Katherine Smith Newsroom
Posted 04/01/2020 06:17PM
Governor Newsom and State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond have announced that school campuses in California will not reopen this school year. To be clear, the 2019-2020 school year has not ended. The remainder of the school year now transitions from in-person classroom instruction to instruction and support for students through distance learning options as described by California Department of Education (CDE).
Posted 03/30/2020 07:56PM
All 6th graders must submit proof of a Tdap immunization before attending 7th grade. With schools closed, please read the story for details on how you can meet this requirement before the end of this school year.
Posted 03/26/2020 10:44AM
Grab and Go lunches are served from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at six schools: Evergreen Elementary, Holly Oak, Montgomery, Katherine Smith, Norwood, and OB Whaley.
Posted 03/25/2020 02:37PM
The YWCA has created a video with suggestions for improving your mental well being during this time. Click on the video to learn some self-care tips and ways to manage stress at home.
Posted 03/23/2020 04:22PM
Learn how to set up and manage your routines at home plus other helpful resources from the Evergreen Counseling staff.
Posted 03/19/2020 07:40AM
With growing concerns regarding COVID-19, we're here to support you as you navigate access to community-based mental health services. You may take full advantage of the tele-health and virtual therapy resources made available through our partner Care Solace.
Posted 02/14/2020 03:00PM
Here are some great ideas to keep your kiddos busy during the week off!
Posted 02/07/2020 03:00PM
Posted 02/06/2020 10:04AM
Bulldog Tech is now accepting new 7th grade applications for the 2020/21 school year. Deadline to apply is May 29.
Posted 02/06/2020 10:17AM
6th grade students visit LeyVa for a fun experience.
Posted 01/31/2020 11:00AM
The STEAM lab construction is coming along and we wanted to share some updates with pictures for those that have not seen them in person. Check em out!
Posted 01/23/2020 09:18AM
Evergreen School District is excited to offer a Spanish Dual Language program for incoming TK and Kindergarten students in fall 2020 at Holly Oak Elementary School. We invite you to learn more about the importance of bilingual education, Evergreen's program and next steps should you wish to enroll your child. Our program will be available to all Evergreen families as a program of choice. Click headline for specifics on parent information meeting dates.
Posted 11/14/2019 08:28AM
We engage our students in authentic learning that prepares them with the skills to be global-minded citizens. The knowledge, skills, and attributes to pursue individual dreams and positively impact the world are defined in our Profile of a Learner. Click the headline to learn more about the results and learning targets we want all our students to achieve during their school years in Evergreen School District.
Posted 08/29/2019 07:21AM
This week's K Smith Habit is THINK-Use Evidence to Support Claims. We make claims all the time about things that we read, opinions we might have, or judgements we make.
Posted 04/29/2019 07:05AM
Contributing globally is an important part of our mission here at Katherine Smith. We believe thee are many components to this Smith Habit, but the first is applying work to the world. This can take the form of organizing people, challenging the status quo, leading change, fundraising, making something beautiful, or creating awareness..just to name a few.
Posted 04/12/2019 08:13AM
Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of improving the quality of our work. To give high quality feedback, we need to: be specific, helpful, and kind - recognize strengths - want to help others - suggest useful next steps - hard on the content and soft on the people.
Posted 01/03/2019 01:22PM
Have you ever heard someone say, "I can't do it," when faced with a challenging task? It happens all the time and reflects a fixed mindset: the idea that we are either good at something or we aren't. We have all felt this way before and yes, there may be some things we aren't able to do right now, but what if we simply added, "yet" to the previous statement-"I can't do it, YET."
Posted 12/03/2018 11:00AM
The word "rules" is often thought to mean a list of things we are NOT supposed to do. At K Smith, we think of rules as expectations and create learning targets so that students know exactly what it means to "Be Kind to Others." We also want...
Posted 01/12/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message Imagine a small fire. I'm sure you've gone camping and sat by a cozy fire under the stars. Putting out that fire is relatively easy. Add a little water. Maybe toss on some dirt, but overall, after some small effort, the fire is out. However,...
Posted 12/01/2017 09:00PM
Principal's message Parent Pride - our weekly parent meeting- happens on Wednesdays at 8 am in the library. This meeting is so much more than just a parent meeting - it's a community event.
Posted 10/16/2017 12:00PM
Quietness gives one strength. When we have a "place" of solace, safety, and quiet, then creativity, imagination, and self-expression emerge naturally. One way we to feel safe is when we have a quiet, safe place physically.
Posted 10/06/2017 02:00PM
People make claims all the time-sometimes when expressing an opinion such as their favorite sport, trying to explain their reasoning in how they solved a math problem, or even in determining what really happened to all the dinosaurs. Then question then becomes "How do you know?" or "What makes you say that?"
Posted 09/30/2017 12:41PM
Walk to school this Wednesday. It's a fun, safe, and healthy way to get to school.
Posted 09/30/2017 12:22PM
You'll often hear us talk about wanting deeper learning outcomes for our students. But, what does that mean?
Posted 09/24/2017 12:40PM
It's Cyber Awareness Week and a good time to talk about Cyber-bullying, which is often done through social media. The Internet and social media has increased global connectivity, but with these incredible communication possibilities have come new and different issues.