Twice a year, parents and students are welcome to attend an evening in our classrooms. Teachers provide updates and showcase student learning. These evenings provide an opportunity for parents to learn the curriculum and for students to show off their hard work.
In conjunction with Read Across America week, our students are able to produce a reading fair project. Students are able to showcase all aspects of their favorite book. Requirements are based upon the grade level of the student.
The Smokey Mountain Elementary School Science Fair is held annually each December. Students in Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8 are encouraged to participate. Local area community members serve as judges using the define rubric for scientific investigations. Winners from our school competition are able to compete in the Western Regional Science Fair hosted by WCU. Student winners from this competition are eligible for the North Carolina State Science and Engineering Fair that is held in Raleigh, NC.
Each December, our grade levels select ways to support altruistic programs within our local and global community. Students prepare a presentation and participate in a performance to celebrate how we can give to support others.
STEAM night is held during second semester. This evening event showcases how our students are using science, technology, engineering, art, and math. There are fun activities and demonstrations from our local community partners. The event is free for our school community.
Each May, our middle school students celebrate their academic and athletic accomplishments. Each student recipient earns a medal. For our athletic teams, the MVP and Most Improved Player are also recognized.
Students in Grades 1st – 8th spend one of the final days of school celebrating their academic success and physical health. One big highlight of this event is the giant fire hose used to help keep students cool in the sun.
Our community is dedicated to promoting physical activity and healthful living. By learning that exercise and physical activity can be fun, we hope to build a life-long commitment to making healthy choices.
Each year our students celebrate students and their health. Our PE teachers support Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart to raise money for American Heart Association. Students compete in athletic and artistic activities designed to learn more about the cardiovascular system and good health management
At the end of the school year, students who meet the K-8 curriculum standards are able to participate in the 8th grade promotion ceremony. Being a K-8 school, this celebrate recognizes their success and transition into the high school setting.