Smith Academy News

(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...
(Image: SA Students Mosaic Tiles)Dear Parents/Guardians,I hope this monthly newsletter finds you and your family in good health and staying warm!The month of March looks to be packed with many exciting events…We officially ended our winter sports seasons with successful records. The boys and girls varsity basketball teams had exciting seasons but were eventually eliminated by their...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am writing to communicate that we conducted an unannounced “Lock Down” drill at approximately 11:35 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...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   Hello, I hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.   This Spring our 9th graders will participate in the ELA portion of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Presently, the PARCC is a paper and computer based assessment tool but will eventually move to 100% electronic. The goal is to eventually...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   I hope you and your family had a restful and enjoyable holiday break. I wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year. As we move into the New Year, our school community has many exciting things to look forward to.   We have agreed to participate in news station ABC40’s morning Honor Roll broadcast. This event serves to highlight and showcase...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am writing to communicate that we conducted an unannounced “Lock Down” drill at approximately 12:40 pm this afternoon. 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...
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 son/daughter. Your support and dedication make Smith Academy a truly special school.November was filled with many events and December looks to be no different; however,...
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 2014 Homecoming. The efforts and support of the many involved made it a special event. I wanted to take a moment to recognize both the STArHS and SAAAC organizations for their efforts and continued dedication to our students. Specifically in honorable mention are the...
Dear Parents/Guardians,   I am writing to communicate that we conducted a “Lock Down” drill at approximately 8:39 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 Smith Academy...

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