Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome
Posted on 09/07/2021
Principal Thomas Smitherman

Greetings Hornets,

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! We are glad that you are joining us as we embark on an exciting year of teaching and learning at Locust Fork High School. To the Class of 2027 welcome to the family! We look forward to seeing your academic and personal growth over the next 6 years.

After the last year of functioning in a virtual/remote, and then hybrid setting we are excited to return to five full days of in-person instruction in the building. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic we will continue to implement mitigation measures as established by the CDC. This will include the requirement for all students to wear masks while indoors and on the buses, social distancing of at least 3 feet between students where possible, and regular handwashing and/or access to hand sanitizers.  We will continue to implement mitigation measures as our Superintendent determines what is needed to ensure that our staff and students’ safety and well-being are prioritized.

This year we will renew our commitment to excellence in all that we do, as we seek to provide world class instruction daily with the expectation that all students can learn and succeed. We will continue to provide students with opportunities to address academic deficiencies, to build numeracy and literacy skills, to make up for missing credit, to be college or work force prepared, and to have the opportunity to participate in advanced academic classes. We will continue to implement initiatives to promote teaching and learning, and to engage all our stakeholders in the process of educating our students. A major initiative for this year is to address the concern of student literacy. We look forward to partnering with our stakeholders in this effort which will positively impact student performance in every content area, and in their overall academic growth and development. 

I am excited about all that this new school year has to offer and look forward to working collectively as a family to ensure that our students are provided with the best educational experience possible to be critical thinkers, responsible citizens, and prepared to be successful in their endeavors after high school. The Locust Fork High School family will commit to excellence and being a world class institution of teaching and learning.

Thanks & Go Hornets!



Thomas Smitherman


Locust Fork High School