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Job Well Done

Congratulations to Mylan Gray and Nikki Allums who were recently recognized at a pinning ceremony in recognition of their service on the Federal Reserve Student Board of Directors.

Attention 10th Graders

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library –Main Library


High School students are invited to register for a free full length practice ACT test.  Student will experience the testing environment as well as the types of questions they’ll find on the ACT test

  • Exam Will take approximately 3 ½ hours.
  • Bring a photo ID, # 2 pencils and a calculator (four functions, scientific or graphing)
  • Location: Main Library; 625 Minnesota Ave. KCK 66101
  • Registration Required: 913-279-2010

Test Dates:

Sat, Feb 28, 2015

Sat, April 25, 2015

Sat June 20, 2015

*All tests will be held in Main Library’s 1st floor Computer Training Lab from 9am-12:30 on test day

Sumner Yearbooks

Sumner Alumni, we are selling old yearbooks for discounted prices!
• Current 2014-2015 = $50 
• 2014 = $45

• 2013-2004 = $30

• 2003-1974 = $20
If you did not get to buy a yearbook when you were in school and wanting to reminisce, here is a great chance. We have sold a bunch of yearbooks already. Here are the years we have left: 1974-1978, 1980-1982, 1984, 1986-1987, 1989, 1991-1997, 1999, 2000-2008, 2010-2014.

Project Safe Celebrate


Best High School in Kansas


AEP Protocol

Good day, students. I hope this message finds you well. Effective Friday, April 10, 2015, the protocol for AEP will change. Please see below for specifics. Should you have particular questions, please direct those to your administrator (Foster - 11th and 12th grade, Hornback - 8th grade & athletes  and Moore - 9th and 10th grade).

  1. SSR (Silent and Sustained Reading) will continue to be from 1:35-1:55 p.m. Students will not be permitted to travel during this time.
  2. Students desirous of traveling during AEP must secure a signature from the receiving teacher PRIOR TO traveling to that class. For example, if you wish to re-take a test with Mr. Christwell during AEP, you must get Mr. Christwell's permission AND signature PRIOR TO AEP.
  3. Students without a pass/travel card will be asked to return to their AEP Teacher.
  4. Students that need to meet with an administrator or counselor during AEP MUST follow the procedure outlined above (see #2). 

Taste of 500

Good morning,
The Nutritional Services Department is excited to invite all students, faculty, parents, administrators, district employees and community members to participate in this year’s Taste of 500! The theme for this year is the Indianapolis 500 and being “On Track to Healthy Eating.” Please distribute this flyer to all district employees, students, parents and community members to celebrate healthy eating and sample many different foods. We will also be having many wellness based activities and booths with fun for all ages. The event will be held at Schlagle High School, in the cafeteria area, from 1:30-4:00 on April 22nd. We ask that building administrators RSVP to Stacy Raith, stacy.raith@kckps.org, with your projected participant counts, so that we can ensure that we have enough food, activities, and prizes for all participants.
This event is such a great opportunity for all to come together and taste foods that are being considered for school menus, while interacting with all the people of this great district. We look forward to a successful Taste of 500 and hope that you, your colleagues, friends and fellow community members can be a part of it. Please contact Nutritional Services at 913-627-3910 with questions regarding this event. Have a great and healthy day!

Worldstrides Heritage Performance Festival

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Sumner Academy Orchestra and Choir participated in in the Worldstrides Heritage Performance Festival in New York and received the following awards: Outstanding Orchestra, Adjudicator Award, and Tyler Kuder received the Ovation Award. The Sumner Academy Chorale, Women's Ensemble, and Orchestra received the highest total points from the whole festival and we received the overall Festival Sweepstakes Award. Awards: Combined Women's Chorus 2nd place in their division, Chorale 1st place in their division


NHS Elections
NHS will be holding online elections open to all members next week. If you are interested in running for an office contact Marie Abed or Mawi Sonna with the office you’d like to run for by this Friday. Names will be submitted to Mrs. Foster ... Continue
Posted by: Alicia Hollis
Published: 4/20/15

Speechies Awards Show!


Purchase your tickets from a forensicator or in the Communications Center. Proceeds benefit the Forensics NCFL National Tournament. Continue
Posted by: Jamelle Brown
Published: 4/19/15

Forensics National Qualifiers
Congratulations to the Academy Forensics Team.  Several varsity memebers competed April 17 - 18 in the East Kansas National Speech & Debate Association's (NSDA) National Qualifier at Piper High School.  Sumner won the tourna... Continue
Posted by: Jamelle Brown
Published: 4/19/15

Tuesday, April 28 ACT

All juniors will take the ACT during the school day (no fee) on Tuesday, April 28.  Please make every effort to be in attendance that day.

Effective December 11, 2014, all visitors to Sumner Academy must pass through the metal detector. In an effort to expedite this process, everyone is required to remove all outerwear. This includes, but is not limited to jackets, coats, and hats.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

The Administrative Staff


The Sumner Academy PTA meeting for April has been cancelled!

Also, please plan to attend the final PTA meeting of the 2014-2015 school year on May 4, 2015

I've Been Accepted

NAUDL National Debate Tourname

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Congratulations to senior, Mylan Gray and junior, Alex Trobough. The team competed in the NAUDL National Debate Tournament on the USC campus in Los Angeles, California - April 10 - 13. They went undefeated in prelims and made it all the way to the final round. Overall, they finished the tournament in second place with an impressive and very close 4-3 judge decision.

They also won 5th and 6th place speaker awards.

Mylan Gray was a finalist for the NAUDL Debater of the Year and was awarded a $500 scholarship.