Bree Ammerman, fleet manager; Derek Hahn, Sehome TSE instructor; Stu Soderquist, Bellingham High TSE instructor; Dr. Greg Baker and Alex Hansen, WTSEA president

Dr. Greg Baker receives Traffic Safety Education award

Superintendent Dr. Greg Baker accepted the annual Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Traffic Safety Education Association (WTSEA) on Oct. 12. This award honors a non-teacher—for example, an administrator, legislator or program director—whose work supports traffic safety education (TSE) in our state.  “We believe that The Bellingham Promise is a vision that is truly remarkable,” Alex Hansen, WTSEA president said in a statement, “and…

Student taking photographs in the garden

Seesaw offers elementary families a ‘window into the classroom’

Even if “nothing” is the default answer to, “what did you do in school today?” elementary families now have snapshots from their students’ day thanks to Seesaw, a digital student portfolio available to all elementary schools. Families who sign up can see their student’s work and the communication between their student and teacher, both online…

Ella Meade with her hand-crafted skis

Learn cutting edge design skills in district CTE programs; student designs and crafts skis

In the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Bellingham Public Schools, design and shop classrooms often work together to make projects happen. One such project was a pair of skis created by student, now graduate, Ella Meade in her junior and senior year. Jared Greenwood, Options High School and CTE teacher, explains below how…

Future City competitors and parent volunteers

Family partnership program students enjoy STEM competitions, Pi Day and STEAM Fair

Four Bellingham Family Partnership Program (BFPP) students competed in the state of Washington Future City Competition and earned fourth place out of hundreds of participants! Kylan Peterson, Ruth Thomas, Danierl Venable, and Emma Wilson (Team Isla City) have been working all year with the help of dedicated parent volunteers to prepare for the competition. This…

Shahmeer at the science fair

Kulshan Middle School student receives honors at Whatcom County and Washington state science fairs

Guest article by Kulshan Middle School eighth grade student Shahmeer Imran My science fair project for 2019 was for the Whatcom County Science and Engineering Fair (WCSEF) and the Washington State Science and Engineering Fair (WSSEF). This project has been under work for over two years. It all began the day I decided I wanted…