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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…

Students cheer with smiles for their teacher who received a Promise Award.

2016 Promise Award Recipients Announced

Bellingham Public Schools leaders recently surprised our 2016 Districtwide Promise Award recipients and are pleased to announce the honorees from our schools. The Promise Awards Program recognizes the exemplary achievements and contributions of staff and volunteers connected to The Bellingham Promise, our district’s strategic plan. The Promise Awards are supported by the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation. 2016 Districtwide Staff…