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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: Kathleen Meath
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

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

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Home of the Spartans

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



Homecoming Central

Every year Sumner High School hosts an entire week of activities to celebrate homecoming. Sumner High has a unique and special homecoming that not all communities and schools are able to have. Every day and evening there will be opportunities for students and parents to get involved in what is happening and to come together to build community and celebrate what it means to be Spartans. The week starts off with a full school assembly to get excited about the week’s events, recognize our Homecoming Royalty, participate in class competitions, and find out how to get involved. Every day there will be “Spirit Dress Up Days” that students can participate in and each night an activity they can come and participate in or support. The week culminates in a truly “small town America” feel as everyone in the community is invited to come and line Main St. of Sumner from downtown to Sunset Chevrolet Stadium for the annual Homecoming Parade at 4:30 p.m. Immediately following will be a Free BBQ before the game! We would like to invite all SHS Alumni, students, staff, parents, and community members! 

Homecoming week begins Monday September 29th! To get a full snap shot of all the after school daily events surrounding homecoming, click HERE to see the week at a glance.  Tickets for the dance go on sale at the bookkeeper’s office Monday September 22.  They are available before school, lunch time and after school.  Ticket sales will run from September 22 – October 3.


September 22-30 $15 with ASB, $18 without ASB
October 1-3 $17with ASB, $20 without ASB

Homecoming Week Dates

  • September 29 - Girls' throwton time TBA
  • September 30 - Girls Night out 1: Volleyball 7:00 p.m.
  • October 1 - Boys' Buff Puff 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
  • October 2 - Girls Night out 2: Soccer vs Peninsula 7:00 p.m.
  • October 3 - Parade at Heritage Park 4:30 p.m.
  • October 3 - Carnival at SHS Courtyard 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
  • October 3 - Homecoming Game at SHS stadium 7:00 p.m.
  • October 4 - Early Homecoming pictures 4:00 p.m.
  • October 4 - Homecoming dance at SHS Gym 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.

*To participate in throw-ton or buff puff students will need to have a permission form completed. Download Permission form below

pdf Athletic/Activity Permission Form
pdf Homecoming Week at a Glance

Sumner High School Remind 101 Information

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A Team Approach to Supporting Our Spartans

An adjustment we have made at Sumner High School is the assignment of our Counselors and Administrators to support our students and families. The changes were made to allow us to  use the strength of a team and to allow each team to focus on the student, the graduation requirements for each cohort (graduation year) and the assessments required for the cohorts. We believe that our team approach will allow us to meet the needs of all of our students at a higher level.
The new teams are:

Freshmen Team (9th grade)
Diana Herrera (Counselor)
Kassie Meath (Assistant Principal)

Sophomore Team (10th grade)
Nicole Bortle (Counselor)
Brandon Bakke (Assistant Principal)

Junior Team (11th grade)
Jenifer Benedetti (Counselor)
Jeff Baines (Assistant Principal)

Senior Team (12th grade)
David Sandberg (Counselor)
Bill Gaines (Principal)

Our teams will be working together as we transition to the new model and encourage your assistance as we move forward in our efforts to support all member of our Spartan community at the highest levels possible.

Sumner High School Marching Band Bear's Flags to Help Seahawks at Season Opener!

News and Announcements:

Student Activity Information:

  • September 29 - Homecoming Assembly
  • September 29 - Girls' throwton time TBA
  • September 30 - Girls Night out 1: Volleyball 7:00 p.m.
  • October 2 - Girls Night out 2: Soccer vs Peninsula 7:00 p.m.
  • October 3 - Homecoming Parade, 4:00 p.m. Main Street
  • October 3 - Homecoming Game, 7:00 p.m., Sunset Chev Stadium
  • October 4 - Homecoming Dance, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m., Sumner High School

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