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8th Grade Counselor480-472-4662


School Hours

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wed9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Office Hours

Mon - Fri8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Summer Closure

The office is currently closed for summer break and will reopen Monday, July 13. School begins Tuesday, August 4. For your convenience, you may enroll your child online and complete re-enrollment for returning students at any time at or for assistance contact the office beginning July 13.



La oficina se encuentra cerrada por las vacaciones de verano y reabrirá el lunes, 13 de julio. El primer día de clases es el martes, 4 de agosto. Puede inscribir a sus hijos en línea o completar su reinscripción para estudiantes que regresan en cualquier momento en o para asistancia contacte a la oficina a partir del 13 de jul.

Opening of School Virtual Meeting

Sign up for our opening-of-school feedback virtual meetings

Hello Mesa Public Schools community,

On June 18, the district will release its initial plans for returning to school, and your feedback is requested. Please join us at an upcoming stakeholder virtual meeting to share your thoughts. Meetings can be joined by computer or phone.

Parents and community members:

  • June 18, 3-5 p.m.*
  • June 22, 5-7 p.m.*
  • June 24, 8-10 a.m.*

Teachers and staff:

  • June 18, 3-5 p.m.
  • June 22, 5-7 p.m.
  • June 24, 8-10 a.m


  • June 18, 3-5 p.m.
  • June 24, 8-10 a.m.

*Spanish-speaking session available.


Sign up now at or by texting MESA to 41411. You will be contacted directly with specific instructions for joining your preferred meeting. Learn more at

Upcoming Events

First Day of School: August 4th

Season I Sports:  All after school sports for Season I have been cancelled at this time.  

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Principal:  Adam Unrein  480-472-4659

Secretary to Principal: Katie Lowe  480-472-4650

Assistant Principal: Shawna Sirois  480-472-4657

Secretary to Asst. Principal:  Patricia Schaefer 480-472-4651


Registration:  Julie Waldref  480-472-9902


Registration available 8:30am - 3:00pm

                      Appointments also available


 8th Grade Counselor: Jodi Kelly 480-472-4666

 7th Grade Counselor: Rosie Marquez 480-472-4661

 General Counselor:    Nicki Waehner 480-472-4662


Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Fax:  480-472-9999


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 Our Vision Statement...

We aim to inspire and empower our students for success in all aspects of life.

Our Mission Statement...

The mission of George N. Smith Junior High is to support the successful educational process of each student in a safe and orderly environment.

Our staff collaborates to provide opportunities for all students to become college and career ready by developing appropriate interpersonal skills, supporting a positive school culture, and becoming lifelong learners contributing to their communities.

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