Maddie Ellis speaking on the floor

High school students win statewide leadership positions in YMCA Youth and Government program

The future of the state of Washington is in good hands. In May, three Bellingham Public Schools juniors campaigned for and won high-level leadership positions in a YMCA program called Youth and Government. In this program, students learn how to run a state government in hands-on simulation, culminating in an annual four–day mock-Congressional session held in Olympia at the State Capitol.   Sehome’s Thomas Cassella was elected…

Wade King students improve salmon habitat: photo credit NSEA

District students learn how to protect salmon with local partner NSEA

For more than 20 years, the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) has been working with county schools to teach about salmon habitat and how to recover vital ecosystems to protect them. This school year, NSEA has worked with 12 out of our 14  elementary schools, plus the Bellingham Family Partnership Program, sharing their curriculum and…