ReSources Invasive Species Cleanup

Geneva Students Participate in Earth Day Service Projects

Mark Danielson’s fifth grade class at Geneva Elementary spent April 20 removing invasive plants from a school trail and picking up litter around the school. Both of these hands-on activities are part of Earth Week, but also action projects associated with the Green Classroom Certification Program.  Through workshops, pledges and projects, the program brings conservation education to schools, challenging…

Students at Birch Equipment

Junior Achievement builds connections for Options students and local businesses

Through a community partnership with Junior Achievement of Washington, Options High School students toured Birch Equipment and Alcoa to learn more about these companies and the employee experience. The connection with Options High School was made by Ashley DeLatour from FuturesNW when she introduced Options staff Joe Wooding to Roxanne McCloud with Junior Achievement of…

BHS art teacher Magon Hamilton with students

New Round of National Board Certified Teachers and Counselors

Thirty-one staff members in Bellingham Public Schools earned National Board Certification in December 2017 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers and counselors join more than 125 district colleagues in earning national board-certified status. “Achieving National Board certification represents a significant body of work for each of our teachers and counselors…

Allied Arts partnership brings art to fifth grade classrooms

Through one of the partnerships with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, teaching artists worked with fifth grade classrooms. Each class received up to 12 hours of arts education that focused on one theme. These included stone carving, watercolor painting, paper mache puppets and concrete pavers. The partnership emerged after an anonymous donation was given to the Whatcom Community Foundation.…