OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Smithton School Water Tested (Lead Free) in 2015 as Part of District's Environmental Program
There has been a great deal of news surrounding facilities in the Metro-East and around the nation where drinking water has been tested and contains high levels of lead. I want to take a moment to assure you that the safety of our school is of paramount importance to the Board of Education and to me. The water at Smithton School is safe to drink. In October 2015, we partnered with Environmental Consultants, LLC, to conduct a full environmental study of our school. The study included sampling and testing of our drinking water (fountains, kitchen, etc.) within the building. I am pleased to report that all samples collected from our school "identified lead levels at LESS THAN the limit of detection which is WELL BELOW the USEPA (United States Environmental Protection Agency) standard for safe drinking water." Not only does our environmental program check for safe drinking water, but it also allows for regular site visits by the environmental team, checks on temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, ventilation and other areas that may impact student and staff health.I hope that this information will help you have peace of mind in terms of drinking water at our school and our district's approach to ensuring a safe and healthy environment.
Yours in education,
Dr. Sue Home
INSTRUMENT PETTING ZOO - AUGUST 30
We are excited to announce this year's "Instrument Petting Zoo" for our 5th grade students. The "Petting Zoo" is an opportunity for students who would like to learn to play an instrument! Our music teacher and band director, Ms. Danielle McKenzie, works with Halpin Music to provide an opportunity for students to "try out" different instruments based on their interest. This is a fun evening to ask questions and learn more about our band program for Grades 5 - 8. We hope to see you on August 30 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in our school cafeteria. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY OFFICERS
Congratulations to our 2016-2017 National Jr. Honor Society Officers! From left to right, Bret - Treasurer, Colin - President, Brooke - Secretary, and Libby - Vice President!
Scholastic Book Fair will be held NEXT WEEK (August 30-31 and September 1-2) at Smithton School! The Book Fair will be open from 12:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. on Friday. Grandparents of Kindergarten and 1st grade students are also welcome to "shop" on Friday, September 2, during the Grandparents Reception.
SMITHTON COUGARS PLAY AT GRIZZLY STADIUM!
Plan to come out and support the Smithton Baseball A and B teams on Saturday, August 27 at Grizzly Stadium. The teams will take on Wolf Branch! Games will be held at 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Tickets may be purchased through the school office. Go Cougars!
GIRLS ON THE RUN 2016-2017
Registration opens August 1 for Smithton's 7th season of GIRLS ON THE RUN. This outstanding program for girls entering grades 3 through 6 helps develop and enhance girls’ social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life's experiences. Registration is available at http://girlsontherunstlouis.org/. Additional information is available through our program director Mrs. Lori Rainbolt at email@example.com.
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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
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.
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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.
WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!
Smithton School was honored as the Illinois DO THE RIGHT THING School of the Year in August 2015!
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!