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May 3
SMS 7th Grade Band Adventureland Festival of Bands
May 3 (all day) – Northview Middle School, 1302 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023, USA

May 4
SMS 7th Grade Band Adventureland Festival of Bands
May 4 (all day) – Adventureland Park, 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009, USA

May 7
SMS PTO Meeting
May 7, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – SMS Library

May 13
SMS 6th Grade B Day Vocal Music Concert
May 13, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – SMS Cafeteria
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Principal Christopher Billings

Welcome to Summit Middle School! We are located at 9500 Windsor Parkway in Johnston, Iowa and serve more than 1,100 sixth and seventh grade students in the Johnston Community School District.

Our highly-qualified staff is dedicated to implementing the middle school philosophy by meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of the students we serve. We fully support the Johnston Community School District’s vision:  Creating a culture of excellence where students come first. In an effort to support this vision we have established the following goals:

  • All students will show growth in the areas of reading and math achievement.
  • All students will use instructional technology to express content area understanding.
  • All staff will teach, model, reinforce, and acknowledge positive behaviors.
  • All staff will create a student-centered culture and enhance students’ cultural proficiency.

Effective initiatives such as Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), and Professional Learning Communities (PLC) have allowed our staff and students to thrive in a positive culture that focuses on high expectations and student well being. We are also in the second year of a 1:1 iPad initiative that is transforming the way staff and students communicate and learn in our building.

I am excited to serve as the principal of Summit Middle School and look forward to meeting you. For additional information or questions, please contact me directly. Also, follow us on Twitter for current news and updates:  @JCSD_SMS.

Chris Billings, SMS Principal

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