morning-announcements

October 19, 2021: Good luck to the Boys Basketball B team as they compete in the Prairie Du Rocher Tournament tonight. The game begins at 7:30pm. Good luck to the Girls Basketball team as they travel to Millstadt tonight for their first game of the season. The games begin at 5 pm. The bus will leave at 4:15. This Friday, October 22nd is hat day. For a $1 donation to the National Junior Honor Society, you may wear your favorite hat to school this Friday. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Sausage, Egg and Cheese Biscuit, #2 Cheese Quesadilla, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. Thank you and have a great day!

October 18, 2021: Congratulations to the cross country Team who went to state on Saturday! The boys team finished 13th overall. Zach Duffie finished 1st and Austin Rarick finished 44th to medal for the team. The girls team finished 11th overall. Jordyn Spanley finished 29th and Madison Marshall finished 35th to medal for the team. Good luck to the Boys Basketball B team as they compete in the Prairie Du Rocher Tournament tonight. The Game begins at 5:30 and the bus will leave at 4:30. This Friday, October 22nd is hat day. For a one dollar donation to the National Junior Honor Society, you may wear your favorite hat to school this Friday. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Cheese Pizza, #2 Corn Dog, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. Thank you and have a great day!

 October 15, 2021: All baseball and softball players, please return your uniform to the office today or a fee will be charged to your account. Good luck to the cross country team as they compete in the State Meet tomorrow in DuQuoin. Go Cougars! Today’s lunch choices are #1 Chicken Nachos, #2 Hamburger, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. And now… It’s time for our Friday Funny. The Friday Funny joke teller for the week is Sydney Kocka from Mrs. Kapp’s room. Her is her joke: What do you call an alligator in a vest? I don’t know Sydney, what do you call an alligator in a vest? An investigator! Thank you and have a great day!

 October 14, 2021: All baseball and softball players, please return your uniform to the office by tomorrow, or a fee will be charged to your account. There is a mandatory parent meeting for girls and boys basketball parents tonight at 5 pm in the new gym. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Chicken Nuggets, #2 Sub Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. Thank you and have a great day!

 October 13, 2021: Both boys and girls cross country teams qualified for state coming in 3rd overall in their regionals last night. Zach Duffie medaled coming in 1st for the boys overall. Jordyn Spanley medaled coming in 6th and Madison Marshall coming in 7th. Let’s go Cougars! The State Meet will take place on Saturday in Du Quoin.  All baseball and softball players, please return your uniform to the office by the end of this week, or a fee will be charged to your account. Today is our Stomp Out Bullying Campaign! Today we wear blue to show our support to stop bullying! Character Council sold friendship bracelets for $1 at the front door and bus door this morning. If you did not purchase a friendship bracelet and would still like one. Please report to the office. Always remember to be a friend, not a bully. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Mozzarella Sticks, #2 Sloppy Joe, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. A grey lunch box was found on bus 111 this morning. It is in the office. Thank you and have a great day!

October 12, 2021:  Today is Team Work Tuesday. The Character Council Quote of the day is: “Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Good luck to the cross country team as they compete in the regional meet today in Waterloo at 4 pm. The bus will leave at 2:15 today. Please dismiss the cross country team at 2 o’clock today. All baseball and softball players, please return your uniform to the office by the end of this week, or a fee will be charged to your account. The second day of boys basketball tryouts is tonight from 7-9 pm in the New Gym. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that are interested in trying out for the cheerleading team should sign up outside of the office by the end of the day today. Cheer tryouts will be held tonight at 6 pm in the cafeteria. If you are interested in trying out, please sign up and pick up a packet to return at tryouts. Please remember that you will need a physical on file before you can try out. Tomorrow is the Stomp Out Bullying Campaign! Please wear blue tomorrow to support bullying prevention. Also, for a $1 donation to Character Council you will receive a friendship bracelet. Please remember to wear blue and bring a dollar tomorrow! National Junior Honor Society officers, please meet in Mrs. Smith’s room today during study hall. Again, NJHS officers only, please meet in Mrs. Smith’s room during study hall today. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Chicken Strips and Waffles, #2 BBQ Ribette Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you ordered at lunch time. Thank you and have a great day!

October 7, 2021: Good luck to the softball team as they compete for third place today in the State Tournament. They will play in Pinckneyville today at 3 pm. The bus will leave at 1 pm. Good luck Cougars! Boys basketball tryouts will be next Monday, October 11th from 6-8 pm and Tuesday, October 12th from 7-9pm in the New Gym. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that are interested in trying out for the cheerleading team should sign up outside of the office by the end of the day Tuesday, October 12th. Cheer tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 6 pm in the cafeteria. If you are interested in trying out, please sign up and pick up a packet to return at tryouts. Please remember that you will need a physical on file before you can try out. Today is an early release day. School will be dismissed at 11:30 and there is no Cougar Care There is no school tomorrow or Monday October 11th. Thank you and have a great day!

October 6, 2021: Boys basketball tryouts will be next Monday, October 11th from 6-8 pm and Tuesday, October 12th from 7-9pm in the New Gym. 6th, 7th, and 8th graders that are interested in trying out for the cheerleading team should sign up outside of the office by the end of the day Tuesday, October 12th. Cheer tryouts will be held on Tuesday, October 12th at 6 pm in the cafeteria. If you are interested in trying out, please sign up and pick up a packet to return at tryouts. Please remember that you will need a physical on file before you can try out. Picture retake day is today! If you would like your picture retaken or you have not yet had your picture taken, please be sure to do so today. Mrs. Province will go to each classroom and get students that need their picture taken. Tomorrow is an early release day. School will be dismissed at 11:30. There is no school this Friday, October 8th and Monday October 11th. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Straw Hat, #2 Fish Sticks, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!

 October 5, 2021: Congratulations to the softball team on their win last night in the State Tournament. They play again today at 3 o’clock in Pinckneyville. The bus will leave at 1 pm. Please dismiss the softball team at 12:45 today. Good luck Cougars! Boys basketball tryouts will be next Monday, October 11th from 6-8 pm in the New Gym. Picture retake day is this tomorrow, October 6th. If you would like your picture retaken or you have not yet had your picture taken, please be sure to do so tomorrow! This Thursday, October 7th is an early release day. School will be dismissed at 11:30. There is no school this Friday, October 8th and Monday October 11th. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Biscuit & Gravy with Cheesy Eggs, #2 Chicken Quesadilla, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunch time. Thank you and have a great day!

October 4, 2021: The baseball and softball games were rained out this weekend, so they will both play today in the State Tournament in Pinckneyville. Baseball will play at 12:30 today. Their bus will leave at 10:30. Softball will play at 6:30 tonight and their bus will leave at 4:30.  Good luck Cougars!  Please dismiss the baseball team at 10:15 today. Picture retake day is this Wednesday, October 6th. If you would like your picture retaken or you have not had your picture taken yet, please be sure to do so this Wednesday! This Thursday, October 7th is an early release day. School will be dismissed at 11:30. There is no school this Friday, October 8th and Monday October 11th. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Pepperoni Pizza, #2 Corn Dog, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
October 1, 2021: Good luck to the baseball and softball teams as they compete in the State Tournament tomorrow in Pinckneyville. Baseball will play at 11:30am, their bus will leave at 9:30 and softball will play at 3:30 pm, their bus will leave at 1:30. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Popcorn Chicken, #2 Sloppy Joe Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Our October Smithton School Student of the Month is Caleb Wright. Congratulation Caleb! Please report to the office after announcements. And now, it’s time for our Friday Funny! My Friday Funny joke teller is Elliott Brown from Mrs. LePere’s class. Here is his joke: What did the little corn say to the mama corn? I don’t know, Elliott, What did the little corn say to the mama corn? Where is pop corn? Thank you and have a great day!
 
​September 30, 2021: Today’s lunch choices are #1 Shrimp Poppers, #2 Nacho Bites, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 29, 2021: Today is picture day for the softball, baseball and cross country teams. The pictures will take place at the park at 3:30 today. Art Club members will meet today in Mrs. Carter’s room during study hall. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Mozzarella sticks #2 Hamburger and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
 September 28, 2021: Tomorrow is picture day for the softball, baseball and cross country teams. The pictures will take place at the park at 3:30. Today’s lunch choices are #1 French Toast, #2 BBQ Rib Sandwich, #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 27, 2021:  Congratulations to the baseball and softball teams on their Regional Championship wins! They will now both go on to compete in the state tournament. The first game will be this Saturday in Pinckneyville. This Wednesday, September 29th is picture day for the softball, baseball and cross country teams. The pictures will take place at the park at 3:30. 7th Grade Student council members should meet Ms. Fortsyth in the teacher workroom for a quick meeting today at 2:30. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Cheese Pizza, #2 Hot Dog, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!

​September 23, 2021: Congratulations to the softball team on their win last night against Lebanon. They will compete for the regional championship this Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Smithton Park. Good luck to the baseball team as they compete against Dupo in the regional tournament today at 4:15. They will also celebrate their 8th graders tonight. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be sold at the concession stand tonight. Come out and cheer on our Smithton Cougars and enjoy dinner from Chick-fil-A! This Friday is hat day. For a one dollar donation the National Junior Honor Society, you may wear your favorite hat to school this Friday! Today’s lunch choices are #1 Cheeseburger, #2 Breaded Chicken Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
 September 22, 2021: 
Good luck to the softball team as they compete in the regional tournament tonight against Lebanon. The game begins at 5 p.m. Good luck to the cross country team as they compete against Freeburg tonight at home. The meet begins at 4:30 at the Smithton Park. Chick-fil-A sandwiches will be sold at the concession stand tonight for the cross country meet and softball game. Come out and cheer on our Smithton Cougars and enjoy dinner from Chick-fil-A! Art Club members should report to Mrs. Carter’s room at 2:15 p.m. today for a brief meeting. This Friday is hat day. For a one dollar donation the National Junior Honor Society, you may wear your favorite hat to school this Friday! Today’s lunch choices are #1 Toasted Ravioli, #2 Deli Turkey Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 21, 2021: 7th and 8th graders who applied to be in the Art Club this year should check their emails for an email from Mrs. Carter. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, #2 Cheese Quesadilla, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Teachers, please try to set out your recycling bins by 2 o’clock today. Student Council will be coming by to empty your bins during study hall. Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 20, 2021: The Cross Country team did awesome in their meet on Saturday in Edwardsville. Girls came in 10th out of 28 teams with Madalynn Finder finishing 31st overall out of 208 varsity runners. Abby Sherman medaled in the open race finishing 15th. The boys finished 8th overall out of 29 teams. Zach Duffie medaling 1st overall out of 214 runners. They have a home meet tonight against Marissa. Go cougars! ALL sixth grade band students are to report to the band room today during study hall with their instruments, band books, and a pencil. If you have questions please reach out to Mr. Provost. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Double Stuff Cheese Pizza, #2 Corn Dog, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!

September 17, 2021: Good luck to the baseball and softball teams as they travel to Columbia today. The games begin at 4:15. The bus will leave at 3 o’clock. Please dismiss the baseball and softball teams at 2:45 today. Good luck to the cross country team as they travel to Edwardsville tomorrow. The meet begins at 10:15 am. The bus will leave at 8:45. Choir rehearsal will be today during study hall for students in grades 6-8? If you applied for character council, be sure to check your email. If you were selected for the group, you received an email inviting you to the fist Character Council meeting today at 2:15 in Mrs. Rainbolt’s room. Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining the art club should pick up an application outside of the office. All applications are due to Mrs. Carter by the end of the day today. 6th 7th, and 8th grade boys that are interested in trying out for the basketball team should sign up outside of the office by the end of the day today. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Chicken Nuggets, #2 Sloppy Joe, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. And now it’s time for our Friday Funny. Lizzy May from Mrs. Stuhlsatz’s room is my Friday Funny Joke teller. Here is her Joke: Why can’t Elsa from Frozen have a balloon? I don’t know Lizzie. Why can’t Elsa from Frozen have a balloon? Because she will let it go, let it go! Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 16, 2021:  
Good luck to the softball and baseball B teams as they compete against Columbia at home today. The games begin at 4 o’clock. All girls that signed up for the girls basketball team should meet in Mr. Mueth’s room at 2:15 today. Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining the art club should pick up an application outside of the office. All applications are due to Mrs. Carter by the end of the day tomorrow. 6th 7th, and 8th grade boys that are interested in trying out for the basketball team should sign up outside of the office by the end of the day tomorrow. Teachers, please try to set out your recycling bins by 2 o’clock today. Student council will be emptying the bins every Tuesday and Thursday during study hall. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Orange Chicken, #2 Sub Sandwich, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!
 
September 15, 2021: The cross country team did great at the Freeburg meet. The boys came in second overall with Zac Duffie coming in first overall. The girls also came in second overall with Jordyn Spanley coming in second overall. Great job everyone! Good luck to the baseball and softball teams as they compete against Columbia today and celebrate their 8th graders. They games begin at 4:15. Any 7th or 8th grade student interested in joining the art club should pick up an application outside of the office. All applications are due to Mrs. Carter no later than this Friday, September 17th. The girls basketball sign up is now open to 5th grade girls. Any 5th grade girl that is interested in trying out for the basketball team, please sign up outside the office by the end of the day today. 6th 7th, and 8th grade boys that are interested in trying out for the basketball team should sign up outside of the office by this Friday, September 17th. Today’s lunch choices are #1 Mozzarella Sticks, #2 Hamburger, and #3 Deli Sandwich. Please be sure that you order the correct lunch every morning and only take what you order at lunchtime. Thank you and have a great day!