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Melanie Flink interacts with one of her students in the gym.

Elementary Physical Education Teacher Receives National Recognition

Elementary physical education teacher Melanie Flink has been awarded the Mabel Lee Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). Flink will be recognized at the 2015 National SHAPE Convention in Seattle in March. The Mabel Lee Award recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership. Flink has…

Two students pose together for a photo during a food education lesson.

Sunnyland Students Enriched With Food Education

Students at Sunnyland Elementary School have been participating in an after-school cooking club thanks to a partnership between Bellingham Public Schools and Common Threads Farm. For 10 weeks each Wednesday, AmeriCorps volunteers led students in simple cooking lessons, and taught them about healthy eating habits along the way. Some of the snacks prepared by students included green smoothies, apple pancakes, apple cabbage quesadillas,…

Six cross country athlete's pose with their academic award.

Bellingham High School Team Announced as WIAA Academic State Champions

The Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the 2014 Fall Team Academic State Champions. Bellingham High School’s girls cross country team took first place for 2A schools with a combined GPA of 4.0. The team includes seniors, Julia Latimer, Leah Veldhuisen, Abby Walker, junior Makayla Stahl and…

Carl Cozier students running in a club after school.

Carl Cozier Elementary Receives Grant from Voya Foundation Running Program

In September, Carl Cozier Elementary School was awarded $3,500 from the Voya Foundation’s Run For Something Better® school awards program, to support their after-school running club. Currently with 40 club members meeting weekly, the grant will help expand the club to more Carl Cozier students who are interested in becoming more active through walking and jogging.  Additionally, the…

A Squalicum High School student has her blood pressure checked.

Nick of Time at Squalicum High School

Squalicum High School partnered with the Nick of Time Foundation and local physicians on Oct. 8 offering free, voluntary heart screenings for students. A total of 263 screenings were performed during the school day by 116 volunteers. Thirteen students were found to need additional monitoring or follow-up. Nick of Time is an organization that educates schools, athletes and…