Sabres Sports Schedules
Hearing and Vision Screening
In February we will begin hearing screenings for 8th & 11th grade students as well as vision screenings for 8th & 10th grade students. Students will be sent with a note home of Pass or Did Not Pass. Please let the nurse know if your child has any condition or illness she should be aware of. It is also important that students have their corrective lenses or glasses with them. Thank you!
Swim Team at Turner Swim Meet
8th Grade Wrestlers
Sumner Academy of Arts and Science
Join us for Family Advocacy Days…
Wednesday, February 10, 3:30-6:00 p.m. and Friday, February 12, 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (lunch 11:30 – 12:00)
Speak with teachers, counselors, and club sponsors!
Support student groups - T shirts will be for sale & baked goods are available for snacking!
Where Are You Going?
These seniors are heading to Wichita State University
Sumner’s Historic and Contemporary Excellence Honored
Kansas City’s United Minority Media Association (UMMA) recognized the historic and the continuing excellence in education that hallmarks the former Sumner High School and the present Sumner Academy. UMMA jointly named Sumner Spartans and Sumner Sabres recipients of its Educational Institution Award for 2015 in recognition of the legacy of educational excellence established by Sumner as a high school and the upholding of that legacy by Sumner as an Academy.
Sumner High School operated as the only all-Black high school in the entire state of Kansas from 1905 until 1978; its foundation was cultural and academic excellence. The high school was closed in 1978, but the same building that housed Sumner High School was reopened in 1978 (for the 1978-79 school year) as Sumner Academy. “We found it particularly noteworthy and especially inspiring that the foundation of cultural and academic excellence laid between 1905 and 1978 when Sumner operated as Sumner High School continues to be upheld and built upon by Sumner Academy,” said M.C. Richardson, UMMA Founder and CEO. “In addition to the continued legacy of stellar academia,” Richardson added, “the spirit of cooperation and the developing camaraderie among Sumner Spartans and Sumner Sabres absolutely compelled a joint award.”
A contingent of Spartans attended the pep assembly at Sumner Academy which served as the setting for the UMMA presentation. Sumner Academy Vice-Principal Jennifer P. Hornback introduced Thomas H. Gordon (Sumner Class of 1966), Interim President of the Sumner High School Alumni Association, and Granville O’Neal (Sumner Class of 1970), curator of the Sumner High School Alumni Room which is also housed a Sumner Academy. Gordon transferred the UMMA award into the hands of O’Neal for placement in the Alumni Room. As Veda J. Monday (Sumner Class of 1966) acknowledged the transition from Sumner High School to Sumner Academy---from Spartan to Sabre---Judy Hams Easterwood (Sumner Class of 1966) modeled a specially designed orange t-shirt with blue print. Orange honored Spartan colors of orange and black and blue honored Sabre colors of blue and silver. The front of the orange tee bore the name “Sumner” printed in blue. On the back of the orange tee and printed in blue was the word “Sparbre,” symbolizing the blending of SPARtan and SaBRE.
It was most fitting that the Sumner Spartans/Sumner Sabres were joint recipients of the UMMA 2015 Educational Institution Award.
Grade School Night
The Sumner Boys Basketball team hosted the 2nd Annual Sabre Nation Boys & Girls Free Basketball Camp this past weekend. The event was a huge success with nearly 60 campers. The weekend was filled with an atmosphere of basketball FUNdamentals, competitions, great motivation from guest speakers, prizes and food.
Special halftime entertainment!
Progress Reports were handed out today during 7th hour in preparation for Family Advocacy Day tomorrow evening and Friday.
Tutoring for Science, Math, and Social Studies.
Check out all the new stuff on the College and Career page under resources. Here is the link. Scholarships, college visits, information about graduation, and Mrs. Parra can be found on this page.
Debate Went to State
The Sumner Academy Debate Team placed 3rd in the KSHSAA 4A 4-Speaker State Debate Championship Tournament.
Google Student Blog
KU Sunflower Strings Concert
Sumner Academy Orchestra members were honored to participate in the KU Sunflower Strings concert.