased to support the Aerospace Design Team and wish them the best

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The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl was a big success!

The 24th annual Knowledge Bowl was a big success with Brent Snow emceeing the event and a packed audience of students, families, friends and teachers. The Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band opened the event as well as entertained the audience during intermission. And, the Friday Harbor Middle School PTA offered delicious baked goods throughout the evening. Teams made up of middle school and high school students went head to head with the Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Soroptimist to answer challenging questions on a wide range of topics.   This year Spring Street International School was invited to participate (and boy

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