• A colleague of mine sent this out to all of the superintendents of Utah. It is a message for everyone:


    Heroes See Life Through the Lens of Optimism


    Helping People…with no strings attached

    Exceptional experiences for the people we serve

    Responsibility for attitudes, actions, and results

    Optimism – the great equalizer


    “Optimism is so much different than positive thinking…positive thinkers are the great pretenders.  If they encounter a challenge, roadblock, or obstacle, they look at it and quickly turn away . . . They believe if they ignore it, it might just disappear.”


    “The optimist, on the other hand, encounters the same challenge, roadblock or obstacle and rather than look away, they face it head on.  They don’t pretend it doesn’t exist.  They acknowledge it as a problem that requires focus and attention to conquer.”


    “It is time to put on the glasses of optimism.  Optimism gives heroes a couple of secret weapons.  First, it gives them supernatural vision.  It allows them to see what others cannot see . . . they see things not as they are but as they can be – people not as they are but as they can be.  They see situations and circumstances not as they are but as they should be.”


    “Optimism is the great equalizer.  It helps us process information differently – to see what others see but apply it in a different way.”


    “Optimism changes your luck.  It changes your perspective on the things that happen in life.  It allows you to rise above the things that hold most people down.” 


    “Heroes flex their optimism muscle and begin to see what is possible instead of what is probable.  They look for solutions instead of reasons [things] can’t be done.” 


    “Rise up.  Take control and soar to new heights.  Optimism can take you places you’ve never dreamed of if you’re willing to put on the glasses and see life as it was meant to be seen!”


    (Quotes from The Hero Effect, p. 97- 105)


    As we approach Thanksgiving, let us find hope in the attitude of optimism. I am thankful to work with such great people in our district. They lift me up as they work tirelessly to provide hope for our students.


    Jerre Holmes




  • Digital Teaching and Learning

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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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