Cast of Annie at State Conference

The Magic of Theatre is in the Collaboration, Compassion: A Peek Inside Sehome Drama

Kandace Arens McGowan, drama teacher at Sehome High School, is the director of their spring 2018 production of Annie which opened May 2. This month she also had an article published  in the drama teacher magazine Teaching Theater. Her article is about the intense and rewarding 24-hour play festival she puts on annually with her theatre…

Author and Illustrator of “Dude!” Visit Lowell and Wade King Students

Author Aaron Reynolds and illustrator Dan Santat visited students at Lowell and Wade King elementary schools on April 25. The two collaborated most recently on the children’s book, Dude! Dan Santat is a Caldecott-winning illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend and author Aaron Reynolds has written a number of award nominated books including Nerdy…

Brad Swanson receives Community Leadership Award

Bellingham Public Schools parent, Brad Swanson, was honored on May 3 by the Washington Association of School Administrators (WASA) with the Community Leadership Award. The award is designed to honor community members for their outstanding contributions toward education through collaboration with their school district. Swanson was recognized for his ongoing commitment of Bellingham Public Schools through…

Squalicum Unified Sports Basketball team winter 2018

With the addition of basketball, Unified Sports now play year-round

Students at Bellingham Public Schools have even more opportunity to play competitive team sports with the addition of Unified Basketball this winter. Special Olympics devised the Unified Sports program as a way to bring together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities. Those with disabilities, referred to as “athletes,” play on the same team as their…