• SBLSD Stories

2022-23

  • BLHS students explore future possibilities at Career Day

    BLHS students explore future possibilities at Career Day

    11/22/22

    On Nov. 21 for Career Day, BLHS students had the opportunity to learn from more than 40 community members about their career experience and ask questions! Their words of wisdom help inspire students to pursue their own goals after graduation and beyond. Thank you to all the community members who participated and partnered with us!

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  • Students, staff join in Community Big Give delivering groceries to families in need

    Students, staff join in Community Big Give delivering groceries to families in need

    11/22/22

    Once again, volunteers showed up to help our community in the Community Big Give on Saturday! The annual event is held the Saturday before Thanksgiving to distribute groceries to families in need within Sumner-Bonney Lake, Dieringer & White River School District communities who have signed up for a meal. This year, about 1,250 meals were delivered!

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  • Native American Education Program students learn to make Navajo fry bread

    Native American Education Program students learn to make Navajo fry bread

    11/10/22

    In this month’s lesson, students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Native American Education Program at Sumner Middle School learned that today, Navajo fry bread is a popular food among Native American tribes, but it is also connected to a painful past in Native American history. Watch them learn how to make it.

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  • Center for Strong Families on a mission to help with financial stability

    Center for Strong Families on a mission to help with financial stability

    11/3/22

    The Center for Strong Families offers employment coaching, financial coaching and screenings for income support through various benefits programs.

    "When there is less stress at home, there's less stress for kids at school,” said SBLSD Superintendent Dr. Laurie Dent. “What we've done in this district is we've made a promise to every kid that you will be known, valued and supported, ready to graduate. And the Center for Strong Families helps us fulfill that promise.”

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  • Liberty Ridge boat trip to learn about salmon makes news

    Liberty Ridge boat trip to learn about salmon makes news

    10/27/22

    Did you catch the news this week? A class of Liberty Ridge Elementary fifth graders were featured on Fox 13 for their trip to the Hood Canal Bridge to learn about salmon populations, spawning and migration patterns and the struggles they can face in the Sound. They even saw some orcas!

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  • WATCH: IDEA Project grows empathy for different abilities at EHE

    WATCH: IDEA Project grows empathy for different abilities at EHE

    10/27/22

    The IDEA Project visited Emerald Hills Elementary. The program started with two assemblies to get students thinking about what it might be like to have different abilities. Throughout the week, each class participated in hands-on activity stations that allow students to experience what it’s like to live with a disability. See how the activities helped grow students' empathy.

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  • VIDEO: Latino Club celebrates culture, diversity at Sumner High

    VIDEO: Latino Club celebrates culture, diversity at Sumner High

    10/13/22

    The Latino Club at Sumner High School has had a big jump in members this school year, from about 20 to 60. In the club, students celebrate and learn about Latino culture, including dancing! Hear from advisor Profe. Bonet and students about the club!

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  • Class of 2023 signs Commitment to Graduate wall at BLHS

    Class of 2023 signs Commitment to Graduate wall at BLHS

    10/12/22

    Seniors at Bonney Lake High School took part in an annual tradition this week by signing the C2G — Commitment to Graduate — wall.

    “This is a really big tradition for our school and it’s something we don’t take lightly,” said BLHS Principal Anthony Clarke. “When you sign that wall you’re committing that you’re going to graduate and we’re committing that we’re going to help you get there.”

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  • SHS student helps teach classmates about her cancer

    SHS student helps teach classmates about her cancer

    10/10/22

    On Oct. 10, we had some guests from Mary Bridge Children's Hospital visit Sumner High School freshman Claire, who is currently fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

    Her classmates got to learn and ask questions about her leukemia, as well as meet Olaf, a facility dog from Mary Bridge who works often with Claire.

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  • Partnerships give SHS culinary students an up-close look at smoking BBQ

    Partnerships give SHS culinary students an up-close look at smoking BBQ

    10/7/22

    Culinary students at Sumner High School got to see the process for cutting and smoking meat for BBQ up close on Oct. 7,2022.

    Students were able to see how meat was cut and prepared for smoking, and then sample some of that barbeque, thanks to meat supplied by Rollin’ Smokehouse Barbeque.

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