will provide educational excellence for all.
will utilize technology and data to facilitate a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Our students will become lifelong learners with the critical thinking skills necessary to enter the global 21st century workplace.
We believe we are accountable for the learning and achievement of every student.
We believe in achieving with integrity.
We believe respect for self, others and school creates a safe environment for learning.
We believe collaborative and engaging learning environments promotes student success.
We believe higher-order thinking skills are necessary to develop problem-solving abilities.
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National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations Kaitlyn Boyd and Jessica Hammersla on being named as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship!
Congratulations Caleb Tenney and Collin Gates
Caleb Tenney and Collin Gates will represent Spring Mills High School at the WV State Wrestling Tournament in Huntington February 23-25. Good luck gentlemen!!
Attention Seniors: FAFSA Information
SMHS STEAM Acacemy Expanding - Applications Available
The Spring Mills High School STEAM Academy will enter it's second year with the 2017-2018 school year. With the new school year, a new grade level will be added to the academy. Students who are currently Sophomores (10th grade), and will be Juniors (11th grade) in 2017/2018 may apply for the academy. Students who are Freshmen currently (9th grade), and will be Sophomores (10th grade) in 2017/2018 may also apply for acceptance into the STEAM Academy for the upcoming school year. The same application will be used for both grade levels. Approximately 80 students at each of the two grade levels will be accepted from the applicant pool. Current Freshmen and Sophomore students attended a presentation about the STEAM Academy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017.
Application packets are available in the front office and in the guidance office. They may also be printed from the links below:
Parent Cover Letter (one page): Parent Letter
Student Application Packet (12 pages): Application Packet
**Make sure to complete all parts of the application; incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications are due directly to Mrs. Corder in room 728 no later than Monday, February 27, 2017 by 2:35 pm; applications submitted after that will not be considered. If you are not at school on that date, you must arrange for the application to be dropped off by a parent or guardian. You may also turn in the application earlier than the due date if you know the absence will occur.
The STEAM Academy is the "STEM Academy". We are transitioning and adding the "Arts" to STEM.
If you have questions, please see or email one of the STEAM Academy teachers (Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. Barker, Mrs. Corder, Mr. Clark), Dr. Marcum, or Mrs. Stegall. Email links are available on the Teachers section of the school website.
SMHS Library Receives $5,000 for Books
The Spring Mills High School Library recently received a $5,000 grant to add books to the library media center's collection for students.
Dear Parents/Guardians and Seniors:
Welcome to the long awaited senior year of your student! This letter will present you with important information for your seniors for the 2016-2017 school year. Additional letters will be mailed throughout the year as more details are finalized.
Our graduation ceremony will take place at Spring Mills High School on Thursday, May 25, at 7:00 P.M. Mandatory practices will be held May 22 – May 24.
Caps and gowns are mandatory for graduation and will be purchased through Jostens. Spring Mills High School’s Jostens representative, Holly Sidwell, will be speaking to our seniors on October 12th and will provide the catalog and order forms.
Girls’ Dress for Graduation:
*Graduation cap, gown and stole
*School appropriate dress or skirt (1-2 inches abovegown) or dark slacks
*Dress shoes: preferably black; no flip flops
Guys’ Dress for Graduation:
*Graduation cap, gown and stole
*White shirt – tie will be provided
*Dark slacks, socks and dress shoes (Preferably black); no flip flops
Spring Mills High School’s Jostens representative, Holly Sidwell, will be speaking to our seniors on October 12th and will also provide the catalog and order forms for announcements.
Senior pictures are not mandatory, but any senior who wishes to have their picture included in the senior collage must have a picture taken by O’Roke. There is no cost for the senior portrait; however you may purchase prints if you would like.
STUDENT SERVICES & GUIDANCE COUNSELING SERVICES
All students at Spring Mills High School are assigned to a guidance counselor, who offers consultation with parents and teachers, personal counseling to students, and assistance to students in tracking progress towards graduation. Twelfth grade students should contact Mrs. Rhoe at: email@example.com
It is our hope that this will be a wonderful learning year for students. Our goal at Spring Mills High School is to see all seniors graduate well-prepared for their next steps in life.
As the year progresses, if you need our assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Marc V. Arvon
Principal, Spring Mills High School
Orchestra Students and Instructors from SMHS and SMMS Meet with the National Philharmonic Conductor
Orchestra students and instructors from SMHS and SMMS meet the Conductor of the National Philharmonic, Pitor Gajewski, in Bethesda.
String Students at SMHS audition for the WV All State Orchestra
The string students recently auditioned for the WV All State Orchestra. The students received a free lesson via Skype from the string faculty at WVU.
Scholarship Opportunity--Princeton University Summer Journalism Program
The Princeton University Summer Journalism Program welcomes 35-40 students every year to Princeton University's campus for a 10-day, all-expenses-paid seminar.
Applications are open for the 2017 Princeton Summer Journalism Program, an all-expenses-paid journalism and college preparation program at Princeton University for high school juniors from low-income backgrounds. Students learn reporting skills from celebrated journalists, report and write their own newspaper, and are paired with a counselor who oversees their college admissions process. SJP alumni have gone on to jobs and internships at The New York Times, The New Yorker, NPR, and many other news outlets. The application can be found at www.princeton.edu/sjp and is due at 11:59pm EST on Friday, February 24, 2017. If you have questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Annual SMHS Pumpkinpalooza Pumpkin Drop
Students in the SMHS STEAM Academy were presented the challenge of designing a container that would prevent a pumpkin from breaking apart when dropped from the Cardinal Stadium press box.
The drop was judged on how well the pumpkin survived, the structure that was dropped, and the creativity students used on their construction and pumpkin. Rules were provided to the students one week prior to the drop so that they could plan accordingly.
The winning groups were:
Abriahanna McKenzie, Diamond Doung-Ahnont, Haley Kolos and Zyianna Holland
Chloe Franks, Katlin Skelly, Kiriah Whitener, and Bryce Ferro
Special thanks to our guest judges Audrey Munyan, Nicole Krause, Mary Beth Edwards and three special guest judges from Mrs. Clark's kindergarten class from Spring Mills Primary School.
We would also like to thank sponsors who donated pumpkins for the drop: Martins Grocery, Butler's Farm Market, and SMHS Staff.
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VOYA Unsung Heroes Grant Awarded
Pamela Stegall, SMHS Technology Integration Specialist, has received a $2,000 Voya Unsung Heroes Award. The grant money will be used to further the school's STEAM initiative in the area of robotics. Students throughout the school will have an opportunity to learn to code drones and robots that will be purchased with the grant money.