Red Raider Alert

March 22, 2019

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

We are so pleased to participate in the district’s efforts to bring equity, diversity, and inclusion to the forefront of our work. Ensuring that each BHS student is welcomed, valued, respected, and loved for their uniqueness is paramount to our staff. In “Red Raider language”, our Collective Commitments emphasize that we treat all individuals with dignity and respect.

We continue to honor and support different groups in our school and community through a variety of activities. Most recently, our library has created amazing book displays for February’s Black History Month and March’s Women’s History Month, and our English 9 and 10 classes are choosing books from an expanded reading list representing diverse viewpoints and experiences.

Our students play an important role in our schoolwide learning. Approximately twenty BHS students and three staff members recently participated in the Big Consent Event sponsored by the Bellingham-Whatcom Commission against Domestic Violence and are planning an educational event for our Raider family. Our La Chispa club at BHS is hosting their second district-wide Baile con Ritmo dance Friday evening (3/22), offering free salsa lessons to interested individuals. In April, our Queer Straight Alliance club is presenting to our staff as part of our professional development. We continue to seek ways to celebrate the rich and unique characteristics of our community.

It’s great to be a Red Raider!

Linda Wise Miller, BHS Principal

Remembering Butch Mullins

By now, you have probably heard that we experienced a loss in our community this week. Butch Mullins made a positive and lasting impression on our Bellingham family, and he will be greatly missed by all. As a student, football player, wrestler, and track & field athlete, Butch touched the lives of many teammates, classmates, and friends.

BHS teacher and parent, Kristin O'Malley: "I will forever be thankful for Butch and the impact he had on my family’s life. My freshman son was a lineman with Butch this fall, and Butch was a strong mentor and role model- welcoming and encouraging. This semester in my class, Butch and I had wonderful conversations about many things and he always wanted to know how my son was doing. Butch is truly missed."

His death is not only impacting students and staff, but his sister attends Bellingham and his mom is our gymnastics coach.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the Mullins family and friends.

Memorial Service Information

If your student needs any support or assistance, please encourage them to visit our counseling center.

Youth Apprentice Night! - March 26, 5:30-7 pm @ Options HS

Bellingham Sports Report

Friday (3/15)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Bellingham 5 - Burlington-Edison 2

Girls Tennis (JV): Bellingham 4 - Burlington-Edison 3

Saturday (3/16)

Baseball (Varsity): River Ridge 6 - Bellingham 0

Boys Soccer (Varsity): Marysville-PIlchuck 5 - Bellingham 0

Boys Soccer (JV): Bellingham 4 - Marysville-PIlchuck 3

Monday (3/18)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Sehome 5 - Bellingham 2

Girls Tennis (JV): Bellingham 4 - Sehome 3

Boys Soccer (Varsity): Bellingham 6 - Ferndale 0

Boys Soccer (JV): Bellingham 8 - Ferndale 0

Tuesday (3/19)

Boys Golf (Varsity): BHS placed 4th out of 7 teams in our first league match.

Freshman Thomas Mathews shot a 90 in his first varsity league match!

Baseball (Varsity): Sehome 16 - Bellingham 2

Wednesday (3/20)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Bellingham 6 - Squalicum 1

Girls Tennis (JV): Bellingham 4 - Squalicum 3

Baseball (Varsity): Bellingham 7 - Lakewood 6

Boys Soccer (C): Bellingham 1 - Burlington Edison 0

Boys Lacrosse (Club): Bellingham 16 - Sehome 15

Girls Golf (Varsity): Senior Jada French led the Red Raiders to a first place team finish. Jada finished 2nd overall in the tournament followed by Sophomore Natalie Frank in 3rd; Junior Milan Haley finished in 4th, while Senior Sophia Schmidt and freshman Kaycee French tied for 5th.

Thursday (3/21)

Boys Golf (Varsity): Bellingham placed 3rd

Boys Soccer (Varsity): Bellingham 6 - Lakewood 1

Boys Soccer (JV): Bellingham 9 - Lakewood 2

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PTSA Fundraising Report

Dear Red Raider Families,

The Bellingham High School PTSA wrapped up the 2018 - 2019 Direct Ask Fundraising Appeal this past Sunday. Thank you all for your generous donations! We raised just under $8000.00 or 40% of our goal. We are grateful for all of those students who returned fundraising envelopes and those families who donated via PayPal. If your student’s envelope has just been unearthed from deep in a backpack or it slipped your mind to donate online, we will gratefully continue accepting donations in either form! See our PTSA webpage or donate via PayPal. Donation receipts will be sent via email. Thank you for your continued support of BHS students and teachers!

The Red Raider PTSA