K Students Design Casts

As the final part of the PLTW Structure and Function: Human Body Module, Smackover Elementary School kindergarten students had to design a cast that met the following criteria:

  • Strong to hold the bone in place and keep the wrist from moving,
  • Light so that someone can lift their arm,
  • Comfortable so it does not hurt or bother the person wearing it, and
  • Water resistant so that it is not destroyed by a little bit of water.

Check out these future biomedical engineers!

Close Up Students to Attend Inauguration

Smackover High School Close Up is attending the Inauguration in Washington DC this week. The group is accompanied by Mr. Tim Ray, AP/Concurrent Credit instructor.

The students are participating in the Close Up Foundation program. This program shows students our government in action and how they can be engaged in the process.

The picture below shows the Close Up students visiting with Senator John Boozman.



Paper Airplane Challenge

Norphlet Middle Shcool students in Mrs. Robin Boerwinkle’s STEM class completed the paper airplane challenge.

Students chose 1 of 4 different challenges to complete, including creating a helicopter that spins and stays airborne for 2 seconds when dropped from arm height, creating a straw hoop airplane, creating a paper airplane that flies the farthest, and creating a paper airplane that carries the most weight for ten feet.

Archery Team Competes

The Norphlet Elementary School archery team traveled to Bryant this past Saturday and competed against 150 other elementary students across the state. The next tournament will be this Saturday, January 21st, in Norphlet. Both elementary and Middle school teams will compete.

Norphlet Students to Participate in Kindness Challenge

Norphlet Middle School students and Norphlet Elementary Students will celebrate The Great Kindness Challenge the week of January 23-27. Throughout the week we will show our spirit by participating in the following dress up days:
  • Monday– 100th day of School (Dress as elderly people)
  • Tuesday– Peace, Love & Kindness (Hippie Day)
  • Wednesday– Nothing Beats Kindness (Favorite Team Jersey/Shirts)
  • Thursday– Powered by Kindness (Super Hero Day)
  • Friday– Round Up Kindness (Western Day)