OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Spring Band/Chorus Concert
March Madness in the NCAA...March Math-ness in Smithton!
The 2nd Grade students in Mrs. Beggs, Mrs. LePere and Mrs. Borgschulte’s classes participated in a March Math-ness with their dads or grandpas. Each class had a center type of rotation where they completed basketball activities in a fun way of doing Math or STEM!
Thursday, Feb 28
Due to the freezing rain and timing of the weather we are cancelling school today. Please be safe if you do have to drive this morning!
Kindergarten Q and U wedding
Thank you, Officer Neff! Officer Neff teaches our Dare (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program to our 6th grade students. Yesterday, he brought Officer Boeving and K-9 Officer Mac from the Freeburg PD to visit our students and learn about his amazing abilities. Officer Boeving and Mac demonstrated his tracking ability and what he can do in the field. The kids loved it and it was really neat! Thank you, Smithton PD and Freeburg PD for all that you do for our community!!!
Conference Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Brock L. and Mira P! They did awesome in the Cahokia Conference spelling bee on Friday! Brock placed 4th and Mira placed 14th out of all students in the conference! Way to go!
Schedule Updates for January 31
Scholar Bowl and volleyball games are cancelled for today.
The mini-cheer camp at the high school is still scheduled for this evening.
Boys basketball plays on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Rend Lake College in the first round of the state tournament!
The lunch menu for Friday, 2/1/2019 will be the following:
Sausage,Egg and Cheese Croissant
Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Chef Salad (if served at your school)
PBJ or Turkey and Cheese (if served daily at your school)
Monday's menu will go back to the regularly planned menu for 2/4.
School will be cancelled again, tomorrow, January 31. Sorry for any inconvenience but we try to always err on the side of caution.
Bring on Spring!!!
A message from our kindergarten meteorologists: due to the extreme cold temperatures school will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th. All activities planned for after school on Wednesday are canceled as well. Stay safe and stay warm!
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of April, 2019
Luke M. 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. Luke will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and his family will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where he will be honored this Sunday.
Luke is the son of Cindy and Dave Merz. Some of Luke's favorite hobbies and activities include basketball, volleyball, and track. Luke plays the saxophone, and he really likes hanging out with his friends and making people laugh. Luke's plans for the future are to go into engineering, either for electrical or mechanical. Luke's favorite quote or motto is "Whatever you are, be a good one".... Abraham Lincoln
Way to go, Luke!!!
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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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.