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Squalicum High School is a public school in Bellingham, WAmarker, and is part of the Bellingham School District. The school serves the northeast population of Bellingham, including the area surrounding Lake Whatcommarker.

History

Squalicum opened in September, 1998 as part of a project titled "High Schools of the Future." The school was designed with three administrative "houses" - Mountain, Bay and Sky - which have views of Mount Bakermarker, Bellingham Baymarker and open scenery, respectively. Built on a wetland, the building had to deal with a number of environmental concerns. Squalicum absorbed the students of Bellingham High School for two years while it was being remodeled.

Athletics

The most notable of the eighteen varsity sports teams at Squalicum is the Girls Cross Country team, who won state championships in 2003, 2004 and 2006, and finished in the top three in state every year from 2002-2008. Most recently, the Boys Basketball team finished third in state in 2008, also in 2008 the Boys and Girls Cross Country teams each finished third in state. In 2009, the Boys Varsity Basketball team took first place overall in the 2A section.

Activities

Squalicum not only has great athletics, but also has many activities. For example, the "Eye of the Storm" braodcasts video announcements, and "Hear Our Thunder" is a radio show that plays during lunches on Fridays.

Alma Mater

Mountain tall and sky of blue;
Squalicum we sing to you.


Storm is brewing 'cross the bay;
Cresting waves of blue and gray.






Building pride and teaching wisdom;
Strength in honor, truth, conviction.










Mighty Storm we sing this song to you.












Squalicum to you we'll all be true.








Fight Song

Stand aside for Squalicum our Storm is on the way
Mountain, Bay, and Sky unite for victory today (rah, rah, rah)
Lightning, thunder fight for the win
Awesome power, never give in
Win one for Squalicum,



We're the home of the Mighty Storm
See our lightning (clap x8) Hear our thunder (stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp)
"S" "T" "O" "R" "M"
Stand aside for Squalicum our Storm is on the way
Mountain, Bay, and Sky unite for victory today (rah, rah, rah)
Lightning, thunder fight for the win
Awesome power, never give in
Win one for Squalicum, We're the home of the Mighty Storm








References

  1. DeTore, Keri: "This school building will also be a teacher" http://www.djc.com/special/enviro98/10043952.htm
  2. Association of Washington School Principals | Press Releases
  3. Squalicum Athletics


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