A student paints.

Early Childhood Education Expansion in Bellingham Public Schools

Feb. 2, 2015 marked an important and exciting day in Bellingham Public Schools (BPS) for two reasons pertaining to early childhood education. Early childhood education is a key strategy in The Bellingham Promise, the district’s strategic plan. Investing in early childhood is vital because of its powerful long-term return for our students and community. On…

Alderwood grant winners pose for a photo.

Whatcom County School Retirees Association Funds Mini-Grants in Fall 2014

The Whatcom County School Retirees Association (WCSRA) funded twelve mini-grants to staff in Bellingham Public Schools this fall. Awardees include the following: Alderwood Elementary Principal Janae Hodge and counselor Mikah Smith, $150 each for a backpack program Teacher Josie Estrada, $150 for the Safe Place Program Enrichment coordinator Niki Mantas, $100 for grades 3 to…

Community Building Awards

Community Building Awards Given to Staff and Parents in Bellingham Public Schools

District staff members Lavonne Sterling-Chue of Happy Valley Elementary School and Kathie Peterson of Squalicum High School (for leading the work of the Squalicum Health Alliance) were two of 23 recipients recognized at the 2014 Ken Gass Community Building Awards Dinner on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. Sponsored by the Whatcom Family…