HazelAnn Clapp with students during AM Beats.

Sharing the “Magic” of BEATS

In October 2014, the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) awarded Shuksan Middle School a $1.3 million grant to develop and implement a 21st Century Community Learning Center over the next five years. Sean Flikke was hired as the director of the community learning center at Shuksan to provide before- and after-school…

Squalicum teacher and student look at the International Year of Light exhibit.

Stunning Light Exhibit Visits Bellingham Schools

The United Nations has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015). SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics with headquarters in Bellingham, is a not-for-profit, educational organization that supports scientists and engineers globally working with light and is a founding sponsor of this global initiative. The International Year of Light…

Squalicum Alliance students at the state capitol.

Squalicum Health Alliance Wins Grand Prize

A group of nine Squalicum High School students, part of the Squalicum Health Alliance, competed at the 2015 Spring Youth Forum against more than 350 students from across the state representing 40 of the top projects designed to discourage smoking and drug use among high school students. The Squalicum Health Alliance won the Grand Prize. The scoring criteria…

Speakers at the high school Trivia Bee.

High School Students Quizzed in Trivia Bee

Four Bellingham Public Schools’ high school students were quizzed by Ken Jennings and Scotty VanDryver in the 2015 Trivia Bee, hosted by the Whatcom Literacy Council. Bellingham High seniors Dante Kopolowitz-Fleming, Mia Hodges, Jonah Short-Miller, and Sehome High junior Henry Han participated as one team, representing Bellingham Public Schools. The trivia bee and silent auction is…