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Indonesian teachers learn ‘talk teaching’

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

On Wednesday, Ahda and 42 other Indonesian teachers took a step toward breaking that tradition. Hoping to reduce a high student dropout rate in the years between junior high and high school in their country, the teachers visited Langley Middle School as part of a three-month program that will teach them how to get their students more involved — vocally as well as mentally — in their own learning.

Specifically, the Indonesians are studying a teaching method called contextual education, an instruction style which makes connections between school lessons in math, language and art and the use of those subjects on the job, at home, and in other parts of life outside school.

Public asked to discuss 4-period day at SWHS

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Comments on the high school’s controversial four-period day will be fielded from the pubic at a South Whidbey School Board meeting

Senior housing development has innovative sewer system

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Two weeks ago, a huge, truck-mounted crane started putting together the pieces of a self-contained sewage treatment plant at a Freeland senior housing development

Holmes Harbor asks for refunds, imposes surcharges

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

As their district starts a long legal fight over $20 million in apparently illegally-sold bonds, the commissioners of the Holmes Harbor Sewer District last week began to chase down $2.1 million of the proceeds from that sale.

Ferry dock rebuild begins next month

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

In early November, Washington State Ferries will close the north half of the Clinton ferry dock as Manson Construction begins the second phase of the dock’s five-year reconstruction

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Events Calendar

Black plastic blocks keep the island green

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

Workers with Island Asphalt turned 30,000 square feet of grassland black, but not by laying down pavement. It was more like a huge display of giant black Legos. The interlocking plastic rectangles are called Geoblocks, described in Presto Products literature as a “porous pavement system.”

EDC finds its new leader

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

The new economic development czar for Island County was found along the Columbia River in the southwest portion of the state. Sharon Hart is the new Island District Economic Development Council exectutive director, it was announced Thursday.

Traffic death rate highest in years

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

"With the dangerous New Year's Eve driving period looming Sunday night, island residents should keep in mind that this has already been a year of fatalities on the roads. "

Downtown Langley's last maple will be cut down

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:52PM

"Early this month, a tree cutter will remove a maple tree from a sitting area near Linds Drug in Langley. And that will be the end of an era in which, as old photos show, summer shade and fall color once adorned every corner of the streets of downtown "

Celebrate Twelfth Night with a favorite duo

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel return to WICA for the annual Twelfth-Night concert on Jan. 6. The concert is presented as a community tradition by Langley United Methodist Church.

Sno Isle Library System

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Check out e-books from the library.

Libraries offer 24-hour access to electronic books

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"Looking for a classic novel at two in the morning? How about a how-to book in the middle of a Sunday afternoon? The Sno-Isle Regional Library System is making literary, educational, and informational excursions a little easier with the introduction of electronic books through netLibrary. "

FYI

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Incident log from the Island County Sheriff's Department.

Teachers get grants for innovative teaching

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"The South Whidbey Schools Foundation funded several projects this month that will involve innovative teaching at southend schools. Among the recipients was Patti Sargent, Intermediate School librarian, who received a grant for her project, Reading Extraordinaire. "

Ferry hikes may be less here

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Ferry users on the Clinton-Mukilteo route may suffer less than others when proposed fare increases are announced next week.

Lagoon Point man disappears

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

The Island County Sheriff's Department is searching for a Lagoon Point man who has been missing since Dec. 21.

New Year's holiday is normal for ferry trips

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Sunday and Monday will be normal at the Clinton ferry dock as the two car ferries make their scheduled departures to Mukilteo.

One good quarter seals win for girls in tourney's first round

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"Down by two points after a slow first quarter Thursday night, the Falcon girls basketball team exploded for 21 second quarter points to all but guarantee a win over the 3A Lynnwood Royals.The Falconsn eventually triumphed 50-42 in their first-round game at the Falcon Classic Tournament. "

Boys get Royal treatment

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"In one of their best-played games this season, South Whidbey's boys basketball players posted some of their highest scoring and rebounding numbers Thursday night in a home match against Lynnwood that nonetheless counts as a loss in the team stats book. The loss sends the team to tourney consolation in the annual Falcon Classic. "

Slightly Retired

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

Will power blown by the winds of temptation.

Sehlin shares power in Olympia

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"Newly elected Rep. Barry Sehlin, R-Oak Harbor, has been handed one of the most powerful positions in the 2001 session of the Washington State Legislature, which convenes Jan. 8. "

Treasurer's office scolded in state audit

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

A state Auditor's report released this week cites ongoing problems in the Island County Treasurer's office that leave the door open to possible misappropriation of public funds.

Value changes hit the mail

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

About 20 percent of Island County property owners will be getting a revised property assessment statement in the mail next week.

Whidbey Recipes

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 12:51PM

"Margaret Walton is on vacation this week, so we've gone back into our archives and selected two recipes she says are among her favorites for holiday parties. We've run them before, but good a recipe never gets old. "

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