Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 36 - May 6, 2022

May 6 2022 Blue Devil Blast

Dr. Looney's Message

Good morning, parents. I hope you had an awesome week. We had a great week at Summerour celebrating our teachers all week.

We have 13 days of school left. Just 13 days and, parents, we need your support! Remind your students that Monday-Thursday are UNIFORM DAYS. Only Fridays are non-uniform days. If your students needs to learn how to do laundry to make sure they have a clean uniform, this is a great time to teach them.

At the end of the year, we have lots of activities. We have awards, dances, and other events. We need parents especially to help decorate and/or chaperone some of these activities. Next Friday is the 6th and 7th grade Luau and the Friday after that is our 8th grade semi-formal event. Come, volunteer to work with our middle school darlings.

This weekend is Mother's Day. I want to wish all our Mothers and stand-in Mothers, from foster mothers to grandmothers and all others who fill that role, a Happy Mother's Day!

As always, if you need anything, reach out to us via our Rosanna Carlson, our Parent Coordinator. Have a great weekend.

The Coming Month

  • May 09 - GMAS 8 Science, Section 1 & 2*; Physical Science
  • May 10 - GMAS 6 Math, Section 1
  • May 11 - GMAS 6 Math, Section 2
  • May 12 - GMAS 8 Math, Section 1
  • May 12 - Chorus Concert 7pm
  • May 13 - GMAS 8 Math, Section 2
  • May 13 - End of Year Luau (6th & 7th)
  • 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

* GMAS Testing requires 1/2 a day for each section, so days with 2 sections will require the full day to test. Students will test until 4pm.

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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
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Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

Tuesday & Wednesday

Math GMAS Sections 1 & 2

Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms are due back on Monday!

Mr. Lenie George

6th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Pam Griswell

6th Grade Counselor


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7th Grade

No GMAS Testing This Week

Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms are due back on Monday!

Mr. Stacy James

7th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Yunilda Valdez

7th Grade Counselor


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8th Grade

Monday, Thursday, Friday

8th GMAS Testing

Science on Monday, Math on Thursday & Friday

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

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

Did you get an invitation to attend SEA this summer? Forms are due back on Monday!

Mrs. Christy Gray

8th Grade Assistant Principal


Mrs. Robin Blackwell

8th Grade Counselor


Mrs. Kimberly Blackshear

Gear Up/ Special Education Counselor


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Orchestra Packed the House This Week

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Upcoming Assessments

GMAS (Georgia Milestones)

April 21 - May 13

Digital Learners for Testing

Digital Learners are required to test at Summerour on your GMAS test dates. You will need to arrive by 9:10 a.m. and report to the Media Center.

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Counselor's Corner

SEA Letters Went Home!

You may have received a letter for SEA this 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 are due back on the 9th for transportation planning and should be returned 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
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For Parents of Students Receiving Special Education Services


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:

Registration link for 6:00pm session:

If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Albanese: 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.

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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