Summit Lakes Weekly Bulletin

September 13, 2021

Calendar of Events

September 13 - 4:00 pm - Cross Country Meet at Bingham Middle School

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

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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 ( 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:

  1. Heredity and the influences of family and environment on human growth and development.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
Click HERE for the Human Growth and Development Meeting

Make sure to save the link to be able to attend during the meeting.

MAP Individual Student Reports (ISR)

The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Grade-level Assessments evaluate student's progress toward Missouri Learning Standards. Each test produces an Individual Student Report (ISR) that includes Achievement Level and a short description of the knowledge and skill that are typically demonstrated by students in each achievement level. Currently, student ISRs are available in the DRC Insight platform and may be obtained at your request. The district is awaiting a paper version of this report. Summit Lakes Middle School plans to distribute ISR reports within the next two weeks.


Chocolate and Magazine Sales

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Please consider supporting our school during this fundraiser. You, your friends, and relatives may purchase or renew magazines OR buy chocolate during the sale from September 2 through September 20. Fifty percent of every chocolate sale goes to SLMS to purchase yearbooks, Student Reward Time and Homeroom supplies, FLIGHT program materials, Falcon Fan Day shirts for students, and much more. Every cent of our profit goes directly to benefit our students.


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Falcon SMART Club

Interesting fact: Did you know that the average age that Missouri youth begin experimenting with alcohol is age 12?

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:


Transportation drives us forward – impacting economies, bridging cultures, and making us all more globally interconnected. In the FIRST® LEGO® League season, students will learn how cargo is transported, sorted, and delivered to its destinations in the CARGO CONNECT season, so apply now by going to Falconbots link under ACTIVITIES on SLMS homepage.


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Red Ribbon Week is Coming!!

Red Ribbon Week will take place October 23rd through October 31 and PTA needs your help! We are accepting donations of nut-free candy at the SLMS front office through Friday, October 15. The candy will be passed out to students participating in the various Red Ribbon Week spirit days. You may contact Melissa Roach at or 816-550-8024 if you have any questions or if you have any candy donations that you cannot get to the office. Click the button below to sign up for candy donations.
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