When: Monday, Dec. 3rd, 6-7:30 pm
Where: Friday Harbor Elementary School Library
When you arrive please sign in and find a Chrome Book.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. It helps nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.
Meet Joanna Evans, who is currently working on her Community Project with the San Juan Island Community Service Foundation (SJISS).
When students enter their Junior year at Friday Harbor High School, they enroll in a Community Project class. The purpose of this class is to create a positive change in our community and to teach students life lessons about hard work and determination. In addition, they learn social skills which they can keep with them, even after they graduate.
She is working with the San Juan Island Service Scholarship Foundation, an organization that provides scholarships to graduating seniors who complete 80 hours of community service during high school. Joanna has been calling various non-profit organizations all over the island, to ask them to register. Once they are registered they can post events that they are hosting and are in need of volunteers on their calendar. When organizations post on the SJISS calendar, it allows students who are registered know that there is an event going on in their community where the students can complete community service hours. FHHS students have a goal of 80 hours. If students want to receive a scholarship of $1,000 for their higher education, they need to complete the required amount of hours and register before April 1st of their senior year. With SJISS, students don't have to worry or wonder if those volunteer hours count, they can automatically trust that they will. Take a peek or register your organization or student now at http://www.sjiservicescholarship.org/
Every Fall, our 6th-grade students head up into the Cascades to go to Mountain School at the North Cascades Institute.
This year our sixth-grade class was joined by three teachers, nine parent chaperones, park rangers, Mountain School Staff, and graduate students from WWU.
Mountain School is a nationally recognized environmental education program. During this experience, students spend most of their time hiking on trails and exploring the watersheds, forests, plants, and wildlife of the North Cascades ecosystems first-hand through interdisciplinary activities in science, math, art, social studies, and conservation. Our students increased their environmental awareness and stewardship and had the opportunity to learn and bond as a cohort in a very authentic and powerful way.
We are so lucky to provide our students with this annual trip.
From a student: I learned so much science at Mountain School, such as what a producer, consumer, and decomposer are, the web of life, how to identify some plants and trees, and about different animals that live in the North Cascades. I also learned the history of the area and how important it is to care for our environment and for humans to “Leave No Trace.” I had multiple memorable moments, such as the hike up to the beautiful waterfall, the Diablo Dam, Diablo Lake, and spending time with my trail group. I wish I could go again next year, it was amazing!
We see you out there capturing wonderful photos of school activities and events and we would love to use them to promote the exciting things happening in our schools!
If you have a photo(s) you would like to share, please email with a brief description to: SJISD_Communications@sjisd.wednet.edu.