SHS Calendar at a Glance

Upcoming PTO General Meeting Dates

Please join us in the auditorium.

Friday, May 19 at 9:00 am

If you cannot attend, please call in: 877-327-6710 Participant code: #87531623

Missed The Last PTO Meeting?

Did you miss the last PTO meeting?  Not to worry, review the meeting minutes here.

Science and Research Forum

Join us for an evening devoted to science and engineering. SHS students will be presenting their 2016/17 research projects. There will be a guest speaker. Summit High School Cafeteria, Friday June 2, 6 – 8 PM.  Open to the general Summit Community.

Please see flyer for information: Science and Research Forum

Graduation Is Less Than A Month Away!

Graduation is less than a month away! Attend the Senior Parent Meeting, Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

How Do The PTO Presidents Succeed Without Really Trying?

PTO presidents succeed without really trying when they surround themselves with dedicated, smart and creative teams.

As the 2016-2017 year draws to a close, we give heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped up to support PTO work in ways large and small. In particular, we applaud:

  • Our Principals: Stacy Grimaldi, Lorena Dolan, Nick Steffner
  • The Executive Team: Anjali McCormick, Susan Sidebottom, Stacey Supran, Leah Griffith and Maureen Alvidrez
  • The Communications Team: Diane Carlson, Ines Cohron and Michelle Morrissey
  • Our Committee Chairs: Nellie Stewart, Jackie Weir, Kristen Pierrotti, Alaine Roberts, Sarah Lavin, Danielle Maloney, Suzy Rosenzweig and Nicolette Noss
  • Our Class Parents: Irene Espositio, Sarah Engle, Patty Greer, Shelley Olsen, Suzy Rosenzweig, Caroline Maldonado, Anna Shapiro, Julie Schroeder, Christie McGinn, Torie Bligh, Holly Moller, Danielle Maloney Carolyn McGhee, Lori White, Megan Gaeta.

Success is always a collective effort and we appreciate yours!


The Science Research program is getting ready for its Third Annual Science Research Forum on June 2 (make this link to PDF).   Not only will there be a guest speaker from Merck, but Summit High School students will also get to showcase their projects.

In Science Research students can complete projects in diverse science disciplines including neuro science, physical science, life science and engineering – limited only by the imagination (and HS lab parameters – no explosions, yet, that we know of).   Students have the opportunity to compete in external science fairs.   For example, about ten to twelve students annually present their projects at the North Jersey Regional Science Fair at Rutgers University.  Students have worked with and been mentored by local scientists from Celgene, Rutgers and Merck.  Nice going – leveraging the local brain trust!

The culmination of all that hard work starts when 9th & 10th graders elect to take the first Science Research class to hone their skills in the lab under supervision of Christine Stelmach and Dr. Ben Greene. As students move through the program they begin to work on recognition-worthy projects aligned with their skills and interest.

Challenges?  Ms. Stelmach points to getting the word out in 8th grade about the program.  The earlier students start on Science Research 1, the more likely they can dive deep into a project in Science Research 2.

Ms.  Stelmach attributes the success of the science research program to Dr. Ben Greene who has led the program at SHS for the past seven years.  She hopes to continue to provide the opportunity for students to design and conduct independent research projects following Dr. Greene’s retirement this year.  Ms. Stelmach holds a BS from Drexel University and a MS in Education from NJCU and worked as a research chemist for 16 years at Merck & Co.  She has been teaching at SHS for 10 years.

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