Dynamic Dolphin News
Mrs. Barnett-Bell, Kindergarten Teacher, named finalist for the Science of Reading Star Award in The Data Dynamo category.
Congratulations to our very own, Mrs. Barnett-Bell, Kindergarten Teacher, for being named a finalist for the Science of Reading Star Award in The Data Dynamo category
South Smithfield Elementary Receives Purple Star Recognition
In 2019, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction launched the Purple Star Award Designation initiative to recognize the state’s strong military presence and its support for military families. The Purple Star designation is awarded to schools that demonstrate military-friendly practices and a commitment to military students and families. South Smithfield Elementary is honored to be one of only nine schools in the district to receive this honor!
Ms. Penuela - Flame for Learning Finalist
The Prize Patrol dove into South Smithfield Elementary School to visit and let Ms. Diana Peñuela on the well kept secret that she has been named one of the 2023 Flame for Learning semifinalists!
JCPS Principal and AP of the Year value teamwork, community
Dr. Kerri Evans, principal of Swift Creek Middle School, was selected as the 2020-2021 Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools. Carson Cataliotti, assistant principal of South Smithfield Elementary School, was selected as the 2020-2021 Assistant Principal of the Year for Johnston County Public Schools.
Elementary students spread love in Smithfield community
Students from West Smithfield and South Smithfield elementary schools spread love throughout their community this month with more than a thousand handmade cards.
End of Grade (EOG) Testing
End of Grade (EOG) testing for 3rd - 5th Graders will be held on the following dates: Thursday, May 25 - Reading EOG (Grades 3-5) Friday, May 26 - Math EOG (Grades 3-5) Wednesday, May 31 - Science EOG (5th Grade ONLY)
Walk to School Day - Wednesday May 3, 2023
On Wednesday, May 3, 2023, South Smithfield Elementary School will be participating in our annual “Walk to School Day”event. The purpose of this special day is to promote pedestrian safety and healthy living.
Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing for 3rd Graders
As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 9, 2021
Meet the Teacher Night - Wednesday, August 24, 4:30-7
Our first family event of this school year is Back to School Night on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:30pm - 7:00pm. This event is for all kindergarten - fifth grade students and families. This is a floating event, which means you can come anytime between 4:30 - 7:00pm to meet your child’s teacher, fill out beginning of the year paperwork, and have a little fun reuniting with your dolphin family.
JCPS Preschool Applications Open Now
Johnston County Public Schools 2022-2023 Preschool Applications are ready for your students that will be 3 or 4 years old on August 31, 2022. North Carolina does not have universal Preschool, therefore you do have to apply and qualify for one of our Preschool slots.
Do You Want to Learn More About the IB PYP Program at SSE?
South Smithfield Elemementary is currently a candidate to become an IB (International Baccalaureate) PYP (Primary Years Program). Our IB Coordinator has put together a video that explains the program and how our students will benefit from this world renowned program....
Free Preschool for Four Year Olds Through the NC Pre_K
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
Access SSE's Virtual Library
Did you know that SSE has a Virtual Library? Click here to accces the "Dolphin Cove." an online resource with access to electronic books, read a louds, virtual field trips and more!
School Menus - Breakfast and Lunch
School menus will no longer be printed and sent home with students. Click here to see monthly menus.