CHS Chronicles: Happy Summer!

Show that "Smart Style" by staying informed!


Visit our Smart Daily Announcements for day to day information

Visit the Smart Middle School Calendar which includes other Walled Lake Schools district events

Visit for the most up to date Smart athletic schedules.

8th Grade families:

Please see the "8th Grade Only" CHS Chronicles Special Edition

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Here a the "deets" you need to know:












Week of June 1st:

7th Grade Record Mimes

8th Grade Band and Orchestra Combined Concert

June 5th:

8th Grade party: 6:30-9:00 at Smart: Staff may sign up to help or donate!

week of June 8th

8th Grade Graduation, 7:00 @ Walled Lake Northern High School: Stay tuned for more details.

Locker clean outs this week:

6th and 7th Grade Orchestra Concert

  • 8th grade to Cedar Point - staff chaperones arrive@ 6:15am

    • students arrive @ 6:30-6:45am

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

    • Check in procedures at CP

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

    • arrive @ Smart 9:30-9:45 pm

6th Grade Com Arts Performance

Location: During Encore Classes

June 12th

Last day of school for students, 1/2 day dismissal @ 11:18

Please see the 8th grade Chronicles for "8th Grade Clap" plans and procedures

Smart Spirit wear is available for 2019-20

Below you will find the Smart Spirit Wear order form and logo example for the 2019-20 school year.

Check out the logo, down load the order form, and bring your order forms and money to turn in at Smart Start on August 20th.

Any orders turned in at Smart Start will be delivered to school for pick up in late September. Show your "Smart Style" and get your spirit wear for 2019-20!



1st Marking period: Citizenship

2nd Marking period: GPA improvment

3rd Marking period: reading completion

4th marking period goal: community service

All students are to complete a minimum of 10 hours of community service to qualify for the 4th marking period goal. Students can have accumulated the hours through out the entire year.

The full GAP goal information and recording forms can be found on the CHS GAP goal web page.

PTSA hopes to reward many students for achieving their goals!

Volunteer opportunities for students

Check here on a regular basis for opportunities for students to volunteer in our school, school district, and surrounding communities.

Smart PTSA : UPDATES as June 2019


2019-20 Executive Board and committee chairs - Nominations

President - Jillian Moutafis

VP: Volunteers - Jackie Gurwin

Recording Secretary – Lisa Massat
Treasurer – Aimee Gurski
Membership Chair - Jackie Gurwin
Teacher Representative - Kim Quinn-Haver

VP Awards and Bylaws – Jackie Rosender

VP: Fundraising - Leslie Szalk
Corresponding Secretary - OPEN

Committee Chairs

Legislative Representative – Johanna Sechrist

Eighth Grade Party – Tracey Katzen

Open Chair Positions: Let us know if you are interested in being a chair or board member next school year. Incoming sixth grade parents welcome! See below for contact information.

Box Tops


Staff Appreciation


Book Fair – Fall and Spring

Health and Wellness

Please contact Kim Quinn-Haver or Jackie Gurwin if you are interested in being a chair or board member next school year. Incoming sixth grade parents welcome!

Smart P.T.S.A.

Please see below for a copy of the preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 school year!

If you would like to volunteer,contact Lisa Farabi at

Join the Clifford Smart PTSA!


2019-20 meeting dates: All meetings held in the Smart main office at 7:00 pm

Meeting Dates

Monday, September 3rd

Tuesday, October 8th

Tuesday, November 14th

Tuesday, January 14th

Tuesday, February 11th

Tuesday, March 10th

Tuesday, April 14th

Tuesday, May 12th

All meetings are from 7pm until 8pm in the Media Center.

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!

CLICK HERE to go the Smart PTSA webpage

Smart drop off and pick up reminders: Use the whole driveway!

Dear Smart families,

As the weather begins to change to more winter weather, it is always a good time to remember our drop off and pick procedures in the Smart parking lot. Please see the expectations and diagram near the bottom of this edition of the CHS Chronicles.

In addition, it is important that drivers use the ENTIRE driveway (meaning the section near the north end of the parking lot bordering the fence near the football field) and NOT cut through the last lane of the parking lot during the drop off and pick up of students.

This causes unnecessary traffic back ups and congestion during these busy times of the day.

Please be on the look out for cones in the near future blocking the east end of this parking row to help with traffic flow

Hungry Howies Pizza Nights

On specific dates, when ordering from the Union Lake Road Hungry Howies, you can help earn money for Smart.

Present the attached voucher below at the the time of pick up or delivery and 20% of the price comes back to Smart! How awesome is that deal?!

Our next night is February 7th.

Smart National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The Smart NJHS has a new website and coordinator this year. Mrs. Kristen Berry, Smart 7th/8th grade English teacher, is our coordinator and has created a new Smart NJHS website.

The 2019 induction ceremony takes place on Tuesday, September 11th, at 7:00. This will take place in the Smart gymnasium.

From the Smart Counseling Office:

Dear Smart families-

Please visit The Smart Counseling office website for resources and information to help your student be their best.

Please check back on a regular basis for more resources and information.


Mrs. Leshok, Ms. Hoover and Mr. Giolitti

UPDATE! After School student pick up and car line pick up information!

Families dropping off students in the morning before school: If you are dropping of your child before school please see the guidelines below.

  • Morning drop off line: Parents may join the pick up line that starts at the driveway entering the lot on the east side of the school. This line has been slow, tedious, and dangerous as of late. To ensure a safe and speedy line please follow these guidelines:

  1. Students: You MUST be ready to get out of the car QUICKLY! (have your bags, coats, instruments, etc. ready) once in the DROP OFF ZONE. Please say your "good byes", etc. sooner so the line can continue to move.
  2. Drivers: Please only drop off in the "DROP OFF/ PICK UP ZONE" (see map at the bottom of this CHS Chronicles) and pull all the way up to the front of the "ZONE" as marked in the map (near the flag poles). PLEASE do not stop at the door, as doing so backs up the line , slowing it down.
  3. Drivers: After dropping off, please drive slowly out of the lot. As we may be in a rush to leave, we have had some near misses in car to car accidents when pulling out of the drop off line and pedestrians walking across the parking lot. Please drive slow and with caution.

Following these morning guidelines will help improve the safety, pace and pleasantness of our busy morning drop off routine! Thank you!

Families picking up students after school:

School is dismissed daily at 3:00. If you choose to pick up your child after school instead of using the bus or if bus service is not provided to your address, we need you to follow the guidelines below:

  • Afternoon Car Student Pick Up line: Parents may join the pick up line that starts at the driveway entering the lot on the east side of the school. Students will be waiting to get in your car in the pick up area by the main lobby. Students may not get picked up in ANY other area besides the marked pick up and drop off "zone" located in the front of the building and may not cross the driveway to join you in a parked car. Please See the map located at the bottom of the CHS Chronicles This is for the safety of the students getting picked up. We ask that you plan accordingly and be patient as the line can take time. We will help student be efficient in getting to you and in the cars quickly.
  • If you choose not to get in the pick up line: Please park your car in one of the many parking spots in the east lot (not in the driveway, pick up area, driveway isles, etc). Parents/ guardians must then cross the parking lot to meet their child in the student waiting area located outside and in front of the main lobby. For your child's safety, students may not meet you in the lot. YOU must come and get them and walk with them to your properly parked car.

We have a large volume of cars picking up students after school. We barely escaped many car to car and pedestrian to car accidents last year. Please help us protect your child, you, and your vehicle by following these guidelines.

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Attendance Policies for 2019-20

Please CLICK HERE for the Smart Attendance Polices

Please CLICK HERE for the Smart Attendance Procedures

Please take a minute to read over these documents. They talk about our attendance call in procedures, what happens when students are tardy to class, and other important information regarding proper school attendance.

Please don't hesitate to call Dan Holland, assistant principal, with any questions or concerns.

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Please Click here for the a link to the 2019-2020 DISTRICT CALENDAR for all vacations, no school days, half days, parent teacher conference dates and more!

Listed below are the half day dates for the 2019-20 school year. These are half days for students. Teachers participate in professional development in the afternoon.

There are NO delayed starts at the middle school this year.

1/2 Days for 2019-20; school dismisses at 11:18

September 17th

October 31st

November 4th

November 22nd

December 4th

January 29th

March 3rd

March 18th

April 24th

June 12th (final day of school for all students)

Smart Administrative Team

Dave Tucker, Principal

Dan Holland, Assistant Principal

Steve Spickard, Dean of Students

Please contact us with comments, questions, or concerns