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Dr Baker with Chris Piasecki

Christopher Piasecki a finalist for Presidential Award

Christopher Piasecki, eighth-grade math teacher at Fairhaven Middle School, is one of five Washington teachers who were selected as state-level finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). This is the highest honor bestowed on teachers in STEM and computer science in Washington. The finalists were selected over the summer…

ALB volunteers outside Target setting up Operation School Bell (left to right) Christy Dahms, Sue Oram, Stephanie Sadler

Assistance League™ supports students with new school clothes and enrichment scholarships

Assistance League of Bellingham (ALB) is an all-volunteer, community nonprofit organization. Their mission states that “volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs.” Last school year, 734 students in Bellingham Public Schools were given new clothing through Operation School Bell ($100 per student), the organization’s signature program. Countywide that number reaches close…

Fifteen students earn National Merit 2020 recognition

Bellingham Public Schools has two semifinalists and 13 commended students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2018-19 school year. Sehome High School students Olivia Geist and Jae Chan Lee are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are the in…

Gear up students with school counselor

GEAR UP’s college access activities support Squalicum ninth graders

Over the summer, eight Squalicum High School ninth graders won scholarships to attend Envision U, a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) summer camp at Western Washington University (WWU). Taylor Bergquist, Amiya Grayson, Cassy La, Taylor Norton, Jasmine Olivas, Jennifer Rodriguez, Dylan Schenkel, and Svitlana Shashkina spent four days on the…