A drum set and two xylophones.

District Musicians and Singers Compete at Solo/Ensemble; First Place Winners Advance to State Music Contest 2016

Every January, high school musicians from Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties attend the San Juan Music Educators Solo and Ensemble contest, hosted at Bellingham High School. Solo/Ensemble is the regional competition for high school musicians and singers to compete at the State level. The following students and ensembles in Bellingham Public Schools won first place in…

The Sehome Life Skills class hikes near the Sehome Arboretum.

Sehome Experimental Education and Discovery

Bellingham Public Schools has partnered with Wild Whatcom to create an engaging curriculum called Sehome Experimental Education and Discovery (SEED) at Sehome High School. Last year, Wild Whatcom won a $6,685 grant from the Chuckanut Health Foundation, allowing two of their staff members to work with the Life Skills class at Sehome High School once each week and to lead students in science curriculum…

Science teacher Charles Schelle holds a magnifying glass in front of his eye.

Five Teachers in Bellingham Public Schools Attain National Board Certification in 2015

Five teachers in Bellingham Public Schools earned National Board Certification in November 2015 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers join 119 district colleagues with national board-certification. New board-certified teachers in Bellingham Public Schools are:  Deva Clifford, science teacher, Shuksan Middle School; Amy Cushman, English teacher, Squalicum High School; Tiffany Gutierrez, fourth…