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Berreth's advisory class at BHS exploring interests and careers

High schools unite for post-high school planning lessons 

We spend a lot of our time focused on the 13+ years our students spend within our schools and programs, and we also work to help our students envision the life waiting for them after high school as well.   Washington state requires all graduates to complete a “High School and Beyond Plan” (HSBP). The HSBP is one tool for to help…

Isabel Meaker, executive director of family engagement, in front of poster of La Promesa de Bellingham

Meaker named a “friend of literacy” by local organization

The Whatcom Literacy Council (WLC) recognized Isabel Meaker, executive director of family engagement, with the “Friend of Literacy” award on Friday, Nov. 5 during their annual Breakfast with Nancy Pearl event. This award represents someone who has helped their organization in a significant way. Meaker works with the literacy council supporting the diverse needs of…

Three staff of the mental health team

BPS increases mental health support as part of whole child approach

Substantial changes have taken place over the last 10 years related to how Bellingham Public Schools (BPS) supports the whole child. This includes restorative justice practices to minimize out-of-school suspensions and expulsions, and adopting and teaching social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum focused on teaching students social skills while building community. BPS also provides annual trainings…