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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: Chelsea Gallagher
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

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

Mission Statement

Sumner High School will prepare all students for post-secondary education and training for working, living and contributing in a global society by developing relationships and incorporating relevance and rigor into their lives.

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Welcome to Sumner High School. It is our goal for students to have a smooth transition in addition to a positive and rewarding learning experience. Click here to see any and all information you need to know if you are new to Sumner High School!

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Home of the Spartans

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





Homecoming Week: October 12th-17th, 2015!

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 4:30pm. Immediately following will be a Free BBQ before the game! We would like to invite all SHS Alumni, students, staff, parents, and community members! See Info Flyer below for more information! Go Sparts!

Monday, October 12:

  • Homecoming Assembly - 8:15 - 9:25 a.m.
  • Spirit Day - Color Wars (Freshman and Seniors wear black, Sophomores and Juniors wear white)
  • Mario Kart Tournament - 5:30 p.m. in main gym (Open to all students of Sumner High School. There will be both single player brackets and multi-player brackets. Admission is free)

Tuesday, October 13:

  • Spirit Day - Tie-Dye
  • Girls Throwton - 6:00 p.m. start time in Sunset Chev Stadium
  • Girls Soccer Game of the Week - 7:30 p.m. start time at Enumclaw High School! There will be a Rooter Bus leaving the high school at 6:45 PM from the pool parking lot for any students who want to go to the game!

Wednesday, October 14:

  • Spirit Day - PJ Day (school appropriate pajamas only)
  • Boys Buff-Puff Volleyball - 6:00 p.m. in the main gym at Sumner High School
  • Choir Concert - 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (PAC) admission is free

Thursday, October 15:

  • Spirit Day - Decades Day (Wear anything school appropriate from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, etc.)
  • Girls Volleyball Game of the Week - 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula High School. There will be a Rooter Bus leaving the school at 5:45 p.m. from the pool parking lot for any students who want to go and support the team!

Friday, October 16:

  • Homecoming Parade - 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Main Street in Sumner
  • Homecoming Carnival - 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. in Sumner High School Courtyard
  • Homecoming Football Game - 7:00 p.m. vs. Lakes at Sunset Chev Stadium
  • Homecoming Halftime Show - Performances by the band, our cheerleaders, and our dance team. Firework show to follow.

Saturday, October 17:

  • Homecoming Dance - 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. in the main gym at Sumner High School

PSAT Sign Up Deadline

Sign Up Deadline: Thursday, September 24 at the Bookkeepers Office

Where/When is the PSAT: At SHS on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 a.m.

Why Take the PSAT: The PSAT prepares you for the SAT (and ACT), which is required to take before being admitted to a college. Studies show that each time a student takes the SAT or ACT, their score improves significantly. 

Cost: The SAT costs over $50, and the PSAT costs $15, so taking the PSAT will most likely improve your score on the SAT at a cheaper rate. Also, the National Merit Scholarship is awarded based on PSAT scores (for juniors only).

Who Should Take the PSAT: Anyone considering attending college, ages freshmen to junior in high school, should take the PSAT.

How Do You Sign Up: Pay the book keeper $15 by Thursday, September 24, and you will be put on the “PSAT list.”  You will also receive a  booklet of important and preparatory information at this time. 

Athletic Clearances

2015-2016 Online clearances are ready to roll for the upcoming year. The online process provides a convenient way for families to clear athletes online. Clearances will run through our partner company called, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our sports programs. When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete.

Items that must be completed are as follows:

  • Provide a copy of current physical (physical must be current for duration of season); Physicals may be downloaded on the site; Emailed to Jeff Baines and/or Jamie Voiles; Faxed to SHS at (253) 891-5585 or brought to the SHS Main Office
  • Complete and fill in all required forms in each of the sections online
  • Purchase 15-16 ASB Card ($40)
  • Pay athletic participation fee ($80)
    • Payments can be made at SHS or through Family Access and "Touch Base"
    • Payment is not associated with FamilyID
  • Clear all fines

Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. Athletes MUST be cleared through the SHS Athletic Department prior to participation in any practice or competition.

As a service to our families, we have set up the following dates and times to serve the Spartan Families with "in person" assistance in the clearance process:

Fall Sports

  • August 13: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 14:5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 17: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 18: 1:00 - 5:30 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 19: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 20: 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. at SHS Main Office
  • August 21: 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. at SHS Main Office

Winter Sports

  • November 4: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 5: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 6: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 9: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 10: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 12: Before/After School & Lunch
  • November 13: Before/After School & Lunch

Spring Sports

  • February 22: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 23: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 24: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 25: Before/After School & Lunch
  • February 26: Before/After School & Lunch

* On the first day of practice for each 

News and Announcements:

  • October 9 - No School
  • October 14 - School Board Study Session
  • October 21 - School Board Meeting
  • October 29 - Walk-Around Conferences

Student Activity Information:

  • October 16 - Sumner High School Homecoming Game
  • October 14 - PSAT Testing
  • October 17 - Homecoming Dance
  • October 23 - Sunset Bowl

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