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The Tahoma Congressional Hearing

posted Feb 2, 2016, 9:14 AM by Jonathan Stewart   [ updated Feb 2, 2016, 9:14 AM ]

A Congressional hearing on immigration in AP Government

Students continue to inspire us with their engagement in meaningful class projects.  Last week students in Chemistry created biodiesel.  In AP Government, students participated in a Congressional hearing on immigration.  Congressional committee members questioned experts and witnesses while members of the press recorded the proceedings for further analysis.  

This project provides a clear example of how the curriculum at Summit challenges students to apply what they're learning to meaningful, challenging projects.  These types of learning experiences help them prepare for the challenges and opportunities in college, and for their responsibility as citizens.

Over the next few months, we'll ask for your help in spreading the word about the opportunities at Summit.  We're beginning to recruit students for the 2016-17 school year, especially in 9th grade.  We employ a variety of communication methods, but we know from experience what works best: word of mouth.  Encourage families you know to learn more and apply.  Here are some additional ways you can help:
  • Our 9th grade lottery will be held on February 12th, and we have an Open House on February 11th, 6:30 PM. Please encourage interested parents and students to attend!
  • Help us connect with organizations you are a part of - churches, clubs, parent groups
  • Help us flyer in local neighborhoods and shopping centers
  • Help us welcome our new students and families by reaching out and attending our New Family Welcome event! (More information to come)