Four Bellingham Family Partnership Program (BFPP) students competed in the state of Washington Future City Competition and earned fourth place out of hundreds of participants! Kylan Peterson, Ruth Thomas, Danierl Venable, and Emma Wilson (Team Isla City) have been working all year with the help of dedicated parent volunteers to prepare for the competition. This is the second year that this team participated in competition and already they have achieved high honors. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in grades six to eight imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. This STEM competition includes research, building a scale model, presentation and an oral Q and A.
In other competitions, the BFPP math club earned several awards, taking first place in the 2019 Math Counts Chapter Competition and first place for the fourth and seventh grade teams at the 2019 Whatcom County Math Championship. The fifth grade team earned sixth place at the county math competition.
Families joined together for the bi-annual STEAM Fair with student projects, community scientists and lots of family fun with science, technology, engineering and math.
Finally, the program celebrated Pi Day on March 14. Whether baking pie in cooking class or solving math problems around the building, students enjoyed great math adventures around 3.14….