Northwood High School Destination Imagination Team Wins Sixth Straight Virginia Championship
The Northwood High School Destination Imagination team took first place in the Virginia Destination Imagination State Tournament in Harrisonburg on April 5. This was the sixth consecutive year Northwood High's team has won the state championship. Team members are Lauren Griffin, Cody Davidson, Matthew King, Ashley Frye, Bailey Counts, and Austin Widner. The team will compete against 1,300 teams from around the world in the Destination Imagination Global Finals in Knoxville May 21-24. The NHS team was formed 11 years ago and has won many regional and state awards including Da Vinci Awards for outstanding engineering and Renaissance awards for outstanding performance. This year the team received the Spirit of DI award, given to teams that best exemplify the Destination Imagination program's mission and goals. Team member Cody Davidson was also named the 2014 recipient of the Destination Imagination Virginia Scholarship.
Smyth County School Board to Hold Public Hearing on Possible Consolidation of Sugar Grove Combined School
The Smyth County School Board will hold a public hearing regarding the possible consolidation of all or part of Sugar Grove Combined School at 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 6, at Sugar Grove Combined School, 242 Teas Road, Sugar Grove, Va.
School Board Adopts Calendar for 2014-2015 School Year
The Smyth County School Board has set Wednesday, August 20, as the first day of the 2014-2015 school year. You can view the entire calendar on our calendar page, or see a condensed version here.
Notice to Parents of PreK and Kindergarten-Age Students
If your child will be eligible to attend prekindergarten or kindergarten in the fall of 2014, please register your child at the Smyth County elementary school that your child will attend as soon as possible. This will help the school system make plans for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, contact the school in your attendance area.
Smyth County High School Graduations to Be Held May 29–30
Smyth County high schools will hold Class of 2014 graduation ceremonies on the following dates:
|Northwood High School||7:00 pm Thursday, May 29|
|Chilhowie High School||6:00 pm Friday, May 30|
|Marion Senior High School||8:00 pm Friday, May 30|
Free Athletic Physicals for 2014-2015 School Year Will Be Offered in May
Smyth County Community Hospital, Saltville Medical Center, and Smyth County School Health Services will offer free physicals for any students who are interested in participating in athletics in Smyth County Schools during the 2014-2015 school year. You must complete a permission form and return it to your child's school by April 23 in order for your child to receive the free physical. Details…
Chilhowie Middle School Teacher Creates Professional Development Website
Chilhowie Middle School teacher Tina Cook has created a website devoted to professional development opportunities for educators. You can access the site here or by clicking on the Teaching Southwest Virginia link under the Instruction menu.
VRS Offers Learning Resources for Hybrid Retirement Plan
The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) offers a variety of learning resources for current Smyth County School Board employees who are interested in the VRS Hybrid Retirement Plan. Details…
Bus Wizard Is Down for Maintenance
Smyth County Schools' Bus Wizard is temporarily down while we adjust routes and times.