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.