ASD Weekly Community Bulletin

News and Events from the Anacortes School District

On the Calendar

Jan 15 - No School: Martin Luther King Jr Day

Jan 18 - School Board Meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Jan 19 - 6-12 Grades Early Release

Jan 29 - No School: Staff Development Day

Superintendent's State of the District

ASD families, staff and community members will have two more opportunities in January to hear from Superintendent Mark Wenzel regarding the state of our schools.

Please join us at any of these opportunities:


  • Morning State of the District - Thursday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Northwest ESD, 1601 R Avenue. Please RSVP online here.
  • Evening State of the District – Tuesday, Jan 23 at 7 p.m. at the Island View Elementary Auditorium. Please RSVP online here.


Join us to hear about:

  • The District’s new Strategic Plan and Vision
  • Anacortes High School Construction Project
  • Upcoming Levy Info
  • And More!


Questions? Contact Torhil Ramsay in the Superintendent’s Office – tramsay@asd103.org or 360-293-1211

Winter sports and concerts online

The AHS broadcast club will be live-streaming several winter sports and concerts. Check it out at youtube.com/ahslive


Jan 18 Boys/Girls Basketball v. Lakewood 6:00

Feb 2 Boys/Girls Basketball v. Ferndale 6:00

Support AMS Garden to Kitchen Program

The AMS Garden to Kitchen program was chosen by the Co-op in Mount Vernon as one of the 2018 4% Friday recipients! This means 4% of every dollar spent at the Co-op on Friday, January 26 will go to our program! Bring friends. AMS will have a table at the Co-op from 10 am- 4 pm to promote our program. Come by and visit us on Jan. 26th!


After School Arts Program - Winter 2018

ASAP WINTER MENU IS HERE! Enroll your student in art classes taught by local artists in our community. Baking, Felting, Yoga, Drawing, Journaling and more available!


Elementary registration form is here.

Middle school registration form is here.

Questions? Contact Tina Franulovich-Martin at tmartin@asd103.org.

Challenge Program info and testing dates

The Anacortes School District Challenge Program provides multi-age classrooms for the most highly capable students in grades one through eight.

We are holding an informational meeting for parents of prospective students on January 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Anacortes Middle School Library.

Parent referral forms are due Friday, Feb. 9. Forms are available online (Challenge Permission Form) or upon request at your school’s office.

Testing will take place Feb. 15, 20-23. For specific grade level testing time, please see the Challenge Newsletter. Additional information regarding the process can also be found in the Challenge Newsletter.

If your child is already in the Challenge Program, they do not need to test again.

Questions? Contact Carrie King, Teaching & Learning Assistant – (360) 293-1212 or cking@asd103.org.

Anacortes College Outreach Meetings

Anacortes College Outreach

4th Thursday of the month (NEW DAY)

6:30 - 7:30 middle school

7:45-8:45 high school

ALL meetings in AHS library


January 25: Should I be starting my college exploration yet? (yes!) and How do I start?

February 22: What should I be doing now? How do I prepare for college fairs, college visits, develop relationships?

March NO MEETING

April 26: Financial Aid Part 1, Special Guest TBA

May 24: Financial Aid Part 2, What to do this summer


An hour-long mostly once-a-month gathering with students and parents to help you get started in your college exploration, and take you through the process. Start early and find the best fit academically, socially and financially. Bring your questions, share your experiences and where you are in the process. Come to whichever meetings best serve your needs. Start early and broaden your options for admission and financial aid. Ideal for current 7th-11th graders, all are welcome.

Questions? E-mail Shay at AnacortesCollegeOutreach@ASD103.org.

Like us on Facebook @AnacortesCollegeOutreach! You’ll find timely and up-to-date curated information about what’s happening now in the world of College Admissions.

Community Flyers

As a courtesy, the Anacortes School District posts information here for non-school related community events and information that benefits students. All notices were submitted by outside organizations to keep your family updated about opportunities; the Anacortes School District does not necessarily endorse or sponsor these activities.



Anacortes Junior Cheer Camp


Anacortes Boys and Girls Club - Taking new members! You can enroll your child at any time by stopping by during open Club hours at your local Club. Questions? Contact Andrew Worcester at aworcester@skagitclubs.org or (360) 419-5526 or visit us at our website at skagitclubs.org


Anacortes Lacrosse Club has opened Spring 2018 Registration for all ages, to include our U-9 Girls team and K-2 Co-Ed Skills Clinic which begin after spring break! Practice times, days and information regarding our programs for boys in K-12 and girls in K-8 are available on our website: http://anacorteslacrosse.uslaxteams.com/. We are especially looking for boys in grades 7 - 12. No prior experience required and scholarships available for all teams! Don't delay in registering!! Several of our teams have wait lists already and registration closes: 1/22 for boys and 1/31 for girls!

Looking to stay fit and earn money? Anacortes Lacrosse Club is recruiting high school students and adults to become lacrosse officials!! Absolutely no lacrosse experience required and ALC will pay for your training! You can choose your officiating schedule and locations including Anacortes and around Western Washington. Interested?? Email anacorteslax@gmail.com for more information!

APRD’s Girls Youth Basketball League


Baseball Tryouts - North County Select


Dogs on Call - Volunteer Opportunity - We need YOU and YOUR PET to help kids in need with Dogs on Call! If you are interested, click on the flyer!


Fidalgo Danceworks - STARS - Dance for Youth and Teens with Special Needs


Friends of Skagit Beaches 2018 Lecture Series

Biological Invasions: How Species Become Invasive
Please join us for the first of our 2018 Lecture Series! Hear about how the success, impacts, and long-term effects of introduced populations determine whether or not they become invasive species. Dr. Emily Grason , PhD, U.W., Washington Sea Grant, will illustrate these potentially environment changing processes with real-time examples. Friday, January 19, 7:00 pm - 8:30pm., NW Ed. Services Bldg., 1601 R Ave., Anacortes. Lectures are free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Skagit Beaches, http://skagitbeaches.org. For more info. contact: Matt Kerschbaum: cherrytree2@comcast.net.



New Girl Scouts Troops Forming in Anacortes: Leaders Needed for Daisy and Brownie troops! More Girls Welcome!

Are you passionate about supporting girls’ leadership development? Are you organized, dedicated, and a clear communicator? Girl Scouts needs YOU to co-lead a troop in Anacortes! We have a group of four girls in K-3rd grades hoping to form a new troop near Fidalgo Elementary. It takes 5 girls and 2 adult leaders to form a troop, so all we need is one more girl and two adults, and this troop will be ready to go! Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls in grades K-12, offering programs from coast-to-coast and across the globe. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through outdoor exploration, community service, civic engagement, and activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), girls develop a positive sense of self, say “yes” to new experiences and adventures, and create lasting friendships by joining a worldwide community of sisters. For additional information, please contact: Susie Barr-Wilson, GSWW Community Engagement Specialist, (360) 658-8083, ext. 4400 / sbarrwilson@girlscoutsww.org. You may also visit our on-line catalog. Go to www.GirlScoutsWW.org and click “Become a Girl Scout” to select a troop! Financial Assistance is available.


MLK Human Rights Conference - Jan 13


Northwest United FC - 2009 Girls Soccer Program: NWU has opening for our GU9 girls soccer program for girls born in the year 2009. If interested in this professionally coached player development program, please contact Joana Michaelson at Joana.Michaelson@nwunited.org


Riverstone Climbing Gym


Salvation Army - currently enrolling students for their Troops and Music Programs. The Salvation Army Troops programs offer age appropriate Christian youth groups that foster kids potential and leadership abilities through a variety of experiences including: music, games, crafts, interactive activities and service projects. The Troops programs are held each Wednesday from 4:30-6:15 pm at The Salvation Army, 3001 R. Ave. and include a free dinner. Music enrichment courses are also available and include: Beginner Band, Piano, Timbrels, Beginner Guitar and Singing Company. Enrollment is free.

Contact Shelley.Nestelberger@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 360-293-6682 or stop by The Salvation Army 3001 R. Ave, Suite 100.


San Juan Lanes Youth Bowling League - Jan 6 - Mar 24

Secret Harbor - Foster Parent Info


Serenity Princess Ball - Feb 3


Shannon Point Marine Center - ASD CONFERENCE WEEK MARINE BIOLOGY CAMP: February 6th thru 9th, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Grades 1-5

Island View Elementary School $140

"Finding Phyla? – A fun exploration of the different marine phylum.” Through various activities students will learn about the life history of marine organisms found in the Pacific Northwest and their congener species found around the world. Students will be bused to the Shannon Point Marine Center on the last day to explore the beach and marine research lab.


Kids Night Out @ Western, Friday, February 23 and April 14 6:00 – 8:45 p.m. at Shannon Point Marine Center. Enjoy a well deserved date night while your kids have a fun-filled evening at the Shannon Point Marine Center. Activities will include hands-on science exploration on the SPMC library and lab, and a movie at the end of the night. For more details and to register: http://www.wwu.edu/ee/youth/know/anacortes-elementary.shtml


Skagit Parent to Parent - Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs


Free Preschool for 3-5 year olds! Skagit Valley College ECEAP Preschool now enrolling for the school year of 2017-2018. Income guidelines apply. Breakfast and snack provided. Parent Activities and Educational opportunities. For more information or enrollment, call 360-679-5348.