Parent Teacher Association
One of the best ways to get involved in your child's school is by joining the PTA. The PTA's mission is
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools, in the community, and before governmental agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children;
- To assist parents in developing skills they need to raise and protect their children; and
- To encourage parent and public involvement at G. N. Smith Elementary School.
Smith PTA board members are:
- President-Kim Hobson
- Vice President-Della Hughes
- Secretary-Stacey Williams
- Membership-Debra McNair
- Treasurer-Katash McGowan
- Certified School Representative-Dr. Natasha May
Membership dues for the PTA are $7. Join the PTA today!
Jackson Hinds Comprehensive Health Center is our Adopters. JHCHC is dedicated to providing the students and faculty at Smith a variety of services. These include free health screenings for enrollees, health check-up for faculty and staff and even flu shots.
Ask for More Arts
The Ask for More Arts Collaborative was launched in 2005 with funding from a Ford Foundation grant as a school-community-arts partnership designed to provide elementary students in Jackson Public Schools the opportunity of learning through the arts.
Ask for More Arts emphasizes integrating arts education into regular instruction in the elementary classroom. Teachers at partner schools receive high-quality training in how to use the arts to teach core subjects such as reading, math, science, and social studies and how to connect learning for children across the curriculum. Integrating arts into classroom teaching creates hands-on, highly engaged work for children that makes learning relevant and motivates students to take ownership of their success.
Ask for More Arts grew out of the very successful Ask for More Collaborative, established in 1999 in Lanier High School and the six elementary and two middle schools that feed students into Lanier High. In keeping with the Ask for More model of collaboration, Ask for More Arts partners meet regularly to develop and implement strategies that support learning through the arts, both in and outside the classroom. Smith Elementary is one of the six elementary schools that are a part of the Ask for More Arts Collaborative.