SHS Weekly Update
Mark Your Calendars
January 30 and 31 - Final Exams
January 31 - Last day of second quarter/first semester
February 1, 2 and 5 - Student Holiday
JROTC Students Score Above National Average
Congratulations to the SHS JROTC program for assessing their students through the NOCTI JROTC Leadership and Employability Skills Assessment. Not only will this provide students with possible college credit recommendations in the future, but they scored ABOVE the national average (68%) at 77%!
JV and Varsity girls softball tryouts will take place Tuesday, February 20th through Thursday, February 22nd at the SHS Varsity softball field from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM located behind the middle school. All girls trying out must have a current VHSL physical on file with the athletic director in order to participate.
Students attending tryouts should have transportation to pick them up no later than 5:10 PM.
Any questions should be directed to Coach Riddick, email@example.com
Save the dates!
The SHS Chorus will hold its annual Night on Broadway fundraising concerts on March 15 & 16 at 7pm! Tickets are $10 at the door. Venmo, checks made payable to SHS Choral Boosters and Venmo are accepted. Please join us for an unforgettable evening of music and fun with our incredibly talented singers!
Seniors, did you miss taking your cap and gown portraits? Check out the flyer below for information about the makeup day, scheduled for Wednesday, February 21.
Make an appointment here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/SmithfieldHSMakeup
Deadline Extended - Recognize your graduating senior!
Due to high demand, the Senior Ad Company has extended its deadline to January 31. Click the link below for more information about purchasing a yearbook ad recognizing a member of the Class of 2024.
Reminder from the School Nurse
All Seniors must be fully immunized with the Meningococcal ACWY vaccine before Jan. 31 or you will NOT be enrolled in second semester classes.
If you have questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yearbook Price Increases on January 27
Order your yearbook for $70 today. Price increases to $75 on January 27.
Want your student's name or special icons on their book? The last day to personalize is January 26.
Black History Month Essay Contest
The Smithfield Times and The Schoolhouse Museum are again teaming up for the fourth annual Black History Month Essay Contest.
The contest is for high school students in Isle of Wight and Surry.
Public, private and homeschooled students in grades 9-12 are invited to submit essays that address the contest theme, “Celebrate, Motivate, Inspire.” Contestants are asked to describe an African American in history, your life or your community who has made a positive impact and how that person personally inspired you.
A $150 cash prize will be awarded for the winning essay, which will be published in The Smithfield Times. Second- and third-place essays will earn prizes of $100 and $50, respectively.
Essays of up to 350 words should be submitted by email to email@example.com and include the author's name, school, grade, email address and parents' names. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9.
A committee of judges from The Schoolhouse Museum will select the winners.
IWCS Accepting Feedback on the 2024-2025 School Calendar
The division is accepting feedback on the 2024-2025 School Calendar through January 31, 2024.
To provide comments on the proposed calendar, complete the Online Survey.
The calendar survey will remain open until January 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm. A final draft calendar will be shared with the School Board at their February 8, 2024, meeting. The board will vote to approve a calendar at their March 14, 2024, meeting.
A copy of the proposed calendar is available below.
2024 Virginia School Survey of Climate & Working Conditions
The 2024 Virginia School Survey of Climate and Working Conditions will be administered
starting in January to all students in grades nine, ten, eleven, and twelve and all classroom
instructors and licensed staff in your building, regardless of the grades served by the
individual. To opt out, please read through the attached letter and contact Danielle Hewitt.
IWCS Plan for James River Bridge Closures
The first phase of the James River Bridge cable replacement work was completed on Monday, January 15, 2024. VDOT announced they will NOT use the January back-up closure dates of January 19 and January 22. Therefore, these days will be REGULAR days for all students and staff.
VDOT plans to conduct a second closure in February. As a result, IWCS has announced that February 2, which is already a student holiday, will be a staff virtual workday. February 5 will also be a student holiday and a staff virtual workday.
If there are any changes to the February dates, IWCS will notify families and employees by 3:00pm on Thursday, February 1.
As a reminder, the School Board approved January 31 as a Regular Student Day. It will be the last day of the 2nd quarter and the 1st semester.
Questions about the schedule can be shared with IWCS through the division's website at: https://www.k12insight.com/Lets-Talk/Dialogue.aspx?k=PF9D85F8B9LT@WZ8F2YLT@DY4R4G8LT
Virginia Department of Education Resources for Executive Order 28
AP Exam Dates
Monday, May 6, 2024
United States Government and Politics- 7:30 am
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Microeconomics- 7:30 am
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
English Literature and Composition-7:30 am
Thursday, May 9, 2024
Friday, May 10, 2024
European History & United States History- 7:30 am
Monday, May 13, 2024
Calculus AB & BC -7:30 am
Tuesday, May 14, 2024
English Language and Composition-7:30 am
Thursday, May 16, 2024
Biology -11:30 am