January 31, 2020
Science Courses for 2020-2021 and Beyond
Over the next couple of weeks, students will begin the process of registering for classes for their next academic year. The expected course sequence for students is biology, a chemistry, and a physics class. We feel strongly that exposure to all three domains will help them to develop their critical thinking skills, and best prepares students to understand the challenges their generation will face. In the science department, we continue to work towards transitioning into our new set of state standards, and for this next year, are encouraging students to consider taking the Advanced Placement course in physics for their first year physics class if math ability and interest align. Currently, in addition to first year courses and Advanced Placement courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science we offer a variety of enticing science electives that are often cross credited with the Career and Technical Education requirements for graduation. These courses include Ocean Science and Forensics (CTE cross credited). Science teachers will be discussing course choices with students over the next two weeks. Parents and students are encouraged to discuss choices with science teachers if questions arise.
BHS Hosts 2020 ROBO-BASH
50 teams comprised of 120-150 students from across Western Washington and British Columbia competed at the 2020 ROBO-BASH. A big thank you goes out to our supportive volunteer army of staff, students and community members for making it happen. After five hours of qualification matches, six BHS teams qualified for the final elimination tournament. Team 98225F of Thomas Tran and Fischer Brunzell placed ninth overall against the best robots in the region. (Picture: Team 98225B - Oliver Wermus and Michael Alvarado)
Darcie and Kaylee Gardner headed to the BHS Athletic Hall of Fame
BHS Athletic Hall of Fame - 2020 Induction Ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 1
BHS Students qualify for State Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Competition
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 wsac.wa.gov/pathways.
Scholarship Season is Here!!
* Come to a Scholarship Workshop
Tuesday, February 4th 10:00am
Raideraide in the CC
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:
- Washington State Opportunity Grant
- 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
The NW Youth Corps will be at BHS sign up to attend.
February 7th Friday 9:55 (Raideraide) Come to the Career Center to sign up to attend
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.