Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam Visits Oak Point Elementary School Pre-Kindergarten Class
Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam visited Mark Merz's pre-kindergarten class at Oak Point Elementary School Tuesday morning as part of her tour of Southwest Virginia early education classrooms. Mrs. Northam distributed books to the students in Mr. Merz's class.
Smyth County Honors 2019 Teachers of the Year
Smyth County Public Schools honored the 2019 Teachers of the Year with a luncheon ceremony at the Hungry Mother State Park restaurant on Aug. 3, 2018. Pictured left to right are: Amy Prater, Rich Valley Elementary School; Gina Tuell, Saltville Elementary School; David Hoffman, Marion Elementary School; Sherri Gregory, Chilhowie Elementary School; Melissa Lee, Sugar Grove Elementary School; Hannah Sage, Marion Senior High School; Smyth County 2019 Teacher of the Year Douglas Haga, Smyth Career & Technology Center; Cathy Roberts, Chilhowie High School; Ann Chambers, Marion Middle School; Dana Tomlinson, Atkins Elementary School; Lesia Harris, Oak Point Elementary School; Cynthia Poe, Chilhowie Middle School; Tammy Carter, Northwood High School; and Tara Galliher, Northwood Middle School.
Smyth County Teacher, Northwood Middle Student Lead Gifted Workshop
Smyth County enrichment teacher Melanie Garrett and Northwood Middle School rising eighth-grader Ethan Surber led a technology workshop at the annual Speaking for the Gifted conference June 12 at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. Ms. Garrett demonstrated some of the technology she uses with her enrichment students, including a drone and various free software packages. Ethan demonstrated some of the computer coding he has done with the Scratch and Python programming languages.
Smyth County College Night Set for Sept. 12
Smyth County Public Schools' annual College Night will be held from 7–8:30pm Sept. 12 at Oak Point Elementary School. College Night is an event organized for all Smyth County High Schools. All seniors are encouraged to attend and speak with college representatives from up to 50 different schools. This year there will also potentially be local businesses and military personnel for students to speak with. Whether students have questions about college or careers, College Night is a great place to get answers and a feel for what kind of future they have in store.
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
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: