Welcome to E.D. Smith Elementary School

Oakwood schools MISSION

Doing what is best for students is our guiding principle. To this end, the Oakwood School community commits the resources, support, expertise and experiences needed for all students to achieve.

Learn More About Smith:

  • We follow the 3 R's: Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Build Relationship
  • Spanish is offered to students in grades 1-6
  • Total enrollment is 400
  • Smith is home to the Oakwood Preschool
Two girls sit on stool in library reading a book

The Smith Library is a favorite place with students!

Principal Tours at Smith

Have you ever wondered what happens on a typical day at Harman School or E.D. Smith Elementary?  Do you wonder if what you remember from grades 1-6 is what happens in 2018? Now you have a chance to see for yourself with “Principal Tours.”

Interim Principal Traci Hummer is offering "Principal Tours" three more times during the current school year.  This opportunity includes a guided tour and and the chance to see the school day from a student's perspective. While students will be present in the buildings during the tour, participants will not be interacting with students, just observing.

Each hour-long Principal Tour can accommodate up to 10 guests and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  All guests must RSVP prior to the scheduled tour.  

Tour dates for this year are:  Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. and Tuesday, April 16, 2019 1:30 p.m.

If you would like to participate, please RSVP to Traci Hummer at hummer.traci@oakwoodschools.org.


Students work on their journal writings at their desks

Spotlight on the Arts

One of the pictures created and edited by Smith 6th  graders

Each fall Smith sixth graders in Mrs. Mullins' art classes embark on an outdoor art experience. They study the art of Andy Goldsworthy and then create their own works of art using nature as their medium.  

Using cameras purchased with a grant from the Oakwood Foundation, they then photograph their unique creations.  When they return to the classroom, they learn to edit the photos so they can then be printed in poster size.

Enjoy this Spotlight on the Arts video about this special learning experience.

Memorial Fund for Mrs. Janet Bourne

A memorial fund has been established in Mrs. Bourne's honor.  Donations to the Janet Bourne Memorial Fund can be made by check, payable to Oakwood Schools Foundation (list on the memo line: Janet Bourne Memorial Fund #8245) and send to:
Oakwood Schools Foundation
PO Box 351
Oakwood, OH 45409

Or make an online donation on the Oakwood Schools Foundation webpage.

Donors should choose the Memorial Fund option. You will be redirected to The Dayton Foundation website to complete your donation. There is a field where you can list: In memory of Janet Bourne.

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