Raider Record

November 15, 2019

Cooking, computers and costumes…oh my!

Career and Technical Education (CTE) classes are thriving at BHS. With nearly 30 course options, students are provided with opportunities to explore careers in business, computer technology, robotics, theater tech, engineering, culinary arts, psychology, education, sports medicine and visual communications. CTE courses provide students with career goal planning, on the job training and leadership skills through hands-on education and training. Students are encouraged to explore career pathways based on their interests and in some cases can even earn both high school and college credit.

If you’re interested in learning more, consider attending the Career and Technical Student Organization Showcase Monday, December 9 at Bellingham High School from 6:30-8pm. CTE offerings have grown significantly over the last few years and this event will showcase student clubs, activities and classes that maximize student’s exceptional skills, attitudes and experiences. We hope to see you there!

Heather Steele - CTE Teacher

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Weekly Bulletin

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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.

BHS Career Center

Donations Show Appreciation

Thank you to those who generously donated to the 2019 - 2020 Red Raider PTSA Fund. We raised $8213.00 of our $10,000 goal. It’s never too late to help support the students and teachers at BHS! Go old school and place a check in the envelope or donate today via Paypal.

100% of your contributions directly support BHS students!

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How are we doing?

Hello Raider families, this is BHS Asst. Principal Chris Carlson. Every year, Bellingham Public Schools asks all our families, all our staff, and some students in grades 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 to check in on what we’re doing well and what we can improve on.

The link below will take you to the family portion of the survey.

Bellingham Schools Family Survey

Then, using a computer or a smartphone, please complete by Friday, Nov. 22. The link is available on our website under “News.” The language of the survey is adjustable and can be taken in Punjabi, Spanish, Vietnamese or Russian. All your responses are anonymous. None of your responses are linked to you or your child.

You can also access the survey via the QR Code.

If you have any trouble getting to or taking the questionnaire, please contact our office at 360-676-6404. Thank you in advance for taking the time to assist us in learning more. We appreciate your time and hope to hear from each and every family.

Have a great weekend and thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback.


Chris Carlson

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Career and Community Events

Check out the Career Center for Scholarship and FAFSA information.

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!

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: 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.

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