You’re Invited to an “Open Forest” Orcas Forest School Fall enrollment open

Monday, May 1, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Orcas Island Forest School Open Forest Curious about what a Forest School looks like? Orcas Island Forest School will hold an Open Forest Monday, May 1 from 3:30-5:30 at our Camp Orkila location. Come by with your whole family to play and explore … Continue reading

Orcas Rotary Features Eric Webb at Meeting “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb”

Friday, April 28, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Jeanne McPherson — Orcas Island Rotary presents School Superintendent Eric Webb in a presentation entitled, “Bond Bound⎯ Caught in the Webb” on Friday, Apr. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Fire Station in Eastsound. This focus on the failed … Continue reading

This Senior Project Event All About Prom Dresses

Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m., Eastsound Fire Station — from Alex Conrad — Orcas Island High School senior Ella Conrad announces “Sirens of Orcas,” a fun, charitable formal/prom dress fashion event for our island community. The event, Conrad’s senior project, will take place on Sunday, 30 April 2017 at 3:00pm, … Continue reading

Ranker: Senate Republicans Refuse to Negotiate Special legislative session to begin on Monday

— from Dave Pringle, State Senate Democrats — Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, released this statement today after Gov. Inslee said he would call the Legislature back for a special session beginning on Monday, Apr. 24. “The Legislature has not come to a compromise on the operating budget, leaving schools, … Continue reading

Special & Regular School Board Meetings Scheduled

Thursday, April 27, 5 p.m., Orcas School Library — from Cathy Ferran — Notice of Special and Regular School Board Meetings Thursday, April 27, 2017 Agenda Morning Session: Waldron School, Waldron Island, WA Evening Session: School Library, Eastsound, WA10 a.m. Call to Order – Waldron Island School (Transportation via boat–leaving … Continue reading

Orcas School Seeks Input to Develop Strategic Plan Separate from School Bond

Wednesday, May 3, 5:30 p.m., Orcas School Library — from Cathy Ferran — This past week the Orcas Island Public School District sent out invitations to various groups of people, including parents and students, inviting them to participate in the district’s Strategic Planning process. Public School districts throughout the country … Continue reading

Letter to Editor | Your Contribution to American Legion Scholarship Fund is Needed

— from Judi Resch — Each year, at this time, we reach out to the community (businesses and individuals) requesting a contribution of $25 for the continued funding of the scholarships. We will post an 8” x 10” poster, acknowledging each individual contributor and an 8” x 10” ad for … Continue reading

Farm to Classroom Expands Students’ Knowledge of Edible Plants Orcas Island Public School

— from Ashley  Randall — During the month of March, the sun began to shine brighter on our school garden. With spring on our minds, we tested our knowledge of edible and medicinal herbs by playing a cooperative board game, developed a garden map, created teacups from clay, examined the … Continue reading

Governors Association Responds to Federal Student Aid Outage Site to be offline through Fall 2017

— from The National Governors Association — The National Governors Association released a statement Wednesday urging a quick resolution of an outage that impacts students’ ability to file for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In Washington state, more than 461,000 students successfully completed the … Continue reading

Ranker Outdoor Early Learning Pilot Passes House Now heads to Governor for signature

— from Dave Pringle, Senate Democratic Communications — Sen. Ranker’s bill to start a four-year pilot program for outdoor early learning passed the House of Representatives today and is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. “This bill will help children get outside at an … Continue reading