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…

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…