Student Travel Fosters Global Thinking

An important tenet of The Bellingham Promise is to prepare our students for success in the global community.  Through study abroad programs arranged by our schools or other organizations, students explore global thinking through travel.  Students from our high schools share their thoughts on travel abroad below. Campbell Lund: In January 2016, Campbell Lund, a ninth grader at…

Bellingham Public School students pose together at state music competition.

District Singers Place at State Music Competition

District musicians and singers headed to the Washington State Music Educators (WMEA) solo and ensemble competition in late April at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. Squalicum High School senior Tristan Wine won first place in the Bass Vocal category;  Bellingham High School senior Lucy Evans won second place in the Mezzo Soprano category; and BHS senior Izaya Taylor won…

Families who received computer literacy certificates pose together in a photo.

Families Receive Computer Literacy Certificates and Refurbished Hardware with Support of Community

Fifteen English Language Learner (ELL) families recently earned a computer literacy certificate and refurbished computers through a unique program that partners the Whatcom Literacy Council, Bellingham Public Schools and computer refurbishing classes and companies. Since the inception of this program, nearly 50 families have received certificates and computers. Coordinated by Isabel Meaker through the Family Engagement department,…

Governor Inslee talks with students and Wild Whatcom staff on a nature walk led by Wild Whatcom, an outdoor education non-profit organization.

Governor Inslee Visits District to Announce Outdoor Education Grant

Governor Jay Inslee visited Bellingham on Monday, April 25 to award $20,000 to Wild Whatcom from the No Child Left Inside grant program of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Wild Whatcom, a local outdoor education non-profit organization, will partner with Bellingham Public Schools to provide outdoor learning opportunities to more than 200 second graders in the district’s…

First graders pick up trash off of Little Squalicum Beach.

First Graders and Congressman Rick Larsen Clean Up Little Squalicum Beach

Earth Day this year brought community members together to clean up Little Squalicum Beach, including Bellingham Public Schools’ very own first graders from Birchwood Elementary. Together RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Kiwanis Club and Congressman Rick Larsen dedicated efforts to pick up litter spread across Little Squalicum Beach. The first grade students from Anne Franzmann…