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Update on BHS Mascot Change Task Force

A Message from Superintendent Greg Baker

Dear families, alumni and anyone with past, current or future connections to Bellingham High School,

I know summer is around the corner for so many of you, which means some much deserved time off, but I wanted to share a quick update with you regarding the BHS Mascot Change Task Force.

I am pleased to announce that I fully endorse and support the recommendation the task force submitted to me last week, which recommends changing Bellingham High School’s mascot to Bayhawks.

I also want to express my gratitude to those who served on the task force, participated in the surveys and advisory lessons, attended the forums or gave feedback other ways. It was evident that the task force led a thorough, thoughtful and inclusive process. I want to give a special thanks to our students who served on the task force and to the our co-chairs, Principal Linda Miller and director of equity, diversity and inclusion Janis Velasquez Farmer.

Please watch for updates in the fall regarding BHS’ mascot design process.

In the meantime, Go Bellingham Bayhawks! And have a great summer.

Greg Baker