Sumner-Fredericksburg Schools

Committed to excellence in lifelong learning, leadership, and character.

Building Theme


Each year Durant Elementary implements a theme that encourages good character. The theme is taught and supported by classroom lessons, the principal’s morning annoucements, guidance lessons, ENCORE, and Sumner Shuffles. During a Sumner Shuffle all students and staff participate in a cross-grade lesson. The lesson always begins with a piece of literature and is followed up with an activity to reinforce the lesson’s objective.


Read-A-Million-Minutes also connects with the year’s building theme. During the month of February, the entire student body sets individual and class reading goals. Read-A-Million-Minutes has been a tradition at Durant Elementary since 1981.


Year                  Building Theme                        RAMM Theme            

2012-2013         Pay It Forward                         Reading Pays

2013-2014         Peace Makers/Peace Breakers   Peace, Love, Reading

2014-2015         Cast Your Cougar Spell!


The Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following Service Areas: Agriculture, Business, Family & Consumer Science, and Industrial Technology. 


It is the policy of Sumner-Fredericksburg Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, religion, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices.


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