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Leaning into sustainability

Bellingham Public Schools has made some significant movement in the past year around sustainability. Progress (and kudos) came in the form of a national and state sustainability award, a local bond passage which included provisions for a 15th more fully sustainable elementary school, and the recent formation of a Sustainability Advisory Committee tasked with reviewing…

College Fair returns to in-person event

  On Thursday, Oct. 6, the first in-person College Fair returned after a two-year hiatus with rousing success. The event was held at Sehome High School, offering Whatcom County seniors, juniors, and a smattering of sophomores the opportunity to connect face-to-face with admissions representatives from area colleges and universities—with a few out-of-state colleges in attendance…

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…

Barron and Co. representatives talked about their job opportunities

Connecting teens with local employers at the Teen Job Fair

Nearly 250 students attended the April 28 Teen Job Fair hosted by Bellingham Public Schools. According to Martha Zender, Sehome High’s High School & Beyond Coordinator and the job fair organizer, the event was successful in linking students with jobs. “We’ve received great feedback from the employers,” Zender said, “and students left with loads of…

Shuksan’s James Hayes honored as District One Coach of the Year

    Shuksan Middle School Wrestling Coach James Hayes has been named the Middle School Coach of the Year for District One during the recent winter season, recognized by the region’s high school coaches for his positive impact and commitment to students. The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) organizes the state into nine district regions,…

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…

Members of the Lummi Nation unveil story pole at new Alderwood Elementary School

    Family members and friends of the late master carver Dale James of the Lummi Nation gathered in February at the new Alderwood Elementary School to unveil a story pole carved by James in 1974. Originally, the story pole was a collaborative educational project between James and Marietta Elementary School principal Sid Hammond. One…