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Robotics Club students, who qualified for FIRST Championship

Robotics Club Qualifies for FIRST Championship in St. Louis

Victoriously moving forward from regional and district level competitions, the Sehome Seamonsters robotics club competed in the international 2015 FIRST Championships (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The districtwide high school club sent 14 students and three adults to the competition in St. Louis to compete April 22-25. This is the first group of students…

Ben Mann works on art with students at Silver Beach Elementary.

Silver Beach Students Work on Mural With Local Artist

Painting a collaborative mural for the school’s playground, Silver Beach Elementary students were visited by local artist, Ben Mann, to create a 15-piece mural themed: Nature in the Neighborhood. Instructing students on painting techniques, Mann kept the project open to students creativity and developed the theme from in class discussion with students. Working with students in the school’s annex, Mann said…

Roosevelt students share their "buddy projects" in front of their peers.

Roosevelt Teachers Collaborate to Help Students Discover and Develop a Passion Through Buddy Projects

At Roosevelt Elementary School students have been working on “discovering and developing a passion,” part of the vision statement of The Bellingham Promise. Fourth-grade teacher, Meredith Attar, teamed up with first grade teachers Gretchen Simmons and Michelle Ostendorff to work on Buddy Passion Projects. Passion Projects began with fourth grade students who designed and carried out projects…

Roosevelt students dressed as police men on stage during a performance.

Pirates on Stage at Roosevelt Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary School presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Pirates of Penzance (junior version) in Spring 2015. Directed by elementary music teacher Teresa McKee, the production was made up of two full casts, chorus singers from grades 3 to 5, and a crew of assistants, designers, techs, publicists and volunteers.  The students rehearsed for approximately three days per week…

Students who attended LEAP Conference pose for a photo with Sen. Ericksen.

Students Attend LEAP Conference

A delegation of Bellingham students traveled to the Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) Conference in Tacoma in late February. The annual conference is intended to promote, motivate and inspire Latino/a students to pursue educational careers beyond high school. The conference also trains students how to advocate for their communities. During the conference,  Bellingham students had the opportunity to follow up with…