Wednesday, August 31, 2011

SES Podcast 3 - After-School Program

Welcome to Podcast #3 from Smithville Elementary.  This week we have a special guest on our podcast, Mr. Orin Moore. Mr. Moore is the coordinator for our After-School Program.

Click here for information about the after school program.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bikes Make Great Rides to School

As can be seen in the picture below, students and staff alike are enjoying their rides to school.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The 2011-2012 Banner is Up!

Our 2011-2012 school year theme banner is hanging proudly in the cafetorium thanks to our awesome maintenance workers.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Podcast #2 from Smithville Elementary

This week's podcast from Smithville Elementary!


Picture from the 1st Day of School

This year I've challenged teachers to add a picture a day to their blogs.  I figured if I'm going to challenge others I'd better be prepared to play as well.  Here is my picture from the 1st day of school.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Welcome to the 2011-2012 School Year

The new year begins Monday, August 22, 2011 and it's easy to see that students are ready! That was very evident at Meet the Teacher Night last Thursday.

Students and their parents steadily streamed in from 5:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. eager to meet their new teachers, see friends, and visit with teachers from years past.

I love Meet the Teacher Night because of all the excitement and anticipation to begin the new year.

Monday will be another exciting day as the official 'Opening Day' of school. Students and staff will spend the first 30 minutes together before joining the entire campus for our weekly Rise & Shine Assembly.

The first week of school is always an exciting time and we are looking forward to a great year. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. and the day begins at 8AM.

We can't wait to see all the beautiful faces that make Smithville Elementary an awesome place to be.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

SES Podcast

Good Morning and welcome to our first podcast.  Click on the play button below and listen to our first installment of the weekly podcast for Smithville Elementary.

Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A.C.E. Association of Citizens for Education

Erika O'Neal and Tina Smith of A.C. E.(Association of Citizens for Education) spoke to the SISD staff at the  general convocation assembly Monday morning about their commitment to the students and staff of Smithville.  The passion and love for this community moved the audience to a standing ovation.

Later Monday night, Erika and Michele Rutherford spoke at the School Board meeting again sharing their commitment and passion for the success of our schools.  The vision of A.C.E., together with parents, community members, educators and business partners, will assure that every child of our community has the best educational experience possible so they may live up to their highest potential.

A.C.E. (Association of Citizens for Education) formerly Save Smithville Schools, is dedicated to supporting education in our community by bringing awareness to issues and funding through Teaching Grants and Program Enhancement Grants.  If you would like to know more about the organization or would like to get involved please click the link below.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Campus Staff Development Day 1

After a full day Monday with the entire district, teachers and staff began inservice on the campus Tuesday. We spent the day with Dr. Grace Gutierrez learning about the new State of Texas Accountability test (STAAR). Today's information was the beginning of year-long training that will prepare us for testing in the Spring.

Afterwards, teachers worked on decorating the hallways during our yearly 'Hallway Happy Hour'. This activity allows our teachers time to work together and enjoy a little pizza while doing so. Our theme this year is 'Rockin' & Rollin' to Success' and the theme can be seen creatively throughout the campus.

We are getting ready to meet all of our new students and see happy familiar faces Thursday night at "Meet the Teacher". We will be eagerly waiting to see you all from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.