Month: February 2012

SHS Student Accepted to Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Smackover High School tenth grader, Tucker Henderson, has been accepted to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA).

ASMSA is one of thirteen public, residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of gifted and talented students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science.  Application is open to any sophomore student who resides in the state of Arkansas.

For more information about ASMSA, click here.


Elementary Students Exceed Jump Rope for Heart Goals

Smackover Elementary School students recently collected donations for the American Heart Association.  Our school’s goal was $1000.  Our students more than doubled the goal by raising $2,112.  WAY TO GO, SES!

The donations support the American Heart Association’s efforts to create healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.  Since 1978, Jump Rope for Heart has raised more than $810 million for research and educational programs.

Reagan Richardson was the top fund raiser for this year’s event, raising over $400.  We are proud of her efforts and the efforts of all of our students taking part in this worthwhile endeavor.

You are invited…

Have you wanted to learn more about the Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts?

If so, then you are invited to attend a regional summit on Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 5 – 7 pm at the South Central Service Cooperative in Camden.

Information about the new standards will be presented from the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas ASCD.

To register for the event, please call Brittney McKenzie at (870) 836-1631.


For more information about the Common Core State Standards, click here.

SES to Celebrate Read Across America Week February 27 – March 2

February 27 – March 2 is Read Across America Week.  To celebrate this week, Smackover Elementary School students are encouraged to dress up in the following ways:

Monday – Wear crazy socks in honor of the book Fox in Socks

Tuesday – Wear a hat in honor of the book 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins

Wednesday – Wear something green in honor of the books Oobleck or How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Thursday – Wear read and black in honor of the book The Cat in the Hat

Friday – Dress up day as any Dr. Seuss Character

To learn more about Read Across America Week, click here.

SHS Announces Boys State and Girls State Delegates

The Smackover High School faculty recently selected the following students to attend Boys State and Girls State this summer:

  • Hope Barker
  • Haley Corley
  • Shaq Richardson
  • Jase Saulsbury

These students were selected based on their academics, leadership, and belief in God and country.

Congratulations to these students!

If you would like more information about Boys State, click here.

If you would like more information about Girls State, click here.



Elementary Book Fair a Big Success

The Smackover Elementary School Scholastic “Reading is a Celebration” Luau Theme Book Fair was a huge success!

Thanks to all the students, parents, faculty, and volunteers who participated in the Book Fair.

The profits of the Book Fair will buy new books for the library, pay for various activities for the library, and support the end of the year trip for the top students who read their AR goals.

Miss Derrick Pageant Information

The Little Miss Derrick Pageant will be held March 10, 2012.  This pageant is for ages 0 – 6th grades.

The Junior Miss Derrick and the Miss Derrick Pageant will be held on April 21, 2012.

Entry forms may be picked up from the elementary or high school office.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tonya Corley at 725-3101 or 725-4163.

February School Board Meeting

The Smackover School Board met on Monday, February 13.  Highlights from the meeting include:

  • Administrative contracts were renewed for 2012-2013.
  • The board approved the 2012-2015 District Technology Plan.
  • The board approved the bond refunding from First Security Beardsley Public Finance.
  • The board set a work session to study proposals for rezoning the school board.

School board meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 6 pm in the board room of the central office.