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Singers at State Solo Ensemble

Singers and Percussion Win at State Level

In late April 2017, singers and musicians competed once again at the annual Washington State Solo/Ensemble Competition At Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. Bellingham High junior Aaron McInnis took first place in State in the tenor category and Squalcium High senior Tristan Wine took first place in the bass category.  Olivia Brice, Bellingham High senior, took second place in…

Emma and Zoe

Spotlight on Mariner Seniors “Off to Great Places” with State Recognition

Sehome High School students Emma Clark and Zoe Dietrich have both received state recognition as graduating seniors this spring. Clark received the Smart Choices scholarship as the top female student athlete in the state from the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA). The WIAA scholarship is worth $5,000 toward the higher education institution of her choice. She will attend Stanford University this…

School foundation aims high to support students

Ask anyone, from the PTA volunteer who organizes a jogathon, to the nonprofit leader who runs a gala auction: Fundraising is hard work. Of course, the payoff makes it all worthwhile. The Bellingham Public Schools Foundation isn’t shying away from the sometimes daunting task of fundraising, because the payoff is better opportunities for students. “I really believe in the mission…

Differentiation: a big word for ‘good learning’

“Differentiation” or “differentiated instruction” — an approach to teaching that’s becoming the norm at Bellingham Public Schools — may at first seem abstract to those outside the education field. But it’s just a big word for a simple concept. Teachers apply it every day at their jobs as they strive to reach every student in their classrooms. Differentiation means…

Bellingham middle schools receive governor’s ‘Gold Star’ for scholarship signups

Bellingham middle schools received Gold Star awards from Gov. Jay Inslee in February for signing up 81.8 percent of last year’s eligible eighth graders for the College Bound Scholarship. More than 200 schools in 103 school districts received the award for exceeding the statewide signup rate of 71 percent. The College Bound Scholarship helps Washington’s low-income students…