Student artist Elly Q. of Northern Heights holding her Delaunay-inspired drawing

Whatcom Museum collaborates with fourth graders for virtual art gallery

Traditionally, spring in Bellingham Public Schools includes a Children’s Artwalk reception highlighting art curriculum throughout our schools. In lieu of this exhibition, we would like to share this small collaboration with Whatcom Museum who spied one of our elementary learning menus at the fourth grade level. (It was one of the first learning menus put…

District staff celebrating at the Ken Gass Community Awards Gala

Options administrators, district prevention specialist and volunteer honored with community building awards

At a December 2019 event, the Options High School administrative team, the district prevention specialist in Bellingham Public Schools, and volunteer/benefactor Elie Samuel were honored by the Whatcom Family and Community Network (WFCN). Every year, the WFCN recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations with the Ken Gass Community Building Awards for “increasing community caring, empowerment and…

Allied Arts Education Project brings art to elementary schools

Written in collaboration with Leora Watson, Western Washington University Allied Arts of Whatcom County partners with Bellingham Public Schools to bring the experience of art to children in elementary schools throughout Bellingham. The Allied Arts Education Project (AAEP) was started in 2002 with a mission to expand quality arts learning opportunities for students in Whatcom…

Students at Birch Equipment

Junior Achievement builds connections for Options students and local businesses

Through a community partnership with Junior Achievement of Washington, Options High School students toured Birch Equipment and Alcoa to learn more about these companies and the employee experience. The connection with Options High School was made by Ashley DeLatour from FuturesNW when she introduced Options staff Joe Wooding to Roxanne McCloud with Junior Achievement of…