OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of December, 2018
Daniel O. 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.
Daniel is the son of Cathy and Paul Obernuefemann. Some of Daniel's favorite hobbies and activities include: chess, running, coin collecting and studying geography. His plans for the future include improving his running and chess skills and to create a nice stable life. His favorite quote or motto is "This is the day the lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it." Way to go, Daniel!
GIVING TREE DRIVE
VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY
Red Ribbon Week (more pictures to be added)
Red Ribbon Week 2018
Mother Son Hoedown
Kinder Halloween Fun!
Parent Teacher Conferences & Silent Auction/Chili Dinner
Join us from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 25 during parent teacher conferences for our annual chili dinner and silent auction!
Reminder no school on Friday, October 26!
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of November, 2018
Abigail K. 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. Abby will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and her family will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where she will be honored.
Abby is the daughter of Sara and Kenneth Kohlberg. Some of Abby's favorite hobbies and activities include: swimming, piano, coaching, hanging out with friends and Netflix. She loves music. Her plans for the future are to go to college and then medical school so she can become a doctor. She doesn't know what type of doctor yet. Her favorite quote or motto is "It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be" - J. K Rowling Way to go, Abby!
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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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?
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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.