SMS Announcements-Tuesday, Oct. 31st-B Day




Attention Johnston Women’s Golfers.

Please fill out the following 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

Please run the following announcement from 10/19/23 – 10/27/23. THANKS!

JOHNSTON HS Golf is now open!

There is also spiritwear available for your family and friends. Check out the shop details below.


Store Open From: October 13 – October 27, 2023


This is Mr. Tecklenburg (7th grade SS and head JHS wrestling coach).  I’m reaching out to encourage any of our Summit students interested in wrestling and/or parents interested in getting their child involved with a school activity, to get signed up!  Some things to note about 7th grade wrestling:

1. We have both a girls and a boys team!  Both groups provide awesome coaching and great team atmospheres!

2.  It’s one of only THREE 7th grade sport opportunities at Johnston (cross country and swimming are the other two).

3. There is no cost to join and no expensive equipment to purchase.

4.  There is no experience required (many students try wrestling for the first time in 7th grade and compete all through HS).

5.  It’s a short introductory season (over in mid December), with no weekend commitments, and practice is over at 5PM daily.

It’s easy to register at the link below, and I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have.  Just shoot me an email at the address under the link!  Practices start in a few weeks- around mid October, and we’d love to see your child involved!

Registration Link:

Coach Tecklenburg’s email:


Wednesdays – Silver Fusion at 7 am

Fridays – Purple Fusion at 7 am


Next Meeting is Wednesday, November 15

Team Mission room 125.

Students in 6th and 7th grade are welcome. Rides need to be at Summit at 3:30. This group will talk about the Warrior series books and do activities around them.


Summit-only students must attend either the Tuesday 3-4 pm practice OR the Wednesday 6:30 am-7:30 am practice.  All MS Mock Trial students are expected to attend the 6:30-8:00pm practice Tuesday evening at JMS.  Students are also expected to attend the 3-hour practice determined by their team (either Thursday night, Saturday morning, Sunday afternoon, or Sunday evening).  Email Ms. Ites with questions. (


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.  Tuesdays from 2:50 to 3:30 PM. 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.

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

(Parents, please note that the form can only be filled out on the student iPads.)

Any questions about chess club? Email Mr. O’Brien or Mr. Meyer: or


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 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 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.

In January, students will begin meeting every week on Mondays after school to get ready for 4 levels of competition. This is open to any student who enjoys problem solving with others in a competitive environment. Our school competition will be in January, a local competition in February, state in March and then the National Competition.

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.


Garden Club will meet Thursdays at 2:45 in Room 129 in Mission.  All students are welcome from both 6th and 7th grade!  Our meeting will end promptly at 3:30.  Students need to be able to walk home or be picked up; bus transportation is not available.  We will be out in the garden harvesting produce that we donate to the Johnston Partnership; we have donated over 700 pounds this gardening season already!

We have a Facebook page and we would love for you to follow along on our journey!  You can access it here: Summit Middle School Garden Club Facebook Page.


The Dragon Dispatch

Click here to read the October edition of The Dragon Dispatch.  This month’s newspaper is written by the 6th grade Media Literacy students.

October Contest Winner

There were 242 spooky rings in the jar.  We had a tie!  Both Skylar Delaria and Regan James guessed the closest at 240.   Come see Mrs. McAlister in the library to get your prize!

Summit Book Club

Our next meeting will be Thursday, November 2nd.  Anyone is welcome to join!

Scholastic Book Fair

The Book Fair will be open Thursday, Nov. 9 (from 10 – 8) and Monday – Thursday the next week from 10- 2 each day.  Bring your money to shop or have your parents put money in the ewallet through Scholastic.

Featured Book of the Week

Gordon Korman has a new book out – Mixed Up.  Be sure to put a hold on it if you want to read it!  Gordon Korman books are always super popular!