Two Columbia students stand with their artwork.

Columbia and Wade King Students Create Artwork for Habitat for Humanity

Artwork created by Columbia and Wade King Elementary students was featured during the 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction for Habitat for Humanity fundraiser on May 14. Habitat for Humanity Program Director Fred Sheppard reached out to Bellingham schools to identify potential artists to help create decorations for their fundraising auction. Sheppard worked in education for almost twenty years…

The front entrance of Silver Beach Elementary School.

Bellingham Elementary Students Going to Space Camp

Silver Beach Elementary student Ethan Rockwell, won the Whatcom County Math Championship among fourth-graders during the annual competition on Feb. 27. Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery sponsors the competition. Winners are awarded the opportunity to attend the NASA Space Academy in Huntsville, Ala. Other winners joining Ethan include Bellingham students; Ryan Ching, grade 5, Wade King…

A student asks visiting chef a question about school lunch reform.

Nationally Celebrated Chef Ann Cooper Visits Bellingham, Shares Thoughts on School Lunch Reform

Known as the “Renegade Lunch Lady,” Chef Ann Cooper, an author, speaker, educator and advocate for healthy food for children, visited Bellingham in January 2016 to give a public presentation at the Mount Baker Theatre and to share her thoughts on school lunch reform with students and staff in Bellingham Public Schools. Chef Ann’s presentation at…

Science teacher Charles Schelle holds a magnifying glass in front of his eye.

Five Teachers in Bellingham Public Schools Attain National Board Certification in 2015

Five teachers in Bellingham Public Schools earned National Board Certification in November 2015 following an intensive process of teaching and learning professional development. These teachers join 119 district colleagues with national board-certification. New board-certified teachers in Bellingham Public Schools are:  Deva Clifford, science teacher, Shuksan Middle School; Amy Cushman, English teacher, Squalicum High School; Tiffany Gutierrez, fourth…

Staff receive a Peace Builders Award.

District and Students Recognized at 2015 Peace Builder Awards Gala

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) honored Bellingham Public Schools and three students at the 13th Annual Peace Builder Awards Gala in November 2015. The event celebrates recipients for their collaboration, creativity and effort towards reducing conflict and strengthening our community. According to the WDRC event press release, the gala serves two purposes. “It is both…