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Today: 1/29/15

Our Vision

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

Our Mission

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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Visitors from Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, Mexico, and Japan have seen our school this year. Now it's your turn. We’'re opening our doors for everyone to come see the amazing things our students are doing. Meet and talk with special guests, see the projects at every grade, and talk with students. 


February 6 from 8:00 to 2:00. RSVP at krs.schoolloop.com/opencampus

Katherine Smith News

District Announcement on Measles
Dear Parents,

We are writing to update you on the measles situation in California and in Santa Clara County, and to recommend that everyone in the community review their vaccination records and get the measles vaccine if needed.

As of Janua... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 1/25/15

No Rest - Instructional Rounds reveal trends and opportunities
  Coming off the designation as a 21st Century Exemplar we did not sit back and relax – we looked to improve. This has been an amazing honor, but we are aggressively working toward even further improvement. Instructional Rounds has... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 1/23/15

New Tech Network Selected Katherine Smith Elementary School as one of Nine National Filming Sites

San Jose, CA (December 10, 2014) – New Tech Network (NTN) announced today that Katherine Smith Elementary was selected as a national filming site for instructional videos. The elementary school epitomized excellent instructional practi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/10/14

Home and School Connection December and January editions
Check these Home and School Connection newsletter for ideas, strategies, and fun learning your can do at home:

   Learning around the house
   Taking responsibility for yourself
   Managing time wisely
   Fun with science
   Fin... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/7/14

Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee
Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee

The Evergreen School District is accepting applications from parents/community members interested in filling a vacancy position on the Measure H Citizens’ Oversight Committee.  This commi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/7/14

K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by P21
K. Smith School named 21st Century Learning Skills Exemplar School by Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

Educators, communities, and students to be featured online in Patterns of Innovation

San Jose, California (December 1, 2014) ... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 12/2/14

Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work
Collaboration and High-Quality Student Work

by Aaron Brengard

In groups of three, student teams pushed their cardboard boats into the murky water and nervously worked together to row out to a deeper part of the lake.  Wi... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/12/14

October Was a Month to Remember
Looking back at October, we have a lot to celebrate. The milestones, accomplishments, and recognitions were enough for a year, but we packed them all in a fun-filled month:


Popcorn fundraiser more than reaches the goal. Our families p... Continue
Posted by: Aaron Brengard
Published: 11/2/14

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 21st Century Skills Exemplar


A New Tech Network School


A Buck Institute for Education Partner


A No Excuses University School


National Champion School