Happy Valley students sign a beam to be placed in the new school.

Happy Valley Elementary Students Sign Beam of New School

Great progress is being made on the new Happy Valley Elementary School that is being built on the eastern section of the school’s property. Students, staff and principal Karen Tolliver recently signed a large beam that will be built into the new school. Tiger Construction, the Everson-based contractor that was awarded the Happy Valley bid, worked with Principal Tolliver…

Two Sehome National Merit Semifinalists

Three National Merit Semifinalists in 2016 Competition

Bellingham Public Schools has three semifinalists and 26 commended students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2014-15 school year. Sehome High School students Nicholas Bourlier, Katherine Cunningham and Max May are semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship…

Middle school girls hold up their tech trek scholarships.

Tech Trek Middle School Scholarships

Eight middle school students from Bellingham Public Schools received scholarships from the Bellingham Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to attend the Tech Trek summer camp at Pacific Lutheran University in July 2015. Students attending were Fairhaven Middle School’s Linnea DeVange and Elena Wolgamot;  Kulshan Middle School’s Susannah Bloom;  Shuksan Middle School’s Makenna Fowler and Amanda Smith;  and Whatcom Middle…

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United Way Awards WWU a Grant for Collaborative Project with BPS

The United Way of Whatcom County awarded the Western Washington University Foundation a grant of $41,000 to help fund “Closing the Opportunity Gap Through Free Extended-Day Programming.” This is a collaborative effort between Western’s Woodring College of Education and Bellingham Public Schools. The grant will make it possible to offer new enrichment opportunities at Cordata…

Options and NSEA work.

Options High Students Engage with NSEA Fieldwork

In Spring 2015, Biology and Environmental Science classrooms at Options High School worked with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) on a project focused on local Squalicum Creek. Students studied the water quality in the creek in order to improve salmon habitat. The Options High students spent two class periods each week working with NSEA staff to improve stream conditions, measure…