Students help install final panel.

Solar panels added to Bellingham High roof; first in district

An after-school club activity has led to permanent change with real results. On the sunniest June afternoon imaginable on top of Bellingham High School’s roof, a contingent of students, graduates, staff and professional installers placed the first solar array in Bellingham Public Schools. In 2017, several students in the BHS Environmental Club calculated energy use…

Ella Meade with her hand-crafted skis

Learn cutting edge design skills in district CTE programs; student designs and crafts skis

In the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program in Bellingham Public Schools, design and shop classrooms often work together to make projects happen. One such project was a pair of skis created by student, now graduate, Ella Meade in her junior and senior year. Jared Greenwood, Options High School and CTE teacher, explains below how…

Summer 2019 Tech Trek Campers

Middle school girls attend AAUW-sponsored technology camp

Five local middle school students were sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) – Bellingham Branch to attend the summer 2019 Tech Trek STEM Camp hosted at Pacific Lutheran University. The students were Angelica Khizhnyak and Sydney Wolfson of Kulshan Middle School, Liv Hampton and Julianna Schenkel of Shuksan Middle School, and Paige…

Maddie Ellis speaking on the floor

High school students win statewide leadership positions in YMCA Youth and Government program

The future of the state of Washington is in good hands. In May, three Bellingham Public Schools juniors campaigned for and won high-level leadership positions in a YMCA program called Youth and Government. In this program, students learn how to run a state government in hands-on simulation, culminating in an annual four–day mock-Congressional session held in Olympia at the State Capitol.   Sehome’s Thomas Cassella was elected…