Accolades

Summerour Middle School is full of phenomenal folks. Not all of them earn accolades for their efforts, but sometimes some of them do. We'd like to highlight a small selection of our accomplishments here.

  • 2017-2018

    • 8th grader Thanh N. & 6th grader Trinity S. have their work displayed at the High Museum.
    • Summerour Black History Celebration featured on GCPS TV.
    • 28 students had work selected for GCPS' Tapestry (arts celebration) at the ISC.
    • County Science Fair: of 500 projects displayed, Summerour earned 5 awards: including 1st place in Engineering & Mechanics for Vaughn L. and James D.
    • National History Day Competition (Regional): Ephraim R. (7) won First Place in the Junior Division (research paper) and Joshua O. (7) earned a Certificate of Merit in the Junior Division (documentary).
    • TEAMS Competition @ UGA - 2 Summerour teams placed 1st & 3rd in the state and both move on to the national competition
    • 2 artists Trinity S (6) and Cammie N (8) exhibited at the High Museum of Art
  • 2016-2017

    • Alisson S (8th) and Anabel B (7th) have work featured in the NAEA (National Art Education Association) Virtual Gallery, featured on the NAEA website, and in the NAEA Studio & Gallery.
    • The ASO (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra) performed a free community concert at Summerour, playing along with members of our own middle school orchestra and band.
    • Joshua O. moves on to state by earning a Certificate of Merit from the Department of History and Philosophy at Kennesaw State U. and from the Georgia Humanities Council for his entry in the Junior Division of the Regional National History Day competition.
    • Boy's soccer placed 2nd in the local middle school soccer tournament at Pinckneyville park.
    • Students placed 7 times at the county Science Fair, sweeping the Physics category by taking all Physics awards won this year.
    • Two students (Sylvie B. & Mohammed K.) compete in the State Science Fair @ UGA.
    • Student Sylvie B. won the Naval Science Award at the Gwinnett Science Fair.
    • Third year in a row, Summerour student placed in the Atlantic Institute Art Contest: 8th grader, Allison S is a Top 10 artist this year.
    • 12/9-12/10: 9 of our students participated in MidFest at University of Georgia. Concert footage.
    • 10 students went to GMEA Honor Chorus on November 4 & 5. Two 6th, three 7th, and five 8th graders
    • Band, Pep Squad, Cheerleaders, and Art participated in Norcross' BooFest parade and festival in October
  • 2015-2016

    • 45 Summerour eighth grade students went to Washington D.C. on an unforgettable trip to see the sights and sounds of our nation's capitol
    • Oscar C-N was the sole middle school participant at the inaugural En Plein Aire Invitation at Olmstead Park, painting against high-school and higher participants.
    • A group of 10 SMS artists placed first in the Safe America Chalk 1 Up 4 Safety contest at the Woodruff Arts Center
    • 8th graders Brian A. & Deiby P. placed 4th and 3rd respectively in the State Science Fair at University of Georgia, Athens. Brian for Energy: Physical. Deiby for Physics.
    • March 12, 2016: Summerour fielded a 14-member team in the Futbol Classic @ Bryson Park. Winning one, then losing the next two in close matches. One during multiple PK Shootouts.
    • STEM Club girls, along with Mr. Davis and Mrs. Smith, attended a half-day workshop on a Saturday last spring sponsored by Society of Women Engineers.
    • Summerour charters Junior Thespian Troupe #89349 on February 8, 2016
    • Madeline H-M and Lizbeth G represent SMS at the Georgia Art Education Association's Capitol Art Exhibit, meeting with their legislators and getting pictures with them along side the students' art work.
    • Summerour student in Heart & Sole interviewed for Atlanta magazine article.
    • April M. won first place in the Georgia Commute to School Sneaker Design Contest. Esther K. was mentioned as one of two runners up.
    • GLA students and teachers volunteered at the Norcross Holiday Tour of Homes on December 5, 2015
    • Summerour Middle School named a GASSP Distinguished Breakout Middle School
    • Art teacher Linn Zamora selected as the Middle School Art Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA)
    • On October 4, Summerour Middle School celebrated it's new building with a community-wide dedication ceremony.
    • Summerour MS and Gardens4Community partner together to build, cultivate, and harvest a community garden.
    • STEM Club students created and performed in an original video about diversity and entered it into a contest.
    • Norcross' Boo-Fest
    • Efforts by GLA on behalf of the 11 Alive Can-A-Thon delivered over 1,000 cans from Summerour to needy families.
    • Erick C-B and Andres P-V each earned a place on he GMEA, District 13 Honor Band.
    • Symphonic Band earned straight Superior ratings at GMEA LGPE for the third consecutive year.
  • 2014-2015

    •Summerour Philharmonic Orchestra earned straight Superior ratings at March's LGPE Event

    •Jenyfer O. took First Place in the Middle School Artwork portion of The Atlantic Institute Essay & Art Contest

    •Summerour's newly-formed STEM Club participated in the "Hour of Code" challenge

    • 8th grader Brenda C. and 6th grader Mariana G. represent Summerour at the Capitol Art Exhibit in downtown Atlanta

    •Summerour Middle School counselors earn the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) designation

    •Summerour sent a finalist to The Atlantic Institute Essay & Art Contest again this year: Jenyfer O.

    •Summerour's Band, Cheerleaders, Orchestra, and JLC represented us in the Norcross Boo-Fest and parade

    •6th grade students raised funds to raise awareness of global warming by adopting 3 polar bears @ San Diego Zoo

  • 2013-2014

    •Summerour's Teacher of the Year, Carol Williams, was a top 6 Finalist for the GCPS Teacher of the year award.

    •Summerour's Relay for Life totals exceeded $3,500 dollars this year, contributing to GCPS' total of $1.6 million plus

    •The newly-formed Young Men's Running Club trained throughout the year and brought 9 young men to participate in two 5K races.

    •Rena L. was selected as Summerour's Middle School's CTE (Career and Technical Education) Student of the Year and honored at a banquet on March 6, 2014 at Gwinnett Technical College.

    •Orchestra received straight "excellent" ratings at the LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) March 22, 2014

    •JLC Drill Competition on March 22, 2014: Best Overall Cadet, Best Overall Commander, 3rd Place Knock Out Drill, 1st Place Three Squads, 2nd Place Drill Platoon, 3rd Place Color Guard.

    •Our girls basketball team watched the Georgia State men and women play on their last home game of the season. They met some of the players of the GSU Panthers basketball team, including Alisha Andrews and Kendra Long.

    •Science Olympiad took two 3rd place, but finished in the top 10 in six categories at their March competition against 26 other teams at Lambert High School in Suwanee.

    •One Summerour student was awarded a trip to Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday, March 15 at Clayton State University for taking 2nd place in the Atlantic Institute Art & Essay Contest. Another Summerour student placed 8th in the same competition. Congratulations to both! Their work will be showcased on the district website.

    •Symphonic Band receives straight Superior ratings at the LGPE (Large Group Performance Evaluation) in March

    •20 students' art work on display at the Gwinnett County Public Schools Instructional Resource Center as part of the county-wide Tapestry event.

    •1 student had art work on display at the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center.

    •2 students' art work in finalist stage to win a trip to Istanbul.

    •Summerour teacher Carol Williams made it to the finalist stage (top 6) of the Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year competition.

    •7 students had the opportunity to serve as pages at Georgia's State Capitol building.

    •2 students had their art work displayed at the Twin Towers building across from the State Capitol for a month.

    •Norcross City Council awarded 2 of our students first place, and one "Best in Show", at the 1st annual Southwest Gwinnett Student Juried Exhibition.

    •11 Alive News' coverage of the Atlanta Veteran's Day Parade showed Summerour's JLC at work.

    •JLC, Orchestra, and Art Club all took part in Norcross' October "Mask Parade".

    •Univisión news produced a featurette about Summerour's JLC program in October.

     

     

  • 2012-2013

    •The band earned a Rating of “Excellent” on stage (3 prepared selections) and a rating of “Superior” in Sight Reading.

    •Volunteers from UPS Corporate Headquarters conducted Toastmasters training with eighth grade students who competed in a speech contest.

    •Girls on the Run (GOTR) team joined over 2000 other GOTR participants in the Metro-Atlanta for a 5k.

    •6 students were accepted to the C5 Youth Foundation of Georgia:  Only 72 students in the state of GA were accepted.

    •One of our students made the top 12 on GCPS Spelling Bee.

    •The 7th grade orchestra earned straight Excellents at the Georgia Music Educators Association's Large Group Performance Evaluation.

    •Students will have wider sidewalks and bike trails as a result of a million dollar grant award to the Safe Routes to Schools program.

    •100 SMS JLC Cadets Participated in the 2012 Atlanta Veterans Day Parade.

    •A Color Guard presented the Colors at the Gwinnett County Public Schools Counselor Recognition Breakfast.

    •Eighth grade students participated in a field trip to the Georgia Capitol and the Jimmy Carter Center in Atlanta.

    •The 8th grade orchestra earned straight Excellents at the Georgia Music Educators Association's Large Group Performance Evaluation.

    •JLC students served 3,047 total community service hours for the 2012-2013 school year.

    •Gwinnett Village and the Opportunity Zone Partners funded over $17,500 for an afterschool academic program.

    •JLC contributed 1,150 letters to the troops through the Bert Show’s “Big Thank You.”

    •Four students earned Gold Presidential Service Awards (100 or more community service hours); six students earned Silver (75-99 hours); twenty-three students earned Bronze (50-74 hours).

    •JLC students earned 4,575 total merits for the 2012-2013 school year.

    •Norcross Cluster schools Partnership awarded SMS a $2000 grant to promote Literacy.

    •JLC was featured on 11 Alive News.

    •20 7/8 grade students attended District Honor Chorus

    •Dorothy Jarrett, Principal was named National Counseling Advocate in 2012 and was a Keynote Speaker in Kentucky for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

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