I am excited to be starting the 4th Quarter with you! Our class may look a little different than what we are used to, but we will navigate our way through this change together. Here is some information you may find helpful.
When we have live instructional sessions or small group meetings, they will be on Thursdays at the following times:
1st P.(GOVT): 1:00-1:10
2nd P.(ECON): 1:15-1:25
3rd P. (ECON): 1:30-1:40
4th P. (EURO): 1:45-1:55
5th P. (GOVT): 2:00-2:10
It is going to be very important that you check your PCPS GMail account and our Google Classroom at least once a day as these will be the primary ways that I will communicate with you during the 4th quarter.
Please remember that grades given during the 4th quarter will count. Tests, quizzes, and other assessments will be done online through Quia.com as they have been all year. Please have your Quia Login information handy.
If you are not sure how to join or use Google Classroom or just need a quick refresher, please take a moment to watch this short video. How to Sign-in to Google Classroom and Access Materials
I will have office hours all quarter where I will be available to help you or answer any questions you may have. My office hours are daily, 11:00AM-1:00PM.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions!
Phone: 757-868-7123 ext. 4775
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S.Ed. Interdisciplinary Studies, East Tennessee State University M.Ed. Educational Leadership and Administration, The George Washington University Virginia Certified: Admin. and Supervision PreK-12 History and Social Sciences Elementary Education PreK-6
Mr. Michael Smith
This is Mr. Smith's eighth year teaching in Poquoson City Public Schools and 18th year overall. His teaching experience is quite diverse, having taught elementary and high school grades in Poquoson, Hampton City Schools, and his hometown in Northeast Tennessee. He is a 6th generation educator. At Poquoson High School, Mr. Smith teaches US and VA Government, Economic and Personal Finance, AP European History, and serves as Chair of the Social Studies Department, Administrator Aide, President of the Poquoson Education Association, Voter Registration Sponsor, co-sponsor of the GSA Alliance and Model UN, Mentor Teacher, and Drum Major Coach for PHS Islander Marching Band. He's also a Master Teacher for The College of William and Mary's SURN Novice Teacher Academy, and serves on the Virginia statewide #GoOpenVA Content Acquisition Committee. In 2017, the teachers of Poquoson High School elected Mr. Smith as Teacher of the Year. Mr. Smith enjoys kayaking, studying history and current events, watching Boston Red Sox baseball and Denver Broncos football, walking around Colonial Williamsburg, a good ghost story, and loves spending time with his wife, 11 year old son, and 9 year old daughter.