Principal News

Erin with her winning design
Hello everyone,  I hope that you are making the best of the break and continue to wash hands, wear masks and social distance.  Below are some updates in relation to July. Please email me with any questions or concerns. Best wishes Chris Return to School HPS staff and admin continue to work with community members on the three return to school models required by...
Emily collects her HS diploma from Mr Roberts & Mr Buckland
      Good afternoon,  I am sure that everyone is relieved that this is the last Friday email and that Monday is the last day of the academic year for 2019/2020. I wanted to take this last opportunity to thank all members of the SA community for their flexibility, understanding, empathy and support of each other during this very...
Smith Academy students taking a break from community service projects in Costa Rica
Dear Smith Academy community,  I hope that you all enjoyed a restful break and are ready to jump into the fray of the last few months of school.  February saw 18 students and 3 staff members visit Costa Rica to practice their Spanish and complete community service projects, the completion of the basketball season and continued rehearsal  for the Spring musical, 110 In The...
MIAA Ambassadors with the cans they have collected so far
Dear Smith Academy community,  I hope you have enjoyed a great start to the decade!   We have almost reached the midway point in the academic school year and it is impossible to completely capture everything that happens at Smith Academy in a single newsletter. Below is a smattering of news items from January. MIAA ambassador can drive UMASS Women's Basketball event...
Smith Academy As Schools Match Wits team
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians and SA community members, I hope that you are enjoying the holiday season. Please find information and upcoming events for the month of January.  Best wishes Chris Buckland   Grade 8 Washington Trip An information evening is scheduled for January 8th, 6 - 7pm in the library for parents and students in Grade 8 interested in going on the...
Dear Students and Families, I hope that you are looking forward to Thanksgiving break and ready for December. Last Friday, November 22nd, seven Smith Academy students were inducted into the Sophia Chapter of the National Honor Society. We congratulate them for their exceptional scholarship, leadership, service and character and wish them well as student role models for the rest of their...
  Dear Students, Families and Friends, I hope our November newsletter finds you and your family well! Thank you to our parents/guardians, students, faculty, police and fire departments for ALL of the effort placed into supporting our Homecoming event on October 19th. If you have not done so already, we would really like to hear your feedback, here. The Massachusetts Department...
Dear Students and Families,   I hope our October newsletter finds you and your family doing well. Please find below important events for the upcoming month, as well as some information about the Smith Academy community. Best wishes Chris Buckland   Important dates for October Oct 1: School Council appointed (This will be announced through the SA news section of...
Dear Students & Parents/Guardians, I hope that you are all enjoying the last moments of Summer and are excited to start the new school year!  I wanted to let you know about some important upcoming events, opportunities to be an active member of the Smith Academy community and reminders about expectations in relation to attendance, school dress code, cell phone use and grading. I...
  Dear Smith Academy Community, I hope you are enjoying a peaceful summer break.  I am writing to you with some important information in relation to the start of the new school year.  Our opening day is scheduled for Thursday, August 29. All students will report to the gymnasium for our faculty greeting and to review the first-day schedule. After our welcome back...

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