Month: August 2012

SHS Club Dues

The following SHS clubs have dues which need to be paid by Wednesday, September 5:

  • FBLA – $28
  • French Club – $5
  • Spanish Club – $5
  • FTA – $5
  • Jr. Science Club – $5
  • Sr. Science Club – $5
  • FCCLA – $25
  • Art Club – $3
  • Jr. Beta – $5
  • Mu Alpha Theta – $10
  • HOSA –  $17

Look Before You Lock

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has asked us to pass this important information on to parents.

According to the Organization Kids and Cars, “On average, 38 children die in hot cars each year from heat-related deaths after being trapped inside motor vehicles.” No children should be left in cars, not even for a very short period of time.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, “Vehicles heat up quickly – even with a window rolled down two inches, if the outside temperature is in the low 80s° Fahrenheit, the temperature inside a vehicle can reach deadly levels in only 10 minutes.”With the temperature reaching well above that in Arkansas it is critical we do not leave children alone in motor vehicles. So, what can you do to prevent vehicular related child heat stroke?

The Kids and Cars Organization has a few safety tips to ensure every child is safe in vehicles. Their Look Before You Lock initiative has facts and tips that can help you make sure children are not left in cars.

Please click the following links to the Look Before You Lock posters.


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Learning How to Use Social Media Safely

On Friday, August 31, 4th through 12 grade students will attend an assembly regarding the safe use of social media.  The program will be presented by Thomas Pennington, legal counsel for Arkansas Tech University.

Parents and guardians are invited and encouraged to attend this assembly with their child.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

  • 8:00-9:10 – “What Every 4th-6th Grade Student and Their Parents Need to Know about Social Media”
  • 9:10-10:20 – “What Every 7th – 8th Grade Student and Their Parents Need to Know about Social Media”
  • 10:20-11:40 – “What Every 9th-12th Grade Student and Their Parents Need to Know about Social Media”


Please make this a priority to attend if you able.

From the Superintendent’s Desk…

From the desk of Superintendent Don Smeltzer:

I want to extend my appreciation to all of the parents, guardians, and employees for making this first week of school a successful beginning for the 2012-2013 school year.

Thank you for your cooperative attitude regarding dropping off students and parking.  This has helped to keep our students safe.

For the safety of our students:

We have had several children attempt to dart out in front of our buses.  I wish to encourage all parents and students to cross at the crosswalks and to stay on sidewalks for safety reasons.  Additionally, if an elementary student needs to be dropped off by the high school campus, please do so by the Agri building.  There are sidewalks adjacent to the Agri building which lead directly to the cafeteria and the elementary school.

We look forward to a great year with all of our students this year!

Welcome Back, Students!

Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year!

This is the one night of the year when parents are assigned homework (and lots of it!) 

Parents, please complete the registration packets that elementary and high school students bring home and return back to school tomorrow.

If your child did not bring home a registration packet, please contact Cindy Bird on the elementary campus at 725-3601 or Lois Nutter on the high school campus at 725-3101.

We are thrilled to have your child attending Smackover Public Schools for the 2012-2013 school year!

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We will be posting athletic schedules and other important information on the blog in an effort to keep parents and the community informed about the events occurring in the Smackover School District.