Sumner Memorial High School

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News and Announcements

March 27, 2015 will be a Regular School Day

The 2014-2015 School Calendar has been revised to make Friday, March 27, 2015 a regular school day. Click the title above to read a letter to parents and students explaining this change in the school calendar.

Chelsea Alley, Christian Kimball, Heather Havey, and Film Janla PVC academic scholars

Chelsea Alley, Christian Kimball, Heather Havey and Film Janla will represent Sumner at the all academic banquet March 10th. The criteria was to have at least a 90 average and play at least one sport their senior year. These were the top 2 boys and 2 girls in their class. Chelsea: Track, Christian Cross Country and Indoor Track, Heather: Volleyball. Film: soccer and track. Congratulations athletes.

Public Notice - Superintendent Search

The February 3, 2015 School Board Meeting will include a discussion on the process for the Superintendent Search. Please come join us next Tuesday to give your input to the Board before the screening of applicants begins. If you cannot make this meeting please e-mail your suggestions and comments to our Human Resource Manager, Janet Jordan. (

School Board meeting will be held at Sumner Memorial High School at 6:30 p.m.

Core Beliefs and Values

Our NEASC Steering Committee has met with our Staff, Parent Group, and School Boards. We will be working with our students after vacation. Here is the work to date:

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Principal's Corner

The 2014 - 2015 school year has started off well. Our staff and students are working hard! Our upperclassmen expressed an interest to really get to know the underclassmen. In response to this, we started off the year resurrecting Pride Days. Our students divided up into teams comprised of all grade levels. We had a school-wide barbecue for lunch and ended the day in the cafeteria. This set a positive tone to start the year.

We are in the process of electing class officers and launching this year's Student Government team. These two groups will once again meet with me once per week to ensure Student Voice in the school. Similarly, our Parent Group will meet on the first Wednesday of the month. Our first meeting is Wednesday, October 1st! All parents are welcome. We start off with an open agenda so that parents can ask questions, share thoughts, or just talk about happenings in school.

We have a new Assistant Principal / Athletic Director, Shannon Sawyer! She has made some positive improvements in our school. Feel free to call her with any questions about our extra curricular programs or discipline / attendance issues.

For any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at school: 422- 3510 or email: I speak for the entire staff at Sumner, when I say how much we appreciate our school and students! Go tigers!!


Marianne DeRaps

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