Smithsburg High School

August 20, 2006

66 N. Main St.
Smithsburg, Md.

Principal: Melvin Whitfield

Phone: 301-766-8337

Fax: 301-824-2617

Web site:

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 9-12

Date of construction: 1965

Age of building: 41 years


Latest renovation: 1994

Size of building: 116,260 square feet

State-rated capacity: 875

Projected 2006-07 enrollment: 889

From the principal

Q. What are the biggest challenges this year?

A. Continuing to meet all expectations of the No Child Left Behind Act and ensuring passage of all High School Assessments.

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. To oversee a school that has high expectations of its students to meet the challenges of living in the 21st Century.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. That we are appropriately staffed to offer proper instruction for our students.

Q. What message would you like to send as the school year begins?

A. I envision a good school where students, parents and school personnel form a partnership to work together to ensure success of each student and meet student needs.

Q. What special projects will occur during the school year?

A. We are installing an additional boiler, lockers in the gymnasium and renovating the auditorium.

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