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.
SMHS Business Partners
National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations Kaitlyn Boyd and Jessica Hammersla on being named as finalists for the National Merit Scholarship!
For parents/guardians and Seniors:
There are two links to 2017 SMHS graduation information: the first is in the Quick Links section on the left-hand side of this page; the second is under the Student tab at the top of the page. Both links will take you to the same information.
Please check back often as new items and announcements concerning graduation are added.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Voter Registration Drive at SMHS
Students were recently presented information on why it is important to vote and then given the opportunity to register.
Congratulations to the 2017 Young Writer's Winners!
1st Place: Keyzar Dominguez, Spring Mills High
2nd Place: Jaelyn Wratchford, Spring Mills High
3rd Place: Keana McManus, Spring Mills High
Honorable Mention: Justice Kirby, Musselman High
Tori Bean, Musselman High
Zedediah Maher, Musselman High
Nathaniel Huff, Musselman High
1st Place: Katie Unger, Spring Mills High
2nd Place: Kaitlyn Boyd, Spring Mills High
3rd Place: MaKarie Myers, Spring Mills High
Honorable Mention: Pedro Costaneda, Musselman High
Spring Mills High to Host Panel on 45th Anniversary of Right to Vote Starting at Age18
As part of the commemoration of the 26th Amendment, Field Service Representatives with the Secretary of State’s Office have teamed up with Inspire West Virginia and county clerks in various counties to visit high schools to educate students about the history of the 26th Amendment and to register eligible students to vote.
Spring Mills High School is honored to be the host school for Berkeley County.
For more information visit: http://us15.campaign-archive2.com/?u=8f557e1c6ac0b5aa70dfd4c00&id=21ff2586d7
"Much Ado" Cast to Compete in WV State Thespian Festival
The cast of "Much Ado about Noting" a One Act version of Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING will competed/performed in the WV State Thespian Festival at WVU! Much Ado was awarded Outstanding Play at the state festival.
Noah Gross - Best Actor
Katie Unger, Kat Tidwell, and David Carvajal- Festival Cast
Taylor Jones- 1st place SFX Makeup
Javier Diaz Ortiz- 2nd place novice publicity
Attention Seniors: FAFSA Information
SMHS 2017 All State Choir
SMHS 2017 All State Choir members with Director Dr. Amanda Quist of Westminster Choir College.
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 Orchestra students
Sixteen SMHS students recently attended the WVU HS Honor Orchestra weekend.