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News from the Smackover School District

Spring Band Concert

The annual Smackover High School Spring Band Concert will be held in Hobgood Auditorium on Thursday, April 24, 2014, at 6:30 pm.

Former Band Director Brian Rhodes will direct our students playing one of his original scores during the concert.  Rhodes has been a band director in Paris, Texas, and is now a band director in Booneville.

Parents, students, and community members are invited to attend, especially any former 1990s band members of Brian Rhodes.



Smackover 4H Club to Meet

4-H is an exciting program where you get to “learn by doing.”  4-H is about having fun as you are learning exploring and discovering new things. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities.

The Smackover 4H Club recently had the opportunity to “learn by doing” as they planted a garden at the Smackover Elementary School. The students were actively involved in learning about what it takes to create and maintain a garden. They planted bell pepper, broccoli, strawberries, sage, basil, and oregano. Robin Bridges, County Extension Agent, instructed and assisted the 4H members in gardening.

Come join us at our next meeting Wednesday, April 23rd, at 3:30 in the Elementary P.E. room. Any youth between the ages of 5 and 19 are welcome to attend. Check out Arkansas 4H online at

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SHS Spring Book Fair

The Smackover High School Spring Book Fair is coming to the high school library media center during the week of April 21 – 25.  Parents, students, and community members are invited to attend.

Prizes will be awarded each day.


Kindergarten Registration is Thursday!

Smackover Elementary School will have early kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year on Thursday, April 17th, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

A child must be five years old by August 1st, 2014 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

Please bring the following items to registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Immunization record.

Parents may complete the registration form prior to coming or they can complete the form on that day.

If you have any questions, please call the elementary office at 725-3601.




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SHS Announces Color Guard for 2014-2015

Tryouts were recently held at Smackover High School for Drum Major and Color Guard.  Congratulations to the following students who were selected for 2014-2015:

  • Drum Major – Cammie Martin
  • Color Guard Captain – Sena Brumley
  • Color Guard Co-Captain – Makara Frazier
  • Color Guard Members – Kashauna Williams, Ashley McKnight, Laura Deal, Santavia Ellis, Adrianna Thurman, and Caitlyn Turner

‘S’ Factor Talent Show

The ‘S’ Factor Talent Show was held in Hobgood Auditorium on Friday, April 11, under the direction of Program Coordinators Veronica Jenkins (Drama Club Director) and Brooke Mendenhall.

The Master of Ceremonies was Brandon Moore.  The Stage Crew consisted of Tyler Stevens, Kashuana Williams, Hailey Watson, and Johniece Schafer.  Sound was engineered by Dakota Blakney.  Judges for the competition included Le Bryant Crew, Chauna Edney, and Mike Means.

Listed below are the student winners in each category:

Female Vocalist

  • 1st Place – Brooke Roden
  • 2nd Place – Skylar Givens
  • 3rd Place – Liz Harrison

Male Vocalist

  • 1st Place – Luke Landreneau

Best Performance

  • 1st Place – Makara  Frazier
  • 2nd Place – Haley Clayton
  • 3rd Place – Elizabeth Golden

‘S’ Factor Talent Show Overall Winner

  • Troy Dino

Congratulations to these students!

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SHS Students Selected for Boys and Girls State

Congratulations to the following Smackover High School Juniors for being selected to attend Boys and Girls State this summer!

Boys State Delegates:

  • Logan Clark
  • Joseph Clark

Girls State Delegates:

  • Dakota Alexander
  • Grace Nash

Children’s Week Parade

Smackover Preschool students participated in the annual Arkansas Children’s Week Parade held in downtown Smackover.  Parents, students, and community members joined together to celebrate our kids!

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SES Accepting Yearbook Orders

Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase the 2013-2014 Smackover Elementary Yearbook! 

The 2013-2014 yearbook is in full color and features students from Smackover Elementary and Smackover Preschool.

The yearbook will arrive much earlier this next year!  There will be a Yearbook Signing Party on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 2:00 -2:30 pm!

Order forms have been sent home with students.  Additional order forms are available in the elementary office.  The cost of the yearbook is $10.

Ordering Options:

  1. Complete the order form and return it to the elementary school with payment by April 17, 2014.  (Please make checks payable to Smackover Elementary School.)
  2. Order online at and find Smackover Elementary School.  Online orders are due by May 27, 2014.

For more information, please contact Mrs. Candy Phillips, PTO President/Yearbook Adviser.

FFA Fundraiser

The Smackover School District’s FFA Chapter is selling Hanging Baskets.  For more information regarding pricing, please contact Mr. Jimmie Tucker.

Check out the slideshow to see pictures of some of the items for sale!

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