March 5, 2020
Blithe Spirit! Comes to BHS
You'll scream with laughter when you come see Noel Coward's comedic farce, Blithe Spirit! Charles holds a faux seance, accidentally calling upon his deceased wife, Elvira, but when she emerges, she plots to shake up Charles' seemingly perfect life with his current wife, Ruth.
Bellingham High School has a long tradition of showcasing our talented students through the performing arts. This tradition continues with this year’s spring play, Blithe Spirit. Our drama department, led by staff members Kelsey Glasgow and Keefe Healy, along with their many students, have worked long hours to provide this upbeat entertainment to our Raider community. Not only have the actors had to learn how to speak in British accents, but they’ve had to work their way through a very specific pace of dialogue. The crew has built a raked stage, a massive fireplace, and worked tirelessly to add in all sorts of ethereal effects to the production. They are very proud of this show and excited to share it with the community.
Another tradition at Bellingham High School is to showcase the spring play to all students during the school day. Our students will see an abbreviated version of the comedy on Wednesday, March 11th during 6th period. Performances like Blithe Spirit and sharing them with our student body very much align with the outcomes of the Bellingham Promise. It provides opportunities for students to be artists, performers and technicians. It encourages real world collaboration and teamwork and it challenges students to perform at their best to build confidence. We strongly encourage all to attend a performance over the next two weekends. The show runs beginning March 5th – 7th @ 7:00 pm with a matinee on Saturday, March 7th @ 2:00 pm. It runs again the following weekend March 12th – 14th @ 7:00 pm with a matinee on Saturday, March 14th @ 2:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. We hope to see you there!
Career and Community Events
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:
· Whatcom Women in Business
· B.A.S.E Scholarship
· Ewing C Kelly
· Scott H Carlson Memorial
· Trans Ocean
Seniors going to UW come to the Career Center to check out scholarship opportunities particular to the University of Washington.
Come to the Career Center if you have questions.
On April 6, we will open the application for our fall 2020 Career and Technical Scholarship (CTS). Incredible scholarship opportunity for students interested in pursuing high-demand trade, STEM and health care careers through a certificate, apprenticeship or associate degree program at Washington's 34 community and technical colleges.
Volunteer with Special Olympics!
Volunteering within your community is one of the best ways to learn something new, meet people and support a cause that is important to you. Whatever your motivation, check out these events and opportunities to become more involved with Special Olympic athletes.
Sundays starting March 1st - May 31st
Special Olympics SWIMMING
Swimmers of all abilities welcome to coach athletes in the pool. Also seeking social media volunteers and for Swim-A-Thon fundraiser event.
Location: Arne Hanna Pool
Email Coach Ariella @ email@example.com
Sundays starting March 8th – through April 26th
Special Olympics TRACK & FIELD
Run and coach athletes of all abilities in track and field events.
Location: Squalicum High School
Email Coach Kristy firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundays starting March 22nd through April 26th
Special Olympics SOCCER
Run drills with athletes and teach playing team defense. Some prior knowledge of soccer helpful but not a requirement.
Location: Bellingham High School
Email Coach Keith KNAJOHNSON@msn.com