Squalicum student and WFCN board member Rolando Gonzalez with Squalicum teacher Jason Bergman

Ken Gass Community Building Awards from 2017 and 2018

In December 2018, a number of staff and parents from Bellingham Public Schools were awarded for their outstanding contributions to increasing community caring, empowerment, and connections that improve the lives of children, youth, and families. Each year Whatcom Family and Community Network (WFCN) holds the Ken Gass Community Building Awards and Dinner which recognizes individuals,…

A PreK student plays with a number rack toy built by Squalicum students.

Squalicum Students Build Number Racks for PreK Students

Manufacturing students from Squalicum High School worked in teams to design and fabricate 3D number racks for developmental preschool classrooms around Bellingham Public Schools. In total, 14 five-bead racks and 10 seven-bead racks were created using CAD software, 3D printers, laser engravers, wood and non-toxic paint. Special education preschool teachers were in need of math materials that mirror the…

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…