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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…

Seamonsters

Sehome Seamonsters produce video about their program

Sehome Seamonsters, the robotics team at Sehome High School, produced the following video as a submission for the FIRST Chairman’s Award. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization focused on increasing interest in science and technology. Some of this interest is through robotics competitions. This three-minute video provides a glimpse into the…

Governor Visits Shuksan Middle School

Governor Inslee Visits Shuksan Middle School

Governor of Washington state Jay Inslee had a full day in Bellingham, keynoting at Western Washington University’s symposium on electric vehicles, visiting a housing facility for the homeless Francis Place, and chatting with students and staff at Shuksan Middle School. At Shuksan, Gov. Inslee’s visit included a look at the BEST grant that Bellingham Public Schools fully implemented in 2016-17. The…