Squalicum Unified Sports Basketball team winter 2018

With the addition of basketball, Unified Sports now play year-round

Students at Bellingham Public Schools have even more opportunity to play competitive team sports with the addition of Unified Basketball this winter. Special Olympics devised the Unified Sports program as a way to bring together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities. Those with disabilities, referred to as “athletes,” play on the same team as their…

Craig Lang, Keynote Speaker at Design Your Future 2018

Annual Design Your Future event is one of many career and college planning activities supporting students

High school counselors and career/vocational guidance assistants in Bellingham Public Schools are vital links to the successful futures of our graduates. Every day they support students on the path to college or career. This support comes in many shapes and sizes. Alongside helping with course selection and registration every school year and passing along information…

Competition Encourages Elementary Students to Read Books They Normally Wouldn’t

Elementary school librarians created the You’ll Enjoy These Incredible Books! (YETI) Books competition to challenge students to read books from a variety of genres and to work together as a team. A year in the making. Each year school librarians from across the Pacific Northwest nominate the best, recently published novels for middle grader readers…

Squalicum singers

Student Musicians Invited to WMEA All-State Conference

More than 30 student musicians from district high schools were invited to attend the 45th Annual All-State Conference in Yakima, Wash., hosted by the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA.) This year’s conference was held Feb. 15 to 18 with the theme “Music: Leading to the Heart of Education.”  Due to unfortunate travel conditions and inclement weather,…