will provide educational excellence for all.
will utilize technology and data to facilitate a collaborative and engaging learning environment. Our students will become lifelong learners with the critical thinking skills necessary to enter the global 21st century workplace.
SMHS Business Partners
Pam Neely - State Farm Insurance
Frankie McIntyre - United Bank
Eric Carper - Hagerstown Ford
Jessica Salfia, BCS Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to SMHS English teacher, Jessica Salfia! Mrs. Salfia was named Berkeley County Schools 2016 - 2017 Teacher of the Year.
Minecraft Competition for Students
The West Virginia Capitol Building Design/Build Minecraft Contest is open to West Virginia students grades PreK-12, including private school and homeschool students.
Students entering the contest will use Minecraft to:
1. Create a replica of the current West Virginia Capitol Building, OR
2. Create a new state capitol building for West Virginia.
Register here to enter the contest by June 20, 2016. Students must submit their entry by 11:59pm on July 31, 2016. To submit, students must email a picture or screen shot of their capitol building creation to email@example.com and include "Minecraft Contest Submission" in the email subject line.
Counselor Summer Information
Counselors will start summer break on June 14th and will return on August 8th. Counselors will start responding to any e-mails and/or voice mails received upon their return on the 8th.
Please note that a letter was sent home along with report cards regarding caseload change for next school year. Until August 8th, we ask that students and parents correspond with their prior counselor The current breakdown is as follows:
Marjrorie Lynch (A-Day) firstname.lastname@example.org
Natalia Alger (De-Jones) email@example.com
Shara Stewart (Jor-Reed) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Davis (Rees-Z) email@example.com
Starting August 8th, please direct all communication to the counselor based on the new caseloads:
Natalia Alger - 11th grade
Class of 2017
Marjorie Lynch- 12th grade
Class of 2018
Shara Stewart - 10th grade
Class of 2019
Ben Davis - 9th grade
Class of 2020
Thank you and have a great summer!
~SMHS Counseling Team
STEM Academy Acceptance for 2016-2017
Students who have been accepted into the Spring Mills High School STEM Academy for the 2016-2017 school year have been notified. They attended a Meet & Greet event for students and STEM Academy staff on Monday, June 6th.
Be sure to check the announcement section of the home page under the title "Summer Assignments" because you have one! :)
Also, check out the Quick Links on the page and visit our STEM Academy web page. (currently under construction)
Graduates, if you received an incorrect diploma cover, please bring it to the main office at the school and it will be replaced with the correct one.
Summer Senior Pictures
Senior pictures dates for this summer are July 19 and 20 and August 10 and 11. Pictures will be taken by ORoke in the SMHS small gym on these dates.
All STEM Academy students are to complete the following assignment:
2016 - 2017 9H and 10H English students:
2016 - 2017 12H English students:
AP English 11 students:
AP Literature students:
***Please continue to check back as other summer assignments will be added as they are received.
All students signed up to take AP US History next year need to see Mr. Salfia in room 120 between classes on Monday, June 6th. All students signed up for APGovernment or Honors Civics need to see Mrs. Gatrell in room 104.
**AP US History read Chs 1-9 in textbook. Quiz on these chapters the first week of school. See Mr. Salfia for a book.
Procure and read SANFORD MEISNER ON ACTING. It can be purchased at Amazon.com. Be prepared to report, discuss, and lead acting exercises!
AP Physics students:
AP Biology students:
AP Chemistry students:
All students planning to take AP chemistry are to see Ms. Woofter before the end of the year.
AP Calculus AB students:
AP Stats Students:
SMHS 2016 Senior Awards Ceremony
Did you miss the SMHS Senior Awards Ceremony? Click the links below to view the SMHS 2016 Senior Awards Ceremony (there are two sections):
Congratulations to the Spring Mills High Orchestra! They placed third at the 2016 WV Orchestra Festival in Buckhannon, WV.
Congratulations to our 1st team all EPAC baseball:
Congratulations to our 2nd team all EPAC baseball:
SMHS Receives Grant
Congratulations to English teacher, Tina Rantanen, who recently received a $2,000 grant from the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation Frada Fine Berkeley County Education Grant Program to be used for the Reading Partner Program.
County Kickball Tournament *****POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER*****
The kickball tournament has been postponed. Please check back for further information on re-scheduling.
SMHS West Virginia Young Writers Contest Winners
Congratulations to the following SMHS students on their placments in the WV Young Writers Contest:
1st Place : Andrew Allen
2nd Place: Kaitlyn Shores
3rd Place: Kyle Plumer
1st Place: Aneyla Dozier
2nd Place: Kiana McCutcheon
3rd Place: Elizabeth Chaney
Honorable Mention: Kaitlyn Boyd and Kegan Graham