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…


Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown honored with Athletic Administrator Service Award

At the May 2019 Washington Secondary School Athletic Administrators Association (WSSAAA) conference, Squalicum High School athletic/activities coordinator Patrick Brown was honored with the Athletic Administrator Service Award for the 2018-19 school year. This award is in recognition of his numerous positive contributions that enhance the interscholastic athletic programs at the local, league, district and state…


Latinx graduating seniors.

Fifth Annual Latinx Education Summit

On May 19, Bellingham Public Schools hosted the Fifth Annual Latinx Education Summit at Bellingham High School. Last year more than 750 people attended the summit which included families, students, staff, as well as many community members. This year 970 people attended the event. “I can’t believe this was our fifth year celebrating our Latinx…