HCL Parent Association Meeting

The next HCL Parent Association Meeting is this Tuesday March 6 at 7:00 in the Sehome Student Commons.  The first 30 minutes will be the business portion of the meeting and the last 60-90 minutes will be networking.  We hope to see you there!!


Public Hearing on Highly Capable Bill in Olympia Tomorrow!

If you are available, please consider traveling to Olympia tomorrow to help represent highly capable learners at the public hearing for a new bill for funding equity for highly capable education.

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Upcoming Meetings

Just a reminder that there are two HCL meetings coming up in the next week:

  1.  HCL Parent Advisory Committee – meets on Thursday 1/4 from 9:30-11:30 at the Bellingham School District Central offices at 1306 Dupont St.
  2. HCL Parent Association – meets on Tuesday 1/9 from 7-8:30 at Sehome High School in the Student Commons

We hope to see you at one of the meetings!!

More Educational Opportunities

A few more educational opportunities through the Northwest Gifted Child Association for anyone who is interested in attending.


Also be sure to sign up for their newsletters so you can get this information directly from them as well.

What Can We Learn from Florida?

The Seattle Times recently published an article on the Highly Capable program in Miami.


For those of you who haven’t been able to attend the Highly Capable Learners Parent Advisory meetings, these are the types of issues that are discussed there regularly and the Bellingham School District is working hard to ensure equity in the identification process. If you’re interested in discussing these issues further please consider attending the meetings, joining our HCL Parent Association and/or applying to be a part of the HLC Parent Advisory Committee for the next school year.  Meeting dates are always listed under the ‘Events’ section on the home page of the blog.

Workshops for Parents and Educators

The Northwest Gifted Child Association is offering two workshops back-to-back on Saturday Dec 9 in Newcastle, WA from 1-4:30.

  • What Parents & Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids, presented by Austina De Bonte, President NWGCA.org
  • Teaching your Gifted Child Social-Emotional Resilience, presented by Tracy Moncrief, M.A., ABD PhD, M.Ed

More information and registration is available at the following link: