Month: December 2012

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Christmas Around the World

Over the past few weeks, fifth and sixth grade students have been researching Christmas tradition around the world.  As part of the culmination of their research, each student created a box with items related to their selected country and they made presentations to their class.

The students put a lot of effort into their projects.  We are proud of their excellent work!

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Spelling Bee Winner

The Smackover School District Spelling Bee was held today.

Congratulations to Bryce Lockhart for winning the spelling bell.  He will represent our district at the next level of competition.  Bryce is a 7th grader at Smackover High School.

The runner up in the spelling bee was Taylor Harris.  Taylor is a 6th grader at Smackover Elementary School.


Present Wrapping Fundraisers

Do you still have presents which need to be wrapped?

If so, come by the cafeteria Saturday, December 15, between 7 am and 2 pm!  They will wrap while you wait or you can drop off gifts to be wrapped.

The sixth grade class is raising money for sixth grade graduation through this project.

Sixth grade parents are asked to bring wrapping paper, boxes, ribbon, tape, scissors, etx.



December School Board Meeting

The Smackover School District Board of Directors met in regular session on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  Highlights from the meeting include:

  • Mike Cobb, certified public accountant for the Smackover School District, presented the annual audit report.  There were no negative findings in the report.
  • Listened to a presentation from First Security Vice President Ray Beardsley in which the Board was advised not to increase the salary schedule due to declining student enrollment.  Mr. Beardsley serves as the school district’s fiscal agent on issued bonds as well as the district’s financial adviser.
  • Selected Lynn Kennedy as the disbursing officer and Jerry Hegwood as the alternate disbursing officer.
  • Approved a request for the cheerleaders to attend the nationals in Florida if the group receives a bid.
  • Approved an amendment to the high school handbook.
  • Accepted the resignation of one employee.

The Smackover Schood District Board of Directors meets in regular session on the second Monday of every month at 6:00 pm in the board room of the central office.  The public is welcome to attend.

Calendar of Events

Don’t forget to mark your calendar with these upcoming events:


  • December 18 – SES Spelling Bee
  • December 19 – SES Annual Christmas Program – 9 am (K and 1st grade performing)
  • December 19- 21 – Fall Semester Exams – SES and SHS dismissed at 12:40 each day (Preschool will remain open regular hours.)
  • December 20 – SES Crazy Sock Hop – 8 am – 10 am (for AR reward goals)
  • December 24 – January 4 – Christmas Holiday (No School)


  • January 7 – Back to school!  Spring semester begins
  • January 8 – Report cards sent home
  • January 21 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday (No School)