Show School Spirit in the New Year
We are looking forward to the start of the new year and hope that all of our students will come back refreshed after the break.
Next year, we want all of our parents to continue showing that strong dragon pride that makes Summit Academy a leader in individualized education. Here are 5 ways you can show your school spirit in the New Year.
Support the Athletics
Our athletes and coaching staff put a lot of time and effort into training so that they can represent our schools well on the field. Attending games and cheering on our teams shows your pride in our school and gratitude for the opportunities our athletic program provides for our students.
Get Involved with Clubs
The clubs and organizations offered at Summit Academy provide as much enrichment to the schools as it does to the students. When students and parents get involved with clubs, you are showing appreciation for the staff members who lead them and your willingness to help make our school a great place for everyone.
Show Support on Social Media
Are you following Summit Academy on Instagram and Facebook? Sharing your pictures from school activities and posting about your experience on social media is a great way to let our staff and your friends and family members know what makes Summit Academy special. Make it a resolution to interact with us online in the new year.
Dress like a Dragon
No, you don’t need to get a dragon costume to show school pride. However, we offer a wide array of gear and clothing for parents and students that give you the opportunity to show school pride wherever you go.
Be the Best Dragon You Can Be
One of the best ways a student can represent Summit Academy is to display good character both during and after school hours. Nothing gives a better representation of our school than students who strive to do their best and be kind to others at all times.
The success of a school depends on multiple factors, but few are as important as the amount of parent involvement received.
You play a large role in the growth a student shows and how much effort they put into their school work. We are truly grateful for the genuine care and support you show for the success of our school.
Why It’s Necessary
Teachers and staff members are only able to see a small part of the entire picture of a student’s life. As a parent you know your child inside and out and you can more readily identify their strengths and potential weaknesses. We rely on you to clue us in when you notice issues or if you have concerns about their education. Involving yourself in their school life simply means communicating with us and being available for your child’s academic needs. When you do that, it helps us grow as a school and contributes the success of your children.
Keep It Up
You already took the first step in showing your dedication to your child’s education by simply enrolling them at Summit Academy, a school where you know they are receiving one of the best college preparatory schools in the state. Choosing Summit Academy shows that you care about the support and personal attention that your child receives. Thank you for taking that step. As the school year continues, we know that we can count on your continued involvement and support as we continue to provide your student with the best learning experience possible.
Make Summit Part of Your 2018 Resolution
The 2017 is almost in the books and, as expected, our students have made this a memorable school year thus far.
Every year, we evaluate ourselves to see how we can move forward in the future, what improvements we can make to the school, and how we can continue giving our students the best education experience possible. In 2018, we hope that our parents and students will become more involved in that process by giving us feedback, suggestions, and by interacting with us on social media or through volunteer opportunities at the school. Only by making the best use of what is available can we continue to be successful, and we consider your insights to be one of the best resources we can tap into. Our growth and success depends on the contributions we receive from parents, staff, and students.
With advancements in technology increasing the demand for well-trained employees, making sure students leave Summit Academy prepared for a challenging college curriculum is more crucial than ever. We will continue to keep our students’ success as our top priority and the driving force behind our choices and new initiatives. As always, we are committed to the success of our students and helping them achieve their goals for college and beyond.
We know that you will continue to help us grow in 2018 and we look forward to engaging more with all of you in the future.
Happy New Year!
Teaching Your Child to Respect Differences
The holiday season is a great reminder for all of us that our community is full of many wonderful differences.
Yet, at a time where people appear so divided, it is a good idea to take a look at how well we respect those differences. We hope that you can take some time this month to sit down with your child and talk about about some of the common differences they may how come across and how they can show tolerance and acceptance towards their classmates.
Religious differences are often highlighted during the holiday season. While many students celebrate Christmas, there are children who celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or may not acknowledge any celebration at all during this time of year. You may find it beneficial to help your child learn a little bit about the beliefs of their classmates. Still, if that is not an options, it is necessary to help your child be kind towards others regardless of their beliefs.
One of the great things about Summit Academy North Middle School is the amount of cultural diversity found in our school. Exposure to people from different backgrounds helps students grow and become more open to new experiences. Additionally, learning to respect different cultures will prepare your child socially for college and entering the workforce.
Social media and the accessibility of political news means that kids are forming opinions on politics and government at a younger age. In today’s divisive political climate, social interactions online and in person can become heated. The best way to teach your child to respect the political opinions others express is by setting a positive example yourself. Pay attention to the way you discuss politics with your friends or family members. Calmly giving your opinion and patiently listening to thoughts that differ from yours will establish a guide for how your children should handle political conversations.
5 Family Fun Activities for the Holidays
The festive months of December and January have a way of making winter a truly cheerful season. Regardless of the cold, there are many ways you can have plenty of family fun. Not sure what to do for fun this season?
Check out our suggestions below.
See the Lights
The colorful lights on display are arguably one of the best parts of the holiday seasons. Take your kids on a lights tour by simply walking through your neighborhood and admiring the various displays your neighbors have put together. Places like the Detroit Zoo and Greenfield Village also have magical light displays your kids will love.
Nothing says family fun like baking treats during the holiday season. For added fun, let your child pick a recipe they want to try and help them make it.
The cold weather provides a great reason to stay in the house, get cozy with your family, and have a movie night. Have everyone select a movie they want to watch, write each one down, then draw a selection from a hat. You can have a different person draw a movie each time so everyone gets a chance to choose a movie.
It may be easy to buy decorations from a store, but it is much more fun to make they yourself. Pinterest is great resource for finding decor ideas that are easy to do, but personalized for your family.
Keep your child learning this season by doing some holiday themed STEM activities. From Christmas Tree Slime to coding ornaments, you are sure to find a STEM activity for a wide array of ages.