Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 37 - May 13, 2022

Blue Devil Blast May 13th 2022

Dr. Looney's Message

Hello, Summerour Parents! Dr. Looney here. Hope you had a great week. We had a wonderful week here at Summerour Middle School. We are finishing up testing, today was the last day of GMAS. We're going to be taking our final exams next week.


Also, parents, we are a uniform school. Monday through Thursday of next week, our students must have their unifrom: collared shirt, and blue or black or khaki pants. Please support us and encourage your child to make sure they are looking sharp every day in their uniform.


Next Friday, May 20th, is our Semi-Formal for 8th graders and it is a time to celebrate 8th graders as they go on to the High School, they get to get dressed up. Tickets are $20 for the Semi-Formal. We encourage you to get your students invovled and have them come to the Semi-Formal next Friday, we don't want them to miss it!


And then, if you have not signed up for Summer Enrichment Acceleration (S.E.A), we sent some forms home this week. I believe today is the deadline, but we may be able to take a few on Monday. Please, please, please, if you got a form for Summer Enrichment, we need you to sign up. It's going to be an awesome time over the Summer. 3 weeks where kids can get some extra support and acceleration so they are ready for next school year.


I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I appreciate you all so very much. And just know, the last 3 days of school will be no backpacks. We will send other reminders about this as well. Have a great weekend!

The Coming Month

  • May 16-20 - GMAS Makeup Testing
  • May 20 - 8th Grade Semi-Formal
  • May 23 - 8th Awards Night
  • May 24 - 7th Grade Awards (School Day)
  • May 24 - 6th Grade Awards (School Day)
  • May 25 - Gear Up Awards
  • May 25 - Last Day o' School


  • June 3 - Report Cards Mailed Home
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Yearbooks are Here!

If you are interested in getting one, you should know that there are only 67 left!


Interested students can purchase them in the Media Center. When they are gone, they are gone!


$25

USDA Waivers Expire June 30

The federal government waiver that provides free meals for every student will end on June 30, so students will resume paying for meals according to the regular, free, or reduced lunch qualifications.


This means that we will need applications for free/reduced lunches next year if you expect to get those prices.


Meal Prices for Next School Year

  • Breakfast - $1.50 (All Grade Levels)
  • Breakfast - $.30 (Reduced)
  • Breakfast - $2.50 (Adults)
  • Milk - $.40

  • Lunch - $2.25 (Elementary)
  • Lunch - $2.50 (Middle / High)
  • Lunch - $.40 (Reduced)
  • Lunch - $3.75 (Adults)
  • Milk - $.40

Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

GMAS Makeup Testing: This week only!


Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms were due back on Monday! If you're planning for your child to attend, return the forms ASAP. We need them in order to arrange transportation.


Mr. Lenie George

6th Grade Assistant Principal

Lenie.George@gcpsk12.org

770-417-2494


Mrs. Pam Griswell

6th Grade Counselor

Pam.Griswell@gcpsk12.org

770-417-2491

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7th Grade

GMAS Makeup Testing: This week only!


Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms were due back on Monday! If you're planning for your child to attend, return the forms ASAP. We need them in order to arrange transportation.


Mr. Stacy James

7th Grade Assistant Principal

stacy.james@gcpsk12.org

770-417-2486


Mrs. Yunilda Valdez

7th Grade Counselor

yunilda.valdez@gcpsk12.org

770-417-2480

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8th Grade

It's time to bring 8th grade celebrations monies!

  • $20 for semi-formal
  • $20 for celebration


8th Celebration includes:

  • breakfast
  • t-shirt
  • lunch
  • activities


GMAS Makeup Testing: This week only!


Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms were due back on Monday! If you're planning for your child to attend, return the forms ASAP. We need them in order to arrange transportation.


8th Grade Awards

  • Norcross High School Theatre
  • Monday, May 23
  • 6:30pm
  • By Invitation Only!


Mrs. Christy Gray

8th Grade Assistant Principal

Christian.Gray@gcpsk12.org

770-453-2051


Mrs. Robin Blackwell

8th Grade Counselor

Robin.Blackwell@gcpsk12.org

770-417-2487


Mrs. Kimberly Blackshear

Gear Up/ Special Education Counselor

Kimberly.Blackshear@gcpsk12.org

770-797-2960

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Upcoming Assessments

GMAS (Georgia Milestones)


May 16 - 20

GMAS Makeup Testing

Counselor's Corner

SEA Letters Went Home!

You may have received a letter for SEA last week via email (or direct from your student). The objective is for all identified students to be a part of the SEA program. The forms were due back on the 9th for transportation planning. If you want your child to attend, please send the form in ASAP, so that we can plan for transportation. Give them to the grade level counselor.


SEA Basics:

  • June 13 - July 1
  • Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • June 20 - no SEA


  • Transportation provided
  • Breakfast provided
  • Lunch provided
  • 4 core classes plus connections offered
  • Fun goodies each week

For Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services

GWINNETT COUNTY PARENT MENTORS PRESENT

For All Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services in Gwinnett County Public Schools


Parenting with Humility and Humor

In this session, we will look at the important job of parenting with humility and humor. We will discuss parenting styles and their impact on children, as well as how to empower children to become responsible individuals.


Fliers in English and Spanish Below


Tuesday, May 17, 2022

12:00pm 1:30pm or 6:00pm 7:30pm


Meeting Platform: Zoom

Please register using the appropriate link below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Registration link for 12:00pm session:

https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJclc-yoqDIqGdHTiEO9MFbDcARu_Dy__jU2


Registration link for 6:00pm session:

https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMtfuysqjIpGdXeAvA5fkOgmoDFtDVBCFBj


If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Albanese:

dawn.albanese@gcpsk12.org or (678)301-7212


Please note: The 12pm session will be a live session and the 6pm session will be a showing of the recorded live presentation.

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Covid 19: Free Surveillance Testing Continues

Families of Norcross Cluster students (attending Norcross HS, Paul Duke STEM HS, Pinckneyville MS, Summerour MS, Baldwin ES, Beaver Ridge ES, Norcross ES, North Metro Academy of Performing Arts, Peachtree ES, Simpson ES, and Stripling ES) who are interested in their child(ren) getting free surveillance testing at Summerour on during school on Thursdays should click on the Student Sign-up link below to register.


Student Sign-up

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