An icebreaker activity at the collaborative meeting of Teacher Academy classes in November at Sehome High

Teacher Academy: Exploring Careers in Education

On a November morning, the Sehome Commons buzzes with young voices. They belong to students in the Teacher Academy classes taught at Bellingham, Squalicum, and Sehome high schools. Today, all 3 classes have come together for a collaborative morning of student-designed group exercises to practice teaching skills. Once activities are underway in different areas of…

Students, staff collaborate and further collective commitment to sportsmanship at Northwest Conference forum

  Squalicum High School once again took the lead in facilitating this fall’s Northwest Conference Sportsmanship Forum, which convened student and staff representatives from the Northwest Conference’s 16 member schools to discuss values and practices for building positive sportsmanship models in high school athletics and activities.  The annual event is facilitated each year by Squalicum…

BPS leans into sustainability

  Bellingham Public Schools has made 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…