Students Explore Marine Sciences at WWU Summer Program Thanks to Retired Teacher

Students from Shuksan Middle School spent a week learning about marine and other sciences from faculty at Western Washington University. The week-long course, “Real World Applications of Environmental Research: Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea,” allowed students to engage in actual research projects being conducted by Western faculty and graduate students. Students learned about eel grass,…

High School Grads Return to their Elementary School to Offer Advice and Share Plans

Sunnyland Elementary School students had some special visitors during the last week of school. Recent high school graduates returned to Sunnyland, where they attended elementary school, to celebrate their graduation, share future plans and provide advice to the students. The graduates’ advice included encouragement to work hard and have fun and to not hang on…

Parent Education Initiative on Inclusion Helps Columbia Welcome New Life Skills Classroom

The Columbia Elementary School Parent Association (CPA), a volunteer organization similar to a PTA, recently launched an inclusion initiative to educate parents on issues of diversity. This new emphasis came as Columbia added a Life Skills special education classroom to the school last fall. Before the Life Skills classroom opened, changes were made at the…

Sehome High School Wins 2017-18 WIAA Scholastic Cup for 2A

Sehome High School athletics is the 2017-18 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Scholastic Cup champion for 2A classification. Sehome was awarded 1,435 points, nearly 300 points more than Selah High School, who came in second. Bellingham High School also achieved an exceptional score, coming in third out of 62 high schools with 1,105 points. The…

The Trip of a Lifetime: Students Head to Spain through World Fellows Program

Three tenth graders from Bellingham Public Schools will embark on the trip of a lifetime this summer as they join the inaugural cohort of World Fellows, as selected by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office. Michelle Jimenez of Squalicum, Aaron Padilla Monterrey of Sehome and Cristina Calleros Martin of Bellingham High School will travel to Leon, Spain…

Poetry Award Winners’ Poems to be Displayed on Buses and “Poetry Walk”

A total of 224 Whatcom County residents participated in the 13th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, with 25 individuals selected as winners, including seven people with ties to Bellingham Public Schools. Walk Award winners include Madeleine Joyce Patterson, a student at Silver Beach Elementary, and Emma McCoy, a student at Squalicum High School. The…