School Days


Posted by Chevonne Dumke on May 08, 2016  /   Posted in Featured, School Days

We have many traditions here at Summit – one being the Annual Chick Derby. This year’s was the best I’ve witnessed! … And they’re off! The Chick Derby got off to an excellent start. All chicks were focused and ready to hit the track. But what’s going on here?!…. Luckily our “trainers” are also excellent referees. The situation was quickly righted. The race was close… But at last – a winner! “Fatneck”, took the win. Congratulations,

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What We’ve Been Up To

Posted by Chevonne Dumke on March 11, 2016  /   Posted in Development, Featured, School Days

Much has happened since our last post!  We’ve had so much going on in fact that it would be impossible to try to fit into a single post – so instead, I will catch you up on a sampling of some of the interesting goings-on here at Summit in 2016. January brought the 100th Day of School and our primary students celebrated by counting. They teamed up with High School students to count to 100 in a variety of

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A Great Start

Posted by Chevonne Dumke on August 18, 2015  /   Posted in Featured, School Days

So much goes into the start of a new school year. Classrooms are switched up and rearranged and curriculum materials are distributed. New students are reviewed so that teachers fully understand their strengths and weaknesses and how they can effectively address their social, emotional, physical, and academic needs in the classroom. Students are carefully grouped and potentially re-grouped to ensure the best placement for math and literacy based on their current level of achievement and rate of

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Chick Derby

Posted by Chevonne Dumke on May 03, 2015  /   Posted in School Days

There comes a time every year when you can hear the tiny peeps of baby chickens drifting through the halls of the school. This year, Mrs. Strong’s fourth grade class watched their baby chicks hatch just in time for the annual Chick Derby! A pep talk before the big race. Call to post! Off to a slow start. It was still any chick’s race. A few chicks went off course after the first stretch. After much effort

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So it begins

Posted by Chevonne Dumke on August 19, 2014  /   Posted in School Days

Last week, our students returned to us in all states of excitement, curiosity, and readiness. As we watched them make their way through the breezeway and into the school, we were greeted with many familiar faces, some new faces, but most of them smiling! Ryan was one of the most enthusiastic. Chris seemed happy enough to be back. Ethan had his game face on. With a little help from Mrs. Hoffmann, Charlie, a new student this

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