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Summer Learning Opportunities

Looking for a great program to keep your child busy and learning this summer? Take a look at the programs we offer! Read more >>>

Garden Club News

It’s time for spring planting preparations! We invite you to join us in the garden on February 12, February 19, and February 26 from 1:45 –3:30 p.m. to turn the soil. Read more >>>


The SWCMA after school karate program is an age and ability appropriate, specially designed training program that teaches more than just karate. Read more >>>

The Stallion Store

Please help support our school and our PTO by gearing up with Simonton wear from the Stallion Store. Read more >>>

Welcome to the Proud Home of the Stallions
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We welcome you to the Simonton Elementary website. Our site's purpose is to provide helpful information to our parents, students, teachers, and community members regarding our school goals, events, and successes.

Please take a few minutes to browse through some of our helpful links (that will provide you with a wealth of good ideas for improving study habits, helping your children learn, and even great sites filled with parenting tips). We also include information on our school's staff, important dates on the school calendar, and an information filled Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. So, enjoy your visit to our site and welcome to Simonton Elementary School!

To learn more about our vision for Kathryn Sue Simonton, please read through our mission and belief statements.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Simonton Families,

Spring has sprung! Parent teacher conferences were a success! Thank you to all of the families who attended the conferences. We appreciate your continual support. Teachers and students are working hard in preparing for upcoming state assessments. Our staff is committed to preparing our students for academic success.

Second grade students will be taking the Stanford 10 test, and our students in grades 3-6 will be taking the AIMS test. Testing will take place from April 7 through April 11. It is imperative that every student is in attendance and that each Simonton Stallion gives his or her best effort while taking these standardized tests.

Here are several things that you as a parent can do to help your child be successful with these tests.

  • Send your child to school every day (attendance is part of the criteria the state uses to determine adequate yearly progress). Teachers can’t teach students who aren’t in school.
  • See that your child gets plenty of sleep each school night. Most students need at least eight hours of sleep every night.
  • See that your child eats a nutritional breakfast. Even toast and a piece of fruit will provide the body and brain energy.
  • Encourage your child to exercise every day. Exercise increases oxygen to the brain and helps with thinking and memory.

Educational research tells us that these factors will help ensure that your child does his or her very best.

Thank you for sending your children to Simonton! You can always reach me by e-mail  or by phone (480) 987-5330.

              Vanessa Whitlark


Vanessa Whitlark

Vanessa Whitlark


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