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September 30, 2016
It is hard to believe that 1st Quarter is going to be over in only two weeks! Our first student led assembly of the year will take place on Friday, October 14, at 9:00  a.m.in the gym. Fifth grade students have been planning an engaging presentation over two of our 7 Habits: Be Proactive & Begin with the End in Mind. Students will be recognized for 98% attendance (and greater), PBIS (respectful, responsible, in-control & safe behaviors), and for the first time the Warrior Award will be given for leadership, effort and citizenship. 
Following the assembly, students will break out into leadership groups across the building to meet with their staff leaders. They will discuss their jobs and goals for the year. Students will be given their leadership jobs this week. We are excited to have 100% of our students and staff in a leadership role this year!
Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!
For Our Kids, 
Denise Harwood
Levy and Bond Issue
On November 8, 2016, voters in the Smithville School District will be asked to consider two questions: (1) a no tax rate increase bond issue; and (2) a 79 cent increase levy issue. The no tax bond would provide $12.5 million in funds for renovations to Smithville Primary Elementary School, Smithville Upper Elementary School, Smithville Middle School and Smithville High School. In addition, the no tax bond would result in an expansion project at Smithville High School to provide much needed classroom and cafeteria spaces. The 79 cent levy issue will provide just over $20 million in funds for the construction and operation of an additional elementary school.
Both questions are intended to provide adequate instructional space and premier learning environments for our growing student population. 
Click here to learn all about the no tax increase bond and $0.79 levy increase.  Click here to watch an informational video.
Are you Registered to Vote?  Voter registration deadline is 
Wednesday, October 12. Visit here to register!

Accepting Nominations for the Tradition of Excellence Award
Our employees are dedicated, and go above and beyond to ensure we are successful here in the Smithville School District. This year, we are launching an employee recognition program to recognize our employees for all that they do for our students, and for one another. Tradition of Excellence awards will be presented to employees each month.
Nominate an employee by completing the following nomination form:  Tradition of Excellence Nomination Form.
Upcoming Events:
October 7: Movie Event 3:30-5:30 p.m.
October 14: End of Quarter 1; Early Dismissal 1:00 p.m.
October 19: Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.
October 20: The Great American Shakeout (Earthquake Drill)
October 26: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00-7:30 p.m.
October 27: No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m
October 28: No School
October 31: PTO Fall Festival