Meet the Principal
Greetings Viking Nation,
I am pleased to be a part of the L. M. Smith family, serving as your principal. It is an honor that you entrust your students to us daily. As the seasons change throughout the year, so will your Childs needs change throughout their middle school years. The middle school years are certainly a crucial time of intellectual, emotional, and social development. Smith Middle School is ready to assist you and your childs diverse needs as they learn, grow, and develop into productive citizens.
Your child will enter 6th grade as a preteen. They will leave the 8th grade as an emerging teenager. My goal is to offer your student every opportunity to be successful in an academic environment. Students engaged in a variety of activities both academic and social are destined to become well-rounded adults.
Growing pains are expected during this time in your Childs life. Students are better equipped to handle specific challenges with the proper mentoring, support, and encouragement provided by our faculty and staff. Here at Smith we focus on creating a nurturing environment which fosters moral character, positive esteem, and critical thinking skills. We encourage every child to be aware of the 21st century skills needed to go to college and or a career of their choice.
As the quote by George Cuoros states, "Change is an opportunity to do something amazing". The Smith Middle School Vikings are always prepared for a challenge. Let's get ready to do something amazing!
Mrs. J. Ross
Smith Middle School