"Find Your Voice"
September 28 , 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. We survived this very wet week and are headed into a busy October!
Student Spotlight: Nolan
N olan is a Freshman. He came to Summit Academy last year and says that he "loves it here!" He is an academically gifted student who has a wide range of interests, including art, cooking and the outdoors, to name a few. At Camp Nuhop, earlier this month, he proved to have strong leadership skills, be a team player and have good focus as he conquered the ropes course (pictured inset). Nolan also takes part in the after school care program, but as one of the older students, has proved to be a great help to the supervisors and a real natural in working with younger children. We are very proud of you, Nolan, and so glad you chose Summit Academy for High School!

A report from the Student Activities Committee:

On September 26, the first meeting of the Student Activities Committee was held. In attendance were Zach D., Alexandra, Alex and Caleb, as well as parents Denise Mounkes and Robin Scarbrough and teacher Susan Beach . The students came up with a list of social activities they would like to put on the calendar throughout the remainder of the school year. Some of the suggestions were: night at the movies, House of Boom, Main Event - bowling, a picnic at the park, a girl's night and lock in, a boy's night and lock in, and possibly some weekend service projects. The Student Activities Committee will meet again on 10/10 at 7:40 a.m. in the library to organize the social calendar.
Summit Academy Parent Forum: College and Career Transition Programs

Mark your calendars for 10/25 from 7-9 PM and plan on attending an evening with speakers representing a sampling of college and career transition programs. Each representative will provide a summary of their program and disseminate literature to interested parents. There will also be time for a Q&A session with representatives from all of the programs during the last portion of the evening.

Who's Coming?
  • University of Cincinnati Transition and Access Program (TAP)
  • College Internship Program (CIP) - Bloomington
  • College Living Experience (CLE)
  • Pre-Employment Transition Specialist serving Kentucky's 16 community colleges

  • Summit Academy Auditorium

More info in next week's edition of High School Highlights!
Teacher Updates
Mrs. Beach
  • Math: The students have mastered area and perimeter. This week we are working on perimeter when there is a missing side, as well as money skills. Homework Monday - Thursday.
  • Literacy: Vocabulary Unit 4 assessment on Thursday. Students have been assigned Ch. 3 in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy over the weekend. We are writing about their perspective of "the great beyond."
  • Economics: Students have been working on reading and understanding typical bills and answering questions about how to pay them. Continued study of daily living econ vocabulary with role play.
  • Biology: We have finished initial note-taking and pre-discussions on Vertebrates and Invertebrates and are ready to begin reading Chapter 3 to broaden our schema.
Ms. Finn
Please check my website for updates about what your student is doing in class this week, homework assignments, upcoming tests or quizzes, and exciting news about my classroom. https://msfinnsclassinfo.weebly.com

Students are doing very well in classes.
  • Math: Class is almost finished with decimal unit.
  • Literacy: Class is about to start Dracula.
  • Science: Moon and Gravity test went well.
  • American Govt: The class has finished their unit on First Amendment Rights.
Thank you, and have a good weekend.
Mr. Harris
School to Work: A big well done to Anne at her intern position. She has been working extremely hard, and the staff at Carriage House are delighted with her progress. I observed Anne at work today and it was great to see her in action. The staff at CH believe Anne has a great future in child care, and said nothing but positive things. The high school team are very proud of you Anne. Keep up the great work!
Mrs. Hoagland

  • Math: We will continue our identification of equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Literacy: We will continue our study and recognition of nouns and verbs, as well as adjectives in written work.
  • Health: We are studying Healthy Relationships.
  • Practical Living: We are discussing setting appropriate boundaries and recognizing healthy/non-healthy boundaries in our lives. 
  • Physical Science: We are looking at measuring the volume of solid objects and density.
Ms. Miller
  • Math: We had a great time combining fractions to make cookies! We will have a test over fractions on Tuesday, and then we will switch gears and dive right into money.
  • Literacy: I love seeing the students so engaged in our Greek mythology unit! Oral presentations of projects are scheduled for next week. We will also work on pulling text based evidence from non-fiction text as we read about life in ancient Greece.
  • Spanish 1: Great job on the Spanish speaking countries project! Oral presentations are scheduled for next week. Duolingo assignments are due every Friday!
  • Spanish 2: Hispanic heritage projects are due next week; posters on Monday, slides on Friday. In class we are building sentences to describe ourselves, our likes, and our dislikes. Duolingo assignments are due every Friday!
  • Senior Seminar: We are having a great time learning about and creating art. Next week we will continue to study the 7 elements of art: line, color, value, shape, form, space, and texture.
As always, please let us know if there is anything we can do for you!

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