Knightly News 9-28-2018 Edition

Hello Smith Knights. This week saw our first early release day on Wednesday. During our early release our staff worked on a few team building exercises focusing on personality surveys and connecting that work to effective communication and building a strong Smith Faculty Family. One of the many academically challenging lessons that engaged our students this week is pictured above. Our students participated in a lab in Mrs. Brennan's 6th grade class that connected the following of safety protocols, directions, and ordered steps to lab outcomes as students created rainbows in test tubes by combining specific ingredients. Do you remember Roy G. Biv?


Spirit Wear orders will be available for pickup Monday, October 1st, during 4th period lunch hour. Spirit wear will also be available for purchase at fall conferences. Thank you for supporting the PTO with your purchases.

The video below is of our first 8th grade touchdown of the season. Go Knights!!!

Count Day!!!

Count Day is October 3rd, this coming Wednesday. We would love 100% attendance for our count day.

Check out our new ebooks and audio books and participate in the Big Library Read!

Check out Mrs. Chatel’s latest blog post to find out about the new OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks available to your child through the Sora app, as well as learn about the Big Library Read happening October 1-15!

Mrs. Sebastian and Mr. Rexer's classes team for a Recharge Hour on Friday

Recharge Hour

Mrs. O'Donnell's class learned the art of making pancakes!

Mrs. O'Donnell's 5th hour class

Mrs. Walls Cookie Challenge Lab

In Mrs. Walls class this week students were given a cookie and asked to describe their cookie in extreme detail. The cookies were then collected and mixed up, and based on their observations, student had to then find their cookie. This lesson explores the importance of making strong observations

Girls Who Code Information

This is the second year we are pleased to offer this free class – Girls Who Code. Computer programming for 8th grade girls, offered by Project Management Institute. The dates are below, along with the class number. Parents can register online at www.troyceonline.com . They will accept 16 students. They will take 16 8th grade girls

6002-18F01. - 9 weeks. - Class dates: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6, 11/13, 11/20,11/27

A.L.I.C.E. Parent Meetings

The Troy School District is implementing the A.L.I.C.E. protocol during the 2018-19 school year. A.L.I.C.E. takes a more proactive approach in the event of a serious emergency/crisis. These protocols will eventually replace "Code Red" lockdown drills that have been conducted for many years. All district employees have started training and this training will continue during the school year.

We will also conduct informational parent meetings, which will be held at all four middle schools. The information below includes dates, times and locations for the A.L.I.C.E parent meetings. You can attend the session that is most convenient for your schedule.

Thursday, October 4th at 7:00pm – Smith Middle School

Tuesday, October 9th at 7:00pm – Boulan Park Middle School

Wednesday, October 10th at 7:00pm – Baker Middle School

Thursday, October 11th at 7:00pm – Larson Middle School

Parent Vaping program

TYA and TCC are jointly presenting a Parenting Program on VAPING and E-CIGARETTES planned for October 29 at 7pm in the Service Center Board Room. Would you please help us get the word out to your families by advertising the attached flyer in your school newsletters? Thank you for your support.

Thank you to Vincent Lisowski for creating our background template for our weekly notes for next week. Mrs. Cooper challenged her digital apps class to create backgrounds for our weekly notes pages. We will continue to incorporate our student's designs throughout the year. Thanks Vincent!!!!!

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