OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Veterans Day Celebration
Let's celebrate our amazing veterans! Veterans Day t-shirts can be ordered until next Monday! Click below for the order form.
Firehouse Fun! Thank you, Smithton FD!!!
Walk to School Day!!!
2nd Grade Is FUN!
Earlier this week, students in Mrs. Beggs’ class learned a yummy way to learn about landforms! The 2nd grade students had fun using food to imitate landforms. They used vanilla wafers as an island, Hershey Kisses as mountains and graham crackers as the plains. These were just some of the foods they used to make this learning activity fun!
The Smithton Elementary baseball team took the class M state championship in Pinckneyville on Thursday! Congrats baseball team!!! Go Cougars!!!
Cougar Baseball At State!
Our baseball team is on to the final four! They will play at 3 pm on Tuesday! Go Cougars!
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
This week our team member spotlight is Janet Wolf! Mrs. Wolf is a paraprofessional working with our fantastic RTI/Title team!
On Saturday, 40 of our National Junior Honor Society students helped to refresh the paint on our Cougar paws. Thank you, to these student leaders! It is 'pawsitively' awesome!
Thank you, Eckert's Country Store & Farms!
Mrs. Rank entered Smithton School in a contest at Eckert's. We were one of 100 schools in the area to receive free apples from Eckert's. Eckert's received 300 requests for over 200,000 apples. We thank Amanda Morgan and Greg Beyer from Eckert's for delivering to us. Every student and staff member is taking home an apple!
TEAM MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
This week our team member spotlight is Kris Barschak! Mrs. Barschak is very excited to be working with our RTI/Title team!
K-1 Grandparents Day!
It was a 'grand' occasion in our K-1 classrooms today as we had many visitors on hand to help celebrate Grandparents Day! To see many, many pictures from the day please check out our Facebook page! What a great day!
Mr. Francis Vahlkamp from the St. Clair County Farm Bureau came to visit our 3rd graders today. Students learned about agriculture, geography, and the history of farming. Thank you, Mr. Vahlkamp!
Strike Out Cancer
On Saturday, August 25 the Smithton Cougars faced off against the Wolf Branch Wolverines in both softball and baseball at GCS Stadium home of the Gateway Grizzlies. The games were played to honor the memory of Wolf Branch student, Jon Cook, who lost his battle with leukemia on July 22. The 1st Annual "Striking Out Cancer" event helped to raise over $1,000 to support families battling cancer.
"Instrument Petting Zoo"
Our 5th grade students had the chance to try out many different musical instruments to see which ones they would like to try in band. We can't wait to hear our new musicians later this year!
8th Grade Science Fun!
The 8th graders have been studying the use of science equipment. They have been exploring a beaker, spring scale, graduated cylinder, ruler, and triple beam balance. Today’s “Olaf Challenge” had the students massing many different objects to create their snowman scenes!
1st Day of School!
It's raining outside, but sunny in our school! We are so excited to have our students back!
Teacherease is now open! You may access your account to see your child's teacher!
If you need help accessing your Teacherease account please call Kathy in the office.
August 15th - Full Day (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Girls on the Run
Click here for information about signing up for Girls on the Run!
Register now at girlsontherunstlouis.org!
Follow up community meeting information
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Click here for what the project could look like and what the estimated cost to taxpayers would be.
Video of the meeting can be found here: youtu.be/TFa-GaDwde4
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of October, 2018
Danny B. was chosen for this honor by the faculty and administration of the school. The guidelines used were: the student who goes out of his or her way to help others and be thoughtful and kind to others, a student who shows cooperation, follows the rules and has an optimistic outlook at all times. Danny will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and his family will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where he will be honored.
Danny is the son of Debbie and Eric Benedick. Some of Dan’s favorite hobbies and activities include student council, band and NJHS. Danny is also a basketball manager. His plans for the future are to become an airline pilot and to live a happy life. His favorite motto is “If I cannot do great things, I will do small things in a great way" - Martin Luther King, Jr. Dan would also like to share that he is NJHS president and, he raises and lowers the school's American flag every day. Way to go, Dan!
The Village of Smithton received the 2013 Governor's Hometown Award. This award recognizes promotion of a healthful & supportive environment & a high quality of life.
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Join us in supporting a safe environment for students and staff and help us take proactive steps to prevent bullying. Smithton School is committed to a continuous improvement process that helps support both academic success and emotional health. Resources and Smithton's policy on bullying can be found by clicking here.
WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
A new "championship" banner was unveiled on during a school-wide assembly. This sign now hangs in the gymnasium to honor the amazing achievements by the entire Smithton Community last school year! Go Cougars!!!
After the statewide release of PARCC scores, we have some celebrating to do!!! We are very proud to announce that our students were the top scoring district in St. Clair County in both ELA and Math!!! According to updated rankings on schooldigger.com our students are ranked in the top 5% of all schools in Illinois! Congratulations to our entire Smithton Community! This is truly a team effort!
You probably have heard in the news that some schools participated in a national student walk-out on the one month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
The Character Council found a different way to honor and remember the 17 victims killed. #whatsyour17 is a movement founded by a teacher in northern Illinois that focuses on student's making positive changes - smiling at 17 people they don't know, completing 17 random acts of kindness, etc. Through the sales of these #whatsyour17 shirts, we are able to donate over $1000 to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School!
Rather than walking out our character council wanted to come up with a positive activity in which all students in kindergarten through 8th grade could participate. At 10 a.m., every student was given a shamrock with the words "I am lucky because" on it. For the students in the younger grades, it was simply a St. Patrick's day activity in which teachers lead a quick discussion on things we should indeed be thankful for. It never hurts to be reminded to be positive, be kind, help one another, and be thankful for all that we have. Thank you to our character council for this great idea! What's your 17 for today?
WE ARE A SMALL SCHOOL WITH BIG DREAMS! Click on the image below to watch our video!
WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!
Smithton School has been honored as the Illinois DO THE RIGHT THING School of the Year twice!!
After graduation from Smithton School at the end of eighth grade, students continuing their public school education attend Freeburg High School, an excellent comprehensive 9-12 school offering students rich academics and extensive extracurricular activities.
During inclement weather, the district administration may elect to cancel school for the safety and security of students and staff. In the event that school is cancelled, parents will be notified using the SCHOOLREACH automated phone system. Additionally, school closure information will be made available on the district's website as well as the following media outlets: KMOX Radio, KTVI FOX Channel 2, KMOV CBS Channel 4, KSDK NBC Channel 5, KDNL ABC Channel 30.