Smethport Area School Distict
May 25, 2018
Congratulations to the members of the Smethport Class of 2018! Another year of school is quickly coming to a close and we are sending off another graduating class into the real world of work, college, school, the armed forces, marriage, parenting, and citizenship. All the great things that adult life has to offer will soon belong to these young people. I wish them the best and look forward to celebrating their graduation on June 1, 2018. We are grateful for the Class of 2018 and each student’s contribution to our school and community! Best wishes for success as each senior begins his/her adult life. Be smart and be safe during your life and especially during this graduation season.
This past year, we have accomplished a great deal in the Smethport Area School District. We have completed the curriculum change over to a balanced literacy approach for English Language Arts in our primary department at the Elementary School. Our primary teachers have done a wonderful job with this transition and we are seeing positive results with our primary students. Our SASD Emergency Operations Plan was finished and placed into practice. District wide, we are very near completion of a PA Core and Standards aligned curriculum via our curriculum mapping. Our teachers are working well as a team and have taken advantage of professional development opportunities throughout the year. We continue to add to our technology and work to keep our technology fresh. More importantly, I feel that our students had a very positive year!
Summer 2018 will be a very busy summer for us here at the schools. We have a renovation project under way that will provide increased safety and building security, restroom renovations in both schools, new heating and air conditioning equipment and controls, new floor tile in the high school hallways, several new doors, new and more energy efficient lighting, redesigned special education offices, and a new look to our locker rooms. Our intermediate level teachers will build on the changes to our primary reading and English Language Arts as 4th and 5th grade implement changes. Next year our teachers will finish up the curriculum project and begin work on a “School Wide Positive Behavior Management” initiative designed to provide a more positive school culture and school experience for our students. Mark “Back to School Night”, Monday, August 20, 2018 on your calendar and help us begin another year of supporting our children and developing our students!
In closing, I would like to express my sincere thanks to everyone in the Smethport community for your support of our educational programs. We are looking to increase community involvement and support. If you would like to discuss educational issues, have ideas to improve our schools, or would like to hear about what we are doing to improve our schools, give me a call or stop by to visit. Relax, enjoy your summer, and take care of yourself and your family!
“Support the Child, Develop the Student”
On June 11, 2018, the Smethport Area School District Board of Education approved that Superintendent, David London, met all goals and attained the Objective Performance Standards as listed for the 2017-2018 school year. Mr. London's performance evaluation was approved and his rating is satisfactory.
David London, Superintendent -
Crystal A. Woodard, Secretary to Superintendent -
Susan M. Jordan, Business Manager -
Mary Jo Kreiner, Secretary to Business Manager/Accounts Payable -
Julia A. Baker, Bookkeeper -
Julia Anderson, Director of Special Education -
Janet DiFonzo, Special Education and Early Childhood Secretary -
Toni Morris, Food Service Director -
Greg Rounsville, Maintenance Supervisor -
Kevin Kolivoski, Technology Coordinator -