Friday, May 24, 2013
The accomplishments of more than 300 Summit High School students were celebrated at the Grand Summit Hotel.
The Summit Boosters Association held the 27th annual Senior Athletes Banquet on Wednesday, May 21, at The Grand Summit Hotel. Over 300 students, coaches and parents gathered to celebrate the athletes' accomplishments on and off the playing fields. The evening kicked off with the presentation of the Hilltopper Appreciation Award given to Jim Dietz, who retired last year from teaching at Summit High School after coaching football and basketball for over twenty years. The award recognized Dietz's countless years of support to Summit athletics. One-hundred forty-two student athletes from the 2013 graduating class received a plaque in recognition of their participation in a varsity sport as an athlete, manager or statistician. The …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Union County fell from number 8 in the state to 9, though the news isn't all bad.
Union County's overall position dropped in the most recent New Jersey Kids County rankings, falling one spot among the state's 21 counties from eighth place last year to ninth. But data from the annual survey, which was accumulated by Advocates for Children of New Jersey and measures progress in improving the lives of children in 13 critical areas, found that despite some issues the news isn't all bad for Union County's school-aged children. Union County's one-spot slip is likely the result of an increase in unemployment as well as a drop in child care options for working parents. Despite the fewer child care options, however, which dropped from 675 per 1,000 children up to four years old in 2011 to 665 in 2013, Union County still has more…
A group of educators from China toured several stops during a two-week trip to the U.S., including the Summit school.
Wednesday, May 22
A group of Chinese educators recently completed a tour of the United States in an effort to gain insight into the current trends of American independent schools, including best practices and innovative teaching models. Among there stops was Bilingual Buds in Summit. In all, 21 elementary school principals and university professors from Shanghai, China spent two weeks visiting various education institutions as part of a visit hosted by the Asia Society and led by Professor Zhang Junhua, Deputy Director of the National Center for Principal Training and Development of the Ministry of Education at East China Normal University. The tour included stops at Bilingual Buds, a school offering immersive education in both Mandarin Chinese and Spanish…
High schoolers in Summit, New Providence, and Chatham have a chance to create a patriotic entry and land money prizes from the Summit Elks Club. Deadline is June 5.
Time's running out for Summit Flag Day poster entries. The Summit Elks Lodge #1246 is sponsoring the contest, directed toward high school students from Summit, New Providence and Chatham. Entries are due by Wednesday, June 5, at 5 pm. Prize awards are significant: $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $200 for third place. Submissions - which must be original and created by the entrant - should be emailed to Robert.email@example.com and must be in a one-page, 8.5 by 11 letter-sized PDF format. Entries must include the student's name, school, grade, email address, and phone number. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the Flag Day Celebration on the Village Green in Summit on Friday, June 14. Entries submitted to …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Four Summit students placed in the annual contest.
Reciting poetry presents a challenge for the most dedicated student. Reciting poetry in perfect French? That takes a Hilltopper. Summit High School students participated in the 30th Orlando Saa Foreign Language Poetry Recitation Contest at William Paterson University on Thursday, according to the Summit Schools Web site. The contest recognized four of the Summit scholars:
Second graders and high school students collaborated on reworking classic children's tales into new forms of literature and art.
'Once upon a time' isn't just the preamble to a fairy tale in Summit. Summit High School (SHS) students and second graders from Lincoln-Hubbard School (LHS) performed a unique task this spring. The SHS ninth graders, students in Carol Rogers-Shaw's English classes, transformed some popular children's tales by rewriting them. The students creatively reworked eight classic tales such as Aladdin, Snow White, Little Red Riding and Pinocchio and made the stories their own. After they were finished, they met with second graders at Lincoln-Hubbard who would serve as the books' illustrators. Second graders were divided into groups to work on the artwork for the fairy tales. The books, expected to be completed in June, will be bound and a book-…
Monday, May 20, 2013
Proud parents (and students) can get the word out whenever they want, via Summit Patch's homepage and daily email newsletter.
Your child's finishing high school and has chosen a college, maybe even a major. It's big news in your household, obviously. And it's news here, too, at Summit Patch, where every item in our community Announcements section is posted by Patch users with something to share. Sometimes it's a college enrollment, or an all-star team selection, or a hiring, promotion, retirement, birthday or anniversary. Pretty much anything goes, and it couldn't be simpler to post. Once you've submitted your announcement, a Patch editor will be automatically notified, at which point it can be featured on the homepage and in the next morning's daily Patch email newsletter. You may see it linked on Summit Patch's Facebook and/or Twitter, too. Thanks for sharing …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Summit High School's Prom was Friday night. Share your prom prep photos and prom pics with Patch readers.
Choosing the perfect prom gown takes a lot of patience. Finding the perfect prom date takes a lot of courage. Getting the perfect prom hairdo takes a lot of trust. But once everything comes together, getting that perfect prom picture is a piece of cake! Summit Patch wants to see pictures of prom groups in all their gowns and glory! Strike your best prom pose and upload pictures and videos from prom night here by clicking the button above that says "upload pics and clips." We know you'll have your cameras out, so as you're capturing those memories, why not share them with your neighbors and friends! Patch wishes all of the Hilltoppers attending tonight's festivities a fun and safe prom!
Judith McCarthy left a career in publishing to pursue a law degree and will graduate next week.
The Board of Education adopted workshop and regular meeting dates during the annual reorganization.
Mark your calendars. The Summit Public Schools Board of Education adopted a 2013-2014 public meeting schedule during its annual reorganization on Thursday at Summit High School. The following are the meetings planned for the coming year. All meetings are on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.: