Directors Amy Carder and Michelle Kuss-Cybula smile for a photo.

Directors Present for the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Directors of Teaching and Learning, Michelle Kuss-Cybula and Amy Carder were recognized for their work with the Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project. They were invited by the Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession (CSTP) to present at the TPEP Best Practices Colloquium in Seattle in February. The event focused on best practices in implementing the new teacher…

Alderwood grant winners pose for a photo.

Whatcom County School Retirees Association Funds Mini-Grants in Fall 2014

The Whatcom County School Retirees Association (WCSRA) funded twelve mini-grants to staff in Bellingham Public Schools this fall. Awardees include the following: Alderwood Elementary Principal Janae Hodge and counselor Mikah Smith, $150 each for a backpack program Teacher Josie Estrada, $150 for the Safe Place Program Enrichment coordinator Niki Mantas, $100 for grades 3 to…

Community Building Awards

Community Building Awards Given to Staff and Parents in Bellingham Public Schools

District staff members Lavonne Sterling-Chue of Happy Valley Elementary School and Kathie Peterson of Squalicum High School (for leading the work of the Squalicum Health Alliance) were two of 23 recipients recognized at the 2014 Ken Gass Community Building Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Sponsored by the Whatcom Family…

Six cross country athlete's pose with their academic award.

Bellingham High School Team Announced as WIAA Academic State Champions

The Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the 2014 Fall Team Academic State Champions. Bellingham High School’s girls cross country team took first place for 2A schools with a combined GPA of 4.0. The team includes seniors, Julia Latimer, Leah Veldhuisen, Abby Walker, junior Makayla Stahl and…