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 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…

The Chinese Delegation visits Happy Valley Elementary School in January 2017

Chinese Educators Visit Bellingham Schools, Students and Staff Share Who We Are

Stephanie Korn, director of Teaching and Learning with focus areas in world languages and international education, summarizes the recent visit of Chinese educators to Bellingham Public Schools. The visits were one of many of cultural exchange between China and our district that enhance global-mindedness. Since 2012, Bellingham Public Schools has participated in the Chinese Bridge…

2017 Whatcom County Math Championship results; district sweeps first place in all individual categories

The results from the Feb. 25, 2017 Whatcom County Math Championship are in. Awards for first, second and third place for student in Bellingham Public Schools are as follows: Kulshan Middle School’s 8th grade team took first place, and Fairhaven Middle School’s team took 2nd and 3rd place; Fairhaven’s 7th grade team took first and second place, and…

Staff meet during teaching and learning advisories.

Great Teaching with Strong Support, Teachers Join Advisory Groups

In order to fulfill The Bellingham Promise, the Department of Teaching and Learning launched a structure of Teaching and Learning Advisories to address and maintain content specific topics in a cohesive, coherent and transparent manner. The Teaching and Learning Advisories are comprised of certificated staff members. Since March, five Teaching and Learning Advisories have launched. The groups…