Principal's Welcome

Principal's Welcome
Posted on 12/16/2020
Principal Thomas Smitherman

Dear Locust Fork Community,

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year at Locust Fork High School.  Teachers and staff have been getting to know your children and setting expectations for learning and teaching.  We are starting year two of our A+ College Ready AP Grant. Our teachers have attended numerous hours of content area specific training this summer.

I am privileged to have the opportunity to serve as your principal and I am honored to work with our qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful students, and supportive parents. The high school years are critical times of development for students and families in preparing students for the real world. I look forward to working with you to make this school year successful. 

Student success is the goal of every staff member at Locust Fork.  Our staff is devoted to utilizing research-based best practices to guide every student, every day to reach their full potential. Locust Fork High School staff members work collaboratively to implement standards by designing skill-specific lessons and assessments to monitor student progress.   I ask for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging her/him to read for pleasure every night, monitoring homework and progress, and asking your child to share what they learned at school each day.

We invite you to become an active participant in our school community through volunteering or attending and supporting our school events. Educational research shows that one of the most important characteristics of an effective school is building a strong home-school relationship. Locust Fork High School welcomes your involvement and seeks to create strong home-school relationships.

Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community. Communication is a vital component of a successful educational experience.  Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for the children of Locust Fork.  All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.

Basically, this year is going to be amazing academically, athletically, and school growth as a whole.  I look forward to what is in store for everyone here at Locust Fork High School. If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact me here in the office by phone at              205-681-7846 or by email at


Thomas Smitherman


Forks Up and Go Hornets!