SHS Weekly Update


2023 SkillsUSA District Welding Competition

Two students in Mr. Miller's Welding III class attended the 2023 SkillsUSA District Welding Competition. Brett Endrusick from Windsor High took 2nd place in the competition and was only one point away from winning 1st place. Liam Wilson from Smithfield High was one point behind Brett.

Pictured below: Liam Wilson (Smithfield), Paul Miller and Brett Endrusick (Windsor)

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Smithfield Packers 2022-2023 4A Regional Debate Champions!

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Feb 11th – CAMP PERRY, OHIO The Smithfield HS JROTC Rifle Team traveled to Port Clinton, Ohio, this week to compete in the Army JROTC Air Rifle Northeast Regional Championships at Camp Perry. Led by team captain, senior Caroline Lewton, the team placed 11th in the Northeast Region and 32nd in the Nation. Caroline Lewton and first-year athletes Lauren Read and Nymiar Towns all placed in the top 50 in the region and in the top 150 in the nation. During the two-day competition (60 shots each day) both Caroline Lewton and Nymiar Towns earned their gold marksmanship pins by shooting 515 or over out of a possible 600 points. The team has been the #1 AJROTC Team in Virginia since it began in the 2019-20 school year and has qualified for the regional competition every year.

“I am very proud of this team! They improved their team score from last year’s regional and met the one day elusive 3x20 score of 2000; 3 team members shot their personal best scores this week including two novice shooters (Read and Towns) who broke the 500 mark; and two earned their gold pins; I could not be prouder”, said Coach LTC (Ret) Peter Badoian.

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Stop the Bleed Program

Congratulations to our JROTC cadets who presented their Stop the Bleed presentation to the Smithfield Lions Club at the February meeting. The Smithfield Lions funded the first round of Stop the Bleed kits and provided training in 2018.

Pictured below: Kadence DiStefano, Ethan Swartz and Mike Tisdel, Smithfield Lions Stop the Bleed communication liaison

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Congratulations, Dynasti!

Dynasti Pierce was named 1st team all district AND the 2022-2023 Bay Rivers District Player of the Year for basketball!
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Congratulations, Boys Basketball!

The Smithfield Boys Basketball team ended the regular season 17-1. Way to go!

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The Packer Report for 2/13/23

TPR Episode 2/13/23

Did your senior miss cap and gown picture day?

Check out the flyer below for how to schedule an appointment for the makeup day for senior cap and gown photos. Lifetouch will be at SHS from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 22.
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Senior Recognition Ads

The company that handles senior recognition ads for the yearbook has extended its deadline! Parents now have until March 1st to purchase an ad for the 2023 yearbook. See the attached order form for more details.

Senior News

Senior Dues: $75 (cash, check, or money order accepted)

  • Dues should be paid by Friday, March 24

  • Senior shirts will be ordered by April 3

Senior Social: Thursday, February 23, during Packer Block. Senior dues should be paid in order to participate.

Cap and Gown Delivery: Monday, March 27, and Friday, April 21

If you have not placed your cap and gown order on, please due so as soon as possible. If you would like to pay on site, feel free to bring $50 in cash on the dates listed above.

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2023 Spring Sports Tryouts Schedule

Girls Soccer

Tuesday - 2/21/23…..315-500pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..315-500pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..315-500pm

***Tryouts are on the Girls Soccer Practice Field***

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Outdoor Track

Tuesday - 2/21/23…..315-5pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..315-5pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..315-5pm

Friday - 2/24/23…..315-5pm

***Tryouts are at the SHS Stadium Track***

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Boys Soccer

Tuesday - 2/21/23….. 305-530pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..305-530pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..305-530pm

Friday - 2/24/23…..305-530pm

***Tryouts are on the Boys Soccer Practice Field***

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Tuesday - 2/21/23…..300pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..300pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..300pm - 1st cuts

Friday - 2/24/23…..300pm - last cuts

***Tryouts are at the Baseball Field***

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Tuesday - 2/21/23…..300-500 pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..300-500pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..300-500pm

***Tryouts are at the Softball Field***

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Boys and Girls Tennis

Tuesday - 2/21/23…..3-500pm

Wednesday - 2/22/23…..3-500pm

Thursday - 2/23/23…..3-500pm

***Tryouts are at the Tennis Courts***

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Boys Coach Contact -

***A current VHSL physical dated after May 1, 2022 is required to try out for any Spring Sport - NO EXCEPTIONS******You must provide your own transportation to and from tryouts ***

CTE Application

Click this link to apply for admission to any of the IWCS CTE Programs. Programs included in this application are: agriculture, culinary arts, welding, early childhood education/Little Sprouts, cosmetology, building trades and Certified Nurse Aide.

Interested in GSST?

The deadline to apply to The Governor's School for Science and Technology is February 28, so if you want to apply, don't delay. The application process shouldn't take more than a few minutes - our online application asks for some straightforward biographical information, plus the contact email addresses for your current math and science teachers.

Candy Bar Fundraiser

Please purchase a WORLD'S FINEST CHOCOLATE candy bar from an Operation Smile team member beginning Monday, Feb. 13th to help raise money to fund cleft palate operations. Each chocolate bar cost $1.00. Thank you in advance for your support.
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Smithfield Caregiver Support Group

Western Tidewater Community Services Board (WTCSB) has created a Caregiver Support Group for the Caregivers and Parents of school age children in Smithfield. Please find below a link to the registration on the WTCSB website as well as a QR code for easy registration.

For this first group – space is limited so we encourage interested participants to register early. A waiting list will be generated for future groups so everyone will have an opportunity!

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