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Soroptimist student for February

Meet Josilynn Straathof, La Conner Soroptimists' February Student of the Month. She is the proud daughter of Brian Straathof and DeAnna Young and has attended La Conner High School since her...

 

Kiwanis Club students for March

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner has announced its students of the month for March. High school student of the month is Tyler Cicotte, a junior. Tyler's parents are Vince and Barb Cicotte. Tyler's...

 

Soroptimists honor Hallie Walls for April

La Conner High School senior Hallie Walls has been selected as the Soroptimist International of La Conner Honored Student for the month of April. It's easy to see why when you look at all the...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    March 27, 2024

Restaurant cooks up benefit for senior trip

The COVID-19 pandemic limited fundraising opportunities for La Conner High School’s Class of 2024. Santo Coyote Mexican Kitchen is helping the class make up for lost time. Santo Coyote donated 20% of its proceeds March 22 to the La Conner High S...

 

Meet Nizhoni Slowman, January Soroptimist student of the month

Nizhoni Slowman, a senior at La Conner High School, is the Soroptimist International of La Conner January Honored Student. She has a varied range of interests. She loves to experience the outdoors for...

 

Kiwanis Club names January students of the month

Addison Wiga is January's high school student for January for the Kiwanis Club of La Conner. Her parents are Todd and Katie Wigal. Addison is a junior at La Conner High School. She was on the school...

 

High school seniors seek funds for June class trip

La Conner High School seniors started their freshman year wearing masks and learning from home in front of their computers. Three years later they’re still playing catch-up from the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus the La C...

 

School district revs up for green energy

The atmosphere was electric at the Dec. 11 La Conner School board meeting. Campus solarization options lit up the room. La Conner Town Council member MaryLee Chamberlain and resident Bob Raymond, of the Skagit Valley Clean Energy Cooperative, provide...

 
Alex Martin

November Kiwanis Students of Month

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner November High School Student of the Month is Alex Martin. Alex is a La Conner High School a senior. His favorite class is math. He enjoys playing basketball and...

 

Cayou December Soroptimist Student

Taylor Rae Cayou, a senior at La Conner High School and a full-time Running Start student at the North West Indian College, is the Soroptimist International of La Conner Honored Student for December....

 

La Conner Schools campaign plans to add Conway students

Conway remains on the La Conner Schools radar. Faced with recent years of declining student enrollment, the driving force behind state funding of public schools, school district officials are resuming last year’s effort to recruit Conway students t...

 

La Conner school board honored twice at statewide conference

Now it’s official. Last month it was announced that the La Conner Schools board of directors was a recipient of two performance-based statewide honors. Last week in Bellevue, during the Washington State School Directors Association fall c...

 
Faith Kowalcyk

Kiwanis names October students of the month

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner High School Student of the Month for October is Katie Cayou-Lockrem. Katie's parents are Josh and Val Lockrem. She is in the tenth grade. Katie is in Associated Student...

 
La Conner High School senior Zaira Najera-Davalos

October Soroptimist student is Zaira Najera-Davalos

Zaira Najera-Davalos, a La Conner High School senior, is the Soroptimist International of La Conner Honored Student for the month of October. Zaira is a busy young woman both at school and home. She...

 
Kialah Seymour in orange shirt in ceremony.

La Conner Schools has outdoor celebration of Orange Shirt Day

Orange is a color that has long linked the La Conner and Swinomish communities, perhaps never more so than now, 66 years after the Rainbow Bridge was built. That was much in evidence Friday afternoon...

 

School board election forum

John Agen and Janie Beasley are vying for La Conner School District Director Position 2 Greater La Conner residents living in the district can attend a candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Skagit County Oct. 16 at 6:15 p.m. at...

 

School board reviews service graduation requirement

The drive to reinstate student public service hours as a La Conner High School graduation requirement intersected Monday with a concrete example of the level of community support enjoyed by the school district. School Board members at their...

 

La Conner School District laments Wahkiakum state Supreme Court funding decision

The Wahkiakum School District lost its two-year legal challenge seeking increased state funding for campus building and maintenance projects Washington state’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled Sept. 7. La Conner Schools officials feel the southwest Wa...

 

School board considering public service graduation requirement

Longtime La Conner Schools counselor Lori Buher has retired, but she is still offering timely advice. Buher suggested that the district resume its requirement that La Conner High students complete public service hours in order to graduate at the...

 

Expectations high for new-look La Conner High School volleyball

New La Conner High School head volleyball coach Pam Keller is succeeding a legend and her young team is following in the footsteps of the four-time defending state 2B net champions. But optimism was...

 

Braves football roster grows, bolstering winning chances

Sweet Sixteen. A milestone birthday, for sure. But it has added significance for the La Conner High School football program. Sweet sixteen is the number of players on the Braves’ preseason roster this year. That’s about twice as many who turned out...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 28, 2023

La Conner Schools hires new counselor

La Conner School board members did something Monday night that they haven't done in a very long time: They approved hiring a new counselor for the middle and high school campus. Eric Crinklaw, most recently with Bonney Lake High School in the Sumner...

 
 By Anne Basye    School    June 28, 2023

Juli Olson retires from school office

After 20 years, Juli Olson is finally graduating from middle school. The La Conner middle and high school administrative assistant retires at the end of June after working under six principals and through a school remodel and a pandemic. Besides...

 

Kiwanis Club May students

The Kiwanis Club of La Conner May High School Student of the Month is Hadley Shears. She graduated in June and is the daughter of Cory and Jen Shears. Hadley has been active in school cheer, varsity...

 
 By Bill Reynolds    School    June 21, 2023

Andy Wheeler retires as schools special programs director

La Conner Schools administrator Andy Wheeler has quietly tended to his heavy workload here for the past nine years. But now, as he transitions to retirement, Wheeler will finally be able to toot his...

 

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