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  • 2019 Day of Service

    Posted by NICOLE THOMPSON on 3/20/2019

    The students and staff of Spanaway Lake High School will be doing a Day of Service in our community on Saturday April 27, 2019. The idea behind the day of service is to help our students learn about their communities, and lend a hand to those in need. We are currently looking for service projects for our school to volunteer with. If you or someone you know has a project that we could help with or complete, please visit our school website to submit ideas and to sign-up. 

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  • YouthTruth Survey

    Posted by NICOLE THOMPSON on 3/20/2019
    YouthTruth Survey
    This year will be our 2nd time participating in the District-Wide YouthTruth survey.  The end goal is to utilize the feedback from the survey to initiate and engage in improvement at Spanaway Lake.  This survey is completely anonymous.  
    Parents, we need your valuable feedback.  Parents can access the link to the survey on any device at:  The survey window will be open from March 18-May 31.  Parents are asked their feedback on the following:  Culture, Engagement, Relationships, Community, Safety, and Resources.  
    Students will take the survey in their advisory classes on May 1st.  Students need to be in attendance on this day and bring their iPads.  Students are asked for feedback on the following:  Engagement, Rigor, Relationships, Belonging and Peer Collaboration, Culture, College and Career Readiness, Safety, and Motivation. 
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    Posted by SLHS on 1/29/2019

    SENIOR PHOTOS/BABY PHOTOS /DEDICATION PAGES DUE...January 22nd, 2019 - 12:00 midnight

    Will be directly uploaded to the publisher at the link below.

    Senior Parent Dedications
    All submission will go directly through Jostens,
    the publishser’s website. See link below.

    Full Page: $150.00 - Half Page: $100.00
    Quarter Page: $80.00 - Eighth Page: $50.00
    (Payment made on the website)
    Web addresses highlighted in yellow.


    Includes over 200 color pages, autograph pages and more...
    Any books purchased outside of these sales time windows
    (in the Spring distribution) will be sold on a first come, first served
    basis, as there will only be a limited amount to sell.
    Questions? Please contact - Mrs. Cari Goree
    For purchasing questions, please contact
    Kristina Ferreira in the ASB Office.

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Principal's Message

  • Welcome to another school year! I’m excited to introduce myself, Susie Askew, as the new principal of Spanaway Lake High School. I come to Bethel School District from Lincoln High School in Tacoma. I’m going into my 20th year as an educator, starting in Los Angeles, then in Puyallup, Tacoma, and now Bethel. As a former English teacher, I have enjoyed getting to know the stories of this community. I look forward to hearing many more throughout the year!  

    I have taught at Stewart Middle School, Puyallup High School, and at the University of Puget Sound. I have also spent most of my life as a formal student. I love to learn. This love of learning has always pushed me to prioritize “meaning making” in my work. My primary goal is to ensure that students and families describe their time at Spanaway Lake as meaningful; this is no easy task considering the diversity of needs that often exists in schools.

    As a first generation college student, I understand the varied needs of students and look forward to supporting all of our students through their high school journey. As a parent of a Bethel student, I understand the celebrations and concerns a parent has around their child navigating school programs.  As a parent of two teenagers, I understand the joys and worries of raising young adults. The love and care I bring to my work mimics what I want for my own children.

    I look forward to a great year! I want to learn from each other and continue to make Spanaway Lake High School a strong community that supports students’ growth. If you have any questions, concerns, or celebrations you want to share with me, please email me with the best way to reach out to you.


    Susie Askew



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