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National Honor Society Applicants

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Posted by: Alicia Hollis
Published: 12/17/14

Dec. 12-13 Debate Results
Congratulations Sumner Academy Debaters!


Michael Franklin and Dasia Graves finished the very stressful East KS National Speech and Debate Association's National Qualifier as the 4th place team and they are the alternate&... Continue
Posted by: Jamelle Brown
Published: 12/14/14

Dec. 12-13 Debate Results

Congratulations Sumner Academy Debaters!


Michael Franklin and Dasia Graves finished the very stressful East KS National Speech and Debate Association's National Qualifier as the 4th place team and they are the alter... Continue
Posted by: Jamelle Brown
Published: 12/14/14

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Upcoming Events


December 16; BAND CONCERT 7:00pm – Welcome the holidays with the smooth sounds of the Sumner Band!


January 13; Sumner Boys Basketball Alumni Night 5:30 (jv)/7:00 (v) – BE BLUE, be loud, and be proud!

January 16; The Sound of Music, presented by the Sumner Theatre and Music departments 7pm – Alumni reception at 6:00 to meet cast, crew, and light refreshments. Ticket information available from Sumner Academy office (627-7200)


February 3; Sumner Girls Basketball Alumni Night & PINK OUT Night 5:30 (jv)/7:00 (v) – join us as we SLAM CANCER! WEAR BLUE & PINK!

February 17; SPARTAN Night with Girls & Boys Basketball 5:30 (g)/7:00 (b) – join us as we THROWBACK to the days and wear our AWESOME ORANGE and recognize Spartans past.


We need your HELP & EXPERTIESE!

Do you have a talent? Are you interested in giving back? Would you like to share your experiences with our current students? Contact Mrs. Hornback to see how to get “plugged in” to the ELECTRIC things happening around campus!



If you are interested in visiting with our students throughout the week of February 9 – 13, please contact Mrs. Hornback or Granvile O’Neal by January 9, 2015. We will be conducting tours of the facility, alumni room, and creating small group setting for the Sumner story/legacy/tradition to be remembered for years to come!


KU GEAR UP December 10th Grade Family Meeting

Please join KU GEAR UP on Wednesday, December 17 at 6pm at Power Play for our semester family celebration.  An RSVP is required, please submit the reservation form attached.  Family Meeting Reservation Form

You, your parent/guardian and two guest for a total of 4 people are invited to join us.  AN ADULT MUST ATTEND THE MEETING.

Your reservation must be submitted no later than Friday, December 12, 2014.

If you and/or your parent has any questions, please feel free to LoopMail me or email me at VLW@ku.edu.

I hope to see you there!!!

Ms. White

9th Grade KU GEAR UP December Family Meeting

Freshmen ONLY:

KU GEAR UP-Harmon Cluster and Sumner 9th graders will have a Family Event on Saturday, Dec. 20 @ 10:00a.m. at CoCo Keys, KC, MO.  Breakfast and Swimming are free.  We will provide 4 Free tickets for CoCo keys.  Please RSVP at Kugearup@ku.edu

 #2 Announcement:

9th graders, KU GEAR UP Wednesday Workshop on December 17 will be cancelled.

8th Grade Dance

Attention 8th graders make plans now to attend the 8th Grade Dance - Friday December 12 sponsored by the Music Department as a fundraiser for the New York, NY trip in March 2015! This is a festive occasion so Dress To Impress (dress pants or khakis, dresses or skirts – MUST MEET DRESS CODE LENGTH & COVERAGE).


Theme:  Winter in New York

Time:  3:30pm - 5:30 pm 

Cost:  $6


The tickets will go on sale Monday, December 8 - Thursday December 11 during the lunch periods. 

GPACAC Scholarship

Greetings from GPACAC!   The scholarship committe would like to announce that applications for 2015 are now available for your students at gpacac.net.  Please click the link in the scholarship window on the home page for more information on each scholarship.

In 2014,GPACAC awarded $7,000 to deserving college-bound high school seniors in our region (click here to see the recipients), and we look forward to another successful year in 2015. 

High School counselors, there is a counselor-nominated scholarship available, as well -- this is an opportunity for you to (quickly) nominate one of your students for a GPACAC scholarship.  

The first deadlines is February 1, 2015, so the sooner these are made available to your students, the better.

Please let us know if you have any questions about GPACAC scholarships, and we'll be happy to help any questions you have.

Thank you for your continued support of the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling!
GPACAC President

The Acacia Leadership Scholarship

The Acacia Leadership Scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming male freshmen at the Manhattan Campus of Kansas State University who display excellence in academics, motivation for personal success, and an interest in studying the principles of leadership. One $1000 scholarship and two $500 scholarships are awarded each year. The priority deadline for applications for this scholarship is December 19th, 2014. Applications will be taken until January 9th, 2015 at 5pm. In order to receive the scholarship, the recipient must provide proof of enrollment at Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS by September 1, 2015. Applications turned in by the priority deadline will be given preference.  If selected, applicants will be given the opportunity to participate in a final interview round at the chapter house in Manhattan, KS.  Please apply online at http://kstateacacia.org/page.php?pageid=11.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or Zev Allen at the contact information below.  Thank you!


Ryan Haefke                                  Zev Allen

Undergraduate Chairman           Undergraduate Chairman

Scholarship Committee               Scholarship Committee

rhaefke@ksu.edu                         zevallen@ksu.edu

785.851.0332                                785.817.1772


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KC BizFest

KCKPS KC BizFest Schools,


We are pleased to announce the 11th Anniversary of KC BizFest 2015, Feb. 11-14th at Shawnee Mission School District’s Indian Creek Technology Center, 4401 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park, KS 66207.


For 11 years, KC BizFest has been developing Kansas City's future leaders. Through a 4 day entrepreneurial boot camp, students will learn how to develop a feasible business plan, present their plan, and develop themselves professionally. Each year KC BizFest selects 100 students to be a part of this experience. After KC BizFest, students are encouraged to become a part of Latinos of Tomorrow (LOTS), where they continue to develop themselves academically and socially and guided through the college planning process. This is a great opportunity for your students!



The school must help with the following (3 items) to be part of this opportunity:


1. Recruit students to apply for KC BizFest:

    *KC BizFest Fast Facts English:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L2l33VTB1c_6OCPnmlNUbhGcSevx0qRJSLhY2TaQzVU/edit?usp=sharing


    *KC BizFest Fast Facts Spanish:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KcjKW_CJdiWD6mLaLvTXnzFzB_Kt7tqHRk9kUHzQek8/edit?usp=sharing



2. Work with students to apply for KC BizFest: https://adobeformscentral.com/?f=Ct51Ib3cchX%2AbRW9TTj2FQ

    *On-line applications are due Nov. 25th.

    *Please note that 2 letters of recommendation must be uploaded into the application.


3. Ensure your selected students are aware of the transportation schedule, provided by the district.

Thank you for supporting the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Collaborative for the KC BizFest 2015. Please let us know if you have questions.


The NCWIT Award

The NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing application season is in full swing! Applications close November 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM, EST, so please encourage all the young women in your classes and school who are technically-minded computer coders, programmers, hackers and web designers to apply<http://www.aspirations.org>.


An educator endorsement is required for each application and must be completed by November 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST. Encouraging students to apply and endorsing their applications not only supports young women and their interest in computing and technology, it offers you the chance to win the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award! Apply<http://www.aspirations.org/participate/educators> through November 7, 2014 for a chance to win $1,000 in technical professional development activities, trophies and other prizes.


And there's more!

Each educator who endorses a student's application receives a Sphero robot as a heartfelt Thank You!


We look forward to reading about the young women and their computing aspirations!


Questions? Contact us as aspirations@ncwit.org<mailto:aspirations@ncwit.org

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Effective December 11, 2014, all visitors to Sumner Academy must pass through the metal detector. In an effort to expedite this process, everyone is required to remove all outerwear. This includes, but is not limited to jackets, coats, and hats.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

The Administrative Staff

I've Been Accepted

Battle of The Books

The Sumner team competed on Saturday, November 8, 2014 and took 1st place in high school competition and third place in 8th grade competition

November Picture

November 7 - Undergrad picture retakes

November 14 - Senior Last Chance and Class Photo

November 21 - Groups and Clubs pictures



KU Leadership Summit