Because of the pandemic, our Campus Day celebration of the arts was cancelled this year. To honor the annual tradition, the faculty presented their students’ work in a virtual display.
The Summit is blessed to have many professional parents who share their expertise with our students. In February, Dr. Marie DePerio, an epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave what turned out to be a timely lesson on infectious disease to our sixth graders.
While the videos cannot replace the academic advancement children receive in classrooms with well-educated teachers attuned to early childhood cognitive development, faculty in our Montessori School recorded hundreds of video lessons to help parents continue their children’s learning remotely.
Middle and Upper School Latin teacher Larry Dean has been recording 10- to 15-minute videos of himself teaching in his empty classroom. Larry is the first to admit that he can get downright goofy in his antics, but he really livens things up.
Eight graders at The Summit Country Day School have been participating in a service-learning project called Donating Hope which challenged them to write meaningful and heart-felt letters related to the current health crisis.
The Summit Annual Fund for Excellence provides the extras that tuition doesn’t cover. One family’s gift to the Annual Fund paid for social media influencer, leadership consultant and author, George Couros to present at our faculty in-service learning seminar.