Raider Record

February 7, 2020

Music Students Headed to State!

It has been a busy winter for the music department. In addition to preparing for a department-wide trip to Disneyland for spring break, many students from the BHS music department participated in the annual San Juan Music Educator’s Association Solo & Ensemble contest on January 25th at Sehome High School. The following musicians placed or won their categories. Winners will be going to the State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Ellensburg the last weekend in April:

Choir Students

· Audrey Fry - Soprano Winner

· Lola Russo - Soprano 1st Alternate

· Logan Foy - Tenor Winner

· Max Suwarno - Tenor 1st Alternate

· Brody Buck - Baritone Winner

· Ben Ritchie - Bass Winner

· Lolo Duet with Lola Russo and Logan Foy - Mixed Small Vocal Ensemble Winner

· Showstoppers - Mixed Large Vocal Ensemble Winner

Band Students

· Leigh Hjelmseth - flute 1st alternate

· Katie Beecham - Clarinet 2nd alternate

· Ashley Grinstead - soprano sax 2nd alternate

· Olivia Grendan - Tenor sax winner

· Susan 2.0 - large woodwind ensemble 1st alternate

· BHS flute duet - small woodwind ensemble 2nd alternate

· Braden Brask - trumpet 1st alternate

· Marimba Duet #1 - small percussion ensemble 1st alternate

Orchestra Students

· Chamber Orchestra 1 - Large String ensemble 1st Alternate

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Weekly Bulletin

Check out what's happening this week @ BHS.

"Here Too - WWU" - Coming to BHS!

Western’s Department of Theatre and Dance will perform HereToo-WWU: Stories of Gun Violence, Stories of Youth Activism at BHS on Sunday, February 9th at 7:30pm in the theatre. High school students are free; adults are $10 at the door. A West Coast premiere, HereToo-WWU is part of a national theatre project aimed at amplifying the voices of young activists striving to end gun violence in our schools.

Red Raider PTSA Meeting on Thurs., Feb. 13

The next Red Raider PTSA Meeting is Thursday, February 13th at 6:45 PM in the staff lounge.

Show the students and teachers some pre-Valentine’s Day love by joining us! Who knows, there might be chocolate!

  1. Mark your calendar and get involved
  2. Share your vision for the Red Raider PTSA
  3. Imagine building a strong family community to match the incredible school spirit of our students!
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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

Scholarship Season is Here!!

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

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.

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