Parent Newsletters

Dear Falcon Parents,

 

After much consideration and strategizing we have chosen our conference team. We considered several factors and chose a competitive team to represent Summit Middle School. Congratulations to all those who made the conference team, and congratulations to everyone else for a successful season.  We are proud of you all!  We have seen so much improvement! Our conference swimmers are:

 

Girls: Chloe Bailey, Sonny Katzel, Jillian Lynam, Hayden Shurtz, Maggie Steward, Carlea Thomas, Kate Atkinson, Erin Blanton, Savanah Bloomfield, Macy Gray, Lilly Heine, Ripley Merritt, Sydney Reese, Addy Smith, AJ Little, Isabel Medina, Madison Wisel, Tabi Wolf

 

Boys: Thomas Hill, Jack Kuchmany, Harrison Lasley, Austin McGrogan, Finn Parsley, Adam Pengelly, Carter Valencic, Alex Warner, Evan Caudill, Ben Morton, Harrison Smith, Drew Weiland, Hunter Wise, Ryan Branscome, Owen Hill, Nolan Hockemeyer, Sam Steward, Matthew Warner

 

Divers: Hannah Brown, Ellie Murotani, Kamryn Wolfkale, Noah Clapper

 

The lineup is attached, and the only changes allowed will be to substitute an alternate if an alternate was specified. If an “A” is next to the time, the swimmer is an alternate for that event.  Alternates will still warm up with the team.

 

Remember that our conference swimmers and divers are obligated to finish swimming and diving before they move on to track or soccer.  Please make arrangements with track and soccer coaches if swim/dive practices or meet times conflict with tryouts or practice. For those that did not make the conference team, we encourage them to try out for track or soccer.

 

Swim practice will be 2:30-3:30 on Monday and Wednesday.  Dive practice is at the regular time. We understand that there is a band concert on Monday, March 11 and a choir concert on Wednesday, March 13.  If practice times conflict with band or choir obligations, please fulfill your obligations to band and choir first.

 

Conference will be held at the NACS natatorium on the Carroll high school campus, 3903 Carroll Rd., will begin with diving at 6:15, and will probably end between 8:30 and 9:00 pm. Admission is $3.00/person and heat sheets are $2.00. We need 4 volunteers to time at the girls conference meet, and 4 volunteers to time at the boys conference meet.  Please sign up and get in for free!

Girls https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-20195

Boys https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-2019

 

Unfortunately we will not be able to take anyone on the bus with us who is not on the conference roster.

 

Carroll does not allow us to have food on deck (drinks, yes), so conference swimmers and divers should go home after school, get something to eat, and come back by 4:30.  We will have snacks and drinks on the bus. Bus will leave at 4:45.

 

Note from Coach Amy, she is very excited for the conference divers!

 

Mark your calendars for the end of season banquet on Thursday, March 21 in the Summit Cafetorium from 6:00-7:30.  It is a great time!

 

Tara Warner puts together a great slide show of the kids that we show at the banquet. If anyone has pictures from the season, please forward them to Tara at tnwarner94@gmail.com .

 

All middle school and high school athletes must have a physical on file in the school office in order to participate in sports next year.  Please see the attached flyer about the free physicals from FWO.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, March 11, girls and boys conference team practice 2:30-3:30!!!! Dive practice regular time

Tuesday, Mar 12, girls conference, be at school 4:30, bus leaves at 4:45. NO BOYS PRACTICE, NO DIVE PRACTICE

Wednesday, March 13, boys conference team practice 2:30-3:30!!!!!!! Dive practice regular time

Thursday, March 14, boys conference, be at school 4:30, bus leaves at 4:45.

 

Thursday, March 21, Swim and Dive team banquet, 6:00-7:30 in Summit Cafetorium

 

Saturday, April 27, Free physicals at FWO.

 

LET’S GO FALCONS!

 

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy

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Dear Falcon Parents,

Our first away meet is under our belt, and the kids did great! Unfortunately, we were not able to find a good date to make up the Crestview meet.

We are still missing a few transportation fees.  Please turn that in asap.  Make $10 check out to Summit Middle School.

We are available M-Th at 7:00 to help those who need help with diving and flipturns. 

Locker signs look really good!

No school Monday, optional swim and dive practices at regular time.

Thursday we have pictures at 2:30, then we will just be hanging out until the meet starts.  The kids will have time from 3:30-4:30 to do their homework, then we will start getting ready for the meet. You might want to pack an extra sandwich and snack because it will be a long day for them. The kids can change in the locker rooms after the meet.  

We still need a few volunteers.  Please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-20194

If club swimmers have a request for divisional or state cuts.  Please let us know asap.

Spirit wear will be in Tuesday.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Feb 18, NO SCHOOL. Optional swim and dive practices, regular time

Thursday, Feb 21, Pictures 2:30 in Natatorium, home meet vs. Maple Creek.  Prepare for warmups at 4:30. Meet starts at 5:30

 

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy


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Dear Falcon Parent,

We have covered 2 weeks worth of material in 4 days this week!  The kids’ response has been fabulous.

Thank you to everyone who helped out at the Jamboree on Wednesday.  It is no small feat to pull off a swim meet and we just want you to know that we are so thankful to everyone who lent a hand. Congratulations to those that swam their first meet on Wed, and a special thanks goes out to our 8th graders who proved they are great team leaders.  We are proud of all the kids, and parents should be too.

Please turn in your $10 transportation fee as soon as possible.  Checks made out to Summit Middle School.  If you would like to donate to our snack fund, please send $10 cash or make a check payable to Deb Berghoff. This covers all of our expenses for the season as well as our incredible end of season banquet.

We will be sending our swim suit “fit kit” back to the supplier Monday.  Please let Deb know if you need to try on a suit.

We were not able to reschedule pictures, so they will be Monday, Feb 11, at 2:30 in the natatorium.  Please make sure the kids bring their suits/goggles/cap/towels with them to school on Monday.

Grades will be checked at 4:00 on Monday!!! Please make sure kids have handed in all assignments.  We will get the list of ineligible swimmers/divers on Tuesday. Any swimmer or diver that is ineligible on Tuesday will have to sit out the Norwell meet on Wed, but as soon as they are passing all classes will be put back on the meet roster.  The kids are still able to attend practices, they are just not able to attend or compete at meets.

Our first away meet with Crestview at the Huntington Y is Monday, and we will be leaving right after pictures. We will have a small snack for the kids, but you may need to pack them some extra food.  The meet will start about 5:15 at the Huntington Y and we should be home somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00.  We will have the kids call you from the bus when we are about 5 minutes from Summit.  Again, this is a 6 lane pool with no deep end (no divers) and we do not have the space to take all the kids. The roster is at the end of this email. If the kids are not attending the Crestview meet, they need to be picked up about 3:30 at Summit or walk to the Y to be picked up later.

If the kids will not be riding the bus home, we need a hand written note from a parent (this tells us you are physically there to pick them up). Kids can only go home with their immediate family.

We have our second away meet on Wed at Norwell. The pool is between the middle school & high school – enter through door #36 (pool & gym entrance) on the south side of the building.

Kids need to go home after school and return about 4:00.  Bus leaves at 4:15. Roster is at end of this letter.  The Norwell Natatorium is a little cold, so please pack extra clothes/towel or a parka for this meet.

No practice on Thursday because Woodside has a home meet.

Because of the elearning week last week, we have extended the spirit wear deadline to Monday, Feb 11, 9:30 am.  Please use our online store http://summit.sacs.k12.in.us/athletics/sports/swim_and_dive/spirit_wear_and_suits_online_stores

Thank you for letting us know asap if your swimmer or diver is not able to attend a meet or practice.

Divers, Coach Amy was so pleased with the first meet, she needs everyone to stay focused for the meet at Norwell on Wednesday!

Please check out our website and sign up to volunteer. http://summit.sacs.k12.in.us/athletics/sports/swim_and_dive/volunteers

Please check our website for everything else! http://summit.sacs.k12.in.us/athletics/sports/swim_and_dive/swim_and_dive_home_page___news_and_notes_

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Feb 11, 2:30 pictures, bus leave for Huntington Y at 4:15, no dive practice, meet starts ~5:15, return around 7:30

Tuesday, Feb 12, First day of academic probation

Wednesday, Feb 13, @Norwell, bus leaves 4:15, meet starts at 5:30, returns 7:30-8:00

Thursday, Feb 14, NO SUMMIT SWIM OR DIVE PRACTICE, Woodside home meet

Friday, Feb 15, regular swim practice 2:25

 

That is all for now.

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy

Crestview roster

Bailey Chloe

Hill Thomas

Katzel Sonny

Kuchmay Jack

Lynam Jillian

Lasley Harrison

Shurtz Hayden

McGrogan Austin

Steward Maggie

Parsley Finn

Thomas Carlea

Pengelly Adam

Atkinson Kate

Valencic Carter

Blanton Erin

Warner Alex

Bloomfield Savanah

Caudill Evan

Contedeluci Sophia

Ceballos Romeo

Gray Macy

Morton Ben

Heine Lilly

Salah Evan

Merritt Ripley

Smith Connor

Reese Sydney

Smith Harrison

Roth Lillian

Weiland Drew

Smith Addi

Wise Hunter

Little Annabelle

Branscome Ryan

Rayl Aliya

Hill Owen

Wisel Madison

Sam Steward

Moore Tyler

Warner Matthew

 

 

Norwell roster (contingent upon academic eligibility)

Bailey Chloe

Hill Thomas

Katzel Sonny

Kuchmay Jack

Lynam Jillian

Lasley Harrison

Shurtz Hayden

McGrogan Austin

Steward Maggie

Parsley Finn

Thomas Carlea

Pengelly Adam

Atkinson Kate

Valencic Carter

Blanton Erin

Warner Alex

Bloomfield Savanah

Caudill Evan

Contedeluci Sophia

Ceballos Romeo

Gray Macy

Morton Ben

Heine Lilly

Smith Connor

Merritt Ripley

Smith Harrison

Reese Sydney

Weiland Drew

Roth Lillian

Wise Hunter

Smith Addi

Branscome Ryan

Lasley Lily

Fritsch Tyler

Little Annabelle

Fritsch Cooper

Medina Isabel

Hill Owen

Rayl Aliya

Hockemeyer Nolan

Wolf Adeline

Mays Graysen

Wolf Ella

Sam Steward

Wolf Tabitha

Moore Tyler

Wolfcale Kamryn

Warner Matthew

Wilke Evan

Brown Hannah

Clapper Noah

Chapman Alyana

Clapper Liam

Murotani Ellie


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Dear Falcon Parents,
I have attached 2 files.  The "jamboree entries" lists each swimmer's and diver's name and the events they are in.  Don't pay attention to heat and lane in this report because "jamboree meet program" has a more accurate heat and lane. It could still change slightly by meet time on Wednesday.  If you don't know how to read the report, the kids will learn on Wednesday.
If you are not on the program and should be, please let me know asap.  If you are on the program and should no be, please let me know asap.
Don't worry about what heat, lane or relay your swimmer is on.  This is a learning meet and we purposely spread out our 8th graders and experienced swimmers across heats and relays to help teach the new kids.  We will also have high school students on deck that will be helping the new kids at the meet.
Kids need to be in the stands ready to go on Wed at 4:30 pm and they should bring a sharpie pen.  We will be passing out swim caps and have a lot to talk about!
Please turn in your transportation money soon!
I will have the "fit kit" until Friday, please let me know if you need to try on a suit for size.  Order here  http://summit.sacs.k12.in.us/athletics/sports/swim_and_dive/spirit_wear_and_suits_online_stores 
Also, order your spirit wear from our spirit wear store.
No dive practice Thursday, 2/7 and Monday, 2/11.
Optional swim practice Friday, Feb 8, 2:30-3:30.
I'll see if we can postpone pictures until more suits come in, but right now they are scheduled for Monday, Feb 11, 2:30
We will have the Crestview and Norwell rosters after we get thru this meet!
This is when the time starts to fly by!
Peace be with you,
Deb