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Athletic Corner

Coach's Handbook

Physical Packets

Sumner Academy Emergency Action Plan

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

Athletic Department Email

Yearbook Information

Sumner Yearbook 2019 and Senior Ads/Recognitions

Information has been given to students in AEP on how to order a copy of the 2018-2019 yearbook.  You have three options to pay:

1. Bring check or cash to Ms. Steele (office) or Dr. Aspleaf (advisor)

2. Return the yearbook envelope from the flyer with a check - return to Ms. Steele or Dr. Aspleaf

3. Purchase online at: and use school code 12556619

Special:  For an additional $15.00 - you can purchase a copy of last year's yearbook (2017-2018).  You must purchase this from Dr. Aspleaf or Ms. Steele (office).


Distribution for the 2019 yearbook will be before seniors leave for graduation.  We will be hosting a yearbook signing event for all those who have purchased a yearbook!

Senior Ads: There are limited pages in the 2019 yearbook to honor your senior graduate.  Prices are:

  • Full-Page ($200)
  • Half-Page ($100)
  • Quarter-Page ($50)

You will purchase your senior ad on the yearbook webpage: and use school code 12556619

After you purchase your senior ad, you will need to download and complete the attached senior ad order form to indicate the text you would like on the page as well as how to submit your pictures.  Copies of the senior ad order form/information are also available in the main office.


For further information on yearbooks or senior ads - please contact Dr. Steve Aspleaf (

Math Tutoring

Here is the math tutoring schedule for all students.  If you need help with your math class, please download the this PDF and see when and where you can receive this help.  

Principal’s Perspective- March 2019

Sumner Parents, Students and Community Members,

March is here, and our students are beginning the home-stretch towards graduation and the coming 2019-20 school year.  We still have plenty of work left to do this school year, including the Kansas Assessment Program Test and International Baccalaureate Exam starting later this month.  If your student is involved in testing, be on the lookout for information as we get closer to those dates.

Congratulations to our winter athletic and activity participants as those seasons came to an end last week.  We are very proud of our athletes and performers, and we are excited about the future of all of our extra-curricular programs.  Spring sports and activities begin after spring break.  Check with your student’s coach or sponsor for dates and times.

As always, if you have any questions please contact us at (913) 627-7200.


Steven Scraggs, Ph.D.


Sumner Academy of Arts and Science

The KCK chapter of Delta Sigma Theta is launching its EMBODI (Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence) program which is designed to provide tools for young African American men to attain a higher quality of life, provide awareness for college and career options, cultivate and create community-minded young men by  expanding their horizons and involving them in service learning opportunities. With the support of other major organizations, it is our goal to provide resources for them to make rewarding life choices.

This year's area of focus will include but not limited to: Leadership and Self-efficacy, Character and Ethics, Relationships and Sexual Consent, Fiscal Management and College Readiness, Healthier Lifestyles, Career Options and STEM education. 

We have an informational coming up in April and would like for anyone that is interested to attend. At the informational we will detail more regarding the application, mentor assignment, events and activities, important deadlines, and what will be expected.If you could please pass along this information to anyone you feel would be a great candidate, that would be awesome. If they have questions, you might also mention they can reach out to me directly by email or phone. I just ask that if they plan to attend, that they please RSVP by email. If they will not be able to make it but would like to still have a separate phone call and receive and application by email, please let us know. This will be an awesome program. 

Chanel Maddox

EMBODI Chairperson

Kansas City, (KS) Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

Email:, Phone: 913-744-9321

Beating Cancer is in our Blood!  Please donate to Sumner's fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society today! 

Lab Research Internship

PREP-KC plans on offering paid summer lab research internships at KU Medical Center this summer for six weeks from June 3-July 12th. The opportunity is open to current juniors and seniors. We would like to extend the opportunity to apply to Sumner students. If you have students that you think would be a good fit for the experience (advanced science classes with lab components and considering a career in research), feel free to send them the application. 

Link to application: The deadline to apply is April 5th. 

Scholarships for the Month

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is a really awesome opportunity for students (AGES 8 TO 18) who have made a significant positive difference to our people and our planet. According to their website, “The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. 

Deadline: April 15th

Amount: $10,000 (25)


Cherng Global Leadership Academy

The Honors College at the University of Missouri (Columbia) is now accepting applications from high school students, of all levels, for its Summer 2019 Cherng Global Leadership Academy (CGLA).

The program runs from June 16 through June 25, 2019. Participants in this 10-day residential program will explore what it means for them personally to be a leader and will be led through a series of activities, programs, workshops, and projects that will enhance their leadership traits and build their skills, while connecting them into a broad leadership network across numerous fields — from business to government, agriculture to education.

Hosted by the University of Missouri Honors College, the cost to attend the CGLA is just $400 and includes room, all meals, leadership activities, and study materials.  Need-based scholarships are available for a limited number of participants.

For more information and to apply, interested students and parents should visit the following page:

Tallgrass Freight Company Scholarship

Tallgrass Freight Company is offering a scholarship.  The application can be found here.

Engineering Summer Program

There are amazing opportunities awaiting at UW-Madison this summer! They host a variety of summer programs for high school students interested in math, science, technology, and engineering:

The College of Engineering hosts Engineering Summer Program (ESP) for current sophomores and juniors from June 15 – July 26, 2019. ESP is a 6-week program designed to engage students who perform strongly in math and science and would like to explore careers in engineering. Students take courses in math, physics, chemistry, engineering, and technical communications and fill their day with other structured programming such as industry site visits, field trips, guest lectures, workshops, and faculty mentoring. Thanks to the university and corporate partners, ESP is offered at no cost to participants. Students can learn more and apply online at  The deadline for applications to ESP is April 1, 2019. At the end of this email is a copy of the ESP Flyer. If you would like the PDF file sent to you, please let them know.

“It was an amazing experience to meet so many new people and get close to many of them. Completing a design project that was so challenging really made me feel accomplished. There were so many great memories and experiences, I don't really want to leave!”

~ ESP 2018 Student

For current freshman, sophomores, and juniors, they have a FREE, six-day, residential program called ProCSI (pronounced “proxy”) here in Madison that runs from July 21 – 26, 2019. At ProCSI, students get to have fun discovering how important computer science and engineering are to modern research. Activities include Computer Aided Design of physical objects, problem solving activities using computer simulation software, and tours of engineering laboratories where cutting-edge research takes place! Learn more at


Dear Seniors, 

The Greater Kansas City Alumni Chapter - University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is offering the Audrey T. Davis Scholarship to a 2019 graduating high school senior wishing to attend the university. 

You must be a graduating senior with a 2.75 GPA from a local high school in the metropolitan area of Kansas City – Kansas or Missouri. All scholarship application packages must be electronically submitted ( by Monday, March 25, 2019. Please inform the person completing the Counselor Section (counselor, teacher, or community leader) that this information must be electronically submitted by March 25, 2019. In addition to the application, there will be a scheduled interview at Rockhurst Community Center. 

If you have any additional questions and/or concerns, please contact: Tanesha Thompson (Scholarship Committee Chair) at 816-521-9659 or via e-mail at 

We look forward to receiving your completed application. 

Tanesha Thompson, Scholarship Committee Chair
Greater Kansas City UAPB/AM&N Alumni Chapter 

Shannon Hendrix, President
Greater Kansas City UAPB/AM&N Alumni Chapter 

Here is a scholarship for an organization that Officer Moran is a part of. It is the National Latino Peace Officers Association (NLPOA).  They are giving away scholarships for KCKPS students.  They gave two last year to Sumner students. 

Greetings to the Sabres!

Please use the following link to apply:

Kansas works job search appKANSASWORKS recently rolled out a free mobile job search app for our job board.  In an effort to connect students to jobs/internships in Kansas, this information is being shared with students.  It is very important that students are aware of the job opportunities in Kansas so that they stay in our state.

Another great tool on KANSASWORKS is the Job Search Workbook which has many examples and can provide job search assistance.  A listing of offices can be found at

Up Coming Events

Infinite Campus Portal

What is the Campus Portal?

Campus Portal is our tool for parents and students to access instant, online, timely and secure student information: class schedule, assignments, attendance, discipline, course registrations for next year, report cards and transcripts.  Campus Portal is a means to further promote educational excellence by enhancing our program of communication with parents and students.
Who is eligible to have a Campus Portal account?

Parents of current students are eligible to activate a Parent Portal account, after agreeing to the terms and conditions of use.

How much does the Campus Portal cost?

Nothing. It is a free service to parents, and actually saves the district money by reducing paperwork and labor costs.  Parents can register for Infinite Campus Portal at this link.

Student Attendance

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)

Scholarships for Students

Below you will find a link to the updated scholarship document produced our AWESOME College Adviser Ms. Stone. The link is a GoogleDoc so it will be updated as more information becomes available. Also, please take your time and look at all links as several of the links are to sites that have many more scholarships then we have listed here.

Access David Program All the info can be found in this link including what the program is, how to apply, and when the deadlines are.

QuestBridge Flyer 

QuestCast QuestCast is a webinar that has tips and advice for students filling out the QuestBridge scholarship. Students need to register for each section if they are interested!

Please feel free to drop by and see Mr. Collins or Ms. Stone if you have any question.

Graduation Tickets & Additional Opportunities

Currently each graduate will receive 12 tickets
March 1 thru May 4; Seniors can earn up to (6) additional tickets
At each event listed below, you must be present the ENTIRE event, be sure to sign in and out in order to receive credit for attending. Parents are NOT able to sign in for you. You must be present!  In order to pick up your graduation tickets, ALL check out information MUST be complete by the Senior Checkout Date (TBA) to collect graduation tickets.

Each validated/verified event submitted to Mr. Collins, 
by the date indicated, will earn (1) additional ticket:

Attend PTSA & GRAD NIGHT meeting from 6pm-8pm (March 4th)
As of March 1stst, students have already applied AND accepted to 5 schools. All letters MUST be turned in by Friday, March 8th (March 8th) 
Balance of zero with Jostens (March 29th)
Attend PTSA & GRAD NIGHT meeting from 6pm-8pm (April 1st)
WYCO/KCK Public Service Career Exploration Fair-Location Memorial Hall-KCK (April 4th)
Attend Sumner's Alumni Community Service Event- (April 6th)
Blood Drive Participant (April 18th)
Balance of zero with Ms. Steele (April 26th)
Senior Meeting Documents (FAFSA confirmation email, Acceptance letters, additional scholarships, financial aid award letters etc.) turned in to Mr. Collins/Ms. Stone by Friday, May 3rd (May 3rd)

Senior Check Out

Seniors check out- TBA
Senior Meeting April 25 in AEP - checkout process/packets
Obligations/Fees contact Mrs. Steele at 627-7210 or


Memorial Hall - 600 N. 7th Street
Mandatory Rehearsal - Thursday, May 23; 10am
Graduation - Thursday, May 23rd; 7pm
Doors open at 5:45pm /Seniors arrive no later than 6:00pm