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7th Grade Counselor480-472-4666

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.

Message From Mr. Unrein

Hello Smith Community:

As we wait to see what our educational plan will look like, based on state and federal mandates, I wanted to reach out and let you know that all our staff is now working from home. I have asked each teacher to reach out and let their students know that they are available via email right now. Their working hours are from 8:15 – 4:15, Monday through Friday. We are currently programing a system that allows them to make phone calls from their computers. Please stay tuned for more information once it becomes available.

I understand that the closure of Arizona schools may leave some students without services, and we are working to fill these voids. Please remember that all Mesa elementary schools are serving pick up lunches between 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to students under the age of 18; these lunches also come with a breakfast for the next day.

If your student needs to talk to a counselor or if you need any information regarding mental health or counseling in general, please reach out to schedule an appointment for a phone call with one of our counselors:

Jodi Kelly <

Rosalba Marquez <
Niccola Waehner <


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Our staff misses students already and we are eager to see what instruction will look like based on forthcoming decisions from the Arizona Department of Education. I will be in touch soon with what all education at Smith will look like.




Adam Unrein



Upcoming Events

Season IV Sports -  Season IV Sports are cancelled

Field Trips -  At this time, all future field trips are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.

EnvironmentalConnections - click link for Maricopa County Environmental Services updates.

Summer Transition Program

Our Summer Transition program for incoming 7th graders will be July 22nd and 23rd from 8:00 am to noon.  Registration forms will be available in May from your student's current elementary school.

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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

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


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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