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

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.  

Power Hour


Toy Drive

The holiday season is upon us. There is always opportunity to give around the holidays. We are thinking for some ways to give back to our community and school. Each year the district chooses families to adopt, but we are wanting to start a toy drive/store for our students. We are asking for gently used toys and items to be donated to Sumner. We want to create a “store” for our students to shop our for their parents or siblings. It will ensure everyone has a gift to give this holiday season.

We will begin collecting toys this week and next week in the library. Students will begin to shop during finals week during AEP. 

Disclaimer: Donated items can also extend outside of toys. The opportunity for giving can be provided to other relatives within a family. All additional items left after the drive will be donated to the local Salvation Army/Goodwill.

Looking Ahead

This is the schedule for the weeks we do not have 5 school days.

Week of January 7th:
Monday the 7th - No school for students
Tuesday the 8th - 2, 4, 6, 8, AEP
Wednesday - Normal 1/2 day
Thursday - 10 - Even block day
Friday - 11 - Odd block day

Week of January 21st
Monday the 21st - No school
Tuesday the 22nd - Even Block day
Wednesday the 23rd - Normal 1/2 day
Thursday the 24th - Even with AEP/Pep Assembly
Friday the 25th Odd Block day

UMKC Saturday Academy

UMKC Saturday Academy (Interested in Health Careers)

Applications opens Oct.12th. Below is the link to the direct website. Please click on this link

What is Saturday Academy?
Saturday Academy is designed to help students interested in health careers strengthen their math and science skills. Through this enrichment program, students will recognize and develop skills that enable them to excel in mathematics, science, reading and test taking.

This free educational program is open to motivated middle and high school students in the Kansas City area.

The curriculum includes the following subject areas:
Anatomy and Physiology
Medical Terminology
Test Taking Skills

Saturday Academy is offered concurrently with the school year.  Information about the 2018-2019 school year will be posted in soon. Check back for the application link on October 12, 2018.

Health Career Exploration
Saturday Academy provides an outlet for students to interact with health care professionals from various specialties. Professionals from medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, allied health and mental health provide networking opportunities for students to gain resources that will assist them in preparing for a career in health care.

Saturday Academy participants are provided free tutoring sessions in math and science every Saturday. This tutoring is provided by UMKC medical students.

Mentorship Opportunities
Relationships with mentors are designed to build a support system in the field of health care and are an avenue for middle and high school students to gain a network of UMKC medical and nursing students. This affiliation will supply students with the tools necessary to accomplish their goals.

Parent Support Group
Saturday Academy also offers a parent support group that will meet periodically throughout the year to discuss the progress of their students, their concerns and strategies for motivating their students for success. There is also a college coach who will assist parents on topics such as college readiness, academic resume building and how to apply for scholarships.

History of Saturday Academy
Saturday Academy was a core program of  the Greater Kansas City Health Professions Pipeway Initiative (GKC-HPPI), which originated as an outgrowth of the Association of American Medical College’s “Project 3000 by 2000” initiative to address a continuing under representation of minority students in medical schools.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation funded this initiative from 1998 to 2003 with matching funds coming from a local foundation. When the funding expired in 2003, the UMKC School of Medicine committed to providing the 
resources to continue the Saturday Academy program.

Saturday Academy is geared toward students belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in scientific careers including African-Americans, Native Americans and Latino students. However, the program is open to any student who is motivated and interested in attending.

Eligibility and Application Process

Students interested in Saturday Academy must meet the following requirements:

Must be a student in grades 6 – 12
Must be motivated with an interest in math, science or health care careers
Must be able to provide own transportation to and from the UMKC School of Medicine

More information regarding the program, as well as any required applications or documents, will be posted in September.

Before You Apply:
To learn more and determine whether the Saturday Academy program is the right fit, read this important information: Please click on this link

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.