The Loma Hopkins Theatre shook with laughter this week as audiences enjoyed the presentation of the annual Junior High Comedy. This year’s play, performed by eighth and ninth grade actors, was Romeo and Ethel the Pirate’s Daughter, written by Writer-in-residence Charlie Lovett and directed by Drama Specialist Janice Lovett. Thirty-six student actors took part in the production, which was a parody of Romeo and Juliet. Audiences of students from 2nd through 9th grades delighted in the antics of not only familiar Shakespearean characters such as Romeo, Tybalt, and Mercutio, but also some less traditional characters like Louie the game show host, a cadre of retired pizza makers, and Gucci and Versace—high fashion visitors from Verona. Complete with a sword fight, pies in the face, a “secret wedding,” Family Feud, and a surprise ending, Romeo and Ethel was a hit with Summit students, staff, and parents alike. Wednesday’s performance was streamed live on the internet and friends and family from as far away as England. The play will be available on DVD and photos can be ordered through insidesummit.org (click “Photo Orders” on the left panel). -Charlie Lovett
Archive for November, 2008
Posted by klhouse on November 24, 2008
Posted by klhouse on November 12, 2008
On November 5, two school busses loaded with sixty-two excited fifth-graders left the church parking lot near Summit School for a three-day and two-night environmental education program at the Betsy-Jeff 4-H Educational Center in Reidsville, N.C. Amazingly, almost all the gear the fifth-graders brought with them was able to be packed into one school van for the trip.
While at the Penn Center, the children were divided into five groups for day activities. Each group was involved in outdoor classes that included searching for aquatic life specimens in the lake and nearby stream, canoeing, cooperative games, and pioneer history. Other favorite activities included studying birds in flight and compass and mapping skills. Nighttime favorites were astronomy, a night hike, and campfire tales.
Instructors at the camp were well prepared and kept the children busy and happy. The kitchen staff provided delicious and nutritious meals with enough variety to meet all dietary needs. Children took turns as table waiters at each meal, and each table of children worked cooperatively to keep the dining hall clean.
Although all fifth-graders were glad to return home, almost everyone seemed to agree that the trip was a worthwhile and a meaningful experience. -Tom Shaver
Posted by klhouse on November 7, 2008
During our Book Fair at Barnes and Noble, Summit Junior Highschoolers participated in a café-style Poetry Slam. Eighteen students shared original work or favorite poems to entertain their audience, who enjoyed cider and snacks as they listened. We hope this will become an annual event! -Betsy McNeer
Posted by klhouse on November 5, 2008
On Friday, October 31, Summit School was invaded by witches, superheroes, pirates, and cartoon characters as the JrK and SrK presented their Fall Sing. The children joyfully sang and moved to the music as their parents, grandparents, and friends watched and applauded. They began by singing songs that say Hello to their guests, some of which were in other languages. Then the children showed how well they have learned the days of the week and months of the year. Since our Summit theme this year is “Sustaining Summit,” the children sang songs that emphasized sowing and harvesting, walking instead of driving, and showing love for our earth through such things as turning off water and lights to throwing away our trash. The Sing ended with a rousing rendition of the song “Hurrah! I Like It Here!” A grand time was had by all, especially the children. -Glenda Shelton
Posted by klhouse on November 1, 2008
SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE GREAT BOOK FAIR EVENTS!
(Book Fair at Barnes & Noble 11/1 through 11/9)
Summit School will hold our annual book fair at Barnes & Noble from Saturday, November 1st through Sunday, November 9th. We receive a percentage of every purchase of books, music, toys, gift cards and even cafe sales. What a wonderful way to support Summit and promote reading at the same time!
Tuesday, November 4th, (Election Day) 10am to 7pm-
Mock Presidential Election
Wondering what to do with your kids on their day off? Let your child vote after you do! The polls will be open from 10am to 7pm at Barnes & Noble for all Summit students. Students will have the opportunity to privately vote for either McCain/Palin or Obama/Biden. The results will be announced to students on Wednesday at school.
If you want to make this fun activity more thought-provoking and meaningful, Dr. Ebeling and the division heads suggest having age-appropriate discussions with your child before he or she votes. They suggest using the questions below to stimulate your thinking and conversation.
1) What kinds of things do parents think about as they consider how they will cast their votes? What qualities do they look for in a president? What qualifications? How do you know someone will be a great leader? And what makes for a great leader anyway?
2) Why is the opportunity to vote so important to parents as Americans?
Wednesday, November 5th, 7pm
2nd Annual Junior High Poetry Slam
Come listen to our talented junior high poets recite their work in a relaxed setting. Kick back with a coffee and snap your approval!
Thursday, November 6th, 7pm
David Stoeri’s Story-time
Come experience David Stoeri’s amazing storytelling! He combines songs and stories for a delightful evening of entertainment for the children and adults.
Saturday, November 8th, 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Solo Violin Performance by Dustin Wilkes-Kim
Come enjoy the extraordinary violin talent of our own Dustin Wilkes-Kim! Dustin is a Summit 7th grader and a very accomplished violinist who has soloed with the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Pre-Order Your Gift Cards!
Click Here to Download Order Form!
Barnes & Noble gift cards make wonderful presents! For those who would like to avoid going to the store, pre-order and have them delivered in your child’s Thursday folder or in pickup line. Order forms due Friday, November 7th.