SMS Announcements-Friday, Dec. 1st-A Day




Next week students should focus on being kind and using kind words. Racial slurs are inappropriate and should not be used at all. Students need to think first,

What is the purpose of the words we use? Will they cause harm?

“Joking/Roasting” students can cause harm to the person even if you think it’s “just a joke.” This is not acceptable and can result in consequences.


The next art club will be held December 5 from 3:00 – 4:00 in the art classroom.


Next book club meeting will be December 14 from 2:50 – 3:30.


Next meeting is Wednesday, December 6 from 2:50 – 3:30 in Team Mission room 125. Make sure your ride is at Summit at 3:30.


Even though the gardening season is over, Garden Club still meets throughout the winter!

All 6th and 7th grade students are welcome on Thursdays from 2:45-3:30 in Room 129 (Mission).  Students must be able to be picked up at 3:30 or get home on foot.

We will plan for next spring’s garden, will do some learning about starting plants from seed, will be (hopefully) taking a field trip (details TBD and pending administration approval), will do some sort of drive to benefit the Partnership during our off season months, and will be having fun connecting with friends!

Questions?  Please email


Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers.

Please fill out this form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2024 (students must fill out the form). JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12th graders in Spring 2024.

We will again make every effort possible to have sessions for current 7th and 8th graders so please sign up so you can get information regarding the program.

Even if you are not sure at this time about joining the team, please sign up so that you may receive information prior to the season starting.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at


Wednesdays – Silver Fusion at 7 am

Fridays – Purple Fusion at 7 am


Summit 7th grade members of the Johnston Middle Schools MockTrial Teams Purple, Gold, and Dragon competed at the 2023 Iowa Middle School Mock Trial State Tournament on Nov. 27 and 28 at the Iowa Events Center – Community Choice Credit Union Veteran’s Auditorium. Team Gold finished in 11th place and Team Dragon tied for 12th place. Several student portrayals as attorneys or witnesses were cited as being outstanding by judges.

Congratulations to all Summit students who participated at the Mock Trial State Tournament.

Team Purple: Tansi Bandaru, Elyse Baugh, Quinn Heeren, Paavani Konda, Thavanesh Yalla

Team Gold: Harper Allison, Norah Baker, Kole Kirklin, Alex Ren, Sofie Stanek

Team Dragon: Alana Fox, Brady Laursen, Irene Lin, Meredith Kathman, Laasya Ramolla

Members of Team Firestorm just missed qualifying for State, but have worked hard to help their peers prepare for the State Tournament. A heartfelt thanks to Izzy Arnold, Strummer Boone, Shrena Dendi, Anmol Gonchigar, and Ella Maki. These team members have assisted our high school, attorney, and teacher coaches as our teams prepared for State.

All Summit Mock Trial team members will be presenting their Mock Trial journey during the ELP Community Showcase on Friday, January 5, 2024.


Interested in the game but don’t know how to play? The Summit Chess Club welcomes all sixth and seventh graders! Mr. O’Brien and Mr. Meyer will teach you and have you challenging your friends in no time. Our expert student leaders can even give you strategies to dominate the board. We meet in Voyage room #226 on Tuesdays from 2:50 – 3:30 pm. NOTE: You must have a ride home after club. The school and sponsors will not provide transportation.


Come join the MATHCOUNTS CLUB!!!

More than a quarter million students participate in MATHCOUNTS programs or use their resources each year. At Summit, students meet to solve problems and build problem solving skills. Our next meeting will be Monday, Dec. 11 in Ms. Lewis’s room #123 in Team Mission from 3:00 to 4:00. Students need to have a ride home at 4:00.

The coaches are Mr. Steve Skinner and Ms. Linda Lewis. Anyone is welcome to join and there are links on the Activities and Clubs Moodle page under MATHCOUNTS.



Last call!  If you’d like to enter your pet in the Reading Pets Contest, please email your photo and your pet’s name to Mrs. McAlister!  All entries need to be submitted by December 5th.

November Dragon Dispatch

Click here to read the November edition of the Dragon Dispatch brought to you by the 7th grade Media Literacy classes.

December Contest

The Summit Book Club has put together a guessing contest for December.  Stop in the library to see if you can guess how many snowballs are in the jars!

Featured Book of the Week

The most popular book of the Book Fair was the manga hit, One Piece.  We now have a copy in the library.  Put your name on the hold list today!