SMS Announcements-Tuesday, Oct. 3rd-B Day



This week’s behavior focus will be lunch and recess expectations. We want to encourage students to continue to follow these CHAMPS expectations and to focus specifically in the following areas:

  • Always remember to clean up after yourself, if you spill anything on the tables, use the paper towels to clean the spill up. If you spill anything on the floor, find an adult to help you clean the spill.

  • Keep your hands to yourself in the lunchroom and at recess.

  • When recess is over, line up and WALK into the building using the sidewalk.

  • Be respectful when walking in from recess as there are other classes going on.



Calling all 7th grade girls interested in joining our team this year. Register now and come be a part of something special as we begin our second season.”

Registration link:


A chess club is starting here at Summit!! Come play chess against your friends and classmates on Tuesdays from 2:50 to 3:30 PM, starting on September 26th. We meet in Voyage room #226.

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.

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:

(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. They will meet after school every-other week, on Mondays, starting the first week of October in Ms. Lewis’s room #123 in Team Mission. Our first meeting is Oct. 2 from 3:00 to 4:00, and 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 500 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.


First meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 4th.  6th & 7th welcome!! Meet: Team Mission room 125 every other Wednesday from 2:50-3:30.  This group will talk about the Warrior series books and do activities around them.


September Library Contest

Madison Mettlin was our winner this month!  She had the closest guess to how many books are in the library collection.  The correct answer is 10,232 books!  Madison – stop by the library to collect your prize!

The Dragon Dispatch

Click here to read our first edition of The Dragon Dispatch for the school year!  The 7th grade Media Literacy students were in charge of writing this month’s student newspaper.

Featured Book of the Week

Iceberg by Jennifer Nielsen tells the story of Hazel who snuck on the infamous Titanic.  She is traveling to the United States for a factory job, but she really wants to be a journalist.  When disaster strikes, Hazel has a big story on her hand, but she also has to survive.