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8th Grade Summit Team News

Curriculum Night Info Sheet & Important Dates for 8th Grade
Click HERE for the Summit Team Newsletter, which will be available at the Springman Curriculum Night. It explains basic Summit Team policies and procedures.

Click HERE for the 2017-2018 listing of the important dates for 8th grade students. 
Welcome Back Info & Reminders!
School Picture Day!
Students will have their student portraits taken on Tuesday, August 29
Supplies Reminder
Hi Summit Parents,
Welcome to the 2017/18 school year! We look forward to a fantastic year with your students.
If your student did not bring in their school supplies please make sure they bring them tomorrow or by Monday at the latest. 
Summit is starting the year with organization and executive functioning skills for all students this year as we prepare them for 8th grade and the transition to high school next year.
Some important item from the school supply list:
  • 7 plastic plain colored folders with hole-punches (not prongs)
  • loose leaf paper
  • Large binder or zipper binder
  • 3 spiral notebook
  • 1 graph notebook
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 3 kleenex
  • 1 Clorox wipes
  • earbuds
  • dry erase markers
  • calculator
Thank you for making sure our students are set up for a successful year.
The Summit Team
Student Handbook Forms
Students should take home their Assignment Notebooks to have their parent or guardian review and sign the "Student Handbook Form" at the front of the Assignment Notebook. These signed forms will be due by Friday, September 1.
iPad Back-up!
All 7th grade students should back up the information on their iPads this week before turning in iPads on Monday, June 5! If you want to save anything that is currently on your iPad, please back it up! Directions can be found HERE
Mentor Program 2017-18
Summit team is looking for students that would be interested in mentoring 6th grade students during the 2017-18 school year. 

The Springman Mentorship Program connects 6th and 8th grade students. As part of the program, 8th grade mentors will help 6th graders acclimate to Springman Middle School. This will begin the first week of school. Each month they will meet with a 6th grade x-block and work with those groups on social/emotional learning activities. Throughout the program, these 8th grader mentors will help the 6th graders maintain positive relationships and achieve middle school centered goals. 8th grade mentors are expected to represent Springman's school-wide mission and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students cannot have more than 3 ancedoctals or discipline logs. There will be midterm and end of trimester check-ins of 8th grade mentors' grades and behavior. 
The application also requires a printout of their grades and signed recommendation from all A and B block teachers. This is a yearlong commitment. Once a student has been accepted into the mentorship program, they are expected to attend all meetings and mentorship activities throughout the school year.

Please click on the attached link for the application Springman Mentor Program Application
Return to Mr. Bailey by June 6th

5 Essentials Student Survey
5 Essentials Survey.
Please make sure you have your slips prior to logging on to take the survey.
Please click on the following link for the survey. 
Summit Tri 1 Celebration Sign-up
Click on the link below. Make sure to sign up only ONCE
Signs of Suicide
Dear Parent or Guardian:
The adolescent years are marked by a roller-coaster ride of emotions—difficult for students, their parents, and educators. It is easy to misread depression as normal adolescent turmoil; however, depression (among the most common of mental illnesses) appears to be occurring at a much earlier age. Depression—which is treatable—is a leading risk factor for suicide. In addition, self-injury has become a growing problem among youth.
To proactively address these issues, [our school] is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program. The program aims to increase help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend. SOS is listed on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices and in a randomized control study, the SOS High School Program showed a reduction in self-reported suicide attempts by 40% (BMC Public Health, July 2007).
Our goals in participating in this program are straightforward:
  • To help our students understand that depression is a treatable illness
  • To explain that suicide is a preventable tragedy that often occurs as a result of untreated depression
  • To provide students training in how to identify serious depression and potential suicidality in themselves or a friend
  • To impress upon youth that they can help themselves or a friend by taking the simple step of talking to a responsible adult about their concerns
  • To help students know whom in the school they can turn to for help, if they need it
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Picture Retakes
Summit Team photo retakes will take place on Tuesday, November 1 in the Wildcat Commons from 9 - 9:15 AM. Any students who didn't have pictures taken in August for any reason should have their photo taken on Tuesday! If you were unhappy with your original photos and would like retakes, bring your original photo package with you. Retakes do not need a new order blank, as your original order will still be on file. There is no charge for retakes.

Summit Photo Slide Shows
Check our the photos of Summit students! Click on the fourth tab above labeled "Photo Slide Shows" to view photos of Summit students having fun!