School Announcements

  • Read to Achieve Testing

    The goal of Read to Achieve legislation, which became law in July 2012, is to ensure that every student reads at or above grade level by the end of third grade. This law requires students who are not proficient on third grade reading standards after the student attempts all of the possibilities for promotion, to be placed in one of three situations for the following school year...

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  • Student Led Conferences - Thursday, October 21 4:30-6:30

    Join us on Thursday, October 21 from 4:30-6:30 for Student Led Conferences . With the help of their teacher, students will lead parents through the conference to show them all they have learned this year!

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for Oct 12

    The October Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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  • Violin Class Signups Going On Now!

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  • Beginning of Grade (BOG) Testing Letter

    As your child begins third grade, you will see a concentrated focus in ensuring students can read at or above grade level and are making progress in reading proficiency. The goal is to ensure all third grade students can read, comprehend, integrate, and apply complex texts needed for secondary education and career success. As part of the Read to Achieve law (G.S. §115C-83.1) passed by the General Assembly in 2012, your child will take the Beginning-of-Grade 3 (BOG3) Reading Test to establish a baseline measure of beginning third-grade reading skills. This test will be administered on September 7, 2021.

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  • School Supply Lists - 2021/2022

    School Supply Lists are here for the 2020/2021 School Year.

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  • **PowerSchool Parent Portal**

    Parents, If you have not received your login for the Parent Portal, PLEASE update your child's records with a current email address. You will need to send a note with your child to have your email address updated. Please include your name, your child's name, and your current email address on the note. Mrs. Williams will then be able to update your records and activate your PowerSchool Parent Portal login.

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  • Accessing Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Parents, Follow these step by step directions to access your child's report card on the PowerSchool Parent Portal. There are screenshots to show you exactly where you need to look to find the report card. Please remember that if you have never logged into the Parent Portal, you will need to get a login from the school office. Directions for Report Cards on Parent Portal

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  • Kindergarten Registration Happening Now for 2021-2022 School Year!

    2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration began Feb. 15 and ends on March 5. For specific questions, parents are asked to call their assigned school. Registration can be completed online for all students. If you need assistance completing your registration or do not have access to a computer to complete the online registration, please call the school to make an appointment.

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  • Report Cards in Parent Portal

    Report Cards can be found in the Parent Portal. If you need help accessing your Parent Portal, you can access the directions at the following links.

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  • School Start and End Times

    Just as a reminder, we begin letting students in the building at 8:25 in the mornings. Our tardy bell rings at 8:55. We begin dismissal at 3:55 in the afternoons.

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  • Progress Reports Parent Letter

    Progress Reports will be sent electronically this year. Please click here for the Progress Report Letter to Parents.

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  • Trouble with Your Chromebook?

    Parents, did you know we have a form you can fill out for help if you or your child are having technical issues with your school issued chromebook? Click on the headline for more information!

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  • Do You Have Questions About the 2020/2021 School Year?

    We know this is year will be different for everyone...students, families and staff, so we want to do all we can to keep you informed and answer any questions that you may have during this time.

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  • 1st-5th Grade Virtual Orientation - August 18

    Orientation for 1st - 5th Grades will look a little different this year.

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  • Free Breakfast and Lunch for ALL students for 2020-2021 School Year

    West Smithfield Elementary will open for curbside service for meal pickups on August 17th. The lunch service time is 11:00am-12:00 pm Monday through Friday

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  • Free Preschool for 4 Year Olds Through NC PreK

    Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.

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  • Learn More About Standards Based Grading

    Standards-based grading (SBG) uses academic performance indicators that are observable and objective to communicate student progress throughout the year in meeting grade level standards...

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  • Learn more about Proficiency Scales

    Teachers have Proficiency Scales which break priority standards down into Learning Target. Proficiency Scales guide teacher instruction and student learning and goal setting...

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  • Like and Follow WSE on Facebook and Twitter

    Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

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