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Knightly Knews Friday, January 12, 2018

There are just a few days to go in the first semester/2nd card marking. We look forward to finishing the last days strong. Thank you for your donations for the MLK Day of Service--Smith Knights stepped up and brought in many donations which will help make Monday's service project a success.

Information and activities taking place at school next week are listed below. Have a great weekend!

Pictures from the Week

8th graders showcasing their National History Day projects to 7th & 6th graders; (bottom right) Smith students who had outstanding results on the recent WordMasters Challenge

MLK Jr Day of Service

On Monday, the Troy School District will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a Day of Service. Everyone is welcome as we begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m. in the Troy Athens HS Cafeteria. A program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s life and work will begin at 9:00 a.m. Service projects begin in the gym following the program. You may choose to write letters to our service men and women; assemble care packages for the military, homeless, and those in need; make no-sew fleece blankets for children, veterans and cancer patients; and/or donate blood.

Screenagers Follow Up

Smith's counselors, Mrs. Hartenburg and Mr. Denyes, will be hosting a Screenagers Follow Up Discussion on Wednesday, January 17, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the Smith media center. The documentary, Screenagers, will be shown at Smith at 8:30 a.m. for anyone who was not able to attend the showing this past week. Everyone is welcome--even non-Smith parents.

Smith Coding Club Begins!

Any student interested in Computer Science and Computer Programming, we will be starting an after school club on Monday, January 22, in the computer lab (room 26). We will learn about writing code using the programming languages of Java, Scratch, and Alice. We will also be learning about cyber security topics and cyber security occupations. Hope to see you there! Mr. Moceri, THS Teacher

Smith Bowling Club Begins!

The weekly Smith Bowling Club will begin on Wednesday, January 24. Please click here for all information and sign up documentation.

A Will To Speak Up: What We Should Know About Student Mental Health

As part of the Troy School District’s efforts to attend to the social and emotional well-being of all in the One Troy learning community, we are proud to host a talk from the University of Michigan Depression Center’s Outreach Coordinator Mr. Will Heininger on Wednesday, January 31 at Athens High School for the Athens middle and high school communities including IAEast and TCCHS and on Thursday, February 1 at Troy High School for the Troy middle and high school communities. Mr. Heininger, an accomplished University of Michigan graduate and football player, will share his personal mental health journey, relate mental health issues of importance for students and parents, and provide tips to support someone experiencing mental health challenges. Participants will also walk away with a Troy-centric resource list if any issues need address following Will’s engaging talk.

2018 DC Trip Prices Extended

World Strides is extending the early registration prices through January 31! Say What!! This is a total surprise and we are happy to offer the early bird pricing for one more month to our Smith families. So far we have 104 students signed up and we are getting excited for the 2018 trip.

Registering by January 31 gives you the following benefits:

  • You can earn great rewards
  • You can register your child for only $49, plus get a significant price discount
  • You will have more time to spread out payments
  • You also get early access to FLAG financial assistance

We know that registering early before the holidays may have been tough for some families. We hope this extension is helpful for those who want to save some money. Feel free to check out more details on the Smith website. Also, be sure to use the trip ID # 157147 when you are registering. Feel free to contact Mrs. Casko or Mrs. Trice if you have any questions.

Yearbook Order Deadline

You can still order a Smith yearbook for your son/daughter through January 18, 2018. The cost is $20 and can be purchased on PaySchools. Many students have already ordered yearbooks on Schedule Pick Up Day in August--feel free to call Mrs. Vente (248.823.4700) to check if you have already ordered prior to ordering.

Middle School Night at THS Basketball Game

On Friday, January 12, the Troy High Boys’ Basketball program would like to extend an invitation to all Troy middle school students as the Colts take on Southfield A&T. Game time is 7:00. Any middle school student who wears an item of clothing representing their school will be admitted FREE (admission is $5.00 for all others.) In addition, a few lucky students will be selected to shoot free throws during halftime to win a prize.

Middle School Night at Athens Basketball Game

On Friday, January 19th, the Athens Boys’ Basketball program would like to extend an invitation to all Troy middle school students as the Red Hawks take on the Oxford Wildcats. Game time is 7:00. Any middle school student who wears an item of clothing representing their school will be admitted FREE (admission is $5.00 for all others.) In addition, a few lucky students will be selected to shoot free throws during halftime to win a prize.

Finesse Academy

All Parents are invited to an Open House/Information meeting for the upcoming Confidence Building & Public Speaking and Time Management & Study Skills Sessions. Please join us for the Open house on Jan 12th from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The venue for Open House is 2328 Livernois Rd, Suite 1080, Troy MI 48083.

Please join us for the Open house and give your child the gift to discover the secrets of incredible confidence & Success. The meeting will give all the parents details on the course curriculum, benefits of the program and some insights on my teaching style. You are more than welcome to bring your children along if they would like to meet with me. The meeting will last for about 30 mins. You can walk in anytime during the mentioned time. Click here for more information.

Tutoring Sessions Begin

Lacrosse Begins Soon

Weekly Schedule for 1/15/18

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