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Knightly News 11/08/2019 Edition

This week we started our Boys Basketball Seasons with our tryouts. It was great to see such a large turnout of students working hard for a spot. We also welcomed author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch to our building to share her experiences as an author to our 6th grade kids as they continue their work in writing. In addition, we welcomed a wonderful group of area veterans to our 8th grade social studies classes on Friday to share their experiences serving our country as we reflect on Veteran's Day and as our students prepare to begin work on their National History Day Projects.

Have a Great Weekend!!!

More pics from our Veterans Visit Friday

Smith Middle School Welcomes Author Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

Mrs. Zaniliu's classes learning and having fun!

Mix-It-Up Lunch is back. Look below for information on our special lunch and link to register.

If you are interested in attending the student council mix it up lunch fundraiser with your child, please fill out the form below and submit before November 10, 2019, so we can get an accurate count.

Who: All students and parents/grandparents/family members

What: Mix it up lunch #1

When: Friday, November 15, 2019 (A,B, C lunches)

Where: Smith Cafeteria

Why: To foster student connections and raise money for future community service project supplies

How: Sign up below! Bring your own lunch for you and your child. Suggested donation $1

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp8tZFfpBmuJmJBAwpFnZYC68r63Qo9ocDaeHq9taGTOWCRQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

In Mr. Losey classes, students present evidence for their claim of a sixth mass extinction

"Don't write on the Desks!" You won't hear that in Mr. Pyke's classes.

Pre-fitness testing in Mrs. Cooper's classes

8th grade Smith Knights learning how to use databases and conduct research to use primary and secondary sources with Mrs. Chatel in preparation for this years National History Day Project

7/8 Competitive Cheer Tryouts

Competitive Cheer tryouts for students currently in 7th and 8th grade will be held on Monday, November 11th and Tuesday, November 12th from 3:15-5:30 p.m. A mandatory parent meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. following tryouts on Monday, November 11th. All students interested need to have a physical on file in the office or bring one with them to the first day of tryouts. The physical form can be found in the office or on the Smith website.

Boys Intramural Basketball

Sixth grade boys intramural basketball will begin on Monday, November 18th. Practices will run from 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. Calendars and Pay-to-Participate forms will be distributed then. No need to do anything, except show up with a positive attitude! No physicals are required.

Troy Youth Assistance Yoga for Kids

Smith Middle School Homework Help

Smith’s Homework Help and Mentoring program will begin on Tuesday, October 8th. The program will run every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:40-8:10 in room 3. This is a drop-in program for students to get some extra help with their classes. There will be a teacher present as well as student mentors who can assist students with difficult concepts, questions about homework, and organization. If you have any questions, please contract Mr. Pyke (bpyke@troy.k12.mi.us) or Mr. Mele (rmele@troy.k12.mi.us).

Green Team announcement

Are you interested in the environment? Do you want to make Smith and our community a cleaner, greener place? Then GREEN TEAM might be for you!

We take care of our school's recycling, educate our community on the benefits of being green and plan fun projects focused on making our world a happier, healthier place. Come join us every Monday from 3:10 - 4 pm in room 2. See Mrs. Bonnell if you have questions or come to our next meeting!

Parking Lot Reminders!

Smith Twitter - Follow us!!!

Feel free to follow the great things happening at Smith Middle School on twitter - @smithknights

Message from our Food Service

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, is seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service Department that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available!

Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gayle M. Moran Troy Schools Food Service Liaison

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