Principal's Message

  • Dear Sentinel Families,

    Important Information regarding registration for upcoming AP classes:                                        We strongly encourage all students who are interested or planning to attend college to register for AP classes for the 2017-2018 school year. The Advanced Placement Program (AP) has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and EARN COLLEGE CREDIT, advanced placement, or both, while still attending high school at SLHS. AP Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit, placement into advanced courses, or both. Please encourage your student to register for at least one AP class in preparation for college!                              

    Remember Class of 2019 (current sophomores) and Class of 2020 (current freshmen) must have 24 credits to graduate from high school! Our students cannot afford to become credit deficient and get behind! Parents - we need your help to keep students on track...Our students' ability to achieve is only limited by our investment in their success....let's work together to support our students emotionally and academically! Please help monitor their attendance - including tardies, discipline, and grades. We are currently offering 7th period in ELA (English Language Arts) for 10th graders as well as a 7th period Physical Science for 10th graders who failed their class as a freshman. 

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact their appropriate counselor for additional information or to discuss credit retrieval opportunities:

    A - Da           Ms. Thomsen        683-5799

    Db - H           Ms. Dever             683-5678

    I - Mon         Ms. Creeden        683-5679

    Moo - Sh       Ms. Winter          683-5677

    Si - Z             Mr. Butler             683-5676


    IMPORTANT:  PLEASE READ - MMR vaccination is required for school, preschool, and child care entry. If there is a mumps case in your student's school, preschool, or child care and your student is not up to date with their MMR vaccine, they may be excluded from attending school. For more information - or call our school nurse Ms. Hayes @ 683-5668. 

     Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We extend our invitation to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want, and we value your participation and involvement and support in your student's education! Please know that we highly value home and school communication since it is vital and plays an integral role in each student's success. Please note the following upcoming events and mark it on your calendar:


    May 16-May 18         Student Led Conferences (Early Dismissal Days - 10:30 am)

    Tuesday, May 16         Periods 1, 2, & 3 only

    Wednesday, May 17    Periods 4, 5, & 6 only

    Thursday, May 18       All 6 Periods

                                    Pierce County Skill Center Awards Night @ 6:00 pm

    Friday, May 19           ROTC Annual Awards Night 6-8 pm in Commons @ SLHS

    Saturday, May 20       Senior Ball @ Pioneer Park Pavilion in Puyallup 8-11 pm

    Tuesday, May 23        Honor Society Induction @ 5 pm

    Monday, May 29         No School - Memorial Day

    Thursday, June 1        District Orchestra Festival @ PLU Olson Auditorium 7 pm

    Tuesday, June 6         District Band Festival @ PLU Olson Auditorium 7 pm

    Wednesday, June 7    LATE ARRIVAL for students

                                    SLHS Senior Awards Night @ 6:30 pm


    PARENTS:  Please read the letter I wrote regarding a new TV series that was released on Netflix called "13 Resources Why." You can read this informational letter under Resources.

    Thank you parents for supporting your student regarding attendance, discipline, homework, and grades! The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. (Martin Luther King Jr.)


    Julie Baublits, Principal

    (253) 683-5689