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Staff and students honored at annual Peace Builder awards

The 17th annual Peace Builder Awards, organized by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), honored a diverse group of peace builders from around our community in a variety of categories. Awardees included Latinx community health workers, the Paddle to Lummi tribal canoe journey organizers as well as Bellingham Public Schools students and staff who were…

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Third annual conference provides continuing education for families who homeschool

The halls of the Bellingham Family Partnership Program bustled with families, hugs abounded in the hallways, and parents listened intently in classrooms. The third annual Learning Together Conference on Oct. 11 provided learning opportunities for families who homeschool. The conference sessions were geared toward parents who are balancing the roles of both parent and teacher…

Future City competitors and parent volunteers

Family partnership program students enjoy STEM competitions, Pi Day and STEAM Fair

Four Bellingham Family Partnership Program (BFPP) students competed in the state of Washington Future City Competition and earned fourth place out of hundreds of participants! Kylan Peterson, Ruth Thomas, Danierl Venable, and Emma Wilson (Team Isla City) have been working all year with the help of dedicated parent volunteers to prepare for the competition. This…

Partnership Program a home away from home for homeschooling families

Since its inception almost two years ago, the Family Partnership Program has grown quickly while meeting the needs of the diverse homeschool community in Whatcom County. The program, which serves students in kindergarten through eighth grade, started in spring 2015 with 16 students and two classes taught by FPP principal Kate Baehr. These initial classes on Rube…