Options senior Jasmin Moreno receives a scholarship from BASE.

Bellingham Association of School Employees (BASE) awards student scholarships

For the past 20 years, the Bellingham Association of School Employees union known as BASE has been awarding scholarships to graduating seniors. The scholarships have grown from one $300 scholarship to three $1,000 scholarships. Each year BASE members create and donate baskets to be raffled off. The proceeds go to supporting the scholarship fund. “Members…

Lego club

After-school enrichment programs continue to grow at Alderwood and Cordata

After-school enrichment programs are so popular at Alderwood and Cordata elementary schools that clubs fill up quickly and some have wait-lists. Nearly 400 students participate between the two schools, which is approximately 50% of the school populations. These after-school programs close the opportunity gap that exists in some communities. Enrichment programs have been shown to…

Shahmeer at the science fair

Kulshan Middle School student receives honors at Whatcom County and Washington state science fairs

Guest article by Kulshan Middle School eighth grade student Shahmeer Imran My science fair project for 2019 was for the Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair (WCSEF) and the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). This project has been under work for over two years. It all began the day I decided I wanted…

Cordata Third Graders Partner with WCC Students on Design Projects

Since January, third graders at Cordata Elementary School and engineering students from Whatcom Community College (WCC) have been working together on design projects. Following a balance and motion science unit, Cordata students paired up with WCC students to work through a design process. Pat Burnett, a WCC engineering faculty member helped make the visit to Whatcom…