Raider Record

February 14, 2020

Self-Care Tips from our Counseling Team

It is an exciting time of year in the BHS Counseling office as we have officially launched into registration season! We are aware that many students and staff are still trying to wrap-up first semester grades while transitioning to second semester. So, while we are very excited about the opportunities that students can access next year, we really want the focus of this Raider Record to be about the importance of good self-care. This Valentine’s Day, we encourage a focus on relationship and connection. While we appreciate all the good questions coming from you about graduation requirements and college admissions we hope that you and your students are practicing good self-care by:

  • · Maintaining a regular sleep schedule
  • · Eating healthy food and hydrating
  • · Making time for friends
  • · Asking for help when needed
  • · Helping others when needed
  • · Doing something you love everyday

And speaking of doing something you love, please talk to your student about choosing at least one class that you know you they will enjoy and just might exercise a different muscle in their body and brain. We have several tools and resources on our Counseling homepage that can give you more information on how to enter course requests in Skyward, what classes might earn college credit while still in high school and how some courses can help shape a great post-secondary plan:

If you’re not ready to think about next year quite yet, enjoy the photo gallery on our counseling website with our weekly therapy dog, Sophie! And THANK YOU to the PTSA for sponsoring a visit from Animals as Natural Therapy during finals week at BHS! Counselors are available for drop-in questions every day in the commons during both lunches and we encourage your students to pop by. We will have registration materials and other resources available for the next few weeks.



Gayle Copenbarger: Last names A-D

Melody Wright: Last names E-K

Valaree VanderMolen: Last names L-Q

Sharon Gilbert: Last names R-Z

Weekly Bulletin

Activities and Athletics Post-Season Updates

  • Dance took home 3 trophies from last weekend’s competition: 1st place in Military, 1st place in Kick, 3rd place in Hip-Hop. Great job!
  • Boys Swim/Dive: Districts this upcoming weekend in Anacortes. Good luck!
  • Gymnastics: Our team took 2nd place in sub-districts. Districts will be this weekend in Mukilteo.
    • Team: Cali Fellows, Mei Personius, Carley Preator, Gillian Spilker, Naomi Stelling, and Haleigh Weis
    • Haleigh Weis 3rd in vault, 2nd in Bars, 2nd in Beam, All-Around 2nd place!
    • Cali Fellows 3rd in Bars, 3rd in Beam
  • Boys Wrestling: Team took 4th place at Sub-Regionals.
    • 8 placers move on to Regionals this weekend
      • 1st place: Elijha Marquez
      • 2nd placers: Morgan Cavalier, Nigel Naylor, Matthias Murphy, Julian Donohue
      • 3rd place: Josh Perry
      • 4th place: Karson Chamberlin, Matthew Butenschoen
      • 5th place: Jace McNamara (alt)
  • Girls Basketball: Our team played at Anacortes on Wednesday. Bracket
  • Girls Wrestling: Regionals will be at Sedro-Woolley this weekend.
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Coming soon to BHS...

Dark Money - Screening @ BHS Library

Wednesday, Feb. 26th, 7pm

2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Join us for a FREE screening of Dark Money.

"DARK MONEY, a political thriller, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials."

Hosted in the BHS Library in conjunction with the 2020 Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival. All are welcome.

Career and Community Events

Think you can’t afford college? Think again!

College and career education just got a whole lot cheaper. The new Washington College Grant gives more money to more students for more kinds of education after high school. Funding is available for thousands of Washingtonians, including students from households making up $97,000 a year for a family of four.

From welding to nursing, from English to computer science—whether 18-month apprenticeship or 4-year college degree—the Washington College Grant provides more money for college or career training than ever before. Talk to your counselor and learn more at

Scholarship Season is Here!!

Look at the Scholarship Bulletin on the BHS Website. Go to the Student tab, click on the Career Center and open the scholarship link.

Applications are posted for:

· Whatcom Dollars for Scholars

· WCC Foundation Scholarship

· Barron Trades Scholarship

· Ewing C Kelly

· Juniors apply for Masonic Scholar Citizen

Assistance League Scholarship is now open for summer activities

Many more. Come to the Career Center if you have questions.

*Summer Conservation Crew Learn about this amazing opportunity!

Earn money and high school credit while gaining job skills and professional references.

Assistance League Summer Enrichment

Plan now for a summer adventure!

The Assistance League of Bellingham offers summer enrichment scholarships to high school undergraduates. If you’re interested in a summer program, in the arts, science, leadership or other educational adventures please stop in the Career Center and find out how to apply for a grant for tuition from the Enrichment Scholarship Program. Hurry in NEW deadline for application is February 21st.