I am Laura Smith. I am married to Robert Smith, also a part of the Hornet Nation.  Together we have 5 grown children, 4 grandchildren and we are excited to be expecting 3 more this school year. We also have numerous animals that we adore. I am entering my 23rd year in public education. This is my third year in Miller Grove.

I love education, getting students excited about learning, and helping them to understand the connection between what they are learning and the real world. I am a firm believer of the Growth Mindset because mistakes are the only way we learn and grow, and we all make mistakes as humans. Mistakes and challenges are opportunities for learning, growth, and success.    


I teach 7th and 8th Grade science, a 7th and 8th Grade reading class and both High School and Junior High Robotics. 

  • Conference: 3rd Period                
  • Email: laurasmith@mgisd.net     
  • Phone: (903)459-3288                    
  • School Supplies: composition book (no spirals please), folder with brads, pencil, pen for grading, colored pencils, notebook paper
Science Grades Reading Grades
Tests             – 60% Tests                 – 60%
Classwork    – 25% Classwork       – 35%
Homework  – 10% Participation   – 5%
Quizzes          – 5%  

Link to lesson plans

Link to 7th Grade Year at a Glance

Link to 8th Grade Year at a Glance

Robotics Schedule to come….

Miller Grove Gear Grinders are the robotics teams. We compete in VEX Robotics Competitions (V5).  Last year we had two Junior High teams. One of those teams qualified to compete in the State Event. WAY TO GO TEAM!!! This year we are excited to have both High School and Junior High teams. We look forward to a great season!  

coming soon…