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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for March

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for March is Integrity. The winners from left to right are: Jyden Barnes, Mahlon Nussbaum, Mia Sweigart, and Christian Lopez-Caballero.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for March

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for March is Integrity. The winners from left to right are: Vance Lawrence, Justin Snead and Rafael Salazar.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for March

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for March is Integrity. The winners from left to right are: Tyrese Lawrence, Javier Galindo-Torres, and Edith Reynoso-Diaz.

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  • Employee of the Month - February

    Congratulations to Emily Mehlenbacher for receiving the Certified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Employee of the Month - February

    Congratulations to Joan Pritt for receiving the Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Battle of the Books Champions!

    The Middle School Battle of the Books took place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at West Campus Conference Center. Smithfield Middle School consistently scored well in each round throughout the day and won the competition with 135 points. Great job Knights! See inside for team members.

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  • Science Olympiad Team

    Congratulations to the Science Olympiad Team for a fantastic job at Campbell University on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The Team did an admirable body of work and medaled in 8 out of 18 events! See inside story for medalists.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for February

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for February is Fairness. The winners from left to right are: Sarahy Ventura-Merced, Graciela Meija-Ventura, and Martavion Dublin.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for February

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for February is Fairness. The winners from left to right are: Jaida Davis, Carla Robles-Rosas, and Colby Jones.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for February

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for February is Fairness. The winners from left to right are: Tasneem Sarama, Gabriela Reyes Ajsac, Miguel Aparicio, and Janniyah McKoy.

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  • Southeastern District Honor Band

    Catherine Cepin and Jude Reece participated in the Southeastern District Honor Band on Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Grey's Creek Middle School. Catherine placed 5th chair in the District Symphonic Band, and Jude placed 8th Chair in the District Concert Band.

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  • Employee of the Month - January

    Congratulations to Sharon Pendergraph for receiving the Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Eastern District Honor Band Auditions

    Catherine Cepin, Colby Jones, William Taylor and Jude Reece participated in the Eastern District Honor Band Auditions on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The auditions were held at Mac Williams Middle School. Catherine Cepin - 5th chair flute in the Symphonic Band- Placed 5th out of 75 that auditioned. Jude Reece - 8th clarinet in the Concert Band - Placed 28th out of 93 that auditioned.

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  • Employee of the Month - January

    Congratulations to Paul Costa for receiving the Certified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Smithfield Middle School Spelling Bee Winner

    Seventh grader, Omarii Bethea, competed against three eighth grade students, two other seventh grade students, and three sixth grade students and won in the sixteenth round of the school wide spelling bee. He will attend the county wide bee on February 28th at Selma Elementary beginning at 5:00pm. Come out to support your champion!

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  • MathCounts Team Places in Third at County Competition

    Smithfield Middle placed 3rd in The JCPS County MathCounts competetion Thursday, January 17, 2019. 8th grade team members included Marquis Nichols, Jude Reece, Catherine Cepin, Justin Velasquez, coaches- Patience Hill and Kay Boyd. Other team members included 6th graders: Jimmy Reynoso Diaz and Logan Torres, 7th graders: Kevin Chen and Luis Claros-Garcia (not pictured) and coach Gary Boyd. Catherine Cepin & Jude Reece placed in the Top 20 for the Countdown Round! Jude Reece won 1st place in the Individual & Countdown Round! Thanks for all your hard work throughout the year. Best wishes to our 3rd place team as you move on to the Regional competition in February.

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  • All County Band

    Congratulations to the band students that auditioned for all county band Tuesday night. SMS and Mrs. Hoyle are very proud of your auditions. The following students will be representing SMS in the All County Band: Catherine Cepin made 1st Chair Flute in the 8th grade band, Colby Jones made 9th chair Clarinet in the 6th/7th grade band, Jude Reese placed 3rd Clarinet in the 8th grade band, Brittney Arana made 10th chair clarinet in the 8th grade band, Representing SmMS as the 1st chair Trumpet in the 6th/7th grade band is William Taylor, Hector Jaramillo placed 5th chair trombone, Vance Lawrence Made 1st chair String Bass.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for January

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for January is Dependability. The winners from left to right are: AAron Zetina Gomez, Victor Colindres Castrol, Dulce Fraire-Fraire, and Dereon Teasley.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for January

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for January is Dependability. The winners from left to right are: Yudid Garcia-Melchor, Sandy Chavez-Jimenez, and Jessica Antonio-Juarez.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for January

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for January is Dependability. The winners from left to right are: Jaila Greene, Lilly Johnson, Anna Ticante-Vasquez, and Graciela Mejia Ventura.

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  • Winter Arts Night

    Smithfield Middle School hosted a Winter Art Night on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:30. Performances were given by the Band and Chorus students led by Ms. Hoyle and Mr. Grant. Art students also had their work on display for parents, staff and students.

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  • School Nutrition Staff Receives Golden Tray Award

    The Smithfield Middle School Nutrition Staff Received The Golden Tray Award. The Golden Tray Award is given by Johnston County Public Schools for increased lunch and breakfast participation. Congratulations to the School Nutrition Staff on their recognition by JCPS.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for December

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for December is Compassion. The winners from left to right are: Brooke Strickland, Trinity Bass, Calvin Jones, and Cristian Lopez-Caballero.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for December

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for December is Compassion. The winners from left to right are: Paola Jimenez, Wendy Ramirez-Lopez, and Bryan Camacho.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for December

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for December is Compassion. The winners from left to right are: Yaremi Maradiaga Gutierrez, Graciela Meija-Ventura, and Carina Baldovinos.

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  • Employee of the Month - November

    Congratulations to Nurse Debbie Gibbs for receiving the Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Employee of the Month - November

    Congratulations to Andrew Clark for receiving the Certified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for November

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for November is Responsibility. The winners from left to right are: Jason Maldonado-Carballo, Bobo Darboe, Mayte Silva, and Dereon Teasley.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for November

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for November is Responsibility. The winners from left to right are: Kendall Barfield, Sherelle McDaniel, and Connor Lee.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for November

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for November is Responsibility. The winners from left to right are: John Stevens, Joey Rodriguez, and Jonathan Paniagua.

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  • Artist-in-the-Schools Storyteller Jim Weiss Visits Smithfield Middle School

    Smithfield Middle School welcomed Artist-in-the-Schools storyteller Jim Weiss on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. His storytelling performances have been described as “exciting” and “enchanting”. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment.

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  • Smithfield Middle Student Meets Astronaut Don Thomas

    Yanni Pena represented Smithfield Middle School at the First Lego League Robotics on Monday, November 12, 2018. FLL teams from the area met with Mission Specialist Don Thomas at Neuse Charter. Mr Thomas spoke about living and working in space since that is the focus of the FLL missions and projects this year.

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  • Motivational Speaker Willie Green Inspires Smithfield Middle Students

    Motivational speaker Willie Green inspired Smithfield Middle School Students on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Willie Played football in college and the NFL. He was chosen in the first round by the Cleveland Browns.

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  • 8th Grade Band Performs at SSS

    8th Grade Band students performed with the SSS High School Band and Selma Middle School Band on Friday, October 12, 2018. Students played pep tunes in the stands and watched the high school band perform their halftime show. We are proud of our 8th grade students and their fantastic representation of the Smithfield Middle School Band.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for October

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for October is Perseverence. The winners from left to right are: Sara Crespo Ixim, Fernando Flores Flores, and Jayden Brinkley.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for October

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for October is Perseverence. The winners from left to right are: Natayvia Dew, Javier Galindo-Torres, and Tyrell Lawrence.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for October

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for October is Perseverence. The winners from left to right are: Bally Bararmna-Datchah, Joselin Flores Zapata, Aniya Richardson, and Ashley Clapp.

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  • Employees of the Month - October

    Congratulations to Sarah Gatlin (left) and Danielle McDaniel (right) for receiving the Certified and Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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  • Employees of the Month - September

    Congratulations to Destiny Fullwood (left) and Evelyn Sanders (right) for receiving the Certified and Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly. They are pictured with Heather Anders, Principal of Smithfield Middle School.

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  • Literary Magazine Yearbook Award

    The Smithfield Middle School Literary Magazine Yearbook Fusion, Diverse Universe, has been recognized by North Carolina Historical and Literary Society. The magazine placed second in the Middle School division for the state's student publication awards. The students will be recognized on Friday, October 26, 2018 in Greenville, NC at the Society's Fall Meeting. Congratulations to Ms. Schaffer and the 2017-2018 yearbook staff.

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  • Heather Anders Principal of the Year Celebration

    On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Smithfield Middle School hosted a Celebration Dinner honoring Ms. Heather Anders. Ms. Anders is the recipient of the Johnston County Schools Principal of the Year. The celebration was attended by her husband Lee and her parents Mr. and Mrs. Parrish. Other guests of honor were former Principal Ms. Jennifer Moore, and Assistant Principals Mr. Kendrick Byrd, Ms. Sharon Bryant and Mr. Darrick McNeill.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for September

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for September is Respect. The winners from left to right are: Kendall-Elise Allen, Shykeem Frazier, Shawn Perry and Jai' Hicks.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for September

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for September is Respect. The winners from left to right are: Camille Allen, Krystal Francis and Xzavia Troublefield.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for September

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for September is Respect. The winners from left to right are: Alhane Agnas, Keyvin Segundo, and J'Von Dew.

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  • 6th Grade Character Award Winners for August

    Congratulations to the 6th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for August is Self-discipline. The winners from left to right are: Ryan Vo, Alyssa Taylor, Liani Sierra, and Isabelle McKee.

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  • 7th Grade Character Award Winners for August

    Congratulations to the 7th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for August is Self-Discipline. The winners from left to right are: Jonnhy Ramirez-Diaz, Humberto Torres Diaz, and Luz Liberto-Crispin.

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  • 8th Grade Character Award Winners for August

    Congratulations to the 8th Grade Character Award winners. The character trait for August is Self-Discipline. The winners from left to right are: Jude Reece, Alondra Ramirez, and Adrian Tavera.

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  • Employees of the Month - November

    Congratulations to Pablo Jimenez and Stephanie Worley for receiving the Certified and Classified Employee of the Month Recognition. Staff members are nominated by their peers monthly.

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