You Belong Here
As part of the Mesquite Promise, we have vowed to ensure every child on our campus experiences opportunities and supports that create a sense of belonging. We are committed to building relationships that help young people discover who they are and learn to understand others. We want our young people to know who they are and what they think matters.
On our campus we offer a variety of experiences and learning opportunities designed to develop self-confidence, build leadership skills and create a safe community that feels like a second home.
Battle of the Books - Sponsored by MISD Library services. Battle of the Books is an annual competition designed to encourage students to read, discuss, and enjoy great literature in a team setting. Contact your librarian to learn more about participation.
Advanced Academics - 2nd - 5th grade students engage in opportunities weekly that explore challenges and build skill sets in engineering, building, creating, computer programming, crafting, reading, podcasting and more!
Amazing Shake - Students engage in skills that promote strong conversation, quick thinking and character-building!
FriYAY - In this weekly assembly, students come together with staff to celebrate the current week and look forward to the next! Student recognition, classroom accomplishments, upcoming news and more is shared during this time!
Lego League - This hands-on approach to STEM learning provides challenges and teamwork in building structures with LEGOs!
PTA - PTA is a great opportunity for our parents and teachers to collaborate regarding student/campus needs. PTA meets monthly but sets up exciting experiences for students on campus regularly.
Safety Patrol - The Safety Patrol at Smith Elementary is fifth-grade students who are selected based on personal character and leadership skills. They have many responsibilities in the morning and afternoon. These include, but are not limited to, helping students in and out of their cars, guiding younger students in the building during dismissal/arrival, raising the flags each day, and monitoring the incoming and outgoing student traffic in the hallways. These helpful school community leaders have done wonders in creating a safe environment while developing lifelong skills that will propel them into success in their future endeavors.
Spelling Bee - 4th and 5th grade students engage in spelling bee competition to showcase their ability to spell.