12202 209th Ave. Ct. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
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(Principal Update sent January 23, 2015, via school messages)
Happy Friday Liberty Ridge Families,
First, I would like to congratulate the primary students on their amazing performance last night at the PAC. Our kids sounded great on stage as we listened to a range of musical genres combined with American history. We truly value music and its benefits at Liberty Ridge. A study published in 2007 by Christopher Johnson, professor of music education and music therapy at the University of Kansas, revealed that students in elementary schools with superior music education programs scored around 22 percent higher in English and 20 percent higher in math scores on standardized tests, compared to schools with low-quality music programs, regardless of socioeconomic disparities among the schools or school districts. Johnson compares the concentration that music training requires to the focus needed to perform well on a standardized test.
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Kindergarten Kickoff Event
Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by August 31, 2015? Parents and caregivers of entering Kindergarten students are invited to an information session to learn about Kindergarten in the Sumner School District.
Choose a session that is convenient for you. No registration is required. Childcare not provided.
The information session will provide:
- Details about the Kindergarten program
- Information about registration and required forms
- Ways that families and children can be supported during the transition to Kindergarten
- Overview about the Sumner School District and offerings
- Opportunity to communicate with District staff and ask questions
Kindergarten registration forms will be available on the District Website and school offices beginning February 2, 2015.
For more information contact Early Learning Coordinator, Laurie Sjolund, at (253) 891-6053
Highly Capable Nominations are Now "Open"
Highly Capable nominations packets for grades K-11 are now available on the Sumner School District Website or at school offices. Parent and teacher/staff members may nominate students for Highly Capable Services. Nominations need to be submitted to the school no later than January 30, at 1:00 p.m.
Substitute teaching in the Sumner School District is very important to our mission of ensuring the best education for all of our students. When a staff member is absent, the substitute plays a key role in maintaining the safety of students and the continuity of the educational program. Our ability to staff our schools appropriately is dependent upon well qualified, dependable substitutes. The District substitute pay rate is $135 per day and $76 per half day. Visit the Sumner School District Website to apply online.
Registration is now open for the following events. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Sumner School District Website.
Father/Daughter Valentine Dance - February 21, 2015
Teacher Tuesday is a weekly opportunity for the district to highlight highly effective educators in our schools making a difference. Every Tuesday a teacher is recognized for their continuous excellence in teaching. To nominate a teacher for Teacher Tuesday, email email@example.com.
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