Summit Sierra: Expeditions, Happy Thanksgiving, November 17th, 2017

Summit Sierra: Expeditions, Happy Thanksgiving, November 17th, 2017

Dear Spartan Families,

We were so excited this week to invite back our Expeditions Partners and see students engage in their Expeditions courses.  As a reminder, Expeditions are an opportunity for students to explore different interests and career fields, develop a sense of purpose or passion around a particular activity, and earn their elective credits for high school graduation and college admissions.  I’d like to give a huge shout out to Ms. Nguyen who has led our Cycle 2 of Expeditions.  If you have any questions about your student’s progress in Expeditions, please reach out to her directly at cnguyen@summitps.org.

Check out this great photo of 10th grader, Nimco Mohamed, breaking a board held by 11th grader, Gian Calvi, in their Karate course –

I’d like to wish all students, families, and community members a safe and joyful Thanksgiving Break.  Everyday I am so thankful for the opportunity to engage with the young leaders and scholars in our school as well as our world class faculty.  I encourage all students and community members to spend time with their loved ones and recharge so they are fully prepared to engage in our second week of Expeditions when we return to school on November 27th.

Thank you,

L. Denice Randle
Assistant Director
Summit Sierra

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Expeditions Cycle 2: November 13, 2017 – December 1, 2017

We’re excited to have our Expeditions partners back at Sierra for another immersive round of Expeditions.  During this time, students will continue their two Expeditions courses that they had in Cycle 1.  If you have any questions about Expeditions please contact Ms. Randle at drandle@summitps.org, Ms. Nguyen at cnguyen@summitps.org, or you may contact your student’s mentor.

School Closed for Thanksgiving Break: November 20, 2017 – November 24, 2017

In honor of Thanksgiving on November 23rd, Sierra will be closed from November 20, 2017 – November 24, 2017.  We will resume back to school on Monday, November 27 for our second week of Expeditions.

Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game: November 30, 2017

Please join us for our annual Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 – 8:00pm at the Yesler Community Center.  For more information, please contact Coach James at drillsandskills4141@gmail.com.

Boys’ and Girls’ JV and Varsity Basketball Games

Sport School Home/Away Event Date Time Event Location Address
Boys Basketball Summit Sierra Home November 14, 2017 4:00 PM Boys Basketball Tryouts Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Girls Basketball Summit Sierra Home November 14, 2017 4:00 PM Girls Basketball Tryouts Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Girls Basketball Summit Olympus Away December 7, 2017 5:30 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Winners Gym 811 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA 
Boys Basketball Summit Olympus Away December 7, 2017 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Winners Gym 810 East Harrison Street Tacoma, WA 98404
Girls Basketball Australian touring team Home December 8, 2017 5:00 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Boys Basketball Australian touring team Home December 8, 2017 6:30 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
JV/Boys Basketball Evergreen High School Home December 14, 2017 4:00 PM JV/Boys Basketball Game Evergreen Highschool 828 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146
Girls Basketball Evergreen High School Away December 14, 2017 5:30 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Evergreen Highschool 830 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146
Boys Basketball Evergreen High School Home December 14, 2017 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Evergreen Highschool 829 SW 116th, Seattle, WA 98146
Girls Basketball Summit Olympus Home December 19, 2017 5:30 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Boys Basketball Summit Olympus Home December 19, 2017 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Boys Basketball Sulamita Christian School Home December 21, 2017 5:30 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
JV/Boys Basketball Wilson High School Away December 22, 2017 1:00 PM JV/Boys Basketball Game Wilson High School Gym 1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406
 Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament Away December 27, 2017 TBA Varsity Boys Basketball Game Wilson High School Gym 1202 N Orchard St. Tacoma, WA 98406
Girls Basketball Holiday Tournament Away December 28,29, 2017 TBA Varsity Girls Basketball Game Charles Wright Academy 7723 Chambers Crk Rd W Tacoma, WA 98467
Boys Basketball Sulton High School Home January 3, 2018 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Boys Basketball Sulamita Christian School Away January 5, 2018 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Sulamita Christian School  
Girls Basketball Wilson High School Home January 11, 2018 5:00 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 919 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
JV/Boys Basketball Bush School Home January 25, 2018 5:30 PM JV/Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 918 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
Boys Basketball Bush School Home January 25, 2018 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Yesler Community Center 917 East Yesler Way Seattle, WA 98122
JV/Boys Basketball Bush School Away January 30, 2018 4:00 PM JV/Boys Basketball Game Bush School 3402 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Girls Basketball Bush School Away January 30, 2018 5:30 PM Varsity Girls Basketball Game Bush School 3401 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Boys Basketball Bush School Away January 30, 2018 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game Bush School 3400 East Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98112
Boys Basketball University Prep Away February 5, 2018 7:00 PM Varsity Boys Basketball Game University Prep 8000 25th Ave. NE, Seattle 98115

 

2017-2018 FALL SPORTS PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Volleyball Practice:

Tuesdays: Yesler Community Center 4-6 p.m.
Thursdays: Garfield Play Field 4-6 p.m. (The Community Center will be the rain plan.)

Basketball Practice:

Location: Yesler Community Center
Time: 4:00pm

See the school calendar on http://sierra.summitps.org for specific dates.

Please contact Coach James Hampton with any questions or comments. He can be reached at drillsandskills4141@gmail.com

Inclement Weather Announcement

Seattle Public Schools’ schedule in the event of inclement weather or school closure. We will inform famlies of inclement weather via email post and our school website will be updated.

 

Parking Reminder

As a reminder to all students and families, Sierra does not have parking available for student drivers.  Our parking lot is restricted to school faculty only.  Cars that are parked in our lot that are not owned by a faculty member, may be subject to being towed.

For more information about transportation to school, please contact your student’s mentor, Ms. Tianna at tlopez@summitps.org, or Ms. Randle at drandle@summitps.org.

 

Little Saigon Ambassadors Food Drive

Many of our students this year have stepped up as leaders and joined the “Little Saigon Ambassadors” (LSA)–a student activity on campus dedicated to building positive connections with the local community in the Little Saigon neighborhood.  LSA’s first initiative is to conduct a food drive for the local food bank run by Asian Counseling and Referral Services.  All students, families, and community members are encouraged to donate canned goods and other nonperishables from November 6th – December 4th.  Students may give their donations directly to their mentor.  At the end of the food drive, the mentor group with the most donations will receive a class prize.

For more information about the food drive, please contact LSA President James Chen at jchen.si@summitps.org or Mr. Dacuan at ddacuan@summitps.org.

 

College Corner:

We encourage all students and families to dive into the process to prepare for college starting day one of their experience at Summit Sierra.  Please click here to see some recommendations from Ms. Nguyen for what you could do starting now to support your student to prepare for college:

AP Testing Information:

11th Grade Families! Please mark on your calendars that the AP US History exam is May 11 at 8AM and AP English Language and Composition is May 16 at 8AM. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Crook (APUSH) at acrook@summitps.org and Ms. Visperas (APLang) at cvisperas@summitps.org.

Community Resources and Opportunities:

Youth in Focus

Location: 2100 24th Ave. S. #310 Seattle, WA 98144

Are you a budding photographer?  Join Youth in Focus!  Youth in Focus is now enrolling for their Winter Session offering classes in digital and darkroom photography.  Classes are 4:30 – 7:00pm either on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday.  Participants may earn service hours for completing the program.  We have had several Spartans participate in this program before, and they have all given high reviews.  Click here to access the application.