Month: April 2012

Natural High Day T-Shirt Winner

Congratulations to Megan Mullin who designed this year’s t-shirt for Natural High Day.  Megan is currently a fifth grader at Smackover Elementary School.

Natural High Day is an annual event for Smackover Elementary School students.  Each year, students participate in a contest to design the t-shirts given to students.  To see all of the previous t-shirt winners, come to the elementary school and walk down the primary hall where the shirts are displayed.

Some of the Smackover School District Central Office staff modeled this year’s winning t-shirt.  Pictured below are Brooke Mendenhall, assistant bookkeeper; Lori Willis, business manager; Valerie Elkins, bookkeeper; and Gloria Watson, administrative assistant.

SHS Track Teams Excel

The District Track Meet was held yesterday:

  • Senior Boys Track Team – District Track Winner
  • Senior Girls Track Team – District Track Winner
  • Junior Boys Track Team – District Runner Up for Conference Champs
  • Junior Girls Track Team – District Track Winner

The following Senior Lady Bucks have qualified for State in track:

  • Kayla Nelson
  • Sharda Sims
  • Mallory Pyron
  • Ashton Herring
  • Sara Tinsley
  • Brittany Barnhardt
  • Brianna Barnhardt
  • Nicole Martin
  • Kiera Gaston
  • Rachel Turner

The following Senior Bucks have qualified for State in track:

  • Steven Goodwin
  • Brandyn Thomas
  • Nick Easley
  • Jared Green
  • Devin Hopper
  • Bryant Rhodes
  • Marquis Gaston
  • Chad Parker
  • Corey McKnight
  • Deonta Baker
  • Ryan Lawson
  • Fabian Sims
  • Shaq Samuels


Business Finance Program of Study Added to High School

Databases.  Spreadsheets.  Accounting.

If any of these words sound interesting to you, then the Business Finance Program of Study might just be the thing for you.

The Business Finance program of study is offered to 9-12 grade students.  To become a completer in this program, a student would need to take the following courses:

  • Computerized Business Applications (1 year)
  • Computerized Accounting I (1 year)
  • Advanced Database Applications (1 semester)
  • Advanced Spreadsheet Applications (1 semester)

In the 2013-14 school, students will also be able to enroll in Computerized Accounting II.

If you are interested in enrolling in any of these courses for the upcoming school year, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Corley.

Preschoolers Parade Down Broadway

To celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week, the three and four year olds from Smackover Preschool participated in a parade in downtown Smackover.  For some of the children, this occasion was also their first opportunity to ride a school bus!

Arkansas Children’s Week continues through Friday, April 27.

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Come Join Beginning Band!

Have you ever wanted to be in the band, but never took Beginning Band in 7th grade?

Great news!

Mr. Riley, next year’s band director, is going to teach a Beginning Band class for anyone who wants to be in the band but never had the beginning band course.  This course will count towards high school graduation and can be used to satisfy the fine arts requirement for graduation.

If you would like to enroll in the course, sign the list in the high school office or contact Mrs. Cheryl Corley.


Miss Derrick Winners Announced

The annual Miss Derrick Pageant was held on Saturday, April 21st.  Congratulations to the Miss Derrick winners!

Junior Division:

  • Charissa Newton – Miss Congeniality and 2nd Alternate
  • Sydni East – People’s Choice and 1st Alternate
  • Lacy Kemp – Photogenic, Interview, Sportswear, Evening Gown, and Jr. Miss Derrick 2012

Senior Division:

  • Mariah Gough – 3rd Alternate
  • Brooklyn Taylor – 2nd Alternate
  • Mallory Pyron – Interview and 1st Alternate
  • Haley Corley – People’s Choice, Photogenic, Sportswear, Evening Gown, and Miss Derrick 2012

You are invited…

Smackover Preschool will celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week all week!

The theme for this year’s Arkansas Children’s Week is Meet Me Under the Storytelling Tree.

You are invited to come read a story, or better yet, tell a favorite story to your child’s preschool class.

Our annual Children’s Week Parade is going to be Wednesday, April 25th at 9:30 am.

Please come join us as we walk downtown and celebrate our children.  All 3-4 year old classes and Ms. Tena’s toddler class will participate in the parade.  You may bring your child’s bike or tricycle.  We will meet you at the First Baptist Church back parking lot on 8th Street.

Please check with your child’s preschool teacher for any other activities they have planned for their class.

SHS Adds Sports Medicine Program of Study

Smackover High School students will be able to enroll in an exciting new program of study beginning in 2012-2013.  SHS received approval from the Arkansas Department of Career Education to offer the Sports Medicine program of study.

To be a completer in this program, high school students would need to successfully complete each of the following courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (one year)
  • Foundations of Sports Medicine I (one semester)
  • Foundations of Sports Medicine II (one semester)
  • Foundations of Sports Medicine III (one year)

The Anatomy and Physiology course will be taught by Coach Mike Poff.  Morgan McDaniel will teach the Foundations of Sports Medicine courses.  Ms. McDaniel is a licensed teacher as well as a certified athletic trainer.

About the Program

Students enrolled in Anatomy and Physiology will spend an extensive amount of time engaged in laboratory experiences, including, but not limited to, the dissection of a cat.

Students enrolled in Foundations of Sports Medicine I will receive a general overview of sports medicine to include injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, psychosocial, and administration concerns.

Throughout Foundations of Sports Medicine II, students will receive further training in injury prevention, emergency management, tissue response to injury and treatment, as well as psychosocial and pharmacological issues.

As students progress through the coursework, more involvement in clinical type settings will occur especially during the Foundations of Sports Medicine III course in which students will engage in instruction and practical experiences related to advanced injury assessment and the understanding of common injuries affecting physically active populations.

This program of student will be of great benefit to students interested in careers such as:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Coaching
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Other health and medical careers

For more information about enrolling a high school student in the Sports Medicine program of study, please contact Cheryl Corley.

Smackover School District Accepting School Choice Applications

The Smackover School District will accept applications for transfer students by “Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989” until July 1, 2012, for the 2012-2013 school year.  Applications may be picked up at the Smackover School District Central Office or by clicking on the link below. 

School Choice Application

For more information about School Choice, please contact Superintendent Don Smeltzer at 725-3132.


Smackover Preschool to Celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week

Smackover Preschool will celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week (April 22-28) to recognize the needs of young children and thank educators and others involved in the education and care of young children.

The theme for this year’s celebration is Meet Me Under the Storytelling Tree.

If you would be interested in telling story to preschool children during Arkansas Children’s Week, please contact Debra Tolin, preschool director, at 725-3651.

Continue to watch the blog to find announcements regarding the Smackover Preschool Parade during Arkansas Children’s Week and other festivities which will be occurring.