Raider Record

December 18, 2020

Get involved in 2021!

Hello BHS Community,


It's not too late to sign up for clubs and sports! Many of our groups are currently meeting in various ways. Students are encouraged to get connected with their friends, coaches, and advisors. For sports, once a student signs up online via Final Forms (link below), they can get updates and notifications from their coach. Many of our teams hosted outdoor workouts this fall and plan to do the same when we return in January.


Final Forms: https://bellingham-wa.finalforms.com/students


Many of our clubs are still active and meeting online. Now would be a great time to check them out. Use the link below to contact the advisor for meeting details.


Club info page: https://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/activities/clubs/


Great things can happen in 2021. All are welcome!


Chad Larsen

Athletics/Activities

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Participa en el año 2021!

Estimada comunidad de BHS,


¡No es tarde para inscribirse en los clubes o deportes!

Muchos de nuestros grupos se están reuniendo actualmente en diversas formas. Los animamos a que se conecten con sus amigos, entrenadores y asesores de los deportes. Una vez que un estudiante se registra en línea a través delos formularios finales (enlace a continuación), puede recibir actualizaciones y notificaciones de su entrenador. Muchos de nuestros equipos organizaron entrenamientos al aire libre este otoño y se planea hacer lo mismo cuando regresemos en enero.


Formularios finales: https://bellingham-wa.finalforms.com/students


Muchos de nuestros clubes todavía están activos y se reúnen en línea. Ahora es un buen momento para probarlos. Utilice el enlace a continuación para ponerse en contacto con el asesor y obtener los detalles de las reuniones.


Página de información del club: https://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/activities/clubs/

Grandes cosas pueden suceder en el año 2021. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!


Chad Larsen

Atletismo / Actividades

This Week in BHS Video

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The Red Raider PTSA Fall of Thanks Campaign raised over $5,200 in support of BHS students and teachers. Your generosity allows teachers and administrators to meet students' needs at the classroom and individual level. Your financial support enhances our BHS Community and is deeply appreciated. On behalf of BHS students and teachers, the PTSA Board thanks you for your support.

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BHS Student Technology Support

Mr. Bachmeier and Mr. Balsiger meet every afternoon to look at this form and help support students with their on-line learning. If you need replacement parts, see below.

District Technology Request

The district educational technology department works tirelessly to make sure your technology is up and running. If you need any hardware or replacement parts, please click this link and they will get back to you as soon as possible.

Senior Scholarship Opportunity

In conjunction with the WIAA, the Dairy Farmers of Washington and Gesa Credit Union proudly present the Smart Choices Scholarship Program. This annual program awards two (2) $5,000 scholarships and eight (8) $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers.

COVID-19 Resources

  • State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline is a general information line related to COVID-19. If you need information or have a general question, call 1-800-525-0127 or text 211-211 for help. You can also text the word “Coronavirus” to 211-211 to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on COVID-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more.

  • Washington Listens helps people manage stress and anxiety they may be experiencing because of COVID-19. If you or anyone you know is having difficulties managing stress, call the Washington Listens support line at 1-833-681-0211. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. TTY and language access services are available by using 7-1-1 or their preferred method. Resources and self-help tips are available on walistens.org.

Career and Community Events

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Washington College Grant

More Students Are Now Eligible for the Washington College Grant


The new Washington College Grant (WCG) gives more money to more students for more kinds of education after high school. Whatever you want to do next—from welding to nursing, from English to computer science—WCG can help you pay for college and training.


Washington College Grant can help you access many types of education and training:

  • Public and private colleges and universities
  • Workforce and training programs
  • Approved apprenticeship programs

WCG is not reserved for valedictorians or athletes. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you have money waiting for you. An eligible student from a family of four making up to around $97,000 per year can receive some money for their education.


Amounts vary based on income, family size, and the school or program attended. Students and families can use the financial aid calculator to estimate their potential WCG award, but the only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to apply for financial aid. Applications for the 2021-22 academic year are now open.


Washington College Grant makes education and training beyond high school affordable. Learn more at wsac.wa.gov/WCG.

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Career Center News

Seniors complete your Student Profile for Whatcom Dollars for Scholars 2021 over winter break. This is one comprehensive application that applies to over 80 different scholarships. Local scholarships applications will open January 21. For more information contact Connie.Kelly@BellinghamSchools.org


**Scholarship High Light If you participated in any organized sports program apply for the Todd Curran Memorial Scholarship. Contact connie.Kelly@Bellinghamschools.org for more information.


The Career Center webpage has been updated.

Take a look at the new scholarship bulletin and virtual college and career events.

https://bellingham.bellinghamschools.org/students/career-center/