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Students help install final panel.

Solar panels added to Bellingham High roof; first in district

An after-school club activity has led to permanent change with real results. On the sunniest June afternoon imaginable on top of Bellingham High School’s roof, a contingent of students, graduates, staff and professional installers placed the first solar array in Bellingham Public Schools. In 2017, several students in the BHS Environmental Club calculated energy use…

Ella Meade with her hand-crafted skis

Learn cutting edge design skills in district CTE programs; student designs and crafts skis

In the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Bellingham Public Schools, design and shop classrooms often work together to make projects happen. One such project was a pair of skis created by student, now graduate, Ella Meade in her junior and senior year. Jared Greenwood, Options High School and CTE teacher, explains below how…

Summer 2019 Tech Trek Campers

Middle school girls attend AAUW-sponsored technology camp

Five local middle school students were sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Bellingham Branch to attend the summer 2019 Tech Trek STEM Camp hosted at Pacific Lutheran University. The students were Angelica Khizhnyak and Sydney Wolfson of Kulshan Middle School, Liv Hampton and Julianna Schenkel of Shuksan Middle School, and Paige…

Shahmeer at the science fair

Kulshan Middle School student receives honors at Whatcom County and Washington state science fairs

Guest article by Kulshan Middle School eighth grade student Shahmeer Imran My science fair project for 2019 was for the Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair (WCSEF) and the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). This project has been under work for over two years. It all began the day I decided I wanted…

Sehome National Merit Semifinalists: Jacob van't Hoog, Ethan Flanagan, Lucas Cunningham

High school scholars earn national recognition

Bellingham Public Schools has four semifinalists and 11 commended students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2017-18 school year. Bellingham High School student Benjamin Grabau and Sehome High students Lucas Cunningham, Ethan Flanagan and Jacob van’t Hoog are semifinalists in the National Merit…