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Students Explore Marine Sciences at WWU Summer Program Thanks to Retired Teacher

Students from Shuksan Middle School spent a week learning about marine and other sciences from faculty at Western Washington University. The week-long course, “Real World Applications of Environmental Research: Ocean Acidification in the Salish Sea,” allowed students to engage in actual research projects being conducted by Western faculty and graduate students. Students learned about eel grass,…

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Learning the science of snow; experiential education thanks to the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation

Thanks to a $780 grant from the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation, 30 sixth grade students from Kulshan Middle School learned about the science of snow in March at the Mount Baker Ski Area. Environmental educators from the North Cascades Institute and Western Washington University led the students through hands-on experiences to study snowpack, snow stability,…

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Bellingham Science Teacher James Yoos Named Finalist for Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

James (Jamie) Yoos, science teacher at Bellingham High School, is one of four teachers from Washington state selected as finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The finalists were selected by a statewide selection committee comprised of content area experts and award-winning teachers and their application has been sent forward…

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Middle School Students Attend Tech Trek Camp

Four seventh grade students from Bellingham Public Schools attended the annual Tech Trek Camp at Pacific Lutheran University held in July 2017. They are Mimi Baydek from Kulshan Middle School, and Riley Wolf, Charlie Marie Matthews, and Natasha Oster from Shuksan Middle School. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) sponsors the annual STEM summer camp which focuses…

School foundation aims high to support students

Ask anyone, from the PTA volunteer who organizes a jogathon, to the nonprofit leader who runs a gala auction: Fundraising is hard work. Of course, the payoff makes it all worthwhile. The Bellingham Public Schools Foundation isn’t shying away from the sometimes daunting task of fundraising, because the payoff is better opportunities for students. “I really believe in the mission…

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Sehome Seamonsters produce video about their program

Sehome Seamonsters, the robotics team at Sehome High School, produced the following video as a submission for the FIRST Chairman’s Award. FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization focused on increasing interest in science and technology. Some of this interest is through robotics competitions. This three-minute video provides a glimpse into the…

Students Receive Honors at Washington State Science and Engineering Fair

Two Bellingham Public Schools students took honors at the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF) in Bremerton, Wash. on March 31 and April 1. Shuksan Middle School sixth grader Celeste Fisher took first place in her division for her project, “Visuals of Subatomic Particles.” Her younger brother and Northern Heights Elementary student Mason Fisher took…