"Find Your Voice"
February 1, 2019
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. The weather was cold this week, but thanks to the spark of the high school students, our building stayed warm!
Upcoming Events:

  • 2/2: Mother/Daughter Brunch at ZEGGS 11:00
  • 2/2: Social Event: Girl's Lock-In: 5 PM - 9 a.m.
  • 2/6: Sr. Parent Meeting: 6:30
  • 2/9: Boys Social Event: Mr. Harris will send out details
  • 2/15: NO SCHOOL
  • 2/22: Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences
  • 2/25: NO SCHOOL
Through Our Eyes: Student views of walking the halls at Summit Academy High School
"I take pride in my school now."
"I feel safe here."
"I like the smaller classes."
"This school makes academics easier for me."
"I have less anxiety now."
"There is no bullying!"
"You know everyone. It is easier to make friends."
"You don't have to ride a bus."
"The teachers help you. They are patient and kind and I can get one on one teaching."
Student Spotlight: Zachary
Zachary is a Senior at Summit Academy. One of his many past times is Scouting. He is currently at the level of Venture Scout.

Last weekend, he attended a University of Scouting event at Newburg Middle School with sophomore Summit student, Nolan. His favorite session at the event was about project management, where he learned about the best way to do a project, including getting permission, getting supplies, and finding the right people to help you. He also met foreign scouts from Germany, Belgium and Czechia, got to see boy scout uniforms from around the world and received patches from the Louisville Bats organization. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us, Zachary, and thank you for your service in Scouts!
Freshmen Career Visits
The freshmen headed out with Mr. Harris for their first Career visit of the year last week and a good time was had by all. Their first trip took them to Cinemark, where they had a behind the scenes tour, as well as a career talk. The purpose of these visits is to teach the students about various working environments, employment roles and responsibilities. Trips are planned for each Friday between now and April.
Teacher Updates
Mrs. Beach
  • Math: Conversion Quiz on Tuesday. Students have got this! Review of skills as needed through warm-ups followed by STAR testing.
  • Literacy: Students completed a writing on what private school means to them. Next week, Vocab Rev 7-9 and introduction to No Red Ink for grammar.
  • Economics: Figuring out the supply and demand for our small business venture. Determining our next steps. Identifying needs and resources.
  • Biology: Learning anatomy of a cow's eye in preparation for the next dissection lab.
Ms. Finn
  • Math: Students are working with integers, inequalities, square roots and exponents.
  • Literacy: Due to snow days we still have not finished Dracula, so students are to read Chapters 23 and 24 over the weekend.
  • American Govt: We are talking about colonialism and the acquisition of our Western States, Hawaii and Alaska. Students are learning about indigenous cultures to those regions.
  • Science: Students are learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and tectonic plates.
Mr. Harris
  • School to Work: The SummerWorks program will be in on Monday to register all 12th graders.
Mrs. Hoagland
  • Math: We thoroughly reviewed many of the math concepts we have studied this year and then, took the Star test to measure our growth; also, we learned how to find the measurement of missing angles in both right and straight angle diagrams.
  • Literacy: Learning about and writing "personification" poems; introduction to Haiku poetry and writing several as a group (for example): Arctic trip to school, No wimpies at school today, I want a delay
  • Health: Test on Chapter 7: Human Development, everyone did exceptionally well; making DNA models
  • Practical Living: Jobs completed at the Sierra House; recycling pickup; team building skills.
  • Physical Science: Learning about gravity and acceleration; completing a study guide for Chapter 7; test on Tuesday of next week
Ms. Miller
  • Math: Our test over time and schedules has been moved to Monday. We will spend the rest of next week reviewing mean, median and mode.
  • Literacy: Many students are close to finishing their independent reading novels. Next week we will edit and revise our Compare/Contrast essays. Rough drafts are due Monday.
  • Spanish 1 : We will continue learning vocabulary about school classes and schedules. Duolingo each day.
  • Spanish 2: We will continue to learn and put together more complex vocabulary about meal times. Duolingo each day.
  • Senior Seminar: Next week we will continue to look at and discuss various aspects of living on your own.
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 ]
[502.244.7090]  [ info@summit-academy.org ]  [ summit-academy.org ]