Achieving Excellence

  • Summer hours for the District Office:

    The School District office will be closed from

    July 1 - July 19, 2019


    If there is an emergency, please contact Superintendent Kari McVeigh at (360) 298-8488


    Have a wonderful summer break

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District Mission

  • Promote excellence, engaging every student, every day, through superior instruction, high expectations and academic content that is both challenging and individually relevant.

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  • Lunch with Senator Lovelett

    Very productive and enjoyable lunch with Senator Liz Lovelett on Friday, June 14, 2019.
    Pictured: SJISD Board Director TJ Heller, SJISD Board Director Sarah Werling-Sandwith, Senator Liz Lovelett, SJISD Superintendent Kari McVeigh

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What's Happening at SJISD?

  • New Email Addresses

    Beginning on June 27, all San Juan Island School District email accounts will end with


    Staff will still received their emails, however, everything that is sent out will have the domain.


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    colored pencils We know some of you are already starting to think about heading back to school as you head off island and begin shopping for the new school year. Here are the school supply lists for each school:

    • FRIDAY HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL (announced by individual teachers at the beginning of the school year)
    • GRIFFIN BAY SCHOOL necessary supplies are provided.


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  • FHHS Visual Art Students Honored at Statewide High School Art Competition

    May 23, 2019

    Friday Harbor High School is proud to announce that two art students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Chevalier are State Winners of the 46th Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show.

    Visual Arts Students Honored

    Soma Andrews (Junior) and Lucas Chevalier (Senior) attended a reception in the state capital with their Teacher, Andy Anderson, where they received their “Judges Choice” awards on Friday May 17th, 2019 at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction OSPI) located in the Old Capitol Building in Olympia.


    The Superintendent's High School Art Show is an annual event co-hosted by OSPI and the Washington Art Education Association. High school students from all over the state participate in this artistic celebration each year.  


    Friday Harbor High School’s Art Teacher Andy Anderson received a letter from Anne Banks, OSPI’s Learning and Teaching Supervisor for the Arts. "Congratulations on having two of your students, Soma Andrews and Lucas Samuel Chevalier, recognized as State Winners in the 46th Annual Superintendent's High School Art Show! This is a high honor for the students, teacher, school, and your district. Students first compete at the Regional ESD show, where the top judged artworks move on to our state show. After several rounds of judging and selections, fifteen winners and six honorable mention awardees were identified. This is a huge accomplishment.”


    The fifteen winning artwork pieces will be added to the permanent collection at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction or at one of the participating partner state organization offices that includes the State Board of Education, Professional Educator Standards Board, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State School Directors’ Association, and the Association of Washington School Principals.  


    FHHS Art Teacher Andrew Anderson stated, "I am very proud of Lucas and Soma. Their hard work and dedication really paid off. Both students spoke eloquently about their work and the import role Art has played in their lives. I really appreciated their families catching the red eye and driving through city traffic to attend this event. Friday Harbor High School was the only High School in the State of Washington with two winners. This is a significant accomplishment when you consider we are competing against some of the largest schools in the state."


    “Congratulations to all of the artists,” said Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal. “Their incredible work reminds us of the power of the arts and art education. The arts provide our students with keys to understanding the world around them, and strategies for learning, interpreting, and expressing their thoughts.”


    Additional information and a display of the 2019 state winners’ art may be found at


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  • FHHS Aerospace Team Invited to World Finals for International Space Settlement Design

    May 16, 2019

    Aerospace Team


    The Friday Harbor High School Aerospace Design Team has just received results from the qualifying round of the International Space Settlement Design Competition. Based on the judges' evaluation of our work, Friday Harbor produced one of the top four design proposals in North America and are now invited to the World Finals held at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in late July.


    Over two months this winter, The FHHS Aerospace Team (known as Island Orbital Technologies, or IOTech) labored over a forty-page design proposal of a space settlement capable of capturing and adjusting the orbit of an asteroid. The design team was lead by returning team members Lucy Urbach, Joely Loucks, Arlo Harold, Brandon Payne, and Evan Foley among others.


    I am extremely proud of the focus, determination, and time poured into this proposal. FHHS students put thousands of work-hours into this project and now look forward to presenting their work to the public as well as preparing to compete for a world championship title at NASA.


    We are grateful to the FHHS Aerospace Design class for their combined contributions as well as the critical evaluation and technical expertise of Mike Loucks, Wade Guidry, Ross Lockwood, and John Carrier. Furthermore, we also grateful for the past support of San Juan Island School District, The Public Schools Foundation, San Juan Island Rotary, and the Lions and Leos clubs of Friday Harbor, without whose support we would not be where we are today.


    This year’s proposal design would not have been possible without following students:

    Systems Engineering: Lucy Urbach (also publication layout)

    Structural Engineering: Arlo Harold, Nick Herko, Evan Foley, Julian Brown, Jonah Strasbourger, Bailee Lambright

    Operations and Infrastructure: Brandon Payne, Emma Mughal, Henry Duke, Aidan Shannon, Emmett Carrier, Satchel Pieples, Ryker Mattox

    Human Factors: Hannah VanEvery, Sander VanHamersfeld, Nick Copley, Weston Swirtz, Nate Clarke

    Automations Engineering: Joely Loucks, Hank Erickson, Darcy Ayers, Liz Cruz, Gavin Flaum, Luke Waite

    Business and Marketing: Ally Pauls, Payton Malloy, Keegan Bailey, Jaden Jones, Octavio Olvera

    Imaging: Aida Must, Tori Polda, Keegan Bailey

    Aerospace Literature and Design is taught and coached by Daniel Garner.


    FHHS Principal Fred Woods said, “This is the second year in a row our aerospace team has made it to the world finals. This says much about the quality of our students as well as the dedication of our teacher, Dan Garner. Congratulations to all!”     


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  • Photos Wanted


    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:


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