Summerour Middle School
OUR Students. OUR School. OUR Community. OUR Future.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMS Basketball vs Hull MS (Veterans Day Game)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Jekyll Island Parent Meeting
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM SMS Basketball vs Creekland MS
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Snellville Middle Drill Meet @ Snellville MS
January 29, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Honor Roll Celebration
January 30, 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM SMS Basketball vs Dacula MS
February 1, 2020
Summerour Middle School will ignite academic excellence and character building by creating opportunities for all students to be successful in a multicultural world.
Summerour Middle School, in keeping with principles of the International Baccalaureate Organization, is committed to developing motivated learners who are able to apply cross-curricular, intercultural knowledge and skills to life in both the local and global communities.
Our Schoolwide Progress Report Days are:
For Semester 1
- Week of September 16th
- Early Release Days October 23rd-24th
- Week of December 9
S1 Report Cards go home 1st week of Janaury
For Semester 2
- Early Release Days February 19th-20th
- Week of March 23
- Week of May 4 (retention/failure notices as well)
S2 Report Cards go home May 22
Day change for Wyldlife!
Be aware that Wyldlife is now meeting on Mondays, instead of Thursdays. The time remains the same, just the day of the week has changed.
Parents of Summerour Students,
Each year we offer you two surveys to report your thoughts on Summerour Middle School (and your children's other schools). The first survey was completed in September/October and was issued by the county. You may have taken that survey through your Parent Portal account. This second survey is issued by the state and is not available in your Parent Portal. It is offered in three parts. One part will be administered to teachers, one for students, and this one for parents. The parent survey is open until March 2.
Please consider taking the time today to go ahead and complete this survey from the Georgia Department of Education. More information is below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
The Georgia Parent Survey is modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, Summerour has a computer in the front office to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school between 8:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.. All parents are encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.
Georgia Parent Survey:
Georgia Student Health Surveys
The Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument that identifies school climate issues that impact student achievement. In order to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for your child, the Georgia Department of Education collects survey information from students during the school year. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and covers various topics such as school climate and safety, alcohol and drug use and mental health. All student survey data is anonymous and self-reported.
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) gives you the right to opt your child out of participating in the survey. If you do not wish for your child to participate in the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0, please sign and return this form to the school by Monday, January 20, 2020. If you would like to examine the survey, please come by the school and we will be happy to provide you with a copy for your review.
Degrees and Certifications:
Dr. Natalie Looney
Greetings Summerour Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. I want to personally thank you all for your support and devotion to OUR students! The year is off to a great start and we are committed to seeing our students grow each and every day. At Summerour, we strive to create partnerships between home and school so our students can be distinguished learners! We have published our tutoring schedule to ensure we are providing time and opportunity for our students. Did you know that students can retake any assessment as long as they attend tutoring first? We believe in second chances!
Our IB Learner Profile of the month is Thinkers. How can we all be better Thinkers? We can devote quiet time to studying and problem solving. We can also be Thinkers by analyzing and evaluating. Ask your child how they are thinking deeply each day at school.
This month we will be celebrating World Peace Day on September 20. This year the focus will be on Climate Action and thinking of ways we can better protect our natural resources. Students will be learning about the impact of natural disasters on countries, economies, and people groups. The goal is to raise awareness in OUR Future leaders of tomorrow.
Please don’t hesitate to email or call the school with anything you need. We have a Parent Center that is open after 1 p.m. daily to help you engage with your child’s school. We appreciate all you do, as Summerour parents and families, to make sure your child is on the right track with regard to their schooling.
Your Principal, Dr. Natalie A. Looney