News, Events, and Announcements
We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. However, only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
That’s why our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code™, during Computer Science Education Week. More than 200 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
We are proud to teach these foundational 21st century skills during our Hour of Code™ event on Friday, December 9. We believe so strongly in the importance of computer science education that we are not just spending an hour learning to code; we’ll be coding all day. Through a blend of unplugged and plugged in activities we hope to not only teach the basics, but spark an interest in computer science that might help our students become the next generation of tech leaders.
Everyone can learn to code. See http://hourofcode.com/us for details.
Check out these photos from last year’s Day of Code.
Academic Tutorials are back at Smart! Academic Tutorials is a program allowing students to receive extra help completing and understanding their academic classwork. Smart teachers will be available from 3:45-4:45 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays each week to help assist students. This is a great opportunity for students to make up or redo an assignment, as well as get extra help to practice skills.
Students are expected to have something to work on when they attend Academic Tutorials. If a student attends without an assignment to work on, or demonstrates negative behavior which causes disruption to others – they will be sent home, as they taking away the opportunity for others to receive to help. Academic Tutorials are a drop-in program. Students may choose to attend when they have a specific task to complete.
Tuesdays will focus on reading, language arts, & social studies work.
Thursdays will focus on math, science, & exploratory classes.
Students should attend on the night which matches the content of the work they are completing.
Academic Tutorials will begin on Tuesday, November 15 and continue through May 2017. Parents and guardians should work with their student’s classroom content teacher or counselor to arrange assignments for Academic Tutorials if there are concerns about bringing work to tutorials. Read more
We will also be collecting donations for the Student Hunger Drive.
NEW THIS YEAR: Supervision for younger siblings will be available. Parents can drop kids at the coloring and games station in the cafeteria while they visit with their Smart student’s teachers.
Water, Gatorade, and candy bars will be available to purchase at conferences. All proceeds go to Smart Student Senate. Read more