Addressing Poverty through Integrated Student Supports

A wrap-around approach like Integrated Student Supports can address poverty in our communities and schools. With an evidence-based model, dedicated professionals, and targeted services, providers of Integrated Student Supports like Communities In Schools are helping communities across the country overcome the obstacles associated with poverty by surrounding students with communities of support, empowering them to […]

Communities In Schools is Hiring in Mount Vernon

Communities In Schools of Whatcom County is supporting expansion of services into the Mount Vernon School District. At this time, we are seeking a qualified candidate to fill a school based site coordinator position at LaVenture Middle School. More information available here.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) passes!

Communities In Schools (CIS), the nation’s largest and most effective dropout prevention organization, today praised the Senate for joining the House of Representatives in passing the Every Student Succeeds Act, a major bipartisan overhaul of the nation’s federal education law. Among the most important measures in the new law is a framework allowing local communities […]

Go! Red Raiders! R-A-I-D-E-R-S!”

There is a very supportive community here at BHS, and I learned that quickly coming in on my first year as Site Coordinator.

From a Site Coordinator

This is my second year at Shuksan Middle School and we are off to a great start! This second year has been wonderful! Last year was building relationships and trust with students, this year meant I was able to jump in with programs, activities and check in with students’ on a regular basis without having […]

Race for Education October 4th

Just less than two weeks to go until the Race for Education on October 4th. The sixth running of the popular race will be crowded, fun and-as usual-there will be lots of prizes. The scenic route starts and finishes at Civic Field and this year there will be chip timing by the Lakewood Sports Booster […]

Peer Mentoring Matches Climb High

This year’s program got off to a fast start when 24 students spent Friday September 19th at The Firs portable challenge and high-ropes course. Two CIS site coordinators took 24 students for a day of personal challenge. At the end of a tired day there were positive stories to take away. According to Ashley Geleynce, […]

Improv for Education Starting December 5th in Nooksack Valley

Contact Leslie Dykstra at Leslie.Dykstra@nv.k12.wa.us to get involved with Communities In Schools at Nooksack Vally High School.  This program takes place at Nooksack High and Options High School in Bellingham.  Watch the video below to learn more.    

Shuksan Middle School Student Wins Race for Education

After weeks of rain the weather cleared for the Whatcom County Race for Education on October 12th.  Volunteers were up early, setting up cones, chalking the course and drinking lots of coffee.  More than 200 racers enjoyed the scenic course and 15 received raffle prizes handed out by Bellingham Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Baker. More […]