Smithville Upper Elementary School Home Page
         Our mission is to develop responsible, successful citizens who make positive contributions to a changing global society.

695 South Commercial Ave.  Smithville, MO 64089

Phone (816) 532-4566      Fax: (816) 532-4409

Welcome to the 2013-14 school year at Smithville Upper Elementary School. We look forward to a wonderful year with you and your child.

The Smithville Upper Elementary staff strives to provide high quality educational opportunities for each child. We hold the belief that each child has the potential to be successful, and we invite you to become our partners in helping your child to reach his/her full potential.

Smithville Upper Elementary is a school of happy, engaged, motivated learners with high standards for academic achievement. Our competent, highly committed staff and the partnership between parents, staff, and students exemplifies the spirit of SUES.  Our vision is committed to developing the strengths of each individual. We know that students and communities flourish and learn from each other when strengths are highlighted. We care about the skills our students are developing as well as the kind of people they are becoming. This commitment to all-around educational excellence is the tie that binds the staff, parents, and community in the Smithville School District.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Have a safe and successful school year.

Principal: Mandy Welch, welchm@smithville.k12.mo.us
Assistant Principal: Denise Harwood, harwoodd@smithville.k12.mo.us
Administrative Assistant: Stephanie Phipps, phippss@smithville.k12.mo.us
Administrative Assistant: Christy Gilley, gilleyc@smithville.k12.mo.us 

MAP testing will begin on Wednesday, April 23rd and wrap up Friday, May 2nd. Teachers and students participated in an assembly this past Thursday. UES students were encouraged to "WORK" hard and "Rock the MAP". Check out our fun!


 Here's What's Going On!

 
Warrior Pow Wow
You are invited to attend the first-ever community engagement series, Warrior Pow Wow.


The Warrior Pow Wow will be held on Thursday, May 8 at Central Office, from 9 to 10 a.m.

The one-hour event will provide attendees an opportunity to hear about the strategic planning process and Common Core. Presentations will be given by Dr. Todd Schuetz and Dr. Michelle Kratofil.


We hope you can join us and please bring a friend!

Movie Night
Hey UES Students, join us for a movie in the gym on Friday, May 2, from 3:30-5:30pm. Admission is $7 ($5 for each additional sibling) and includes the movie, a drink and popcorn. Candy will be available for purchase. Look for a flyer coming home for details. Hope to see you all there!
Open Gym
Tribe Pride is hosting an Open Gym for all third, fourth and fifth grade students on Tuesday, May 13, from 3:30-5:30pm. Cost is $7 ($5 for each additional sibling). Come shoot some hoops, jump rope, play four square, dodgeball and more. Drink and snack provided. Space limited to the first 120 permissions slips received.
Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night
2014-2015 Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night will be May 20th at 6 pm in the Middle School Gymnasium. For further information contact the Middle School at 532-1122. 
Summer Journey 2014
Once again, our school district will offer all students, free of charge, an exciting Summer School program. Our summer program will be fun for kids. Yet, our summer school program also provides an opportunity for students to experience over 60 hours of advanced academic preparation for the year ahead as well as to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge. The Smithville School District Summer School Program goals are comprised of academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, social studies and science.

Summer Journey 2014 starts June 2 and ends July 3. Grades K - 3 will be at the Primary Elementary School from 8:00-3:30 and grades 4 - 9 will be at the Middle School from 7:50-3:20. 

To enroll, download and print off the pdf located here and return to your child's building secretary.  For more information, click here.
SHS Basketball Camp
SHS basketball camp for incoming grades 3-5 will be held at SHS on June 2nd, 3rd, 4th from 3:30-5pm and incoming grades 6-8 on June 2nd, 3rd, 4th from 5:30-7pm.  Please contact Pam Weis at weisp@smithville.k12.mo.us to register or pick up a registration form from the magazine rack by the front doors.
Camp Invention 2014: Morphed!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Smithville School District is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six at the Upper Elementary from 7/28-8/1 from 9:00 - 3:30pm. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) that’s all about big ideas. Children will work together to seek innovative solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills as they rotate through four modules that reinvent summer fun. For more information or to sign up, click here.
iGiftback
iGiftback & Smithville School District Foundation

The Smithville School District Foundation is raising money to support teacher grants and student scholarships. Please help support the foundation by purchasing a $12 punch card. The punch card offers savings at local businesses. 80% of your purchase goes back to the Smithville School District Foundation!  Click here for more information.

It All Counts!
ItAllCounts is an online shopping platform that enables members to make purchases through local and national retailers and contribute a percentage of those purchases to their school/district, alumni association, church or other  non-profit organization and their own personal account.
Shop — Once registered, members can begin contributing immediately... just by logging on to ItAllCounts.com before they begin shopping! Thanks to the generous contributions of our participating retailers, shoppers pay the same prices they would outside of the ItAllCounts Program. As an added benefit, ItAllCounts offers members exclusive offers and discounts and an easy-to-use search feature so they can easily find the products and services they need at best value.
Save / Give — Every time a purchase is made within the ItAllCounts network, a percentage is automatically deposited into the member's personal account and into his or her school/district, alumni association, church or other non-profit organization account.  At any time, members are able to check their own contribution history as well as total contributions made to their non-profit organization.

For directions and a few examples of stores, click on the ItAllCounts link in the left side navigation bar. 

Current Events

Today
- Talent Show
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tomorrow
- 5th Grade Choir WOF Trip
9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
4/28/2014
Repeating Event - Art Club
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


School Hours: 8:45-3:30
Phone: 816-532-4566
Fax: 816-532-4409
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