Summer Edition: C.H.S. Chronicles

Show that "Smart Style" by staying informed!

Don't forget about Think-a-Palooza to avoid the "Summer Academic Slide"!

Visit the Think-a-Palooza website to prevent the summer slide and for more information!

Visit the the Walled Lake Schools Summer Academic webpage

Visit the Smart math practice website for more practice links.

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Summer math and language arts practice with iReady

i-Ready Instruction: i-Ready provides students digital instruction that meets them where they are–at their level. It allows them to work independently on their own personalized online instruction plan, in lessons that are assigned based on the results from the i-Ready Diagnostic test.

The lessons include three parts, consisting of a tutorial, guided practice, and a graded activity. This exciting format and engaging content draws students in right away. Students get supportive, real-time feedback on their progress in each skill; they see motivating messages and earn credits after completing lessons, which builds their investment in learning

Students are encouraged to practice their math skills over the summer. One great way to do this is to log in to i-Ready using the students' credentials. Once a student logs into their i-ready, they will be given lessons designed around the diagnostic test they took at school. It will start them at the level they are at with lessons and assessments along the way. This program is designed to help fill any gaps in concepts they may have.

iReady login link:

Students login with the same ID and password as their Walled Lake network login ID and password.

iReady student support link:

iReady parent information link:

This guide provides instructions on how to use i-Ready during the summer.

Smart Start

Our Smart Start date has not been set yet. It is usually one of the last Monday's in August, prior to Labor Day... Stay tuned for more information regarding the actual date.

You and your student can come any time during the day.

On this day you will be able to do the following:

  • Pay any past due fines
  • Pick up your child's schedule and books
  • Get your child's locker assignment and combination
  • Pick up/ order Smart Spirit wear (see more information below)
  • Sign up for Smart PTSA
  • Get information on Smart sports and and other school activities

Parents must complete the Skyward Family Access Back to School packet ONLINE prior to Smart Start. Visit the Skyward Back to School website anytime after August 1st to complete the process.

Grade level supply lists for 2020-21

Smart Middle School will provide students with all the supplies they need to be successful. However, many students enjoy bringing their own supplies.

Please see below for a link to the supply list for ALL Smart Middle School students for the upcoming school year.

This is a suggested supply list for all students.

As this is the list to start the year, other general supplies may be requested (but not required) by our teachers at the beginning of, and throughout the school year.


Fall Sports at Smart

  • All students must have an MHSAA physical on file prior to practicing or trying out with any team. Download the official MHSAA physical form to take to your child's doctor. Physicals must be dated after April 15th form the previous school year to be valid for the upcoming year.

  • CHS fall sports (football, girls volleyball, boys soccer, boys/girls cross country. sideline cheerleading) all require a pay to participate fee of $200. This fee covers all sports for the entire year. Pay to participate fees must be paid online or in the Smart office prior to the first game.


More information will be available in August 2020

Boys socccer try outs

More information will be available at Smart Start

Girls Volleball try outs

More information will be available at Smart Start.

Boys and girls cross country

Please contact coach Alex Rickens at mailto:AlexRickens@wlcsd.orgfor more information.

Girls cheerleading:

Information will be available at Smart Start. Please contact coach Sue Colaianni at


From here on out, please refer the

CHS Chronicles: Main Edition

for the rest of the year!

Join Smart P.T.S.A.

Join the Clifford Smart PTSA!

The Clifford Smart PTSA is involved and active. We purchase items and sponsor many wonderful projects each year for our students and staff. From the Gap Achievement Program to the Reflections contest and other events in between, we could not provide all of the opportunities or accomplish all of our goals without the generous contributions of time and money from our parent community. Last year, the raised funds were used to completely refinish the floor in the gymnasium – check it out! Please join! You can be involved as much or as little as you want – the choice is yours! Please complete the attached form (CHS PTSA Membership Form 2016-2017) and bring it with you to Smart Start! Please contact Sarah Klein, Smart PTSA membership coordinator at with any questions.

CLICK HERE to go the Smart PTSA webpage

CLICK HERE for a printable PTSA membership form

CLICK HERE for a printable information sheet on the Smart PTSA

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