Hal Smith Elementary School
Our Vision: Hal Smith Elementary School will partner with the community to educate and empower responsible lifelong learners who lead, love, explore, and serve
Our Mission: To deliver the highest quality educational opportunities where citizens thrive through engaging instruction, rigorous tasks, and a positive, student-centered learning environment
Mr. Robert Hallock Smith.
United States Navy, Retired Robert Hallock ( Hal) Smith was born in Mitchell, S.D., Feb. 9, 1917. At the age of three his family moved to Ellensburg, Wash., where he was raised. After graduation from high school in 1934, he moved to Southern California to attend Pasadena City College and California Institute of Technology earning a degree in aeronautical engineering. He later attended La Salle University and the Naval War College, taking courses in command training and international political science. Hal was a pilot involved in aircraft design during the late 1930's and then commissioned in the U.S. Navy. His active duty included air station operations, during World War II. He was again called to active duty during the Korean War, serving as division officer on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte. With Hal, the family always remained number one. Hal and Tina started their life together when they married June 1, 1940. They made their home in Henderson, in the early 1950's. Read More...