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BHS art teacher Magon Hamilton with students

New Round of National Board Certified Teachers and Counselors

Thirty-one staff members in Bellingham Public Schools earned National Board Certification in December 2017 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers and counselors join more than 125 district colleagues in earning national board-certified status. “Achieving National Board certification represents a significant body of work for each of our teachers and counselors…

Morgan Gass

National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students Named for 2018; National Hispanic Scholar 2018

Bellingham Public Schools has two semifinalists and 11 commended students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2016-17 school year. Bellingham High School student Brynna Kilcline and Sehome High student Tadeusz Pforte are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. For a semifinalist…

Chronic absenteeism the focus during Attendance Awareness Month

Educators look at attendance as one of the three big indicators — the “ABC’s” — of student success. Research has long connected attendance, behavior and course performance with graduation rates. September, the first full month of classes at Bellingham Public Schools, is Attendance Awareness Month. School officials are focusing this month — and all year…

Bellingham Schools Alums Receive Recognition from WWU

Western Washington University recently announced that Hope Midgley (first photo) from Bellingham High School is a 2016-17 Outstanding Graduate in Special Education and Katherine Mullen (second photo) from Sehome High School is a Presidential Scholar for the College of Fine and Performing Arts. Additionally, Emily Bruland (third photo), a leave replacement teacher at Birchwood Elementary School…

Volunteers who give at Bellingham schools also receive

When volunteers offer their skills at Bellingham Public Schools, the benefits can last a lifetime. Volunteers teaching a writing class to fourth graders, for example, can spark an enduring creative outlet. A community member working with students in special education can instill lifelong independence. Cordata Elementary School volunteers Shahla Jalili, Derek Munson and Wayne Weinschenk said they…