Bellingham senior students and Bellingham senior residents pose together in a photo.

Squalicum FBLA “Senior to Senior” Project Brings Community Members Back to School

Residents from the Willows Retirement Community came to Squalicum High School in Feb. 2016 to experience classes, school lunch and sharing time with students. This was a continuation of a Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) community service project which was created in 2015 to encourage FBLA members to contribute to the improvement of home, business and…

The exterior of Whatcom Middle School.

Western Education Students Visit Whatcom Classrooms

Students from Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education got hands-on with their learning by working with sixth-grade classes at Whatcom Middle School as pre-service teachers. The Western students planned and taught eight lessons based on the structural theme of Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset.” The pre-service teachers spent their free class time in Whatcom’s library engaging with passing students and…

MAD-HOPE Presenters smile for a photo after their presentation.

MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project

For the past three years, the Whatcom County Health Department and the Whatcom Prevention Coalition have partnered with Bellingham Public Schools in order to provide youth suicide prevention workshops throughout the county. The workshop, MAD–HOPE, (Making a Difference—Helping Other People Everywhere) Youth Suicide Prevention Project, was developed by a group of more than 60 people. The MAD–HOPE workshop is…

A drum set and two xylophones.

District Musicians and Singers Compete at Solo/Ensemble; First Place Winners Advance to State Music Contest 2016

Every January, high school musicians from Island, Skagit and Whatcom counties attend the San Juan Music Educators Solo and Ensemble contest, hosted at Bellingham High School. Solo/Ensemble is the regional competition for high school musicians and singers to compete at the State level. The following students and ensembles in Bellingham Public Schools won first place in…