Little girls in colorful dresses dance to traditional Latino music

Latino Education Summit at Shuksan Middle School Draws a Crowd

Hundreds of people came to Shuksan Middle School on May 22 for the second annual Latino Education Summit. The summit was sponsored by the Family Engagement Department for Bellingham Public Schools. The free event included a complimentary Mexican meal, entertainment and a guest speaker. The entire event was hosted in Spanish with English translation offered. The event…

Two Columbia students stand with their artwork.

Columbia and Wade King Students Create Artwork for Habitat for Humanity

Artwork created by Columbia and Wade King Elementary students was featured during the 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on May 14. Habitat for Humanity Program Director Fred Sheppard reached out to Bellingham schools to identify potential artists to help create decorations for their fundraising auction. Sheppard worked in education for almost twenty years…

Whatcom staff admire trophy

Whatcom Middle School Recognized as 2016 Closing the Achievement Gap Recipient

Every year we recognize one school for their exemplary work to improve opportunities for all students, specifically in the area of closing achievement gaps among races/ethnicities. This year, we celebrated with staff at Whatcom Middle School who earned the 2015-16 Closing the Achievement Gap Award. At Whatcom, staff are working hard to differentiate instruction to…

Sixth graders on the Fairhaven Future Problem Solvers team pose with one of two coaches.

Future Problem Solvers Advance to International Competition

A sixth grade team of Fairhaven Future Problem Solvers (FPS) are advancing to the international competition after taking first place for Washington state on April 14 in Stanwood, Wash. Students from Fairhaven, Whatcom, and Shuksan middle schools competed in the State Bowl. More than 150 teams from around the region competed. Bellingham had 100 participants, or 25 teams of…