Early Kindergarten Program Opens at Belmont Hills Elementary

smyrna-belmont.jpgSmyrna’s Belmont Hills Elementary is launching an inaugural program called Early Kindergarten. The aim is to give students a head start educationally. This year 22 students entered.

While kindergarten for most children in CCSD will start on July 31, the Early Kindergarten program will allow participants to get a jump on their prerequisite skills, build relationships earlier with teacher and form tighter bonds with their classrooms.

“Our focus is on academic preparedness,” Superintendent Chris Ragsdale said in a news release. “Our job is to make sure we move students from kindergarten through first grade. We are making sure the students who are coming to Early Kindergarten are getting access to early learning.”

The students are expected to graduate from kindergarten in May 2018. To learn more about stuff in Smyrna, click here!

The Get Right Band Playing at Smyrna Market Village

smryna-get-it-rightThe Get Right Band is playing at the Smyrna Market Village this Saturday from 7pm – 10pm.

The band is known for their hip-shaking sound with an alternative root, combining catchy, clever songwriting with musical expertise and fearless improvisation. Similar artists include The Black Keys, Jack White, Sublime, James Brown and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

When: Saturday, June 10
             7 – 10pm

Where: Smyrna Market Village
              100 Village Green Circle
              Smyrna, Ga 30080

Lots of fun summer events in Smyrna this year! Click here for more info about living in Smyrna!

Smyrna Library Hosts DaVinci Days

smyrna-library-davinci-daysThe Smyrna Library is hosting a series of programs for families called DaVinci Days! The activities are meant for children ages six and up, and require some advanced level thinking and dexterity, and teach families to work together.

This event is held every Friday in June and July and each time will explore basic tools and engineering concepts. Croy Engineering gave a grant for this program to be possible.

This is the schedule for the summer:

June 2 – Build Simple Machines with K’NEX (gears, levers and pulleys)

June 9 – Transform Rotary Motion into Linear Motion

June 16 – Wind Turbines: Harness the Power of Wind

June 23 – Catapults: Harness the Power of Potential Energy

June 30 – Build Bridges with K’NEX

July 7 – Open Build with Keva Planks

Join us for a guaranteed fun time!

When: Friday, June 2
             2 – 3 pm

Where: Smyrna Public Library
              100 Village Green Circle
              Smyrna, Ga 30080

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Reserve Your Table for Smyrna’s Concert Series!

kimberly-mears-30423.jpgEvery summer, the City of Smyrna hosts concerts where everyone is invited. The concert is held in the Smyrna Market Village, off Atlanta Road. This year’s concert dates are June 10 and July 15. There will also be a Smyrna birthday celebration will be August 5.

Tables for the June 10 and July 15 concerts are $30/concert for residents. The August 5 birthday celebration tables are $40 for residents. You can reserve them online here or you can visit the Wolfe Center at 884 Church St. to reserve your tables in person.

Reservations are made on a first come-first served basis and are limited to two (2) tables per party per concert.  Tables are 48” rounds with seating for six (6).  There will be no refunds for no-shows. Cancellations must be made one week prior to the concert date to be eligible for a refund.

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Smyrna Library Hosts Playtime with Blocks for Babies and Toddlers

daiga-ellaby-154931.jpgThe Smyrna Public Library is hosting a “Block Party” for children aged newborn to two years old. It’s a great opportunity to help your child with spacial awareness and fine motor skills with the visual and tactile stimulation of playing with blocks. Happening the third Tuesday of each month, each month will have a different type of block available to keep your baby or toddler engaged.

We hope to see you there! For more information in living in Smyrna and its events, click here!

When: Tuesday, May 16
             10:30am – 11:00am

Where: Smyrna Public Library
              100 Village Gren Circle
              Smyrna, Ga 30080

 

Smyrna’s Memorial Day’s Celebration Focusing on World War I

collin-armstrong-195833.jpgFor Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, Smyrna is hosting its annual Memorial Day ceremony. This year the focus is on America’s entry in World War I.

There will be displays of military equipment that will include current and vintage military and security vehicles and weaponry, a US Marine Patrol Boat, H3 Hummer and Rock Wall and other attractions.

The Georgia Army National Guard Band, Campbell High School JROTC, and USAF Honor Guard will all be participating in the ceremony.

This year’s featured speakers will be MG (Select) Jesse Simmons, Jr. and CPT Donna Rowe, Vietnam theater US Army Nurse Corps.

Ceremony sponsors include The City of Smyrna, Smyrna Veterans Committee, Veterans Memorial Association of Smyrna, American Legion Post 160, Northwest Speakers, Smyrna Rotary Club, Jonquil City Kiwanis, Chick-fil-A of South Cobb, and JWC Real Estate.
The event will be at the Smyrna Veterans Memorial at 2800 King Street (between Smyrna City Hall and the Smyrna Library). The event and parking are free. The rain location is the Smyrna Community Center.

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