NES, SES, and NMS Students to Celebrate Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week will be February 27 – March 3.  Norphlet Elementary School, Smackover Elementary School, and Norphlet Middle School students are encouraged to participate in the following dress up days:

  • Monday, February 27 – Cat in the Hat Day (Wear black and red.)
  • Tuesday, February 28 – I Can Read with My Eyes Closed Day (Wear clothing with words on them.)
  • Wednesday, March 1 – Wacky Wednesday! (Wear something wacky.)
  • Thursday, March 2 – I’m Not Going to Get Up Day (NES/SES – Wear pajamas.  NMS – Crazy hair.)
  • Friday, March 3 – Book character dress up day.


Cheer Physicals

The Smackover-Norphlet School District has scheduled physicals for cheer on the following dates:

  • February 28 (Norphlet Middle School) – 9 am – 12 pm
  • March 1 (Smackover High School at the School Based Health Center) – 9 am – 12 pm

Please note the following information:

  • These days are for Cheer Physicals ONLY.
  • These are the only days that physicals will be FREE.
  • You do not have to be signed up with the SBHC in order to have physicals on these days ONLY.
  • You must submit your name to your cheer sponsor or Coach McDaniel if you would like a physical.
  • If you do not get your physical on the scheduled day that we will be at your campus, you must be signed up with the SBHC and your physical will not be FREE.

For more information regarding cheer physicals, please contact Candis Langley at 725-1213.

NMS Students Visit SouthARK Secondary Technical Center

All 8th grade students at Norphlet Middle School participated in a field trip to SouthARK Community College’s Secondary Technical Center and visited all seven of the career programs offered to high school juniors and seniors including:

  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Health Science
  • Industrial Technology (Mechatronics)
  • Process Technology
  • Welding

SouthArk offers a minimum of five career/technical programs to qualified high school students. Students may receive, not only high school credits for course completion, but college credits, as well. The cost of tuition is free to the student. Books and tuition are provided through SouthArk’s Secondary Technical Center and funded by the local school districts and through the Arkansas Department of Career Education.

Click here to learn more about each of these programs.

Parents – If your child attended the field trip today, please be sure to discuss the different opportunities that are available with your child.

FBLA Spring Conference

The Smackover High School FBLA did a great job at the District III FBLA Spring Conference in Pine Bluff last week.  Alex Savage was elected to Vice-President of District III FBLA.  Also, the following students placed in their respective competitive events and now qualify to compete at the state leadership conference:

  • Cyndi East, 4th Place Accounting I
  • Nick Klotz, 4th Place Accounting II
  • Noel Pietranski, 1st Place, Agribusiness
  • Alex Savage, 2nd Place, Business Law
  • Brycelynn Bailey, 1st Place, Computer Applications
  • Lexie Lawrence/Harley Ainsworth/Kennedy Briggs, 4th Place, Graphic Design
  • Breana Poindexter/Suraya Raley, 4th Place, Marketing
  • Precious Dorman/Emory Fleming/Brycelynn Bailey/Alex Savage/Kaitlyn Lios, 2nd Place Parliamentary Procedure
  • Lydia Pullin/Vanessa Lofton/Karli Goocher, 5th Place Sports Management
    Congratulations to all of these young people, their hard work, and commitment to professional ideals.