Summit Lakes Weekly Bulletin
September 13, 2021
Calendar of Events
September 13 - 4:00 pm - Volleyball Game - A/B at Raymore-Peculiar South Middle School
September 14 - 4:00 pm - Football Game - A/B at Summit Lakes Middle School
September 15 - 4:00 pm - Cross Country: MS Invitational at MCC-Longview Campus Center
September 15 - 4:00 pm - Volleyball Game - A/B at Summit Lakes Middle School
Parent Overview of “Choosing the Best Path” Human Growth and Development Unit
Annually, the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District presents a Human Growth and Development Unit for seventh-grade students. Health classes will be using abstinence-based curriculum materials from the “Choosing the Best Path” curriculum. Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter, boys and girls will meet separately for portions of this unit.
We feel a shared responsibility with the parents and the community to disseminate information that will assist students in making intelligent and informed decisions concerning their health, safety, and well-being. To better support your understanding of the curriculum, we have scheduled informational parent meetings to allow you to obtain an overview of the videos/student workbook from the “Choosing the Best Path” curriculum. For parents of students taking Health in the fall, the meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, September 21 from 6:30-8:00 pm. An additional meeting will be scheduled on February 8, 2021, for parents of students taking Health in the spring. Parents need only attend one meeting. The upcoming September 21 meeting will be held virtually (https://meet.google.com/eyc-rnas-gxj) beginning at 6:30 pm.
If you are unable to attend a meeting and would like to see the material, or you feel you need more time to review the material, you may contact Dr. Eric Flack’s office (986-1086) and request a time.
The topics for the Human Growth and Development Unit are listed below:
- Heredity and the influences of family and environment on human growth and development.
- The reproductive system includes male and female organs, and the specific hormones responsible for the production and release of reproductive cells and the development of secondary sex characteristics.
- Facts about sexually transmitted diseases including HIV/AIDS.
If you prefer that your child opt-out of the “Choosing the Best” portion of the curriculum or you prefer that your child not receive instruction during the Human Growth and Development or AIDS unit, including videos, please provide a written notice to your child’s seventh-grade health teacher (Mr. Wolverton, Mr. Brewer, or Mrs. Crain).
Make sure to save the link to be able to attend during the meeting.
MAP Individual Student Reports (ISR)
Chocolate and Magazine Sales
Falcon SMART Club
Interesting fact: Did you know that the average age that Missouri youth begin experimenting with alcohol is age 12? http://mo.drugfree.org/
We’ve got better things to do….
The Falcon SMART Club is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free club here at Summit Lakes Middle School. Students in our club are involved in the planning and participation of school and district wide activities. We hold monthly meetings (accompanied by FREE DONUTS) where we are made aware of the importance of remaining alcohol, tobacco and other drug-free; we participate in fun activities for cool prizes; organize and participate in fund-raising events; and plan and discuss future activities for our student body here at SLMS as well as events for all three Lee's Summit middle schools.
We would love to have you join us! Since we know you're busy, you can even pick and choose to attend only the activities and events that interest you! Just fill out the attached application and turn it in to your homeroom teacher or the front office by Wednesday, September 15th.
If you have any questions, please see Ms. Lange in room 913, or email her at: email@example.com