Summerour Blue Devil Blast
Volume 2, Issue 26 - February 3, 2023
Dr. Looney's Message
- February 4 - Soccer @ Sweetwater MS
- February 4 - Girls Bball Play Tournament
- February 6-10 - National School Counseling Week
- February 8 - Strengthening Families Program
- February 14 - St. Valentine's Day
- February 15 - Strengthening Families Program
- February 15 - GCPS County Basketball Tournament
- February 16, 17, 20 - No School - GCPS Student Holiday
- February 20 - President's Day
- February 22 - NHS Football 8th Grade Weight Training Starts
- February 24 - Black History Program (during school day)
- February 24 - GCPS Science Fair (Gas South District)
- March 1/2 - Early Release & Conferences
- March 3 - Progress Reports Go Home (for non-conferenced students)
- March 4 - Saturday Tutoring
- March 6 - Winter Sports Banquet
- March 9 - Raising Highly Capable Kids
- March 9 - GMAS & Family Game Night
- March 10 - Tapestry Show
- March 11 - Saturday Tutoring
- March 12 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
- March 13 - 16 - Spirit Week
- March 17 - St. Patrick's Day / Digital Learning Day #4
- March 18 - Saturday Tutoring
- March 23 - International Night
- March 25 - Saturday Tutoring
*SmarterMe ESL Classes for Parents every Monday & Wednesday at 10am. See our calendar on our school website if you have doubts about cancellations. Contact Rosanna Carlson for more information.
**Norcross First UMC After School Program (6/7) Mondays & Wednesdays starting February 22
SummerOUR Girls in Tourney
OUR girls made the GCPS Basketball Tournament!
We play tomorrow (Saturday)
Peachtree Ridge High School
Purchase Tickets Through Go Fan!
We host a championship game (hopefully OUR girls will be there!) on February 15
February IB Learner Profile: Communicators
They understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration with others.
IB students regularly deliver stimulating presentations and drive excellence in group assignments.
Mr. Lenie George
6th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Pam Griswell
6th Grade Counselor
National School Counselor Week Next Week!
6th Grade Students & Parents,
Take a moment to show your appreciation to our counselors this week! We will be celebrating them ALL week, it would be great if OUR students showed them some love, too!
Mr. Stacy James
7th Grade Assistant Principal
Ms. Yunilda Valdez
7th Grade Counselor
8th Grade Counselors:
Robin Blackwell, Robin.Blackwell@gcpsk12.org
Kimberly Blackshear, Kimberly.Blackshear@gcpsk12.org
8th Grade Assistant Principal:
Christy Gray, Christian.Gray@gcpsk12.org
8th Grade Clerk:
Faby Silva, Faby.Silva@gcpsk12.org
JLC at Snellville
AAP - Grade Recovery Program
Letters went home via email to students who might benefit from our no-cost grade recovery program, AAP.
Student scored between 50% and 69% for any core academic subject in Semester 1
Language Arts or Science
7:15AM - 8:15AM
Tuesday, January 24th – Tuesday, February 7th
NO SCHOOL (Digital Learning Day #3) on Friday, February 3rd
Math or Social Studies
7:15AM - 8:15 AM.
Thursday, February 9th – Monday, February 27th
NO SCHOOL (Student Holidays) on Thursday, February 16th, 17th, and 20th
*check your email for an invitation and form to register if your child qualifies
SummerOUR Intramurals Are Back
We are happy to offer an intramural program here at Summerour Middle School!
The Intramural program will run from Tuesday January 17th-Thursday March 23rd and is intended to provide fun, interactive activities for all students. Activities offered depend on students’ interests (let us know what you want to play) and include, but are not limited to, soccer and basketball.
There is no charge for this program. If any problems with behavior occur, students will be verbally warned and if problems continue, the student will be excused from the program.
Permission Form Below
Love Cars? Got One?
Gwinnett County Public Schools’
Second ISC Relay for Life Team
April 22, 2023
Registration begins: 9:00 am
Car Show: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
We will Fuel the fight Against Cancer
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society through the ISC Relay for Life Team.
J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center
437 Old Peachtree Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
Top 20 Awards Presented Including:
- Superintendent's Pick
- Sponsor's Choice
Questions? (or to Volunteer): firstname.lastname@example.org
Norcross Football Weight Training Starts February 22
More Photos from Gear Up @ Gwinnett Tech
Covid Surveillance Testing
Summerour is still hosting weekly Covid surveillance testing on Thursday afternoons. If you'd like to sign your child up, use this form to sign up.
Our Parent Center is located on our first floor, so it's easy to get to. Come check in at the front office, then use the Parent Center to volunteer, check-out resources, and get engaged!
More information is on our website, or you can reach out to Rosanna Carlson, our Parent Instructional Support Coordinator.
Have You Tried the Apps?
Parents can use this if they have a Parent Portal account. It's an app that makes it much easier to quickly access the portal and navigate student grades, absences, etc...
We strongly encourage you to use this if you have a portal account. If you don't have a portal account, come to the school and set one up.
If you are using either of these apps, but it quit working in September of 2022, you may need to uninstall/reinstall. There was a major update last month that requires this.