Guests interact with students at Carl Cozier Elementary during an assembly about Capoeira.

Capoeira at Carl Cozier Elementary

Thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America grant and Kuntz and Company, a local performing arts organization, the art and ritual of Brazilian capoeira was brought to the school during a recent assembly. According to the International Capoeira Angola Foundation website, capoeira “is an Afro-Brazilian art form — a fluid, rhythmic…

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…

Carl Cozier students running in a club after school.

Carl Cozier Elementary Receives Grant from Voya Foundation Running Program

In September, Carl Cozier Elementary School was awarded $3,500 from the Voya Foundation’s Run For Something Better® school awards program, to support their after-school running club. Currently with 40 club members meeting weekly, the grant will help expand the club to more Carl Cozier students who are interested in becoming more active through walking and jogging.  Additionally, the…