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

  • 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

  • We're Having a Book Fair!

    Come join us for our Book Fair from October 10-14, 2022. The Book Fair will be open from 8:00-3:30 daily and during the evening during the Fall Family Night on October 11. Hope to see you there!

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  • School Dance

    Come join us for our first school dance! The dance will be held on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 3:15 to 5:30. Please make sure that your ride is here at 5:30 to pick you up. 

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  • 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 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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  • Fall Sports Tryouts Begin Monday, August 22nd from 4:00-6:00 PM

    Tryouts for volleyball, cheerleading, football, and boy’s soccer will be held on August 22nd, 23rd, & 24th from 4:00-6:00 PM.  If students are interested in trying out for a fall sport, a completed physical and concussion form will need to be submitted prior to trying out. Forms are available in our front office or on our school website. 

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  • Smithfield Middle Eighth Grade Awards and Promotion Ceremony

    Watch the Smithfield Middle Eighth Grade Awards and Promotion Ceremony on Thursday, June 2nd at 9:00 AM.

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  • Upcoming Awards and Recognition Ceremonies.

    Smithfield Middle School will hold the End of Year Awards Ceremonies in the SmMS gymnasium. Read more for the dates and times.

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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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  • Athletic Award Ceremony

    Athletic Award Ceremony which will be on Thursday, May 5, at 6 PM in the school gym. Athletes and their families are invited.

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  • Smithfield Middle To Offer Saturday Academy

    Smithfield Middle School is excited to offer a Saturday Academy opportunity for our students prior to End of Grade testing.  Saturday Academy will provide students an additional opportunity to receive support in sixth through eighth grade reading and math. In addition, eighth grade students will receive additional support in science.

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  • Diverse Universe on Sale!

    The three-time, state-recognized, award-winning Literary Magazine, entitled Diverse Universe, will be for sale thru April 8th.

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  • Calling All Proctors!

    If you, or another adult, are able and willing to serve as a proctor, please complete the bottom half of the blue letter that went home in the report card envelope or contact the school.

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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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  • 5th Grade Family Night

    Smithfield Middle Fifth Grade Family Night will be on Tuesday, April 5th from 6:00-7:30. Learn more about our daily school operations, athletics, band, chorus, and how students can have a successful transition to middle school.

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