Our time here has been a great experience; it has helped us with our manners and grades. It was tough at first, but once we got used to it, it became easier. We’ve done so many things to help out like tutoring kids, working at the food bank, and talking to 5th graders about not bullying. This school has helped improve our behaviors a lot. It also has changed our minds about making the same mistake we made to get sent here. Despite the fact that we’ve had many opportunities to participate in service projects, we DO NOT encourage you to get sent here. We’ve learned important lessons and we won’t make the same mistakes again.
– John, Enrique, and Cameron
Click HERE. All you have to do is choose Smyrna West (it actually says ‘Smyrna Elementary West’) and write a 140 character message thanking an SWA teacher. Our school will get $25—think of all the library books we could buy!!! Please. Come on, you can be creative if you have to: “Thank you, Mrs. Messerly, for handing me a pencil.” “Thank you, Mrs. Messerly, for letting me turn in the book I didn’t like.” Or, just be honest: “Mrs. Messerly ROCKS!”
It started with a study of Tibetan Prayer Flags. Dillon came up with this piece of art to throw some positive vibes out into the world. All students agree: “It’s Scr8!”
Some of our best students are touring local elementary schools to tell upcoming 6th graders how to stay OUT of Smyrna West.
We love when Southern Word comes to visit.
‘Hope you’re having a good weekend. Your humble librarian has been working diligently to enter our new books into the catalog system so they’re ready for you to borrow. Somewhere between Instagramming your dinner and updating your status to “Why did I eat so many pancakes? #blessed,” take a moment to consider some of the awesome new books coming soon to a library near you. See you Monday! P.S. I’ll find a better way to let you know what we have. How does Book Speed Dating sound? It’s gonna’ happen!
John and Chloe did a great job asking for hosts at the Rotary meeting.
33 students were able to participate this year!
You know you’ve done something wrong and you want to earn someone’s trust back? Consider some of the following:
- Admit your mistake.
- Be humble.
- Make noticeable changes. Even baby steps will make a difference.
- Be thoughtful.
- Don’t make the same mistake twice.