Summerour Middle School
OUR Students. OUR School. OUR Community. OUR Future.
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Fine Arts - Improv Night
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Math Bootcamp (6th, 7th, 8th, ALG)@ Discovery HS HS
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Title 1 Literacy and Technology Night
October 3, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Chorus Fall Conert
October 4, 2019
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eighth Grade Band Night @ Norcross HS
October 5, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Snellville Middle Raider Meet @ Snellville MS
October 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Norcross Orchestra Cluster Concert @ Paul Duke HS
October 9, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PTA Meeting
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
September: Teen Lures Prevention
Dear Parents and/or Guardians,
We all share a common goal for our children to be safe and protected from all things harmful. Related to that goal, Senate Bill 401 includes annual age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention in kindergarten through grade 9. Teen Lures Prevention program is a research-based program that Gwinnett County Public Schools uses to teach the importance of healthy relationships and its connection to personal safety by way of class discussions, student handouts, video clips and corresponding activities. Teen Lures Prevention enables students to take an active and necessary role in making healthy choices and protecting themselves from unhealthy relationships. A committee of professional school counselors reviewed the program and selected components that were developmentally appropriate for middle school.
During the months of September, our school counselors will offer the Teen Lures Prevention lessons to all students in grades 6-8. You can learn more about the program at www.teenluresprevention.com. Please be aware that more information is provided on the website than is actually used in Gwinnett County. Below is a list of lures that are discussed at each grade level. Each grade reviews what was learned in the previous grade(s) and then learns additional lures.
If you prefer that your child not participate in the teen lures prevention lessons, please write and sign a note indicating your preferences and send it to your child’s teacher or school counselor. As always, counselors are available to discuss any concerns you might have. Unless written documentation is received, your child will participate in the teen lures prevention and safety lessons.
Dr. Natalie Looney
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