Eagle Update October 2019

This is Summit. We are Eagles. We will RISE.

RISE Time

Summit Families,


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.

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Be an Encourager

This month’s theme is “We Build Each Other Up” and the character trait for the month is ‘Encourager’. The ability to give encouragement comes from a grateful heart; a heart of love. Encouragement is a selfless activity.Those who make a point to encourage others are influencers in their world. Those people always help to build others up! Today’s quote: “Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody”.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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ID Badges are to be worn daily

Please help us by reminding your student that they are to wear their ID badge daily to school. The ID badges are to be worn around the neck on the lanyard provided by the district. Students that forget their ID badge need to report to the office immediately when they arrive to school to get a temporary badge. For students that forget to bring their ID badge multiple times, the following consequences will apply:

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.

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Summit Counselor's Corner

PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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October Calendar

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

Donut Day


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