OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
THANK YOU to all of the Ameren employees and others who volunteered their time and services during the recent storms. Smithton School's parking lot was a central staging point for the trucks. We were very happy to have our power restored late last Thursday!
ONSITE REGISTRATION - JULY 20 (7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
We encourage all families with current students to use our online enrollment system to register your child/ren for the 2016-2017 school year. We will also hold one day of onsite registration at school on July 20 from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you need assistance with registration, please contact or see Mrs. Kathy Belding in the Smithton School office. The school's phone number is (618) 233-6863.
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT - AUGUST 15
We will be holding "Meet the Teacher Night" on Monday, August 15. Kindergarten students and their parents are welcome to bring their supplies and meet their teacher from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. All other grades, first through eighth, may bring their supplies and meet their teacher from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Our bus service staff will be on hand, as well as the PTO and the Smithton Booster Club. We look forward to seeing you soon and enjoying another exciting school year!
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
The first day of the 2016-2017 school year is Tuesday, August 16. School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. We can't wait to see all of the smiling faces!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION VIDEO - COUNTY SCHOOL FACILITIES SALES TAX
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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.
Thanks to our Anti-bullying/Character Committee for launching the "Character Word of the Month" school-wide this year! Watch our image grow as the year progresses!
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.
Visit the Smithton Chamber of Commerce website by clicking here.
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!
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