Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Congratulations to all students and staff for earning these acknowledgments.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
I also don't remember the last time I had so many kids throwing things at me, and at one time! We had such a great time and I was glad I visited. I had so much fun I returned later in the day to play with 3rd grade. Let me warn everyone, they can throw too.
The game was fun and the kids were very impressive with their skill and positive attitude. They were focused on the game and wanted to win but had the best sportsmanship I've seen in a long time. This came as no surprise as we have constant reminders of good attitudes at school.
I will play with these kids any day, mainly due to their competitive and fun attitude. I also have a score to settle - I sat out many times.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Smithville Elementary students were presented with bookmarks from the Masons today in celebration of Texas Public School Week. The picture above are of Masons Sam Kuninger, Buddy Hoffman, and Larry Partridge.
The Masons provide bookmarks to our students each year during Public School Week.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Sami had a fantastic day on Friday celebrating her 8th birthday with everyone at SES. Sami shared her birthday cake with students and staff during lunch. She wanted everyone to know that she did not have a piece of chocolate cake because chocolate is not good for dogs. She asked for a chocolate cake with pink icing because she knows how much kids like chocolate cake and her favorite color is pink. Sami will have a special cake on Saturday, which is her actual birth date.
Sami received some really nice birthday cards, treats, and presents. She just loves everyone at SES and getting to spend the day with Mrs. Middleton's class added to her special day. Thanks Mrs. Middleton's class for having her.
Students who rode their bikes to school today received a nice surprise from the Safe Routes to School Grant. Students received new bike helmets and agreed to wear them when they ride their bikes.
In all 14 bike helmets were handed out for students to wear anytime they ride their bikes - to school or around town. The picture above is of Mrs. Myers' and her two sons Kallen and Boston.
We'll be giving away more bike helmets after Spring Break to those that do not own one and ride their bikes to school.
Everyone be safe and have fun!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Easy to understand video about the budget
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The video presentation explained that the state mandated lower tax rate, decrease in state funding, as well as proposed budget cuts from the state in the current legislative session have all contributed to our current crisis.
Individuals asked questions and gave input as to how to help the district. One group of parents are organizing a Smithville group to support the Save Texas Schools Rally this weekend at the State Capitol. Informative flyers are being provided to the schools to send home.
More information can be found at Save Texas Schools
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Zachary Schelcher has been participating in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Competition. At the Regional level, he made 20 out of 25 free throws which qualified him to advance to the State Competition level which takes place this weekend in San Antonio.
Good Luck Zachary!
This is a great book that I recommend for everyone no matter what their age. I loved how Ida, the lead character in the story, wanted something so bad that she worked very hard until she reached her goal. The author draws you into the story to the point you won't be able to put the book down until you've finished it.
Thank you to Mrs. Pipkin for sharing her book with me. One of the best books I've read in a long time.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
You can see by the pictures below the kids were involved and had a great time.
Matthew Gorman is proudly showing off his gold medal he earned competing in basketball at the Special Olympics competition on Saturday. Congratulations Matthew!
Cody Spencer is standing high on the Super Stars pedestal as "Good News" is shared about him during Rise & Shine.
These students competed at the Regional Science Fair in Austin this weekend. Congratulations to each of our competitors. A listing of their results is below. Pictured back row: Peyton Slepekis, Jade Shelton, Chad Catron, and Ava Zapalac. Pictured front row: Eliana Garza, Riley Brower-Hoy, Ashlie Dangerfield, Ashlyn Zimmerhanzel, Dakota Moberg, Alexis Tiner, and Liana Marek.
Riley Brower-Hoy - 3rd Place
Ava Zapalac - 3rd Place
Dakota Moberg - 2nd Place
Peyton Slepekis - 2nd Place
Liana Marek - 1st Place
Eliana Garza - 1st Place
Jade Shelton - 1st Place
Ashlie Dangerfield - 1st Place
Ashlyn Zimmerhanzel - 1st Place
Chad Catron - 1st Place