Spartan Futures

College, Career & Counseling Information

Here's what's happening in November

Career & College Calendar of Events

Keep on top of the events, job shadows, area events and more through the Career and College Calendar of Events. Always adding new events so check back often. https://www.sumnersd.org/shscareercenter

Upcoming Virtual Job Shadow Opportunities

Make It Happen Mondays

Each week the Career Center will host colleges, military recruiters, companies, workshops and job shadows for students. Check out the link below to take part in the event or find out more info.

WA Families College Knowledge Information

The Washington College Access Network created some fantastic resources for families of all age students to under and guide you through preparing for college and the process of applying and paying for it. Check out the link to learn more: https://www.wcan.org/college-knowledge/

CTE Career Readiness Cords

A Career Readiness Cord is an honorary designation that signals to future employers and post-secondary institutions that students have participated in a wide range of high school career preparation courses and have demonstrated evidence of 21st-century skills valued in the workplace. We have revised our criteria and process for the class of 2021 and beyond. Read more here.
Sumner-Bonney Lake School District | Career Readiness Cord Recipients

Black and Brown Male Summit

This powerful event is back once again with a goal to empower and motivate our Black and Brown young men to excel in academics and to accept nothing less than excellence from self. Sign up today to participate in this event.

New Work Authorization Form Process

Moving forward we will be implementing a new process for all work authorization approvals. Work authorizations will be reviewed on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week and available to be picked up after 1:00PM on these days.


To help expedite the approval process please make sure the following is completed when turning in the paperwork:


1. Both pages are completely filled out

2. All signatures are on the paperwork including employee, employer and parent

3. Contact information is accurate in case of any questions


Please note when approving work authorizations Sumner takes both attendance and grades into account and may require meeting with an administrator if needed.

Social & Emotional Support

Community Resources


For the most current resources available in Pierce County, dial 2-1-1.


Mental Health Referral Service - Seattle Children's now offers a referral line for families looking for mental health services. Families can call the number to provide their request, insurance information, and times available, and the referral specialist will set them up with a few providers who have openings and work for their given insurance/schedule.



If you are experiencing a mental health emergency please contact:


  • Crisis Line (1-866-4CRISIS(1-866-427-4747) or text HOME to (741741) for a text conversation, this provides free, 24/7 support for people in crisis, via text. Send a message to 741741 and a trained crisis counselor will respond
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-Talk (24 hrs/7 days), or
  • 911

The Community Big Give

This year will be a bit different for the Big Give. Due to COVID-19 they will delivering meals to families in need this Thanksgiving. If you are in need of help this Thanksgiving and you live in or have students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake, Dieringer & White River School District Communities, we would love to deliver a full Thanksgiving meal to your doorstep. Please go to the link below to sign up to request a Thanksgiving meal for you and your family. The deadline is Nov. 11th.

https://communitybiggive.com/meal/

Contact Your Counselor: