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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…

Summer 2019 Tech Trek Campers

Middle school girls attend AAUW-sponsored technology camp

Five local middle school students were sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Bellingham Branch to attend the summer 2019 Tech Trek STEM Camp hosted at Pacific Lutheran University. The students were Angelica Khizhnyak and Sydney Wolfson of Kulshan Middle School, Liv Hampton and Julianna Schenkel of Shuksan Middle School, and Paige…

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,…

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…