Month: December 2011

High School Cheerleaders Place at State Championship

The Smackover High School Cheerleaders attended the 2011 State Cheer Championship this weekend.  Our girls were the runner-up in the 3A Division.

Congratulations to Coach Clarice Long and her squad!

Members of the high school cheer squad include: Brooklynn T., Brook T., Jordan M., Kiera G., Ariel D., Mariah G., Cherell W., Emily C., Lindsay B., Kayla G., Tiffini A., Leslie W., and Murphy A.

These girls and their coach certainly represented our school well!

Spelling Bee

The Smackover School District held its annual Spelling Bee on Friday, December 16, 2011.

Fifth grader Robert Dixon won the Spelling Bee and will represent the district at the Union County Spelling Bee in the spring semester.

Seventh grader Kara Burson will be the alternate.

Congratulations to these students!

High School AR Goal Achievers

The following Smackover High School students met their AR reading goals for the second nine weeks.  As a reward they get to substitute one AR score for their lowest score in every class.

It really pays to meet your AR reading goal (and you get to read some good books, too)!

7TH GRADE:  Brycelynn B., Tyteauna B., Drew C., Courtney D., Laura D., Michael E., Mercedes E., Skylah G., Elizabeth G., Ashley H., Skyler K., Ashley M., Charrisa N., Jared R., Baylee S., Virginia S., Clay S., Savannah T., Hannah W., Tessa W., Kanyon W.

8TH GRADE:  Doyne A., Hogan B., Denver D., Adam D., Alexus E., Erica H., Summer J., Kane K., Tori M.,  Justin P.,  Reagan P.,  Taylor R.,  Krisanna R., Mason W.

9th GRADE:  Dakotah A., Aaron B., Disheana B., Tripp E., Tristan F., Lindsey H., Katherine J., Lexie J., Cody J., Cammie M., Meagan M.,Adrianna P., Cooper T., Jacob W.

10th GRADE:  Gerrett A., Morgan A., Antonisha B., Alesha B., Christian B., Lindsay B., John B., Emily C., Sequin C., Sarah C., Troy D., Blane D., Charmaine G., Oleshia G., Hannah G.,Tucker H., Kastle H., Dominique J., Seth L., Sivanna L., Mason M., Cordell M. Ty M. Mallory P.

11th GRADE:  Hope B., Caitlyn B.,  Abbi B.,  Leah B.,  Haley C.,  Ariel D.,  Darius F.,  Mariah G., Kaylee G., Olivia H.,  Ashton H.,  Savannah H.,  Tiffany J.,  Audrey K.,  Aaron L.,  Ryan L.,  Nicole M.,  Demetrius M.,  Shea S.,  Haley S.,  Brooklynn T.,  Brooklyn T.,  Cherell W.,  Sarah W.

12TH GRADE:  Deonta B, Seth B., Courtney B., Landon B., MA B.,  Tate C.,  Reese C.,  Julie C.,  Antonio D.,  Cordarius E.,  Marquis G.,  Robbie H.,  Skylar J.,  Jasmine L.,  Justin M.,  Chance N.,  Kimberly N.,  Kayla N.,  Katelyn P.,  Ashley R.,  Blake R.,  Jeff S.,  Sharda S.,  Logan S.,  Brandyn T., Raquille T.,  Holly Y.

Parents, if you have any questions about the high school Accelerated Reader program, please contact Tonya Corley.

Common Core State Standards

The Arkansas Department of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards for literacy and mathematics last year.

The Smackover School District will be implementing these new standards using the following timeline:

  • 2011-2012:  K-2 Math, K-6 Literacy
  • 2012-2013:  3-8 Math, 7-8 Literacy
  • 2013-2014:  9-12 Math, 9-12 Literacy

A new standardized test using the new Common Core State Standards will be in place in 2014-2015.

The Arkansas Department of Education created a video for parents, educators, and community members to explain theses standards.

Video | Common Core.

If you have any questions regarding the Common Core State Standards, please contact Jennifer Lee.