More than 100 Musicians Will Perform to Support School Music

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Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m., Orcas School’s Old Gym – from Kristen Wilson for MAG – The Music Advocacy Group’s (MAG) 18th annual benefit concert will bring adult and student Orcas Island musicians together in support of school music on Sunday, March 1, at 3 p.m. It is the single … Continue reading

Phase I Done! on School Bond Construction Project

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 — by Margie Doyle – Now that the crowbars and sledgehammers are demolishing the old Orcas Island School District’s middle school-cafeteria building, islanders can really see that  work is well underway on the reconstruction of the campus, approved with an $11.9 M bond vote in 2012. However, insiders — including … Continue reading

Orcas Kids Plant for the Planet

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– by Cara Russell and Margie Doyle – Twenty-three students from Orcas Island, Kirkland, Enumclaw and Seattle gathered with adult volunteers at Orcas Island School District on Saturday to “Plant for the Planet” and to learn about and become climate change “ambassadors.” After a brief slideshow presentation created by then … Continue reading

Orcas School District Changes

  Bond remodel, enrollment, budgeting, new track, legislative actions and hiring – by Margie Doyle – The Orcas Island School District Board of Directors on Jan. 20, 2015 considered many changing elements of millenial education. Superintendent Eric Webb commended the school community for the positive light in which it is … Continue reading

MAG Concert in Just One Month!

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Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m. Orcas School K-8 Gym – from Kristen Wilson for Music Advocacy Group (MAG) – Mark Your Calendars for MAG’S 18th Annual Concert! It is the biggest music concert on Orcas Island, it happens just once a year, and all the proceeds support the music program … Continue reading

Visit Indian Island at Night

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Monday, January 19, 9 p.m., Outlook Inn — from Russel Barsh – The Indian Island Marine Health Observatory officially launches its 2015 research season on January 19, with an annual nighttime low-tide exploration of Eastsound’s very own special island. “Different animals visit Indian island in winter,” says Indian Island lead … Continue reading