Free Dress Day on Monday 4/8 for Spring Pictures!
Raven Report: April 3, 2019
Spring Pictures are Monday, April 8th: Pre-Order & Save
Pearce Photography will be on campus Monday, April 8th for Summit's Annual Spring Pictures. These photographs are not required, but all students are encouraged to get their picture taken. It is also a FREE free dress day, so students (and faculty & staff) may wear any appropriate clothing on Monday 4/8 for picture day.
 Students do not have to wear their Summit uniforms or Summit Spirit Wear. Students should dress in school appropriate (and picture appropriate) clothing.

It is advantageous to PRE-ORDER spring pictures. Click here to download a pdf of the order form. Click here to pre-order online.

If you have any questions please call or  email Amy Maas .
Summit with Big Wins in the Last Week
In case you haven't heard, The Summit Prep has been winning big time within the last week! Here's a quick recap of our students' most recent awards and accolades.
  • LAD Fair: There are literally hundreds of Summit winners in the LA, Language Arts Department of Southwest Missouri Fair! Check with your teacher for a full list of your class winners, or visit this website.
  • Science Fair: At the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair, 7th grader Chloe S. received third place in Chemistry and 7th grader Bill Z., received fourth place in Physics.
  • Spanish Competition: At the third and final Spanish competition of the year, Summit ended on a high! Vocabulary 1: third place to 8th grader Gracie Keech, fourth place to 8th grader Will S. Vocabulary 2: first place to freshman Calla Y. Heritage Poetry: 1st place to 7th grader Isabella G. Culture Bowl: 2nd place to Summit Team (8th grader Luke S., junior McKenzie B., 7th grader Anna W., & 7th grader Chloe S.). Singing: first place to Summit sisters Darla B., 7th grade, and Charlotte B., 8th grade
  • George Washington Carver Essay Contest: Fourth grader Molly L. took home the top prize (first place) in the Essay Contest. She was honored by Missouri Governor Mike Parsons and several other government officials who were in attendance.
  • Law Day Essay Contest: Summit middle schoolers swept the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association's Essay Contest. First place went to 7th grader Anna W., second to 8th grader Luke S., and third to 8th grader Garret D.
  • Law Day Poster Contest: Fifth grader Evelyn N. took home 2nd prize in the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association's contest. Of the 16 finalists, six were Summit students (over one third of the finalists) from over 130 entries.
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Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
To Do List
Camp Raven 2019
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Spend your summer at The Summit with Camp Raven. Camps are only $115 per weekly session and include a Camp Raven t-shirt. Camp space is limited so sign up today!
Grandparent Day: Pick Up Permission
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

The Summit Preparatory School's Grandparents' Day is Tuesday, May 7th. Please fill out this brief form to let us know if your child has permission to leave campus with their grandparent/grandfriend after school events on this day.

Note: Tuesday 5/7 is an early release day. There is no Fun Zone on this day.
Mini Golf Tournament
Questions? Contact Cassidy Brown.

The Summit Parent Organization is hosting the 3rd annual Miniature Golf Tournament! Teams of four will compete in this family friendly event. Ticket includes one round of mini-golf and a t-shirt. (Tickets must be purchased by April 10th to guarantee a t-shirt.) 

Cost is $20 per person, with team pricing available.
The event will be at Swing Right Golf at 444 E. Farm Rd 192 in Springfield. The event begins at 10:00 a.m.
Yearbook 2018-2019
Questions? Contact Amy Maas.

Last chance to order your Summit 2018-2019 yearbook before the end of the school year. Orders are due before Wednesday, April 10th.  Use the link on the right to order. You'll need this code to make sure it's a Summit yearbook:  1014120028714957
Pre-Order Hot Lunch: Rest of the Year
Questions? Contact Kristin Walker .

Remember, you need to order lunches by the end of the day the THURSDAY before to receive the $4 pre-order price. 

All lunch menus and pre-order forms for the rest of the school year are now available on The Summit website at
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
Upcoming Events
Grandparents Day: Tuesday, May 7th
Summit's Grandparents Day Celebration is coming up on Tuesday, May 7th. Look for an email coming later this week with  information that you can also forward to your grandparents and grandfriends. Here's a brief run down of activities for the day:
  • All grandparents and grandfriends are invited to attend.
  • Festivities begin at 9:15 a.m. on our campus at 202 E. Walnut Lawn. (Note: Students should still arrive by 8:45 a.m. to prep for the morning.)
  • Grandparents Day will conclude between 11-11:30 a.m. If you would like your grandparent/grandfriend to pick-up your student(s) for dismissal, you must fill out this form.
  • There is no afternoon Fun Zone on Tuesday 4/7 - all students must be picked up by 11:30 a.m.
  • The Spring Concert is Tuesday 4/7 at the Gillioz Theatre. The show begins at 6:30 p.m., but be sure to arrive early to secure your seats and parking spot. Mr. Keech will send out more information closer to the event.
Look for more information coming soon from your classroom teacher. Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
Summit School Calendar 

April 2019
8: Spring Pictures, Free Dress Day
10: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
12: Muffins with Mom, 8-8:45 a.m.
15: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19: NO SCHOOL - Home Stretch Holiday
25: Volunteer Appreciation at 8 a.m., SPO Meeting at 9 a.m.
27: Summit Miniature Golf Tournament, 10 a.m. at Swing Right Golf

May 2019
2: $2 Uniform Buy Out Day, in honor of Madrid Day supporting the Spanish Study Abroad
6-10: Spring Scholastic Book Fair
7: Grandparents Day, 9:15-11 a.m.
7: EARLY RELEASE @ 11:30 a.m.
7: Spring Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
8: Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
10: Culture Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
10: Yearbook Signing Party
13: Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
16: Field Day/Last Day of School (End of LS: 3rd Trimester & US: 2nd Semester)
16: EARLY RELEASE at 11:30 a.m.

June 2019
3-7: First week of Camp Raven, Summer Camp at The Summit
In the Classroom
PreK Preps for Kindergarten

Last month in PreK, students completed two units: 5 Food Groups and 5 Senses. The PreK Trimester Celebration included a performance by PreK students in "The Soup Opera." After the students' adorable performance, parents joined them in their classroom for a delicious,
nutritious buffet. Parents were asked to share their favorite nutritious foods as a culminating exercise to students' food group unit. They brought recipes to share, and with those, students will create a PreK Cookbook.

PreK students have been working on their math skills including recognizing two and three digit numbers and adding numbers together using counting charts and counters. These past two weeks, PreK students have also been working hard on completing assessments and Children's Progress Reports. These students are eager learners and focused workers. They are a joy to work with every day!
High School History: Primary Sources

High school History students are wrapped up the Gilded Age, The West, and the Spanish-American War before Spring Break. With their return to class, they will be learning about the Progressive Era and the Great War. There are so many wonderful, powerful primary sources from this time, including incredibly detailed editorial cartoons. The high school class has enjoyed breaking down these images to understand the era. All students have completed their first major project of the semester, and they will be responsible for turning in their second project during the month of March. These research projects have shown great variety and have been interesting to read, as students chose areas of personal interest to them.
Upper School at Social Zenith Climbing

Student Council hosted a social event at Zenith Climbing Center on Thursday, March 21st after school from 4 to 6 pm. Ten 6th graders, nine 7th graders, six 8th graders, and seven high school students attended this event. Mrs. Cook and Mrs. Smith chaperoned, and many parents stayed to visit. This event was made even more special by the attendance of last year's seniors, Ning and Alan. It was a fun time for our students who climb regularly to serve in leadership roles, teaching their peers how to climb. Student Council is working on planning several more social events as the semester progresses.
Things to Know
Student Council Bake Sale
The Upper School Student council will be holding a bake sale in The Summit kitchen area. Baked goods (including gluten free options) will be for sale from 12:30 - 1:00 PM from now until Friday, April 5th. Student Council will use the proceeds to provide more opportunities for the upper school community.
3rd Grade Brings Home Trophy in SPO Service Drive
After an intense battle, Summit third graders took home the SPO Service Drive trophy! This year's drive benefited Wish I May, a non-profit dedicated to providing birthday parties for families in the Ozarks. As a school, The Summit donated 1,149 items to the organization! 

Here are the top rankings:
1st Place: 3rd Grade
2nd Place: Kindergarten
3rd Place: Beginners
4th Place: 1st Grade
5th Place: PreK
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Box Tops, Labels for Education, & Tyson Project A+   
Don't forget to keep collecting all your box tops, labels, and Tyson product codes! We have a clear bucket in the lobby to collect these labels all year long. Please be sure to ask your family and friends to collect theirs as well. The Summit gets credit for every label turned in! 

Click on the links below for more information on each program:
Mabel's Labels
Mabel's Labels are great, adhesive labels for everything: uniform shirts, water bottles, lunch boxes, pencil cases, laptops, etc. They stick and won't come off in the wash!

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