Summit Academy - Elementary - Activities / Clubs
Find your passion.
Whether it’s joining the National Honor Society, quiz bowl team, or making a difference around school in our anti-bullying program, discovering one’s passions is part of the magic of life – and Summit wants to extend as many opportunities as possible.
5th Grade Camp
Teamwork is our camp theme. We will be attending YMCA Storer Camp in Jackson, Michigan from March 2, 2015 - March 4, 2015. We need the help of chaperones to make this a trip to remember for the students. Please contact the office if you are interested in chaperoning. As a school we have organized some fundraisers to help reduce the cost of camp for everyone. The payment schedule for families that choose not to participate in fundraisers are as follows:
Permission Slip Medication Forms
- $75.00 - Deposit due October 21.2014
- $75.00 - Payment due on December 1, 2014
- $50.00 - Final payment due on February 1, 2015; ALL paperwork due.
Summit Academy D.A.D.S. (Dads of Academically Dedicated Students)
Our mission is to increase participation and volunteering of fathers and father-figures, provide college and career mentoring for elementary aged students, and establish positive male role models at Summit Academy North Elementary.
National Elementary Honor Society
NEHS gives 4th and 5th graders the chance to come together with their peers who demonstrate academic achievement, personal responsibility, service to the school and community and essential leadership skills. In order to be inducted into NEHS, students must fill out an application, write an essay, get references and meet academic and discipline standards. Students meet on a monthly basis with a teacher advisor to discuss leadership opportunities in the school, community service projects and other important issues. NEHS prepares students for NJHS in middle school, NHS in high school and for their future as college students.
Job Corp gives 4th and 5th grade students the opportunity to take on real life responsibilities throughout the school by working in job roles. Students fill out a job application and get references in order to apply for the various jobs that are available. Students can work as a morning greeter welcoming students and parents, run the Dragon’s Lair--our school store, deliver mail in our post office, take deposits in our working school bank or give tours to new families as a tour guide just to name a few of the jobs that are available. Students love taking on these important leadership roles in our school community.
Dragonites Running Club
On your mark! Get set! GO! The Dragonites running club gives elementary students exposure to cross country running at an early age! Students are taught the techniques of long distance running and then practice those strategies on a regular basis. They will also compete in several meets throughout the Downriver Area. The goal is to develop runners in elementary school so they can feed into our Middle School and High School teams, as well as, develop a life-long healthy habit.
Family Action Communication Team
FACT gives parents the chance to be involved in their student’s education as part of an organization of parents working together to help the school. FACT hosts several family events like movie nights, ice cream socials, dances and holiday activities which give our students, parents and staff the opportunity to get to know each other outside of the classroom. FACT also raises funds for a variety of school needs that change from year to year. FACT always welcomes new faces at their monthly meetings.
Drug Awareness and Resistance Education-DARE
DARE is a program sponsored by the school and a local police department to help teach our 5th grade students the importance of staying drug and alcohol free. The goal is to give the students the information and strategies to better equip them to stay away from these substances when they are put in a difficult situation. A liaison officer comes into the school and teaches the 5th graders about the effects of drugs and alcohol, common ways that peer pressure is used, the health aspect of substance use and/or abuse and several ways to say NO! At the end of the class, students write an essay about what they have learned and participate in a graduation ceremony!
The Newcomer’s Club gives new students to Summit Academy North Elementary the chance to meet with other new students in their grade level. At the meetings, students are introduced to our RESPECT Motto, academic and behavior expectations, college importance, fun upcoming events and other important topics. The club is run by teacher advisors and will often have "guest speakers” of long time Summit students come in and talk about their experience at school. We hope this club will help our students who are new to the Summit Family get settled in and comfortable at our school.