Summit Spirit Wear Day on Thursday 9/20!
Raven Report: Sept. 19, 2018
Thursday, September 20th: Spirit Wear Day!
Since there is no school this Friday, so tomorrow (Thursday, September 20th) is a a Summit Spirit Wear Day! Students and employees may dress in typical Friday Spirit Wear attire (aka jeans and Summit Spirit Wear shirts). There is no charge to dress in Summit Spirit wear tomorrow.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas.
Help Needed to Prepare for Community Open House!
As we work to get the campus ready for our October 3rd Community Open House & Ribbon Cutting, we need some help! If you are willing and able to help with any of the below tasks, please contact Amy Maas.
  • Painting: Painting new walls in administrative offices
  • Addressing PostcardsThursday 9/20 afternoon or Friday 9/21 morning - 100s of postcards need to be hand addressed
  • Weeding: See information below from the Girls Scouts as they lead a campus beautification project
A Message from The Summit Girl Scouts: Campus Beautification Day on Friday, Sept. 21st
The Summit Girl Scouts are launching a Campus Beautification effort just in time for our Summit's Community Open House coming up on 
October 3rd , and we need YOUR help!

From 9-11 a.m.  THIS Friday, the Girls Scouts will begin round one of the clean-up by attacking the front of the campus, and we need families to come armed with their gardening gloves, weeding tools, weed-wackers, shovels, shrub trimmers loppers, and wheelbarrows.

A second round of gardening will take place on  Sunday, September 30th from 2-4 p.m. and will focus on the rock beds on the back side of the campus.

We are seeking donations of gravel and cedar mulch to help keep weeds at bay and to provide a nice finishing touch to the beds in time for the Open House.

Come help demonstrate to the rest of Springfield how much our families care about the new school and show that we take tremendous pride in its success by being a part of this effort! Thank you!
Raven Partners in Learning
Thank you to our 2018-2019 Raven Partners in Learning. For more information  contact  Vince Currao, Summit Development Officer .
To Do List
Pre-Order Hot Lunch
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.
Pre-Order 18-19 Yearbook & Save!
Everyone who pre-orders their yearbook before September 30th will save 15%! Click the link on the right and use the school's passcode: 1014120028714957. Yearbooks are regularly priced at $24.99 and will be delivered in May 2019.

Click here to view the flyer.

Questions? Contact Amy Maas .
Things to Know
Run for The Summit: Packet Pick-Up This Friday

The Run for The Summit is this Saturday, September 22nd. The Race begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science (2327 W Farm Rd 190, Springfield MO 65810), so be sure you're there early to warm up.

Race Packet Pickup is Friday, September 21st, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Missouri Institute of Natural Science.

Race Day Activities:
  • Play: Activities for kids will be available inside the museum.
  • Breakfast: All racers are invited to stay and enjoy a complimentary pancake breakfast. All-you-can-eat pancakes are only $5 for attendees not running.
  • Cup-Free Race: That's right...we are not providing cups at water stations! The Summit will be hosting a Cup-Free Race! Participants will have the option to receive a Hydra Pouch personal hydration device or bring their own water bottle. Cup-Free Racing means safer aid stations with fewer cups to slip on, more efficient and less crowded aid stations, and less waste. Learn more about Cup-Free Racing.
  • Awards ceremony: Stay until  10:15 a.m. for the announcement of the top racers!
For more information visit the website: www.thesummitprep.org/run.

2018 September 14 NewsBlast (with Subtitles)

NewsBlast: High School Elective Video Class
The NewsBlast high school elective class, led by Mr. Keech, has created their second NewsBlast video of the year. Watch their video above, or check them out on Youtube. Be on the lookout for more NewsBlast videos throughout the year.
Middle School Takes on Model United Nations
On Wednesday afternoons, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade classes come together with the science, language arts, and social studies teachers for Model United Nations. Long a dream of Mr. Gronniger, and something he greatly loved in past schools, Model United Nations seeks to teach students about diplomacy, world events, public speaking, research, communication, negotiation, debate, compromise, geography, and world history. 

Summit students are passionate about this time together each week, and they have each claimed a nation from across the globe to research for their first semester. Students have chosen countries from Thailand to the Philippines to Israel to Sweden to Myanmar. As part of their research to create their "Country Profile" students are learning about levels of development, border nations, civil wars, religious strife, and other factors that affect the operation of a nation's government.
High School & Beginners Buddies: The Summit Difference
High school students have the wonderful opportunity of interacting with buddies in the Beginners class every Thursday of this school year. Mrs. Kimmons, Beginners teacher, plans activities that blend the two ages together. So far this year, students enjoyed stations in the Beginners classroom, filled out "All About Me" posters in the history classroom, and painted on the sidewalks with chalk. Summit high schoolers get such joy from this time, and it's apparent their entire day is made brighter because of time interacting with younger st
udents.


Plan to Cheer on the Cross Country Team: Sept. 25th
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how about you? Join us as we cheer on the Summit/NCA Cross Country team at the Republic Meet on Tuesday, September 25th. This is a great chance to support our team at a local event.

Republic Cross Country Meet
Location: Republic High School
Date: Tuesday, September 25th
Times: 
 - Girls Varsity at 3:30 p.m. featuring Summit sophomore Alexis 
 - Boys Varsity at  4:15 p.m.
 - 7th grade girls at  5:00 p.m.
 - 8th grade girls at 5:20 p.m. featuring Summit 8th grader Grace
 - 7th grade boys at  5:40 p.m.
 - 8th grade boys at  6:00 p.m.
 
Save the Date for The Summit Gala: Friday, October 26th
The Summit's 14th Annual Gala will be held at the Darr Agricultural Center (same great location as last year). 

This year's Annual Auction & Gala is a 1990s style party complete with games, music, appetizers, raffles, and silent and live auctions. Guests can show off their fly moves while gettin' jiggy with it, enjoy free wine and beer, or try their luck at the gaming tables. This party is going be all that and a bag of chips!

Tickets for this great event are only $100/person (just like last year).  Mr. Vince Currao, Summit's Development Officer, will be in contact regarding event sponsorship opportunities.

More information coming soon!

Shop with Scrip and Earn Rebates Towards Growth Fund
The next Scrip order will be placed on Monday, September 24th. Check out the website,  www.shopwithscrip.com, to see what is happening and start earning money towards your Summit Growth Fund account.

If you have any questions please reach out to Phil Isley, Summit Scrip Coordinator.
Summit School Calendar 

September 2018
21 : NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
21: Campus Beautification Day, 9-11 a.m.
22: Run for The Summit
25: Cross Country Meet at Republic High School
27: SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
30: Campus Beautification Day, 2-4 p.m.

October 2018
3: Ribbon Cutting & Community Open House, 4-6 p.m.
5: Donuts with Dad, 8-8:45 a.m.
11-15: NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
15 : NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
22: Board of Trustees Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
25 : SPO Meeting, 9 a.m.
26: Gala - "Come as You Are" 1990s Theme

November 2018
2 : Lower School - End of 1st Trimester
5-9 : Fall Scholastic Book Fair
9 : NO SCHOOL - Parent/Teacher Conferences
13 : Fall Concert @ the Gillioz, 6:30 p.m.
14 : Late Start @ 9:30 a.m.
15 : Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
19-23 : NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
29 : SPO Meeting, 9:00 a.m.
Summit Family Business Directory: Available to View Family Businesses

Use the link at the right, or visit
 
http://www.thesummitprep.org/family/ .

If you are interested in being listed in the Business Directory, please use this link to submit your information .

Support The Summit
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!

AmazonSmile
AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. 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, ie: The Summit Prep. You must go through smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) to log into your amazon account for the benefits to work.

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