Leaning into sustainability

Bellingham Public Schools has made some significant movement in the past year around sustainability. Progress (and kudos) came in the form of a national and state sustainability award, a local bond passage which included provisions for a 15th more fully sustainable elementary school, and the recent formation of a Sustainability Advisory Committee tasked with reviewing…

Squalicum Special Education teacher Jill Conner leads a session called It Takes a Village: Developing Efficient Communication Systems on Nov. 4 at the school

BPS staff model core belief that “learning is lifelong”

Every summer and throughout the school year, staff in Bellingham Public Schools take part in professional development that enhances their teaching and learning practices, deepens their knowledge in core subjects, and widens their perspectives on important topics such as inclusion and equity. Modeling the core belief in The Bellingham Promise that states “learning is lifelong…

All-around excellence shines as Bellingham, Sehome and Squalicum place among top five in Scholastic Cup

  The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) oversees athletics and fine arts for schools statewide and its most prestigious annual award is the Scholastic Cup in recognition of academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence.  Sehome High School (2nd), Bellingham High School (4th) and Squalicum High School (5th) placed in the top five of the statewide Scholastic Cup standings…

Celebrating 50 years of the All-City Fifth Grade Track & Field Meet

    Running, jumping, throwing, cheers and laughter are frequent scenes at the Bellingham Public Schools’ All-City Fifth Grade Track & Field Meet as students from each elementary school, adorned in school-branded penny jerseys, convene together at Civic Stadium for a day of events and friendly competition. Unofficial results records for the meet date back to…

AVID coordinator and teacher Kati Berreth engages with students in her Bellingham High classroom

AVID students applaud the program for its role in their success 

Ask David Ramos-Trejo about Bellingham Public Schools’ AVID program and his gratitude pours out. A University of Washington graduate in marketing, Ramos-Trejo had no idea college could be an option for him until he enrolled in Shuksan Middle School’s AVID program his sixth-grade year. As a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, he didn’t…