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Heidi Carpenter teaches science at Squalicum High School

Eight teachers attain national board certification in 2020, despite pandemic, despite lockdown

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is an independent and nonprofit organization devoted to advancing the quality of teaching and learning. Eight staff members in Bellingham Public Schools earned national board certification in 2020 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers bring the total number of NBCT staff in the district…

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…

Logan Foy outside Bellingham High School, July 2020

Bellingham High 2020 ASB President Logan Foy receives leadership honor 

Bellingham High School senior and ASB president Logan Foy has gotten a promotion. He will keep serving as a student who leads, but this time for much of the western United States.  The Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) and the National Association of State Student Council Executive Directors (NASSCED), named Logan to represent the AWSL student advisory council for the 2020 cohort of “Student Presidents CONNECT.”  “Logan is a huge positive…

School board directors visited Alderwood Elementary School in December 2019.

School board directors discuss unprecedented spring 2020

In the June 2020 edition of InsideSchools, our community newsletter, school board directors Doug Benjamin and Jenn Mason discuss the unprecedented spring of the pandemic closure and widespread protests against systemic racism.  Photo above: (left to right) Alderwood Principal Micah Smith, Superintendent Greg Baker, Alderwood Assistant Principal Minh Nguyen with School Board Directors Doug Benjamin…