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Action Requested: Online Survey Open April 18-29, 2016
The SSD is committed to continuous improvement by developing and implementing School Improvement Plans tailored to specific needs each year. Our schools analyze a variety of information sources – including student performance trends, state comparisons and staff/parent perception surveys – to identify improvement goals that are specific, data-driven and measurable. To help each of our schools understand its strengths and challenges in areas known to impact educational effectiveness, we would appreciate your input on how our schools are doing.
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SSD Spring Job Fair
The 2nd Annual Spring Job Fair, hosted by the SSD Career and College Readiness department, will be held on April 26 at Lakeridge Middle School, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Young adults, 16-20 years of age, will have the opportunity to meet employers, receive career advice, and fill out job applications. Resume workshops and mock interviews with local business professionals will also be available.
Transportation to the event will be available for high school students. A permission slip to ride the bus is required and available at high school counseling offices. Buses will depart high schools at 3:00 and 4:00 to transport students to Lakeridge Middle School. Buses will depart Lakeridge Middle School at 3:45 and 4:45 to transport students back to high schools.
Job Fair Flyer
Spring Testing Information
A detailed letter with each student’s state testing schedule will be mailed home the week of April 25th. All students will be provided an additional copy of their testing schedule at school on May 3rd. Testing will begin at 7:25 a.m. on the following dates:
- May 12
- May 13
- June 2
- June 3
- June 7
- June 9
Some students have the option to have a ‘late arrival’ on testing days based on what grade they are in and what tests they have previously passed. There will be no bus transportation for students utilizing ‘late arrival.’ Students utilizing ‘late arrival’ need to find their own transportation to school or ride the normal morning bus and attend studyhall. Students who wish to participate in a studyhall must report to the bandroom by 7:25 a.m. 9th graders do not have a late arrival option and are expected to be at school at normal start times on each of these testing days. Transportation runs on normal schedule on testing days.
Running Start Students: Running Start students are expected to test at the same times as the rest of the students at SHS. However, there will be an alternative time for Running Start students to test. The alternative time for Running Start students to test will be June 2, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Visit the Spring Testing Schedule Overview for a detailed outline of each testing day (who is testing, what test is being given, etc.).
New Boys Basketball Coach Meet and Greet
Sumner High School is excited to announce the hiring of Jake Jackson as our new head boys basketball coach. Jake comes to Sumner after serving the last four years as the head coach at Peninsula High School. Jake will be taking over for Brett McDaniel, who resigned after the 2015-2016 season.
On Monday, April 18th, Sumner will host a "Meet & Greet" for the Spartan players, parents and community to meet Coach Jackson and to get the first opportunity to meet our new coach. The event will be held in the Sumner High School Library, starting at 7:00 PM.
May Senior Presentation Application
Seniors that did not complete their Senior Presentation in March will have the opportunity to do so in May. The Senior Presentation Application must be completed and turned in by May 2nd at 3:00 p.m.
Senior Presentation Application
Attendance Waiver Applications
Sumner High School is no longer accepting out-of-district attendance waiver applications for the 2016-17 School Year due to high student enrollment. Attendance waiver applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria: Building Capacity, Academic Performance, Attendance Record, Discipline Record, and student’s programs of interest as identified on the attendance waiver application.
For questions, please refer to the District Website or contact District Administration at (253) 891-6084.
Secondary Students to receive their own Chromebooks this Fall
Beginning in the 2016-17 School Year, all middle and high school students in the Sumner School District will be assigned a Chromebook for instructional purposes to use at school and home. Like a textbook, the device will be checked out to students at the beginning of the school year. Students will be given an orientation on the device and expectations for use at school and at home.
The Sumner School District views the use of electronic resources as central to the delivery of its educational program and expects that all students will use electronic resources as an essential part of their learning experiences. An effective public education system develops students who are globally aware, engaged, and capable of managing their lives and careers. Students need to be proficient and safe users of information, media, and technology to succeed in a digital world. Therefore, the District will use electronic resources accessed on Chromebooks as a powerful and compelling means for students to learn core subjects and applied skills in relevant and rigorous ways. The use of Chromebooks at home and at school will enable educators and students to access digital curriculum, communicate, collaborate and create; to think and solve problems; to manage their work; and to take ownership of their lives.
Future details will include communication on distribution, safety, assurance and guidelines for use. Administration is working in partnership with schools to finalize details and implementation plans.
Look for more information on the District Website about this exciting initiative! Funding for the initiative came from the 2014 voter-approved Technology Levy.
Incoming Class of 2020 Freshman Information
2020 Freshmen, we can't wait to see you! For some basic information about Sumner High School relevant to Freshman please click here.
Seniors: Graduation Ordering Reminder
2016 has arrived and graduation will be here before we know it. If you did not get the chance to place your order for cap and gown units, graduation products, class rings or class tags, no need to worry, you still have time to order and celebrate the moments that matter. Please order online or call the Jostens Consumer center at (800) 567-8367 and they can take you order over the phone.
News and Announcements:
- May 27 - Emergency Make-Up Day
- May 30 - No School, Memorial Day
- May 31 - No School, Teacher Training Day
Student Activity Information:
- April 26 - Spring Job Fair
- May 11 - Senior Showcase
Sumner High School Events Calendar