Ecce: The winning Summit Delegation at the 2017 Convention! Euge!
  • Application for Latin Club officer position next year (for grades 8-11): deadline has been extended to Fri May 19 – the application itself and the description of the offices is both below and on the Portal, on the Bulletin Board, in Downloads
  • The Latin Awards Ceremony is Tues May 30, 6:30-7:30, in Kyte Theater.
    • For 6th – 12th graders.
    • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish around 7:30.
    • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
    • the list of award winners can be found both here and on the Portal, on Bulletin Board, in Downloads
    • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony – ONLY THE NAMES OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE ONLINE SIGN UP WILL BE ANNOUNCED!!!!!
    • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments
2017 Summit Country Day Latin Club Constitution  This has a description of the various offices of the Summit Latin Club.

2016-2017 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students – to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

2015-2016 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students – to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

Summit Latin Awards Booklets: 20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

Info about the Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University:   Larry Dean (513-502-0108, dean_l@summitcds.org) is organizing a Cincinnati bus to/from Troy University (AL) for the 2017 NJCL Convention.  2 THINGS ARE REQUIRED:   SIGN UP GENIUS (http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4eaeae292-cincinnati) AND THE CHECK FOR $154.50.

  • NO SPOT IS RESERVED UNTIL I RECEIVE THE CHECK TO OJCL – teachers/adults ride for free
  • 56 seats are on the charter bus
  • The bus will leave Summit on Sun July 23 at 6 am.
  • After about 9 hours, we will visit Jasmine Hill in Montgomery AL (http://jasminehill.org/).  The cost is $6.  There will be a 1 hour guided tour and then about 1 hour to wander around.  We will then make the 1 hour trip to Troy University
  • The bus will leave Troy University on Sat July 29 at 9 am.
  • Cost:  send a check for $154.50 made out to ‘Ohio Junior Classical League’ to ‘3098 Losantiville Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45213.’
  • You will need to sign up for the Pre-Convention Housing ($50) for Sun July 29 at Troy University.  This includes a Sun evening dinner.

Latin in the Summer?  Eugepae!!! (YAY!!!)

  • Larry Dean is again running a summer Latin program at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 12 – Fri June 30, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners entering the 7th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated.
  • Students can sign up/show up anytime.
  • It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and sometimes even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.
  • Here is the link to the program description from the Summit Summer catalogue, pp.7-8 (https://issuu.com/summitcds/docs/summit_summer_program_2017) and here in the link to the registration page (https://www.ultracamp.com/clientlogin.aspx?idCamp=174). Please call me at 502-0108 if you have questions.

Information about the NJCL Summer Convention in late July in Troy AL.

Summit students on stage!

Summit Latin Club Banner!

2017 Ohio Junior Classical League Convention Article about the Summit Country Day’s achievements at Convention!

  • 450 students (and 125 teachers, adults, and college students) from 23 Ohio schools attended the state competition February 24-26 in Columbus. Summit sent a delegation of 39 students to compete.
  • Summit placed 1st in Overall Points, 1st in Overall Per Capita Points, and 2nd in Academic Per Capita Points. It was a team effort, with significant contributions from both the Middle and Upper School students!
  • The weekend offered a number of different competitions and activities: tests, performances, art projects, general assemblies, toga banquet, a Jeopardy!-style game called Certamen, a talent show, elections, service projects, and more. There is something for everyone, and this is why students continue to return year after year.

2017 OJCL Convention – PDF of the official results for Summit students

  • As a club, the Summit Latin Club earned several top awards.
  • All Certamen teams made the finals! The Intermediate and Advanced team finished in 3rd, and the Novice team won their finals round and became STATE CHAMPIONS!
  • There were several club projects submitted to Convention. The Club Banner, made by Eliot Schiaparelli, earned a Superior rating!
  • View the winning Club Video Contest (Why Is Latin Awesome?) by Connie Nelson.
  • View the Superior-rated Music Video (All I Want for Christmas Is Tu) by Joseph Delamerced.
  • View the Excellent-rated Publication (Vox Latina) by Brigid Devine and Eliot Schiaparelli.
  • View the Excellent-rated Commercial (Aqua-Sparkle) by Tullus Dean.

Pre-register your projects here.

  • Deadline is this Monday Feb 20 at 11:59 pm.
  • ID numbers for each student are here.
  • All art projects must be registered through the link above in order to be judged.
  • Please make sure your project is in the correct category.  Email me if you are uncertain.
  • If you did a Drawn or 3D poster for class (Iliad, Hero, or King), it is considered a Drawn or Constructed Chart.

2017 Convention Program! – with the full schedule and information about the Sat afternoon talks and food

2017 List of Summit students for OH Convention – 39 total, 10 MS and 29 US – 4 are State Officers:  2nd VP Joseph Delamerced, Parliamentarian Tullus Dean, Historian Caroline Klette, and South Gubernator Julia Dean.

2017 OJCL Media Release and Conduct Form – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

2017 Summit permission slip – required!  Turn the form into your Latin teacher.

PLEASE READ! 2017 Summit Convention Checklist – updated on Fri Feb 17!

2017 List of Summit students who are signed up for Creative Arts

IMPORTANT: Here is the link to the form if your child needs to take medication while at convention.  The student must turn in this form with the medication in a plastic bag on Fri to Lisa Mays or one of the adult chaperones (Mrs. Delamerced or Mrs. Schiaparelli):  http://www.summitcds.org/parents/documents/3Medication_Form-prescribed_meds_at_school.pdf.

2017 summit ojcl membership and id numbers.html – These IDs are necessary for registering for the Pre-Convention projects and Graphic Arts projects.

Encourage your child to tryout for ‘OJCL’s Got Talent!’ Here is the link to the online sign up (also on the convention page of the website):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGZvSnByWklRQ280N2xkazRyOXk2cXc6MA#gid=0

Here is the Vox Latina (Summit Latin Magazine), edited by Brigid Devine and Eliot Schiaparelli.

Announcements about the State Convention:

  • 7th grader Abby Almaguer won a half scholarship for the state convention from the Ohio Senior Classical League!  go abby go
  • For the 18th consecutive year, Summit Latin has students in positions of leadership on the OJCL Executive Board, the group that organizes the convention and all JCL activities.
    • There are 4 students presently on the Board:  sophomore Julia Dean is a Gubernator (Regional Service Activity Coordinator), senior Tullus Dean is the Parliamentarian (Election Coordinator), junior Joseph Delamerced is the 2nd Vice-President (Project and Service Activity Coordinator), and junior Caroline Klette is the Historian (Digital Scrapbook Editor).
    • 2 students will be running for office in this year’s election:  Joseph for the President and Caroline for the 1st Vice-President (Membership Coordinator).  Optimam Fortunam!

Here are some videos to check out:

2017 State Convention in Feb – general information

2017 State Convention in Feb – How to earn the privilege to attend convention

 

2016-2017 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students

2015-2016 Latin Club Events – dates, descriptions, list of students– to submit service hours to the MS/US, download document, use the Find function to boldface your name, print off and give to the proper MS/US teacher.

Summit Latin Awards Booklets: 20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

Pix from 2016 convention – please upload your pix too!

Article about 2016 convention

Full results for 2016 convention

 

 

Old News…..

UPCOMING EVENTS IN SUMMIT LATIN PROGRAM

Results of the Sept 24 Moeller Certamen

Sat Oct 1:  Fall Forum at Columbus Academy, 10 am – 4 pm.

  • Sign up for the bus to the Fall Forum – leaves Summit at 7:45 am and returns around 6 pm.  Give me a check for $20 to ‘OJCL’ as you board the bus.  Here is the link to the sign up.
  • It is a sort of mini-state-convention, but with more emphasis on fun and on the ‘fostering of brotherhood’ from the NJCL Creed (from the Latin word credo ‘believe’).
  • It will include:  Open Certamen, Capture the Flag, a Service Project, Food (pizza?), Impromptu Art, Fun But Stupid Prizes, and much more.

Sat Oct 8, 9 – 11 am, Matthew 25:  Service Hours – sign up in Latin rooms

Sun Oct 16, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Sawyer Point:  Service Hours at the Out of Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention – register here to join the ‘Magistra Rox’ team in honor of Andrea Weis: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=117473

 

Click here for the full information about the 2016-2017 Summit Latin program.

Summit Latin Awards Booklets: 20162015, 2014, 2013 1st half, 2013 2nd half, 2012, 2011, 2010

Pix from 2016 convention – please upload your pix too!

Article about 2016 convention

Full results for 2016 convention

 

The list of Summit students going to the summer NJCL Convention as of May 13 2016.  Be sure to sign up for the bus and the spirit package with the 2 state t-shirts here.

Latin in the Summer? At Summit?  Eugepae!!!

  • I am again running a summer Latin program here at Summit for 15 days, Mon June 13 – Fri July 1, 8:30-12:30.
  • It is intended for motivated students, regardless of their level of Latin – from beginners in the 6th grade to advanced scholars who have graduated. Students can sign up/show up anytime.  It is a great learning environment, with motivated students from throughout the Cincinnati area and even from other parts of OH – and they all have the same joy of learning and love of the classics.  Here is the link to the program from the Summit webpage:  http://www.summitcds.org/programs/academic-summer-school.cfm.  Please call me at 502-0108 if you have questions.

 

2016 State Champions (Novice Certamen): Matthew, Ryan, Connie, Kathryn
2016 State Champions (Novice Certamen): Matthew, Ryan, Connie, Kathryn

The Latin Awards Ceremony is Tues May 31, 6:30-7:30, in Kyte Theater.

  • For 6th – 12th graders.
  • We will have refreshments & picture slide show at 6 PM, and the awards will begin at 6:30.  We will finish around 7:30.
  • The Latin students have once again earned a multitude of awards, and we hope that you & your family can celebrate their academic achievements with us.
  • 2016 Latin AwardsYou can use the ‘find’ function on the word doc to find your child more easily.  The winners for a few competitions are NOT included.  A complete awards booklet will be available at the awards ceremony and will be emailed out when it is complete. 
  • the link to indicate you will be attending the ceremony
  • the link to volunteer to bring refreshments

NATIONAL CONVENTION: The State Latin Convention in Columbus was a great experience!  They performed well in all aspects of the competition and had a terrific time.  Many of them have expressed interest in the week-long National Latin Convention in the summer.  This event is for 7th graders to graduating seniors.  Below is some information about this event.  Please contact Larry Dean (502-0108) if you have questions.

  • The National Junior Classical League Convention is held every summer on a college campus.  Here is the link to the website on the convention: http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. This summer, it is Mon July 25 – Sat July 30 at Indiana University in Bloominton IN.  Students and teachers stay in the student dormitories (girls and boys in separate housing) and eat in the student dining halls.  All events are on the campus, within walking distance.  Much of the campus is completely devoted to the National Convention.
  • I will again organize bus for Summit students and other Cincinnati area Latin students (around $30). We will leave on the morning of Sun July 24. Students are not required to travel with the Summit group, but it is a bonding experience and a good time.  You will need to pay for ‘Pre-Convention Housing’ ($55) if you travel with the Summit group since we are arriving a day early.
  • About 1,600 Latin students from across the country – from rookie 7th graders to veteran seniors who have graduated – participate in the National Convention.  OH always has a large delegation of students, teachers, and parents, usually a little over 100.  Summit usually brings about 15-20 students.
  • I have attended the National Convention for the past 16 years.  All OH teachers (from schools like Indian Hill and Lakota East and McAuley and Moeller) chaperone and help the students – the ratio of students to chaperones at the convention is about 8 to 1.
  • The cost is $495 for registration, housing, and food. Here is the link to the online registration (it is at the very bottom of the page):  http://njcl.org/pages/convention-registration. You do this on your own; unlike State Convention, I do not sign up the students.  You will then be emailed a registration packet, which your child will need to bring to school to be signed by me.  The price for convention increases on April 30.
  • Activities at Convention:  academic tests, certamen, graphic arts, dramatic performances, team sports (volleyball, soccer, etc), swimming, track & field, chess tournament, dances, toga parade, Talent Show, Latin-related workshops and presentations, and much more!
  • Students are supervised, but there is a lot of freedom at the National Convention.  Students need to be responsible for their conduct and act in an appropriate manner.  It is a school function, and all the Summit rules of conduct apply to the week-long event.  We have never had a problem with student behavior in the past.  All students have enjoyed themselves at Convention.

 

Summit Novice Certamen - STATE CHAMPIONS!!
Summit Novice Certamen – STATE CHAMPIONS!!

 

 

INFORMATION FOR THE 2016 CONVENTION

PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED BY THE OJCL

PERMISSION SLIP REQUIRED BY SUMMIT.

PLEASE READ: Check list of stuff to bring & info about convention

Abridged version of the Convention Schedule.

Official program, with complete schedule, edited by Summit Senior Dustin Argo, the OJCL Secretary.

**All graphic art projects must registered online.  The deadline is 11:59 pm this Mon Feb 15.  Just follow the directions.  All ID #’s are at the bottom of this webpage.  We recommend writing the ‘project description’ for each project on a word document first (which can be spellchecked); then, just paste it into the box.  Click here to register projects:  http://ojcl.org/students/graphic.php.  MAKE SURE THAT YOU REGISTER YOUR PROJECT IN THE PROPER CATEGORY OR IT WILL NOT BE JUDGED – contact Kim or me with questions.

IMPORTANT: Here is the link to the form if your child needs to take medication while at convention.  The student must turn in this form with the medication in a plastic bag on Fri to Kim or one of the adult chaperones:  http://www.summitcds.org/parents/documents/3Medication_Form-prescribed_meds_at_school.pdf.

Encourage your child to tryout for ‘OJCL’s Got Talent!’ Here is the link to the online sign up (also on the convention page of the website):  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?usp=drive_web&formkey=dGZvSnByWklRQ280N2xkazRyOXk2cXc6MA#gid=0

Here are some videos to check out:

Here is the convention issue of the Vox Latina the Summit Latin Club newsletter, edited by Eliot Schiaparelli.

Who is going to the 2016 Convention?  Here is the list, with the ID # for each student.

  1. Alex Almaguer, 21583
  2. Dustin Argo, 19530
  3. Lucia Boadas, 22634
  4. Ryan Burns, 22650
  5. Matthew Casanas, 23439
  6. Patrick Casanas, 21385
  7. Hali Clark, 21593
  8. Julia Dean, 21570
  9. Tullus Dean, 20470
  10. Davis DeFoor, 21386
  11. Joseph Delamerced, 21398
  12. Elizabeth Fahrmeier, 23442
  13. Michael Hall, 22637
  14. Liv Hartman, 22666
  15. Caroline Klette, 21401
  16. Connie Nelson, 22658
  17. Hudson Nuss, 23435
  18. Eliot Schiaparelli, 20461
  19. James Speed, 21590
  20. Alisha Shabbir, 23447
  21. Kathryn Sullivan, 22645
  22. Sunanda Tamrakar, 21380
  23. Matthew Warden, 22663
  24. Michael Warden, 21406
  25. Maya Warren, 22673

What each student who is attending convention should be doing:

  • pick 2 tests to focus your study – There are 6 main areas of study:  Myth, Roman History, Latin Vocab, Derivatives, Roman Life, Grammar – see the bottom of the page for different materials for different tests – see your Latin teacher if you don’t know what to do
  • interested in a Creative Art?  The choices are Costume, Dramatic Interpretation, Latin Recitation, English Oratory, Monologue.  There are limited numbers for each category, so give your name to your Latin teacher if you are doing one of these contests.
  • want to win $ at the convention talent show?  Sign up for OJCL’s Got Talent!  Audition is Fri night, actual performance is Sat night.  Performances can be singing, dancing, playing an instrument, stand-up comedy, anything that is entertaining
  • talented at Graphic Arts?  There are over 40 different projects you can complete.  Come see your Latin teacher if you do not know which ones to do.

Basic info about convention:

  • Cost:  $260 to ‘Summit’ – due by Wed Jan 6 – includes registration, room, 3 meals (Sat lunch, Sat toga banquet, Sun lunch), convention t-shirt
  • When:  1 pm departure on Fri Feb 19 and a 5ish pm return on Sun Feb 21
  • Where:  DoubleTree by Hilton in Columbus/Worthington (http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-columbus-worthington-CMHWNDT/index.html).
  • Requirements:  each student must work to earn individual awards in academics and/or graphic arts and/or creative arts – at least 1 pre-convention project is required (due Tues Jan 12) – see below for more information on the ways to contribute to the Summit team

Letter with general information about the convention

Required work for all Summit students going to convention

Study Materials for Academic Tests and Certamen

Past Tests – take the test, check your answers, make flashcards for the ones you have missed

Myth – Transformations based on Ovid, summaries

Myth – Transformations based on Ovid, quizzes on the summaries

Literature – for the Purpose of Certamen by Chris Lapp

History – Outline with Important Dates & Events

Literature – authors and birthplaces map

Language – Latin words often confused

History – regions of Italy map

Hist/Cult – Civilization and History packet p 1-10

Hist/Cult – Steve Haag’s Roman Life

Hist/Cult – Johnston’s The Private Life of the Romans

History – Ty Moore’s 101 Historical Tidbits

Language – Grammar.Card

History – Julius Caesar & the Roman Army

Language – language skills, novice, by Dean

Hist/Cult – for novice & lower, by Dean

History – Capitoline geese by Livy, with notes from Dean

Myth – Homeric Hymn to Demeter, with notes from Dean

History – Rape of Sabines by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – Romulus by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – The Decemvir Appius Claudius & Verginia by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – The Founding of Rome by Livy, with notes from Dean

History – Interactive book created by Mrs. A about 10 Famous Roman Women

See you next year!!
See you next year!!