Lynden Christian first back to school


Lynden Christian students were the first in Whatcom County to return to classes, heading back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Here’s a list of first days for other schools across Whatcom County:

• Wednesday, Aug. 28: Schools in Blaine, Lynden and Nooksack Valley districts, and Lynden Christian kindergarten and preschool.

• Tuesday, Sept. 3: Bellingham, Meridian and Mount Baker schools.

• Wednesday, Sept. 4: Ferndale and Lummi Nation Schools.

As classes start up, so do school zone speed limits, student crosswalks and school buses on the roads. Police tend to be out in force in the opening weeks of school to ensure student safety.

One of the most common offenses is illegally passing a school bus when it is stopped. If its lights are flashing and the stop paddle is out, indicating it is picking up or dropping off students, motorists who pass it face a fine of $394.


Share your videos of back to school 2013 and possibly win a gift card.

You can email videos of up to two minutes to by Sept. 6.

We'll post our favorites to our YouTube channel.

All submitted videos will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Fred Meyer gift card. And the person who submits the video that receives the most likes on YouTube by Sept. 13 will also receive a $50 gift card.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service