Month: February 2012

Football Player Signs with ULM

Smackover High School football player, Jeff Savage, signed to play with the University of Louisiana at Monroe on National Signing Day.

Savage earned Arkansas 3A 6 All-State honors after recording 66 tackles, nine sacks, and six pass breakup during the football season this year.  Savage was also instrumental in helping Smackover High School to an 8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs.

Savage was named to the 2011 Arkansas AP Super Team as a defensive lineman and was a finalist for El Dorado Player of the Year.

Congratulations, Jeff!

SES Students to Jump Rope for Heart


Smackover Elementary School students are collecting donations for the American Heart Association this week 2/13-2/17 and ending Friday with a “Heart” Party with jumping rope and other exercise, music, healthy snack, and a lot of fun!
Through Jump Rope For Heart kids learn jump rope skills, how their heart works and raise money to help kids with special hearts.  Have fun, learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others!
For more information, contact Mrs. Melody Morgan on the elementary campus.

Have you read any good books lately?

Mrs. Weaver has!  In fact, she is a huge fan of Patrick Carman, author of the Skeleton Creek series, many of the 39 Clues books, and the Trackers series.

Mrs. Weaver met Patrick Carman in January when she attended Harding University’s Young Adult Author Series.  She spent the weekend with other library/media specialists and teachers from across the state.


If you are looking for a good book to read, drop by the elementary library to talk to Mrs. Weaver!

SHS Student Awarded FBLA Scholarship

Skylar Jones was recently awarded a $500 Bonnie Chamberlain District III FBLA Scholarship.  Jones served as this year’s Historian for District III.  She has also held office positions in FBLA as the State Vice-President from District III, the District III President, and the District III Reporter.

Jones also received the Top Honor of Who’s Who in FBLA.

Congratulations, Skylar!

SHS Parent Teacher Conferences

Smackover High School will have Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 9, 2012, from 1:30 – 7 pm.

Smackover Elementary School and Smackover High School will dismiss at 1 pm on this day.  Smackover Preschool will remain open for its normal hours.

The SHS Baseball Team will host a hamburger supper from 5-7.  Tickets are $6 each.

We encourage all parents to come visit with their child’s teachers and then support the baseball team.


Smackover Preschool will conduct parent teacher conferences on Thursday, February 16, from 3:30 – 7 pm.  There will not be an early dismissal on this day.


Buck Stars Study Bistro Now Open

Are you a 7-12 grader who is looking for a ‘cool’ place to hang out, drink a flavored coffee or tea, work on your homework, read, or just hang out?  If so, then the Buck Stars Study Bistro is just the place for you!

Located across from the post office, the Buck Stars Study Bistro is open from 3:30 to 5:00 on Monday through Thursday.  Snacks and drinks are free.  Mrs. Sonia Barker and Mrs. Aprile Richardson are responsible for the bistro.

The Buck Stars Study Bistro is a non-profit and does accept donations from students when they can and from anyone wishing to support and help keep the facility supplied.  Every donation goes right back into supplies for the study bistro.

If you are interested in volunteering or donating, please contact Mrs. Barker or Mrs. Richardson.

We welcome the Buck Stars Study Bistro to the Smackover community!

FFA Members Attend National Leadership Conference

Students from across Arkansas attended the 360° Leadership Conference.  The conference is an activity of the National FFA Organization sponsored by Sygenta and Helena Chemical Company.

Grace Nash (pictured L-R), Mariah Gough, Ashley Roden, Ashley Wilson, Reagan Pyron, Brooke Roden, Mallory Pyron, Luke Bussell, and Dana Pyron (chaperone), members of the Smackover FFA Chapter attended the conference on January 27-28.

The two-day program helps FFA members become aware of influence and the influence process while discovering the importance of contributing to their chapter.  They attended sessions on discovering how to build relationships, build trust, and be deliberate all while collaborating with others to be true agents of change.