10920 199th Ave. Ct. E.
Bonney Lake WA 98391
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Action Requested: Online Survey Open April 18-29, 2016
The SSD is committed to continuous improvement by developing and implementing School Improvement Plans tailored to specific needs each year. Our schools analyze a variety of information sources – including student performance trends, state comparisons and staff/parent perception surveys – to identify improvement goals that are specific, data-driven and measurable. To help each of our schools understand its strengths and challenges in areas known to impact educational effectiveness, we would appreciate your input on how our schools are doing.
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Six Pierce County high schools ranks among nation’s best
The News Tribune
April 19, 2016
Six Pierce County high schools have been ranked among Washington state’s and the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.
The publication evaluated data from 21,500 public high schools to identify schools that, in the opinion of the evaluators, are best preparing students for college and careers.
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May Senior Presentation Application
Seniors that did not complete their Senior Presentation in March will have the opportunity to do so in May. The Senior Presentation Application must be completed and turned in by May 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
Senior Presentation Application
2016-17 Course Catalog
High School course information for both Bonney Lake and Sumner high schools are combined into one catalog. This catalog has been designed to provide you with the tools you need to make choices that will benefit you now and in the years to come. The catalog will help guide course selection and decisions. With the materials and tools provided, you can plan for success in high school and prepare for post-secondary goals.
High school should be enjoyable, yet challenging. The Sumner School District is proud of the variety and quality of programs and opportunities offered and is excited to share this information with students and families. It is important to explore the options presented and be informed consumers of our school system. Please take the time to study the catalog and registration materials carefully.
Guidance Counselors are available if you need assistance or are looking for additional information regarding any of the educational programs.
2016-17 Course Catalog (online version)
2016-17 Course Catalog (PDF version)
2016 has arrived and graduation will be here before we know it. If you did not get the chance to place your order for cap and gown units, graduation products, class rings or class tags, no need to worry, you still have time to order and celebrate the moments that matter. Please order online or call the Jostens Consumer Center at (800) 567-8367 and they can take you order over the phone.
Secondary Students to receive their own Chromebooks this Fall
Beginning in the 2016-17 School Year, all middle and high school students in the Sumner School District will be assigned a Chromebook for instructional purposes to use at school and home. Like a textbook, the device will be checked out to students at the beginning of the school year. Students will be given an orientation on the device and expectations for use at school and at home.
The Sumner School District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its educational program and expects that all students will use electronic resources as an essential part of their learning experiences. An effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. Students need to be proficient and safe users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. Therefore, the District will use electronic resources accessed on Chromebooks as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. The use of Chromebooks at home and at school will enable educators and students to access digital curriculum, communicate, collaborate and create; to think and solve problems; to manage their work; and to take ownership of their lives.
Future details will include communication on distribution, safety, assurance and guidelines for use. Administration is working in partnership with schools to finalize details and implementation plans.
Look for more information on the District Website about this exciting initiative! Funding for the initiative came from the 2014 voter-approved Technology Levy.
Attendance Waivers for the 2016-17 School Year
Waiver Applications for the 2016-17 school year need to be submitted January 1 - April 15, 2016, for optimal consideration. Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the In-District Waiver Application beginning March 1. Out-of-District Waiver Applications are required each year for continued attendance. In-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school. (Example: Elementary to Middle School, or Middle School to High School). Visit the District Website for more information.
- January 1 – February 29: Existing Out-of-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- March 1 - April 15: New Out-of-District Waiver Applications and In-District Waiver Applications need to be submitted during this period for optimal consideration.
- April 16 – May 31: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered for acceptance based on school capacity.
- June 1 - September 20: Waiver Applications received during this period will be considered after September 20 based on school capacity.
English Math 7th Hour
All students must pass their English and Math classes as well as state testing (SBAC in English and Math) in order to graduate. This is a hurdle for some BLHS students. Failing classes and/or not passing state testing results in students replacing their Elective courses with remedial courses or courses designed to help them pass state testing. To help students avoid this and pass their courses & state testing, we are instituting a new program. We are calling it EM7, which stands for 7th hour English and Math Support Class. A 7th hour class is held after school, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. EM7 will run from December 16, 2015 though January 28, 2016.
- 7th hour goes from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
- English Support Class will run every Monday and Wednesday
- Math Support Class will run every Tuesday and Thursday.
- There will be two certificated teachers in the program to assist students.
- A letter will be sent home on December 11 notifying students & parents if they are in EM7
- Students will also be notified in class on December 14
This is not an "optional" program. I, as well as the rest of the BLHS staff, am dedicated to the success of every student. We will do our part. Students need to do theirs. A student is able to earn their way out of EM7 by getting their grade up to a 70% or better.
We have an activity bus, which leaves BLHS at 4:15 p.m. to take students home
Bonney Lake High School Athletic Clearances are all done online through FamilyID. Please use this link to find all the information on our Panther Athletic sign ups! If you have any questions please contact our Athletic Assistant, Matt Ferguson at (253) 891-5830 or our Athletic Coordinator, Jesse Snyder at (253) 891-5712.
BLHS has a an Activity Bus that runs Monday through Thursday. It leaves the high school at approximately 4:15 p.m.
We also have an Assessment/Support Center, staffed with certified teacher after school assist students. Students may (and should) stay after school and get all the support they need to be successful in school.
BLHS Administration Staff