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Phenomenon Based Learning

Whatcom Intergenerational High School envisions learning as the authentic investigation of real-world phenomena that focuses ...

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We use First Peoples Principles of Learning© Jo-Anne L. Chrona, 2014, as a framework to build inclusivity, a sense of belonging, and ethic of care for all students, staff, elders, families, and community. The First Peoples Principles of Learning were ...

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School Events Calendar

 Whatcom Intergenerational High School



    Check out the student announcements created by Erik and Roy!

  • MAY

    WIHS will host a board meeting today, Thursday, May 5th at 4:15pm to 5pm. This meeting is set to dicuss the organizational structure of the school. Anyone is welcome to join.

  • INFO

    WIHS will host info sessions for prospective students and families on May 12th at 6:30pm (virtual) and May 21st at 11am (in-person). If you would like to attend, please register at the following link: HERE

  • PHBL

    WIHS 9th grader, Japneet Singh, has received the “Calene Cameron LeBeau Memorial Fund: Leading Communities Together Through Basketball” grant through Whatcom Community Foundation. Japneet is a part of the Fitness and Wellness Phenomenon Based Learning group where his goal this quarter is to bring basketball to our school community. Japneet helped write the grant application and was successful! He will pick out basketball equipment to share with the school and teach his peers more about the game.

  • INFO

    Dear WIHS Community,

    We are excited to announce a blossoming partnership with North West Youth Services (NWYS).

    In collaboration with their team, NWYS is providing a mental health counselor and a LGBTQ+ mentor for our school community. We are happy to announce Jordan Jackson and Hannah Gough, who will visit our school on a weekly and bi- weekly basis providing open counseling hours for students. Please read their bios below:

    Hannah Gough:

    Hannah works at North West Youth Services with their Queer Youth Project and is an Advocacy Specialist. Hannah will be joining WIHS as a mentor for our LGBT+ community to provide self advocacy and connecting students with local resources.

    Hi there! My name is Hannah Gough and I am the Queer Youth Project Coordinator at Northwest Youth Services. I am originally from Scotland but moved to America over 10 years ago with my family. I came to Bellingham to complete my bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Western Washington University and fell in love with the landscape and community up here. In my work, I assist youth in developing self-advocacy skills, learning how to navigate complex systems, and finding the necessary resources to get their needs met. I am passionate about creating spaces that don’t just focus on the challenges associated with Queerness, but facilitate and celebrate Queer youth’s self-expression, creativity, and joy. They will be at WIHS on:

    May 3rd- 10am to 2pm

    May 17th- 10am to 2pm

    More dates will be announced.

WIHS Vision

WIHS envisions learning designed with students and supported by elders generating deep inquiry skills, thoughtful interactions, and critical consciousness, ensuring every young person can contribute to a more just and sustainable world.

WIHS Mission

WIHS will ensure that Whatcom County high school students-regardless of their life circumstances-develop the competencies and agency for success in college, career, and life.

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