Maddie Ellis speaking on the floor

High school students win statewide leadership positions in YMCA Youth and Government program

The future of the state of Washington is in good hands. In May, three Bellingham Public Schools juniors campaigned for and won high-level leadership positions in a YMCA program called Youth and Government. In this program, students learn how to run a state government in hands-on simulation, culminating in an annual four–day mock-Congressional session held in Olympia at the State Capitol.   Sehome’s Thomas Cassella was elected…

Options senior Jasmin Moreno receives a scholarship from BASE.

Bellingham Association of School Employees (BASE) awards student scholarships

For the past 20 years, the Bellingham Association of School Employees union known as BASE has been awarding scholarships to graduating seniors. The scholarships have grown from one $300 scholarship to three $1,000 scholarships. Each year BASE members create and donate baskets to be raffled off. The proceeds go to supporting the scholarship fund. “Members…

Ray Dellecker, Greg Baker, Tim Farris

WASA Community Leadership Award 2019 given to Alderwood volunteers

Bellingham Public Schools volunteers Ray Dellecker and Tim Farris were honored April 25 with the Community Leadership Award at a regional gathering of the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA). The award is designed to honor community members for their outstanding contributions toward education through collaboration with their school district. Dellecker and Farris are active…

Squalicum High students perform a waste audit and are surprised by some of the findings: photo credit RE Sources

Sustainable Schools program focuses on environmental education across the district

Students in Bellingham Public Schools are enriched by the community partnership with Sustainable Schools, a program of RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. The highlight of this work is the Green Classroom Certification Program in our elementary schools and similar programming in the middle and high schools. This free program helps teachers integrate conservation education into…