“From little seeds, grow mighty trees” — JWS Family at work
If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed.
If you think in terms of 10 years, plant a tree.
If you think in terms of 100 years, teach.
Based on Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, “greatness” is defined as “remarkable in magnitude, degree, or effectiveness.” All of these words define the characteristics of the staff and students at James W. Smith Elementary School on any given day. They also are in alignment with our “Growing Greatness” underlying theme in which we have a unified focus for continuous student success.
James W. Smith Elementary School recently transitioned to a new mascot, the blue jay. We remain in the animal family of our fine-feathered feeder school friends; the West Craven High School Eagles. We believe that the blue jay is representative and reflective of our amazing school, our strong belief system, and our supportive surrounding school community. This bird is known to be very curious, forever loyal, extremely intelligent, relentlessly determined to succeed, and always willing to be patient to achieve the goal. All of these characteristics encompass the virtues of our JWS leaders-the students, staff, and family community. While we may be small in size, our hearts and minds are ever expanding to the academic and social experiences that are provided within and outside of the walls of our school.
From home to school and everywhere in between, in today’s world it takes all of us working together to accomplish the greatness that is being seen on a daily basis at James W. Smith Elementary School.