Happy Valley students sign a beam to be placed in the new school.

Happy Valley Elementary Students Sign Beam of New School

Great progress is being made on the new Happy Valley Elementary School that is being built on the eastern section of the school’s property. Students, staff and principal Karen Tolliver recently signed a large beam that will be built into the new school. Tiger Construction, the Everson-based contractor that was awarded the Happy Valley bid, worked with Principal Tolliver…

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…

Melanie Flink interacts with one of her students in the gym.

Elementary Physical Education Teacher Receives National Recognition

Elementary physical education teacher Melanie Flink has been awarded the Mabel Lee Award from the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). Flink will be recognized at the 2015 National SHAPE Convention in Seattle in March. The Mabel Lee Award recognizes members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching, and/or professional leadership. Flink has…