Knightly Knews Friday, June 8, 2018

Things begin to wind down as we get closer to the end of the school year. Next week is our final full week of school. iPad collection and locker clean out will take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and we look forward to sending our 8th graders off to high school with a great Promotion Ceremony and Party on Thursday.

The National History Bee’s final stage is the National Finals which was held this past weekend in Atlanta. Students from all across the United States compete for the title of National History Bee Grand Champion! We are proud to see that Harrison Snow and Andrew Kwon competed and represented Smith and the state of Michigan. Congrats, gentlemen!

A great, big THANK YOU is in order for the Smith PTO Officers who supported Smith in so many ways this year, including classroom/program grants and giving of more than $8,000: President: Jaime Crockett; Vice-President: Cherie Armstrong; Secretary: Stephanie Krane-Boehmer; Treasurer: Victoria King. And to all parents who volunteered your time, energy, and money in support of Smith: THANK YOU!!!

Information and activities taking place at school next week are listed below. Enjoy your weekend!

Pictures from the Week

(from top): Tuesday's Board of Ed meeting in which 18 Knights were recognized; Orchestra and Band Concert pictures; Ms. Tamakloe's Class & Buddies Ice Cream Party

Smith Track Athletes Shine

Congratulations to the following Smith Knights Track & Field athletes for some outstanding accomplishments while representing themselves and our Smith Knight community at the Oakland County Track Meet last Thursday. Note: All of these placements you are about to hear are based out of 1200 athletes competing!

Elena Zesses - Top 20 in shotput; Andre Shelton - top 9 in long jump; Mia Timban - top 18 in High Jump; Simon Choi - top 14 in 55 hurdles; Nathan Kim, Andre Shelton, Anthony Birge, Jalen Pruitt - top 11 in 800M Relay; Charlotte Gullion - top 9 in the 1600.

And, standing on the podium, in the 55 meter hurdles, 7th fastest in all of Oakland County - Congratulations to Isabelle Lamug!

Jessica Sirhan, J.D. Armstrong, Ewen Bruneteau, Jordyn Hoyle, Sophia Zaleski, Antonio D'Alessandro and Anagha Nair are among the counties best in their events as well.

2018 Smith Football

2018 Smith Knights Tackle Football Information: we still have 8th grade Football and 7th grade Football and the MHSAA still allows 6th graders to play with 7th graders.

Important dates and Information:

August 16 – Smith Middle School Registration – stop by the Football table for information.

August 29 – The first full day of school and the first official day of practice.

Football practice starts right after school - 3:15 and you can be picked up in the back of the school at 5:00.

We will be throwing, catching, kicking, punting, receiving kicks and punts, shotgun snaps and long snaps, as well as snaps from Center. We will be demonstrating and discussing proper technique for blocking and tackling and we will give an overview of our Offense and Defense. You must have your physical to participate and you should have your football spikes.

September 19 (approximate date) – Scrimmage vs Derby Middle School

September 29 – 1st game vs. Rochester West

Coach Harlan (Troy High Phys. Ed. Department, gharlan @troy.k12.mi.us)

Coach Steltenkamp (Troy High English Department, csteltenkamp@troy.k12.mi.us)

SparkCS for Girls!

SparkCS is a summer program sponsored by the National Center for Women in Informational Technology through the IA East. This program's goal is to spark interest in computer science for girls entering grades 4-7 in Fall 2018. SparkCS is completely free to all participants, and we are also offering a free Dash robot valued at $150 to all attendees as well. This summer camp is a great opportunity to learn more about the technology that is constantly growing and becoming more intertwined with our daily lives and career development. We at SparkCS want women to be able to pioneer this technology transformation. For more information, feel free to visit our website: www.sparkcs.co .

9th Grade Summer Reading

Below are the links for the Summer Reading Lists for 9th Grade. These lists can be accessed via each high school's websites:

Click here for Athens.

Click here for Troy High.

Troy High Cross Country

Athens Girls Swim & Dive

Attention 8th grade girls going to Athens: the Athens girls swim and dive team meeting that will be happening next Tuesday June 12th at 3:30pm. Any current 8th grade girls interested in joining the girls swim and dive team should come to gather more information about it. The meeting will be at the back of Athens High School. There will be people outside just in case they cannot find their way.

Athens Boys Soccer

Attention 8th grade boys interested in trying out for soccer in the fall at Athens: Please visit www.athenssoccer.weebly.com for information on tryouts, registration, summer activities and more.

Troy United Girls Hockey

Any girl in the Troy School District who would be interested in trying out for a Troy United Girls High School Hockey team please contact Joe Moceri at jmoceri@troy.k12.mi.us.

2018-2019 Athletic Physicals

Athletic physicals will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, and Wednesday, July 11, 2018, from 6pm-9pm at Athens High School. These physicals are good for the 2018-19 athletic school year. The cost is $25.00, and checks can be made out to “Beaumont Family Medicine”. A parent must be present for the physical, unless you are 18, and this is for all 6th-12th graders interested in participating in sports for the next school year.

Athens Girls Golf

Starting June 26th: Every Tuesday & Thursday at 3:00 PM at Sanctuary Lake Golf Course until you want to leave. Either JV Coach Schoonover or Varsity Coach Cooper will lead you in Golf fun. You need your own golf clubs, shoes, balls & tees for when we go on the course. We never take attendance - come when you can - bring a friend. No running, No weightlifting; just Golf Fun with friends in the Sun. It is completely FREE!!

If anyone has any questions, please email Dan Cooper, Varsity Girls & Boys Golf Coach, Troy Athens High School at dcoop228@gmail.com.

TSD MS Summer Party

Weekly Schedule for 6/11/18

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