Raider Record

November 8, 2019

How are we doing?

Hello Raider families, this is BHS Asst. Principal Chris Carlson. Every year, Bellingham Public Schools asks all our families, all our staff, and some students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 to check in on what we’re doing well and what we can improve on.

The link below will take you to the family portion of the survey.

Bellingham Schools Family Survey

Then, using a computer or a smartphone, please complete by Friday, Nov. 22. The link is available on our website under “News.” The language of the survey is adjustable and can be taken in Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese or Russian. All your responses are anonymous. None of your responses are linked to you or your child.

You can also access the survey via the QR Code.

If you have any trouble getting to or taking the questionnaire, please contact our office at 360-676-6404. Thank you in advance for taking the time to assist us in learning more. We appreciate your time and hope to hear from each and every family.

Have a great weekend and thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback.


Chris Carlson

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Vaping Information Night (Parent Forum #1)

Thursday, Nov. 14th, 5:30-6:30pm

2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Alyssa Pavitt, Program Specialist, Regional Youth Marijuana Prevention Program, Whatcom County Health Department, will be here to talk about the health effects of vaping.

November 14, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

BHS Career Center

Anxiety Information Night (Parent Forum #2)

Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 5:30-6:30pm

2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Christopher Heckert, Director of Clinical Services and Education, will be providing opportunities for parents to learn about mental health and anxiety.

November 20, 2019, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

BHS Career Center

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2019 Raiders Read! - Fall Reading Challenge Returns to BHS

On November 6, we kicked off the reading challenge with 20 minutes of school-wide silent sustained reading during Raiderade.

All students who read 20 minutes (or more) a day for 20 (or more) days can enter a drawing to win a Village Books gift card or other great prize. The Raiderade with the most days read per person will also win a popcorn party.

Parents and guardians can't win prizes, but you can join in the fun and help support your students by: asking them about the books they are reading, encouraging them to read for 20 minutes each day, checking on their reading progress by viewing their bookmark, and/or making your own bookmark to track your days read in November.

Keep on reading!

Eric Bachmeier - BHS Library

Career and Community Events

Check out the Career Center for Scholarship and FAFSA information.

Take a look at the Scholarships listed on the Career Center Website and apply now!

  • Elks Most Valuable Student $1000-$14,000 renewable!

  • Comcast Leaders and Achievers $2500.
  • Whatcom Student Athlete $8,000
  • Ewing C Kelly $2,500

College Admissions Recruiters at BHS! Sign up in the Career Center!
    • Savannah College of Art and Design : November 12 @ 1:00 pm
    • University of Puget Sound: November 13 @ 9:00 am
    • Washington State University: November 14 @ 10:00 am

After-School Dinner Program Free for All Students 18 and Under

Bellingham Public Schools currently offers free hot dinner to all children 18 and under in the community. These meals are offered daily Mondays through Thursdays through June 4, 2020. Dinner is served from 5 to 6 p.m. at Shuksan Middle School, located at 2717 Alderwood Avenue (at the corner of Northwest and Alderwood).

Please note: Accompanying adults are charged $4.25 All meals must be eaten onsite in the Shuksan cafeteria and “to go” options are not available. Dinner will not be served on the following Thursdays that are middle school early dismissal days: Nov. 27, (Wed.), Dec. 12, Feb. 6, March 5, April 30.

The after-school dinner program is sponsored by the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

For more information, contact Food Services for Bellingham Public Schools.

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