SMS Announcements-Friday, Jan. 19th-B Day



For this week’s focus we want the focus to be on using school appropriate language while at school. Making threats of any kind is not acceptable and will result in a consequence. Students instigating any type of threat of violence will also have a consequence. We want to encourage students that if they hear something, they should say something to an adult. It needs to be reported to either a teacher, counselor or administrator.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE Summit Artists who have been chosen to represent Summit Middle School as artists who practice our expectations and go above and beyond each day!

Students’ work will be going to the Art Educators of Iowa Youth Art Month forum with other artists K-12 from area Iowa schools. Students’ work will be taking place in a juried show that will be judged by a group of highly recognized artists and retired educators in the field. Once judged some will be shown in the Youth Art Month Show case in March, on display at the capitol building or part of the Art Educators of Iowa traveling show.

Artists are Jordene Tomahn, Cameron James George, Tyla Crone, Jenna Polich, Illima Shi, Sammi Barnhill, Frances Young, Elsa Clarke & Emmi Koenan


Every Wednesday from 2:50 – 3:40

New students are welcome!

Thanks! -Mr. Motz


The next art club will be held Tuesday, January 23 from 3:00 – 4:00 in the art classroom.


Next book club meeting will be January 25 from 2:50 – 3:30.


Next meeting is Wednesday, January 24 from 2:50 – 3:30 in Team Mission room 125. Make sure your ride is at Summit at 3:30.


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.


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 2:50 – 3:30 in Room 129 (Mission).  Students must be able to be picked up at 3:30 or get home on foot.


A reminder that MathCounts will meet EVERY MONDAY from now on through our competition 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.


January Dragon Dispatch

Click here to read the newest addition of our student newspaper, The Dragon Dispatch.     This month is written and edited by the 7th grade Media Literacy students.

New Manga section

Thanks to the PTO and the success of the book fair, I’m building a new manga section in the library.  As I get things processed, I will add them to the new section, so there will be new stuff appearing for a while.  It’s already been very popular!

Featured Book of the Week

A First Time for Everything is a graphic novel about a young man’s travels in Europe while he was in middle school.  Based on Dan Santat’s real life, this is a great read!