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Posted Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 11:21:38 PM
On Friday, January 19 during the Teacher In-Service, no classes will be held. The offices in the Main Building and Upper School Building will be open from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM; the office at Valley Campus will be closed.
Posted Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 8:20:01 PM
Bear Creek Preschool presents the another in our popular Parenting Topics and Tips series. Don't miss Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten with Karen Blankenbeckler on February 7. RSVP online at
Posted Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 11:28:00 PM
On January 12, Bear Creek defeated Bush (40-36). The Lady Grizzlies were led by seniors Alyson Wong, Ashley Cowman, and Delaney Montgomery with 12, 9, and 8 points respectively. On January 16, Bear Creek defeated Eastside Prep (49-25). Freshman Emma Firminger scored 13 points. Senior Kim Do scored 10 points, and Montgomery added 8 more. On January 17, Bear Creek lost to Overlake (45-30). Wong led the Grizzlies with 12 points.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 11:21:00 PM
On January 12, Bear Creek defeated Bush (67-53). Junior Trevor McRae scored 27 points, and sophomore Jace Blankenbeckler added 16 more. On January 16, Eastside Prep fell to Bear Creek (38-36). Senior Alex Gephart led the Grizzlies with 11 points. Blankenbeckler scored 9 points, and junior Josh Kelleran scored 8 points. On January 17, Bear Creek lost to Overlake (37-51). Blankenbeckler scored 15 points, and McRae scored 13 points.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 11:08:52 PM
Please congratulate the following students who were recognized at Chapel on January 16:
  • Silas J., grade 1, for Encouragement
  • Colby S., grade 2, for Intellectual Curiosity
Posted Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018 10:43:00 PM
Junior Abby Campbell's "Fish and Chips" was selected by the Teen Arts Council and is featured in the 2018 20 Under 20 exhibition in the Community Education Gallery at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The opening reception is on Friday, January 19 from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Congratulations!
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:54:00 AM
The school is closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. On Friday, January 19 during the Teacher In-Service, the offices in the Main Building and Upper School Building will be open from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM; the office at Valley Campus will be closed.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:49:00 AM
Please congratulate senior Julia Maher, junior Sandy Shao, and junior Daniel Yoo for their nominations to play in these honor ensembles this month. Read more for details.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:48:00 AM
Chess champion and Northwest University student Phiona Mutesi will speak at Chapel on Wednesday, January, 17, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM, in the Performing Arts Center. Parents are welcome to attend. Phiona's life is the subject of a book and Disney movie; read this Guardian article to learn more about her.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:47:00 AM
Upper School spring sports include boys baseball, boys soccer, girls tennis, and track & field. Coaches will hold interest/informational meetings on Wednesday, January 17 during Upper School lunch. All students interested in participating need to attend.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:46:54 AM
On Wednesday, January 24, 8:10 AM - 8:50 AM, in the Andrea Lairson Library, juniors and their parents will learn about the important and required tasks that must be completed in Family Connection before the end of the year.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 9:46:09 AM
On Wednesday, January 31, 8:10 AM to 9:00 AM, in US Room 207, Ms. Carhart and writing coach Reisha Colton will meet with juniors to work on an essay writing exercise.
Posted Friday, Jan 12, 2018 7:00:00 AM
You are invited to attend Bear Creek's Open House for grades K-6 on Saturday, January 20 at 10:30 AM at the Redmond Campus Main Building. Learn more about your child's next grade level and to bring friends who you think may be interested in Bear Creek. Your RSVP is appreciated.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 3:59:18 PM
Bear Creek's Adopt-a-Grizzly program pairs each K-6 class with 2-3 varsity or JV basketball players or cheerleaders. Students and their families are encouraged to attend the home basketball games on Friday, February 2 to cheer on their adopted athletes!
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 2:49:00 PM
Is your Upper School or Middle School child participating in an outside-of-school activity, sport, or job? If so, we would love to include him/her in Bear Creek's 2017-2018 yearbook. Original/High resolution photos and descriptions may be emailed to . Please include your child's name and grade.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 1:24:00 PM
All students, parents, faculty, and staff are invited to this free all-school breakfast on Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM, in the Main Commons.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 1:23:18 PM
We are counting on each family to procure an item with a value of at least $150 for Auction 2018 to be successful. You can easily drop off your procurement form or donation in the auction office at the Farmhouse on the north side of Redmond Campus.
Posted Thursday, Jan 11, 2018 1:20:03 PM
Come join us for a stimulating discussion about wise-minded parenting strategies and the predictors of success in adolescence. Tickets available online at
Posted Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 9:08:00 AM
Middle School and Upper School fall semester (semester 1) report cards are posted on the parent and student portals (Veracross). Report cards will not be mailed out, but can be downloaded from the portals.
Posted Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 10:11:20 PM
Our Preschool Open House is on Saturday, January 20 at 9:00 AM at Valley Campus. Children are welcome. To invite your friends, share this page.

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