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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Knowledge Bowl 2018 – coming up on February 5th!

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 school students will go head to head with 4 local service organizations: Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary and Soroptimist, to answer tricky questions on a wide range of topics while dressed in fun costumes. This year we are pleased to include a team of high school students

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Another great Knowledge Bowl!

The Annual Knowledge Bowl was awesome! The 23rd Annual Knowledge Bowl was well-attended and always entertains, featuring MC Brent Snow. The participants were members of San Juan Island’s service clubs as well as 8th grade to senior students, who are required to quickly respond to questions ranging from the arts to science and math. This year, we are  happy to announce the junior/senior team WON! with the Rotary Club coming in second. The eight graders were the clear winners for choice of best costume when they raised their arms and revealed their Monarch Butterfly wings.

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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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Knowledge Bowl – March 6th!

Attention, Islanders! It’s time for the 23rd Annual Knowledge Bowl! Think island-style Jeopardy! Fun, laughs, root for your favorite team! Will it be the Lions, 8th and 9th graders, Kiwanis, 10th graders, Rotary, 12th graders, or the Soroptimists? Come enjoy the bake sale by the FHHS PTO while they battle it out!  Monday, March 6th – doors open 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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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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Time for the Phone-A-Thon! October 17th & 18th!

The San Juan Public Schools Foundation will hold its annual Phone-A-Thon on Monday, October17th, and Tuesday October 18th, from 4 to 8:00 pm. During this time, volunteer students, parents, faculty and members of the community will be calling to ask for your support. CALLERS ARE NEEDED! If you would like to volunteer at the Phone-A-Thon, please call Nancy at 317-1755 for information. 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

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Here comes the Knowledge Bowl!

The 22nd annual Knowledge Bowl will be held on Monday, February 8, at the Community Theatre. Our fabulous Friday Harbor Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:30 and the FH Middle School PTA will be offering baked treats in the lobby before and during the event. There will be raffle items during intermission as well. The competition begins at 7 PM. Teams consist of the 8 graders, a team of freshmen/sophomores, and one of 11th and 12th graders, going head to head with 4 local service group teams: Kiwanis, Soroptimists, Lions, and Rotary. Groups will match wits to answer tricky

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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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