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Our program is structured to support the following goals which form the framework for our curriculum.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of language in all its modalities of reading, writing, speaking, and listening; develop the language skills requisite to participate in a literate society.

Develop confidence and competence in the use of language for academic and leisure pursuits, including the capacity to formulate, articulate, and communicate informed opinions and ideas.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of mathematical concepts, problem solving, procedures and skills; develop the mathematical skills requisite to participate in a literate society.

Develop confidence and competence in the use of mathematical thinking for both academic and leisure pursuits, including the ability to consider, articulate and apply mathematical concepts and skills.

Develop the skills requisite to envision and engage the world through a scientific lens via knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of scientific concepts and processes.

Increase social studies knowledge about self, family, community and the surrounding natural and engineered environment; develop a global perspective through the study of societies and cultures both past and present.

Become increasingly independent in recognizing and fulfilling responsibilities to self, the class group, and the school; move towards a sense of social participation, obligation and responsibility.

Develop proficiency in technology to enhance learning and to communicate information and ideas; learn and maintain standards of ethical and responsible use of technology; become critical consumers of internet resources.

Develop proficiency in the visual arts as a vehicle to investigate, create, reflect and communicate ideas and feelings; understand and appreciate the importance of visual arts in shaping past and present cultures.

Increase knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of music; develop expressive sensitivity and skills for listening to and making music.

Develop beginning competency in Spanish; develop the habits of mind and skills necessary for multiple language learning.

Maintain physical fitness and develop positive attitudes about physical activities and sports for an active and healthy lifestyle; develop teamwork and sportsmanship

Develop an increasing awareness, understanding, and appreciation of one’s own learning profile including strengths and challenges; develop ability to articulate one’s educational needs within the social context of the classroom.

Acknowledge, accept and value similarities and differences among people; maintain satisfying and appropriate relationships with peers and adults.

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News & Notices:
AFTER SCHOOL DRAMA, IMAGINATION & STORY TELLING: Students enrolled in SCCS’s newly expanded after school program participated in a theater arts program. They wrote their own plays, designed costumes, assembled props, and then performed a short piece. The prompt for this small-group experience: The Road Not Taken: Imagine that you’ve come to a fork in the road. Which way should you go? Cindy Naughton and Jenny Sturley, a Smith student,  led this activity. The directions included this bit of wisdom: the most important goals are to be creative and work together!.
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Open House on Saturday, January 24th, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
for prospective kindergarten through sixth grade students and their families. For more information. - click here

PTO's January Ski Program
(Grades 2 - 6) Registration deadline: November 26th. For registration forms - click here

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