A Message from Superintendent Glen Suppes
The Smoky Valley Schools provide students with the finest educational opportunities, hands-on technology, outstanding fine arts programs and an excellent learning environment. Our school was proud to be awarded recognition as "Best 100 Communities for Music Education in America." McPherson County was also named as the #3 "Best Place to Live in Rural America."
We serve nearly 1000 students in 4 learning centers. The Board of Education and patrons of the Smoky Valley take great pride in the dedicated staff and wonderful facilities we have to offer each child.
We are excited about continuing our One-to-One Laptop Initiative at Smoky Valley. Every student in grades 3-12 receives a laptop and works in a completely wireless environment. Furthermore, Smoky Valley High School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School every year since 2009. Differentiated instruction for all students has officially been designated as the focus for improving student learning and personalized instruction is a major focus in USD #400.
The district opened the charter school in the fall of 2005. The Smoky Valley Virtual Charter School provides a unique style of instruction for students, either virtually (at home) or onsite, provides laptops for students, and has become a leader in the state at providing quality education. The institution provides a wide variety of academic opportunities for students in grades 1-12. Vision_Tek, USD 400's technology portal for school and community, is located downtown across from the SV400 district office. Vision_Tek began with a vision that is based on using technology to create bridges between learning, communication, and skill development. Uniquely, Vision_Tek is home to the only Apple Authorized Service Center in a public school in the entire nation.
Smoky Valley serves the communities of Falun, Lindsborg, Marquette, Roxbury and Smolan, and covers 395 square miles. The SV Schools are a place where "Everyone Counts," and staff and students are excited about teaching and learning. Certified as well as classified employees work together to provide all students with experiences enabling them to develop the knowledge, skills and values to become responsible, successful learners.
I invite you to learn more about each building by visiting their location on the web and following the calendar page for daily school activities.
Superintendent Glen Suppes