Letter from Mr. Jordan

  • June/July, 2019


    Dear Smith-Hale Middle School Parents/Guardians,  

    We ended the school year with several activities to include: 8th grade completion ceremony, the play “Hairspray”, choir concert, and a successful transition day to Ruskin High School preparing our eight graders for their SLCs for the next four years. We’ve recognized students for their academic achievements as well as celebrated attendance victories.  


    We sincerely hope you will spend your summer making time for family, friends and fun. There are wonderful opportunities to engage in educational activities together. We challenge our students to engage in continuing learning opportunities through the KC Public Library or web based educational programs such as Khan Academy.


    The summer learning program at the Mid-Continent Public Library offers students a chance to win books and prizes based on the number minutes they read. Please contact your local library or check out their website mymcpl.org/BLAST for more details. Remember, “A Universe of Stories” so get lost in some great books this summer! All of the Mid-Continent Libraries will be concentrating on ‘STEAM” activities.


    We are excited to grow with 6th graders being added to the middle school. Smith-Hale will conduct transition day (August 13, 2019) for 6th and 7th grades in preparation for the start of a new year. (See dates attached) Additionally, our open house will be held on August 13, 2019. Until then, have a safe and enjoyable summer break!




    Derek A. Jordan, Sr.


    Derek A. Jordan, Sr., Ed.S.


    Smith-Hale Middle School

    Phone: (816) 316-8402



    "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work"


    Important Summer Dates for Smith-Hale Middle School


    Online Registration opens June 3, 2019, Parents must have an online parent portal account to register for the 2019-2020 School Year


    Centralized Registration Dates at Ruskin High School

    Day 1-Thursday, July 25th from 12:00-7:00 pm (Last Names A-L)

    Day 2-Tuesday, July 30th from 12:00-7:00 pm (Last Names M-Z)

    Day 3-Saturday, August 3rd from 8:00-1:00 pm (All Families)



    Smith-Hale Middle School Building Hours

    July 10–August 12 (7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)


    Back to School Rally

    Saturday, August 10, 2019


    Transition Day & Open House

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019


    First Day of School

    Tuesday, August 14, 2019


    Hickman Mills School District



    Smith-Hale Middle School