Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

17th Annual Knowledge Bowl-Thursday, February 4th

Friday Harbor High School Jazz Band will begin performing at 6:40 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m. at San Juan Community Theatre. FHMS PTA will offer delicious bake sale treats.

The competition begins at 7 p.m. with teams consisting of 8th grade students, a 9th and 10th grade team, and a 11th and 12th grade team going head to head with four local community service groups: Kiwanis, Soroptomists, Lions, and Rotary Club.

Teams match wits answering challenging and sometimes tricky questions on a range of topics, from physics to local history. The event is emceed this year by Brent Snow, with entertainment during intermission by Friday Harbor Jazz Band.

The Knowledge Bowl is presented each year by the San Juan Public Schools Foundation. Through its two main fundraisers, the Phone-a-thon and the Business Partnership Program, the Foundation has raised over $80,000 in the 2009 /10 cycle.

These funds were used to enhance local public education, such as High School algebra textbooks, 6th grade math and reading textbooks, Middle School math textbooks and the UW FH Labs program at the high school, as well as other projects throughout the year.

The ticket prices for this community event are just $5 for adults, and $3 for kids. This year there are several raffle items, including a trip for 2 on the Victoria Clipper. The last few years have sold out, so purchase tickets early at the SJCT box office.

Father-Daughter Dance-This Friday, February 5th

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Don't Miss the Spelling Bee-TODAY!

The 2010 Friday Harbor Community Spelling Bee will be held at the San Juan Community Theatre on Tuesday, February 2, at 3:30 p.m.

The annual contest is sponsored by the Rotary Club of the San Juan Islands, and features 4th through 8th grade classroom champions from local schools, including Friday Harbor Elementary School, Friday Harbor Middle School, Paideia Classical School, Griffin Bay School, and Spring Street International School.

This year, the 1st place winner will receive a personal award of $75, an award to their classroom literacy program of $150, and an award to their school literacy program of $300. The second place winner will receive a personal award of $50, $100 to their classroom, and $200 to their school. Doors at the theatre will open at 3:00, admission is free, and parents, family members, and the public are all welcome to attend.

For more information, please call Mike Close at 378-6202.