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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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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Support The Local Businesses Who Support Our Public Schools

Support Our Local Businesses Who Support Our Public Schools The San Juan Public Schools Foundation Board thanks the following businesses for their generous support of our public schools through the foundation’s Business Partnership Program. ++++++++ District Partner ($5,000) Luxel * Kings * Roche Harbor Resort School Partner ($2,500) Cask & Schooner, Tops’l Sushi Classroom Partner ($1,000) Blue Water Bar & Grill, China Pearl, Kung Fu Pizza & San Juan Island Hostel * Crystal Seas Kayaks, San Juan Property Management & San Juan Excursions * Islanders Insurance * Peace Island Medical Center * Sam & Jane Buck * San Juan Island Community

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The LEO Club “roars” in support of literacy and art!

The LEO Club “roars” in support of literacy and art! The LEO Club, a youth service club affiliated with the San Juan Island Lions Club presented two donation checks to the San Juan Public Schools Foundation (SJPSF) in support of literacy at Friday Harbor Elementary School and art at Friday Harbor High School. The SJPSF helps supplement state and federal funding to provide a quality education for our island’s children through supporting the public schools with materials and supplies. On December 4th, the LEO Club presented SJPSF President Rich Meenan with a targeted donation of $600 in support of a

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From FHHS to the moon!

Looking at the eclipses of the moon at FHHS! I wanted to share these pictures with the School Foundation.  They bought this wonderful astronomy model for the eighth grade science curriculum at the end of last year, and this year we are using it!  It is really great!   These students are looking at why we get eclipses of the moon.  Thank you! Jenny Wilson, FHHS

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San Juans STEM Center: an update

This update was prepared for SJPSF by Derek Smith The San Juan Island School District’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program is wrapping up its 2015-16 academic year. We’re already planning for the coming years after many successes from the K-12 students, including teams competing in the state-wide Orca Bowl at UW and others demonstrating their underwater vehicles at FHL’s annual Open House. Formal classes offered in the first year have included: Materials Engineering using 3D printers and industry-standard Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software; Robotics using Vex, Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and quadcopters to cover land, air, and sea;

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SJPS Foundation receives $25,000 STEM Grant

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation has received a substantial grant for equipment, curriculum and professional development for the new STEM Building at FHHS. The grant comes from The Honeywell Charitable Fund of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region in Virginia. Dave and Nancy Honeywell, directors of the Fund and residents of San Juan Island, came from the Fredericksburg area of Virginia. SJPSF Treasurer Jim Skoog and past President Nancy Young wrote the grant for consideration by the Honeywells and their Community Foundation. Working closely with SJISD Superintendent Danna Diaz, FHHS/FHMS Principal Fred Woods as well as District

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Thank you, from FHES!

We just got this note from the elementary school, and a cool video to go with it – check it out! I wanted to provide your dedicated team an opportunity to see all of the appreciation video created by the FHES students and staff; not because of the creation, but because of what SJPSF has created with your generous support. Our students are so fortunate to be recipients of your generosity…thank you. This is a link to the video. You will need to be logged in to a google drive account to access it. Click here for the link! All

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