OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Smithton Drama Club Presents:
The Snow White Variety Show
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Where: Smithton Elementary Gym
Show Times: 2:30 PM and 6:00 PM
Children: 8th Grade and Under $1.00
8th Grade Trip
7th & 8th Grade Graduation Dance
Happy Arbor Day!
Thank you, Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Scott Geringer for celebrating with our 4th grade and teaching them the importance of the day and how to plant a tree. We all appreciate your support of Smithton School and for the trees!!!
Do The Right Thing
We are so proud of our Do The Right Thing of Greater St. Louis award winners today! Way to go Peyton K. and Bryley J. for being such great leaders! We are so proud of you!
End of the year reminders!
Wednesday, April 25 - Talent Show 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 - Spring Concert 6:30 p.m.
Monday, May 7-9 - 8th grade trip
Thursday, May 10 - Field Day
Monday, May 14 - Awards Night - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18 - Kindergarten play - 1:30 p.m., 7/8th grade dance - 7-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 19 - Drama Club play - 2:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 21 - Graduation - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22 - PTO Carnival
Wednesday, May 23 - Kindergarten Graduation - 10:30 a.m, Last day of school - 11:30 a.m. dismissal
Happy Earth Day!
Today at the St. Clair County Health Department Smithton School was awarded the Environmental Excellence Award! This was due to Smithton's work over the past two years. Our students have helped coordinate paper recycling and e-recycling events. These students accepted the award on behalf of the school during the earth day event. Smithton will now fly the Earth Flag as a result of the hard work of our entire community! A special thank you to Mrs. Belding for her coordination and effort in helping us achieve this amazing award! Go Cougars!
Illinois Principals Association Recognition Awards
A huge congratulations to our Principal Association student award recipients and their parents! Thank you, Abby and Paul, for being leaders at Smithton School! Go Cougars!
On Friday, Kindergarten BLASTED off to space! They explored their favorite planets and then stopped on the moon for a quick snack. These little astronauts even got to eat astronaut ice cream! It was such a fun day!
Track Team News
Congrats to our track team!!! Thursday, we had an awesome showing at the Red Bud Invitational:
Eli Hoerner broke the school record in the hurdles!
The boys finished 1st and girls finished 4th. The team as a whole was 3rd overall!
Good luck at Pinckneyville today!
Already today (Friday):
Eli Hoerner has broken the school record in the 100!
Luke Merz has broken the school record for 7th grade in the 100!!!
Team Member Spotlight
This week our team member spotlight is...Michelle Smith! Mrs. Smith teaches 6th grade math!!!
Jump Rope for Heart Celebration
We had a great assembly to celebrate our awesome Jump Rope for Heart fundraising!!! Our highest fundraisers got the chance to slime some of their teachers!
Great job to all of our students that have improved their grades! Thank you Edward Jones - Financial Advisor: Scott Geringer for honoring our students with the "Uptick" awards!
Team Member Spotlight
This week our team member spotlight is...Amanda Meister! Mrs. Meister is another of our newest cougar staff members! She is a paraprofessional in middle school!
State Bowling Tournament
Congrats to our bowling teams! The girls placed 10th out of 60 teams! Lauren H. was 1st overall!!! Awesome job!
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of April, 2018
Elijah H. 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. Elijah will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where he will be honored.
Elijah is the son of Tessa and Michael Hill. Some of Elijah's hobbies and activities include watching and playing baseball. Elijah's plans for the future are to play college baseball at LSU and later on professional baseball. Elijah's favorite quote is "Heart has no limit". Elijah wants everyone to know he loves baseball. Way to go, Elijah!
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.