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  • Golden Apple Community Partner Award

    December’s Golden Apple Community Partnership Award goes to Northwood Baptist Church, whose members are described as humble servants taking care of the most needy and deserving in our community.

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  • Construction Update

    We're continuing to move forward on all of the voter-approved construction projects. Here's an update on our progress for just some of the projects.

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  • Winter Recreation Programs

    A wide variety of programs, activities and classes for children, teens, and adults are offered in the Winter Activities Brochure available on the City of Bonney Lake's website. For more information, or to submit registration information, contact the Recreation Program at (253) 891-6500.

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  • All District Highly Capable Referral Period: Jan. 8-26

    Does your child perform at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others? Consider referring them for Highly Capable Services by submitting a referral packet Jan. 8-26.

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  • Winter Weather

    Winter may bring weather conditions that require school schedule delays or closure. Even when road conditions in the valley appear passable, bad weather on the hill often causes hazardous driving conditions and impacts the district's ability to operate buses safely.

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  • 2018-19 Attendance Waiver Window: Jan. 2-31

    Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the In-District Waiver Application. In-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school.

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  • Elementary Meet & Greet Events: Jan. 4, 6:30-8 p.m.

    Elementary schools will host a Meet & Greet night for families transitioning to a new elementary school as a result of the 2018-19 boundary changes.

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  • Congratulations Transportation!

    The annual winter inspection of the District's school bus fleet this month resulted in 95 percent of our buses meeting safety standards established by the Washington State Patrol (WSP).

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  • New tool allows parents to view child’s Chromebook online activity

    The District recently launched Securly Parent Portal, a web filtering tool offering parental controls and reports on district-issued chromebooks.

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  • Boundary Change Update

    Based on the recommendation from District Administration, the Sumner School District Board of Directors adopted a resolution to change attendance boundaries, effective the 2018-19 school year. A clause within the resolution allows families affected by the boundary change to be “grandfathered” into their current school.

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  • In the News!

    As a science teacher at Lakeridge Middle School in Bonney Lake, Michele Chamberlain saw a critical need to bring her students to where science happens: right out in nature.

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  • 2018 Daffodil Princesses

    Congratulations to this year’s Daffodil Princesses Ashleigh Buss from Bonney Lake High School and Madison Chamberlain from Sumner High School.

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  • Emerald Hills Elementary earns School of Distinction Award

    Emerald Hills Elementary is one of 98 schools honored by the Center for Educational Effectiveness and partner organizations.

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  • Superintendent's Message

    The digital world is here to stay and the knowledge and use of technology will remain a critical component to student success. With that, it’s up to us – the school district and families – to partner in teaching students about safe and responsible technology use.

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  • Apply Now for Community Scholarships

    Are you a graduating senior? Make the road to college easier by completing an online application Dec. 1 - Feb. 9

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  • Now Available: K-12 STEM Fair Project Packets

    Model the work of professional research scientists at the February 2018 District STEM Fair. Each school will send first, second, and third place entries in addition to two honorable mention entries per grade level on to the District Science Fair.

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  • Construction
    The district is moving forward on voter-approved projects, all designed to support our students and our community. As we don’t receive bond funds all at once, projects have been phased according to immediate need and project costs. The first projects include a new elementary school in Tehaleh and a new Performing Arts Center at Bonney Lake High School.


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Strategic Plan

  • Vision2020
    Sumner School District is in the business of educating students, helping them graduate and guiding them onto career or college. Like any business, we need goals and a plan to achieve them. VISION 2020 is the district’s four-year strategic plan and roadmap to success with set priorities, leading to real-time data and measurable results.

Family Services

  • Laurie Dent
    From the Superintendent
    There are great things happening in the Sumner School District! Read the latest communication from Superintendent Laurie Dent.

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