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  • Principal Update: 6/14/19

    Posted by SBLSD on 6/14/2019

    What a fantastic week! 

    On Wednesday, we celebrated our seniors at ShoWare Center as the Class of 2019 turned their tassels, marking the end of one of life’s journeys and the beginning of another.

    We are incredibly excited to see what great things are store for them!

    We want to make sure everyone remembers that finals will be given on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday next week.

    If a final is missed, it can be made up on June 24th or 25th.

       

     

    Below are important upcoming dates:    

    6/18  –  Senior official last day of school

    6/18-21  –  Finals

    6/25  –  Last day of school!

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019    Class of 2020    Class of 2021   Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

     Instagram: blhspanthers 

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  • Principal Update: 6/7/19

    Posted by BLHS on 6/7/2019
    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    It has been a fantastic 2018-19 school year and are wrapping up!  Seniors are graduating on Wednesday!!!   It is super exciting and well earned.  Everyone else has a short couple weeks left.  

    We have finals on June 18, 20, & 21.  Teachers work hard to develop their finals to assess what students know, understand, and can do.  Please help out by making sure your students attend school on those days.  It very difficult to give a student their final early.  So if your student is not able to take finals on those days, we can arrange for them to take them on the 24th or 25th.  If that does not work, anytime during the summer will work as well; administrators are in the building all summer.  

    I have attached the latest issues of High School Years for you to read.  There is always great information for parents and students, so it is worth the time to read. 

    A Guide to Parent-Teen Communication 

    Life After Graduation 

    Time Management, High School Style 

      
    Below are important upcoming dates:    

     6/10  –  Honoring CTE Excellence - BLHS Commons at 7:00pm

    6/10  –  Senior Sunset - BLHS football field, 7:30-10:00pm

    6/11  –  Senior Roll Up Assembly & Field Day

    6/12  – Senior Breakfast - BLHS Gym - Doors open at 7:30am

    6/12  –  Graduation at ShoWare Center - 6:00pm 

    6/18  –  Senior official last day of school

    6/18-21  –  Finals

    6/25  –  Last day of school!

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019    Class of 2020    Class of 2021   Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 
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  • Principal Update - May 31

    Posted by Cris Turner on 5/31/2019
    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    I’m pleased to announce that Tatia Holme will join Bonney Lake High School as Assistant Principal for the 2019-20 school year. Tatia replaces Assistant Principal Lindsay Richter, who is moving not far from BLHS to become Assistant Principal at Lakeridge Middle School.

    Tatia comes from the District’s Central Office, most recently serving as Director of Student Services, where she led several initiatives around discipline, including community truancy boards, attendance awareness, new discipline reporting system and more.

    Prior to her three years at Central Office, Tatia was Assistant Principal at Mountain View Middle School since 2010. During her time at Mountain View, some of Tatia’s most notable accomplishments include implementing a homework and assessment support program, restructuring school suspension practices, and facilitating improvements to the alternative education setting.


    Tatia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming, a Master’s in Teaching from City University and Administrative Certification from University of Washington Tacoma. She is married to Mark, a 29-year PE specialist in our District. They live in Bonney Lake with their two children, Matthew (17, junior at Sumner HS), Tegan (12, sixth grade at Lakeridge MS), and furry family member, Pepper.

    In Tatia’s spare time, she enjoys reading, playing word games, crafting and movie nights with her family. Fun fact about Tatia: She was Color Guard Co-Captain for her high school marching band, winning state and an invitation by President Reagan to perform at the rededication of the Statue of Liberty!

    Please help me welcome Tatia as she becomes a Panther!

      
     
    Below are important upcoming dates:    

    6/1 –  Prom - Tacoma Art museum - Doors open at 8:00pm, must arrive before 9:00 pm

    6/4 –  Choir Concert - SHS PAC at 7:00pm

    6/5 –  Senior Graduation Victory Tour - Seniors meet in the commons at 10:45 in Cap & Gown (no stoles or tassels)

    6/5 –  Heart of the Panther - BLHS Commons at 6:00pm (doors open @ 5:30)

    6/6  –  State Science Assessment - All in building during school hours 

    6/6 –  Band Concert - BLHS at 7:00pm

    6/10  –  Honoring CTE Excellence - BLHS Commons at 7:00pm

    6/10  –  Senior Sunset - BLHS football field, 7:30-10:00 pm

    6/11  –  Senior Roll Up Assembly & Field Day

    6/12  – Senior Breakfast - BLHS Gym - Doors open at 7:30am

    6/12  –  Graduation at ShoWare Center - 6:00pm 

    6/18  –  Senior official last day of school

    6/18-21  –  Finals

    6/25  –  Last day of school!

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019    Class of 2020    Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 
     
    Cris Turner
    Principal - Bonney Lake High School
    (253) 891-5727  
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  • Principal Update - May 3

    Posted by Cris Turner on 5/3/2019
    Panthers & Panther Parents, 
     
    Happy Friday!    The weather has been getting nicer.  Please help us by making sure your students wear clothing that is appropriate for school.  as the sun comes out and students change to their summer wardrobe.  There are often items in that wardrobe that may be cute, may be ok to wear to the park or around the house - but are not appropriate for school.  While school is a social place for students - it is also a place of business.  
     
    I have attached the May issue of High School Years  for you to read.
     
    Have a great weekend!
        
    Below are important upcoming dates:    
     

    5/3 – Spring Musical (Adams Family) at SHS PAC - at 7:00pm

    5/4, – Spring Musical (Adams Family) at SHS PAC - at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

    5/5 – Spring Musical (Adams Family) at SHS PAC - at 2:00pm

    5/6-5/17 – AP Exams – All in building during school hours

    5/16 – Jazz Concert - at BLHS Commons - at 7:00pm

    5/17 – Spring Push Assembly - 9:20 to 10:05 am in BLHS gymnasium

    5/21 – AP Night  –  BLHS commons at 6:00pm

    5/21 – ELA SBA  – All in building during school hours

    5/22 – Senior Showcase  –  BLHS commons at 6:00pm

    5/23 – ELA SBA – All in building during school hours

    5/23 – Talent Show  –  BLHS commons at 6:00pm

    5/27 – Memorial Day – no school

    5/30 – Math SBA – All in building during school hours

    5/30 – Economic Summit – SSt. Seniors 

    5/30 – Senior Awards night  –  BLHS commons at 6:00pm

    6/1 –  Prom - Tacoma Art Museum

    6/6  –  State Science Assessment - All in building during school hours 

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 

     

    Cris Turner

    Principal - Bonney Lake High School

    cris_turner@sumnersd.org

    (253) 891-5727  

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  • Principal Update - Mar. 15

    Posted by Cris Turner on 3/15/2019

    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    Students have been meeting one on one with their counselor the last two weeks to make decisions as to what classes to pick for next year (2019-20).  You will have one more opportunity to review and approve these at Student Led Conferences.  

    I have attached the March issue of High School Years  for you.  It is full of useful information.  Please take a few moments to look at it.  

    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming:  

    3/19    CFF Community Summit @ Calvary Community Church - registration & information at www.sumnersd.org/communitysummit

    3/22     Chef's Dinner, hosted by our Culinary Arts Program at 6:00

    3/26     Student Led Conferences, Students released at 10:25  

    3/29     Spring Fling Dance, in BLHS Commons 8:00-10:00pm.  

    4/8 - 4/12     Spring Break

    4/27     Community Cultural Celebration @ Sumner Middle Schoool, 10:00am to 1:00pm - registration & information at https://www.sumnersd.org/ccc

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 

     

    Cris Turner

    Principal - Bonney Lake High School

    cris_turner@sumnersd.org

    (253) 891-5727  

     

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  • Principal Update - Mar. 1

    Posted by Cris Turner on 3/1/2019

    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    What an awesome week - in school for 5 days!  Spring sports are in full swing as well.   Please read the March Newsletter that was sent out this afternoon highlighting many of our outstanding Panthers and their achievements.  I also have information in there about student registration for 2019-20 courses (registration started this week).

    Class of 2020- The application for the Phoenix Masonic Outstanding Junior Scholarship will open February 4 - March 28, 2019.  Look for the scholarship link in your student email or get more info. in the CIC.    

      

    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming:  

    3/5     Band Concert

    3/6     Choir Concert

    3/7     Incoming Freshman Parent Night at 6:00pm

    3/8     Spring Assembly at 9:15  - Altered Bell Schedule

    3/19    CFF Community Summit @ Calvary Community Church - registration & information at www.sumnersd.org/communitysummit

    3/22     Chef's Dinner, hosted by our Culinary Arts Program at 6:00

    3/26     Student Led Conferences, Students released at 10:25  

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 

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  • Principal Update - Feb. 22

    Posted by Cris Turner on 2/22/2019

    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    It was nice to be in school for the last three days!  The snow has definitely caused some issues.  The district will be deciding soon just how we will make up the missed snow days.  Senior parents - graduation will not change.  It will still be on June 12th.   As soon as the schedule is solidified, we will let you know.  We will also work with students / families who have vacation or other plans already booked the week of June 24th.  

    I have attached the February  issue as well as a "Bonus" issue (Time to Talk ) of High SChool Years.  There is great information for you and your students in them. 

    Class of 2020- The application for the Phoenix Masonic Outstanding Junior Scholarship will open February 4 - March 28, 2019.  Look for the scholarship link in your student email or get more info. in the CIC.    

    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming:  

    2/25   Spring Sports begin

    3/5     Band Concert

    3/6     Choir Concert

    3/7     Incoming Freshman Parent Night at 6:00pm

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers 

     

    Cris Turner

    Principal - Bonney Lake High School

    cris_turner@sumnersd.org

    (253) 891-5727  

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  • Principal Update - Jan. 25

    Posted by Cris Turner on 1/25/2019

    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    Wow! We are already half way through this school year!  Second semester starts next week - Tuesday!  You can see your student's second semester schedule through Family Access.  Grades will be officially posted on  2/1/19 and mailed the next week.   Enjoy your weekend and remember there is no school on Monday! 

        

    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming:  

    1/28     No School - Teacher Grading Day

    1/30     Pack the Gym - SPANTHERS BBall - BLHS Gym at 6:30

    2/12     Mr. Bonney Lake - BLHS Commons at 6:00

    2/15     All "Incompletes" from 1st semester that are not completed will turn into a failing grade (F).  

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers

     

    Cris Turner

    Principal - Bonney Lake High School

    cris_turner@sumnersd.org

    (253) 891-5727  

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  • Principal Update - Dec. 17

    Posted by Cris Turner on 12/17/2018

    Panthers & Panther Parents, 

    Happy Monday!  We have one more week until Winter Break.  When we return from Winter Break there will only be 3 weeks of school until the end of the semester.  Please work with your student make sure they stay focused this week!  Enjoy your weekend. 

    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming:  

    12/17    Scholarship Application Workshop- More info in the Career Center - 2:30pm.  Get assistance completing scholarships such as the Community Scholarship offered by the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation

    12/18    Band Concert in the BLHS gym at 7:00pm 

    12/20    Choir Concert at PLU (Mary Baker Russel Music Building at 7:00

    12/22 - 1/4    Winter Break - no school 

    1/7       Return to school

    1/21     No School - MLK day. 

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers

     

    Cris Turner
    Principal - Bonney Lake High School
    (253) 891-5727  
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  • Principal Update - Oct. 5

    Posted by Cris Turner on 10/5/2018
    Panthers & Panther Parents, 
     
    We had another fantastic homecoming week!  Tons of fun, spirit, competition, an excellent assembly, game and dance! 
     
    Junior and Sophomore parents.... The PSAT is being offered on Saturday, October 13 here at BLHS.  The PSAT helps to measure readiness for college, access scholarships, and practice for the SAT.  On average, taking the PSAT helps students to increase their SAT performance by about 100 points. The PSAT is also the qualifying test to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships.  To register, please contact the bookkeeper and purchase the test ($20).  Spots are limited, so please do not delay.   
     
    Construction on our new Performing Arts Center is cruising right along!  Progress is being made every day and excitement is growing.  Right now the building is Panther Teal, but it will not stay that way!  It is a vapor barrier.  The outside will match the rest of the campus when it is finished.  Please visit the district construction web page for updates. https://www.sumnersd.org/construction
     
    Below are important dates:    

    Upcoming: 

    10/13   PSAT @ 7:30am. 

    10/22  Senior Parent Night @ 6:00pm.  This was originally scheduled for 10/9 but needed to be rescheduled because it conflicted with MVMS Open House. 

    11/6     Fall Parent Conferences  2:30pm - 7:00pm

     

    Other places to keep in touch with all that is going on here at BLHS:

    Remind 101 - sign up to get text messages about important dates and events.  Class of 2019   Class of 2020   Class of 2021  Class of 2022 

    Our calendar on our website has additional information on clubs and activities (http://www.sumnersd.org/Page/12)

    Athletic information can be found at www.pclathletics.org

    Student online newspaper - Panther Tracks  (https://panthertracks.org/)

    Facebook - @BonneyLakeHighSchool

    Twitter - @BLHSInformation

    Instagram: blhspanthers

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