SMS Announcements-Thursday, Nov. 11th-A Day



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As the weather turns cooler, please remember your jackets for recess.


Congratulations to Teams Purple, Gold, and Dragon as they have qualified for the Middle School Mock Trial State Tournament!  Team Firestorm had a strong showing as the defense in the run-off cases held last night, and just missed qualification.


Garden Club will NOT meet next week due to conferences.


Attention all 6th and 7th graders: we have a new book club at Summit! It meets every Monday from 2:50 to 3:40, starting November 8th! All students at Summit are welcome to join. The Summit Book Club doesn’t just read and discuss the books, but it also has competitive games, read-alouds, scavenger hunts, and a great community! If you want to sign up, just write your name on the sheet at the entrance of the library. Note: Parents will have to pick their kids up after school, as the Summit Book Club doesn’t provide transportation.


Summit students,

A Chess club is starting here at Summit!! Come play chess against your friends and classmates on Tuesdays from 2:50 to 4 PM, starting on November 16th.

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 get you challenging your friends in no time. Our expert student leaders can even give you strategies to dominate the board.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A RIDE HOME! The school and sponsors will not be providing transportation.

If you want to join, ask your parents and fill out the required form here:

We look forward to seeing you at the board.  Any questions about chess club? Email Mr. O’Brien at


Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers.  Please fill out the following form to communicate your intentions for JHS Spring Women’s Golf 2022 (students must fill out the form).  JHS Spring Women’s Golf is for current 9th-12thgraders.  However, if numbers allow, current 7th– 8th graders may be allowed to join the team for practices and to gain experience.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hattel at


How many feathers are in the jar? 

This contest was suggested by a 7th grade student!  Record your guesses here.   Or come down to the library to have a closer look and scan the QR code with your iPad!  Winner will be announced before Thanksgiving and the prize for the person who guesses the closest will include a copy of the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot!

Grateful Turkey

Our Grateful Turkey is looking kind of bare right now!  Stop by the library to add a feather with something you are grateful for this month!

Book Club – Our first student led book club is Monday, November 8th from 2:50 – 3:40!  Hope to see you there!

Featured Book of the Week:

What would you do if you saw a news report that an asteroid was heading right towards Earth set to collide in April (just a few months away)?  That is what Eleanor is facing in The World Ends in April.  No one will believe her except her survivalist grandfather.   Should people believe her and start to prepare?  Or is this all a joke?  Read this smart, funny book to find out!