Smithsburg Middle School

August 17, 2007

68 N. Main St.

Principal: Michael P. Kuhaneck

Phone: 301-766-8353

Fax: 301-824-5147

Web site:

Start time: 8:45 a.m.

Dismissal: 3:30 p.m.

Grades: 6-8

Date of construction: 1976

Age of building: 31 years


Size of building: 108,975 square feet

State-rated capacity: 829

Projected 2007-08 enrollment: 672

From the principal

Q. What are your goals for the school year?

A. Smithsburg Middle School will continue to build on the foundation of strong student achievement, school spirit and community support.

Q. What will help ensure a successful school year?

A. The staff and community at Smithsburg Middle School are dedicated to children; as a professional learning community, we are committed to employing a team approach to understand and develop educational plans for every child.

Q. Can students and staff expect any changes this school year?

A. Students and staff can expect a strong commitment to programs that assess the needs of individual students in efforts to employ differentiated instruction.

Students should also expect to see numerous reward-based programs that promote student achievement, positive behavior and excellent attendance.

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

A. Children are our most valuable resource. I ask all parents to take an active part in the education process. I ask all students to seek their dreams and realize the only limitations are the ones they establish.

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