"Find Your Voice"
November 2, 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. Thank you so much for participating in Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences last week. As teachers, we feel so fortunate to be working in a community where 100% of the parents sign up to come in for conferences!
Save the Date!
11/3: Mother/Daughter Brunch at ZEGGS, 11:00 (Shelbyville Rd. ,
near Summit Academy, location)
11/8: Sr. Pictures and Picture Make-up Day
11/12 : Social Activity: House of Boom 3:30-5:30 All High
Schoolers invited
Student Activities Committee Update

Monday, November 12, come out to the House of Boom on Shelbyville Rd. from 3:30-5:30 to hang out with your friends from Summit and jump around! This is an after school social event, so be sure you have arranged for drop off, pick up and have the money you need to play! There will be a sign up sheet on the message board in the high school in case you want to try to car pool!

Saturday, November 3 will be the first Mother/Daughter Brunch at ZEGGS on Shelbyville Rd near Summit Academy, beginning at 11 a.m. These will take place the first Saturday of each month. Moms can come out to chat and support each other, while daughters sit at a table close by and have some time to socialize! Questions? Call or text Robin at (502) 494-2179.

College Transition Program Opportunity

When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Where: Assumption High School, 2170 Tyler Lane
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM

Join representatives from over 30 colleges, universities and other alternative post-secondary programs for an informational session for parents and students exploring:
  • how colleges and universities are addressing the needs of students with learning differences
  • alternative choices for a 4-year college track
  • availability of community resources to support college students

Admission is Free and Open to the Public

A big shout out to the following students for making it through the entire first grading period with ZERO INFRACTIONS: Freshmen Nolan and Katie, Sophomores Zach C, Thomas and Parker, Juniors Hayden and Eden, and Seniors John, David, Alexandra, Hannah, Alex and Maggie. We so appreciate your diligence in completing all of your homework assignments, bringing your supplies to class each day, being respectful to all those around you and consistently meeting expectations!!

Student in the Spotlight
Ryan was nominated by Mr. Ben Harris for the excellent progress he has made in the last few weeks in his career education class. Ryan is offering his opinions during class debates, and they are always thought provoking and engaging. He is submitting his work on time, and sharing Google documents with Mr. Harris at the end of the lesson. Visitors from Path Forward have also commented on a job well done. The rest of the high school team is in agreement that Ryan is making excellent progress all around. Good job, Ryan! We are all very proud of you!
Teacher Updates
Mrs. Beach
  • Math: Students began the week with a flash back to patterns. Throughout this term they will have increasingly difficult flashbacks to skills from the first term to keep those skills sharp. We are moving on to fractions next week, with a brief stop to review money skills on "Money Monday". Students will continue to use their planners to record their math assignments, so check there if you have any questions!
  • Literacy: This week the students continued reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as well as completing Unit 6 of their Vocabulary Unit. The Quiz for Unit 6 will be on Tuesday. SENIORS, weekend homework is to finish Completing the Sentence for Unit 6. We will review on Monday. Persuasive essays will continue after the quiz with editing and planned completion by week's end.
  • Economics: Students continue to problem solve money management skills as they break down yearly wages, monthly wages, weekly wages and daily wages, as well as the effect of taxes on these wages.
  • Biology: Students did well on the classification of vertebrates and invertebrates quiz, with a class average of 87%! I'm very proud of how hard this class works! This week we will head to the lab to dissect owl pellets, map out the bones we find and write a lab report with our findings.

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 . Updates will be made Friday or Saturday.

  • Math: We are almost finished completely with decimals for all students. Most students are working on ratios and proportions. Some students are doing advanced work with two step variable inequalities. Our next playlist will focus on systems of inequalities.
  • Literacy: Students are on Chapter 5 of Dracula. Key Projects are due Monday, so make sure students are working on them over the weekend if they have not already turned it in.
  • American Govt: We are having conversations about immigration and are working on a webquest about immigration and citizenship. Students are also being encouraged to register to vote if they are 18 years old.
  • Science: We are working on an annotated bibliography and presentation about climate change. Students are nearly finished. We expect to present by Tuesday.

Mr. Harris
School to Work: Next intern visit will be November 9.
Mrs. Hoagland
  • Math: Good review of subtracting fractions with different denominators. On to learning how to multiply fractions. We've started creating our "math Rules" Wall with different polygons. Next week, more practice with multiplying fractions and then on to division.
  • Literacy: We mailed our friendly letters and some students have even received responses. We continued our work with the Parts of Speech - being able to identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in sentences. Our fable this week was by Rudyard Kipling and called The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo.
  • Health: We have finished studying the Endocrine System and have added those glands to our wall human, Frankie. We are now ready to start the Circulatory System. We completed our viewing of To Kill a Mockingbird, noting the life lessons presented in the story, as well as, examples of appropriate/inappropriate behavior. As a culminating activity, the students wrote wonderful letters to one of the characters to whom they were drawn. Next week: Respiratory System.
  • Practical Living: We are continuing with our recycling collection, our housekeeping chores, preparation of healthy dishes. Next week we plan to start working on our garden.
  • Physical Science: We have finished up our study of the Periodic Table. We have researched different elements learning how each is used in our environments. We have also made and displayed a "class periodic table" of all 118 elements. Next week: on to compounds. Should be fun!
Ms. Miller
  • Math: We are continuing our work with decimals and money. Next week we will review comparing and ordering decimals and will focus much of our attention on money based word problems. We will also begin looking at writing checks and making sense of a pay stub.
  • Literacy: We had a great time reading, discussing and going to see Frankenstein this week. The students are working on turning their hero stories into illustrated books - due on Wednesday. Next week we will begin reading The Odyssey (retold by Robin Lister).
  • Spanish 1 &2: Both classes spent this week learning about Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Next week we will return to building and expanding our vocabulary. Spanish 1 will begin working on describing things they like using "me gusta." Spanish 2 will be learning how to tell time and talking about when events take place.
  • Senior Seminar: This week was all about dance and making music. We will finish this up next week by learning a few dance moves. We will also spend some time learning about lyrics and poetry. This will be our last week talking about hobbies before transitioning into Adulting 101.
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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