SHS Weekly Update
SHS Varsity Debate Wins VHSL 4AB Super Regional Debate Tournament
SHS Named a National Beta School of Distinction
The SHS Beta Club has received the National Beta School of Distinction Award, which is an honor for Beta clubs striving towards academic achievement, exemplary character, demonstrated leadership and service to others. With an ongoing quest to instill these qualities in more students, the National Beta School of Distinction Award is designed to award those schools that show an increase in membership for the current school year. Growth is evaluated based on student membership from the close of the previous school year to student membership as of the deadline.
Pictured: Beta President James Fitchett and Principal Cuffee
SHS Engineering III/IV Collects Trophies and Superlatives at the Eastern Regional KidWind/Solar Challenge Competition at ODU
There were 15 HS division KidWind teams and seven HS Solar Division teams competing at the Eastern Regional Competition Mar 22, 2023. Team Aztec, Team Hungry Chickens and Team AirBenders move on to state competition!
Team Aztec’s solar irrigation system racked up the superlative awards by taking home “People’s Choice” Award, Solar Geek Award (for best knowledge test score) and “Circuit Master” Award (for the most comprehensive knowledge of the circuitry). Team members include Seneca Register, Kevin Parker, Ammon Rawlings, Timmie Edwards, Anthony Forwalt and Aidan Gibson.
Team Hungry Chickens (Peyton Bosmans and Jaxx Leibhart) took home third place and an invitation to state competition with their solar-powered chicken feeder.
The Wind Wizard Team (Phillip Johnson, Colson Turner, James Stephens) took home the Sportsmanship Award in the Kidwind Generator division.
The Goon Squad team impressed the judges with their thorough presentation and engineering design process. Team members include Nick Evans, Eli Robbins, Shelby Huffaker, Lindsey Greer, Jacob MIller and Aiden Hall.
The AirBenders team took home both the Wind Geek award (for the best score on the knowledge test) and third place for their creative and innovative wind turbine design. Team members include: Kyle Nester, Katie Lutz, Liam Lutz, Emma Forbes, Jaylen Marble, Patrick Leslie and Jackson Elliott.
SHS Blood Drive Receives Honors
22 MAR 23 – SMITHFIELD HS – Today the Red Cross recognized the Smithfield HS JROTC February 22nd Blood Drive as the American Red Cross Blood Drive of the Week. This honor recognizes an organization that exemplifies outstanding dedication to the community blood program. The drive was selected because “it is a terrific example of the blueprint of what makes a drive successful. The drive collected 85 units of blood on a goal of 73. The drive was well run and overproduced!”
“I am so proud of our cadets as they are the ones who plan, organize, coordinate, and execute the blood drive in coordination with the Red Cross. The Cadets invest a lot of time to make sure we have a successful drive and it is nice to see them recognized,” said LTC Pete Badoian and 1SG Marvin Hunter.
We hope this accolade encourages more SHS students to sign up and give the gift of life as this recognition is a reflection of their selfless service. Our next drive is April 25th and 26th. Sign up now at Redcrossblood.org to reserve an appointment and see first-hand the #1 High School blood drive in VA four years running.
SHS Choraliers Earn Rating of "Excellent"
Congratulations to the SHS Choraliers singers for earning a rating of Excellent (2) for their performances of “Earth Song” and “Festival Sanctus” and a perfect sight-reading score of Superior (1) for Choral District Assessments at Indian River High School on March 17. Way to go, Choraliers!
The SHS Concert Chorus and Choraliers will be presenting a Pyramid Concert with Carrollton Elementary, Hardy Elementary, Westside Elementary, and Smithfield Middle School choruses on Thursday, March 30 at 6:30pm in the SHS Auditorium. Please come out and support our IWCS singers as they make beautiful music together!
Just Keep Swimming
Board of Education's Excellence in Civics Education Seal
Art in the Heart of Smithfield Contest
The educational purpose of this contest is to give high school students enrolled in Isle of Wight County Schools an opportunity to express their artistic talent through the art of storytelling based on specific themes. The project will benefit and bring awareness to the Prolific Place Community Garden and the StormWater Retention System in Windsor Castle Park. See the link below for more information.
Family Life Education
Military and Family Life Counseling
Turning Your Trash to Treasure
One person’s trash is an Engineering classroom’s treasure! The Engineering program can use the following item donations:
Old, broken RC or motorized toys (we salvage the IR electronics)
Broken inkjet printers (we salvage the DC motors, fans, axles and gears)
One gallon HDPE milk jugs (for a chemical engineering project)
Snap Circuit sets (check us out on Twitter @PackerEngineers)
Drop off any items in the main office and an engineering student will come and pick them up!
Spring SOL Test Dates
Friday, May 26 - History
Wednesday, May 31 - Reading
Friday, June 2 - Math
Monday, June 5 - Science
AP Exam Dates
Monday, May 1
United States Government and Politics - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 2
Psychology - 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 3
English Literature and Composition - 7:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 4
Macroeconomics - 7:30 a.m.
Friday, May 5
European History & United States History - 7:30 a.m.
Microeconomics - 11:30 a.m.
Monday, May 8
Calculus AB & BC - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 9
English Language and Composition - 7:30 a.m.
Wednesday, May 10
Biology - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 18
Comparative Government and Politics - 11:30 a.m.