Roosevelt teacher gives us a glimpse into lessons of the heart

Roosevelt teacher gives us a glimpse into lessons of the heart

Roosevelt Elementary School teacher Jackie Brown calls it “the face of trauma” when a student enters her classroom with a complicated family life and sometimes devastating childhood experiences. Over the course of her 28 years of teaching, she has witnessed countless students showing up to school and fighting for hope in spite of their adverse… Continue Reading Roosevelt teacher gives us a glimpse into lessons of the heart

Sehome Unified Soccer player makes Team USA

Sehome Unified Soccer player makes Team USA

Sehome High School graduate and Unified Soccer player Evan Kaptinski earned a spot on Team USA for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi next March. Evan is one of 20 players on Team USA. He will train throughout the fall, traveling to Seattle for practices as well as to the Special Olympics… Continue Reading Sehome Unified Soccer player makes Team USA

Garden-to-Cafeteria produce served on salad bars after Slow Food USA spring visit

Garden-to-Cafeteria produce served on salad bars after Slow Food USA spring visit

Last school year, Bellingham Public Schools was selected to participate in a garden-to-cafeteria pilot program through Slow Foods USA along with three other districts nationwide. Andrew Nowak, director of the National School Garden Program of Slow Food USA, visited Whatcom Middle School and their school garden in the spring to review a draft of the… Continue Reading Garden-to-Cafeteria produce served on salad bars after Slow Food USA spring visit

Whatcom Middle School students finish fourth in national competition

Whatcom Middle School students finish fourth in national competition

Whatcom Middle School seventh grade students Luka Sanders and Luke Schlegel attended the Technology Student Association (TSA) national conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. The conference included competitions in an array of events. In the Junior Solar Sprint (JSS), the Whatcom team finished in fourth place nationally from among seventy solar cars from across the country, and even one from Japan. Luke… Continue Reading Whatcom Middle School students finish fourth in national competition

New volunteer and visitor management system designed to strengthen safety and security in Arlington schools

New volunteer and visitor management system designed to strengthen safety and security in Arlington schools

Arlington Public Schools is using a new visitor management system called SafeVisitor Solutions. Visitor management systems strengthen safety and security in schools by conducting an instant background check on all visitors, creating an electronic visitor log, and streamlining the volunteer approval process. Eagle Creek Elementary and Haller Middle School will be the first schools to… Continue Reading New volunteer and visitor management system designed to strengthen safety and security in Arlington schools

Evergreen School District Foundation Recognized for Support of Housing Stability Fund

Evergreen School District Foundation Recognized for Support of Housing Stability Fund

The Evergreen School District Foundation (ESDF) was recently recognized at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington. Representative from the ESDF and Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) Superintendent Dr. John Steach were presented with an honorable mention in the Collaboration Award category for support of the Housing Stability Fund – a partnership with the Council for the Homeless (CFTH), Cascade Presbyterian Church… Continue Reading Evergreen School District Foundation Recognized for Support of Housing Stability Fund

Post Middle School students experience history at Arlington 9/11 Memorial

Post Middle School students experience history at Arlington 9/11 Memorial

It’s been 17 years but for many first responders the 9/11 terrorist attacks are as fresh as if they happened yesterday, and the stories of the heroes that day are as impactful today as there were on Sept. 11, 2001. This is what firefighters at Station 46 hope Post Middle School eighth-graders take away from… Continue Reading Post Middle School students experience history at Arlington 9/11 Memorial