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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

The KCKPS Auditiologist will be coming to Sumner this month to follow up with student's who did not pass their previous Hearing Screening.  We will notify you of the new results and if further recommendations are made.  Please contact the school nurse with any questions or concerns you have regarding your child's hearing.


Students routinely being screened for hearing this this year include 8th grade, 11th grade, new students, students returning after a lengthy illness, students with known hearing loss, those involved in education interventions, and any student at the request of a parent or educator. 


Follow Sumner on Twitter

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


Jostens Page for Seniors

Seniors, here is the Jostens page for ordering cap and gowns, hoodies and sweats, graduation announcements.


Sumner Academy of Arts and Science

Murder Mystery Theater

Happy Friday!

I’m excited to announce that ticket sales for our fall murder mystery dinner, Fond Farewell,  are now on sale!!! Since we are having a dinner with the show, we are promoting early ticket sales online in order to prepare the correct amount of food for the show. This is the first time we have done this, so please let me know if you find any glitches with the system. Details for the show are below. Thanks for supporting your Sumner Theatre Department!!

Show Synopsis: “ Fond Farewell begins as a solemn inspirational memorial service commemorating wealthy and famous bachelor Benjamin Fullman.  The play immediately catapults into hilarious chaos when the daughter, son, and THREE wives arrive to claim the estate.  To make the situation even worse….. Is Ben Fullman even really dead?  Quick and unexpected reversals, constant silly interaction with the audience members, mistaken identities, and of course murder…makes for an entertaining and engaging evening of comedy and mystery.” - NoTechTheatre

Performance Dates:  Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1

Location: NOT at Sumner. Performances will be at the George Meyn Community Center in Bonner Springs, KS

Dinner Start : 6:30   Show Start: 7:00pm

Dinner Friday: Italian   Dinner Saturday: Tex Mex  (vegetarian options available both nights as well)

Both shows will have beverages and desserts provided as well

BUY Tickets HERE

Jamie V. Zebell


Picture Proofs Are Here

Picture proofs from Lifetouch are in.  Please stop in room 117 to pick up yours before or after school.

Sumner Gear

Attached you will find the selection of merchandise for sale through a fundraiser put on by the Boys’ basketball team. Below is a message from Coach Wyatt about the fundraiser:

Show your school pride by wearing Sumner Academy Gear. Don't have any? Need something new? Official Sumner Academy Gear On Sale Now! Shop Online.  Dates: 09-14-16 to 10-03-16

Office Closed Due to Professional Training

The office will be closed Wednesday, October 12th starting at 1:00 pm due to Professional Training for the entire staff.

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.


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

Picture Dates

September 30 - Undergrad Picture Day Retakes
October 7 - Group Picture Day
October 21 - Senior Clean Up Day
January 13 - Cap and Gown Picture Day

PSAT is Coming!

PSAT testing will take place Wednesday, October 19 and will start at 8:05. Testing will be conducted in both gyms. This includes all of the Juniors and select Sophomores. 


Beta Lambda Educational Opportunity

Student, Parents and Friends,

The Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI) is thankful that you have expressed interest or have joined us on past Alpha College Tours. We know many of you may have students that have gone on to college since graduating, and we are hopeful that their college experience has been filled with great triumphs and that they are preparing themselves for future success. Perhaps you still have a high school student at home or you know someone that does. We ask that you please share this information with your family, friends, co-workers and students.

Today, more than ever, education equals opportunity, and matriculating through college is seen as the key to individual prosperity and economic security. Historically black colleges and universities attract high quality students, have produced well-educated and fully prepared graduates, and have faculty teaching at high levels just as other institutions of higher learning. 

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce that reservations are now being accepted for the 20th Annual HBCU Tour which takes place March 5 - March 11, 2017.  Last year's tour resulted in more than $800,000 in combined scholarships offered to seniors attending the tour, including full academic and musical scholarships to Lincoln University, Harris-Stowe State University, North Carolina A&T University and Howard University (from the 2015 tour).

The following schools are on this year's destination list: Paul Quinn College, Texas College, University of Texas-Austin, Prairie View A&M University, Texas Southern University, Wiley College, Grambling State University, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, Harris-Stowe State University and Lincoln University.  We are excited about the opportunity to attend each of these outstanding institutions; however, tour locations are subject to change based upon time allocations in our final itinerary.  

All 10th - 12th grade students (male and female) are welcome to participate in the tour. Students in grades 10 and 11 must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in high school. Seniors must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and score a minimum of 18 on the ACT or 1500 on the SAT. Students who do not meet the minimum criteria provided above WILL NOT be allowed to attend the tour (no exceptions).  Registration forms are attached to this e-mail and must be completed and submitted in order for students to attend the tour. Seniors will apply for admission at all schools while on the tour, therefore, seniors are required to complete and return all of the attached forms (including the items contained in the senior checklist) in order to attend the tour.  Students in grades 10 and 11 must return the completed Parent Permission Form, Teacher/Counselor Form and Video Release Form in order to attend the tour.

Interested students, parents, and group organizers are asked to attend the upcoming informational meeting scheduled for Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 3:00 pm, at the Beta Lambda Educational Institute Building, 2915 Swope Parkway, KCMO, 64130. We will provide important information regarding the tour, and answer any questions or concerns you might have regarding your student's attendance on the tour. Because of the success of our recent tours, we have a great deal of interest from students and parents to attend this year's tour, and space is limited.  We accept students on a first come, first served basis, and the informational meeting will be an excellent opportunity to reserve your student's seat on the tour.

The cost of the tour is $500, and you can reserve your space TODAY by making a $75 (non-refundable) deposit. All final payments are due by Friday, February 3, 2017. We will accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit card. Payment should be remitted to:

Beta Lambda Educational Institute (BLEI)

BLEI College Tour

C/o Donald Maxwell

4700 Belleview, Ste 404

Kansas City, MO 64112


By credit or debit card over the telephone by calling Donald Maxwell at 816-421-2021.

Additionally, we are excited to announce that the Kansas City Missouri Public School District has renewed its partnership with BLEI and will sponsor 20 KCPS students for this year's college tour!!!  KCPS will pay $400 toward the cost of the tour for 20 students.  KCPS students should return the full registration packet directly to BLEI (Permission Form, Teacher/Counselor Form, Video Release) in order to be considered for the scholarship.  Scholarships will be awarded based upon GPA and ACT Score (if available) with preference going to male students when possible.  Students interested in being considered for the KCPS scholarship should submit their complete registration packet no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016.  

Please return the attached parent permission form along with the deposit in order to reserve your place on the tour. For more information contact Donald Maxwell at 816-421-2021, or by email at blei.collegetour@gmail.com.



BLEI College Tour Committee