Stories from our Schools, September 2017: The Bellingham Promise in Action

Bellingham Public Schools is proud to share student, staff, school and community recognition on a regular basis throughout the school year. Please click on the links below to read the whole story on our Bellingham Promise website.

 This first collection of Promise stories highlights some of our community partners who work closely and collaboratively with our schools and classrooms.


How does your school garden grow?

Silver Beach students in their school garden

In Bellingham schools, it grows and flourishes with the constant and passionate involvement of Common Threads Farm, a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching kids where food comes from, how to grow it, and how to become a healthy eater. Read more…



Whatcom Museum makes art fundamental; offers vibrant programming for area youth

Students view art at Whatcom Museum

Whatcom Museum partners with Bellingham Public Schools on a variety of programming supporting arts in education. During the winter/spring exhibition of Images of Resilience: Chicano Art and its Mexican Roots at the Whatcom Lightcatcher Museum, nearly 400 students participated. Read more…



Pickford Film Center shares documentary experience with middle school students

Pickford Cinema

In the 2016-17 school year, the Pickford Film Center invited every middle school student in Bellingham Public Schools to experience a documentary film free of charge through the Doc-ED program.  Read more…


If you have news to share, please submit your story.

To read more stories about The Bellingham Promise in action in our schools, view our Promise website.