Our Campus the Winter
We Got Our Name
April 19, 2010
Anderson asked the WCS Board of
Education if someone would
like to make a motion regarding
naming the high school. The
Naming Committee had submitted
three names to the Board for
Summit High School was selected
as the name for the new Spring
who was a member of the Naming
Committee moved to approve the
The motion was seconded by Ms.
Mills also a member of the
did address the significance of
the name to represent an
ultimate point," said Page High
School Principal Andrea Anthony,
who suggested the name.
"With this being a high school,
we wanted it to represent a
pinnacle of education."
We Became the Spartans
High School mascot was chosen
through a protracted process.
The Spring Hill and Thompson’s
Station communities were
afforded the opportunity over a
two-month period to nominate
their mascot of choice through
the Summit High School website.
After tallying the nominations,
the Rams, Spartans, and
Stallions, received the highest
nominations. There were 50
different mascots nominated!
After much publicizing of the
final three choices which
included providing renderings on
the website, there was a
two-week period for voting.
It was a one vote per household
for all families in the Summit
High School zone and feeder
pattern. With over 350
families voting, the Spartans
received over 50% of the vote!
While the State of Tennessee requires certain courses be
successfully mastered for students to receive a diploma,
the process of selecting course offerings is much more
in-depth. The Williamson County curriculum team
along with Drs. Anthony (principal of Page HS), Campbell
(principal of Independence HS), and Farmer (principal of
Summit HS) convened early in the Fall of 2010 to begin a
dialogue regarding what courses should be offered at
Summit in August 2011. Additionally, site visits
were made to schools around the county and state to
gauge implementation and effectiveness. The
administration and faculties at Page High and
Independence High also provided student enrollment data
for particular courses so that students’ interests were
taken into account. There also has been an
on-going community input link on the Summit HS website
that has been considered. There are, however,
obstacles such as the physical plant and funding that
directly affect course offerings. With these
factors in mind, the following is a list of POSSIBLE
course offerings for the first year at Summit High
School. Parents and students must remember that
there will be continual growth over at least the next
five years. With each passing school year a more
diverse course offerings list will emerge.
Birth of a Legendary Class of
Summit High School was unanimously
voted in as a member school at the August 16th TSSAA
Board of Controls meeting. The TSSAA membership
will begin with the 2011-2012 school year.
Summit High School will offer all TSSAA sanctioned
sports at the varsity level beginning with the 2011-2012
school year. The TSSAA anticipates Summit High
will be placed in Class AA, District 12 in football,
basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball.
Cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis will be placed
in District 11, Class A-AA. Track will be in Class
A-AA middle. Bowling will be in District 8.
Individual wrestling will be in Region 6, while dual
meet wrestling will be in Region 7.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Nearly 500 community members,
staff and students came out for
the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to
mark the official opening of
Summit High School on August 7,
Construction of Summit
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began in January of 2010 and was
completed in time for the August