Raider Record

April 10, 2020

Dealing With Loss

The BHS Counseling Department shared this message from the Washington State Department of Health:

The U.S. Surgeon General warned yesterday that this week is “going to be the hardest moment for many Americans in their entire lives.” With nearly 10,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States reported already, we know that we will see many more cases and many more deaths in the coming days. We are experiencing terrible loss on a large scale, we are grieving loved ones lost, and we are scared for the health and safety of many others.

We are also experiencing other kinds of loss in our lives. We have canceled or postponed major life events, like weddings and funerals. We have lost jobs. We have missed milestones, like prom, birthday parties, and, soon, graduations. We’re missing important family traditions like Easter or Passover celebrations. We’re missing Spring Break camping trips, trips to see the tulips, vacations. We’re losing money. We’ve canceled plans. We’ve trained for months for athletic events that have been canceled. We looked forward to concerts that aren’t happening. We miss seeing grandkids and grandparents, friends and family. We miss the rhythm of our days and weeks. We miss eating at restaurants, going to the movies, kids’ sports practice and games. We miss comforting routines. We miss that favorite mug we left at work. Any one of these losses would be disappointing, but we are experiencing them all at once.


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BHS - This Week in Video

Here is today’s Red Raider Report:

Also, here are the other videos pushed out this week on Instagram and Facebook:

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine! Have a great weekend!

Q: How do students return library books, textbooks, and/or computers?

A: We will continue with remote learning until June, and by then we will have more information about how students return books and computers to the school.

Please stay tuned to school communications (email, school messenger calls, Raider Record Weekly Newsletter, etc.) for details about computer and/or book returns.

Keep on reading,

Mr. Bachmeier

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Dear Red Raiders,

Students can access FREE eBooks and Audiobooks via the Libby app. Here’s how: Libby Set Up and Libby Tips.

Need help? Email Mr. Bachmeier, and I will help you get connected.

Keep on reading,

Mr. Bachmeier

PS: This Connect-ED program is a partnership between the Bellingham School District and the Bellingham Public Library. Program overview:

  • Each student will have a limited-use public library account. This means they can check out two physical items from any public library in Whatcom County, and have full access to digital resources, including ebooks and eaudiobooks.
  • There will not be a physical library card issued. The student’s barcode is the letters “BE” followed by their 10 digit student ID.
  • The pin is 1234
  • To download ebooks or eaudiobooks, use the Libby app.

Find answers to FAQs at

Career and Community Events

The Scholarship Bulletin is updated. Take a look!

On the BHS web site. 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

Apply 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.

Email Connie Kelly with questions...