The Smyth County School Board will hold a called meeting at 5:00pm Wednesday, June 26, in the School Board office at 121 Bagley Circle, Suite 300, Marion, Va.
Marion Senior High School tied for second place in the 2018-2019 Wells Fargo Cup Class 2 academic competition. Radford High School tied with Marion for second place. The winning team in Class 2 was the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies in Richmond. The Wells Fargo Cup is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in the Virginia High School League's academic competitions: magazine, newsmagazine, newspaper, online news, yearbook, broadcasting, theatre, scholastic bowl, forensics, debate, creative writing, and film festival. Marion's theatre and forensics teams each earned 45 points for their second place finishes in this year's state competition, and the yearbook earned 5 points for its second place finish, for a total of 95. Todd Necessary coaches the Marion theatre and forensics teams, and Kristin Untiedt-Barnett is the MSHS yearbook advisor.
Thursday, Aug. 8, will be the first day of the 2019-2020 school year. The School Board adopted the 2019-2020 calendar at its March meeting. More details…
Each school year, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) is required to report to the U.S. Department of Education the "Percent of parents with a child receiving special education services who report that schools facilitated parent involvement as a means of improving services and results for children with disabilities." To gather this year’s data, the School Year 2018-2019 Indicator 8 parent survey response collection period will continue through January 31, 2020. As was done with last year’s survey collection, a printed survey and a postage paid return envelope will be sent to each local educational agency’s special education administrator in quantities to match the agency’s reported December 1 child count, plus an additional 10 percent. The printed survey will be available for distribution beginning in August 2019. Once received, a copy of this survey will be provided to each family that has a child with a disability being provided special education services through an individualized education program (IEP). Families who have more than one child receiving special education services will be afforded the opportunity to complete a survey for each of their children.
There is also an online survey for parents to complete in lieu of the printed survey. The online survey is now open for completion in English and Spanish versions at:
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 have launched the Strive for 5 campaign to reduce the number of students who are chronically absent. Details…
PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, and Parent Portal are now available on a new server: