Notes from the Superintendent - Barb Rains

Check Out Our Pumpkin Patch!
  • By Kevin Perkins
  • Posted 10/22/2018

Check Out Our Pumpkin Patch!

In October, the First Graders at Indian Trail school welcomed the colors of fall with a special pumpkin day. We read the book The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin and discussed the importance of treasuring the uniqueness in everyone. The students explored some of the 3-dimensional shapes of the pumpkins from the story. Then, the students created their own unique pumpkins to display in our pumpkin patch. We ended our day of learning by watching the animated version of the book. Happy fall to everyone!


Gerry Cushing:   Congratulations on IESA Cross Country 3A State Championship
  • By Kevin Perkins
  • Posted 10/18/2018

Gerry Cushing: Congratulations on IESA Cross Country 3A State Championship

After finishing 66th last year with a time of 11:25 as a seventh grader, Summit Hill Junior High’s Gerry Cushing had his eyes set on something special on October 13th at this year’s IESA cross country 3A state championship in Normal, Illinois. Gerry was mired in the middle of the pack after the first mile, but he would change that in the second half of the race. With 50 meters to go, he turned on the afterburners and passed six other runners en route to a 23rd place finish, making him Summit Hill’s first male runner to medal at state since 2003. His time of 10:58 is the best ever for a Spartan runner at the state championship. To say Gerry has a bright future as he moves on to high school next year would be an understatement.


Science and Technology Mix at SJHS
  • By Kevin Perkins
  • Posted 10/15/2018

Science and Technology Mix at SJHS

In science classes at Summit Hill Junior High, we have been having students log into their new office accounts. The science teachers and Mrs. Strzykalski showed students how to change and create a unique password. We also had students creating folders in their OneDrive and explained how it essentially replaces the flash drive. We reminded them that it is always good to have a backup and keeping a copy on their flash drive was up to them. We then went a step folder and had students opening a new document, renaming it and saving it to one of their newly created folders. Soon with the final update of tablets students will begin to use other apps in office such as Teams and the Class Notebook. Looking forward to more fun with technology throughout the school year.


Mrs. Miryam Zayed’s math classes are off to a great start!
  • By Kevin Perkins
  • Posted 09/10/2018

Mrs. Miryam Zayed’s math classes are off to a great start!

Mrs. Miryam Zayed’s math classes are off to a great start! The students started off the year with a few team building activities before jumping into the curriculum. The 8th grade students are currently simplifying and writing linear expressions to model real world situations. During this unit, students reviewed the 8 Mathematical Practices and were encouraged to apply them as they complete class activities. These standards teach students the ability to use math and to think mathematically-developing effective mathematicians.

 

The Summit students are currently working with Significant Digits and using dimensional analysis to convert units of measure. These students have been viewing online videos and taking notes at home, coming to class the next day ready to apply what they learned.


Petition Notice Information

 

Persons wishing to serve on the Board of Education may pick up petition packets. 

 

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots wishes to announce that petitions for Members of the Board of Education in Summit Hill District 161 are available in the County Clerk's Office. Information related to the number of open positions as well as their terms are provided in the petition packets. Persons wishing to run for the Board of Education must reside within said School District. Filing dates for petitions are December 10, 2018 through December 17, 2018, and must be filed in the Will County Clerk's office at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL. Please visit www.thewillcountyclerk.com for this and other election-related information.