A girl in gym class climbs on gymnastic railings.

Whatcom Community Foundation Sponsors YMCA Before-and-After School Programs at Alderwood

Starting January 4, students at Alderwood Elementary School can participate in free YMCA before-and-after school programs. The before-and-after school programs are being generously funded by the Whatcom Community Foundation and are a Department of Early Learning licensed program. The before-and-after school programs support families by offering a safe and enriching environment for children, whose parents work or attend school during…

Squalicum students attending WMEA conference

High School Musicians to Attend the 43rd Annual Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Conference

The 43rd Annual Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA) State Conference will be held Feb. 11 through Feb. 14 at the Yakima Convention Center. High school musicians from Skagit and Whatcom counties have auditioned and been accepted into an All-State ensemble and will perform with other students that were selected from around the state. The following…

Two alums from Bellingham High School

Bellingham High Class of 1945 Pays It Forward

In August 2015, the Bellingham High School Class of 1945 donated the remainder of their reunion funds to the Bellingham Alumni Band. The Alumni Band will use the funds for music scholarships and teacher grants. Donna Kelly BHS Alumni Band representative was in attendance to receive the funds on their behalf from Janece Krein, class of 1945 treasurer and Alumni Band slide trombone…

Staff receive a Peace Builders Award.

District and Students Recognized at 2015 Peace Builder Awards Gala

The Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC) honored Bellingham Public Schools and three students at the 13th Annual Peace Builder Awards Gala in November 2015. The event celebrates recipients for their collaboration, creativity and effort towards reducing conflict and strengthening our community. According to the WDRC event press release, the gala serves two purposes. “It is both…