Eclipse Information

From the desk of Superintendent Dave Wilcox:

I am writing this letter to inform you of the stance the Smackover-Norphlet School District is taking with respect to the viewing of the solar eclipse that will take place on Monday August 21, 2017.

Student and staff safety is our priority; therefore, we will NOT be viewing the solar eclipse on Monday “with or without” protective glasses.  In fact, to the extent possible, it is our plan to keep students inside the school buildings during the eclipse, which is anticipated to run from 11:40 am to 2:50 pm on Monday, August 21st, except for middle school and high school students changing classes.  We do, however, plan to livestream video from NASA or other sites so that our students may watch “safely” at different times throughout the school day.

Please speak with your child about the dangers of viewing the solar eclipse.  Viewing the solar eclipse, even with glasses designed for that purpose, may cause permanent damage to the retina of the eye within 15 seconds of viewing the solar eclipse.  Please see the back of this letter for important information from the Kinslow Eye and Laser Center regarding viewing the solar eclipse.

I hope this message gives you peace of mind in knowing the intentions of the Smackover-Norphlet School District’s stance and plan to attempt to keep our students safe from harm with respect to viewing of the solar eclipse.


To view the letter being sent home to parents today along with the information from the Kinslow Eye and Laser Center, click on the link below.




Car Riders at SES

From the desk of Smackover Elementary School Principal Holly Strickland:

Parents who are picking students up on the Kindergarten end of the SES campus are asked to place your student’s name plate in the front window or hold the sign up upon entering the front of the car rider line.  This will help our staff to know what student they need to call to have ready for prompt pick up.

If you do not have a car rider sign with your students name on it, please contact the elementary office at 725-3601 so that we can get you as many as you need.

If you do not have a sign, you will be asked to pull around to the front office to pick up your student.

Thank you for your help.

UPDATE: Buckaroo T-Shirts for Sale

Are you looking for some great t-shirts to show your Buckaroo pride?  If so, check out the order form by clicking on the link below.  Available sizes are youth small through Adult XXL.

Prices for the t-shirts:

  • $15 – youth small through adult XL
  • $17 – adult XXL and up

Forms and money are due by Friday, August 25, 2017.  Money and forms may be submitted to the middle school or high school office.


Job Vacancies

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year for the classified positions of:


Substitute Nurses

Baby Room  (Smackover Preschool)


Please send a completed classified application, resume’, college transcript, and/or results of Parapro Exam to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, emailed to, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.