AMS students win in Seattle; Do well in Chicago

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Two teams of students from Anacortes Middle School recently won 1st and 2nd place in the Seattle KidWind Challenge at the Museum of Flight, where they tested their hand-crafted functional wind turbines in a wind tunnel to calculate their energy output. They also presented their turbine design process to a panel of judges from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation.

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Successful 2017 Celebrate the Season

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The Anacortes Schools Foundation helped kick off the holiday season with a series of events held December 2nd and 3rd at the Port Event Center.  A magical holiday wonderland welcomed thousands during the weekend’s “Celebrate the Season” festivities which included free admission, photos with Santa, the Grinch, dancers, jugglers, singers, sweets, crafts, unique gifts, gingerbread contests and more. 

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Island View Elementary receives $5,000 check

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Representatives of Shell's Puget Sound Refinery and Anacortes Schools Foundation presented a check for $5,000 to Island View Elementary School and Anacortes School District representatives at a school assembly on Dec. 1.

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Celebrate the Season returns to the Port in '17

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For the fifth straight year, the popular holiday event “Celebrate the Season” returns to the Port’s Event Center on the first weekend of December.

Anacortes Schools Foundation volunteers turn the Port’s Event Center into a winter wonderland for two days of family-oriented fun on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2 & 3. Then the evening is ASF’s annual “Dream It” fundraising dinner and auction.

Order tickets to our 'Dream It' dinner/auction on Dec. 2 from our secure affiliate, Brown Paper Tickets. Learn about Celebrate the Season.

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The Foundation hires new Executive Director

Marta McClintockThe Anacortes Schools Foundation has hired an executive director to manage the non-profit organization. Marta McClintock officially started in September when she arrived with her family from Idaho. No stranger to this area, McClintock lived in Oak Harbor for eight years while her husband was stationed there. She says they’ve always wanted to end up in Anacortes because of the strong schools and the engaged community.

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