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Today: 9/16/14

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Katherine Smith school will be the model of excellence for 21st century learning and community  service.

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Prepare each student to think, learn, work, communicate, collaborate, and contribute effectively now and throughout his or her life.


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Brengard, Aaron
Donohue, Nanette
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Ramos, Christina
Rodriguez, Margarita
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Back to School Night Thursday, September 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Katherine Smith News

PTA Membership Drive through September
    In past years we’ve had a Home and School Club. With increased parental involvement and community activities, Katherine Smith School is ready for an official Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Some of the benefits benefits ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 9/12/14

Evergreen School District Budget Advisory Committee

The Evergreen School District is establishing a Budget Advisory Committee beginning this school year. The Committee will be comprised of 15 community members representing the following groups: parents/community members (5), teachers (4), cla... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 9/12/14

Back to School Night Is Just the Beginning
    The campus was buzzing with parents and staff as we embarked on another Back to School Night.   Parents filled the Multi-Purpose room to hear our school’s past accomplishment and future goals. Then in the classrooms, the g... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 9/8/14

Project Based Learning: Resources for Parents by Suzi Boss
Project-based learning can be a fantastic way for kids to get engaged in hands-on, active learning. Here's how parents can encourage and support their children -- and their children's school -- in project-based learning.

See more at&nbs... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 8/29/14

Ice Bucket Challenge adds to the first day excitement
It might have been the first day of school, but it did not stop us from completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We even used it as a chance to water some plants hurting in the California drought. If you missed it, check out the video: http:/... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 8/22/14

Apply for Free or Reduced Lunch
School lunch applications were mailed out August 4th. This is a reminder that the 2013-2014 School Lunch Application will expire on October 1, 2014. Submit your application EARLY to avoid a lapse in benefits and incur charges. If you have not rece... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 8/22/14

K. Smith School Junior CEO Summer Interns in the News
Our Summer Interns, Junior CEOs, are featured in two publications:


       On the cover of the Evergreen Times: Summer Internship provides 'real world' learning for K. Smith students

       EdSurge ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 8/6/14

2014-15 School Calendar
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 5/30/14

38 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting


Recently we chronicled 35 High Schools Worth Visiting. That led to a request for a similar compilation of inspiring elementary and middle schools. Far from exhaustive, our list includes schools that achieve extraordinary results, create powerful learning experiences, and/or have created innovative technology blends.


21. The 130 school New Tech Network (NTN) includes a growing number of project-based STEM-focused middle and elementary schools. The Evergreen School District in San Jose, California is home to Bulldog Tech, a NTN demonstration site, and Katherine Smith Elementary.


Daily Schedule

Regular Day Thursday (min. day)
TK/Kindergarten AM 8:00 to 11:20 8:00 to 11:20
TK/Kindergarten PM 10:30 to 1:50 9:30 to 12:50
Grades 1 to 6 8:00 to 2:00 8:00 to 12:45

21st Century Reinvention

A New Tech Network School


A Buck Institute for Education Partner


A No Excuses University School


National Champion School