Allied Arts partnership brings art to fifth grade classrooms

Through one of the partnerships with Allied Arts of Whatcom County, teaching artists worked with fifth grade classrooms. Each class received up to 12 hours of arts education that focused on one theme. These included stone carving, watercolor painting, paper mache puppets and concrete pavers. The partnership emerged after an anonymous donation was given to the Whatcom Community Foundation.…

Students learn safety tips from the Red Cross and Fire Department

Through a partnership with the NW Region American Red Cross and Bellingham Fire Department, students throughout Bellingham Public Schools are learning about fire safety and emergency preparedness. The Red Cross provides disaster preparedness presentations to all age groups, but has geared these presentations for second grade students. The presentation includes information about fire safety and…

Two Columbia students stand with their artwork.

Columbia and Wade King Students Create Artwork for Habitat for Humanity

Artwork created by Columbia and Wade King Elementary students was featured during the 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on May 14. Habitat for Humanity Program Director Fred Sheppard reached out to Bellingham schools to identify potential artists to help create decorations for their fundraising auction. Sheppard worked in education for almost twenty years…

Kids compost food.

Food to Flowers Program Continues in BPS

All Bellingham Public Schools are participating in the Sanitary Service Company’s award-winning, school-based composting program called Food to Flowers! Materials from each school, such as food scraps from cafeterias, are delivered for composting to Green Earth Technology (GET) in Lynden. Bellingham Public Schools, “is one of the first school districts in the county (and state) to implement an…