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Ms. Hannah White VanHalen

Welcome parents and students. I am certain this will be a year of learning and growth as we work together as a team to create the best possible environment for success. This year I am transitioning into a new role at Smithfield Middle School as the Social Emotional Learning Coach. Please allow me to introduce myself: My name is Hannah White VanHalen. This is my 11th year teaching within the Johnston County Public School system. I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. I then moved to complete my Special Education Teaching License through East Carolina University. I live in rural Johnston County on family farm land. I have three young children, all of whom are boys (Pierce, Preston and Payte). I look forward to working with you to have a successful and productive year.

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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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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