Announcements-Monday, April 1st-A Day

  1.  Summit’s First Ever Book Madness bracket is over.  The winning book was WONDER!  28 students correctly guessed that Wonder would win it all, so I drew 2 prize winners.  Audrey Allen and Luke McCammon can come to the library some time this week to pick a prize.  Thank you to everyone that voted!
  2. As we approach the end of the year, the library is going to start limiting checkouts to 2-3 books per student at a time for the month of April.  You can always stop in to exchange books.
  3. You have until the end of April to read this year’s Children’s and Teen Choice Books for our Reading Challenge.  Use this link to record any of the titles you have read:    Random prize winners this month are: Layla Hart, Aubrey O’Leary, and Jackson Lansink.  Come see me in the library to collect your prize.
  4. We have lots of new books in – many that were requested by students!  Come and check out our NEW ARRIVALS shelf!
  • Roller Skating for Summit Students: Thursday, April 4, 5:00-8:00pm, Skate North  Come for a night of fun with your friends.   $7.00 will get you in the door and a set of roller skates. Volunteers are needed for several events. Please click on the link to sign up to help!   Questions?  Please contact Chelsey at
  • MILITARY APPRECIATION HAT DAY: On Wednesday, April 3, students can give a donation at the beginning of school to receive a hat pass for the day. Money collected will purchase supplies to donate for overseas care packages.
  • DISTRICT IOWA HISTORY DAY COMPETITION:  On Saturday, March 30th, students from Summit Middle School, Johnston Middle School, and Johnston High School competed in the Merle Hay District Iowa History Day competition with in-depth research projects they have developed over the last several months. Several students and projects have qualified to compete at the State of Iowa History Day competition on April 29th at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.  Students will be competing for a chance to represent Iowa at the national competition that will be held in Washington, DC in June.

Congratulations to the following students/projects for their hard work!   Those advancing to state competition are marked with an asterisk. Summit Middle School:

Davis Cope – Junior Historical Paper

Pramod Mandava – Junior Individual Exhibit

Jack Meyer – Junior Individual Exhibit

Anthony Wang –  Junior Individual Exhibit

*Akshara Eswar, Zac Quartell, Jackson Zimmerman – Junior Group Documentary

*Kathir Kalyanaraman, Shreyas Shrestha – Junior Group Website

*Lauren Wessling – Junior Individual Performance

State Qualifiers are invited to feedback session with JCSD District ELP Coordinator tomorrow, Tuesday 2 April, 2019 from 2:50 – 3:30 pm in Ms. Ites’ room. See email from Ms. Ites for details.

  • B DAY tomorrow
  • Golf Lessons with Mark Egly at the Des Moines Driving Range. Lessons will be Tuesdays in April, starting April 9thand ending on April 30th, from 6:00 – 6:45 pm. The cost is $49. Register at
  • SAS Boys track will start on April 2nd. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays (4/2 – 4/25) from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at SMS. The cost is $70. Sign up at
  • SAS Girls Track starts April 30th. Practices will be Tuesdays and Thursdays (4/30 – 5/23) from 3:00 – 4:30 pm at SMS. The cost is $70. Sign up at