Stories from our schools, Oct. 24, 2019: The Bellingham Promise in Action

Bellingham Public Schools is proud to share these stories of staff and student recognition. Do you have good news from your school that you want to share? Please submit your ideas here!

Third annual conference provides continuing education for families who homeschool

Amy Carder leads class

The halls of the Bellingham Family Partnership Program bustled with families, hugs abounded in the hallways, and parents listened intently in classrooms. The third annual Learning Together Conference on Oct. 11 provided learning opportunities for families who homeschool. The conference sessions were geared toward parents who are balancing the roles of both parent and teacher and included topics like navigating challenging conversations, supporting diverse learning with technology, and homeschooling through high school and beyond. Read more…

Dr. Greg Baker receives Traffic Safety Education award

Dr Baker receives award

Superintendent Dr. Greg Baker accepted the annual Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Traffic Safety Education Association (WTSEA) on Oct. 12. This award honors a non-teacher—for example, an administrator, legislator or program director—whose work supports traffic safety education (TSE) in our state. Read more…

Assistance League supports students with new school clothes and enrichment scholarships

Assistance League

Assistance League of Bellingham (ALB) is an all-volunteer, community nonprofit organization. Their mission states that “volunteers transform the lives of children and adults through community programs.” Last school year, 734 students in Bellingham Public Schools were given new clothing through Operation School Bell ($100 per student), the organization’s signature program. Read more…

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