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Local teachers earn national board certifications

WHATCOM — Several local school districts had teachers earn their national board certifications in 2014, including Lynden with four new certifications, Mount Baker with three and Nooksack Valley with ...

New Western nursing program graduates first class of 24

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University’s first cohort of RN-to-BSN students received their degrees at a fall graduation ceremony on Saturday morning, Dec. 13, in Carver Gym. The group of 24 is ...

Lynden ‘leaning toward’ bond

LYNDEN — The Lynden School Board had a lively discussion at its Thursday evening board meeting on the future of school facilities and what a potential construction bond might look like. “They didn’t ...

Lynden Christian students fill four vehicles with food

LYNDEN -— Just before Thanksgiving, Lynden Christian School students collected over 11,000 pounds of food — enough to fill two mini-buses and two vans — for the Project Hope Food Bank. The food drive ...

GET college pre-pay program in sign-up period

OLYMPIA — The enrollment period for Washington’s Guaranteed Education Tuition program opened Nov. 1 and continues through May 31, 2015. The program provides an opportunity for families with young children ...

Bellingham Tech. president retiring

BELLINGHAM — Patricia McKeown, Bellingham Technical College’s president for the past five years, has announced her plans to retire at the end of June 2015. In all, McKeown’s career at BTC spans more ...

Lynden Christian students fill four vehicles with food

LYNDEN -— Just before Thanksgiving, Lynden Christian School students collected over 11,000 pounds of food — enough to fill two mini-buses and two vans — for the Project Hope Food Bank. The food drive ...

Granting some Winter Wishes

LAUREL — “Leadership as service” is an important theme in the Meridian High School leadership class, and one that teacher Patrick Ames definitely chooses to emphasize. “When I started three years ...

Two Schools of Distinction

WHATCOM — Lynden and Meridian middle schools have been listed as Schools of Distinction by the Center for Educational Effectiveness. The award recognizes schools that rank in the top 5 percent in Washington ...

School board considers facilities

LYNDEN -— Public school board members received a pair of recommendations for new school buildings from a Facilities Committee last week, but took no action. Superintendent Jim Frey, who chaired the committee, ...