Yearbooks Have Arrived!
Raven Report: June 3, 2020
2019-2020 Yearbooks Have Arrived!

The 2019-2020 school year was unlike any other, and one we'll certainly never forget! Look back on the memories with your own copy of our first student-led yearbook put together by The Summit's Photojournalism class.

Yearbooks may be picked up at the school Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. P lease contact administration first by phone or email so we can continue to monitor the number of individuals expected in the building at a given time and remain compliant with local ordinances.

Save the Date for the Class of 2020's Graduation Ceremony

This year, Summit's graduation will be held on Tuesday, July 14th. We look forward to celebrating our seniors and their achievements with their families. 

Additional details will be released to The Summit community in the coming weeks. 
Annual Campaign for the Raven Fund
Thank you to everyone who has made our Annual Campaign so successful!

Goal: $30,000
Total Raised:  $32,748

Family participation goal: 100%
Current Status:  33%

Here are some other fun stats about the 2019-2020 Annual Campaign, thus far:
  • 46% of donors increased their gift from last year
  • 15% of new families donated
  • 15% of employees donated
  • 100% participation by the Board of Trustees
  • 41% of SPO board members (Exec & Class Reps) donated
It's not too late to make an impact! Donations through July 31st will be counted towards this year's Raven Fund! Please click the link below, or contact Vince Currao to make your contribution.
Our Summit Community

Summit Student Places 2nd at Science Fair

Congratulations to Summit Sixth Grader (now Seventh Grader!), Leah M., for winning second place in the Engineering Division of the Ozarks Science & Engineering Fair!

Leah's project theme was "How Much Electricity Does a Circuit of Aglaonema Plants Produce?" Here's how she went about finding the answer!

"I used a circuit of 3 mature Aglaonema plants connected with wires to capture their electricity. I found that at best, the circuit could produce just over 1 volt (to put that in perspective, a smartphone needs about 5 volts to charge). 

I found that the more water given to a plant, the more electricity I can gather from it! Water is a conductor after all. I think that I could continue to test things like how the type of soil affects the electricity produced, how the type of plant affects the electricity produced, or even the plant's size affecting the electricity produced!" -- Leah M. 

Faculty sponsor and Upper School Science Teacher, Rob Powers, adds, "This is an amazing result, especially for a sixth grader. Great job! You represented The Summit well. We are very proud of you." We all agree! Way to go, Leah!
Student Designed Summit Spirit Wear 2020-2021

It's time to start planning for The Summit's 2020-2021 Spirit Wear! All students are encouraged to submit their Spirit Wear design to Ms. Amy by  Friday, June 26th. We will have a spirit wear order ready by the end of July and plan to have our new Spirit Wear in before the start of the school year!

Campus Update: Pollinator Garden & Native Landscaping

The Summit community, led by Summit Board Member/Parent/Botanist Dana Thomas, has been working diligently to plant our new native species on campus. This week, the front garden beds closest to Walnut Lawn were spruced up with some of our native species provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation's Community Conservation Grant!

A special thanks to Dana, Brighton (4th Grade), Eli (6th Grade), Mrs. Lersch, and Mr. Vince for braving the summer heat and helping make our campus even more beautiful!
Counselor's Corner
Student Driver Resources

Are you looking for resources to better prepare for your new driver? Check out  First Impact, a program through MU's School of Medicine.   

They will be hosting a FREE New Driver Parent and Teen Education Program via Zoom on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. For more information or to register, click HERE

If you have any questions, please contact Becky Breckner, Guidance Counselor. 
STEM Challenge

Make Your Own Glow in the Dark Flowers!
(Information from Fun at Home with Kids)

Warm summer nights are here, and what better way to enjoy them with the family than by creating some gorgeous glow in the dark flowers! 

You will need:
  • 2 - B vitamins 
  • Warm water
  • Ziploc bag
  • Kitchen mallet
  • Fresh flowers
Start out by making a batch of safe and edible Glow Water before soaking your fresh flowers to create a beautiful fluorescent bouquet. 

Check out the full project instructions (and bonus directions on creating a suncatcher with your flowers) on the Fun at Home with Kids website. 
Support The Summit

AmazonSmile: Shop & Support The Summit

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice, The Summit Prep. You must go through (not to log into your Amazon account for the benefits to work.

Questions? Contact  Kristin Walker, Finance & Operations Officer.

Online Options for Growth Fund Credits with Scrip!

Shopping online? Be sure to check out for your shopping needs!

As always feel free to reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Dad and Scrip Coordinator, with any questions.
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! 

Questions? Contact   Ellen Chindlund, SPO Treasurer.
New: Box Tops App! No more clipping!    
Box Tops is changing to fit today's families. The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products, and instantly add Box Tops to your school's earnings online. Click here to learn more about the app.

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:
The Summit Preparatory School | 417.869.8077 | Fax: 417.986.3777