NMS Pumpkin Book Character Contest

NMS students are invited to participate in Norphlet Middle School’s Pumpkin Book Character Contest


  • NO carving or putting any holes in pumpkin!
  • Pumpkin can be any size.
  • May have a group of pumpkins for characters.
  • Must be a book or book character theme of a book we have in the NMS library.
  • Book needs to be displayed with the pumpkin.


  • Use paint
  • Glue/attach things to the pumpkin
  • Use real or artificial pumpkins or gourds

Bring pumpkins to the library beginning Thursday, October 22nd.  Pumpkins will be judged on October 29th.  No pumpkins accepted after 28th.  Pumpkins will be released to take home Friday, October 30th.  Winners will be announced Friday, Oct. 30th with prizes given at that time.

 Prizes:  1st place =  $25    2nd place = $15      3rd place =  $10 

RFP for Janitorial Maintenance Services

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is soliciting sealed written proposals from qualified firms for Janitorial Maintenance Services for its facilities.  Proposals must be received no later than November 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.  Please submit one original and two copies of the proposal as follows:

Mail or Hand Deliver to:

Smackover-Norphlet School District

112 East 8th Street

Smackover, AR  71762

Attention:  Jason Black, Superintendent

You may pick up a Request for Proposal (RFP) at 112 East 8th Street in Smackover or email Ginie Cameron at ginie.cameron@smackover.net for an emailed RFP.  For questions concerning the anticipated work, or scope of the project, please contact Jason Black, Superintendent, via email at jason.black@smackover.net or 870-725-3132.  Any questions not concerning this project will not be responded to.

From the Office of the Superintendent

October 20, 2020

Dear Buckaroo Family and Community,

This letter is to inform you that a student or staff member at Smackover Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19.  District and school administration has followed response protocols issued by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and contacted the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH).

Students and staff who were in “close contact” will be notified by the school nurse or school administration.  The district is thoroughly disinfecting and sanitizing facilities appropriately.

As we continue to work through these situations together, know that the Smackover-Norphlet School District will be transparent if and when these situations occur.  As a reminder, please keep your child home if:

  • He/she is running fever or feels ill
  • Has been around a possible COVID-19 case
  • Has been tested for COVID-19 (Even if your child is tested after school hours, on a holiday break,  weekend, etc. and receives a negative test, please call the school nurse for follow up guidance on returning to school.)

In accordance with confidentiality laws and HIPPA regulations, the Smackover-Norphlet School District is not allowed to release identifiable information of individuals with COVID-19.

Thank you for your flexibility and partnership as we work through these situations together! Go Bucks!


Jason Black


Vaccine Information for Parents

Meningococcal Vaccine

Sixteen year old immunizations are due for the meningococcal vaccine. Please bring a copy to the nurse’s office once updated.

Required Vaccinations

If your child has not had a required vaccination, we are asking that you schedule an appointment and receive the required immunization. All immunizations are due when school starts.

Vaccination Exemptions

Any exemptions that have not been turned in need to be turned in to the nurses office as soon as possible. This must be submitted each school year.

All students must be in compliance with having all required immunizations or an exemption from the State Health Department by Monday, November 2, 2020.  Failure to be in compliance will result in your student not being able to attend school.

Football Updates

The football game scheduled for Friday, October 30, against Drew Central has been canceled by Drew Central.

Due to this cancellation, Senior Night activities will be held this Friday, October 23, during the pink out game against Pine Bluff Dollarway.

Please come out and honor our senior football players this Friday night and wear your pink!