Options student prepping decals

Advanced CTE students engage in hands-on project for real-life application

Thanks to the voter-approved technology capital levy in 2020, a number of new district vehicles have been rolling across our Bellingham streets, adding efficiencies and sustainability to our fleet of cars, vans and trucks. But it is thanks to a group of Options and Bellingham High School students that these vehicles have received the branding…

Student Paige Artino holds a tool in the Aerospace Engineering shop

Bellingham High students secure virtual summer internship with Boeing

Two Bellingham High School students will spend part of their summer participating in a paid Core Plus Aerospace Virtual Internship hosted by The Boeing Company. The internship includes 3-5 weeks of early mornings and long days for real-world training and mentorship in aerospace manufacturing. Both Paige Artino and Jace McNamara of Bellingham High School started…

Students film Connect/Disconnect on school football field

Sehome drama students depict pandemic teen life in award-winning, devised film project

Connect/Disconnect is an original devised film, written and created by Sehome High School drama students about their experiences during the school closures and the 2020 pandemic. It premiered online in January 2021. The film has more than 2,000 views on YouTube and has been the recipient of both state and national awards on the professional…

Two preschool students work on art. One girl has pink stickers.

Inclusive preschool builds friendship in Bellingham schools

For the past five years, Bellingham Public Schools has offered an inclusive preschool program at Alderwood and Cordata elementary schools. The program includes opportunities for typically developing children and children with developmental delays or disabilities. “We want to invest in early learning at the preschool level and really provide more inclusive opportunities for children with…

Erin Burke, Eva Warner Chazo and Margi Smith

Students tackle the challenges of today through Promise Tomorrow

What would you do if there were no restrictions? This was the question posed by teacher on special assignment Jennifer Lawrence when she reached out to fellow educators looking for colleagues to lead an extended learning experience for students. High school biology teacher Erin Buke, middle school Special Education teacher Eva Warner Chazo and first…

Photos of seniors Emma Berreth (left) and Maya Cornwall, National Merit Finalists in 2021

National Merit 2021

Bellingham Public Schools has two finalists and two semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. To qualify for the competition, students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) during the 2019-20 school year. Sehome High School students Emma Berreth and Maya Cornwall are finalists, and Sehome student Livia Cohen and Squalicum High School student…

BHS senior Abigail Sorensen received the Phyllis Lawson CTE Scholarship in 2021

BHS senior receives CTE scholarship award

Bellingham High School senior Abigail (Abbie) Sorensen has received the Phyllis Lawson Scholarship from the Washington Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (WACTA). She was one of 10 awardees in the state in 2021. The award honors outstanding service, leadership, knowledge and commitment to Career and Technical Education. Katie Owen, sports medicine teacher, nominated…