All-around excellence shines as Bellingham, Sehome and Squalicum place among top five in Scholastic Cup

  The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) oversees athletics and fine arts for schools statewide and its most prestigious annual award is the Scholastic Cup in recognition of academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence.  Sehome High School (2nd), Bellingham High School (4th) and Squalicum High School (5th) placed in the top five of the statewide Scholastic Cup standings…

Hannah stirs the taco meat on the stovetop in the Community Transitions classroom

Community Transitions culinary class benefits from Foundation grant

This school year brought some much-needed additions to the Community Transitions (CT) program in Bellingham Public Schools. Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, “Tools for Culinary Arts Instruction at Community Transitions,” the CT culinary class now has enough supplies to teach basic cooking skills. With four sections of the class…

Local artist Jason LaClair shares Coast Salish art with Happy Valley Elementary

“Wow, it looks amazing, Jason!” “How do you draw such a perfect circle? How long will it take to finish?” “I can’t wait to see it! What color will that part be?” The questions and comments were plentiful, constant and encouraging from students passing by as Lummi Nation artist Jason LaClair masterfully painted the hallway…

(left to right) Isaac Parsons, Nathan Eisses, teacher Kevin Criez, Addison Getz in front of their state trophies

Sehome robotics team heads to VEX World competition; district middle school students place at state tech conference

The robotics team of Sehome High School juniors Nathan Eisses, Addison Getz and Isaac Parsons placed second in the VEX Washington State championships in March qualifying them to compete in the 2022 Vex World Championships in Dallas, Texas this May. The competition in May is the largest student robotics event in the world where 800…

Good Earth Pottery showcases high school art students in March 

In its first-ever student show, Good Earth Pottery’s March show in Fairhaven features the work of Whatcom County high school students. Students from Bellingham, Sehome and Squalicum high schools have been selected to showcase their ceramic art in this celebration of Whatcom County’s youth ceramic artists. The show runs through March 31, 2022. The gallery…

Kulshan Rockets

Blast off with STEAM; rocket unit at Kulshan teaches CTE skills

Joining other recent space launches across the country and planet, Kulshan Middle School STEM students launched classroom rockets outside the school, boosting their [S]cience learning, [T]echnical prowess, [E]ngineering, [A]rtistic designs and [M]athematical calculations. KMS STEM teacher Rob Hendricks, along with retired science teacher Dan Bailey, led the unit for sixth grade students. Using soda bottles,…