Junior solar sprint competitors Sanders and Schlegel

Whatcom Middle School students finish fourth in national competition

Whatcom Middle School seventh grade students Luka Sanders and Luke Schlegel attended the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. The conference included competitions in an array of events. In the Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), the Whatcom team finished in fourth place nationally from among seventy solar cars from across the country, and…

Tech Trek 2018 campers

Tech Trek 2018

Five eighth grade girls from Bellingham Public Schools attended the American Association of University Women (AAUW) STEM Tech Trek Camps in July 2018. Emma Stewart and Grace Schamber from Kulshan Middle School, Cassie La from Shuksan Middle School, and Jaeli Tilley from Fairhaven Middle School attended Dunbar Camp on the Pacific Lutheran University campus. Gillian…

High School Grads Return to their Elementary School to Offer Advice and Share Plans

Sunnyland Elementary School students had some special visitors during the last week of school. Recent high school graduates returned to Sunnyland, where they attended elementary school, to celebrate their graduation, share future plans and provide advice to the students. The graduates’ advice included encouragement to work hard and have fun and to not hang on…

Parent Education Initiative on Inclusion Helps Columbia Welcome New Life Skills Classroom

The Columbia Elementary School Parent Association (CPA), a volunteer organization similar to a PTA, recently launched an inclusion initiative to educate parents on issues of diversity. This new emphasis came as Columbia added a Life Skills special education classroom to the school last fall. Before the Life Skills classroom opened, changes were made at the…

Sehome High School Wins 2017-18 WIAA Scholastic Cup for 2A

Sehome High School athletics is the 2017-18 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Scholastic Cup champion for 2A classification. Sehome was awarded 1,435 points, nearly 300 points more than Selah High School, who came in second. Bellingham High School also achieved an exceptional score, coming in third out of 62 high schools with 1,105 points. The…