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School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Half-Day Early Dismissal: 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday Late Start: 9:05 a.m.


Principal: Bill Gaines
Assistant Principal: Jeff Baines
Assistant Principal: Chelsea Gallagher
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

1707 Main St.
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-5500
Attendance (253) 891-5510
Fax (253) 891-5585

Mission Statement

Sumner High School will prepare all students for post-secondary education and training for working, living and contributing in a global society by developing relationships and incorporating relevance and rigor into their lives.

New to Sumner High School?

Welcome to Sumner High School. It is our goal for students to have a smooth transition in addition to a positive and rewarding learning experience. Click here to see any and all information you need to know if you are new to Sumner High School!

Seniors, College and Career

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Upcoming College Visits


School Information

bullet Academic Index (TBA)

bullet Attendance Boundaries

bullet Bullying

bullet Guidance Newsletter

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bullet Spartan Alumni

bullet School Walking Route

bullet Student Handbook

bullet Student and Family Information Guide

bullet Volunteer Information

bullet WA State Report Card


Home of the Spartans

Patience - Kindness - Humility - Respect - Selflessness - Forgiveness - Honesty - Commitment





HIV/STD Prevention Curriculum Review Night

The Sumner School District is hosting a curriculum review night allowing families the opportunity to preview HIV/STD prevention curriculum for students in grades 4-12, in addition to health and human development materials for students in grades 4 and 5.

The District has adopted the state model, KNOW HIV/STD Prevention, a comprehensive education curriculum widely used by Washington state school districts to fulfill the state's requirement for providing AIDS education to their students.

Prevention Curriculum Review Night
December 8, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sumner High School, Library Resource Center

All grade-level curriculum will be available for preview, including videos. This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to understand the health content at each grade level, preview teaching materials and ask questions about the resources used in the classroom.

Parents wishing to exclude their child from the HIV/STD curriculum required by our state must preview this curriculum and sign an exclusion form.

Not all Santa's wear red hats and have a beard: Winter Wishes 2015!

What is Winter Wishes?
Winter Wishes is the annual holiday celebration the students and staff put on from the beginning of November to the last day before winter break. Each student has the ability to make three wishes: one wish for themselves, and two wishes for anyone else that they feel deserves a wish. These wishes range from items as simple as a Starbucks drink, to items as big as a letterman's jacket. Students made their wishes in early November.

Where do Winter Wishes go?
After students wish, the wishes are hung on a wishing wall in Sumner High School for everyone to see. 

How many wishes were granted last year?
Last year Sumner High School and Community members granted over 500 wishes, and raised over $6,000 to make the holiday season special for as many students and staff members as they could.

How to grant a Winter Wish?
To grant a wish students and staff have to take wishes from the Wishing Wall. The wishes are identified with a number so it is confidential who’s wish is being granted. Once students or staff have selected the wish they want to grant, they pick up the item, and bring the item along with the slip of paper from the Wishing Wall to the guidance office. Wishes that have been granted are delivered to the recipients during 4th period (10:40 a.m. -11:40 a.m.)

Can I grant a wish if I'm not a student or staff member?
Yes! If you are interested in granting a winter wish please click the following link to view the wishes, pick out a wish number, and bring that wish to the guidance office.  If you are granting a perishable wish such as food or drinks, these can only be delivered during 1st period (7:25-8:20am). If you would like to donate money please bring checks or cash to the bookkeepers, and make checks payable to Sumner High School. Happy Granting!

Senior Orders (Cap/Gown, Announcements, Senior Ads, etc...)

Jostens is proud to be celebrating the moments that matter to you and your student.  Jostens recently met with your student and passed out order packets.  You can turn those into us on the order day of November 5  during the school lunches, mail to the address on the packet envelope or proceed to the online ordering store. The deadline to order is December 10!

If you would like and overview of that meeting or you were unable to attend the meeting, please take a moment and watch the video link.

Community Scholarship

Many local scholarships are available to Sumner High School seniors through the Sumner-Bonney Lake Education Foundation. The Foundation is a collaboration between local businesses, education, and community leaders and its purpose is to raise funds to support student scholarships, enrichment and outreach programs.  The Education Foundation serves to recognize graduating seniors for their merit, community activities, academics, athletics, financial needs, and/or educational goals.

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Athletic Clearances

2015-2016 Online clearances are ready to roll for the upcoming year. The online process provides a convenient way for families to clear athletes online. Clearances will run through our partner company called, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our sports programs. When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete.

Items that must be completed are as follows:

  • Provide a copy of current physical (physical must be current for duration of season); Physicals may be downloaded on the site; Emailed to Jeff Baines and/or Jamie Voiles; Faxed to SHS at (253) 891-5585 or brought to the SHS Main Office
  • Complete and fill in all required forms in each of the sections online
  • Purchase 15-16 ASB Card ($40)
  • Pay athletic participation fee ($80)
    • Payments can be made at SHS or through Family Access and "Touch Base"
    • Payment is not associated with FamilyID
  • Clear all fines

Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. Athletes MUST be cleared through the SHS Athletic Department prior to participation in any practice or competition.

As a service to our families, we have set up the following dates and times to serve the Spartan Families with "in person" assistance in the clearance process:

Spring Sports

  • February 22: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 23: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 24: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 25: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 26: Before/After School & Lunch

* On the first day of practice for each 

News and Announcements:

Student Activity Information:

  • November 10 - College & Career Fair

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