"Find Your Voice"
August 24, 2018
Welcome back to High School Highlights; a weekly wrap-up of events, designed especially for high school parents and students at Summit Academy, to help keep you in the know! This week marked two important "firsts" for the High School. On Wednesday, students organized their first Prayer Walk, which was attended by 17 students, parents and teachers. During this before school event, students led the group through the school, stopping in each class/area to pray a special blessing. This was followed by refreshments and fellowship in the library. ( see photo below) On Friday, our Senior Class set out on their first full day Internships. Way to go Seniors! Check out the list below to see all of the awesome places our Seniors are working this Fall in the Senior Class Spotlight! ( see photo below)
Teacher Updates:

Mrs. Beach: Math: Students are learning about data, including finding the mean and median, as well as its application. Be looking for nightly math homework. Literacy: Students are writing and working on editing skills daily, as well as reading their first short story, which uses flashback as a literary technique. Vocabulary lessons in their Sadler books will officially start Monday. Economics: Students have created advertising for their mock business. Biology: Students are studying plant and animal cells. They will be ready for their first quiz Thursday.

Ms. Finn: All updates will be on my website: https://msfinnsclassinfo.weebly/com/

Ms. Hoagland: Math: This week we worked on interpreting mathematical equations as comparisons. We have completed the first four lessons in our book and even had a quiz. Literacy: We read 2 stories in our reader, started our journals, worked on alphabetizing some pretty tough words and separated proper and common nouns. Health: We have really focused on making good choices to maintain our mental, physical and emotional health. We have investigated numerous "health risks" in our environment and how to avoid them. Practical Living: We are focusing on how to present ourselves in the best way possible. We started with dental health and will move to another health issue next week. We assigned weekly house-keeping jobs and even made cookies as a team project. Physical Science: It's been all about the Metric System this week. We have investigated measuring with the English System as opposed to the Metric System. Ask your student about the "Metric Stairway". We are also learning how to convert English measurements into Metric measurements and vice versa.

Ms. Miller: We have had a wonderful start to the school year! In M ath, we have been reviewing number patterns and sequences while getting settled into our daily routine. Next week, we will turn our focus toward fractions. In Literacy, we have just started to explore our theme, "Heroes, Myths, and Monsters." This week we discussed our personal heroes and what makes someone a hero. Both Spanish classes are using Duolingo and IXL Spanish to build their vocabulary, while we learn and review verb conjugations in class. Our Senior Seminar Class spent time discussing the various benefits of having a hobby. We also tried our hand at juggling, and talked about how working at something difficult can help us develop perseverance and grit! *** Students in seminar, please remember to complete and return your life skills assessments on Monday.***

On next week's calendar:
Friday - Sr. Internships

Senior Class Spotlight
C ongratulations to all of our interns on completing their first day on the job! (Pictured: Maggie and Zach headed for the KY Science Center)

Derek Beary: YMCA Middletown
Zachary Cockerham: Derby Museum
Zach Dries: KY Science Center
John Gagnon: Walmart
David Johnson: Derby Museum
Alexandra Jones: McDonalds
Hannah McCarty: United Methodist Church daycare
Alex Mounkes: Walmart
Maggie Reeves: KY Science Center
Angelina Solomon: Calvin Mitchell Salon
Anne Stevenson: Carriage House
Dianne Streble: Middletown Library
Students, Staff and Parents participate in the student led Prayer Walk on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.
Have a great weekend and, as always, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help!

Your High School Team ~
Susan Beach [ contact ]
Van Hoagland [ contact ]
Keeley Finn [ contact ]
Jenny Miller [ contact ]
Ben Harris [ contact ]
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