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:…

Staff meet during teaching and learning advisories.

Great Teaching with Strong Support, Teachers Join Advisory Groups

In order to fulfill The Bellingham Promise, the Department of Teaching and Learning launched a structure of Teaching and Learning Advisories to address and maintain content specific topics in a cohesive, coherent and transparent manner. The Teaching and Learning Advisories are comprised of certificated staff members. Since March, five Teaching and Learning Advisories have launched. The groups…

A girl in gym class climbs on gymnastic railings.

Whatcom Community Foundation Sponsors YMCA Before-and-After School Programs at Alderwood

Starting January 4, students at Alderwood Elementary School can participate in free YMCA before-and-after school programs. The before-and-after school programs are being generously funded by the Whatcom Community Foundation and are a Department of Early Learning licensed program. The before-and-after school programs support families by offering a safe and enriching environment for children, whose parents work or attend school during…