I hope we are all looking for the positives in our lives.  We should look for every opportunity to feel happiness and peace in our busy schedules. I am convinced that resilient people are those who can find the good in every situation. Resilient people aren’t afraid of making mistakes. They don’t let frustration get in the way of their creativity. They don’t let their weaknesses determine who they are until those weaknesses become their strengths. When criticism comes their way, they don’t use it for an excuse to quit. They dig in and become better because of it. They surely don’t allow negativity to penetrate their souls. Negativity flows off their backs, and they fight their way through it.


    Resilience is the ability to bounce back when you have every reason to shut down, but you fight on. When you do poorly on a test or an assignment, you learn from it and do better the next time rather than beating yourself up or quitting. When you serve people and they don’t appreciate you and continue in their same dilemma, you continue to serve them. When you are trying to lead people and affect change, and it doesn’t happen like you expect it to, you get creative and find more effective ways to lead them. When you choose to live in a way that feels right to you and others mock you for it, keep on doing the right thing.  These are examples of being resilient.


    The challenge for all of us is to become more resilient. In doing so we have to be careful to not let all of the awards, accolades and pats on the back cause us to settle and be satisfied where we currently stand today. We should use the positives in our lives to fuel and ignite us to greatness. Whether we are students, educators, or parents, we can make our lives better by working to become more resilient when life throws its many challenges our way.


    It’s my wish during the holiday season for all to have the best of times with family and loved ones. We are blessed to have freedom, and we are fortunate to have many opportunities for happiness and peace.


    Jerre Holmes





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  • District Wide School Closures and Emergencies

    We at North Summit School District are committed to providing parents and students with accurate and prompt information in the event of school closures or other urgent matters impacting our schools and community. Depending on the type of emergency situation, the district utilizes the following methods of communication: direct telephoning, information placed on the district's website at, emailing, cell phones, emergency radios- between schools and the district office. Keeping parents informed helps to assure student safety and provides peace of mind. In an effort to improve communications with our families, we are requesting that all parents Like our Facebook page, North Summit School District, and friend North Summit. Facebook is a very great tool for getting information out quickly. We also suggest that you update your personal information including address, email, home and cell phone numbers for anyone you would want contacted in the event of a school closure or emergency. Sometimes this information is updated at one school for one child, but does not always get changed on all students in the same family. Please help us by contacting the schools or district office if you feel your information may be out of date.

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    The North Summit School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, except where appropriate and allowed by law. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding prohibited discrimination, harassment, and retaliation: Jerre Holmes, Superintendent, 65 South Main, Coalville, Utah 84017, (435) 336-5654. You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, Denver, CO, (303) 844-5695.
    “School districts and charter schools are required by Utah law, 53A1a-704(10), to inform parents of students with IEPs enrolled in public schools, of the availability of a scholarship to attend a private school through the Carson Smith Scholarship Program”. The address of the Internet website maintained by the USOE that provides prospective applicants and their parents with program information and application forms for the CSS Program

Contact Page

  • Superintendent- Jerre Holmes- 435-336-5654

    Business Administrator- Julie Black- 435-336-5654

    District Administrative Assistant- Marci Sargent-  435-336-5654

    North Summit High School Principal- Wade Murdock- 435-336-5656

    North Summit High Assist. Principal/ Athletic Director- Devin Smith- 435-336-5656

    North Summit Middle School Principal- Brett Richins- 435-336-5678

    North Summit Elementray School Principal- Russell Hendry- 435-336-2101

    IT Director- Kelly Richins- 435-336-5656

    Special Education Director-Kelly Paskett-

    Transportation Director- Lisa Richins- 435-336-2198

    Food Service Director- Colleen Pace- 435-336-5678

    Maintenance- Dalton Ross-



    North Summit Food Service has an opening for a community volunteer to join their Wellness Committee and provide public input. If you are interested please contact Robin Wilde at or call 435-336-5678 ext. 3205

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    North Summit offers Adult Education for High School Completion and English
    Language classes. Classes are held every Tuesday from 5:30-9:00 PM and Thursday from 6-9:00 PM in the Middle School Library.

    For more information please call Bruce Chappell at North Summit Middle School 435-336-5678
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