"Find Your Voice"
September 22 , 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. Read on for this week's edition!
On next week's calendar:
  • Wednesday: Student Activities Committee Meeting - Library 7:45 a.m.
***Parents: If you are interested in joining this committee to collaborate on some group activities for the high schoolers, please email sbeach@summit-academy.org
  • Friday : Senior Internships

Parent Spotlight: Robin Scarbrough
I f you step into Mrs. Beach's High School Math class on a Tuesday or Thursday, you will find two adults working side by side. That is because for the past year, Robin Scarbrough has volunteered her time and talent to help the students in this hard-working math class achieve to their highest potential. Robin has learned to seamlessly navigate the math curriculum that Mrs. Beach uses, so that she can instantly check and return student work and help keep them progressing on their individual learning paths. According to Mrs. Beach, "Her flexibility and positive attitude make her a great asset to my classroom!"

Thank you, Robin!
Welcome Home!

We would like to say a special "Welcome home" to Alex's father, a Colonel in the Armed Services, who returns home this weekend from a lengthy deployment overseas. Thank you for your service! We know at least two members of our Summit family that are very happy to have you home!
Parent Forum: College 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 half of the evening.

More info in next week's edition of High School Highlights!
Teacher Updates
Mrs. Beach
  • Math: Finishing place value. Moving on to area and perimeter. Daily review of skills. Homework Monday - Thursday. Go class!!
  • Literacy: Vocabulary Unit 3 assessment on Tuesday. Students have a clear understanding of parodies after researching and comparing/contrasting parodies as advertisements and are ready to begin reading, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy on Tuesday.
  • Economics: Students have been applying the following banking vocabulary terms: deposit, withdrawal, credit, finance charge and interest using real life scenarios and role-play. 100% all around on the Economics quiz. Way to go!
  • Biology: The class took Ch. 2 quiz on Thursday. For Ch. 3 there will be A LOT of new vocabulary to understand initially as we explore Vertebrates and Invertebrates.
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

Thank you, and have a good weekend.
Mr. Harris
School to Work: Congratulations to Hannah McCarty who has been offered a paid position after only four weeks into her 12th grade internship. The high school teachers and students are all very proud of you. Great job (literally) Hannah! 
Mrs. Hoagland

  • Math: This week was looking at equivalent fractions...even making individual fractions for easy reference. Focus skills were on reading and writing large numbers. Next week we will continue our identification of equivalent fractions on a number line.
  • Literacy: We selected novels for independent reading and are keeping a reading log. Focus was placed on identifying nouns and verbs, even acting out verbs in skits.We have started a Word of the Day folder. Next week we will continue our study and recognition of nouns and verbs in written work and then, move to adjectives.
  • Health: We have been practicing outlining skills with Chapter 2 in our texts, Managing Emotions. We have discussed various ways to stay healthy physically, mentally, socially and personally. Next week continues our study with Healthy Relationships.
  • Practical Living: We are quite a team when it comes to recycling. We have now been collecting school recycling for one month. We are also discussing setting appropriate boundaries and recognizing healthy/non-healthy boundaries in our lives. 
  • Physical Science: Busy week! Two labs: measuring weight and volume; measuring displacement in volume. We are practicing outlining skills with Chapter 2 in our texts: Properties of Matter. We researched the solar system to name the different properties of the different planets. Next week we will look at measuring the volume of solid objects and density.
Ms. Miller
  • Math: Our adventures in kitchen math continue! We made play-doh this week, and will be making our cookies on Monday, as a way to see fractions at work.
  • Literacy: We started our Greek Mythology project. Posters and slide presentations are due next week.
  • Spanish 1: Students are researching Spanish speaking countries. Posters and slide presentations are due next week.
  • Spanish 2: Students are researching influential people of Hispanic heritage for a project due the first week of October. Next week we will continue to work on sentence building and reading comprehension in class.
  • Senior Seminar: We completed our puzzles and assembled a shelf this week! (See photo below) Next week we are going to switch gears and learn about the seven elements of art, while we explore our own creativity.
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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