Summit Lakes R7OL Weekly Bulletin

November 20, 2020

Calendar of Events

Nov. 23 - 4:00 pm - GIRLS Basketball at Summit Lakes MS

Nov. 23 - 4:00 pm - BOYS Basketball at Brittany Hill MS

Nov. 24 - 4:00 pm - Wrestling Meet at Harrisonville MS

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Good afternoon SLMS R7OL families,

Due to the Board of Education's decision to move Hybrid students back to VIRTUAL Learning for the remainder of the first semester beginning Monday November 23, I want to provide some details that will impact your R7OL SLMS student.

Next Monday, November 23 and Tuesday, November 24, will remain the same for your student. Beginning Monday, November 30, for consistency, SLMS will utilize the same VL schedule that students and families became familiar with prior to shifting to Hybrid back in October. The only change being made will be to the Wednesday format. We will be keeping our Hybrid “WEDNESDAY” format during VL as both Hybrid and R7OL students have become comfortable with the live help sessions offered from 9:30-11:00am and again from 1:00-2:30pm.

Unfortunately, this will mean your student's class periods will be adjusted. We are aware of the conflicting times for your R7OL student's schedule. If your student has challenges adjusting, please reach out to a teacher, other staff member or administrator as we want to do our best to help your student be successful during yet another change.

We will be sending additional communication to families on Tuesday that will include the virtual schedule and provide the meeting codes for all teacher’s homeroom, class, and help session codes. The communication will also include student expectations during virtual learning for reference.

Thank you in advance for your continued flexibility and patience as we respond to the growing percentage of community spread and the need to maintain the safety of our students and staff.


David J. Mitchell

Principal - Summit Lakes Middle School

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Break is November 25-27. There will be no "online" school during this time.

Summit Lakes Middle School Staff wishes all of its Falcon families a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for YOU!

school picture make-up and re-take day

For students who were unable to attend the previous school picture day, the make-up day will be on Wednesday, December 2 from 7:00-9:00 am (no appointment needed). This is your LAST CHANCE to have your student's picture in the school yearbook.

If students would like a re-take, they may do that at this time as well. The cost is $5 for re-takes. Student photo proofs (if your student attended the previous picture day) are available for pickup in the office. The full retake policy is described on the picture packets. If you ordered pictures but would like a re-take, please bring your purchased pictures with you on your retake day so you can exchange the same package at no extra cost.

Capture the Memories of the Year!

Order your Summit Lakes 2020-2021 yearbook for $30. An early order means a better price for you, as prices will increase in January.

To order, click the button below and follow these steps in PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  1. Log into PowerSchool
  2. Click on "Make a payment" on the left
  3. Choose "Yearbook" add to cart
  4. Check out

School Sponsored Student Activities

Congratulations to these talented Falcons!

These students have qualified for the 2020 KCMETRO Middle School All-District Orchestra:

(15 auditioned and 15 were selected)

Violin 1

Hannah Borgstadt - 8th grade Violin 1 Chair 2

Taylor Choplin - 8th grade Violin 1 Chair 4

Madalyn Schnebelen - 8th grade Violin1 Chair 10

Violin 2

Quinton Cross - 8th grade Violin 2 Chair 7

Emersen VanNess - 7th grade Violin 2 Chair 8

Nathan Hohenberger - 7th grade Violin 2 Chair 10

Logan Frost - 7th grade Violin 2 Chair 12


Emily Abraham - 8th grade Viola 3

Carson VanNess - 7th grade Viola 5

Madysen VanNess - 7th grade Viola 7


Jillian Keeney - 8th grade Cello 2

Eliza Andrews - 8th grade Cello 3

Vera Fosnow - 8th grade Cello 8

Juliana Brown - 7th grade Cello 12


Bryant Idlemann-Popp - 8th grade Bass 3

The following students have qualified for the 2020 KCMETRO Middle School District Band:

Hannah Knapp -1st Chair Piccolo

Hannah Knapp - 1st Chair Flute

Aaron Maxwell - 3rd Chair Flute

Sam Ninemire - 1st Chair Oboe

Mara Coley - 2nd Chair Oboe

Lillian Whittall - 2nd Chair Clarinet

Ainsley Hildreth - 3rd Chair Clarinet

Violet Grine - 17th Chair Clarinet

Sean Bailey - 7th Chair Trumpet

Madelyn Reed - 1st Alt. Tuba

Scholar Bowl Tryouts!

Are you a trivia buff? Or are you a whiz at history, geography or math? Do you love the competition of hitting the buzzer first? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Scholar Bowl may be right for you!

Tryouts for Scholar Bowl will be Monday, November 30 and Thursday, December 3 from 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm in room 742. You only need to attend 1 of the days.

Please join Mrs. Lamb’s Scholar Bowl Group in Schoology (BN7P-NRJ5-6K2XR). There is a link in the group update to sign up for one of the try-out days.

Practices will be in January, Mrs. Lamb will post more information later. The season usually starts around the end of January and goes through the 1st of March.

Sign up today and get ready to play!

Student and Parent Resources

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