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High school students win statewide leadership positions in YMCA Youth and Government program

The future of the state of Washington is in good hands. In May, three Bellingham Public Schools juniors campaigned for and won high-level leadership positions in a YMCA program called Youth and Government. In this program, students learn how to run a state government in hands-on simulation, culminating in an annual four–day mock-Congressional session held in Olympia at the State Capitol.   Sehome’s Thomas Cassella was elected…

Students Explore Marine Sciences at WWU Summer Program Thanks to Retired Teacher

Students from Shuksan Middle School spent a week learning about marine and other sciences from faculty at Western Washington University. The week-long course, “Real World Applications of Environmental Research: Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea,” allowed students to engage in actual research projects being conducted by Western faculty and graduate students. Students learned about eel grass,…

Poetry Award Winners’ Poems to be Displayed on Buses and “Poetry Walk”

A total of 224 Whatcom County residents participated in the 13th annual Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest, with 25 individuals selected as winners, including seven people with ties to Bellingham Public Schools. Walk Award winners include Madeleine Joyce Patterson, a student at Silver Beach Elementary, and Emma McCoy, a student at Squalicum High School. The…

Bellingham United Debate Club Coach Honored With One Schoolhouse Award

The One Schoolhouse award recognizes teams or individuals who are supporting The Bellingham Promise and equity for students beyond one school. This year, we recognized debate coach Laura Livingston for her work to expand opportunities for our high school students interested in debate. When coach Laura Livingston took over the Bellingham United Debate Club in 2014,…

Kulshan Studens Using Technology

Kulshan Prepares for 1:1

With the voter-approved technology levy that passed in Feb. 2016, Bellingham Public Schools is currently preparing staff and students to teach and learn with digital resources in exciting and innovative ways. Focusing on enhancing all outcomes of The Bellingham Promise, the Educational Technology team is engaging staff, students and families in using these new 1:1…