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Three High School Teams Announced as WIAA Fall Academic State Champions

The Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the Academic State Champions for the 2017 fall sports season. The Scholastic Awards Program recognizes the team with the highest grade point average among all Washington high schools in their enrollment classification. The winning teams are presented with a special plaque. The…

Old 1986 school bus

New Buses Arrive

Thanks to voter support of our school bus levy last fall, 22 new buses arrived at Transportation in July. Voters approved a two-year levy for $4.4 million that allowed the purchase of the new buses. We received new six conventional, nine transit and five mini buses. Two more mini buses will arrive in October. The…

Darin Nolan Awarded Health Educator of the Year

Darin Nolan, health and physical education teacher at Bellingham High School, is the 2017 recipient of the American School Health Association’s (ASHA) School Health Educator of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to school health education in the K-12 setting. To be eligible, nominations must include information that highlights the nominee’s expertise…

Squalicum Student Athletes

National Signing Day for District Athletes

Five student athletes from Squalicum High School and two from Sehome High School took part in National Signing Day and plan to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. All seven student athletes have excelled in the classroom and in their development as athletes. The Sehome students are soccer player Kristina Funk headed to Central Washington University and volleyball…

Grants put middle school students on bicycles

More students are enjoying the mental and physical benefits of bicycling, thanks to two separate grants awarded to our middle schools. Whatcom Middle School was one of eight schools across the country, out of more than 200 applicants, to receive bicycles, curriculum and training from The Specialized Foundation. The grant included 30 Specialized Hardrock mountain bikes, helmets and tools,…