Red Raider Alert

Bellingham High School - February 1, 2019

From the Princial's Office

February Happenings

Welcome to February and the start of a new semester! Students are settling into their new classes, and teachers are finishing first semester grades. Final grades will be available online next week, and printed report cards will be mailed home soon.

February is also the month in which students make choices for next year’s classes. Pre-registration activities begin with an “Elective Fair” during Raiderade next Monday and Tuesday, February 4 and 5. Students in grades 9-11 will attend four sessions of their choice to learn about various courses, while Seniors will meet in the library both days for important Senior information. On Friday students will watch a registration video, and online registration for next year’s classes will be open through March 15.

Next year’s master schedule is based on student course choices, so it is important that students thoughtfully select their classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to talk with your student about their interests and future goals as they plan for next year. Course information is available in the online catalog and through the counseling office. We also encourage you to attend our College Credit @ BHS program, next Thursday at 6:30 p.m., to learn about college credit opportunities within our BHS building.

This month offers numerous events to watch our talented Raider students through athletic events, robotics competitions, drama performances, and more. Check out our school calendar or weekly bulletin under the “Families” section of our website for details. It’s great to be a Red Raider!

Linda Wise Miller, BHS Principal

2019-2020 Calendar Published!

Plan ahead for the 2019-2020 school year with the Bellingham School District 2019-2020 Calendar.

Coach McClement - Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year!

Last Friday (1/25/19), the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Association awarded BHS Coach Bill McClement 2018 2A Girls Coach of the Year. Chad Larson, BHS Athletics/Activities Coordinator, traveled to Tacoma for the award ceremony and shared his perspective on McClement's work:

“Coach McClement is deserving of this honor because he is incredibly committed to our students, the sport and our school. He lives out our Collective Commitments. Mr. McClement not only sets high standards for his student-athletes, he also guides them through the steps they need to take, with an eye on continuous growth -to improve and compete at a high level. These steps are the same successful building blocks our students can use for life beyond BHS.”

Congratulations Coach McClement! (The Coaches Association previously recognized Coach McClement in 2012 as 2A Boys Coach of the Year and in 2008 as 2A Girls Coach of the Year.)
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Bellingham Human Rights Film Festival @ BHS Library

Wednesday, Feb. 27th, 7-9pm

2020 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Join us in the BHS Library to view and discuss films on immigration and civil rights.

Career Center News and Events

It is Scholarship…. Season Juniors and Seniors check out the CC Scholarship web page!

Whatcom Community College Scholarship

Dollars for Scholars

Elks Vocational Scholarship

Ewing C. Kelly and dozens more…..come to the CC if you need help.

Dollars for Scholars HELP Session. DFS the local scholarship will be open early February. There is a short application completion period for these scholarships. February 20 is the deadline. There will be a DFS HELP Session February 5, Tuesday during Elective Fair in the Library.

Whatcom Community College Application and Scholarship Help Session! Thursday February 14th Tanya Zargoza will be here to work with students and answer questions. All seniors interested in attending WCC are encouraged to attend. 2:45 (Raideraide) Career Center.

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.

College Mini Fair Bellingham HS March 1st 12:35pm – 1:50pm:

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

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