Golden Apple Award

  • Mt. Rainier Futbol Club

    Posted by SBLSD on 12/10/2020

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    The District honored Mt. Rainier Futbol Club with two awards: Golden Apple Community Partner Award and Washington Association of School Administrators Community Leadership Award.

    Club president Scott Nall represented MRFC at the Dec. 9 virtual School Board meeting, where Superintendent Laurie Dent and Athletic Director Tim Thomsen shared ways in which MRFC and its leadership have impacted our Sumner-Bonney Lake community through generosity and commitment to service.

    MRFC focuses on charitable and scholarship funding to make sure any child, regardless of income level, can experience the benefits of playing soccer.  The money they raise reduces or eliminates associated fees, pays for equipment, provides gear and clothing at no cost, and sponsors camps for low-income children who might otherwise become invisible in classrooms, be viewed as inferior by society, or get lost in a world that simply is too busy to care.  

    MRFC realizes that soccer is more than a sport, it’s a way to build confidence, self-discipline, and establish a work ethic — skills needed to be successful on and off the field. In return, the District sees students thriving academically in classrooms, leading our schools, and going on to earn scholarships to further their education. 

    The organization’s leadership believes in a strong community. They engage with community partners to collect food for the local food bank, operate a cleat exchange, help local families through crisis and support Hispanic families to bring more equity to the soccer field.  

    Thank you, MRFC and Scott Nall, for all you do to bring well-being, health and social emotional safety to our students.

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  • Bonney Lake Food Bank

    Posted by SBLSD on 9/24/2020

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    The Sept. 23 School Board meeting featured our first-ever virtual Golden Apple Community Partner Award presentation!

    While virtual, it in no way diminished the substantial impact and committed partnership of the Bonney Lake Food Bank.

    Feeding Bonney Lake and parts of Orting, Sumner and Buckley, the food bank serves 600-700 families each week. That means each week about 3,800 individuals are receiving food support.

    Thank you, Bonney Lake Food Bank, for treating every person with dignity and making them feel like family.

    Students who are nutritionally-satisfied are more ready to learn and succeed academically!

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  • Citizens For Education

    Posted by Elle Warmuth on 2/20/2020

    Superintendent Dent and the School Board honored Citizens For Education, the non-profit volunteer group who championed the yes vote for the District’s two measures on the February ballot: EP&O Levy and Capital Projects Bond.

    We very much thank our Citizens For Education Committee (C4E), who was instrumental in securing the win for the levy. The Citizens Committee understood the critical nature of passing this levy and they spent their own time volunteering to champion the yes vote.

    C4E also worked extremely hard in helping to pass our Capital Projects Bond. The committee never wavered in their passion and commitment to get both of these measures passed. They saw what’s at the heart of the vote – our students, their kids and future generations to come.

    We thank Citizens For Education for their contribution and successful effort in passing our levy. C4E committee

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  • Jill Labrecque

    Posted by SBLSD on 1/23/2020

    January’s Golden Apple Community Partner Award goes to Jill Labrecque, who is an invaluable partner in helping our students get to school.

    As a truancy probation officer with Pierce County, Jill works with students and their families to overcome barriers that prevent regular school attendance, a critical component to academic success.

    Whatever the situation, she works behind the scenes to come up with solutions and provide access to resources in a supportive environment.

    We thank Jill for her grace, heart and commitment in serving students and helping us achieve 100% graduation. Attendance matters and so do our partners!

    Jill Lebreque

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  • Phoenix Lodge No.154

    Posted by Sarah Gillispie on 11/18/2019

    The November Golden Apple Community Partner Award goes to Phoenix Lodge No.154 for their ongoing support of our District. Here are just some of the many ways they contribute to academic and personal success of our students:

    • Bikes for Books: prizes for reading programs
    • Book donations
    • Outstanding Junior Scholarships
    • Career Ready Scholarship

    We thank Phoenix Lodge No.154 for their selfless and humble service that offers tremendous support for our students across their career in our schools.

    Phoenix Lodge No. 154

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