Principal News

Smith Academy School Council positions available for 2021/22 It is important to us that we are fully informed when considering decisions that may impact the educational journey of each student at Smith Academy. For this reason I would encourage parents, families and members of the Smith Academy community to consider joining the School Council for 2021/22. Being a part of the council...
We have started to plan for the SA Spring Musical for April 2022
July 14th, 2021 Good morning,  We are starting to look at initial planning for our SA Spring Musical (TBD: April break, 2022) and are interested in speaking with anyone who might have an interest in Producing and Directing.  Please see the links to the specific descriptions below: Musical Producer Musical Director Please email me with any questions or concerns. Best...
The Class of 2021 will be graduating this Friday, June 4th
We are excited to see graduates and their families this Friday for our Graduation and Awards ceremony. This takes place from 7-9pm at Smith Academy.   Thank you for helping us adhere to DESE Covid-19 Safety Standards for K-12 Graduation Ceremonies (Effective May 29th, 2021). Please see below for details.   General Attendance will be limited to speakers, staff...
Grade 8 students have been designing their own apps...again!!!
Grade 8 Computer Science   We are proud of our students and staff for all of their incredible hard work in continuing to develop Computer Science at Smith Academy. Facilitated by Ms Shockey, Grade 8 students have been hosting Appapalooza21.   Eighth grade computer science students selected a problem to address, evaluated other apps that addressed their problem, then...
MCAS information for Grades 7-11, 2021
Good morning everyone,  This was emailed out to students and staff on Tuesday May 5th. I am posting it here in case the email was missed. Please email with questions or concerns.   Thank you in advance for taking the time to read this email in detail as it contains a lot of information in relation to the upcoming MCAS tests. Grade 11 students who indicated in the...
New advice on close contacts was issued by the DPH this week (April 20th)
Good morning,  Please be aware that yesterday the DPH posted this information about COVID close contacts. The following update to the quarantine guidance for close contacts was posted by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and approved by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services after consultation with the Governor’s Medical Advisory Board on COVID-19 and...
Smith Academy is preparing to welcome everyone back on April 26th
Good morning,  Thank you to students, families and staff for providing feedback on helping how we return to in person learning. Please find a link to general plans and expectations around our return to school on April 26th.  During the week of April 12th, students will be given hard copies of: New schedules (these will also be in portals) CREW and FLEX blocks...
Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Survey will take place on March 31st, 2021
Dear Parents, Every two years, the Strategic Prevention Initiative for Families and Youth (SPIFFY) administers the Prevention Needs Assessment (PNA) Survey to students in Hampshire County. The PNA survey measures substance abuse and other problem behaviors; the factors that place students at risk for engaging in problem behaviors; and the factors that make students less likely to engage in...
Smith Academy Report Card for 2020 is now on the HPS site
Every year, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education releases a report card for each school and district in the state. Just as a student's report card shows how they are doing in different classes, school and district report cards are designed to show parents and community members how a school or district is doing in different areas. Report cards highlight a school or...
 Angela Rivero has been named as one of GCC's Bright Lights Diversity Award winners
We are extremely proud to share  that Sophomore, Angela Rivero has been recognized by the Diversity Standing Committee at GCC as one of the recipients of the  Bright Lights and Living the Dream Awards for 2021. These awards go to individuals or organizations that have carried on the ideals of MLK in their school or community. The year’s awardees will be recognized at the...

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