Weekly Announcements

For Upper School Students


Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday to the following students and staff:

  • Jan 22 Juliette Shields
  • Jan 25 Gabe Villaflor
No School on January 18 and 21

On January 18 during the teacher in-service, the main offices in both buildings at Redmond Campus will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., and the Preschool office at Valley Campus will be closed. On January 21, all offices at both campuses will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Spring Semester Begins January 22

Middle School and Upper School students' spring semester schedules are visible on the Student and Parent Portals. Contact Registrar James Woollard if you have any questions at jwoollard@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext 537.

Welcome Class of 2023 on January 22 and 24

Please welcome Bear Creek's class of 2023 into our building, classrooms, and activities on the mornings of Tuesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 24 when our grade 8 students "Step Up to Upper School."

Burgers With Brock on January 23

Upper School boys are invited to Burgers With Brock on Wednesday, January 23, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., in the Nagel Commons. Please RSVP online.

Our guest and speaker Brock Huard is co-host of the ESPN 710 Brock and Salk Show and host of the podcast Above and Beyond: The Intersection of Faith and Sports, as well as a husband and father of three, and a devoted follower of Christ. He'll join us for some real talk about growing up as young man. This free event is hosted by the boys basketball team and open to all Upper School boys.

Questions? Contact Dean of Students Rev. Jeff Gephart at jgephart@tbcs.org or 425-898-1720 ext. 735.

Test Make-up Opportunities Resume January 23 and 24

Test make-up opportunities in US Room 103 resume on Wednesday morning, January 23 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.  and Thursday afternoon, January 24 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to confirm your make-up test with your teacher prior to coming in.

Upper School Spirit Week January 28 – February 1

Upper School Spirit Week dress up days. Show your support by joining in!

  • Heroic Monday: Who are your superheroes? Learn from them.
  • Tropical Tuesday: Work hard, then rest. Rest is important.
  • Wacky Wednesday: Enjoy the little things in life.
  • Team Up Thursday: Life is better together.
  • Purple Friday: Grizzlies united against cancer. Wear purple with a purpose.
All-School Fellowship Breakfast on January 30

Let's break bread together! All students, parents, faculty, and staff are invited to this free all-school breakfast on Wednesday, January 30, 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., in the Main Commons. Please RSVP online for planning purposes. Catered by A Platinum Event and sponsored by your PTF.

Study Skill Sessions Resume on January 29

These weekly sessions are held on Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in US Room 107. Upper School students learn about and integrate study skills into their homework time. Topics include time management, organization, note-taking, exam preparation, avoiding procrastination, attending Office Hours, and how to balance an academic load. After a 5-minute "mini" lesson on a specific study skill, students will have time to practice these skills with current homework. 

Staying on Track - College Planning for Juniors and Parents on February 6

Juniors and their parents will learn about the important and required tasks that must be completed in Naviance before the end of junior year to ensure organized and timely college applications in the fall of their senior year. Please mark your calendars so you do not miss important information about college application support. The content in this meeting is different from the information covered during the individual junior family meetings.

American Mathematics Competition on February 7 and 13

Students interested in participating in the annual AMC 10/12 mathematics competition should contact Mrs. Probst (jprobst@tbcs.org) or Mrs. Dierking (jdierking@tbcs.org) to register. The test will be administered from 1:05 p.m – 2:50 p.m. on both February 7 and 13 (choose one date). Learn more at maa.org.

Register for Upper School Spring Sports by February 8

Register online now for Upper School spring sports (boys baseball, girls golf, boys soccer, girls tennis, boys and girls track & field); the registration deadline is Friday, February 8. Schedule a sports physical exam as soon as possible, student-athletes can't participate in the first practice without it! The first day of the Upper School spring season is Monday, February 25, right after Mid-Winter Break.

Senior Blast Trip Waiver Due February 8

The Senior Blast overnight trip is scheduled for March 4 and 5 at Sleeping Lady Resort in Leavenworth. This retreat is a special opportunity for our senior class to spend times together and plan for the end of the school year. All seniors will attend. Please print the waiver, sign, and submit in the Upper School office by Friday, February 8. The itinerary and packing list is available online. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Stump at dstump@tbcs.org or give her a call at 425-898-1720 ext. 532.

Upper School Check-in/Check-out

The Upper School student check-in/check-out system has been recently upgraded to scan ASB cards. All ASB cards have a barcode on the back coded with the student's ID number. Students should carry their ASB cards to help expedite the check-in/check-out process. All students must check in or out at the Upper School main office if they are going home home sick or leaving for or returning from a doctor’s appointment or other off campus event.

Senior Class Only: Off-Campus Lunch Privileges

Seniors are the only class with the off-campus lunch privileges. During spring semester, seniors who have submitted a signed copy of the Senior Off-Campus Lunch Permission form (available in the office) may leave campus on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays. Bear Creek does not authorize students to ride together when leaving campus; parents must coordinate and approve their child riding with another child.

Main Building Doors Unlock at 3:15 PM

As of November 26, all Main Building exterior doors unlock at 3:15 p.m. Only the main entrance will unlock at 2:45 p.m. If you are headed to the locker room or another location at the Main Building before 3:15 p.m., please use the main entrance.

School Counselor

Our school counselor Mrs. Slaybaugh is on campus all day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Please feel free to stop by or make an appointment online. Her office is located at the top of the central Upper School staircase.

Upcoming Events

Be sure to review the calendar on this page for a list of all the student activities scheduled for next week!


all day
DENNIS pants or skirt, oxford or polo shirt, school sweater, vest, or blazer
all day
DENNIS pants or skirt, oxford or polo shirt, school sweater, vest, or blazer
Performing Arts Center
House Meeting Locations
Performing Arts Center
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DENNIS pants or skirt, oxford or polo shirt, school sweater, vest, or blazer

Athletics Events