Month: April 2013

SSD Accepting School Choice Applications

The Smackover School District will accept applications for transfer students by “Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 1989″ until June 1, 2013, for the 2013-2014 school year.  Applications may be picked up at the Smackover School District Central Office or by clicking on the link below.

School Choice Application

Please note the following information:

  1. The School Choice Application must be sent to the Smackover School District AND the school district in which the child resides.
  2. A new School Choice Application is being created.  In the meantime, a parent/guardian may submit the current school choice application.  When the new School Choice Applications are released, the new form must be completed and will be attached to the old form.  The old form will be used to hold your place.
  3. We encourage parents/guardians to complete and return the School Choice Application forms as soon as possible because of limits to the number of students that may transfer from a district.

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

SHS to Host Blood Drive

Smackover High School will host a blood drive on Wednesday, May 1.  The blood drive will be held in the Mrs. Phillips’ sewing room.

Anyone age 16 or older who meets minimum height and weight requirements and is in good health can donate blood.  Sixteen-year-olds must submit a permission form signed by a parent or guardian.

The high school has set a goal of 57 donors.  If this goal is met, SHS will qualify for a $750 scholarship.

Parents and community members may donate blood as well!  Come be a part!

To learn more about blood donation, click here.

SHS Cheerleaders Announced

Tryouts for the junior and senior cheer squad for the 2013-2014 school year were recently held.  The following young ladies will cheer for the Smackover Buckaroos in the upcoming year.

Senior  High Cheer Team:

  •  Lindsay Burson
  • Emily Porter
  • Kayla Green
  • Meagan McGowan
  • Lacy Goss
  • Kiera Longing
  • Murphy Aycock
  • Tiffani Anders
  • Spencer Stanton
  • Madison Neil
  • Haley Mullen

Junior High Cheer Team:

  • Stormy Anders
  • Tori Amspaugh
  • Laynie Clark
  • Abby Crawford
  • Courtney Davis
  • Elizabeth Harrison
  • Catherine Hodges
  • Brooklynn Kell
  • Skyler Kinley
  • Makenzie Malone
  • Megan Mullin
  • Gracie Ragan
  • Haley Reed
  • Reagan Richardson
  • Tessa Watson

Congratulations to these students!

Arkansas Children’s Week

Smackover Preschool celebrated Arkansas Children’s Week this week.  What a fun time they had!

Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, family members and community who participated in the parade and in the classroom!  You were so important to the success of this week!

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Smackover School Board Hires New Superintendent

The Smackover School District Board of Directors met in a special called session on Monday, April 15, 2013.

The board unanimously voted to hire Dave Wilcox as the new superintendent of the Smackover School District effective July 1, 2013.  Mr. Wilcox has accepted the position.

Currently, Mr. Wilcox is the Director of Support Services for the Liberty-Eylau School District in Texarkana, Texas.  His previous experience includes high school assistant principal, middle school assistant principal, and teacher/coach.

Mr. Wilcox received his Bachelor of Science degree in History from Texas A&M University Texarkana in 1999.  He received his Masters of Education degree in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University Texarkana in 2003.  He conferred his Superintendent Certification from Angelo State University in 2006.

Mr. Wilcox is married to Ashley Ayres Wilcox.  They have two children.

We welcome Mr. Wilcox and his family to the Smackover School District!



Children’s Week Parade Today!

Smackover Preschool is celebrating Arkansas Children’s Week with its annual parade today.

The 3 and 4 year olds will parade in downtown Smackover at 9 am.

The infants and toddlers will parade on the parking lot of the preschool when the 3 and 4 year olds arrive back on the preschool campus following their parade.

Parents and community members are invited to attend both parades.

Preschool to Celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week

Smackover Preschool will celebrate Arkansas Children’s Week from April 15- 19.

The annual parade will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at 9am.

The children will take the school bus to the parking lot of First Baptist Church around 8:45.  Preschool parents can meet their child(ren) at that time.

The children will march downtown and back to the parking lot.

The community is invited to watch the parade.