Squalicum Unified Sports Basketball team winter 2018

With the addition of basketball, Unified Sports now play year-round

Students at Bellingham Public Schools have even more opportunity to play competitive team sports with the addition of Unified Basketball this winter. Special Olympics devised the Unified Sports program as a way to bring together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities. Those with disabilities, referred to as “athletes,” play on the same team as their…

PTA’s new gazebo at Sunnyland will be solar powered

Sunnyland Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association stepped up once again to create an enduring addition to the school grounds. Sunnyland parent Ted Clifton, who runs local home-building company TC Legend Homes, led construction of a gazebo next to Sunnyland’s playground. Clifton’s business donated about $15,000 in materials and labor to the project. This doesn’t include…

Student readings, view of hands and book

Bellingham schools identify reading difficulties early, then offer effective instruction

Students who show dyslexic tendencies are at risk of falling behind in reading and learning. That’s why Bellingham schools take the important step at the beginning of the school year to test kindergartners’ “phonological awareness” — their ability to identify the sounds of letters, and to combine the sounds of letters to form words. These…