Robotics Club students, who qualified for FIRST Championship

Robotics Club Qualifies for FIRST Championship in St. Louis

Victoriously moving forward from regional and district level competitions, the Sehome Seamonsters robotics club competed in the international 2015 FIRST Championships (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology). The districtwide high school club sent 14 students and three adults to the competition in St. Louis to compete April 22-25. This is the first group of students…

ReSources Invasive Species Cleanup

Geneva Students Participate in Earth Day Service Projects

Mark Danielson’s fifth grade class at Geneva Elementary spent April 20 removing invasive plants from a school trail and picking up litter around the school. Both of these hands-on activities are part of Earth Week, but also action projects associated with the Green Classroom Certification Program.  Through workshops, pledges and projects, the program brings conservation education to schools, challenging…

Ben Mann works on art with students at Silver Beach Elementary.

Silver Beach Students Work on Mural With Local Artist

Painting a collaborative mural for the school’s playground, Silver Beach Elementary students were visited by local artist, Ben Mann, to create a 15-piece mural themed: Nature in the Neighborhood. Instructing students on painting techniques, Mann kept the project open to students creativity and developed the theme from in class discussion with students. Working with students in the school’s annex, Mann said…

Students pose with boxes of art supplies outside their school.

Art Supplies Arrive at Alderwood Thanks to Local Business

SpringHill Suites by Marriott hosted ArtNight in fall 2014 which included a fundraiser for a Bellingham school in need of classroom art supplies. Thanks to this Save Art! initiative and Fresh Artists, a non-profit organization that brings quality art supplies and innovative art programs to teachers in need. Hotel guests and community members were invited to make a donation anytime…

Roosevelt students dressed as police men on stage during a performance.

Pirates on Stage at Roosevelt Elementary

Roosevelt Elementary School presented Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta Pirates of Penzance (junior version) in Spring 2015. Directed by elementary music teacher Teresa McKee, the production was made up of two full casts, chorus singers from grades 3 to 5, and a crew of assistants, designers, techs, publicists and volunteers.  The students rehearsed for approximately three days per week…

Guests interact with students at Carl Cozier Elementary during an assembly about Capoeira.

Capoeira at Carl Cozier Elementary

Thanks to a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Challenge America grant and Kuntz and Company, a local performing arts organization, the art and ritual of Brazilian capoeira was brought to the school during a recent assembly. According to the International Capoeira Angola Foundation website, capoeira “is an Afro-Brazilian art form — a fluid, rhythmic…