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Athletic Corner

Coach's Handbook

Physical Packets

Sumner Academy Emergency Action Plan

Sumner Contact: Ms. Sherlice Wesson, 913-627-7212.

Eligibility Calendar

Here is the calendar for eligibility reporting. Download it here and see when grades are checked. This is important for all sports and activities that you are involved in.

Nurse's Corner


Know the Warning Signs of Suicide
How do you remember the Warning Signs of Suicide?
Here's an easy-to-remember mnemonic:


I Ideation
S Substance Abuse

P Purposelessness
A Anxiety
T Trapped
H Hopelessness

W Withdrawal
A Anger
R Recklessness
M Mood Changes

If observed, seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for a referral.

In addition to recognizing Suicide Prevention Week, Children's Mercy is also emphasizing firearm safety with the Lock It For Love program who will be handing out free gun locks with police officers demonstrating how to use them.  These are available at different locations Tuesday - Thursday 11-1.



Follow Sumner on Twitter

You can now follow Sumner Athletics @sumner_academy for updates on games, game changes, scores and a whole lot more


Lunch Rules

Starting Monday, September 18th, the Sumner Library will be open during lunches for students who have library business such as studying, reading, or using the computers. Students wanting to move from the cafeteria to the library must secure a pass before entering the cafeteria. Passes will be limited to two student names and table seating is limited to 4 people. Students not using the library for the reason given may be asked to leave. 

PSAT at Sumner

The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 11 from 8:10 a.m. until approximately 12:00 p.m., please plan accordingly. This will affect all Juniors, all gifted Sophomores as well as the top 20% of the remaining Sophomore class.

The students are to report directly to the gyms in the morning and will be released to either 3rd lunch (if their lunch is 1st, 2nd or 3rd) or back to their 6th hour if they have 4th lunch.

More details will be forthcoming.

Sumner Academy of Arts and Science

All Sumner Alumni

Coach Gleichman is getting elected to the Greater Kansas City Coaching Association Hall of Fame and we are going to honor him at half time. We want to honor him by having at least one player present from every year he coached 1981-2005, as well as have as many of the Sabre family return for a night of Sumner Celebration.  We are planning on honoring him at the game against Bishop Ward game on September 29th, 2017 @ 7pm. Contact Mr. Gunter (edward.gunter@kckps.org) if you are interested in coming an we will keep you informed.  The game will be at Wyandotte's stadium.

August Students of the Month

Congratulations to Erick Gutierrez (pictured below with Ms. Yessa) and Suzanne Schmidt (pictured below with Ms. Vanderweel) for being the 8th grade and 9th grade students of the month for August.


Key Club's Blood Drive

Key Club and the Community Blood Center will be hosting our annual fall blood drive on September 22nd, 2017 from 7:30AM to 2:30PM. We always have great staff and student turn out and last year we did something pretty special. Because of the amazing participation in both our fall and spring blood drive we are ranked as a top 5 blood drive in the KC Metro area. So its time to defend our title and make a push to become the #1 blood rive in the city. See Mr. Collins in the new RLU to sign up.  If you have any questions, yon can Loopmail Mr. Collins.

Making an appointment is easy!  Simply follow the steps below.

Visit this link.You will be presented with a list of available blood drives that we sponsor.  Select the drive that is most convenient for you and choose your preferred time to donate.


Family Advocacy Days

Our first Family Advocacy Day will be in October.  Parents, please plan ahead if you would like to meet with your student's teachers.

Wednesday, October 18th 1:30-6:00 PM 

Thursday, October 19th 10:00-4:30 PM (lunch 12:30-1:30)

DACA Renewal Scholarship in Spanish

Cualquier estudiante quien se le vence DACA antes del 5 de marzo del 2018 debería renovar su autorización antes del 5 de octubre 2017. ¡Exactamente dos semanas de hoy! Si se les pasa la fecha de plazo, ellos perderán su autorización de trabajo DACA, número de seguro social y licencia de manejo.

Para renovar, estudiantes deben pagar la cuota de aplicación de $495. Para los estudiantes que no tienen los fondos para pagar, visite la pagina  http://lc4daca.org/ ellos están proveyendo $1 millón en becas para cubrir la cuota de renovar. Estudiantes deben aplicar en línea y ellos reciben un cheque a orden de pago al Dept. of Homeland Security en un par de días.

Como nos compartió Kristina VanAnne, de KU escuela de ley tiene clínicas disponibles para ayudar a gente en la comunidad (no solo estudiantes de KU) renovar su DACA. ¡Estas clínicas son gratuitas! Para fechas e información en cómo preparar, visité la página web https://today.ku.edu/ku-law-school-providing-free-legal-assitance-daca-renewal.

Favor de compartir esto con otros individuos, programas, agencias, comunidad y corran la palabra!

Sumner's Scholarship Initiative Fair

FYI-- The scholarship initiative fair will take place next Friday, Sept. 29th. This email was sent to 9th-11th grade students today to start registering for this event. All seniors are required to attend. Full details provided below.


Sumner Academy will host a Scholarship Initiative College Fair on Friday, September 29th in the new gym from 11:30 a.m.– 3:30p.m. 

  • Interested FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS, in order to attend the fair during your lunch shift, you must register to attend. The deadline to register is Tuesday, September 26th at 11:59 pm.

https://goo.gl/forms/nWwcon3PzMpsV8yI3  (May have to copy and paste the link)

Sumner's Scholarship Initiative Fair Registration (SY 17-18)


Sumner's Scholarship Initiative Fair will take place on Friday, September 29th. 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will have to register to attend this event during your lunch shift (6th hour). I highly suggest that you start early with the college admissions process. The deadline to register for the fair is Tuesday, September 26th at 11:59p.m.


Be sure to bring your school ID the day of the event.

  • Lunch Shifts (This will be a working lunch. You are allowed to be your lunch to the fair.)
    • 1st lunch   11:30-11:55
    • 2nd Lunch  12:00 -12:25
    • 3rd Lunch 12:35-1:00
    • 4th Lunch 1:05-1:30
  • All SENIORS will attend the fair during AEP from (2:00-3:05). Scholarships will be provided to all seniors in AEP from 1:30-2:00. Seniors will report to the gym at 2:00p.m. Representatives are willing to stay until 3:30 to continue to speak with interested students.  Registration is not required for seniors because all Seniors will be required to attend during AEP.
  • Please note: Scholarships will be awarded (via Mrs. Shelton) at the beginning of AEP from the various colleges and universities.  

If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Shelton in Room 114A.  


Our 2017/2018 Partners

  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • Columbia College
  • Donnelly College *
  • Johnson County Community College*
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Kansas State University
  • Metropolitan Community College*
  • Missouri State Southern University*
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Park University
  • Pittsburg State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of Missouri- St. Louis
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of St. Mary
  • Truman State University
  • William Jewell College

*Schools will only participate in the fair and be available for question and answers, but will not be providing scholarship beforehand for seniors.

Once Upon a Homecoming - October 2 to 6

Once Upon a Homecoming

Principal’s Perspective- September 2017

Sumner Parents, Students and Community Members,

We are off to an outstanding start at Sumner Academy!  It was really nice to meet so many parents, grandparents, guardians and others during the first weeks of school.  Rest assured, we will have a number of opportunities this year to meet and continue to get to know each other.

We have many events and activities taking place this month.  A great resource to find a schedule for Sumner activities and athletic events is our School Loop Activities Calendar.  On School Loop you can sign up to receive change notifications and get other important information.  Another outstanding resource is Twitter.  Follow us @KCKPS_Sumner to get the latest news and happenings at Sumner.

Parents of students in grades 11-12, please note the following important activities and dates:

  • Friday, September 22nd—Wichita State University Lunch Visit during AEP.
  • Friday, September 22nd--Deadline to register for the Oct. 28th ACT.
  • Saturday, September 23rd—Experience Nursing Day at Univ. of St. Mary.
  • Monday, September 25th--JCCC lunch visit.
  • Wednesday, September 27th—Questbridge Application deadline.
  • Thursday, September 28th--Donnelly college lunch visit.
  • Friday, September 29th-- Sumner's Scholarship Initiative Fair in the new gym.
  • Saturday, September 30th—HBCU Fair (More information is TBA).
  • Sunday, October 1st-Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available.


Steven Scraggs, Ph.D.


Sumner Academy of Arts and Science

Student Attendance and Calling In

Attendance: 913.627.7233     Office: 913.627.7200

It is imperative to call ahead of time for early dismissals, as students may be in lunch or P.E.

Our lines are open 24/7 you may leave a message. Please allow one hour in advance to request passes to leave early.

Students MUST see attendance clerk before leaving Campus. Students may not be released after 2:45 p.m (12:30 on Wednesday)


Asistencia: 913.627.7233        Officina: 913-627-7200

Es de mucha importancia que nos llame de ante mano para recoger a su estudiante temprano, ya que él o la alumno/a puede estar en hora de lonche o en física. Líneas telefónicas están abiertas las 24 horas, puede dejar su mensaje. Favor permita una hora de anticipación cuando su estudiante necesita salir temprano. Los estudiantes no podrán salir de la escuela después de las 2:45 pm. (12:30 los miércoles)


Sumner Safe Zone

Have you been bullied, either physically or cyber? Have you seen someone being bullied, but were afraid to let someone know? You can now report bullying by emailing sumnersafezone@gmail.com. All reports will be kept confidential. We have a zero tolerance policy for bullying.  Everyone should feel safe at Sumner.  



Math Tutoring

The French Department offers tutoring every Monday and Thursday after school from 3:15-3:45 pm

Fine Arts Tutoring

The Physical Education department will do all fitness tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school with Mr. Wassmann in the Weight room till 4 pm.  4 pm bus passes will be provided.  


All Social Studies teachers are available for tutoring at the following times:

Monday: 7:30-8:00, 3:05-3:30

Tuesday: 7:30-8:00, 3:05-3:30

Wednesday: 7:30-8:0

Thursday: 7:30-8:00, 3:05-3:30

Friday: 7:30-8:00, 3:05-3:30, During AEP

School Loop Mobile App

If you have a cell phone, you can now download the School Loop app.  Here is the link to the page for downloading to iPhones or Android phones. Faculty, parents, and students can easily access from anywhere with this app.

Past Yearbooks

We have the following yearbooks in inventory at the following prices.

1976-1977, 1982-1990, 1992-2017

Yearbook Prices:
2017 to 2014 = $50
1976 to 2013 = $20

You may purchase a yearbook through the school treasurer, Ms. Steele or Loopmail Ms. Vanderweel or Ms. Harris.

Money for College

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Sumner Weekly Review



SUMNER ACADEMY CLASS OF 1987 REUNION WEEKEND Greetings Sabres! A fantastic reunion weekend has been planned for October 6-8th. You don’t want to miss the chance to catch up with old friends, root for our team at the football game, or dance the night away to the best hits of the late 80’s and early 90’s. All Sumner Academy alumni are welcome to come celebrate with the class of 1987! Tickets are on sale now thru September 6th. Click on the link for more information.