Sumner Hill Junior High


  • Welcome to Sumner Hill Junior High School, the Clinton Public School District's ninth-grade school. Sumner Hill is an A School, the highest possible academic ranking a Mississippi school can attain. For more information or to schedule a tour, call 601-924-5510.


    Office hours: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

    Classes: 8:15 am – 3:40 pm

    Earliest Dropoff: 7:30 am  & Latest Pickup: 4:15 pm


    Sumner Hill’s Science Olympiad team will be hosting a fundraising event, Science with Santa, in SHJHS’s gym on Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Students in grades 3rd - 6th are invited to come participate in science activities and experiments lead by the Science Olympiad team. The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science will also be present and have animals for the students to interact with. Students will receive lots of science goodies to take home and enjoy, as well as have the opportunity to take photos with Science Santa! Science t-shirts will be available to order.

    Admission to the event is $5. The deadline to register is Friday December 1st. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept payment or registration forms at the door. An event flyer and registration form will be handed out by the student’s science teacher.

    Science with Santa

    How to becoome a Canvas Parent observer:  
    Canvas is the program teachers use to post lesson plans and assignments. It is not Power School. Power School is for viewing grades. Becoming a parent observer on Canvas will allow you too see all the lesson plans, assignments, and due dates for all your student's classes. 
    On the Canvas page (, there is now a place for parents to sign up to become
    an observer. This will link you to tyour student in Canvas. The only information they will need is:
    -student login
    -student password
    -parent's personal e-mail address 
    Canvas Parent Observer

    Creating a Parent Account for Power School: 
    With a recent update to PowerSchool 9.1, the parent/student portal has been updated.  All users will now be required to create a new account and link their student access ID and password to this newly created account.  The process is extremely simple and will only take a minute to complete.  
    Click on the following URL address: 

    Then click on the CREATE ACCOUNT tab and fill in the information.  It is important to remember this log in information. Scroll down and add the access ID and password for your child or children.  If you do not have this information, contact your child's school for assistance.  After entering this information, you will be immediately directed to the page for your child/children.  Make note of the District code that is provided for you on this page.  You can use that district code to activate the PowerSchool mobile app on your phone allowing you this same access from your mobile device. The PS app is free and the process for adding this app is also quick and easy.

    Please use the form below to request access ID and password:

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    Sumner Hill Junior High School Coffee Talks

    All parents are invited to meet with our administration regarding important topics that pertain to ninth grade students. Please come and enjoy coffee and donuts with us.

    November 15, 2017
    7:30 – 8:00 A.M.      SH Library
    Learning about our students-Generation Z

    February 21, 2018
    7:30 – 8:00 A.M.     SH Library
    Teaching Mindfulness to our students

    April 11, 2018
    7:30 – 8:00 A.M.      SH Library
    Preparing for State Testing


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    October Character Trait: Sincerity 
    October Character Trait: Sincerity

    October Teacher of the Month: Mrs. Godfrey
     October Teacher of the Month Godfrey

     MCA School Counselor of the Year
    Congratulations to Mrs. Norton for being named MCA's School Counselor of the Year. 
    The school counselor of the year award recognizes a school counselor for outstanding service and achievement in the field of school counseling.  To be eligible, a nominee must hold a Master's degree in counseling, be a member of MCA for a minimum of 3 years, possess the personal qualities thought to be desirable in a professional counselor, and be currently employed as a school counselor.  The award is based upon the extent to which the nominee may have been responsible for bringing about innovations in their school counseling program and the provision of leadership in the further development of existing counseling services or the performance of outstanding services to their school.
    Mrs. Norton has been the school counselor at Sumner Hill Junior High School for 16 years, and has been in education 23 years.  

    Congratulations to our bookkeeper Beth Westover, recipient of the Dedication of Our Valued Employees — or DOVE — customer service award for the month of October! Mrs. Westover received multiple nominations based on her positive attitude, work ethic and providing excellent customer service. She will be recognized at the November school board meeting and presented with gifts from Playtime Entertainment, Cock Of The Walk and Chick-fil-A.
    DOVE Award: Beth Westover

    VIP Students and STAR Teachers
    Congrats to our 1st Nine Weeks VIP Students and STAR Teachers! VIP Students are those two students with the highest averages for the nine weeks. Then those students each choose a STAR Teacher who they feel helped them to be academically successful. Carson Deyoung and Caleb Miller are our VIP Students. Carson chose Allene Vinzant (not pictured) as his STAR teacher and Caleb chose Andrew Rafferty. This award is sponsored by Entergy Mississippi. Mr. Rob Logan, Entergy's representative presented the awards this morning during Principal's Homeroom.
    VIP Students and STAR Teachers: 1st Nine Weeks  

    Students and Parents
    It is important that students know and understand where they stand academically.  To assist with this, we have created an average calculator. Students can plug in there S1 and Q3 grades to calculate what they need to be successful for Y!.   

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    Click here for parent notification options
    DOVE Award
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    Do you know a CPSD employee who really "gets it" when it comes to customer service? Please share your experience by nominating him/her for a DOVE Customer Service Award and help us honor the Dedication of Our Valued Employees.