Smith's Knightly News
MARCH 18, 2023
Smith Middle School
Mission: The purpose of Smith Middle School is to ensure learning for all members of our school community.
Vision: Smith will be a safe environment where diversity is embraced, and the needs of the whole child are met through innovation and collaboration. With the resources available, the Smith community will strive to provide an engaging, challenging academic experience, while promoting a balance between emotional, academic, and social needs, contributing to the success of all students.
FESTIVAL OF CULTURES
The event is free to enter to enjoy tables about countries/cultures and watch cultural performances on the stage. Tickets for food and activities can be purchased for cash only (4 tickets for $1). All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
Monday's Volleyball Game (3/20)
Our last Smith home volleyball game is scheduled for Monday, March 20. Due to a number of concerns arising from our student fans not following adult direction at the game, rough-housing, wandering the building, and leaving and returning to school property, we are requiring all Smith student fans to attend the game with a parent. Students are expected to sit in the student section or with their parent at the game. Students without a parent in attendance at Monday's volleyball game will need to leave the building by 3:30pm. We appreciate your support in creating a positive environment for our student-athletes.
iPad Updates - Action Required
Please make sure that your iPad operating system is up-to-date with the latest version. To check for and install iOS updates, please do the following:
Go to Settings > General > Software Update. If an update is available, please install it. If the iPad is up-to-date, a message will be displayed with the current version and “iPadOS is up to date”.
MARCH IS READING MONTH!
REGIONAL FINALS TOURNAMENT
We are excited to host the Regional Finals Tournament for the National History Bee, National Science Bee, and International Geography Bee here at Smith on April 15th. All students took a qualifying exam in their social studies classes in December or January. We are proud to say we have a tremendous number of qualifiers eligible to participate in the regional tournament. Students were notified if they qualified through their social studies class. We are looking forward to a great turnout as we are hosting the event for the 2nd year in a row here at Smith. It is now time to register if you would like to participate. Please see the letter with registration details.
8th GRADE COMPOSITE PHOTO ORDER FORMS
ORDER FORMS ARE PRE-PRINTED WITH THE STUDENT'S NAME. YOU ONLY NEED TO RETURN THE ORDER ENVELOPE TO THE OFFICE.
8TH GRADE SCHEDULING
8TH GRADE FIELD TRIP
8TH GRADE PROMOTION
Congratulations to our Ms. Jain and our 7th and 8th grade choirs on an impressive showing at the Choral Festival on Thursday!
Please join us in congratulating Mrs. Murphy and Mr. Torres on a fantastic 6/7 band and orchestra concert last night. The students have grown so much already this year!
Congratulations to 7th grade student Jeong Hayun on winning 1st place in the 2023 String Orchestra Solo Competition!
SCHOOL SALES AND FUNDRAISERS
LUNCH DELIVERY REMINDER
District-Wide Book Donation Drive
EARLY PICK-UP REMINDER
Please take a moment to review the drop-off / pick-up map below. We are seeing some specific issues in the parking lot that we want to bring to your attention.
- The middle lane is for drop-off / pick-up only. Please do not park in that row. Pulling in and out of the parking spots is slowing down drop-off and creating dangerous situations for students and vehicles.
- If you are going to park your car for drop-off / pick-up, please use the third row of parking spots highlighted in below in blue.
- Please do not drop students off at the Martell/Cotswold intersection.
Thank you for your continued patience and attention to safety as we have over 600 students entering and exiting our school every day!
We have a great online spirit wear store with a number of new modern styles and items for purchase. You can either pick them up or utilize the option of having your orders delivered directly to your home for a small fee.
Click on the link below to check out the wide variety of styles and prints.
Below is a sample of the logo choices for most items...
Smith Middle School Twitter - @SMITHKNIGHTS
Feel free to follow the great things happening at Smith Middle School on Twitter. We often share pictures from our school day, highlight student work and classroom activities, and celebrations.