Eagle Update

December 2017

Note from Mrs. Adams

Summit Families,

The end of the first semester is quickly approaching. The next three weeks will fly by, so please make sure to check your students academic progress using Infinite Campus and asking them about upcoming assessments. I am also asking your help supporting student attendance. Please make every effort to have your student at school daily. Each day a student is absent, they miss out on instruction and activities that are specifically designed to ensure they can meet essential learning targets. We simply can't teach our students adequately if they are not at school. If absences are unavoidable, please call 340-2920 in the morning to report the absence, and please provide us with a note from the doctor if your student is out with illness within five days of the absence.

Thank you to all the families that supported your students in participating in the Summit Food Drive. This year Summit collected 6,331 items for the school food pantry. That is twice as many items as collected last year! I am so proud of how eager our students were to give, and I am inspired by their kindness, generosity and the power of their collective effort. Your efforts at home to raise well-rounded, kind, and hard working kids is evident.

Please enjoy the time with your families during the holidays. I hope the time off from school is filled with love, laughter, and memorable moments.

Eagles of Excellence- November

Upcoming Activities

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1st Annual Duck-Pong Classic is Friday, December 21st

This year Summit is starting a new tradition. We will be organizing a grade level duck ball and ping pong tournament for students that will take place during their elective classes on Friday, December 21st.

Students will organize their own teams. Each duck ball team will consist of eight players. Duck ball teams must include a minimum of two girls. The ping pong tournament is a singles tournament. The cost is two dollars per student to participate in the tournament. Registration for the tournament begins Wednesday, December 5th and ends Tuesday, December 18th. Registration forms will be provided to students in their homeroom class.

Participants and spectators will have access to our to the Parent Club operated concession stand.

Counselor's Corner

Tis’ The Season for Selfies!


Parents, do you remember back in the day, when one of the most exciting days of school was the first day of school because you had on your new school clothes, your hair was the neatest and you couldn’t wait to see how everyone had changed? Do you remember being excited to rock what ever the latest fad was at school, so that all your friends could see how cool you looked, standing at the pencil sharpener? Well the kids of this generation have no idea of what that feels like because of the millennial phenomenon of the “SELFIE”, which became most popular around 2013.


People from grandmothers to United States Presidents join in on selfie-fun, so it is only normal to expect that our teens would want to engage in the fad that seems to only become more intense, but are selfies healthy? What does it mean when a teen fills the camera roll with endless bathroom selfies? According to Salamon and Brown (2018), “Social media use among adolescents continues to increase each year”, and in a cross-sectional study, researchers explored how “the amount of time spent using social media and specific behaviors on social media, namely, behaviors that involve self-objectification, were related to adolescents body shame…” (2). Recent studies have found that teens and their use of social media has a direct correlation with negative attitudes about their bodies. Researchers have coined the term “body surveillance”. Body surveillance is the “excessive monitoring of the outer appearance, and results in individuals maladaptively paying more attention to how their bodies look [rather] than how their bodies feel” (4).


So how can we get our teens to pay more attention to how they feel, rather than how they (or their social media followers) look? Here are some tips:


  1. Be mindful of your own interactions on social media and the example that you are setting. (How often are you taking selfies? How often are you on your phone?)

  2. Show an active interest in your teen’s authenticity, personality and inner qualities, and teach them to value those same things in others.

  3. Teach your teen to balance self-acceptance and self-improvement

  4. Praise the effort, over the outcome

  5. Model self-confidence

Tis’ the season to love your “selfie”, inside and out!


References

Salomon, I., & Brown, C. S. (2018). The Selfie Generation: Examining the Relationship Between Social Media Use and Early Adolescent Body Image. The Journal of Early Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431618770809


www.Verywellfamily.com

Free After School Tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Summit teachers offer free tutoring on Tuesdays and Thursdays in English, math, science, and social studies. Tutoring sessions run from 2:45-4:15, and a bus is available to transport students home. If you believe your student would benefit from after school tutoring, please call the appropriate grade level counselor for more information:

6th grade: Stephanie Sellers 726-6005

7th grade: Susan Kerlin 726-6004

8th grade: Jasmine Toliver 726-6006

School Attendance is Critical

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Eagles of Character- Gratitude

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7th Grade

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8th Grade

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Team 602 Created a Tree of Gratitude

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Eagles in Action

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Summit December Calendar

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3RD

4:30-7:30 7TH & 8TH GRADE BASKETBALL VS STILLWATER @ STILLWATER


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH

2:40 DRAMA CLUB

6:00 WRESTLING VS PUTNAM CITY @ PUTNAM CITY

7:15-8:45 ARCTIC EDGE NIGHT


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH

WRESTLING VS PC NORTH DUAL @SANTA FE


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

DONUT DAY

8-2:30 CHOIR CAROLING @ ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

WRESTLING SHAWNEE DUAL TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED

1:30 PARENT CLUB MEETING @ SUMMIT


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

WRESTLING VS SHAWNEE DUAL TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED


MONDAY, DECEMBER 10TH

4:30-7:30 BOYS/GIRLS BASKETBALL VS CHEYENNE @CHEYENNE


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11TH

WRESTLING VS CHOCTAW @CHOCTAW HIGH

12:30 SUPER SAC @MEMORIAL

3:00 GIRLS WHO CODE CLUB


THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

WRESTLING VS MOORE DUAL

7:00 CHOIR WINTER CONCERT @ SUMMIT


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

FUN FOOD FRIDAY

WRESTLING VS DEER CREEK

6:00 BAND WINTER CONCERT


MONDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

4:30/5:30/6:30/7:30 GIRLS & BOYS 7TH & 8TH BB VS DEER CREEK @DEER CREEK

2:40-3:40 SCHOOL PLAY AUDITIONS


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

2:40-3:40 SCHOOL PLAY AUDITIONS

2:40 DRAMA CLUB

6:30 PM SUMMIT WINTER ORCHESTRA CONCERT


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

PIZZA DAY!!!!!!!!!!!


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

8TH GRADE ORCHESTRA CAROLING @ EPSAC & ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS