Summit Elementary

Summit

Phone: (307) 253-3000

School Website

Principal: Ted Theobald

Office Manager: Becki Dahill

Address: 2210 S. Waterford St, Casper, 82609

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“Summit’s mission is to prepare children to excel and lead in the 21st Century.”

Summit Elementary is an educational facility for children and a village center for community activities. It is designed to meet the technological needs of today’s students and provide a learning environment for the changing needs of the future. At Summit, everyone models high expectations in behavior and academics. Staff members keep abreast of students’ progress and frequently communicate with parents/guardians. Parents/guardians are a child’s first teacher, and their expertise, insights and active involvement are emphasized as Summit staff members work hand-in-hand with them to realize each student’s full potential.

 

Programs

At Summit, every adult is available to support student learning. Flexible grouping occurs in reading to ensure that children are learning at their individual skill levels. For example, a child who enters kindergarten may be engaged in activities that range from learning letter names to reading entire books — always based upon each child’s learning needs (not age). Summit’s reading program consisting of Reading Mastery, Lucy Calkins units of Reading and Writing, Amplify Core Knowledge, and Wit and Wisdom are differentiated and includes a balance of basic skills development and thinking strategies.

The district-adopted My Math and Eureka programs are taught in kindergarten through fifth. Reflex math is used at all grade levels to help students increase their math fluency. Students write daily using a variety of genres and participate in bi-monthly cross-age community groups to enhance their sense of belonging. Rigor, relevance and relationships are emphasized and the whole child is thoughtfully considered, valued and celebrated.

Summit has won national recognition as a Leader In Me Lighthouse school. Summit is also recognized by the Gallup Organization as a “High Hope” school.  Summit staff and families work in partnership to reinforce the principles children learn at school and live at home as they become leaders in their own lives.

 

Activities

Summit Elementary students have the opportunity to participate in before- and after-school activities, including Outdoor Club, Student Council, Art Club, Spanish Club, Cooking Club, Handwriting Club, and enrichment opportunities to encourage a wide range of student interests. Fourth- and fifth-graders may participate in volleyball, basketball and track through the Casper Recreation Center. Summit is unique in that several clubs are sponsored by parents. In addition, Summit operates Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students), a program encouraging dads or father figures to actively engage in a student’s educational experience.

 

Preschool

A preschool program operated by the Child Development Center of Natrona County is located on the elementary school site. Families interested in applying for this preschool should contact the Child Development Center at (307) 235-5097.

 

Hours

Supervision begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. each day. Classes at Summit run from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.