Smith Academy News

(Image: Class of 2016) Greetings! I hope this monthly newsletter finds you and your family doing well. In the midst of a tremendous loss to our school-community, our students displayed compassion and unwavering resilience. The grieving process was appropriately and effectively supported by community members, outside agencies, and our faculty. I want to particularly thank our counseling...
(Image: Prom 2016 Court Members)Greetings! I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.Thank you to the Hatfield Education Foundation for their support with the Barnum production. A special thank you to Mrs. Randi Poirier, Ms. Vanessa Kerby and her production crew, participating community members, and our students! As we experience warmer weather we are faced with a...
(Image: Variety Show Performance)Greetings!  I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.We have many exciting things taking place at Smith Academy...Our tenth grade students just completed the ELA portion of the MCAS. I have no doubt they put forth their best efforts on this assessment. Thank you to all parents/guardians who ensured their child/ren were prepared for these...
(Image: Pep Band) Dear Parents and Guardians,  I hope this month's newsletter finds you in good health and enjoying these warmer days. Please utilize extra precaution when/if you pick-up your child/ren from Smith Academy. Students are running in many directions and may not be alert to cars exiting the pick-up area. Please use caution when passing vehicles in the inner circle of the...
(Image: Math Class, Ratios and Proportions being explored by a student)Dear Parents/Guardians,Greetings, I hope this monthly newsletter finds you and your family doing well. As mentioned in last months newsletter, we have elected to administer the PARCC (ELA/Math) portions to our grade 7 & 8 students. All science and grade 10 exams will be offered utilizing the traditional MCAS...
(Image: Student Art Work) Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope the holiday break was a restful and enjoyable time for all.  Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2016! Federal News Recently, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law by President Obama. This legislation reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and is intended to keep public education...
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Dear Parents/Guardians,Greetings! I am writing to wish you and your family a holiday break filled with joy and relaxation. I want to give THANKS for entrusting the Smith Academy faculty with the education and wellbeing of your child. Your support and dedication make Smith Academy a truly special place.November was filled with many events and December looks to be no different; however, some events...
Dear Parents/Guardians,I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.I want to thank everyone who came out for our 2015 Homecoming. The efforts and support of all those involved made it a special event. I wanted to take a moment to recognize our homecoming award recipient, Mrs. Julie Muellejans. Her tireless efforts and unwavering dedication to our school community are beyond...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am writing to communicate that we conducted an unannounced “Lock Down” drill at approximately 9:00 am this morning. Working alongside the Hatfield Police Department and Massachusetts State Troopers, we carried out the drill to assess areas of concern in the event we are ever faced with a serious threat.   I would like to assume that...
(Image: Students/Faculty from RAC group supported local fundraiser)Dear Parents/Guardians,   Hello, I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. I want to thank all those parents/guardians who made it out for open house. Your support is greatly appreciated and needed to foster our school/community relationship. The presentation from the evening is available in PDF format...

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