10920 199th Ave. Ct. E.
Bonney Lake WA 98391
Fax (253) 891-5797
(Principal Update sent October 6, 2014)
We are off to a fantastic start to our school year! As the new principal, I have been able to appraise everything that happens here with fresh eyes. I am totally impressed by the students, teachers, and the supporting staff. I have found the students (your children) to be inquisitive, polite, hard-working, involved with student activities as well as the community, supportive and accepting of others, and focused on their future. The teachers are passionate about your children and education, have a deep tool box of instructional strategies, knowledgeable in their discipline, positive, encouraging, forward thinking, and want to see every student succeed. I have found the support staff to be equally invested in the success of your students as the teachers. The custodians, para-professionals, secretaries, security, nurse, counselors, psychologist, my administrative team, and all the other support staff truly understand that they are an integral part of student success and are dedicated and focused on supporting teachers and students. BLHS has an amazing staff and I want to recognize and honor Ms. Masteller for the foundation she has built; a solid foundation for us to continue our work towards continuous school improvement.
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We can’t wait to see you at our annual Fall Conferences to be held on Wednesday October 22 from 3:00 to 7:30 p.m. Come and individually visit with teachers, counselors and administrators about your child's progress. Our Senior Counselor will also be offering an informational meeting for Senior Parents at 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall A.
- Start in the Commons and pick up your child’s progress report, OR, for the most current grades, view and print out your child’s class grades on-line before Wednesday night
- Teachers will be available from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. to meet with parents/guardians and students individually – plan for about 5 minutes of time per teacher
- Senior Parent Meeting at 7:00 in Lecture Hall A
- The College and Information Center will be open to check out upcoming Career and College Events
All teachers will be unavailable from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. to allow for dinner. The following teachers are ONLY available at the following times:
- Atkinson, D. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Foster, A. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Gardner, D. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 5:00 - 6:20 p.m.
- Helling-Christy, L. 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
- Ireland, J. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Mills, T. 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
- Paulson, J. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Peck, D. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Silbaugh, J. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Turner, J. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Workman, J. 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Williams, B. 3:00 - 4:30 p.m., 5:00 - 6:40 p.m.
- Wright, G. 3:00 - 3:30 p.m., 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Not available this evening:
- Beckwith, D.
- Hansen, A.
- Vander Hoek, J.
We look forward to seeing you Wednesday! Go Panthers!
Beyond High School Night
November 6, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Research local colleges and universities as well as how to pay for school with scholarships and financial aid.
The focus of the fair, as always, is to provide information to students from training, educational, and volunteer organizations located both within and outside the state of Washington. Over 50 major universities, technical and community colleges, trade schools, apprenticeships, companies and organizations are represented. Seniors will have an opportunity to connect with institutions of their choice for post-high school preparation, and 9 through 11 grade students will be able to use this experience for exploratory purposes. By attending this event and providing evidence of doing so, all students will be able to satisfy one of the future planning requirements of their Culminating Portfolio and graduation. This fall event has been very popular throughout its history, drawing 750 or more students, parents and community members from the school district and surrounding area.
In addition to the fair area, there will be classroom sessions provided on Financial Aid, Community Scholarship, College Athletics and NCAA, and admission information from some of the biggest colleges in Washington and the Military.
Come for a session or two, or come for the whole evening – the choice is yours!
2014 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey
Sumner School District is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13 – 17, 2014. The survey will be given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State. Students will have the opportunity to take the statewide survey project in one class period during the week of October 13.
The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results will be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of programs and obtain grant funding. Schools may also use survey data in various school improvement and planning efforts.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and answers are anonymous. If you have questions about the Healthy Youth Survey please e-mail Bonney Lake High School contact, Brian Scheerer.
Healthy Youth Survey Information for Parents and Students
The PSAT/NMSQT will be offered on Saturday, October 18, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Bonney Lake High School. The PSAT is a practice SAT only offered once a year in October to all 9-11th graders. Students can only qualify for the NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) if taken in the junior year. Please register through the bookkeeper by paying $15. Space is limited. Contact Jennie Colgan at 253.891.5700 if you have any questions.
Online Athletic Clearances for High Schools
For the 2014-15 School Year, the Sumner School District will be moving to online athletic clearances for high school athletes. The online process will provide a convenient way for families to clear athletes entirely online. Clearances will run through our partner company called, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our sports programs. When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete.
Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. Athletes MUST be cleared prior to participation in any practice or competition.
High Schools will continue to clear athletes in person for those families that need it. Please contact the high school directly for more information.
BLHS Administrative Staff:
Mr. Jeff Gardner,
Phone: (253) 891-5735
Ms. Kelsey Anderson,
Phone: (253) 891-5730
Mr. Brian Scheerer,
Phone: (253) 891-5766
Mr. Anthony Clarke,
Phone: (253) 891-5766
Mr. Cris Turner, Principal
Phone: (253) 891-5727
Mr. Brian Scheerer
Mr. Matt Ferguson