Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 29 - March 11, 2022

March 10 2022 Blue Devil Blast

Dr. Looney's Message

Happy Friday.


If your child has a cell phone, you've probably provided that phone for safety purposes. You want to be sure you can get in touch with them. Sometimes, students use the phone in ways that are harmful to themselves, or harmful to others. For this reason, we are no longer allowing cell phones in the cafeteria. They still cannot have them out in class and in the hallway, now this is extended to the cafeteria. You may want to have your child keep the cell phone at home, since there is nowhere in school where it is now allowed. We need to focus on learning, not social media.


Next week are our Interims. Good news, since it will be cold this weekend, it's an excellent opportunity to snuggle up with your notes and study for interims.


Take time to be with your families. Have an awesome weekend. Reach out if you need anything.

The Coming Month

  • March 15 - Interims: Language Arts & Science
  • March 16 - Interims: Mathematics & Social Studies
  • March 21 - Rising 9th Grade Night @ Paul Duke STEM HS
  • March 22 - Digital Learning Day
  • March 24 - 2022-2023 Cheerleading Parent Meeting
  • March 26 - JLC Drill Competition @ Grace Snell MS
  • March 31 - 2022-2023 Cheerleading Parent Meeting
  • April 4-8 - Spring Break


April 21 - May 13 - Georgia Milestones Exams

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Rising 9th Grade Night

Class of 2026 - You Are Invited!

Monday, March 21st

6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Paul Duke STEM High School

Rising 9th grade students that attend will receive a free t-shirt


Why join us:

  • Learn about our specialized and unique STEM programs.
  • Prepare for high school Meet with some of our amazing teachers
  • Explore the school with student
  • Guided Tours
  • Get info about our academic and extracurricular options


https://www.gcpsk12.org/PaulDukeStemHS


Be different. Be bold. Be a trailblazer.

Summerour Artists

March is Arts in our Schools Month. Thanks to talented and dedicated teachers, our students have opportunities to learn, grow, and create through the arts – from dance, media arts, and music, to theatre, film, and visual arts.


Please congratulate Jasmin Romo-Salas (7th grade), her work was featured in the Facebook Press release (cardboard Picaso style self-portrait, top right) and in the slideshow to promote week 1 of last week's Tapestry show. See the slideshow here.
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Connections Preference Form

Please take a moment to fill out this form TONIGHT (Friday) and let us know what your child's preference for Connections courses next year will be.


Do you know a rising 6th grader? Send them this information, too!

New Khan Academy Goal

It's March & time to wrap up Khan Academy. The goal is to finish Khan Academy this month: 100%.


We have an incentive for 3/11 during the lunch time for time spent on it!


Have your student stay in practice and work on Khan Academy daily. Short sessions every day will do wonders.

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IB Learners are Principled

March's IB Learner Profile is Principled


IB Learners act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. IB Learners take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that accompany them.

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Upcoming Assessments

Interim Testing

  • March 15 - Language Arts & Science
  • March 16 - Math & Social Studies

Improv Olympics

Don't miss the Improv Olympics March 16, 17, and 18 at 7:00
This a fun and interactive evening for the entire family!


Come out and support some of our Summerour alumni in this family friendly event! You can vote for your favorite team - Pink, Black or Orange... Your ticket gets you 1 vote and each $1 gets you an additional vote for your favorites!!!


Concessions will be sold before and during intermission. Tickets are just $5.00 and on sale now at https://gofan.co/app/school/GA72652

Car Rider & Walker Pass

If your child has your permission to come home as a car rider, a walker, or a bike rider, we MUST have this form on file in the front office. Then your child will be issued a green pass. Without the pass, the child will not be allowed to leave with car riders, walkers, and bike riders.


A sample pass is pictured.

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Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

Parents, thank you for helping OUR children keep up with their grades and assignments! Please continue to check eClass and parent portal and keep lifting those grades up!


Cell phones, ear buds and other personal technology is not allowed out in the classroom or hallways at Summerour Middle School. However, due to recent incidents stemming from inappropriate use of technology and social media that disrupt our learning learning environment, cell phones are not allowed in the hallways and cafeteria until further notice. This change in our policy will be revisited after Spring Break.


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

7th Grade

Cell phones, ear buds and other personal technology is not allowed out in the classroom or hallways at Summerour Middle School. However, due to recent incidents stemming from inappropriate use of technology and social media that disrupt our learning learning environment, cell phones are not allowed in the hallways and cafeteria until further notice. This change in our policy will be revisited after Spring Break.


For 7th grade shout outs, see image below:


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


Cell phones, ear buds and other personal technology is not allowed out in the classroom or hallways at Summerour Middle School. However, due to recent incidents stemming from inappropriate use of technology and social media that disrupt our learning learning environment, cell phones are not allowed in the hallways and cafeteria until further notice. This change in our policy will be revisited after Spring Break.


Remember, Interim exams on Tuesday (Language Arts & Science) and Wednesday (Math & Social Studies).


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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It's Time to Order Yearbooks!

Early Order Discount until March 14

  • Softcover = $15
  • Hardcover = $20


Full Price after March 14

  • Softcover = $20
  • Hardcover = $25


Bring cash or check to the Media Center

OR

Order online at YBPay.Lifetouch.com

(Look for Georgia, then Norcross, then Summerour)


Special Packages Available:

Check online for special packages – if ordering in Media Center bring the extra amount needed.

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Girl's Soccer

We have a girl's team, and if you want to support us, here is a link for some spirit wear that we get a portion of the proceeds from: https://summerour.decoratedgear.com/


  • March 19/20 - Tournament

Final School Council Meeting

April 12, 2022


* all meetings will be held from 5 - 6:30 pm

Summerour Middle School

OUR Students * OUR School * OUR Community * OUR Future