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Smyth County Public Schools Schedule Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020

Formal registration for Smyth County Schools’ pre-kindergarten and kindergarten programs for 2019-2020 will be held at each of the county’s elementary schools on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. The child must be a resident of Smyth County and reside in the school’s attendance area. If you are unsure of your attendance area, please contact the Smyth County School Board Office at 276-783-3791.

To qualify for pre-kindergarten, the child must be four years old on or before September 30, 2019. A state-certified copy of your child’s birth certificate and verification of your family’s income is needed when applying for this program. To qualify for kindergarten, the child must be five years old on or before September 30, 2019. A state certified copy of your child’s birth certificate is required for enrollment. Proof of immunizations and a current physical exam are required by August 1, 2019.

Contact the school in your attendance area for more information.

Chilhowie High School's Greg Sanchez Named State Offensive Player of the Year

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Chilhowie High School senior Greg Sanchez has been named the Virginia High School League's Class 1 Football Offensive Player of the Year. Greg was a senior running back on the Warriors team that finished the season as the Class 1 runner-up with a 14-1 record. Greg was also named to the Class 1 All-State First Team on both offense and defense. Greg's teammates Zach Cale, Trevor Williams, Logan Branson, and Jason Amaro were also named to the All-State First Teams. Chilhowie's Blaze Hughes, Daniel Boardwine, Daniel Hutton, and Alex Adams were named to the All-State Second Teams.

Smyth County Educational Foundation Funds Nine W.L. Lemmon Teacher Mini-Grants

The Smyth County Educational Foundation has named the recipients of the 2018-2019 W.L. Lemmon Teacher Mini-Grants. This year, nine projects were funded for a total of $7,800. Here is a list of the recipients and their projects.

MSHS Student's Play Performed at Barter Stage II

Marion Senior High 12th grader Luke Sage placed in the top eight of the 17th annual Barter Young Playwrights Festival. A total of 395 plays were submitted by 633 playwrights from 14 different schools. Luke's play Mitch Dash and the Case of the Pied Swiper was performed by the Barter Players on Nov. 5 at Barter Stage II.

State Releases School Quality Profile for Smyth County Public Schools, Other School Divisions

The Virginia Department of Education has released Smyth County's School Quality Profile. The School Quality Profiles provide information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. School Quality Profiles are available for schools, school divisions and for the Commonwealth.

Smyth County Public Schools Set Preview Dates for Family Life Education Curriculum Materials

The Guidance and Family Life Education curriculum for Smyth County Schools will be available for parent preview on the dates below. Family Life Education instruction will begin after the completion of the preview days and is taught throughout the school year. If you are unable to review the materials on the specified date, please contact your child's school to set up an appointment to review the materials. If you do not wish your child to participate in all or part of the FLE curriculum, an opt-out form is available at each school to be signed in the presence of a school administrator. This form must be updated annually. Please contact your child’s school with any additional questions.

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Marion Middle SchoolMarch 13, 2019
Oak Point Elementary SchoolDec. 17-19, 2018
Saltville Elementary SchoolDec. 6, 2018

Parents of Students With Disabilities Invited to Provide Input on Schools

Smyth County Schools and the Virginia Department of Education are seeking input from parents of students with disabilities in Smyth County. Below are links that will take you to an online survey where you can voice your opinion of your experience with Smyth County Schools in serving your child.

Smyth Schools Launch Campaign to Reduce Chronic Absenteeism

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Smyth County Public Schools have launched the Strive for 5 campaign to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent. Details…

PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, Parent Portal Now Available on New Server

PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and Parent Portal are now available on a new server:

Smyth County students discussing drone programming with Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni Smyth County students discussing drone programming with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam

Smyth County Students Participate in STEM Event With State Leaders

Several Smyth County students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) event at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon on Tuesday. Virginia Secretary of Education Atif Qarni (above left) and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (above right) were among the state leaders attending the event. Students demonstrated their drone programming and other STEM skills to the two leaders.

Members of Marion Senior High School's one-act play cast.

Marion Senior High Earns Second Place in State Theatre Competition

The Marion Senior High School Hurricane Players competed in the VHSL State Theatre Championship on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Monticello High School in Charlottesville. The team finished as the runner-up ensemble with their performance of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard, Jr. Luke Sage also received one of the four Outstanding Actor Awards. The Hurricane Players are coached by MSHS English/theatre teacher Todd Necessary.

MSHS Student Codes Spectacular 3D Animation

As part of an AP Computer Science Principles assignment, Marion Senior High student Ethan Blevins coded this animation in JavaScript, using the Three.js 3D JavaScript library. His project consists of an animated 3D cube with images from the Field Museum mapped onto its surfaces, an imported STL file of a spacecraft rendered in 3D mesh, and a yellow sphere. You can view his project in full resolution here. Be sure to use your mouse to view Ethan's 3D scene from different angles, and the mouse wheel to zoom in and out.

MSHS Student Codes Stars and Stripes in JavaScript, HTML5

The image you see above is not the typical JPEG picture you see on web pages. Marion Senior High student Drew Todd used JavaScript 2D graphics and HTML5 to code the flag of the United States as part of an assignment for Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles. As part of the assignment, students selected a national flag and used only HTML5 and JavaScript code to create the flag. Drew selected the most challenging flag in the assignment, the Stars and Stripes. It took 77 lines of code to draw the flag.

Students from Sugar Grove Elementary Students sing patriotic songs during the school's annual Veterans Day Assembly

Smyth County Students Honor County Veterans

Students from Sugar Grove Elementary School sang patriotic songs during Sugar Grove Elementary School's Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 12. They joined students from across Smyth County who honored veterans at assemblies on Nov. 9 and 12.

Members of Northwood High School's one-act play cast.

Northwood High Takes Second Place in Regional One-Act Play Competition

Northwood High School won second place in the Virginia High School League's Region 1-D-2 one-act play festival. NHS senior Lacie Ashby won best actress at the festival. The NHS cast will compete at the super regional tournament at Eastside High School on November 10. NHS English/theatre teacher David Burns coaches the one-act play team.