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    March 17, 2021

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    March 20, 2021  8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Middle School Community Service Project

  As part of Summit Middle School’s community service program, SERVE, Middle School students spent an afternoon making 45 blankets for Phoenix Branching Out Family Services.  

Summit Students Spread Cheer This Holiday Season

Summit students “draw” on the compassion they feel for others to spread joy this holiday season. Students in Summit’s Preschool, Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th-grade classes created cards for hospital patients who were unable to see family members during the Thanksgiving...

Missions and Projects

At the start of my first year as a principal in California, I heard a lot about the fourth grade California mission projects. It lasted a full nine weeks, and there were plenty of stories about staying up past midnight to finish the California mission dioramas.  When...

Summit School First Graders Are Budding Entrepreneurs

Summit School first graders just finished their economics and business unit that embraces the way students absorb concepts, paving the way for future entrepreneurs. “Students might not be prompted to ask questions if they were just reading about economics...

Trunk or Treat: Last Minute Inspiration

Trunk-or-Treat is THIS Saturday and we know it's possible that you still haven't decided how to decorate your trunk. Not to worry. We're swooping in with some of our favorite ideas for you to steal. If you haven't registered your trunk or would like to volunteer for...

Out of the Classroom: Field Trips at Summit

Not all lessons are best taught from inside the four walls of a classroom. Sometimes, students learn best when they're piled into a school bus and taken off site where they can engage in experiences for themselves. According to an interview in Education Next,...

Summit 5th Graders Create Audio Tour of Wesley Bolin Plaza

  Summit 5th graders have been hard at work trying to make public art spaces more accessible to visitors. Through her project based learning initiative, teacher Kelly Makay encourages students to identify a need in the community and work together to execute a...

The Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read

Have you heard? The Scholastic DINO-MITE Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp, and Read is coming to Summit School April 1-5th. Join in the fun to support Summit's Knowledge Center! Hours are: Monday-Thursday, 8 - 9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; and 3 - 6 p.m. Friday hours are 8...

Summit Students Pay it Forward

Haz lo mismo a alguién más.  If your Spanish is a bit rusty, that’s “paying it forward,” which has been one of our CARE/Be Kind themes through the year.  Applied learning in real-world settings is also the Summit way.  Last week our Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad...

The Ten Most Important Skills Needed for Future Employment

As you may know, the World Economic Forum is currently holding its annual meeting in Davos Switzerland.  This meeting brings together some 2,500 top business leaders, international political leaders, economists, and journalists for up to four days to discuss the most...

Creativity is as Important in Education as literacy

During last Monday’s in-service, the faculty and I took the opportunity to roll up our sleeves and work on implementing our focus on 21st Century skills of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.  To frame the discussion, we watched and...

21st Century Career Day for Summit Middle School students

Our Middle School was proud to present the 21st Century Career Expo for our sixth through eighth grade students today. While many schools have “Career Day,” Summit’s was very different. Our Middle School teachers worked together to assess student C.A.R.E.er interests...

Pop-Up Adventure Playground – Sonoran Living

On December 2nd, 2017 we will host our 2nd annual Pop-Up Adventure Playground from 10-12pm. All ages will enjoy this time of open ended play to explore, create and collaborate with their friends. Treasures 4 Teachers will bring pallets of materials ranging from bottle...

Mr. Kyle Allen named Teacher of the Year by Junior Achievement/BizTown

Junior Achievement has equipped more than 2 million students to succeed in work and life during the last 60 years.  One of the many ways that they do this is through the JA BizTown program.  Through this program kids are taught about financial literacy, work readiness...

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