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Sumner School District

Recognized as one of the premier districts in the South Sound, the Sumner School District has a supportive community with  great expectations for students.

Locally the District has a well-earned reputation for providing the highest level of service and for its commitment to increasing student achievement.

With a strong pledge to serve children and their families, established community partnerships support learning initiatives to ensure a quality education for every child making  Sumner School District  ...  a great place to learn!

We prepare students for experiences in continuing education or the work world with  programs that put power behind their diploma!

It is our responsibility to ensure the best education possible for all of our students.

We believe in success for students and staff everyday.

Sumner School District ... a great place to learn!

Focus on Student Learning
Teamwork and Collaboration
Continuous Coaching and Learning
Equity of Opportunity
Results by Fact
Viable Options for all Students
Decisions by Fact
Service Excellence
Integrity and Trust
Fiscal Responsibility

Strategic Plan
Our District’s five-year strategic plan was developed to ensure all students graduate from high school ready for college, careers and life. The plan includes measurable goals for our students, schools, staff and district.

Goal 1:  Growing Success for Students and Staff

    The district will provide rigorous, standards-based instruction for every student, every day, in every classroom.
    The district will refine and continue to put into practice a system of curriculum, instruction and assessment that enables each student to be engaged in challenging academic experiences that are grounded in clearly defined standards.

    Objective 1: Students in all classrooms have the opportunity to increase achievement in core subjects as a result of instruction that is differentiated and rooted in best research practices.
    Objective 2:  Teachers incorporate common assessments, collaborative data analysis and specific feedback into their instructional practice.
    Objective 3:  Students develop the technological, scientific, and civic skills necessary to adapt and respond to the conditions of 21st century global change.

Goal 2:  Growing Hope and Opportunity

The district will ensure students develop social, emotional, wellness and citizenship skills for school and life.
Students will become healthy, resilient, and culturally proficient global citizens who commit to act with integrity, respect, and compassion. Students will be connected with school and community and engaged in learning.

Objective 1: Students experience a sense of wellness, participation, and safety in response to meaningful adult and peer relationships within a caring school environment.
Objective 2: Students engage in age appropriate service activities that enable them to contribute to or act on local or global social needs and that provide them opportunities to develop social, civic, and academic skills through reflection and analysis of their efforts.

Goal 3: Growing Service and Systems

The district will align operational systems to support district values and learning goals.
The district will build and carry out sustainable plans that communicate and demonstrate commitment to our learning goals and are responsive to student and school needs.

Objective 1: District communications plan creates urgency and understanding.
Objective 2: District leaders engage in long-range planning that supports sustainable school infrastructure and operations.
Objective 3: District leaders provide high quality relevant differentiated learning opportunities for staff which are job-embedded and enable them to: acquire rigorous and relevant content knowledge; implement best practices; receive support and guidance; and promote individual career growth.

District Learner Goals
As developing citizens for the 21st Century, students will understand  learning is a dynamic process reflected throughout one’s life.

Our students will be:
Self Directed Learners
Collaborative Workers
Community Contributors
Effective Communicators
Complex Thinkers

With the achievement of these learner goals, students in the Sumner School District will have the foundation for living a balanced and healthy life, succeeding in the workplace,  and contributing as members of a global society.

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