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…

The school board received a check from PSE for energy savings and energy rebates on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

PSE presents over half a million dollars to district for energy efficiency

At the Nov. 20 school board meeting, Puget Sound Energy (PSE) presented the board with a $563,392 check. The check was in recognition of the district’s energy efficiency achievements. Since 2008, Bellingham Public Schools has participated in the Commercial Strategic Energy Management (CSEM) program to create more energy efficient schools and facilities. “The school district…

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Staff and students honored at annual Peace Builder awards

The 17th annual Peace Builder Awards, organized by the Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center (WDRC), honored a diverse group of peace builders from around our community in a variety of categories. Awardees included Latinx community health workers, the Paddle to Lummi tribal canoe journey organizers as well as Bellingham Public Schools students and staff who were…