Eagle Update October 2019
This is Summit. We are Eagles. We will RISE.
Last week Summit students began attending RISE classes on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. RISE classes are offered during advisory period. Students get to select their RISE classes from high interest activities developed and hosted by our teachers. Here is how it works: On Monday during Advisory class, students view RISE activities scheduled in the calendar and make their appointments. On Tuesday, students finalize these selections. The teachers and students have had a wonderful time enjoying activities such as: walking club, card games, salsa dancing, capture the flag, legos, tennis, coloring, meditation, yoga, book club, art club, ballroom dancing, flight simulation, TSA club, 3D printing, making edible play dough, blacktop basketball, academic team, singing, creating a card, guitar jam session, and more.
This time provides a wonderful opportunity for our students to connect with one another as well as teachers from throughout the building. It allows our kids to have some choices in their school experience. I have absolutely loved watching our students and our teachers get so excited about being part of these activities. I wish you could see what I get to see as I visit the RISE activities.Their excitement about this school experience is a beautiful and rewarding thing to witness. I have included some pictures below of RISE activities in action.
Please ask your student about the RISE activities that they are selecting each week.
A breakdown of a full week during advisory is listed below:
Monday: Students have their own data folders in their advisory classes. They record their grades in each class, missing assignments, and attendance. Once they have finished filling in their data folders, they check the Canvas appointment calendar for RISE activities offered Wednesday-Friday, and schedule their "appointments".
Tuesday: Students work on a math skill building program called Xtra Math. This program help promote and track math computation fluency. Students finalize their RISE class selection and then read independently for the remainder of the period.
Wednesday-Friday- Students attend the RISE appointments that they have selected. Students that are needing extra support in a core class are scheduled for extra time with a content teacher.
Be an Encourager
Picture Retake Day- Friday, October 4th
Donut Day- Friday, October 11th
Donuts will be sold 1st and 2nd hours for $1.00.
Fun Food Friday- Friday, October 25th
Candy, chips and soda will be sold during elective classes for $1.00.
Student and Staff Football Tailgate- October 15th
The Schoolwide Student and Staff Tailgate will take place on Tuesday, October 15th. The festivities will begin at 4:30 at the Edmond Santa Fe Football field and will end after the 8th grade football game. The theme for this year is a schoolwide Pink Out in support of breast cancer awareness month. We will have music, cornhole, and other activities for the kids to participate in during halftime.
We encourage staff and students to bring food and drinks to share with one another for this event. If parents would like to make donations of snacks, treats or drinks, please send these to school with your student, or drop them off in the front office. We hope this is a fun and festive night for our students as we cheer on our Summit Eagles football teams.
Eagles of Excellence
Lillian Du, Cody Kawcak, Mason Grice, and Cheyenne Blackshire
Utah Jong, Kilynn Hammons, Caleb Weber and Maya Travis
Luke Compton, Gabrielle Bell, Mimi Jones, and Wyatt Webb
Box Top Campaign
Summit Middle School is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Box Tops for Education campaign! Our school goal is to raise enough funds through Box Tops collections for (approx. cost is $2000). To help us meet this goal, each homeroom teacher has a Box Tops for Education bag for convenient donation of clipped Box Tops located in their classroom. Students - start bringing in your clipped Box Tops now!
Hurry, there is an ooey, gooey pizza party at stake for the homeroom that turns in the most Box Tops! A pizza party will be awarded to the winning homeroom, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Not only this, but if the school goal for this 2019-2020 campaign is reached, Principal Adams, Mrs. Cochrane, and Mr. Self have agreed to be pied in the face. This will be quite an event- let's reach this goal!
Students have two ways to turn in Box Tops (EVEN IF YOU'RE CLIPPING, SCAN RECEIPTS TOO - DOUBLE THE $$):
1) Clippable Box Tops should be cut out and placed in the collection bags in the students' homeroom.
2) Download the Box Tops For Education app - it's FREE! Scan every grocery receipt using the app when you buy eligible Box Tops Products https://www.boxtops4education.com/en/Participating-Products-Page
NEXT and IMPORTANT: there's a "Credit" button in the app that's available AFTER you scan your receipt. Insert your student's homeroom teacher's name to ensure they get credit for Box Tops for the pizza contest!
Finally, another collection site for clipped Box Tops is located on the front office counter. The teacher or the office staff has the ability to win a $25.00 gift certificate for their collection efforts, too! Remember, ANYONE can name Summit Middle School as the school that gets credit for their scanned Box Tops...aunts, uncles, grandmas, cousins, neighbors....ANYONE can collect Box Tops for us. So, encourage everyone you know not to throw money away with items they buy everyday! Let's get collecting - the race is on to meet our goal!
Fit for Life goes to ropes course
ID Badges are to be worn daily
1st offense: warning
2nd offense: warning
3rd offense: after school detention
4th offense: after school detention
5th offense: one day of AISP
6th offense: AISP
Each 9-weeks ID badge offenses will be cleared and record keeping will reset.
Summit Counselor's Corner
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESS OF BRINGING ONE’S ATTENTION TO EXPERIENCES OCCURRING IN THE PRESENT MOMENT, WHICH ONE CAN DEVELOP THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF MEDITATION AND THROUGH OTHER TRAINING AND EXERCISES.
Students are getting adjusted to being in middle school, making new friends, and maturing. It is important to make your student aware of the changes they may experience during this time of year. After the rush of settling in and meeting their new teachers, they may experience some anxiety and stress. Below are some examples of how you can help your student cope.
Accept yourself: treat yourself the way you would want to be treated. Accept your peers and be kind to everyone! You never know what someone is battling.
Focus on your breathing: When you have negative thoughts or feel like you’re having a bad day, take a deep breath and count to 10.
Sitting meditation: Sit comfortably with your back straight, feet on the floor, and with your hands in your lap. Focus on your breath moving in and out of your body. Take breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth.
Walking meditation: THIS IS FOR PARENTS, ALSO! Walking is an amazing form of meditation. Walking increases your heart rate, which increases your endorphins...and let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a nice walk around the block to think, vent, or just enjoy the scenery. Don’t forget that our students don’t function without our parents/guardians!
Lastly: utilize your resources! Your teachers, counselors, and principals are always here to help!
We are so happy you and your student are at Summit! Eagles RISE!!!
8th grade Career Tech Field Trip
Tuesday, October 1st
9:00-2:00 - 8th Grade Career Day @ Francis Tuttle Rockwell
Wednesday, October 2nd
8:00-2:00 - Fit For Life Field Trip 8th grade
9:00-11:30 - Career Day 8th Grade
10:30-1:00 - Pizza Day
Friday, October 4th
8:00-11:00 - Pictures Retakes
Saturday, October 5th
8:00-3:00 - North Central Honor Orchestra Auditions
Monday, October 7th
9:00-2:00 - Boys Night Out Festival Rehearsal @ Edmond North High
Tuesday, October 8th
5:30 - 7th Grade Football vs Cheyenne @ Edmond North
Wednesday, October 9th
8:00-2:00 - Fit For Life Field Trip 8th grade
Thursday, October 10th
9:00-11:30 - Choir Rehearsal @ Santa Fe
4:30-8:00 - Parent Teacher Conferences @ Summit
5:30 - 8th Football vs Cheyenne @ Edmond North
Friday, October 11th
6:00 - 8:00 8th Grade Band @ Santa Fe Football Game
Monday, October 14th
Main Event - Fundraiser Prizes
4:30 - 8:00 Parent/Teacher Conferences @ Summit
7:00 pm - Choir Fall Concert @ Santa Fe
Tuesday, October 15th
Cross Country MMAC Conference
5:00 - 8:30 pm - 7th/8th Grade Football vs Mustang Central @ Mustang Central
Thursday, October 17th
CONFERENCE BREAK -NO SCHOOL
Friday, October 18th
FALL BREAK -NO SCHOOL
Monday, October 21st
Teacher Professional Development Day No School
Thursday, October 22nd
12:30-1:30 - Super Sac @ Summit
5:30 - 7th Grade Football vs Deer Creek @ Santa Fe
Wednesday, October 23rd
TSA Fall Leadership Conference
Thursday, October 24th
5:30 - 8th Grade Football vs Deer Creek @ Santa Fe
Friday, October 25th
Fun Food Friday
Monday, October 28th
10:00-11:30 - Fit For Life 7th Grade @ UCO
Tuesday, October 29th
8:00 - 2:30 - COCDA Choir Festival @ Southern Hills Baptist Church
7th Grade Football Playoffs - Times to be announced
Wednesday, October 30th
Eagles of Excellence/Eagles of Character
10:00-11:30 - Fit for Life Field Trip 7th Grade
Thursday, October 31st
8th Grade Football Playoffs