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Bachelor degree in English teaching from Universidad Catolica Luis Amigo. Master's degree in Education from Corporacion Universitaria Minuto de Dios.

Mr. Mena

Hello Smithfield Middle school's community. My name is Andres Mena. I come from Medellin, Colombia. I am going to be the new Spanish teacher for novice 6th grade, novice, intermediate, advanced 7th grade, and intermediate 8th grade groups. I am so happy and glad to start this new journey with you all; I am an ambassador teacher who is part of Participate Learning program. I have been an English teacher for 10 years in Colombian public high schools and universities; My latest job was in the secretary of education of Medellin. I have a bachelor's degree in English teaching and a Master's degree in Education, both studies done in Colombia. In addition, I am going to be the soccer coach for the following season; I was an amateur soccer player and soccer coach in my last high school for over 4 years. I wish to share my culture with my students through the course's contents. I consider one of the best ways to learn a foreign language is through cultural interaction and the possibility of using the language in specific communicative situations.

One aspect to take into account is that the contents to be covered this year will be retrieved from the school's curriculum map and in accordance to North Carolina world language essential standards.

 

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JCPS Announcements

  • ACCESS testing for English Language Learners

    North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.

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  • Public Notice: Johnston Community College Board of Trustee Vacancy

    The Johnston County Board of Education is now accepting applications for the Johnston County Community College Board of Trustee position. The deadline to apply for the vacancy is Friday, February 17, 2023.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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School Announcements

  • High School Choice Programs Information Night

    Johnston County Public Schools invites STUDENTS and PARENTS to learn more about our Choice Program options for high school students at Smithfield-Selma High on November 17, 2022.

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  • Information Night for High School Choice Application Programs for the 2022-2023 school year

    Information Night for High School Choice Application Programs for the 2022-2023 School Year

    Information Night for High School Choice Application Programs for the 2022-2023 school year will be held virtually from 5:00-8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 30th for our 8th grade families. Families will be able to virtually explore the booths beginning at 5:00 PM, and a live stream presentation from the Choice Program coordinators will begin around 5:30 PM.

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  • Career & Technical Leadership Academy's Open House

    Current 8th graders and their families are invited to the Career & Technical Leadership Academy's (CTLA) Open House.

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  • AVID - Sponsored Food Drive

    Help by donating non-perishable items such as canned food, boxed meals, bagged foods, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Smithfield Middle School from November 7 - 18.

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  • Winter Sports Tryouts

    Tryouts for all Winter Sports will begin on Monday, November 14. Tryouts will be November 14-16. Girls' tryouts will be held from 3:30 to 5:00. Boys' tryouts will be held from 5:00 to 6:30.

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  • SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night

    SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night

    SmMS McDonald's Spirit Night will be held at the McDonalds at 884 W Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577. Spirit Night will be on Thursday, October 13, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.  A portion of all proceeds from dining in or the drive-thru will be donated to Smithfield Middle School. Please come out to support our school! 

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  • Fall Picture Day

    Fall Picture Day!

    Fall Pictures will be taken on Monday, October 3, 2022. Forms will be sent home with ordering information. If your student is paying with a check or cash, the money will need to be brought in on October 3rd. Lifetouch also does online orders. Please see below for ordering information. 

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  • Fall Spirit Week in Color!

    Join us for Pink Out Monday, Twin Tuesday, Knight Pride Wednesday, Red Ribbon Thursday , and Team Colors Friday.

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  • October 11th Fall Family Night

    Our Fall Family Night is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11th from 6:00-7:30. This year's theme is “A KNIGHT at the Museum.” Teams will display student work that showcases WICOR strategies and IB Learner Profiles. Free popcorn and drinks will be provided. Don't forget to visit the Book Fair!

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  • Fall Sports Pictures to be taken on September 27th!

    Our Fall Sports Pictures will be taken on Tuesday, September 27th. Please see your coach for more information. 

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  • SmMS Club Interest Form for 2022-2023!

    It's time to sign up for clubs during the upcoming school year! Please review the slideshow to see all of the clubs that SmMS offers. There is a Google interest form at the end of the slideshow if you are interested in any clubs. 

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  • Spring Arts Night on May 3, 2022

    Our Spring Arts Night will be held on Tuesday, March 3rd. Come out to see our band, chorus, general music, and jazz band students perform! Artwork will also be on display. We encourage each family to have only two attendees at the performance for seating capacity.

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  • Calling all submissions for the Literary Magazine!

    The Smithfield Middle Literary Magazine is a collection of art, poetry, writing, drawings, and works created for students by students. Our team of students is looking for any art or poetry that is your own creation to add to our publication.

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  • Healthy Wellness Informational Night

    Healthy Wellness Informational Night

    Smithfield Middle School will host local community agencies such as Hope Services, Alliance, Pathways, Easter Seals ,Pride and Dr. Allen, JCPS Executive Director of SEL for a Healthy Wellness Informational Night. This event will be Tuesday, February 22, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM

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  • End of the Year Important Dates

    As we prepare for the end of the 2021-2022 academic year, please mark your calendar with the dates listed here.

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