WECU Brings Financial Reality Fair to Squalicum Students

Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) brought the Financial Reality Fair to Squalicum High School on Wednesday, May 24. The fair was designed to be a real-world simulation to teach students about budgeting. The free Financial Reality Fair was supported by a grant provided by Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF). “We are passionate about financial education.” said Rebekah Duffy,…

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.…

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Sehome Seamonsters produce video about their program

Sehome Seamonsters, the robotics team at Sehome High School, produced the following video as a submission for the FIRST Chairman’s Award. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization focused on increasing interest in science and technology. Some of this interest is through robotics competitions. This three-minute video provides a glimpse into the…

Students Receive Honors at Washington State Science and Engineering Fair

Two Bellingham Public Schools students took honors at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) in Bremerton, Wash. on March 31 and April 1. Shuksan Middle School sixth grader Celeste Fisher took first place in her division for her project, “Visuals of Subatomic Particles.” Her younger brother and Northern Heights Elementary student Mason Fisher took…

Alderwood students perform at Mount Baker Theatre

Alderwood Elementary School students performed at the Mount Baker Theatre on March 22 for the Rock the Salish Sea Tour. The tour includes professional musicians and students singing songs about oceans, watersheds and climate change. The tour had seven stops including Bellingham, Victoria, Squamish, Surrey, Quadra Island, Saltspring Island and New Westminster. “This performance was the…

Students learn safety tips from the Red Cross and Fire Department

Through a partnership with the NW Region American Red Cross and Bellingham Fire Department, students throughout Bellingham Public Schools are learning about fire safety and emergency preparedness. The Red Cross provides disaster preparedness presentations to all age groups, but has geared these presentations for second grade students. The presentation includes information about fire safety and…