Blue Devil Blast

Volume I, Issue 7 - September 17, 2021

Dr. Looney's Message

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Picture Day this Monday

Uniforms Required

Dear Summerour Middle Families,


Many thanks for your continued support of the school and its policies. This letter is designed to remind parents and students of the clothing guidelines. Weekday mornings can be difficult. It can be tricky to get yourself ready for work without having to worry about how your child is getting on too. That problem is amplified if your child doesn't have a school uniform to put on each morning, as they take their time to decide what to wear. In the end, it could take away from what is important your child studies.


Uniforms are an important part of a school's identity. It reinforces who we are as a community and helps allow students to feel pride in their school. It also helps to save money.


Picture Day is this Monday, September 20th. All students are required to be in uniform.

If your student is in need of a uniform, for your convenience, we have uniforms available for purchase Monday-Friday 9:30 to 3:00 in the Media Center. Cash, credit, and debit are accepted. You are not required to purchase through the school, yet the school uniform guide must be followed.


We are very proud of our school and of our students and believe that high standards of uniform, behavior, being properly equipped and attending regularly give each and every one of our students the very best chance of learning well and achieving their very best.



DISCOUNTED UNIFORM PACKAGE

$99 +tax

Includes Boys and Girls

4 polo shirts with school logo,

1 pants

1 jacket with logo


*purchase any additional pants for $20


INDIVIDUAL UNIFORM ITEMS

Polos shirt with logo $13

Pants $26

Jackets $32

New Superintendent, Dr. Calvin Watts, Visits Summerour

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Did you miss Curriculum Night?

Never fear, if you missed our Curriculum Night last night you can still watch the teacher introductions online. Teacher videos will remain on our website indefinitely. Check them out on our website.

School Council Meetings

October 5, 2021

December 7, 2021

February 1, 2022

April 12, 2022


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

District V Board Meeting October 5

The Norcross Cluster (District V) board meeting is October 5 @ McClure Health Science HS


This fall, the Gwinnett County Board of Education will go on the road, meeting once in each Board member’s district. At this year’s Area Board Meetings attendees will have the opportunity to meet Gwinnett County Public Schools’ new superintendent, Dr. Calvin J. Watts, and members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education. During the meeting, Dr. Watts will share information about the new school year and his focus as he begins leading Georgia’s largest school district. In addition, meeting participants will learn more about the district’s work to engage the community and will be able to provide input through an online survey to share topics that are of interest to them.


Please note that interpreters will be available at all meetings to assist participants who speak Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, or Chinese.

Free Food Distribution

Wednesday, September 22

12:30 - 1:30 pm


1800 Willow Trail Pkwy

Norcross, GA 30093


To receive future reminders please send a text to 81010 and type: @humanity1st

Email muzaffar.quraishi@us.humanityfirst.org

Khan Academy: 20% September

ALL students should be getting to 20% progress on Khan Academy as their Math homework. The work can be completed by phone or computer. We have incentives for students who can get to 20% by the end of the month!

Grade Level News You Can Use

6th Grade

We're excited about our upcoming extended learning opportunities at Biztown, coming up at the end of this month!

Remind your child to be working on their Khan Academy Math progress. 20% complete by the end of September.

How many Blue Bucks did your child earn today? Ask them.


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

Thank you so much for all your support. We are so proud of OUR SHINING STAR students. We are looking forward to seeing you on Zoom for Curriculum Night on September 16.


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

8th Grade

CogAT Testing This Week

  • September 21st.

  • Make sure your student arrives on time.

  • Ensure your student gets a great night's rest!


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

Athletics & Clubs

Gwinnett Basketball League Tryouts

6th and 7th Grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts for the Gwinnett Basketball League. This is a community league, NOT Summerour's teams.


9/20 6-7:30p

9/23 6-7:30p


Tryouts will be at Norcross HS Gym.


More Information. . .

Community Sport Physicals

Monday, Oct. 4th, 6pm

5300 Spalding Drive

Norcross, GA

If your child will be playing any sport within GCPS schools they are required to have a sport physical. Sports physicals are good for one year from the date obtained and cover all GCPS sports. Don't miss this opportunity to get it for only $20 at the Norcross High School Commons Area (cafeteria).

Upcoming Assessments

CogAT this week!

The first standardized test of the year is always the CogAT*, administered only to 8th graders.

September 21


1st Semester Interims

The mid-semester learning checks (a.k.a. interims) will be conducted from September 27 through October 15.

September 30- Language Arts

October 5 - Science

October 6 - Social Studies

October 15- Math



*CogAT = Cognitive Abilities Test

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