Raider Record

November 27, 2019

Physical Education Opportunities at BHS

Did you know that our students at BHS have at least 10 different courses to choose from in our Physical Education Department? We, as a Physical Education staff, have worked hard to create courses that are both enjoyable, and educational, working to create a foundation of knowledge and a love for activity that will hopefully follow our students after they leave Bellingham High School. We encourage all students to take a variety of Physical Education courses while they are here at BHS. Questions? Come find a PE teacher and ask your friends about our awesome courses! An example of the opportunities awaiting BHS PE students is our Lifetime Activities Course. We just wrapped up a bowling unit at 20th Century Bowl and are now starting on a water safety and rock-climbing unit at the YMCA! We have also played golf, ridden mountain bikes on trails and around town, and learned about various activities such as Disc Golf and Ultimate Frisbee. Make sure to sign up for a PE class in the spring when choosing your courses!


  • · International Games
  • · Lifetime Activities
  • · Movement and Dance
  • · Power Training
  • · Racquet Sports
  • · Strength Interval Training
  • · Team Sports and Recreational Activities
  • · Walking & Hiking Exploration
  • · Yoga
  • · Advanced Yoga


Thank you,

Nikki Lockhart

BHS Health and Physical Education

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BHS Students Bowl in Lifetime Activities PE Class

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Weekly Bulletin

Free Event - Youth Mental Health First Aid Class

Bellingham Public Schools is hosting a free Youth Mental Health First Aid Class from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at our District Office, 1306 Dupont St.


All community members, parents and staff are invited to register and attend.

This 8-hour class is designed to teach adults how to help adolescents ages 12-18 who are experiencing mental health or addiction challenges or are in crisis. The course reviews common mental health challenges for youth and typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people both in crisis and non-crisis situations.


Space is limited and registration is required. Use this link to register for the Dec. 3 training. These courses usually fill up quickly, so register today!


Questions? Please reach out to wellness director Jessica Sankey by contacting Angie Ritchey at angela.ritchey@bellinghamschools.org or 360-676-6400; call 360-676-2787 if you have any ADA accommodation requests or requests for interpreter services.


This free event is sponsored by Whatcom County Health Department and hosted by Bellingham Public Schools.

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Fall Reading Challenge - Leaderboard

As we wrap up the final week of the Fall Reading Challenge, O’Malley’s Raiderade has taken the lead! with the Baker/Brown squad in 2nd place. Hegarty, Goodwin, and Steele round out the Top 5.


Read 20 or more minutes a day for the rest of the month and give your Raiderade a shot at Popcorn Party glory. (Any student who reads for 20 or more days in November can turn in their completed bookmark to the Library by 3:25pm on Wednesday, 12/6 to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.)


Keep on reading,

Mr. Bachmeier

Vaping Information Night

Wednesday, Dec. 11th, 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. Join us in the BHS Career Center.

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.