OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Read for the Record
Today we joined millions of children and adults around the world participating in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record®! This year we read the book Quackers by Liz Wong. Junior High students read to our elementary students!
Our Art Club is leading the project to create a school-wide rock garden! Every Smithton School student will paint a unique rock to add to the garden. We are building this with inspiration from the book "Only One You" by Linda Kranz. This book tells of the importance of being an individual! Every rock that is painted will be one-of-a-kind just like the student who paints it!
Team Member Spotlight
This week our team member spotlight is...Sue Juncker! Mrs. Juncker teaches 3rd grade!
Field Trip Fun!
6th grade - Meramec Caverns, K-1 - Smithton Firehouse, 1st grade - Zoo, Top Magazine Sellers - Limo Ride to Breadeaux Pizza
Farmers Insurance Recognizes Smithton Teacher, Mr. Jon Sehr
Junge Insurance Agency visited Mr. Jon Sehr's fifth grade classroom to tell him he was the recipient of "Teacher of the Month" for September. Mr. Sehr received a box full of supplies for his classroom. Congrats Mr. Sehr!
Mark your calendars!
Red Ribbon Week is Oct 23rd-26th! Red Ribbon Week is a national drug prevention campaign. Our character council has some fun theme days to celebrate and build awareness!
Team Member Spotlight
This week our team member spotlight is...Kathy Belding. Mrs. Belding is one of our amazing secretaries!
Congratulations to our state champion softball team and our 2nd place baseball team!
New Flag Donated to Smithton School
Thank you Representative Jerry Costello! He presented a new school flag to Dr. Wamser. Gabby Parke and Abby Benedick are responsible for putting the flag up every morning and taking it down every day after school.
WALK TO SCHOOL DAY!
What a beautiful day to Walk to School! Thank you to everyone that participated! Also, huge thanks to our fantastic P.E. teachers for their flawless coordination!
This week our team member spotlight is...Ray Lauer. Mr. Lauer is our Director of Buildings and Grounds!
Smithton Elementary Optimist Student for the Month of October, 2017
C.T. 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. C.T. will receive a plaque and framed Optimist Creed and will be invited to the Optimist Pancake Breakfast where he will be honored.
C.T. is the son of Stephanie and Matt Sutton. Some of C.T.'s hobbies and activities include playing sports. His favorite sports are baseball and football. C.T.'s plans for the future are to go to college and be in the FBI. C.T.'s favorite quote is "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard" Way to go, C.T.!
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.
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Smithton Student Honored at 'Do The Right Thing Ceremony'!
A huge congrats to Danny B. (and his family)! Danny was nominated by his math teacher, Mrs. Michelle Smith! Danny was selected because of his compassion for another student. This is quite an honor to be chosen out of all the nominations in the St. Louis/Metro East area that were sent in. Danny will receive a $50.00 U.S. Savings Bond and was honored at September's ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows.
WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!
Smithton School has been honored as the Illinois DO THE RIGHT THING School of the Year twice!!
HOMERUN SCHOOL OF CHARACTER
Smithton School was honored 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!
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.