Smith Knightly News 9-7-2018

Good Afternoon and thank you for reading this edition of Smith Knightly News. Today students participated in our first UKnighted of the year. UKnighted is a mentorship/leadership program that pairs students from all grades together with a UKnighted mentor teacher. In our UKnighted classrooms, students will work on building culture at Smith, will participate in fun activities that challenge students to work with others from different grades. We will develop social-emotional activities, discussions, and challenges that will invite students to work collaboratively with one another. In addition, their mentor teacher, likely a teacher they do not already have, will become another adult in the building that your students can turn to for support. Today we started in the gym as a whole group, pictured above. We talked about the kind of school we wish to be and how every student has the opportunity to not just make each and every day great for themselves, but also how they can help, support, advocate for each other. After our declaration, we had a spirited chant of "WE ARE SMITH KNIGHTS"

Mrs. Drogosch's UKnighted class
Mr. Mueller and our full school UKnighted assembly
Mrs. Casko and Mrs. Sebastian twinning with our Smith colors!

8th grade students will be coming home with information for the DC trip in November if they are signed up for the upcoming trip. I am excited to be a chaperone for the trip this year along with some incredibly dedicated teachers.

Science classes have been doing a number of activities to challenge design thinking and asking students to question and wonder. Take a moment to ask your students about what they are doing in science.

Exciting news in intramural sports. We have about 70 students that signed up for intramural cross country. Mr. Mele and Mr. Reimann are very excited to have so many students sign up to participate. Way to go Smith Knights.

Thank you to our dedicated PTO for sharing the link below for concessions sign up genius. Please follow the link below to find dates and times that are convenient for you to volunteer. Thank you for helping to make Smith Middle School a great place for our students: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0C4EAFA82AA57-help

Have a great weekend and see you all back Monday!!!

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