Degrees and Certifications:
B.S Psychology, 1984 (Augusta State University) M.S. Industrial Relations, 1996 (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Completed JCPS AIG Teacher Training 2016-17
Ms. Linda Stanford
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians, This is my 20th year being a Social Studies teacher at Smithfield Middle School! I enjoy teaching about the major events of our world's past that impact our lives today. I'm so glad that teachers and students can all be together again at one time in our school building! My goal is to help students achieve their full potential, work to the best of their ability, take pride in themselves and their work, to engage their minds, and to value their ability to learn and gain knowledge. I truly believe in this famous quote from South Africa's Nelson Mandela about the importance of eduation:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”.
I challenge my students to learn all they can so that they can change our world for the better.
Announcement to all Parents / Guardians:
A paper copy of Progress Reports were to go home to with students this past Friday, 9/17/21 for each class
including my Social Studies course.
However, I was not able to provide a paper copy to all of my students that day. If your student was
one of the ones whose class did not receive theirs, I apologize. It was completely my error and had
nothing to do with the students. Please be aware that your student will receive his/her paper copy of
the Progress Report for Social Studies on Monday, 9/20/21. It does need to be reviewed by each
student's parent / guardian, signed, and returned to me as soon as possible. As a reminder,
you can, of course, keep up with your child's grades consistently by checking Power School.
The grades for my Social Studies class have been there just as they will appear on the paper copy of
the Progress Report.
Again, my apologies for any confusion on this matter.
Thank you, Linda Stanford
Greetings to all of my new students for the 2021-22 school year!! It's so good to have our students back into the school building and to be together in person again!
Students, I wish you a great 7th grade year!!!
STUDENTS & PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns by either email or by phone.
My school email is: email@example.com
My school phone number is: (919) 934-4696 extension 5052
**I also have a GOOGLE CLASSROOM for each of my four blocks of classes. PARENTS / GUARDIANS are encouraged to join as well so they can have access to all information and assignments posted there.**
My Planning Period is from 2:00 - 3:00 daily (this is the time of day I am not teaching and available for phone calls, conferences, etc.)
I am available for tutoring with any students either in person or via a Google Meet on Tuesday afternoons directly after school (3:15 - 4:15).
I am here to HELP however I can. My wish is for EACH of my students to be very successful in Social Studies this year!
Thank you for sharing your child with me this school year. It is my honor to be his/her teacher.
7:35 - 8:00 Arrival, (free) Grab 'n Go Breakfast, POWER BREAKFAST Activities
8:00 - 9:10 Block 1
9:13 - 10:18 Block 2
10:21 - 11:06 Block 3 OVERTIME
11:09 - 12:46 Block 4 / LUNCH
12:49 - 1:54 Block 5
1:57 - 3:05 Block 6 (ENRICHMENT classes for 7th grade students and PLANNING BLOCK for 7th grade teachers)
3:05 Dismissal for car riders and 7th grade students
Smithfield Middle School will be hosting a Back to School Orientation Thursday, August 19th. Students will get their schedule and be able to meet their teachers. The 6th grade orientation will be from 2:00-4:00. The 7th and 8th grade orientation will be from 5:00-7:00.
SSS High invites 8th grade students and their families to a Family Night for rising 9th graders on Thursday, April 15th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. 8th graders should make plans to attend this drop-in session for families to learn more about high school. A teacher panel will be available to answer questions as well. Google Meet Link for Thursday, April 15: meet.google.com/nwy-kikz-dki
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.
The online application for the Johnston County Public Schools Preschool Program is now available. Parents who are interested in the JCPS Preschool Program are encouraged to apply early, as availability is on a first come, first served basis. The application window closes on June 30th.
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM Away Boys Soccer & Volleyball Game at Archer Lodge
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM Home Boys Soccer & Volleyball Game vs. McGees
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM Home Football Game vs. Archer Lodge
8:00 AM - 1:15 PM Early Release @ 1:15
September 27, 2021
4:00 AM - 11:00 PM Away Boys Soccer & Volleyball Game at Riverwood