Sumner Memorial High School

SMHS Athletic Team Pictures slated for Tuesday 10/18 @ 3PM HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.  New date TBA.  We apologize for this inconvenience.

News and Announcements

Flu Vaccines Coming to SMHS

Beth Coombs, our school nurse will be administering flu shots at some point in November or early December. These forms must be completed and turned in by Monday, October 31 if you would like your child to receive the vaccine. No late paperwork will be accepted. Please be aware that the flu mist is not available this year.
To download the flu vaccine paperwork click on the heading above. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Beth Coombs, School Nurse at 422-3510.

SMHS Athletics Team Pictures

SMHS Athletics Team Pictures slated for 10/18 @3PM HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. New date TBA. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Congratulations Jacob Shorey for LTC play of the week.

Congratulations to Ellsworth’s Jaoob Shorey for his outstanding performance that
Allowed the Eagles to mount a thrilling 34-28 comeback overtime win against
WA last Friday. After trailing 22-0 after one and 28-6 late in the third quarter, Jacob
Scored Four straight touchdowns, the third coming with just under three seconds in
Regulation And the final touchdown in the overtime. He finished the night with 23 carries and 113 yards to go along with his four TD’s.

Sumner Newspaper Is Back

Click on the link to see the latest issue of The Roar and leave feedback. Nice job Mr. Hunnefeld's journalism class!

Parent PBE/Mastery Connect Informational Night

SMHS will be holding a brief information session on Thursday October 6th from 6:30-7:30 covering the topics of recent updates and changes to our Proficiency Based System, as well as updates and changes to our Mastery Connect reporting system. Mrs. Nikki Chan - Curriculum Director from RSU #24, and Mr. Ty Thurlow - Principal of SMHS will be on hand to present on these topics, as well as to field questions from the audience. Please join us for this session!

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Principal's Corner

 Hello Students and Parents,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Sumner Memorial High School.  I am excited and honored to be leading SMHS forward into a new age of teaching and learning.

Our faculty and staff have been diligently working to create educational experiences that will provide exciting opportunities for students in their learning and exploration.  I will be continually encouraging both faculty/staff and students to seek out new challenges in learning throughout the school year.  Our aim is to create a culture of multiple learning experiences, whereby students can demonstrate the skills and abilities they achieve during the process.

In the interest of forward progress, there has been a tremendous amount of work completed by numerous individuals this summer regarding various aspects of SMHS.  Most importantly, in regards to Proficiency Based Education, we have been working to ensure that our continued use of Mastery Connect to track student proficiency is transparent, consistent, and in the best interest of student learning. We will continue to work closely together to maintain practices and process that are always in the best interests of student achievement and learning.

The 2016-2017 school year will mark the final year that a graduating class of SMHS is assessed based on a traditional educational model. All grade levels will be educated using a proficiency-based model, however the graduating Class of 2017 is the only class to be assessed on a traditional educational model.  The classes of 2018, 2019, and 2020 will be assessed using a 1-4 point proficiency-based grading model.

The work that lies ahead at SMHS this school year is tremendous, but that work is also vitally important for the future success of our young people.  Our goal at Sumner is to develop each student by taking a creative approach to their education.  On behalf of the faculty and staff at SMHS I wish you and your student(s) a most rewarding and successful school year.

Yours in Education,

Ty Thurlow
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