-----  2015–2017 National PTA School of Excellence  -----  TEA Distinction Designation in ELAR -----

Smith Middle School

Coach Roorda's 8th grade history class

Dear Parents and Students of Smith Middle School, 
 
My name is Marshall Roorda and I am a second year teacher at Smith Middle school during the 2017/2018 calendar year. In my teen leadership class we will begin the year with building life skills and helping students become young adults throughout the year. We will be using the key points of Capturing Kids Hearts which is the core district policy of how we want to educate them. We will touch on a wide variety of new ways to make the students more confident and more prepared by the time they graduate at the end of the year. 
I will also be teaching tech apps for one period helping them use technology to become more advanced in today's society.
 
 
For myself personally, I grew up in the Midwest, I got my degree from North Dakota State University and moved down here looking to begin a career in teach and coaching. This year I coach football, basketball, and soon to be tennis. I've truly enjoyed time with your children so far this year and look forward to the rest of the school year. My email is mroorda@c-isd.com if you need to get a hold of me.
 
Have a nice day.