Degrees and Certifications:

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.


  • Schedule

JCPS Announcements

  • Trades and Classified Job Fair 2023

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold it's annual Trades & Classified Job Fair on Saturday, June 24. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Smithfield-Selma High School, 700 M Durwood Stephenson Pkwy, Smithfield, NC 27577.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2022-2023 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific school.

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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, June 23, 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

  • 2022 - 2023 End of the Year Important Dates

    As we prepare for the end of the 2022-2023 academic year, please mark your calendar with the dates listed below. It is extremely important that your child attends school daily to prepare for the upcoming tests. Please continue to encourage your child to work hard and do their best as we prepare for a successful end to our academic year.  

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  • Knights in New IB Armor Family Night On Mar 28th

    Come and join us for our Knights in New Armor Family Night on March 28th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Learn more about our journey to become an IB World School. Student work will be displayed as well as booths from community organizations, food, and prizes.!

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  • Diverse Universe Now on Sale!

    Get your copy of our award-winning literary magazine and yearbook on sale now. The presale price is $20. Only a small quantity of yearbooks will be available at a later date for $25. 

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  • Front Entrance Canopy Project

    The Smithfield Middle front entrance canopy construction project is in progress.

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  • SmMS Zaxby's Spirit Night

    SmMS Zaxby's Spirit Night will be on Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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  • Multilingual Family NIght

    In order to build connections and strong partnerships with our multilingual families, we will have a Multilingual Family Night on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 from 6:30 to 7:30. Please see attached flyer.

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  •  Winter Spirit Week

    Winter Spirit Week

    January 23 - January 27 - Winter Spirit Week

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  • 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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