Smith Academy News

(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...
Dear Parents and Guardians,Hello, I hope this letter finds you and your family doing well. I look forward to a positive and academically productive year. There are many exciting things happening at Smith Academy this year. We look forward to building upon our community/school relationship in support of your child’s academic, social, and emotional development. My door is always open in the...
Dear Smith Academy Community Members,Greetings, I hope the summer is treating you well. As we prepare for another successful year, please join me in welcoming several new educators and support staff to Smith Academy. First, Mr. Dan Jaworski has been hired to share in teaching our high school science offerings. Second, Ms. Susan Cole will teach high school math alongside Dr. ...
Parents/Guardians,Greetings! I hope this monthly newsletter finds you and your family doing well. Another school year has passed and summer is upon us...A huge thank you to the Berkshire Hills Music Academy for the concert they provided SA students and faculty. What a talented group of musicians. A large thank you to the Hatfield Education Foundation for making it all possible...
(Image: SA Jazz Quartet)Greetings!I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.The weather has finally heated up and summer is right around the corner. The warmer weather brings about many great things; however, there are a few I would ask for your assistance with. Secondary schools across the country are faced with this issue every spring/summer: student dress code. Again, I...
(Image: Kelly MacDonald with jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan)Greetings!  I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.   April is upon us and the ELA portion of PARCC and MCAS will conclude this week.  Our 9th grade students will take three sessions of the PARCC exam (Wednesday-Thursday). Students in grades 7 and 10 will be administered the ELA Long Composition...

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