‘Reading Buddies’ at Smoot is a hit

By RealWV staff, Everyone at Smoot Elementary looks forward to Fridays. Not because it’s the end of the week, but because on Fridays students have “reading buddies.” Each Friday, students in grades 3-5 (on a rotation schedule) give up some of their recess time to come read to preschool students. This is on a voluntary […]

Gary Sawyers wins District Supervisor of the Year award

Gary Sawyers was presented with the 2023 Supervisor of the Year award for his outstanding job in promoting conservation and development in theĀ Greenbrier Valley Conservation District. Gary is a beloved member of the community, having served the Greenbrier Valley Conservation District for many years. He continues to farm in the Meadow River Valley, teaches Sunday […]

Smoot Elementary kicks off ‘One School, One Book’ program

By RealWV Staff, Late last week, Smoot Elementary School held a kickoff assembly for “One School, One Book.” The program provides one book at no charge to every student in the school. Educators ask parents to read 10-15 pages of the book Sunday-Thursday night each week with their children, allowing the entire school to read […]

Smoot students roll out the red carpet for veterans

By RealWV staff, Smoot Elementary, located in northwestern Greenbrier County, honored veterans at a special ceremony yesterday. The school cooks prepared a full breakfast for veterans in the community and invited by students. Following the meal, the students lined the entry to the gymnasium. They waved flags, cheered for the veterans, and welcomed them to […]