A fervid outdoor adventurer, Mr. Sumner is passionate about the natural world, its expansive resources, and the study of natural and environmental science. With a bachelor’s degree in the field of recreation resource management and also formerly an environmental planner and land use and recreation resource consultant, Mr. Sumner has now transitioned to public education where he enjoys passing on his love of science to the next generation. In his free time, he reads, ponders the night sky often, and volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, as both a scoutmaster and a council climbing instructor.

Recent Announcements

  • Final Test 7.4 Retake For students interested in retaking the unit final for strand 7.4, which we took just before the soft closure, I have posted a retake test on CANVAS. If you ...
    Posted Mar 23, 2020, 8:48 AM by Mike Sumner
  • School Soft Closure During the statewide school closure, I will be delivering content using CANVAS. Fortunately, most of my students have logged in to CANVAS this year and they should know their login ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2020, 9:54 AM by Mike Sumner
  • Updates I'm making some updates to my website during the holiday break. Hopefully things will be more accurate as you are looking for the right files. I've also finally ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2020, 8:20 AM by Mike Sumner
  • New School Year I'm excited for this first week of school and it has been marvelous meeting all of your children. I'm looking forward to the rest of the year and ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2019, 10:34 AM by Mike Sumner
  • Journal Pages for all 2nd Qtr Here is a list of everything that should be in student science journals this quarter... Second Quarter 22-23 Vocab 2-1 20 Matter Cycling, Igneous, Metamorphic, Sedimentary. 24 SS ...
    Posted Jan 2, 2019, 11:07 AM by Mike Sumner
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I'm still here!
I'm still teaching during the closure and hope that all of my students will engage in science with me.

I'll be delivering content through my CANVAS site, which most of my students should already know how to access. 

For those who don't have daily access to technology (computers or smart devices) to use CANVAS at home, please let me know. I have workbook packets with the same content available for those who need to or prefer to go "old school" that you can pick up at the school.

Please use email as the primary means of communication with me. 

To access CANVAS, go to https://tooeleschools.instructure.com/ and login.

Once in CANVAS, click on the class, "Integrated Science 7".

From there, you can view and submit assignments by clicking on the "Assignments" link on the left. You can take quizzes by clicking on the "Quizzes" link, to see if  you are understanding what you have learned.

The very first thing I want you to do is click on Quizzes and you will see a student check-in survey. Go there ASAP and let me know that you made it to CANVAS by answering 4 easy questions.

Thank you, and see you online!

Join the Science Club

Science Club, MESA, has begun. We are meeting every Monday after school. There is no sign up, just come and have fun doing hands-on science projects and preparing to compete at science olympiad.