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A student displays the toy project she built on a table.

Designing Toys Fosters Scientific Investigation at Wade King

Every year Wade King Elementary School hosts a special event called the Second Grade Toy Museum. For approximately six weeks, second graders focus on a unit of inquiry under the theme of How the World Works. This is an inquiry into describing and changing an object’s balance and motion. The inquiry weaves together scientific writing, experimentation…

Students rehearse for a state competition in the small string ensemble category.

District Musicians, Singers Head to State Solo/Ensemble Competition 2015

Every January, high school musicians from Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties attend the San Juan Music Educators Solo and Ensemble contest, hosted at Bellingham High School. Solo/Ensemble is the regional competition for high school musicians and singers to compete at the State level. The following students and ensembles in Bellingham Public Schools won first place in…

Two students pose together for a photo during a food education lesson.

Sunnyland Students Enriched With Food Education

Students at Sunnyland Elementary School have been participating in an after-school cooking club thanks to a partnership between Bellingham Public Schools and Common Threads Farm. For 10 weeks each Wednesday, AmeriCorps volunteers led students in simple cooking lessons, and taught them about healthy eating habits along the way. Some of the snacks prepared by students included green smoothies, apple pancakes, apple cabbage quesadillas,…

The front of Parkview Elementary.

Green Classroom Certification Program at Parkview

Parkview Elementary School students were recently recognized by ReSources for Sustainable Communities for their participation in the Green Classroom Certification Program. The program helps teachers integrate conservation education into curriculum and helps students develop lifelong skills for energy conservation. Classes choose from one of three conservation topics (energy, waste or water) and specialists from ReSources…