Red Raider Alert

April 26, 2019

Visual Arts Update

Spring has sprung which means it’s the busiest time for the Visual Art Program at BHS! Last Friday we held the first (maybe annual) Art Marathon! During this event, we opened the Ceramics and Art rooms from 3:15pm until 10:00pm to students, families, and alumni. The turn-out was phenomenal and we heard many positive comments; one visiting alumnus who is in her 60’s, mentioned that she saw three generations making pottery, all learning from each other. Some of the incoming eight graders from WMS joined us as well as many current students and family members and several alumni, all in all it was a huge success.

In May we have our two big yearly art shows. One is the all-county art show in Lynden at the Jansen Museum, in which you can see the top art from all the Whatcom County high schools on display. The opening reception is on May 2nd, from 5:30-7:00pm and the show will run for the month, so please take the time to visit Lynden and take in the exhibit.

The second of our annual shows is for the Allied Arts Children’s Art Walk in downtown Bellingham. Bellingham High School will have the whole Hair Art Studio (next to the old city hall building) filled with art from the 2-D classes. Please come see the show either on the opening night May 3rd from 6:00-9:00pm, or anytime during the month of May.

On May 16, Ceramics 2 and Pottery Club students will be going to Design Days, an event which will be open for four days, May 13-May16. This event celebrates Western students and the design industry with a variety of guest speakers, student presentations, and workshops that are free and open to the public.

Visual arts at Bellingham is stronger than ever with our new classes such as Jewelry Making, Painting, Watercolor and Drawing! We also have a successful Art Club that meets every Wednesday after school until 4:30pm, and Pottery Club that meets every other Thursday until 4:00pm - all students are welcome whether they are currently taking art classes or not.

Lastly, if you would like to see what goes on in the classes and clubs or are curious to see some of the kids at work, please check out our Facebook group “Bellingham High School Visual Arts” and our Instagram account “Bellingham High School Arts” (bhsart).

Cathy Gersich, Magon Hamilton, and Amanda Mayers

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Healthy Technology Night

Monday, April 29th, 6-7:45pm

2015 Franklin Street

Bellingham, WA

From 6:00 – 7:00 pm join district staff and Teen Council for an overview of the healthy technology promise draft and a panel discussion about relationships in a digital age (including topics of sexting and consent). From 7:00 – 7:45 pm there will be three breakout sessions. Breakout session 1 is a continuation of the Teen Council session on relationships in a digital age. Session 2 is focused on understanding how to support students with the academic side of technology – specifically how are teachers implementing the 1:1 technology program at middle and high school, and what tools are available to parents to support student academic success. Session 3 is a broader look at raising adolescents in a digital age and will include time for parents to review and utilize recommended resources from Common Sense Media.

For more information about the event please contact Bill Palmer ( or Jessica Sankey (

Weekly Bulletin

Career Center Events

New Local Scholarships available! Parkview Elementary, Geneva Elementary, PTSA Red Raider, Columbia Elementary, BASE Scholarship for $1000, the Trans Ocean for $1000. Juniors and Seniors check out the CC Scholarship web page or stop in the Career Center to see what is available.

Going to Whatcom Community College next Fall?

Application Registration and Testing

Wednesday May 8th 1:30pm

Sign up in the Career Center to attend. Bring your laptop!

Raider Sports Report

Friday (4/19)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Bellingham 4 - Squalicum 3

(JV): Bellingham 5 - Squalicum 2

Baseball (Varsity): Burlington-Edison 4 - Bellingham 0

Boys Soccer (Varsity): Bellingham 4 - Sedro-Woolley 0

JV: Bellingham 4 - Sedro-Woolley 2

“C”: Bellingham 2 - Squalicum 1

Saturday (4/20)

Boys Lacrosse (Club): Juanita 14 - Bellingham 6

Tuesday (4/23)

Baseball (Varsity): Anacortes 10 - Bellingham 0

Boys Soccer (Varsity): Bellingham 3 - Burlington-Edison 1

JV: Bellingham 3 - Burlington-Edison 0

Boys Lacrosse (Club): Burlington-Edison 8 - Bellingham 6

Wednesday (4/24)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Bellingham 6 - Ferndale 1

(JV): Bellingham 6 - Ferndale 1

Track (Varsity): Event winners: Carmen Souza (100m, 200m, 300H); Jaden Stevenson (400m, Long Jump); Grace Much (800m); Annika Reiss (3200m); Mazy Wright (High Jump); Jacob Anderson (Pole Vault); Morgan Cavalier (Long Jump)

Soccer (C): Burlington-Edison 5 - Bellingham 0

Baseball (JV): Lynden 11 - Belllingham 0

Thursday (4/25)

Girls Tennis (Varsity): Snohomish 5 - Bellingham 2

(JV): Snohomish 5 - Bellingham 2

Baseball (Varsity): Lynden 11 - Bellingham 1

Unified Soccer: Bellingham 9 - Sedro-Woolley 3

Boys Lacrosse (Club): Sehome 10 - Bellingham 9

Friday (4/26)

Baseball (JV) vs SQHS HOME @ BHS 4:30

Boys Soccer (Varsity) vs Anacortes HOME @ BHS 5:00

(JV) vs Anacortes HOME @ Civic 7:30

Girls Tennis (Varsity) vs Lynden HOME @ BHS 4:00

(JV) vs Lynden AWAY @ LMS 4:00

Saturday (4/27)

Boys Lacrosse (Club) vs Liberty AWAY @ Liberty HS 3:00

Track (Varsity): Shoreline Invitational Meet