First graders pick up trash off of Little Squalicum Beach.

First Graders and Congressman Rick Larsen Clean Up Little Squalicum Beach

Earth Day this year brought community members together to clean up Little Squalicum Beach, including Bellingham Public Schools’ very own first graders from Birchwood Elementary. Together RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Kiwanis Club and Congressman Rick Larsen dedicated efforts to pick up litter spread across Little Squalicum Beach. The first grade students from Anne Franzmann…

Kulshan students pose together at a table with several Rubik's Cubes.

Kulshan Kids Solve Rubik’s Cubes; Eighth Grader Wins Solo Competition in 24 Seconds

In April 2016, eight Kulshan Middle School students went to Eisenhower Middle School in Everett, Wash. to participate in the Washington State Rubik’s Cube Competition. The Kulshan team came in second place in a competition where the team solved 25 Rubik’s cubes in 3 minutes and 28 seconds flat. Eighth grader and team member Wyatt Loree won the Solo…

High school students display their 3D printer creations.

Sehome Robotics Students Share 3D Printer Expertise with Roosevelt Students

Sehome High School’s Robotics program and the Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department provided Roosevelt Elementary School with a 3D printer earlier this school year. After its arrival, Roosevelt library media specialist Denisa Anderson invited Sehome High robotics students to give an introduction to the printer and provide initial tech support and training with her fifth grade students.…

Students pose with their trees and presentation board.

Squalicum AVID Students Distribute Trees on Arbor Day

Arbor Day 2016 in Washington state was celebrated with a special project connecting high schools and middle schools in Bellingham Public Schools. Squalicum High School AVID students, led by Efrain Padilla and Treston Nguyen, coordinated ‘Replanting the Environment,’ a project selected as one of this year’s winners for the “Dream, Design, Create Project” for youth sponsored by the Whatcom Volunteer…

Squalicum Senior who was named Youth of the Year by Whatcom Boys and Girls Club poses for a photo.

Squalicum Senior Named Youth of the Year by Whatcom Boys and Girls Club

Squalicum High School senior Moriah Nixon-Stewart was recently named Youth of the Year by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. A recent article in Whatcom Talk highlights Nixon-Stewart’s accomplishments. A passage from the article follows: In her speech [Nixon] described the many opportunities that the Club had given her from volleyball to a quiet space…