Welcome to SMK-8 

Home of the Cardinals!
 Barry Charley, Principal      
Ronda Simmons, Assistant Principal 
 Our Mission: The mission of Calhoun County Public Schools, in unity with parents and community, is to provide an environment conducive to learning that challenges all students to reach their maximum potential for success in a rapidly changing global society.
Our Vision: We envision a school district where everyone works harmoniously in a safe and caring environment to help all students reach their maximum potential.   

Welcome Back to School!!

SMK8 is a Reward School!
First, we would like to thank you for visiting our website. We hope that our parents and community find our school to be a pleasant and heartwarming experience. In preparation for a much anticipated school year, faculty, staff, and administration have been dedicating long hours of training in workshops, diligently working in classrooms, and busily developing lessons that will prepare our students with skills needed for success. We strive to provide a safe, secure, and positive atmosphere conducive to learning by showing pride in ourselves, each other, and our school. Through the skills of optimism, respect, commitment, and excellence, we are determined to be the best that we can be. We encourage you to visit our campus at anytime.
Mr. Barry Charley, Principal
 Upcoming Events / Important Dates 
March 2nd    Dr. Seuss Day                                         NEA Read Across America
March 12th    FRED Parent Workshop
March 17th    St. Patrick's Day
March 18-20th    Benchmark Testing
March 23rd-March 30th   BOGO Book Fair
March 24th    End of Third Nine Weeks
March 27th    In Service Day for Teachers                         No School for Students
April 3rd-10th    SPRING BREAK
                    No School
April 13th Return to School

ACT® Aspire™ English language arts (writing, English, reading) and mathematics tests will be administered statewide to students in grades 3–8 for the first time April 28th-30th. Click on the Curriculum link under Departments to see the test schedule. The ACT Aspire assessments are timed tests.