OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Please mark your calendar to attend one of the upcoming events to learn more about this issue. Dr. Homes will hold two informational sessions at Smithton School on Monday, February 27 (6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) for parents who will be attending the Academic Festival that evening. In addition, there will be two community-wide meetings held at Freeburg High School on March 6 and March 30 so that participants can hear about this issue from the superintendents from Freeburg High School District #77, Freeburg Grade School District #70, Smithton District #130, and St. Libory District #30. The March 6 and 30 meetings will each begin at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria at FCHS.
Smithton School was well represented at SIUE's "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day event on Saturday, February 18. SIUE's engineering school provided an opportunity to have girls attend to learn more about math, science, and engineering as well as meet and network with other girls from area schools!
Mrs. Kapp's 4th grade class helped support "Random Act of Kindness" week by surprising their 1st grade buddies in Mrs. Lance's class with positive notes and cards. In addition, Mrs. Kapp's class also spent the week writing positive notes to their classmates! #BeTheChange
Congratulations to these 8th grade students who were honored by the Illinois Math and Science Academy this evening at a special dinner. Pictured with the students are Jr. High Science teacher Samantha Hedrick, Math teacher Jon Mueth and IMSA Representative Dr. Robinson. So proud of our students and staff!
LET ME RUN FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE BOYS
Registration opens on Monday, February 6, for 4th and 5th grade boys interested in participating in the 7-week "Let Me Run" program at Smithton School. Sponsors Amy Morra and Lexie Osborn will work with the boys to combine exercise and fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle. The program will begin the week of March 13. Registered boys will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. The program culminates with a 5K run on May 6. For more information or to register, visit www.letmerun.org or email Mrs. Morra (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Rainbolt. Click here to access a printable flyer.
NEW SMITHTON HALL OF FAME AWARD - NOMINATIONS DUE APRIL 1
Beginning this school year, Smithton School will recognize outstanding Smithton School alumni through a new program entitled the, “Smithton Hall of Fame.” The district will highlight notable alumni who have made exceptional strides in their career fields upon graduating from Smithton. These individuals may include authors, doctors, athletes, educators, artists, entrepreneurs, and more. As a school district it is vital to engage our community and past alumni into the current culture of our district and honor those who have helped pave the way for the younger generation. These alumni give a small glimpse into what the future can hold for a Smithton Cougar. Hall of Fame inductees embody Smithton’s vision of World Class Academic Excellence. Each year, the recipient will be inducted into the “Hall of Fame” during the spring graduation ceremony. We are now accepting nominations for the first recipient of this award. The nomination form, along with submission guidelines can be found by clicking here. The deadline for submissions for this year is April 1, 2017. We hope you will consider those individuals that may be worthy of nomination and facilitate submitting a nomination on their behalf.
Results of our recent water testing for lead are detailed in this letter to Smithton families on February 1. More information about lead in drinking water can be obtained from the U.S. EPA's website at www.epa.gov/dwreginfo/drinking-water-schools-and-childcare-facilities.
2017 SUMMER CAMP INVENTION
Smithton School will host Camp Invention for the 4th time this summer from June 12 - 16. Registration is now open for all children who will be entering 1st through 6th grade during the 2017-2018 school year. For the past three years, we have been thrilled to welcome children from many districts to this exciting, hands-on adventure. You can save $25 on registration fees between now and March 20 when you register! www.campinvention.org (use promo code DISCOVER25)!
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.
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.
Visit the Smithton Chamber of Commerce website by clicking here.
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.
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!!
HOMERUN SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
Smithton School was honored today as a HOMERUN SCHOOL OF CHARACTER by representatives of the Gateway Grizzlies, the CharacterPlus organization, and GCS Credit Union. Enjoy these pics of the ceremony!
Smithton School was named one of six "featured schools" in the state of Illinois at the RAISING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT CONFERENCE!
On December 16, 2014, the Smithton Board of Education adopted a resolution regarding Vision 20/20, a state-wide initiative developed through collaboration within and among public educators and professional organizations in the state. The initiative focuses on four priorities: effective educators, 21st century learning, shared accountability, and adequate and equitable funding. To read the full resolution, click here. To learn more about the Vision 20/20 state-wide initiative, visit http://illinoisvision2020.org/
"Public education in Illinois and across the country is under attack, an attack led by state and federal lawmakers, corporate interests and education agencies, many of whom are putting strings on education funding as an incentive to change. Meanwhile, some corporations and their privately funded think tanks and philanthropic organizations are crusading for more “education reforms” even as they are raising the stakes in student performance on mandated tests." http://goo.gl/k9cbeo