Red Raider Alert

February 22, 2019

Spring Sports Start on Monday (2/25)

Congratulations to Elijah Drew for winning a State Championship in diving. Tommy Whipple placed 10th and Krobin Vera placed 2nd (50 Free) and 5th (100 Back) to give the team a 10th place finish!

Also, Butch Mullins and Elijah Marquez both placed 8th at State Wrestling.

Believe it or not, Spring Sports begin on Monday… Feb 25th. Students have been encouraged to get “cleared” through the ASB and Activities offices all week to be eligible for Monday’s first practice.

BHS offers the following Spring sports:

Track and Field


Girls Tennis


Fastpitch Softball

Unified Soccer

For more information, please use this link.

For team schedules, please use this link.

Thank you,

Chad Larsen

2019 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival @ the Bellingham HS Library

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 7-9pm

2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Join us in the BHS Library to view and discuss two short films about immigration and civil rights:

7:00 pm - The Other Walla (Two Walla Walla high school students affected by immigration policy - 19 minutes.)

7:30 pm - Children of the Civil Rights (The role of children in the civil rights movement in the U.S.- 60 minutes.)

From the Science Department

It’s that time! Students are registering for classes for the 2019-20 school year. In the science department, we’re taking with students about their options. The guidelines we use were developed district-wide and will help students prepare for the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science, the statewide exam given at the end of the 11th grade.

Current 9th Graders:

Ninth graders who are currently in Biology need to take chemistry next year, choosing between Conceptual Chemistry or Quantitative Chemistry. The biggest difference between these two courses is the emphasis on mathematics, with students in Quantitative being expected to use algebra. Students who intend to take AP science courses are also recommended to take Quantitative Chemistry.

Current 10th Graders:

Students currently taking chemistry should sign up for physics, choosing between Physics and AP Physics. AP Physics utilizes more advanced math than Physics. Students who take AP Physics should have completed Algebra II.

Current 11th Graders:

We encourage current 11th graders who have already taken biology, chemistry, and physics to enroll in one or more of our many science electives, such as AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Forensics, Ocean Science and Sports Medicine.

Accelerated Options:

For students considering a career in the sciences, we encourage students to take an accelerated path by doubling up on science courses. For example, a current 9th grader could take both chemistry and physics next year, or they could take chemistry and Forensics, Ocean Science, or another science elective. A current 10th grader in chemistry could sign up for physics next year, but could also take an AP science course, for example.

Hope to see your child in our science classes!

Kimberly Davis

Science Department Co-Chair

Career Center Information and Events

Seniors going to Evergreen State College? Come to the Career Center to ask about the Regional Scholarship nomination.

There will be a Whatcom Community College Application and Financial Aid Workshop Monday February 25th during Raideraide & students should register in the Career center to attend. Whatcom Community College is extending the deadline for WCC Foundation scholarship applications to Monday, March 4th. Come to the Career Center if you need assistance .

All Military Career Information Session Tuesday March 26th during both Lunches

Whatcom Dollars for Scholars has extended their Deadline for application until Monday, February 25th. Lots of scholarships available come to the Career Center if you need assistance with your application.

College Mini Fair Bellingham HS March 1st 12:35pm – 1:50pm: Come to the Career Center to register to attend

attending reps/schools:

Central Washington University

Boise State University

University of Idaho

Salve Regina University

The University of Alabama

University of Redlands

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Verto Education

Hawaii-Pacific University

The University of Arizona

Assistance League Scholarships applications available in the CC. Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors Take a summer enrichment class over the summer and get a scholarship to pay for tuition! Take a look at the summer programs you can choose from and pick up your application in the Career Center.