WEB mentors, Kulshan Middle School

WEB program: Where Everybody Belongs in middle school

The transition from elementary to middle school can be challenging. Finding even one friend can make the transition easier. And being part of a network—or web—of support within the school can help even more.  This philosophy drives the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) mentorship program in our middle schools. A middle school version of the LINK mentorship program at our high schools, it is designed…

Tech Trek 2018 campers

Tech Trek 2018

Five eighth grade girls from Bellingham Public Schools attended the American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Tech Trek Camps in July 2018. Emma Stewart and Grace Schamber from Kulshan Middle School, Cassie La from Shuksan Middle School, and Jaeli Tilley from Fairhaven Middle School attended Dunbar Camp on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. Gillian…

Pickford Film Center front

Pickford Film Center Shares Documentary Experience with Middle School Students

In the 2016-17 school year, the Pickford Film Center invited every middle school student in Bellingham Public Schools to experience a documentary film free of charge through the Doc-ED program. All four middle schools participated, with more than 2,400 students coming to the Pickford. School teaching staff and principals were able to choose from three different documentaries for their students. Each film…

Students Compete in National Geographic State Bee

Four Bellingham Public Schools students were selected as National Geographic State Bee semifinalists and competed in the 2017 Washington Geographic State Bee. The semifinalists were Christian Schwarz, a Happy Valley Elementary fifth grader; Lucy Bankowski, a Lowell Elementary fifth grader; Diane Park, a Fairhaven seventh grader and Nigel Naylor, a Whatcom eighth grader. The state Geography Bee was held…