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.
We want parents and community members to know that great things are happening here. Each day as part of our morning announcements, student leaders recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the Character Pledge, and the preamble to The Declaration of Independence for all the students to hear and participate within each classroom. Our journalism club provides a leadership quote of the day including a lesson on how the students can use the 7 Habits in their daily routine. We focus on helping our students be the best citizens and people they can be.
Believe it or not, we are entering the holiday season, and for many it is a time of reflection and giving thanks. So I’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for your support of our students, teachers, and support staff that make this school work.
It takes many people doing more than what is expected of them to make an exceptional school, and I am thankful we have that here at Simonton. For evidence, you need not look further than our recent Spooktacular event. This year’s event built on the success of last year’s inaugural event and our community brought it to another level with their support. We had more attendees and more volunteers from beginning to end than I could have anticipated. Our haunted house was a masterpiece of parent creativity and was a tremendous hit.
November is also time to honor our veterans. Simonton Elementary School will be recognizing the service of veterans in a variety of ways on November 9 and 10 in honor of Veterans Day. On November 9, we will have members of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) conduct a flag raising ceremony at the commencement of the school day. Following the ceremony, the VFW members will spend time with our Patriotic Student Leader Group and will teach them the proper procedure for raising and lowering the flags. Our Patriotic Student Leader Group will then take over flag responsibilities for the rest of the year. On November 10, members from the Joe Foss Institute will be speaking with our students about patriotism at an assembly. Our very own Combs High School Color Guard will be presenting the colors at the assembly.
As always, we have a lot of positive events happening on campus.
Thank you all for your support. I am wishing you and yours well as we enter the holiday season.