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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…

Celebrated Children's Author and Illustrator Eugene Yelchin addresses students and staff on stage.

Celebrated Children’s Author and Illustrator Eugene Yelchin Visits Schools

On March 9, 2015 author and illustrator Eugene Yelchin presented “How Reading Banned Books Saved My Life: Growing up in Stalinist Russia” in a Whatcom READS! Kids and Teens event in Whatcom Middle School’s auditorium. Mr. Yelchin also visited Columbia Elementary and Kulshan Middle School during his visit to Bellingham. Growing up in Soviet Russia…