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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

Community Health Update:

As of March 18, 2017, 79 mumps cases have been reported in Kansas throughout multiple counties in the state. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and affected local health departments are working closely together to identify cases and implement appropriate isolation and exclusions policies to prevent further spread of mumps. Mumps cases have been reported in the following counties: Allen, Atchison, Barton, Crawford, Douglas, Ellis, Finney, Franklin, Johnson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Miami, Nemaha, Riley, Rooks, Thomas, Trego, and Wyandotte.

Mumps is a contagious disease caused by a virus and typically starts with a few days of fever, headache, muscle aches, tiredness and loss of appetite, followed by swollen salivary glands. Please be mindful of the signs and symptoms of mumps, have appropriate laboratory testing completed when indicated, and immediately report any suspicion of mumps to KDHE at 1-877-427-7317.  For updated case counts and more information about mumps, please visit: http://www.kdheks.gov/epi/mumps.htm.


Information courtesy of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. 

Follow Sumner on Twitter

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


Money for College

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Congratulations to Winnie Ayers!

Finally honoring our incredible Winnie Ayers for over 40 years of coaching and teaching at Sumner High and Academy- naming the court after her in the alumni gym! Winnie Ayers Court. It will have her signature on the court just like Pat Summitt. This was long overdue and so exciting!


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KU School of Architecture

Want to be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound like Superman? Well we can’t necessarily help with that. But the KU School of Architecture can help you design those tall buildings Superman jumps over and they will be here at Sumner on Friday March 31st at 2:20 pm during AEP. If you are a current member of the Architecture CP program, interested in architecture or the KU School of Architecture you should be at this meeting. See Mr. Collins or Mr. Gunter for details. 


1st Annual Dental Clinic

The first Annual Dental Clinic will take place at Sumner Academy on April 20th.  It is available to all students regardless of insurance, especially those without a dentist or dental checkup inthe past 6 months.  Includes teeth cleaning, fluoride varnish, sealants, and a dental screening to look for cavities.  Consent forms are in the nurse's office.

Got teeth? 

Student Publications for Sale

Official cover for ALONE, I SONDER, art by Legion Fetters. The YWKC club has been working on this book since August, and our final publishing date is March 30! Approximately 300 pages long, this anthology contains poetry, short stories, and excerpts. :) Want a copy? If you live in the Kansas City area, you can use this google from to order now. https://goo.gl/forms/0Ti78YW71XQLPao92 We'll hand-deliver the books to you when they arrive. $15 per copy, cash or check, and your money will be collected when we deliver the book. For those out of town: there will be an Amazon link posted once the book is published.

Congratulations to all the amazing people whose work is featured in this publication. Note to the contributors: Your author price is $10. Club publishing party next Thursday!

Please share this post and tell your friends and family! https://goo.gl/forms/0Ti78YW71XQLPao92

Key Club Blood Drive

Key Club and the Community Blood Center will be hosting our annual spring blood drive on April 20th, 2017 from 7:30AM to 2:30PM.  All students need to see Mr. Collins for a permission slip.  Everyone else can make an appointment by clicking this link.


Prom Dress?

Do you need a dress for prom? Blessed Dress KC is having their annual free prom boutique on Friday, March 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church 5144 Oak St Kansas City, MO For more information call 816-753-1844.

Looking for a Career in Law?

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Mayor Recognizes Soccer Team

Mayor Mark Holland recognizes the varsity soccer team for their accomplishments.


Prom 2017

Prom tickets go on sale, Monday, March 20th before school ONLY in room A113. $40 per ticket for the month of March. Prices go up to $50 per ticket April 3-14. Guest forms will be available when you purchase your ticket.
Theme: Some Enchanted Evening
Colors: Lavendar and Light Gold
When: Saturday, April 22, 7-10:30pm
Where: The Urban Event Space in KCMO- 8th floor and rooftop deck
Details: Beverages, desserts and heavy appetizers provided by Above and Beyond Catering.

Photo booth available and professional photos by LifeTouch

See Ms. Zebell with any questions you may have!

Space: http://theurbanevent.com/content/index.php?id=4

Catering: http://aboveandbeyondcateringkc.com


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.  Look for future Safe Zones in the building.


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, 1992-2016 (2017 forthcoming)

Yearbook Prices:
2017 to 2014 = $50
2006 to 2013 = $30
1976 to 2005 = $20

You may purchase a yearbook through the school treasurer.  Email michael.prier@kckps.org with the years you want and we will leave it in the office for pick up.


Here is a copy of the tutoring schedule.  Download it and see what subjects are offered and when.  Here is the updated Math tutoring schedule.

Internet Safety

1. Keep Your Online Identity Secret

Don’t tell anyone your real name and address or what neighborhood you live in. Here’s the general rule: Don’t give out any information that a predator could possibly use to find you. The Federal Trade Commission says that even “small clues” like what school you attend or the name of your athletic team is enough for a predator to figure out your identity.

2. Your Username and Password Belong to You … And Only You

Don’t give your username or password to anyone. It's just that simple. What if a friend logs on and pretends to be you, and then says something really awful and gets you in trouble? Sure, it might seem funny to the “former” friend, but it’s serious and it happens every day. With your username and password, someone can post language that gets you expelled from school, in trouble with your parents, or even in trouble with the law. Keep your name and password private.

3. Other Tips

Only accept friend requests from people you KNOW.

Make sure your privacy settings on Facebook are set to private.

If you post photos, make sure that they are only visible to your friends and are not public (you can change this in settings).

If you get any unwelcome or suspicious messages on Facebook, report the messages to Facebook and block the person from contacting you.

Be safe!


New Recycling Program

Students: Thanks to Student Council providing the funds, recycling has returned to Sumner!  Please look for the container in each classroom and put into it only recyclable materials.  Trash like glass bottles, tissues, and styrofoam goes into the trash can.  Please help us reduce what we send to the landfill by refilling water bottles, reusing paper, and generally reducing our consumption of one-use products like plastic forks and spoons.  if you are interested in helping to empty classroom bins, contact senior Amanda Cano-Lozano.


February Employee of the Month

When students were asked who made their days at Sumner - who I should nominate - they ALL agreed that Mr. Harris was awesome!  They report that he learns and uses their names, he really cares about them, and most importantly he tries to make everyone's day.  He knows when people are having bad days and works to cheer them up.  He tells everyone to have a good day and smiles and makes everyone happy.  Because he sees most students every day he has a great opportunity to impact school climate - and they all report that in the hustle and bustle of trying to eat a rushed lunch, seeing his happy face really cheers them up - they feel valued and "seen."