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Sehome chamber orchestra classroom

The joy of being together in person making music; a check-in on secondary music instruction and staff spotlights

The 2021-22 school year began in-person, a big relief to all classrooms, but especially to our band, orchestra and choir classrooms across Bellingham Public Schools. Teaching music remotely had its challenges since most sound is delayed in virtual settings and the ability to play together was lost. According to orchestra teacher Kirstin Doud at Sehome…

Students film Connect/Disconnect on school football field

Sehome drama students depict pandemic teen life in award-winning, devised film project

Connect/Disconnect is an original devised film, written and created by Sehome High School drama students about their experiences during the school closures and the 2020 pandemic. It premiered online in January 2021. The film has more than 2,000 views on YouTube and has been the recipient of both state and national awards on the professional…

Virtual reading room

High school students create virtual rooms to read to elementary students and showcase global dances

A desire to connect with elementary school students and a love of reading led Meysha Riviere, a ninth grader at Bellingham High School, to dream up the idea of a bilingual, virtual reading room for elementary school students in Bellingham. Before the pandemic, Meysha volunteered in her brother’s school, Birchwood Elementary School, and when schools…

Student artist Elly Q. of Northern Heights holding her Delaunay-inspired drawing

Whatcom Museum collaborates with fourth graders for virtual art gallery

Traditionally, spring in Bellingham Public Schools includes a Children’s Artwalk reception highlighting art curriculum throughout our schools. In lieu of this exhibition, we would like to share this small collaboration with Whatcom Museum who spied one of our elementary learning menus at the fourth grade level. (It was one of the first learning menus put…

Allied Arts Education Project brings art to elementary schools

Written in collaboration with Leora Watson, Western Washington University Allied Arts of Whatcom County partners with Bellingham Public Schools to bring the experience of art to children in elementary schools throughout Bellingham. The Allied Arts Education Project (AAEP) was started in 2002 with a mission to expand quality arts learning opportunities for students in Whatcom…