It’s time for our fall fundraising campaign!

San Juan Island kids need your help. Please make a donation to help weather this storm.  Click here to donate. Thank you! “Back-to-school” has a whole new meaning this year. While it is typically an exciting time for meeting new teachers and reuniting with old friends, our kids have started the school year learning remotely at home. This online experience presents challenges for our kids, parents, teachers, and administrators. Entering into 2020, no one could have predicted or adequately prepared for this school year. The San Juan Public Schools Foundation has been asked to help and is reaching out to

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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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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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