8th Grade Chronicles 2018-19

CHS Chronicles Special Edition

Please see below for all 8th grade related forms and dates for the 2018-19 school year

Walled Lake Combined Gymnastics looking for new team members

Attention 8th Grade Girls - Walled Lake Gymnastics Informational Meeting June 10th at 7pm at Walled Lake Central media center. Come if you’re interested in being on the team next season! We will be discussing the summer schedule and estimated costs along with much more!

Special 8th Grade Only Dates

May 24th:

  • Walled Lake Northern English department comes to Smart to present the pre-start of 9th grade English work.

Friday June 7th
  • : 8th grade party @ Smart, 7-9 pm. See below for details and ticket order forms.

June 10th

8th Grade Graduation, 7:00 @ Walled Lake Northern High School

  • 8th grade ceremony @ Northern football field (or Central gym if rain)

    • students arrive @6:35 to organize behind visitor bleachers

    • 7:00 processional to the seating on the football field

June 12th:

  • 8th Grade Cedar Point Trip. staff chaperones arrive@ 6:15am
    • students arrive @ 6:30-6:45am

    • students leave for CP @ 7:00 am sharp!

    • Depart Cedar Point @7:00 pm (meet at exit with group at 6:30pm)

    • arrive @ Smart 9:30-9:45 pm

June 13th

Last day of school and 8th grade clap out! See the clap out map and details below!!

Walled Lake Northern English department visits 8th grade on 5/24

“On Friday, May 24th English teachers from Walled Lake Northern will visit Smart Middle School to present information on the 9th grade English summer reading assignment. English teachers will introduce the book, Tuesdays with Morrie, and discuss the accompanying assignment that will be due on September 4th, one week after the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Students will receive a handout on May 24th outlining the details as well as directions on how to access the information on teachers’ websites over the summer.”

Sophia Lafayette

Assistant Principal

Walled Lake Northern High School



Go Knights!!

8th Grade Party on June 7th

The 8th grade celebration party will be on Friday, June 7th from 6:30-9:00 pm at Smart. It takes a lot of parent support to plan this amazing night.

Please consider volunteering using the Sign Up Genius links below

8th Grade Party Donation Sign-Up Genius:


8th Grade Party Volunteer Sign-Up Genius:


please contact Julie Steffes (minsab@att.net, 248-535-4854) or Marla Kempainen (marlastl@yahoo.com, 314-757-0556) for more information. Thank you!!

Boys soccer meeting at WL Northern

Want to know about Walled Lake Northern High School Boys soccer? Come to our Meet and Greet Information meeting on Thursday May 30th at 6pm in the LGI room at WLN. Meet the coaches, learn about the program and upcoming dates. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Vanessa Precious

WLN Boys Soccer Booster President


Oakland Cybersecurity Camp

Please see the flyer below for more information about this great camp!

Scheduling classes for Walled Lake Northern for 2019-2020

We begin scheduling our 8th graders for their 9th grade year at Walled Lake Northern in March.

Walled Lake Northern incoming freshman parent/ student night

February 26th @ 6:30, Walled Lake Northern auditorium

Below you will find more information about the scheduling process including, schedule cards, elective choice cards, how to schedule on Skyward and a copy of the presentation given by the Walled Lake Northern counselors in March. As you have questions please don't hesitate to call the Walled Lake Northern counselors or Ms. Hoover at Smart.

Schedule cards are due back to Smart by March 6th!

Find the Walled Lake Northern program of studies HERE.


8th grade dismissal on the Last day at CHS!

As part of dismissal on the last day of school, the 8th grade class gets "clapped out" of the building by the 6th/ 7th grade students and the Smart Staff.

As this is not a formal parent event, parents are welcome to wait outside the main entrance to see the 8th graders leave Smart, one last time.This is for safety and security purposes and is a change as in years past.

Due to our increasing student body size, with the number of students exiting the building, it doesn't allow for parents to "clap out" the 8th graders inside the building anymore.

We will have a "parent viewing area" (see map below) right outside the main entrance, where the 8th grade will be exiting the building.

6th and 7th grade students will be exiting out of the media center entrance to help improve the flow of students leaving the building.

Once the 8th graders have emptied out of the building, parents may join them briefly in the "student dismissal area" as we load buses for dismissal.

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