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Governor Inslee talks with students and Wild Whatcom staff on a nature walk led by Wild Whatcom, an outdoor education non-profit organization.

Governor Inslee Visits District to Announce Outdoor Education Grant

Governor Jay Inslee visited Bellingham on Monday, April 25 to award $20,000 to Wild Whatcom from the No Child Left Inside grant program of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Wild Whatcom, a local outdoor education non-profit organization, will partner with Bellingham Public Schools to provide outdoor learning opportunities to more than 200 second graders in the district’s…

A screenshot of a video created by Squalicum Students promoting physical education.

Squalicum Student Produces Video Promoting Physical Education

In Bellingham, we strive to develop students who are healthy, active individuals and skilled users of technology and information. Squalicum High School senior, Elency Ortega, used her knowledge of technology to produce her own video promoting physical education at her school. The video features different classes including weight training, yoga and walking for fitness. She produced…

Students ride bikes along course for bicycle and pedestrian safety education.

Bellingham Public Schools Receives OSPI Grant for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education

Bellingham Public Schools recently received $25,588 from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to provide bicycle and pedestrian safety education to students in grades 6 to 8. The Safe Routes to School Bike & Pedestrian Safety Education Program includes curriculum resources, bicycle purchases, a trailer for bicycle storage and transport, teacher training, and other essential…

Kulshan students run together.

Kulshan in the Running!

Kulshan Middle School has been participating in a nationwide jogging program developed by Tufts University and sponsored by the New Balance Foundation. Presently, Kulshan students rank #1 in our district for miles accumulated. Also, we are ranked #2 in the state and #67 in the nation. You can find real time standings and learn more at BillionMileRace.org.…

A student asks visiting chef a question about school lunch reform.

Nationally Celebrated Chef Ann Cooper Visits Bellingham, Shares Thoughts on School Lunch Reform

Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” Chef Ann Cooper, an author, speaker, educator and advocate for healthy food for children, visited Bellingham in January 2016 to give a public presentation at the Mount Baker Theatre and to share her thoughts on school lunch reform with students and staff in Bellingham Public Schools. Chef Ann’s presentation at…

The Sehome Life Skills class hikes near the Sehome Arboretum.

Sehome Experimental Education and Discovery

Bellingham Public Schools has partnered with Wild Whatcom to create an engaging curriculum called Sehome Experimental Education and Discovery (SEED) at Sehome High School. Last year, Wild Whatcom won a $6,685 grant from the Chuckanut Health Foundation, allowing two of their staff members to work with the Life Skills class at Sehome High School once each week and to lead students in science curriculum…