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  • Cambridge Information Nights

    Posted by NICOLE THOMPSON on 12/18/2018



    Attention 8th grade Students & Parents:

    Are you looking for a rigorous academic program for your student? Is your student academically able
    and motivated? Are you looking to help your student prepare for college? An informational meeting regarding the Cambridge Program will be hosted in the library at:

    • Elk Plain SOC on Wednesday, January 9 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Spanaway Middle School on Thursday, January 10 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Bethel Middle School on Tuesday, January 15 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Frontier Middle School on Wednesday, January 16 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Cougar Mountain Middle School on Thursday, January 17 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Cedarcrest Middle School on Tuesday, January 22 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Liberty Middle School on Thursday, January 24 beginning at 6:30 PM
    • Bethel High School on Tuesday, January 29 beginning at 6:30 PM

    At these meetings, information about the curricula, student and parent expectations, and transportation
    will be provided. Approximately 60 students will be accepted into our fifth Cambridge class.

    Again, we are very excited about being able to enhance students’ understanding of subject, encourage
    independent learning and constructive thinking skills – all of which are highly prized by universities.
    To help prepare for the correct number of handouts, please RSVP with student name, and current
    school attending at

    Cambridge Info Brochure

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    Posted by SHARON COWARD on 10/21/2018

    Half Price Hoodies

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Principal's Message

  • January 18

    Hello Warrior Families:

    This week we closed out our character traits of Community Service and Kindness with an awards recognition assembly and kicked off our two new character traits of perseverance and hard work. We look forward to seeing students demonstrate these two traits as we approach the mid-way point of the school year.

    Bond Update

    Our School Board voted unanimously to put another bond before the voters this February. The February bond is very similar to the bond that failed in November. There are a few small changes based on community feedback, but the overall cost is the same. If approved, the bond would build three brand new schools, including a brand new Bethel High School. It would also renovate and expand six of our other schools, including a new wing on Graham-Kapowsin High School. Learn more at

    Highly Capable Referrals

    The highly capable referral window is open from January 8 - January 31. Anyone can refer a student for testing, and more information can be found at this link.

    Winter II Sports Season

    Winter II Sports Season will kick off next week with tryouts starting January 22. Please see this link for more information about requirements and expectations for participating in athletics at Spanaway Middle School.

    SMS Family Welcome Center

    We are excited to host the fifth SMS Family Welcome Center, a designated time when the building will be open for drop in to discuss questions, needs, and concerns and use a computer. The Welcome Center will be at SMS and open on the following Thursdays from 6:45 - 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.:

    • 1/24/2019
    • 2/21/2019
    • 3/21/2019
    • 4/25/2019
    • 5/16/2019

    Technology Fair and Art Festival

    The annual Technology Fair and Art Festival is scheduled for January 26 at Spanaway Lake High School from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be lots to do and see including a coding creation station, escape rooms, a robotics competition, and incredible art displays from across the district. We hope to see you there!

    Progress 2

    The halfway point of Trimester 2 is approaching and grades will be posted by the end of the month. The end of Trimester 2 is March 15.

    SLHS Curriculum Night

    SLHS is hosting a Curriculum Night on Thursday, February 7. 8th Graders are invited from 6 - 6:30 p.m., and then the Curriculum Fair is open to all from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. We hope to see you there!


    This is the time of year when winter takes a toll on school attendance. Snow and slushy weather can keep families from getting their children to school. So can the colds, fevers and earaches that often come with the winter months.

    These absences, even if they are excused, can add up to academic trouble. If it is a snowy or rainy day but school is still open, students miss out on learning if they aren’t in class.  These absences can result in lower test scores and grades.

    There’s not much we can do about the weather, but there are two key steps every family can take to help avoid absences this year.

    1. Develop back up plans for getting your children to school in winter weather. That could mean checking with other families who have a car that can manage in the snow or forming a “walking school bus” to walk your children to school with other parents. If you’re stuck, call the school. We can connect you with other parents or staff members who can help.
    2. Keep your children healthy. Dress them warmly for the cold weather and make sure they’ve got hats and gloves. Encourage them to wash their hands regularly, and send them to school with a bottle of hand sanitizer. If your children do get sick, talk to a doctor or the school nurse about whether they should come to school and when it is okay for them to return.

    Above all, let us know how we can help. We want your children and all our students to succeed. And that means attending school every day possible.

    Have a great week!

    Mrs. Shannon Leatherwood,

    Spanaway Middle School

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