Katherine Smith Newsroom - All News
Posted 09/25/2020 03:52PM
Regular Board Meeting - 10/08/2020 @ 6:30 p.m.
Posted 09/21/2020 08:39PM
September is National Suicide Prevention Month. The Youth Risk Behaviors Survey reveals by middle school many students either know someone who has had suicidal thoughts, or have experienced those thoughts themselves. Read more about the risk factors, warning signs, and what to do if you are worried.
Posted 09/21/2020 08:28PM
Yes, it's real. Many of us, students and adults, experience anxiety when faced with the video grid of faces in the Zoom room. Strategies for helping students and adults with Zoom anxiety and articles with more ideas can be found in this story.
Posted 09/21/2020 07:34PM
Take advantage of all the great classes we offering your children. The classes will begin next week, so be sure to register soon! See the link on the flyer to sign up.
Posted 09/19/2020 05:13PM
Free dance classes for students in TK - 8th grades start Wednesday, September 23. Click headline for link to learn more and register.
Posted 08/17/2020 10:10PM
School officially starts this Wednesday, August 19th at 8:30. Check your email for your child's first day Zoom meeting. Our staff is so excited to welcome you all!
Posted 08/13/2020 05:59PM
Device distribution is tomorrow from 9:00-3:00. Please click the link to see the schedule for your child's grade grade level.
Posted 08/11/2020 02:59PM
Welcome back to all of our returning and new Katherine Smith families. Please click on the link to read our Welcome Back letter. There is a lot of important information regarding this coming school year. The letter is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.
Posted 06/23/2020 09:24AM
Our school office is open this week, by appointment only, from 8:00-4:00. The last appointment available is Friday, June 26th at 3:30. The office will reopen with regular hours on August 10th.
Posted 06/15/2020 08:17AM
Dear K Smith families, We have now come to the end of another school year. While we are not ending the way we would hope, we are so proud of all of our students and the work they have done during this difficult time. Our teachers and other staff members have worked incredibly hard to support your children and we hope you have been able to reach out and thank them to share your appreciation!
Posted 06/10/2020 11:00AM
Parents and family members, please click on the link to find our 2019-2020 virtual Promotion Ceremony information. It will begin at 9am Thursday morning.
Posted 05/31/2020 01:49PM
We are now just two weeks away from the end of the school year. Please continue to check your email and the school website for important updates in our newsletter.
Posted 05/25/2020 05:10PM
We are now just 3 weeks away from the end of the school year! There are quite a few items to be aware of so please continue to check your email regularly and view the newsletter. Please let us know if you need us to update any contact information.
Posted 05/17/2020 12:58PM
We appreciate all the work you continue to do to support your children with Distance Learning. We would all rather be back on campus and many have settled in to a routine, others are finding it more of a struggle to keep their kids motivated and on track. Below are a few things to consider as we move into the final few weeks:
Posted 05/10/2020 01:00PM
Our community partners, Project Hope, are holding an internet connectivity event to help families register for free and reduced-cost wifi Tuesday and Wednesday at K Smith from 10:30-12:30. Please come see us if you need support!
Posted 05/03/2020 12:08PM
Hopefully you got a chance to see last week's Newsletter about how our K Smith Habits look through on-line learning. This week, we'd like to share the At-Home learning version with you. Your child's teacher will use these Habits as a teaching tool to support their distance learning.
Posted 04/26/2020 11:26AM
As you all know, the K Smith Habits are the foundation of our school. They are the skills and mindsets we believe all students need to be successful in life. With distance learning in full swing now, we thought it would be helpful to revise them for our current school environment to support your children at home.
Posted 04/14/2020 03:00PM
School Closure is a very challenging time for us all! Our primary hope is that you and your family members are healthy and well. In this week's newsletter, we provide a few tips for making Distance Learning a little more successful you and your kiddos.
Posted 03/25/2020 02:37PM
The YWCA has created a video with suggestions for improving your mental well being during this time. Click on the video to learn some self-care tips and ways to manage stress at home.
Posted 02/14/2020 03:00PM
Here are some great ideas to keep your kiddos busy during the week off!
Posted 02/07/2020 03:00PM
Posted 01/31/2020 11:00AM
The STEAM lab construction is coming along and we wanted to share some updates with pictures for those that have not seen them in person. Check em out!
Posted 08/29/2019 07:21AM
This week's K Smith Habit is THINK-Use Evidence to Support Claims. We make claims all the time about things that we read, opinions we might have, or judgements we make.
Posted 04/29/2019 07:05AM
Contributing globally is an important part of our mission here at Katherine Smith. We believe thee are many components to this Smith Habit, but the first is applying work to the world. This can take the form of organizing people, challenging the status quo, leading change, fundraising, making something beautiful, or creating awareness..just to name a few.
Posted 04/12/2019 08:13AM
Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of improving the quality of our work. To give high quality feedback, we need to: be specific, helpful, and kind - recognize strengths - want to help others - suggest useful next steps - hard on the content and soft on the people.