New and Noteworthy

Our students are making headlines, and we want to share all the great news with you. We will keep this page updated with important announcements, news stories, and student shout outs. Please check in often and help us celebrate our students’ many achievements.

2019 Technology Department Toys for Tots

Students in the manufacturing enterprise class at Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School, taught by Shane Locke, technology education teacher, have crafted approximately 100 toys that they will donate to Toys for Tots. 

After finding ideas for the toys on the internet, students used reverse engineering to devise their plans for making the toys. Students then worked to mass produce their toy as a team. Over the past few years, Smethport students have donated well over 1000 toys to the Toys for Tots program.

Shown are some of the students with their projects. From left to right: Kameron Rounsville, Bryan Young, Jason Smith, Caroline Todd, Devin Williams, and James Bickford.

  • Photo coming soon!
2019 DECA Competition

Smethport DECA competed in their first District 1 competition at UPB on Tuesday, December 10. They spent weeks preparing for the written exam and role-play to compete against approximately 150 students from eight different school districts. Our hope as an academic club was to walk away with something of value. Maybe it was making it through an intense written exam, conquering a role play, or having the opportunity to network with other young people.

They achieved all of that and Smethport DECA is proud to announce that ten of the member's pictured qualify to advance in his/her chosen event to the state competition in Hershey in February. Nine of the students placed second overall in his/her event and one student placed first in his event. Plus, the first-place winner received the award of the “Best Role Play”, “Best Test Score”, and the most “Outstanding Student Award.”

Congratulations to each of you for taking on the challenge and trying something new! You make us HUBBER proud!

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One-to-One Chromebook Program

The Smethport Area School District is launching our personal Chromebook initiative (1:1 initiative) beginning in January 2020. We will issue every student in grades seven through twelve his or her own Chromebook to use for school-related tasks. Our goals in regard to the 1:1 Chromebook initiative are as follows:

  • Enhance learning for all students
  • Provide equal access to technology for the purpose of individualized instruction
  • Strengthen 21st century college and career readiness for Smethport students

We invite you to take a moment to read our Chromebook initiative letter and important Chromebook initiative dates. Please be sure to complete the agreements below and bring them to one of the 1:1 informational meetings.

DECA Donation

The Smethport DECA would like to thank the McKean County Veterans Club for their generous donation. This donation will help our DECA members grow in many ways.

Three students pose with the check for the DECA donation
2019 DECA Members

We would like to introduce our 2019 DECA members. DECA helps to prepare the next generation to be responsible leaders. We look forward to watching these members grow!

2019 DECA members posing together
Welcome to Our New Website

We are pleased to welcome you to our new and improved, responsive (mobile friendly) website. We are grateful to the many district and school staff members who worked together to envision a website that reflects how much we care about our students. Our partnership with School Webmasters has made our vision a reality. Working with School Webmasters also helps us keep our websites ADA compliant for those with disabilities. We hope you’ll check back in with us often!

Stay Connected with PowerSchool

PowerSchool is one more way we keep communication between home and school strong. It provides you with almost real-time access to your child’s grades, attendance history, and other important information. You can also use it to opt-in to our emergency announcement system. If you need help with your login credentials, please call our office.

Surviving A New Driver

High school is a time of firsts. One of which is equally anticipated by some and dreaded by others—the driver’s license. While district policy requires that each 10th-grade student complete a driver’s education course at Smethport, we also encourage parents to be aware of current licensing laws with regard to teen driver restrictions and permissions for the state of Pennsylvania.