SHS Weekly Update


Homecoming Spirit Week

Don't Miss Out!

Homecoming Parade -- 10/21 at 4 p.m.

Football Game -- 10/21 at 7 p.m. Student tickets will be sold during lunches for $3 on Friday. We will open up ticket sales to the community for $7 -- cash only -- from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the main entrance.

Dance -- 10/22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. No ticket sales at the door.

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Debate Team

The SHS Varsity Debate Team met with Congresswoman Elaine Luria before the 10/19/22 Congressional Debate at the Smithfield Center.
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Southeastern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra

Congratulations to freshman Michael Myers who was recently selected to participate in the Southeastern Virginia Senior Regional Orchestra. Michael, thank you for positively representing Smithfield High School. We are proud of you!

Community Based Instruction

Mrs. Kania's students spent a few hours recently working at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Smithfield.

Writing SOL

The Writing SOL for students enrolled in Honors English 11/English 11 is October 25 (multiple choice) and October 26. It is important that students get a full night of sleep, eat breakfast, and get to school on time. Students should wear comfortable clothing and consider bringing a sweater or hoodie. They should bring any prescription eyewear, their laptop fully charged, and their charger. Please contact your child’s English teacher for more information or for any questions you may have.

Underclass Makeup Picture Day

Picture re-takes for students in grades 9-11 will take place on October 27. Any student who missed the September picture day or who wishes to take a new photo should participate.
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AP Exams

Parents/Guardians, please encourage your students to register and pay for AP exams by Friday, November 4, 2022. If you have questions, please contact Terri Krohn at

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SHS Counseling Office News

Please make sure you sign up for your grade level Google Classroom with your class code to assure that you still get messages until you graduate.

Class of 2023:

Class of 2024:

Class of 2025:

Class of 2026:

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Senior Superlatives and Quotes

Seniors, now is the time to nominate your friends and classmates for Senior Superlatives! Nominations are due Nov. 1st. The Yearbook Staff is also compiling senior quotes to feature under your portrait in the yearbook. Please make sure all submissions are school appropriate. Quotes are due by Nov. 15th. Check out this link for more information about superlatives and senior quotes:

Senior Portraits

The deadline is quickly approaching for students to take senior portraits. Seniors who are not photographed, with their selected pose submitted, by November 1, 2022, will be excluded from the portrait section of the 2023 Packer Yearbook. Our goal is to feature every student in our yearbook! Portrait makeups have passed, so you will need to schedule an appointment with Lifetouch or an outside provider. The nearest Lifetouch location is in Virginia Beach. Contact information: 1-800-343-5735 or

If you choose to have your photo taken by Lifetouch, they will automatically submit your picture to us. However, if you plan to use an outside photographer, please have them email your selected portrait to Hattie Garrow at The portrait must be formal with a BLUE background. You must be photographed in a drape or tuxedo.

Recognize Your Graduating Senior!

Click the link below for more information about purchasing a yearbook ad recognizing a member of the Class of 2023.