Month: August 2013

Homecoming Corsages and Garters

The Smackover High School Jr. Beta Club will be selling homecoming corsages and garters to the student body.  Envelopes with order forms will be sent home with high school students on Friday.

The deadline for returning the form and money is Wednesday, September 18.

If you have any questions regarding the corsages and garters or Jr. Beta Club, please contact Mrs. Cheryl Corley at 725-3101.



Watch Free SHS Football!

Free Football!

Free Concessions!

Free Seat Cushion!

And more!

First Financial Bank and Kasasa want you to watch free football on Friday, September 6 at Smackover High School Stadium.

Free admission at the Kasasa Payout will be provided to the first 500 people to arrive!

Kickoff begins at 7:30 pm!  Come join us for our first home game of the 2013-2014 season.

For more information, please click on the flyer.


Attention SHS Alumni!

Do you know any band alumni?

Were your parents in the band?

The Band Parents are re-constructing the band concession stand, buying a band truck to haul instruments, and saving for new uniforms.  SHS Alumni are donating $100 to have a block of the concession stand named after them toward these goals!

Pass the word around to everyone you know who went to Smackover High School!  If you have any questions, please contact any of the following Band Parents officers:  President – Mr. Richard Lewis; Vice President – Mr. Michael Howell; and Treasurer- Mrs. Cynthia Ervin.

Do you know any band alumni? Were your parents in the band? The band parents are re-constructing the band concession stand, buying a new band truck to haul instruments, and saving for new band uniforms. SHS ALUMNI ARE DONATING $100 to HAVE A BLOCK OF THE CONCESSION STAND NAMED AFTER THEM TOWARD THESE GOALS! Pass the word around TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHO WENT TO SMACKOVER HIGH SCHOOL! THANKS!–Band Parents

Athletic Booster Club

The Smackover High School Athletic Booster Club will meet Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 6:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in Coach Osborn’s classroom.

Any parent who has a child in athletics is welcome to attend this meeting and help support our student athletes.

If you have any questions about this meeting or the Athletic Booster Club, please contact Stacy Aycock.


SHS Club Dues

Smackover High School has many clubs in which students may participate.  This is a great way to make new friends and become active in the student life of Smackover High School.

The following Smackover High School Clubs have dues which may be paid in the office in between class periods:

  • FCCLA – $25
  • FBLA – $28
  • HOSA – $17
  • Mu Alpha Theta – $10
  • Literati – $20
  • FFA – $20
  • Spanish – $5
  • Beta – $5
  • French – $5
  • Art – $5
  • FTA – $5
  • Sr. Science – $5
  • Jr. Science – $5
  • National Honor Society – $10
  • Anchor Club Dues – $15 (They are to be paid directly to Mrs. Bates.)

SES PTO Meeting

Smackover Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will hold its first meeting of the 2013-2014 school year on Monday, August 26, at 3:30 pm.  The meeting will be held in the elementary library.

We strongly encourage all parents of Smackover Elementary School students to attend if they are able!

Notification System for Mrs. Bates’ Classes

To students and parents of Mrs. Jonna Bates:

Mrs. Bates is using a notification system this year to keep students and parents informed about homework, tests, projects, and other events in her classes and the organizations she work with. In order to make use of this notification system, you must “join” the class or organization.  It’s a simple process, and you can choose to receive SMS or email notifications.

Here’s what you do!

To subscribe via SMS, send a text to (870) 390-4016 with the message that corresponds to your class or organization.

To subscribe via email, send an email to (place your code here)

The codes:

  • Biology Classes:  @ee738
  • Chemistry Class:     @6cee
  • AP Biology Class:    @7838

If you have any problems, let Mrs. Bates know! Her email address is .

This is a great tool to keep both students and parents informed and up to date!

Calling All Dads!

Smackover Elementary School would like to start an All Pro Dad’s chapter.

Please come to an organizational meeting on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the elementary school library.

All Pro Dads is a monthly breakfast meeting with dads and their children. More information about the program can be found here.

If you would like more information about All Pro Dads at Smackover call Ruth Strauch at 725-3045.

What We Did Over Summer Vacation

The Smackover School District’s maintenance and technology departments were busy this summer making upgrades in the district.  Check out some of the pictures below to see their hard work!

Elementary Drop Off/Pick Up by the Kindergarten Wing

We extended the awning and poured some more concrete so that students would be able to safely wait for their parents without getting wet.  We hope this will help to make afternoon pick-ups go more smoothly.

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Smackover High School Band Hall

We pulled up all of the carpeting in the high school band hall and replaced it with tile.

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Elementary Computer Lab

We also upgraded the flooring in the elementary computer lab from carpet to tile.

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Oil Field Equipment

We repainted all of the oil field equipment which surrounds the pavilion in front of both campuses so that visitors would be welcomed to the schools with a fresh look.

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Converted “The Cottage” into an Additional Elementary Computer Lab/Meeting Space

“The Cottage” was originally the Home Economics Cottage.  When the addition was made several years ago to the main building on the high school campus, the Family and Consumer Science Classes were moved into the new addition.  “The Cottage” then became home to our distance learning courses.  Over the summer, the distance learning classes were moved into a computer lab within the agri building and “The Cottage” was converted into an additional computer lab for elementary students.  “The Cottage” also has an area set aside for meetings which can hold up to 30 people in addition to those working at the computer lab.

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