Windward High School Senior Jesus Morales was honored as Ferndale Kiwanis January Student of the Month.
This year, Jesus serves as ASB Pesident of Windward High. Also, since his freshman year he has worked with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) doing water quality testing. The testing helps find the causes of low salmon population in our streams and develop a plan to make streams healthier. This summer he worked as in intern, along side students from Seoul Korea, at Western Washington University. This past fall, he helped to create and lead a summit about teen dating violence prevention. Eleven local schools attended and about 150 high school students attended the summit called “Our Gender Revolution.”
Jesus notes the most influential person in his life is little sister Georgia. “She looks to me as her strong big brother. I need to be a role model for her and create a path for her to follow. I want her to be the best and not go through what I experienced and the troubles I have faced. I want her to be strong, driven, independent and confident. I strive to be better for her,” Jesus said.
Currently, Jesus is receiving “A” grades in all school subjects. Following high school, Jesus hopes to attend Northwest Indian College to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. Then he would like to pursue a Master’s Degree in zoology. After college, he would like to join the Peace Corps or the U.S. Army to become an Army Ranger.
Congratulations, Jesus! We are proud of you and what you have accomplished!
For more information:
Windward High School Teacher Melissa Engels, 360.383.9289, email@example.com
Director of Communications Tammy Bengen, 383.9207, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ag Science Students Pilot Doggie Daycare Program with The Alternative Human Society
Ferndale High School's Ag Science class has been working with the Alternative Humane Society this spring to find homes for dogs from all over the United States. Through dedicated volunteers, dogs are flown in from around the country to Bellingham. From there, the dogs are examined and put up for adoption. The latest adoption event was held Saturday, March 25 at Bellingham Pet Supply.
Members of the school's Ag Science class help socialize, potty train and command train the dogs. This year eight dogs participated in this pilot program. Thank you to Ag Science Teacher Tony Torretta and students for caring about some of our four-legged friends.
Last year over 400 dogs were rescued and paired up with owners in new homes.
Looking for Employment? Come and visit with us at two job fairs this Wednesday, March 29.
Worksource Whatcom's Spring Job Fair St. Luke's Community Health Center 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham 10:30AM-1:00PM, Veterans have early access from 10:00-10:30AM The fair is host to up to 50 different businesses seeking to hire new workers. Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with representatives who may interview on the spot or take an on-line application. More information at www.worksourcewa.com
Washington Educator Career Fair Tacoma Dome, Booth 122 2727 E. "D" Street, Tacoma 9:00AM-3:00PM This event is for certificated (teaching and specialists) individuals seeking employment in special education and general education. Teacher candidates and job seekers can find more information at www.wspa.net/washington-educator-career-fairs.
Ferndale Schools has the following employment opportunities available. Apply at ferndalesd.org/human-resources/employment/ •Emergency Substitute Teachers •Nurse •Substitute Nurse •Occupational Therapist (2) •School Psychologist •School Language Pathologist •Special Education Teacher—Extended School Year •Summer School Nurse •Teacher for the Blind/Visually Impaired •Director of Maintenance and Facilities •Director of Transportation •Assistant Grounds Worker •Summer Grounds Worker (2) Summer Maintenance/Grounds Worker •Paraeducator—Life Skills •Paraeducator—Extended School Year •Paraeducators—multiple locations for 2017-2018 •Native Student Service Provider •Administrative Assistant for 2017-2018 •Substitute Bus Drivers •Substitute Administrative Assistants •Substitute Custodians •Substitute Food Service Workers •Substitute Paraeducators ... See MoreSee Less
Fun at the Festival of Arts, Culture and Family We Honored, Celebrated and Embraced Our Diverse Community
Thank you to our community who helped us celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds! Last Friday, we ended the week on a joyous note at our evening Festival of Arts, Culture and Family.
We learned to dance, drum and play stick games. We heard readings based on works by Martin Luther King, Jr. We learned how the Lummi Nation fishermen cast their nets. We enjoyed delicious treats including specialties from Latin America, Ukraine and Norway. And there were take home projects of painted tiles, Lummi reed roses and Campfire bookmarks.
Thank you to our performers for showcasing their many talents: •Lummi Blackhawk Dancers •Bob Storms, Jazz Player •Clan Heather Scottish Dancers •Swil Kanim, Violin Player and Storyteller •Chicas Reinas Dancers •Ferndale High School Drum Line •Tim Smith, Square Dance Caller
Today Beach School Starts Two Hours Late Today at 10:10am Technology Advisory 6:00pm, District Office CANCELLED Multicultural Advisory 6:00pm, Central School CANCELLED Vista/Horizon Orchestra Festival Concert 7:00pm Screenagers 6:30pm, Ferndale High School Auditorium
Tuesday Skyline Assembly Chinese Acrobats Ferndale High Screenagers Assembly 8:45am and 10:00am Cascadia Gr. 3 (Anderson) to Whatcom Museum Eagleridge Reader's Theater 3:30pm Eagleridge BAAY Art 3:30pm Ferndale High Running Start Information Night for Sophomores and Juniors 6:30pm School Board Meeting 7:00pm, Vista Middle Library
Wednesday San Juan Music Educators' Association Middle School Orchestra Large Group Festival Cascadia Chess Club 8:00am Vista STEM Club 2:30pm Cascadia Grs. 4 & 5 Choir 3:30pm Eagleridge Chess Club 3:30pm
Thursday Windward at Rotary Career Fair, Bellingham Technical College Vista After School Study 2:30pm Vista Girls' Robotics Club 2:30pm Eagleridge Fitness Club 3:30pm Eagleridge Orchestra 3:30pm Eagleride Art Walk 6:30pm Ferndale High Talons a cappella Cares Concert 7:00pm
Friday K-12 Early Dismissal Beach Elementary 11:50AM Cascadia, Central, Custer, Eagleridge and Skyline Elementaries 1:00PM Horizon Middle 11:13AM Vista Middle 11:10AM Ferndale High 11:00AM Windward High 10:45AM Central Pajama Day Central Citizenship Awards Assembly 9:15am Eagleridge Orca Assembly 9:45am Custer Spirit Assembly 10:00am ... See MoreSee Less