Principal's Corner

 Welcome to another exciting school year at Sumner Memorial High School! For some it will be a return to these halls, and for others it will be the beginning of a journey! This school year marks a continued refinement and improvement of our Proficiency-Based Education system - we are leading the state in this endeavor and as such we are incredibly proud of the learning opportunities that have been provided to our students. We would like to welcome Mr. JT Green as our new Assistant Principal. Mr. Green and his family have recently moved to Maine and are very excited to be a part of our community.
Between staff and students, we have roughly 280 people in the building each day that operate much like a very large family. We care about one another, we wish only the best for one another, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure that each person has the support they need to be successful. Beyond the halls of Sumner, you as the community serve as an even larger family to the students at Sumner. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you as parents/guardians, community members, and district stakeholders for your support as we continue to explore the best and most engaging ways to help our students learn the skills that will help them to be successful after they leave Sumner.
Over the past several years our staff has put forth great effort to increase our offerings of learning opportunities and programming at Sumner. We encourage every student to get involved with our programs, clubs, teams, and activities. Building a stronger sense of community and togetherness through belonging is a hallmark of student success at Sumner. If you or your students are interested in becoming involved in our athletic and co-curricular programs but have yet to join in, we encourage you to email, call, or visit Mr. Dube at your earliest convenience. It is not too late to join one of our teams or clubs and we are always looking to include more students in our co-curricular programs.
Please check out our Facebook page and website for daily and weekly updates - especially once we get rolling! We try to showcase as much student work and activity as we can – we want to keep you updated about the happenings at SMHS! Between now and Thursday, August 29th if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call, email, or stop in at SMHS.  We are very excited about the upcoming school year.  As always the staff at Sumner are dedicated to serving the academic, social, and emotional needs of students.
Yours in Education,
Mr. Thurlow, Principal