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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…

Roosevelt Staff perform in Jack Frost, the Queen, and the Wardrobe

Roosevelt staff shares joy and laughter every year with an annual pre-winter break show for students

For many years running, the Roosevelt Elementary School staff produces a colorful theatrical production as a gift to their students just before everyone leaves for winter break. In previous years, productions included Roosevelt versions of The Nutcracker, Candyland and Babes in Toyland. The shows are written, put together and rehearsed throughout the fall months. This…

Cast of Annie at State Conference

The Magic of Theatre is in the Collaboration, Compassion: A Peek Inside Sehome Drama

Kandace Arens McGowan, drama teacher at Sehome High School, is the director of their spring 2018 production of Annie which opened May 2. This month she also had an article published  in the drama teacher magazine Teaching Theater. Her article is about the intense and rewarding 24-hour play festival she puts on annually with her theatre…

Poetry Award Winners’ Poems to be Displayed on Buses and “Poetry Walk”

A total of 224 Whatcom County residents participated in the 13th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, with 25 individuals selected as winners, including seven people with ties to Bellingham Public Schools. Walk Award winners include Madeleine Joyce Patterson, a student at Silver Beach Elementary, and Emma McCoy, a student at Squalicum High School. The…

Squalicum singers

Student Musicians Invited to WMEA All-State Conference

More than 30 student musicians from district high schools were invited to attend the 45th Annual All-State Conference in Yakima, Wash., hosted by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA.) This year’s conference was held Feb. 15 to 18 with the theme “Music: Leading to the Heart of Education.”  Due to unfortunate travel conditions and inclement weather,…