Month: November 2012

Local FFA Members Help to Package One Million Meals

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FFA Rally to Fight Hunger was part of the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo

INDIANAPOLIS – ­­­More than 9,500 FFA members, advisors and guests took part in the FFA Rally to Fight Hunger, October 24-26, in Indianapolis. One million meals were packaged in just 20 hours, with half of the meals staying in the Indianapolis area and half going to Haiti. The Rally was a highlight of the 85th National FFA Convention & Expo.

Working with Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, FFA members from across the nation assembled meals to provide relief from hunger and malnutrition.

Members of the  Smackover FFA chapter that participated included Ashley Wilson,  Brooke Roden, Mallory Pyron, and Grace Nash.

Arkansas Autism Partnership

The Arkansas Autism Partnership has applications available for a statewide, intensive intervention program for young children with a confirmed medical diagnosis of autism.

Children must be between the ages of 18 months and 5 years (must enter the program before their 5th birthday, but can continue to receive service up to their 7th birthday).

They must also meet the financial and level of care eligibility requirements.

This is a statewide program offering one to one intervention in the home for 20 to 30 hours per week.  This program is designed to improve the child’s skills in the areas of communication, socialization, self-care and behavior.

Parental participation is necessary.

During the pilot phase of this program, a limited number of children will be served.  Initially, 100 children will be phased in over the first year.  Additional children will receive services as openings are available.  Enrollment is dependent upon meeting all eligibility requirements.

For more information or to receive an application packet, contact the Arkansas Autism Partnership at 1-800-342-2923.

Applications for the first 100 children are still being accepted.

AR Autism Partnership Brochure

SES Character Dress Up Day

On October 31, Smackover Elementary School students and faculty were invited to dress up as a character from a book.

Faculty: Back row: Lisa Lindsey (Old McDonald), Charlie Weaver (Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons), Ruth Strauch (Mama Llama), Rona Harrison (Miss Wishy Washy), Heather Wolfe (Olivia), Judy Doherty (“#1 Kitten” The Three Little Kittens Lost Their Mittens), Tina Stringer (#2 Kitten), Heidi Tolin (Ladybug Girl), Teri Bailey (Caroline Ingles), Front row: Heather Russell (“Alice”, Twilight Series), Nancy Willett (#3 Kitten), Spencer Knox (“Rosalie” Twilight Series)

Student Winners:  Back row: Anna Grace (“Annie” Magic Treehouse Series), Kennedy (Laura Ingles), Kenadee (Fancy Nancy), Jillian (Stargirl), Alec (Ellray Jake), Colby (“Travis” Old Yeller),  Middle row: Hailey (Princess and the Pizza), Emily (“Sky” Rainbow Magic Series), Luke (“Tree” Chicka Chicka Boom Boom), Beyonica  (Fancy Nancy), Front row: Dalton (“Max” Where the Wild Things Are), Evan (SkippyJon Jones), Grayson (Library Bear)

Save the Date!

The Smackover Elementary School Family Night will be Monday, December 4.

The theme for the evening will be Winter Wonderland.

There will be refreshments, hamburgers, decorated doors, classroom activities, and most importantly……Santa Claus!

More details will be given as the date approaches.

We hope that you will mark your calendars now so that you will be able to attend!

High School Book Fair

The high school book fair will be held November 12-16 in the high school library.  Please come by the library throughout the week to purchase books and other items!

Would you like to preview what will be available at the book fair or shop online?  If so, click here.

For more information about the high school book fair, please contact Mrs. Tonya Corley at 725-3132.