Welcome to Smith Elementary
Dear W. Smith Elementary Community,
I am looking forward to the 2018-19 school year at W. Smith Elementary, which is my eleventh year as principal at our school. I welcome all who are new to our school and welcome back all who are returning. I am excited to get to know you or to continue to get to know you better. The coming school year will provide important opportunities for the academic and social development of our students.
We have a wonderful school community. Our caring staff members work hard to help all students learn and want what is best for them. Our students are eager to learn, and we help them follow our Superstar Expectations to be safe, be respectful, and be responsible, and give their best learning effort. Many parents and other community members contribute to our school. Our partnership with the families of our students as well as other community members and organizations is a key part of our success. Students benefit as parents and guardians are involved in their formal education. We should have consistent communication between home and school for families to learn about what is happening at school and provide feedback to help us improve. Please be involved. Like all schools, we have opportunities for improvement, and we aspire to unite with you in our efforts.
We are happy to report we had a banner year regarding our progress with test scores. Our teachers did a wonderful job instructing the students; our students put forth amazing effort taking the standardized tests; and our parents and community were super supportive. We realize we are not where we would like to be, but we have shown tremendous growth, and we are proud of the results!
On another positive note, our Jr. BETA Club, placed in district , state, and national competitions! Thanks to the hard work of the students, staff sponsors, parents, and community who generously helped to provide the financial support for those conferences. We appreciate you!
I sincerely care about all children and their families, which motivates me to try my best to provide a quality educational experience for each student everyday. Ensuring a safe, positive, and effective learning environment is a top priority for me. Please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns. I am here to help. Thank you for supporting our school.
Dedra Major Bailey