Red Raider Alert

May 24, 2019

Physical Education and Health Update

Greetings Red Raider Families!

“Students who participate in effective physical education, taught by certified physical education teachers, are empowered with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.” (

Benefits of Health & Physical Education to Students

  • Positive relationships with academic achievement and test scores
  • Positive association with attention, concentration and on-task behavior
  • Encourages lifetime healthy habits
  • Strategy for reducing childhood obesity
  • Reduces discipline referrals and participation in high-risk behaviors

The Washington State requirement for students to graduate is to complete 3 semesters (1.5 credits) of Physical Education and 1 semester (.5 credit) of Health Education. We are excited to offer a variety of classes to meet the needs of all students. The following classes are available for students to take in our program at Bellingham High School:

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

Please reach out to any Physical Education teacher if you have questions about the courses we offer. Have a healthy summer full of fun and fitness!

Darin Nolan

Physical Education & Health Department Chair

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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.

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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.

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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.

Career and Community Events

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Raider Sports Report

Friday (5/17)

Track (Varsity): 12 athletes qualified for the State Championship Meet including District Champions:

  • Annika Reiss – 1600m and 3200m
  • Girls 4x100m Relay team of Aysa Crocker, Carmen Souza, Lily Koplowitz-Fleming, and Jaden Stevenson.

The girls team placed 2nd in Districts. Ginger Mullins (PV), Grace Much (1600m, 3200m, 4x400m Relay), Makenna Pittman (800m, 4x400m Relay), Mazy Wright (4x400m Relay), Melissa Burke-Manwaring (4x100m Relay), Ethan Johnson (100m), and Caleb Schmotzer (3200m) also qualified for State.

Tuesday (5/21)

Girls Golf (Varsity): State Day 1: Sophia Smith 75 with a HOLE IN ONE… Jada French with a 77. Sophia is tied for 3rd, Jada is in 6th, Kylie is 25th and Natalie rounds up the group tied up at 39th.

Wednesday (5/22)

Girls Golf (Varsity): Bellingham girls team places 2nd in State Golf Tournament! Jada French (3rd), Sophia Schmidt (6th), Kylie Kruhlak (29th), and Natalie Frank combined to earn the 2nd place team trophy.

Thursday (5/23)

Track (Varsity): 2A State Championship Meet

Friday (5/24)

Track (Varsity): 2A State Championship Meet

Tennis (Girls and Boys): State Championship Tournament

Saturday (5/25):

Track (Varsity): 2A State Championship Meet

Tennis (Girls and Boys): State Championship Tournament

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