OUR VISION: WORLD CLASS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
TEAM MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
As we begin our new school year, please welcome one of our newest Team Members...Charlotte Shaver. Charlotte will be working as a Paraprofessional in Mrs. Thom's room.
Girls on the Run online registration is open and will only be open until 8/30 at noon. The program is offered to 3rd-6th grade girls.
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Questions? Please contact Mrs. Rainbolt!
Smithton School expresses its gratitude for the wonderful Homecoming event this weekend. Smithton staff spotted on the parade route include Vicki Norton (Principal), Pam Runyon (6th Grade Social Studies and Science teacher), Stacey Rank (3rd Grade teacher), Jon Sehr (5th Grade teacher), Neal Trentman (Board member), and Alyssa Webb-Hoernis (playground monitor)!
PRESS RELEASE - DR. RYAN WAMSER
The Board of Education approved the employment of Dr. Ryan Wamser as the Smithton Superintendent effective August 1, 2017. Read the full press release here.
SMITHTON SCHOOL HOSTED COMMUNITY LECTURE ABOUT UPCOMING ECLIPSE WITH ASTRONOMY PROFESSOR ON AUGUST 1st
On August 1st from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., Smithton School hosted EIU Professor David Linton. He gave a community lecture on the upcoming eclipse event. It was a fun and educational evening for all that attended. We are very excited to experience this wonderful educational event on August 21!
For more information about the Solar Eclipse, visit: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
2017 Camp Invention a Great Success! This year's Camp Invention was another great success! Many thanks to CI Director Sasha Courtney and her camp staff for extending science and math learning through hands-on activities in June! Click on the image below to view the full presentation of pictures!
BMX BIKE CAMP
Ms. Hedrick shared the following pictures with us from the 2nd week of BMX camp. She writes, "A second round of BMX campers are busy calculating speed, stopping distance, and balance using BMX bikes that they built on their first day of camp. I hope that any 7th graders this following school year will think about joining this awesome STEM camp!"
#PassILBudget Grassroots Effort
Today begins a statewide grassroots effort to urge legislators to pass an Illinois State Budget. Over 390 Illinois superintendents have signed on to this initiative. I am proud to be one of those administrators to help get the word out that we can no longer sit by while our state fails to make a commitment to fund schools and important services for our citizens. I hope you will read this letter and consider contacting our local legislators in support of getting a budget passed before the legislative session adjourns this Spring. Please encourage your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same.
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.
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 ARE A SMALL SCHOOL WITH BIG DREAMS! Click on the image below to watch our video!
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 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!
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