Raider Record

May 22, 2020

Cap and Gown Celebration Details for Seniors

Hello Seniors,

Here are some VERY important things to know before this Wednesday's Cap and Gown Celebration:

  • Attendance is optional. If you will not be able to attend, we will send you your materials.
  • For those traveling in cars, please arrive at the following times (by last name).
    • 1:00 A-D
    • 1:30 E-K
    • 2:00 L-Q
    • 2:30 R-Z
    • 2:45 Non cars: On foot, bike, skateboard, etc.
  • Please wear a cloth mask or face covering
  • To avoid a traffic jam, please arrive traveling east to west on Ohio St.
  • Turn right into the bus loop from Ohio St.
  • For easy identification, please arrive with your name on your windshield or a sign on your passenger dash.
  • If possible, have a family member drive so that you can be in the passenger seat to step out to collect your supplies.
  • To avoid group gatherings, please head home after collecting your materials.
  • When leaving the parking lot, please turn right (west) onto Ohio St.

See you on the 27th!

Chad Larsen

PS: Click here for Cap and Gown + Graduation Details

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BHS - This Week in Video

Check out today's Red Raider Report:

Other video highlighted this week:

WE [bellinghome] BHS:

it's okay to not be okay:

WE [basketball] BHS:

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Teacher Office Hours - Spring 2020

Students: Do you have questions for your teachers? Get answers during office hours via email, Teams, or Zoom. Teachers are available at set hours each week to answer questions and support students in real time.

View the schedule.

Voter Registration Information for Students and Families

Are you 18? Have you registered to vote?

Are you 17? Is your birthday on or before November 3, 2020? Have you registered to vote?

The League of Women Voters encourages all Bellingham High School students to register and to VOTE!

Are you 16? Did you know that through the Future Voter Program, you can register as a future voter, and your registration will automatically take effect when you turn 18?

Student Technology Help Desk - Office Hour

Students: Need help troubleshooting educational technology in this era of distance learning? Complete this Form and we'll invite you to join us at the Student Technology Help Desk at 4 pm on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Balsiger, Mr. Bachmeier, and a group of experienced BHS Technology Help Desk students will be available to help answer your technology questions in real time.

Masonic Education Council of Whatcom County Awards Scholarship

Every year the Masonic Education Council of Whatcom County considers scholarship applications from High School Juniors. They select 10 finalists from each high school and honor them with a certificate and their names will be engraved on a plaque in the main office. Finalists have demonstrated academic excellence, dedication to community service, and a determination to change the world for the better. Our top finalist was awarded a $1000 scholarship.

Margaret Burgess - Winner $1,000


  • Bay Gregory
  • Samuel Coble
  • Julia Heywood
  • Rose Horan
  • Sage Jacobs
  • Riley Knies
  • Phoebe McNair-Luxon
  • Alexa Mee
  • Nigel Naylor

Congratulations, we are proud of you all!

Community Food and Supply Drive

Whatcom County Covid19 Community Helpers is sponsoring a Food and Supply Drive on Saturday, May 23 from 10 AM – 12 PM at 4 different drop off locations. The Bellingham Public Schools Family Resource Center is one of many recipients. Please see the website for specific lists of food and supplies. The Red Raider PTSA thanks you for your continued and generous support of our community during this time of great need.

Free Audiobooks for Students and "Book Talks with Bach"

Students can sign up for SYNC and recieve two FREE audiobooks each week from now through the end of summer 2020.

Stuck at home with time on your hands? Looking for a good book to read?

Check out "Book Talks with Bach" for Mr. Bachmeier's latest book reviews and recommendations. Students and staff can even sign in with their school email account to post their own book reviews! Who will be the first to post a review?

Check out weekly wellness tips from Bellingham Public Schools

On Wellness Wednesdays, new activities and tips are shared to promote wellness and self-care among our staff and families.

We call these the Big 4 for Wellness because they include the four categories of mental/emotional health, physical activity, social connection and personal reflection. The current tips include using a pomodoro timer to remember to take breaks and information about the daily mile!

Follow the weekly posts on Facebook or Instagram or visit!

#Bhamselfcare #BPSBig4

Career and Community Events

May is Career Connected Learning Month!

Explore Washington Careers in Online Discussion Series for Students

May is Career Connected Learning Month in Washington. Every school day at 3:30 PM, students can go to CareerConnect@Home and hear from people doing different types of jobs in our state.

Imagine your future at leading organizations like Seattle Children's Hospital, public radio station KUOW, Spokane's Avista energy company, superfast superstar Mod Pizza, and more. Learn about companies and careers linked to each weekly theme:

  • May 26-29: Education, Health Care & Government

Head over to CareerConnect@Home to find out what the lineup is each day and join the conversation! Follow or ask questions on Instagram.

Career Center News

Look at the the Scholarship Bulletin Some deadlines have been extended and scholarship offers for all grade levels are now included.

Take a Virtual College Tour!

There are new student resources on the Career Center web page.

Questions? I am still here for you.


The Northwest Youth Corps is recruiting mostly high school students 16+ for Summer paid internships programs. They are taking applications through their website at, the link attached will allow students to register an account, then apply.