NEWS & EVENTS
NNS Online Summer School
June 4th - July 11th
Field Day and Color Run
North New Summit School students, Kayla Haymore and Kyla Ollie, participated in the Greenwood- Leflore County Chamber of Commerce YELL Youth Leadership program this year. Ollie received the Leaderahip Impact Award for 2018!
The MS State Extension Service hosted a Virtual Reality program for our school this week to help students learn how to handle real life situations to help prepare them for adulthood and their futures.
2018 Spirit Week and Prom
Is that paparazzi??! Stay tuned to find out why we had a film crew on campus last week! Plenty of stars to choose from at NNS!
NNSS recently participated in two archery tournaments hosted by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Our students finished 1st place in the North State Qualifier tournament and 3rd place overall in the State Tournament.
The 2017-2018 team members are: (Back Row - left to right) Kyla Ollie, Aaron Wixon, Wiliam Lan, Lizzie Wixon, Kayla Haymore, Anna Claire Thornton, Meredith Mims, and Coach Nathan Wright. (Front Row - left to right) Tyler McCall, Tony Le, Jarvis Spells, Kevin Hoang,
Gage Walker, Isaac Oludare.
Early Enrollment and Early Enrollment Discounts!
February 1st - March 31st
Contact us for details now!
Call us to reserve your spot!
Parents/ Guardians –It’s that time again. In order to assist you with planning for the 2018– 2019 school term, New Learning Resources School District (North New Summit School) has set early enrollment to include early enrollment discounts from February 1 to March 31. This process will allow more time for parents to benefit from discounts that are offered.
The regular registration fee for 2018- 2019 will be $300. However, if you pre-register in the months of February and March your early registration fee will be $150.
Also, we will have a two week time period, from February 1 to February 15, where our early enrollment will only be open to our current students. No other students may enroll at North New Summit during this time. As many of you know most of our classes are full at this time and as a courtesy to you we will give you the opportunity to register your child first in order to ensure his/her reenrollment for the 2018-2019 school year. If you do not register your child by Feb. 15, we cannot guarantee your child a spot with us next year. So, please make sure you move quickly on your enrollment (Feb. 1 – Feb. 15). We look forward to having you next year!
Attached is the early enrollment application form that must be filled out and returned on or before March 31, in order to take advantage of the $150 discount and to reserve your child’s space. However, remember you only have until Feb. 15 before registration is open to the public. Please mark the payment method you would like to use in order to receive your discount.
We try hard to keep our services affordable to our families, however, in order to meet our school’s financial needs, there will be a slight increase in tuition for the 2018-2019 school year. Please notice the payment changes made to our enrollment application. The total tuition for the 2018-2019 school year will be $5100 plus enrollment fee. This will make your monthly payment go up slightly.
If you have questions, please call the front office at (662) 451-5398.
We are so proud of our students for supporting our Eagle Ambassadors club in donating dog and cat food to our local animal shelter.
Happy Easter from NNSS!
Testing out our new iPads for virtual sketchbooks! This is just a piece of the exciting technology we offer to students and teachers at NNS!
NNS Master Chef Jr. 2018 started this week. So much fun in the kitchen with all these great chefs! Also a few of our littles were making some fun dirt cups with some bunnies and eggs for decorating. Thank you Mrs. Purifoy for all that you do. What a great treat!
Last pep rally for 2018! We had a blast this year with our spirited cheerleaders!! Go Eagles!
We are so proud to have our school and our founder, Dr. Nancy New, featured in the 2018 Greenwood Profile edition! Come see what we're all about!
We had a festive Valentine’s Day raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!
Today we take a moment out of our busy lives to recognize an amazing individual, Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr., January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968). King was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi.
December Faculty Member of the Month
North New Summit School would like to recognize Mrs. Marly Phillips as our Employee of the Month for December!
Mrs. Phillips has worked at North New Summit School for 11 years. She currently teaches our 4th grade class. She is a very devoted, supportive, and caring teacher that loves each of her students as if they were her own child. She is always willing to do whatever is asked of her, and she goes to great lengths to make certain that her students learn in a nurturing and caring environment.
Congratulations, Mrs. Phillips, and thanks for all you do for the North New Summit Family!
Anti Bullying Presentation
Families First for MS offered an anti-bullying program to North New Summit School elementary students. Program Educators discussed ways to recognize bullying behaviors, how to prevent them, and presented a skit acting out a situation in which bullying took place. The student volunteers were great!
Thanksgiving Feast Success!
The elementary gave an outstanding performance and Mr. Davis inspired us all with his devotions. We have much to be thankful for, especially our NNSS family!
at NORTH NEW SUMMIT SCHOOL
Please drop off all non-perishable, unexpired, and canned food donations to 1203 Sgt. John Pittman Drive in Greenwood by 3:30pm on Monday, November 20th.
suggested food items:
canned chunky soups
macaroni and cheese
SPONSORED BY FAMILIES FIRST FOR MISSISSIPPI & THE MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTER
Health Fair Fun!
We were pleased to host a Community Health Fair sponsored by Families First for Mississippi this November! Mayor McAdams gave an important health presentation with Greenwood Healthy Heroes, including members of the police and fire departments and other first responders, and the hospital offered health screenings, while members of the health community across the Delta provided wonderful information to students, faculty, and community members. Students from MVSU closed with a special step performance!
Community Health Fair
Hosted by North New Summit School
1203 Sgt. John Pittman Drive, Greenwood, MS
Wednesday, November 8th
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Families First for Mississippi
Greenwood Leflore Library
Mississippi Extension Services
Life Help Mental Health Center
Greenwood Fire Department
Humphries County Health Network
Planters Bank & Trust
Washington County Mississippi Department of Oral Health
Leflore County Tobacco Free Program
Greenwood Leflore Hospital
(Providing diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol screenings)
Greenwood Recycling Center
Greenwood Police Department
Keith Thompson State Farm
Woodforrest National Bank
Delta State University
MS Delta Community College
Special presentation by Mayor Carolyn McAdams about Healthy Heroes with the Greenwood Police and Fire Departments
Special presentation by MVSU Greek Life
*Setup for vendors, 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Sponsored by the Mississippi Community Education Center and Families First for Mississippi
Community Health Fair at North New Summit School
Families First for Mississippi is sponsoring a community health fair at North New Summit School on Wednesday, November 8, from 9-11 AM. As part of an awareness campaign this month, Families First recognizes the many relationships on which the organization relies in order to go the extra mile. Members within the health and educational communities, among others, assist Families First by serving as an extension of the program to help promote their services.
“We are very thankful for our community partners. Without these groups, achieving our goal would be much more challenging,” says May McCarty, Media Coordinator for the Mississippi Community Education Center and local Families First Resource Center. “By joining forces, together we can make a huge difference locally and on a state level. Knowledge is power. We want to educate families in Mississippi about every resource available to them, especially when it involves their health.”
Information from various health and educational groups within the Greenwood community and around the Delta will be present at the health fair, including diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings offered by Greenwood Leflore Hospital. Mayor Carolyn McAdams with Greenwood Police and Fire Departments will give a presentation about Healthy Heroes, and Sparky the Fire Dog will be around for pictures. Members from the MVSU Greek community will close the event with a special performance.
The Families First mission is to positively impact the entire family by connecting the dots among all of the Mississippi family services. Establishing valued partnerships with these community organizations is key to delivering their message and successfully impacting the quality of the state.
Families First for Mississippi is a service provided by Family Resource Center of North Mississippi and the Mississippi Community Education Center, a non-profit 501 ( c ) 3 organization designed to provide schools, communities, and families with educational services and training programs on a state-wide basis. For more information about the health fair or to find out ways you can partner, contact www.FamiliesFirstforMS.org. Together we can strengthen families in Mississippi.
November Faculty Member of the Month
North New Summit School would like to recognize Mrs. Susan Griffith as our Employee of the Month for November!
Mrs. Griffith is the school counselor. She works diligently with student records, making sure every student stays on track academically, and she helps advise students about career paths once they leave North New Summit School. She also tries to get to know every student and help them personally when they encounter difficult situations, both inside and outside of school. Mrs. Griffith is a caring and devoted counselor. She provides many great contributions to the North New Summit Family. It is a privilege to nominate her as our November Employee of the Month.
Congrats, Mrs. Griffith!
Coloring Contest Winners
Congratulations to our coloring contest winners sponsored by Legacy Hospice - Avery Gant, Gabe Sanford and Lydia Jacobs!
Fall Fest Success!
Our 2017 Fall Festival was a huge success! A special thanks to all of our parents and students who made this possible! We appreciate you all and are very proud of our Fall Festival King and Queen - Jamison White and Anna Parish and very proud of our Jr High/ High school top seller, Ansleigh Lormand. Congratulations to all!
North New Summit School Hosts Annual Fundraiser
Fall is in the air at North New Summit School and with it, the excitement of the school’s annual Fall Festival fundraiser. On October 20th, the school invites the entire community to join them for a festive evening packed with games, food, and entertainment. The event, sponsored by the Mississippi Community Education Center, begins at 5:00 PM. Later in the evening, at 7:00 PM, a game of Bingo will start for the chance to win a number of door prizes donated from various merchants in the community.
Raffle tickets for the festival are only $5.00 and will be sold until the day of the event. With the purchase of a raffle ticket, one has the possibility of winning one of five “Big Ticket” items, including a $500 gift certificate from Cannon Motors, an 18 watt LED light with charger and stand from Milwaukee Tools, a custom bracelet by Lanelle B Designs from Lynbar Jewelers, one-month free tuition from North New Summit School, and a 36” outdoor premium gas grill with cart from Viking Range. You do not have to be present to win.
“This is a time of year that we always look forward to,” says North New Summit School Director, Susan Floyd. “In the past, we have raised money to help go towards our elementary playground, computers, and many other curriculum resources, as well as school technology that helps us reach each student’s individual educational needs." She adds, “It is also a fun time for our students and families to come together as a school community and celebrate our accomplishments while raising funds that will help to promote future educational endeavors. We would love to invite everyone to come out in support of North New Summit School on Friday, October 20th!”
For more information about the fundraiser, how to make a donation or purchase a raffle ticket, please visit www.northnewsummit.com or call 662.451.5398. For information about the Mississippi Community Education Center, visit www.mscec.org.
October is Bullying and Substance Abuse Prevention Month
Did you know one out of every five students report being bullied? Or that children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations?
At Families First for Mississippi, the immediate goal is directly impacting these and other statistics to strengthen and improve the quality of each community for a better Mississippi. Through various educational outreach programs, including parenting, literacy, youth development, workforce and life skills, Families First is able to accomplish this objective. Through partnerships with the Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC), Family Resource Centers (FRC), and Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teen Council, Families First is able to maximize the resources they can provide to parents, educators, and community members. Together, they promote healthy families and communities by providing quality educational support services in a family based and child friendly environment.
“The Governor's Teen Council for Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi is working hard in schools to engage their peers in conversations and actions against bullying and addiction. These teens are campaigning for healthy choices that will help the youth of our state make positive life choices and eliminate risky behaviors,” explains Liz Ketchum, State Director of Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi.
In recognition of these monthly awareness topics, Families First encourages local schools and the community to get involved. At North New Summit School, students and faculty will wear orange on October 25 to promote Unity Day and it’s national message, “Together against bullying- united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion”. Additionally, the school will pin red ribbons provided by Families First to their clothing during Red Ribbon Week, October 23- 31, as part of the National Red Ribbon Campaign for Substance Abuse Prevention. For both events, Families First Program Educators will provide presentations for the students addressing the issues of bullying and drug and alcohol abuse.
“We daily support bullying prevention by encouraging acceptance among our students and staff. We also promote substance abuse prevention by partnering with Life Help and other community leaders to provide educational resources to our students about making smart choices. We are excited about partnering with Families First on both topics,” says Susan Floyd, Director for North New Summit School.
Families First for Mississippi is a service provided by Family Resource Center of North Mississippi and the Mississippi Community Education Center, a non-profit 501 ( c ) 3 organization designed to provide schools, communities, and families with educational services and training programs on a state-wide basis. For more information and to find out ways you can volunteer, contact www.FamiliesFirstforMississippi.org. Together we can strengthen families in Mississippi.
October Faculty Member of the Month
North New Summit School would like to recognize Margie Muse as our October Faculty Member of the month!
Ms. Muse has been at North New Summit since 2010. In that time, she has fulfilled many different roles. Most recently she has been an integral part of forming our career tract classes. She has worked tirelessly on developing curriculum and methods of assessment for our career students. At times, she has had to complete more than 20 different lesson plans per day so that we are able to differentiate and individualize instruction to meet the needs of our career students. In addition to this, Ms. Muse has served as one of our senior sponsors for several years and has worked to give our seniors a memorable last year of high school. Ms. Muse is definitely deserving of this honor.
Congrats, Ms. Muse!
North New Summit Celebrates Literacy Awareness Month
Mrs. Williams' art class helped decorate a Little Library for Literacy Awareness Month this October. Donated by Families First for Mississippi, the Little Library will be a creative way to engage students in reading more often, encouraging each person who takes a book to leave a book in return for the next visitor. Families First helps promote early childhood learners and youth literacy as well as remedial, evidence-based programs for adult learners. For more information, visit www.FamiliesFirstForMs.org!
October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month
Did you know one in five, or 15-20% of the population is dyslexic? “Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. Dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate and / or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities. These difficulties typically result from a deficit in the phonological component of language that is often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities and the provision of effective classroom instruction. Secondary consequences may include problems in reading comprehension and reduced reading experience that can impede growth of vocabulary and background knowledge.” Adopted by the IDA Board of Directors, November 12, 2002.
Mississippi Dyslexia Centers (MDC) are sharing spaces with the Mississippi Community Education Centers (MCEC) and Family Resource Centers (FRC) across the State. MDC, MCEC, and FRC are able to maximize the resources they can provide to parents, educators, and community members. Mississippi Community Education Center and Family Resource Center promote healthy families and communities by providing quality educational support services in a family based and child friendly environment. Through the Families First for Mississippi program, MCEC and FRC strengthen communities through educational outreach efforts including parenting classes, life skills workshops, and a variety of youth development topics.
Mississippi Dyslexia Centers offers therapy to individuals of all ages. In partnership with New Summit School in Jackson, and North New Summit School in Greenwood, MDC offers therapy during the school day, after school, and also through virtual technology. Liz Wallace of Rawl Springs, MS states, "Mississippi Dyslexia Centers has changed our lives! Five months ago our son struggled with even ten sight words. Now, he is reading to us! We love all the staff at MDC. They are caring and attentive and truly strive to see your child succeed. Thank you MDC, for all that you do for our children." MDC is dedicated to providing high-quality services that meets the needs of all learners.
Join us on February 2nd, 2018 for the 4th Annual Dyslexia Symposium at New Summit School in Jackson, MS. An all-day event featuring guest speakers, vendors, and informational breakout sessions. For more information, contact Kate Sistrunk at 601-326-6404.
North New Summit STORE is now open!
Store hours are M, T, and Th 1:00 - 3:00pm. Our first Spirit Day is Wednesday, September 13th. Students can wear their spirit shirts instead of their uniform shirt!! Uniform bottoms are required on Spirit Days.
ALL spirit shirt options: $20
Outerwear options: $35 - $50
Back to School with North New Summit
The faculty and staff at North New Summit are excited about the upcoming school year, to say the least.
“We are always happy to see our returning students, but we are excited to meet the new students and their families as well,” says Director, Susan Floyd. “We are looking forward to a great year, with the addition of several new resources and extra curricular activities for the kids.”
Assistant Principle, Keith Davis, echoed the sentiment.
“One of the things we are most excited about is the new technology we have implemented. Each student will now have their own iPad. From a learning perspective, we can’t wait to see the possibilities that will allow for each student and teacher.”
North New Summit reopened its doors for the school year on August 8 and already has a full calendar for the year. The school will host its Open House on September 7, where parents are invited and have the opportunity to meet with their children’s teachers. A senior breakfast and class officer elections will be held on September 27, followed by a trip to the Mississippi State Fair in Jackson and the annual Fall Festival in October. A health fair and various holiday events have been scheduled as well, including a Halloween costume contest, Thanksgiving feast, and elementary Christmas program. Something new to the events calendar is a Black History Month Program. Students asked to put something together last year, and because of its overwhelming success, it is now a permanent addition to the calendar. Spring events will include Prom, Field Day, Awards Day, and a National Day of Prayer, ending with graduation on May 17.
August 1- 6
New Student/ 6th & 7th Grade Orientation, 10:00- 11:30 am
Student Orientation/ Half Day
First Full Day of School
Labor Day Holiday/ No School
1st Nine Weeks Exams