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Squalicum 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 Academic State Champions for the 2016 fall sports season. Squalicum High School’s girls soccer team took first place for 3A schools with a combined GPA of 3.83. The Scholastic Awards Program recognizes the team with the highest grade point average among all…

Let's Move Award

Three Bellingham Schools Earn Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award

Let’s Move! Active Schools, part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative recently honored Bellingham High School, Fairhaven Middle School and Cordata Elementary School with the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award for outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment. Only 544 schools across the country achieved this honor in 2016. The Let’s Move! Active Schools National Award…

Students playing soccer

Sports turnout jumps after schools eliminate ‘pay to play’

Student participation in athletics has surged this fall after schools waived the “pay-to-play” sports fee at middle and high schools. The fee was seen as a barrier to participation for many students. Bellingham School District statistics show that students who qualify for free and reduced lunch are underrepresented in school sports. Shuksan, the middle school with…

Weston with her coaching staff

Weston Inducted in Washington Dance/Drill Coach Hall of Fame

Ronni Weston, special education teacher at Kulshan Middle School and the dance/drill team coach at Bellingham High School for 16 years, was selected by her coaching colleagues to be inducted into the Washington State Dance/Drill Team Coaches Association (WSDDCA) Hall of Fame. She attended a ceremony at the state conference for dance/drill team coaches in October in Yakima. According…