On Monday, April 16th, our music students had the opportunity to attend a performance here at Smart, made possible by local grants and the visiting artist program through Quad City Arts. The Akropolis Reed Quintet is an internationally renowned chamber music group, with programs ranging from hard, serious art music to lighter educational friendly fare.
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On Thursday, April 12, 2018 Mrs. Tammy Tunis’s Honors Language Arts students at Smart Intermediate hosted a dinner and project presentation for their parents and family. Students have been working for several weeks on a research project on a topic about the Holocaust or World War II. Each student was given the choice to create a tri-fold presentation board, a Prezi, PowerPoint, movie, create a website, or another creative end product they could demonstrate. Within the project students had requirements they had to meet, such as having a number of facts and pictures. Students were encouraged to demonstrate their own creative abilities with this project as well as using several sources to research their topic. Although the dinner was not a required piece of the project, there were 30 of the 42 students in attendance along with their immediate families. Students were able to show off their creativity and answer questions about their topics. Great job to all these 8th Grade Smarties!Read more
Summer is coming! This summer we encourage all our families to explore new opportunities for your child to keep them engaged. Please join us on April 4 at the JB Young Community Center from 2:00-6:00 to get your students ready for summer. You will be able to register on the spot for a variety of summer programs and learn how to pay for them. These programs range from free special events, day camps and activities, sports camps, to daily child care options. Transportation is also available on a continuous loop from all the district’s elementary Title I schools.
To get more information contact Mrs. Huesmann, Family Involvement Liaison
The 7th Grade Social Studies classes spent weeks studying the reasons why famine occurs in Africa and how it impacts the people experiencing it. This field trip was a way for students to make an impact on someone else’s life across the world.
The students packed 144 boxes of food, which equals 31,104 meals. These meals will be sent to Ghana, Cambodia, Kenya, Djibouti, and the Philippines. The meals packed that day will be enough to feed 85 children for an entire year! As one student climbed back onto the bus, they touched their hand to their chest and said “I feel so good.” Needless to say, this was a very rewarding trip that these students will remember for the rest of their lives.
Smart Intermediate band students are hard at work preparing for their performances at Davenport Intermediate Solo Festival! The event on Saturday, February 24 gives students the opportunity to perform a solo piece and get feedback from a judge. Students have been coming in before school, after school, and during Smart Time to squeeze in a few extra minutes of practice time!