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HazelAnn Clapp with students during AM Beats.

Sharing the “Magic” of BEATS

In October 2014, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded Shuksan Middle School a $1.3 million grant to develop and implement a 21st Century Community Learning Center over the next five years. Sean Flikke was hired as the director of the community learning center at Shuksan to provide before- and after-school…

Squalicum Alliance students at the state capitol.

Squalicum Health Alliance Wins Grand Prize

A group of nine Squalicum High School students, part of the Squalicum Health Alliance, competed at the 2015 Spring Youth Forum against more than 350 students from across the state representing 40 of the top projects designed to discourage smoking and drug use among high school students. The Squalicum Health Alliance won the Grand Prize. The scoring criteria…

Ultimate Frisbee team.

High School Students Compete in Youth Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

Representing Bellingham Public Schools, teams from Squalicum and Bellingham high schools participated on April 25 and 26 in the largest coed youth Ultimate Frisbee tournament in the world called Spring Reign, hosted by DiscNW. Competing among 16 high school teams, the Squalicum High School Ultimate Frisbee Club, Casually Fierce, finished in third place. “I was incredibly proud…

Guests interact with students at Carl Cozier Elementary during an assembly about Capoeira.

Capoeira at Carl Cozier Elementary

Thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America grant and Kuntz and Company, a local performing arts organization, the art and ritual of Brazilian capoeira was brought to the school during a recent assembly. According to the International Capoeira Angola Foundation website, capoeira “is an Afro-Brazilian art form — a fluid, rhythmic…