Sumner Memorial High School

Upcoming Events

Educational Programming Committee Meeting
Date: 7/11/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Highway 1 in Sullivan
Building Committee Meeting
Date: 7/18/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
Personnel Committee Meeting
Date: 7/25/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
RSU 24 Board of Directors Meeting
Date: 7/25/2017, 6:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
Educational Programming Committee Meeting
Date: 8/8/2017, 5:30 PM
Location: To be held at the District Services Facility, 2165 US Hwy 1 in Sullivan
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News and Announcements

Sumner Newspaper Is Back

Click on the link to see the latest issue of The Roar. Nice job Mr. Hunnefeld's journalism class! You can also access The Roar from the Co-Curricular dropdown under Clubs and Activities on our Home Page.

Back Packs

Cinch bags will be the only bag permitted to be carried during the day.

Large, bulky backpacks have started to become safety hazards. We are asking that students use their lockers during the day to prohibit the need to carry all of their belongings around. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Parents be on the look out for a website called Ask.fm

This social media website is a place where bullying goes unchecked, and it's comments can cause anger, hurt, and humiliation due to the fact that people can use the site anonymously. Posts on Askfm has spilled into the learning environment here at Sumner. We recommend deleting the app from all electronic devices.

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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
Principal
tthurlow@rsu24.org
(207)-422-3510
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