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:



HCL Family Night is This Tuesday!!

Do you want to learn more about how differentiation helps highly capable students or how to support your high schooler who is highly capable?  Join us for the next HCL Family Night this Tuesday October 24 from 6:30-7:45 at Fairhaven Middle School.  Dr. Nancy Hertzog from the University of Washington and Katherine Grubbs from the Robinson Center will be there to share their expertise.  Bring your child who will have fun learning to code and operate a Sphere robot.  Hope to see you there!!