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2017 Whatcom County Math Championship results; district sweeps first place in all individual categories

The results from the Feb. 25, 2017 Whatcom County Math Championship are in. Awards for first, second and third place for student in Bellingham Public Schools are as follows: Kulshan Middle School’s 8th grade team took first place, and Fairhaven Middle School’s team took 2nd and 3rd place; Fairhaven’s 7th grade team took first and second place, and…

Squalicum Students Win at Vex Robotics

District Students Excel at STEM-related Competitions and Residencies

In spring and summer of 2016, high school students in Bellingham Public Schools competed at robotics and bridge-building competitions and  and attended a space-related residency.   Vex Robotics Squalicum seniors Tannor Munroe, John Millman and Matt Lovell finished in the top 20 at the VEX Robotics World Championships in April 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. The competition featured…

James Yoos

BHS Teacher Jamie Yoos Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Bellingham High School science teacher, Jamie Yoos, was recently recognized by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Education. Yoos was announced the 2016 Glenn and Jane Crosby Northwest Region Award for Excellence in High School Teaching award recipient. The award will be given at the 2016 American Chemical Society Northwest Regional Meeting in Anchorage,…

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…

Students pose with their trees and presentation board.

Squalicum AVID Students Distribute Trees on Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2016 in Washington state was celebrated with a special project connecting high schools and middle schools in Bellingham Public Schools. Squalicum High School AVID students, led by Efrain Padilla and Treston Nguyen, coordinated ‘Replanting the Environment,’ a project selected as one of this year’s winners for the “Dream, Design, Create Project” for youth sponsored by the Whatcom Volunteer…

The front entrance of Silver Beach Elementary School.

Bellingham Elementary Students Going to Space Camp

Silver Beach Elementary student Ethan Rockwell, won the Whatcom County Math Championship among fourth-graders during the annual competition on Feb. 27. Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery sponsors the competition. Winners are awarded the opportunity to attend the NASA Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala. Other winners joining Ethan include Bellingham students; Ryan Ching, grade 5, Wade King…

Alderwood volunteer staff member receives national parks trust buddy award.

Alderwood Staff Member/Volunteer Receives National Parks Trust Buddy Award

Krista Gordon,  substitute staff member and community volunteer in Bellingham Public Schools, earned the Buddy Award from the National Parks Trust (NPT). The Buddy is the NPT’s National Teacher Award for Outstanding Environmental Stewardship.   Grace Lee, NPT executive director, surprised Gordon at Alderwood Elementary School with the award at an all-school assembly. As reported on the National Parks Trust site:…