OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
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!
Happy 100th Day of School!
2nd grade STEM!
2nd grade is learning about friction! The essential question was which type of surface made your car go the fastest in the least amount of time? Students used sand paper, wax paper and the smooth side of the cardboard box. They had to measure how far their car went on the different types of surfaces, used a stop watch to time how long it took and record their results on a data sheet. Way cool, 2nd graders!
UpTick Award Winners
On Friday, January 18th, Smithton School held an assembly to recognize the 5th-8th grade students who earned an Uptick Award for bringing up grades between 1st quarter and 2nd quarter. To receive an Uptick Award, a student must go up at least one full letter grade in a subject without going down in any other subjects. Way to go students!!!
STATE ACADEMIC CHAMPS
We have another state championship banner to hang in the gym! Our 6th graders are pictured with the state academic achievement sign that will hang soon in the gymnasium!
Congratulations to our boys basketball team on winning the regional championship! Next up is the state tournament! They will play February 1st at 6:00 p.m. at Rend Lake College. Go Cougars!!!
Check out our Curious Curators for the week, 1st graders Luke, Logan, and Morgan! Each week, three students get the opportunity to be museum curators and display their collections. Next time you are in our lobby take a look at our awesome displays!
Congratulations to Mrs. Thom on receiving the "National Citizenship Education Teacher Post Recognition Award" from the VFW Post 7074!!! Mrs. Thom was recognized for promoting citizenship education in her classroom and at school!
Way to go, Mrs. Thom!!!
Picture the Music Art Competition WINNERS
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of February, 2019
Josh L. 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. Josh will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and his family will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where he will be honored.
Josh is the grandson of Shannon and Tony LaChance. Some of Josh's favorite hobbies and activities include running and playing Chess. His plans for the future are to become a professional runner. Josh's favorite quote or motto is "Never give up". Way to go, Josh!
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.