OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
SUMMER ACADEMIC EXTENSIONS
Smithton students have a myriad of extended learning opportunities this summer! From reading intervention to building a BMX bide and flying a plane, the sky is the limit for academic success for the Cougars!
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION VIDEO - COUNTY SCHOOL FACILITIES SALES TAX
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DREW GERICKE HONORED
Congratulations to Drew Gericke who serves on the Smithton Baseball coaching staff for being named as one of two "2016 Belleville News-Democrat Large-School Baseball Coaches of the Year." Drew is the head coach at Freeburg High School and helped lead the Mighty Midgets to this year's Sectional Championship!
ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION ENDS WITH NO BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017
Our legislators and Governor failed to reach an agreement on a state budget before May 31, the official end of this year’s legislative session. The budget impasse continues in Illinois. You may soon hear speculation about whether schools will open in the fall. The lack of a state appropriation for K-12 education in Fiscal Year 2017 will result in dire consequences for many districts. Read more here.
THE END OF THE 2016 ILLINOIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION & WHAT IT MAY MEAN TO SMITHTON SCHOOL
The continuing financial crisis in Illinois and the potential of the current legislative session to end without passing a budget for the 2017 fiscal year may have a profound impact on Smithton School. You can read Dr. Homes' article that details the potential impact of the state's current financial status on Smithton School by clicking here. We urge you to read and share the importance of its message with your friends and colleagues. School children should not be used as the pawns of government. Help us protect our youngest citizens by demanding our state take action. Our future depends on it.
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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.
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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!
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