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Staff gather together during staff learning day which supports teaching and learning.

Robust Staff Learning Days Support Teaching and Learning

The Bellingham Promise guides all work in Bellingham Public Schools, and at the heart of the strategic plan is a key strategy: Great Teaching with Strong Support. Staff Learning Fridays are days for professional development and collaboration. This school year, 60 different courses have been offered to our teachers, many of which are led and taught by our own teachers and/or administrators.…

MAD-HOPE Presenters smile for a photo after their presentation.

MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project

For the past three years, the Whatcom County Health Department and the Whatcom Prevention Coalition have partnered with Bellingham Public Schools in order to provide youth suicide prevention workshops throughout the county. The workshop, MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project, was developed by a group of more than 60 people. The MAD–HOPE workshop is…

Bellingham Public Schools psychologists are honored by WSASP.

Bellingham Psychologists Honored by WSASP

Bellingham Public Schools’ Preschool Evaluation Team was awarded the School Psychology Services Award from the Washington State Association of School Psychologists (WSASP) on Oct. 16 in Spokane. The School Psychology Services Award is given to school districts, hospitals or other corporate entities, which exemplify effective school psychology best practices in assessment intervention, consultation, education supervision, or…