Raider Record

October 31, 2019

Winter Athletics @ BHS

Hello Red Raiders,

Winter athletics are starting soon. Get signed up online via Final Forms and cleared with the ASB and Activities offices before practices begin.

Also, important dates to keep in mind:

Chad Larsen - Athletics/Activities Coordinator

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Fall Feedback: Now – Nov 22.

Please set aside 5-10 minutes and help us collect important information about how our families and students experience our school: We use this confidential information to help us know what we’re doing well and what we can improve on.

Red Raider Band @ Puget Sound Festival of Bands

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Weekly Bulletin

Check out what's happening this week @ BHS.

Poverty Simulation Workshop November 7th, 6-8pm at Sehome HS (Hosted by Bellingham Public Schools Foundation)

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 6-8pm

2700 Bill McDonald Parkway

Bellingham, WA

Poverty is a reality for many students and families in our school district…but unless you’ve experienced poverty, it’s difficult to truly understand.

This event will give you a better understanding of the challenges people face when working and struggling to pay bills. Each attendee is assigned the role of a family member and they must navigate various challenges throughout the workshop. This eye opening experience raises awareness about poverty related issues in a way that inspires compassion and community action!​

Register at:

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

Career and Community Events

    The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Opened October 1. All seniors should apply. Come to the Career Center if you need assistance.

    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!
      • BTC Tour Day (Field Trip) November 5 8:30- 11:00 am
      • St. Olaf College : November 5 @ 10:30 am
      • Hawaii Pacific University : November 7 @ 9:55 am
      • 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

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    Design Your Future

    Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 5-7:30pm

    3773 East McLeod Road

    Bellingham, WA

    Career and college planning workshop set for Nov. 19

    Bellingham Public Schools will host Design Your Future, a career planning workshop, 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Squalicum High School. The evening will be an opportunity for high school students and families to begin thinking about and planning their post-high school years.

    Start the evening at 5 p.m. with pizza provided by the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation. The keynote presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. with Tanya Rojas of the Northwest Educational Service District 189 speaking on “Discovering your Passion.”

    Following the keynote presentation, three break-out sessions hosted by regional employers and higher education specialists will take place on a variety of topics. Students/families will have an opportunity to attend three breakout sessions. Sessions will include representatives from technical college/community college; DigiPen Institute of Technology; aerospace, engineering, work-based learning programs and apprenticeships; services academies, ROTC, officer training and military service alternatives; and workforce education programs/professional technical programs

    You can also visit break-outs on the ACT and SAT, understanding public college and university admissions, and becoming a college athlete

    See you at Squalicum High on Nov. 19 and start planning your future now!

    Caleb Schmotzer - NWC Cross Country Medalist

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    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.

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    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: Oct. 31, 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.