Red Raider Alert

May 31, 2019

Raider Sports Report - State Championship Edition

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Girls Track & Field Team Wins State Title!

The Bellingham Girls Track & Field team won the 2019 2A State Championship Meet. Led by seniors Annika Reiss, who won the 1600m and set a new meet record of 10:47.77 while also winning the 3200m, and Carmen Souza, who earned medals in the 100m, 400m, 4x100m, and 4x400m, the Red Raiders competed from start to finish. Ginger Mullins took 4th in the Pole Vault and Makenna Pittman ran a personal record 2:18.95 to place 6th in the 800m. Aysa Crocker, Carmen Souza, Lily Koplowitz-Fleming, and Jaden Stevenson raced to 4th in the 4x100m Relay while the 4x400m Relay team of Mazy Wright, Grace Much, Annika Reiss, and Carmen Souza capped the meet with a 7th place finish. (This is the first Track & Field title for Bellingham since the Boys team won in 1991. The last Girls team title was in 1987.)

On the Boys side, senior Ethan Johnson finished 7th in the 100m and junior Caleb Schmotzer battled injury to complete the 3200m in 10:07.98. --Coach Bachmeier

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Boys Tennis Team Wins 1st Ever Team Title!

At the Boys’ State Tennis Tournament, Owen Morrison and Colm Schaefer finished in 2nd place in doubles and Ben Grabau and Noah Giese finished in 4th place in doubles, gathering enough points to lead Bellingham High to its first ever State Team Championship in Boys’ Tennis.

Louli Ziels and Britney Butcher finished in 7th place in girls’ doubles. --Coach Chronister

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Girls Golf Takes 2nd in State!

Another successful season for the Bellingham Girls Golf team! Seniors Jada French and Sophia Schmidt helped lead the raiders to 4 top 10 finishes in 4 years (8th, 6th, 2nd, 2nd). Jada, who finished 3rd overall this season, is off to play at St. Martin’s University next season and Sophia, who finished in 6th place, will be playing up at Western. Junior, Kylie Kruhlak placed 29th overall after two days at state to capture this year’s 2nd place team trophy. Sophomore, Natalie Frank played in the first day of State and missed the day two cut by 3 shots. Junior, Milan Haley-Chavez was our district's first alternate, missing the state cut by one shot. Losing these two seniors will be difficult, but returning these up and coming players next year gives BHS a chance to continue to add to the trophy case! Go Raiders! --Coach McKay

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2019 Summer Athletics Registration & Clearance

To participate in 2019 Bellingham Summer Programs the student and parents must complete the following 2 steps, even if the athlete has “already been cleared for a sport”.

Step 1. Registration -

Students and parents must complete an “Online Registration” each year through the Skyward Family Access.

You must log in under the 1st Family’s - Parent Access login & password

Click on the “Online Forms” tab to the left of the screen and complete the Activities/Athletics Registration.

This registration will be good for the 2019-20 school year.

For assistance with your log in, contact your current school’s Registrar or Athletics Secretary: #360-676-6470

WMS Registrar: Nancy Howell: ext. 4351 WMS Athletics Secretary: Beth Pelto-Fishbeck: ext. 4348

KMS Registrar: Viry Ferreira: ext 4705 KMS Athletics Secretary: Lacey Bachman: ext 4707

SMS Registrar: Catherine Roosma ext 4860 SMS Athletics Secretary: Annalisa Fox: ext 4816

BHS Registrar: Jeanne Bach: ext 7110 BHS Athletics Secretary: Ann Vallee: ext. 7168

Step 2. Clearance -

Once you have completed the skyward online registration, the parent/student must contact the Bellingham ASB Office to be CLEARED for their individual sport and that clearance slip is then taken to the Athletic office. The Athletic Secretary will check to make sure the Online Registration is complete and that the student has a current sports physical on file.

Copies of incoming 8th grader’s physicals will be sent to Bellingham by May 15th.

Please check with your middle school secretary on your student’s current physical status.

Clearance for summer sports will TENTATIVELY start Monday, May 20th at Bellingham High School’s Athletic Office and continue until Wednesday, June 19th.

Weekly Bulletin

Happening this week @ BHS.
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BASE Awards Scholarships to BHS Seniors

Bellingham Association of School Employees union, known as BASE, awarded scholarships to graduating Bellingham High School Seniors Alexander Bonesteele and Emilyn Garfias.

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Have you purchased a yearbook? If you aren’t sure, take a look at the list posted outside the ASB Office.

If you haven’t purchased one yet, it’s not too late! With limited quantities available and nearly 75% of the yearbooks sold, don’t delay…order yours today!

Cost is $65 and can be purchased with cash or check at the ASB window, or online here:

Yearbooks will be distributed the week of June 10.

Career and Community Events

  • Bellingham Technical College Accuplacer placement test. Free to seniors. 12:30 Tuesday, June 4th registration required. Come to the Career Center for more information.
  • Seniors Please turn in your Volunteer or Community Service time sheets to Ms. Kelly as soon as possible. You will receive a letter documenting your time for colleges and recognition at graduation.
  • Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship Training Summer Camp (Updated information)
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Whatcom County Youth Pride Week includes Pride Parade and Festival on June 9

The first annual Youth Pride Week of Whatcom County will take place the first week of June, culminating on Sunday, June 9 with a Youth Pride Parade and Festival.

Whatcom Youth Pride activities throughout the week include:

  • Queer Youth Karaoke from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at the Make.Shift Art Space;
  • Screening of “The Most Dangerous Year” at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5 at the Pickford Film Center;
  • Poster-making and Parade Prep Party at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 6 at the Ground Floor at First Congregational Church;
  • Community Pride Picnic for Whatcom County LGBTQ+ youth, families and community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 8 at Squalicum Creek Park; and
  • Youth Pride Parade and Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at Bellingham High School.

The June 9 parade begins at the corner of Cornwall and Halleck near Bellingham High School. If you want to join the parade, arrive at 9:45 a.m. in the Habitat for Humanity parking lot on the corner of Cornwall and Halleck.

Adults and community members are invited to volunteer or “adopt a block” as spectators. Families of LGBTQ+ identified youth are invited to march with their children in the parade.

After the parade, all Whatcom County families and community are invited to a kid-friendly festival in the Bellingham High Commons.

Sign up to participate, volunteer or sponsor the parade today! Additional information is available at

Whatcom Youth Pride Week and the parade was made possible with a Project Neighborly grant from the Whatcom Community Foundation.