Month: November 2013

SHS Football Tickets for All Playoff Games

The Smackover High School office will sell football playoff tickets in advance for students, parents, and community members.

Playoff tickets cost $6 each.  Tickets purchased in advance are the same cost as at the gate, but you won’t have to wait in line to purchase your ticket!

Come support your Smackover Buckaroos in post season football play!



Thanksgiving Holidays

The Smackover School District will be closed Wednesday, November 27,  through Friday, November 29.

The elementary and high school will be dismissed early on Tuesday, November 26.  Buses will run at 12:30 on that day.

Preschool will remain open its regular hours on November 26.

SHS Football Playoffs

The first round of post-season football playoffs will begin Friday night.

The Buckaroos will play the Paris Eagles HERE at 7 pm.

As a reminder, all students who are on athletic teams (golf, tennis, junior football, and junior cheer) will have to pay admission due to AAA regulations.

To support our Buckaroos, Friday will be a spirit day.  The theme is Military Appreciation Day.  Wear red, white, blue, or yellow or wear a military t-shirt to show your thanks to our service men and women as the Bucks take on the Eagles.

Good luck, Buckaroos!

Pageant Information

Jr./Miss Derrick Pageants will be held this Saturday, November 9th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please come out and support your favorite contestant by voting for people’s choice award winner!
Little Miss Derrick Pageants will be held Saturday, November 16th beginning at 7:00 p.m. Deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 13th.
All proceeds benefit the SHS Derrick. Contact Tonya Corley at 725-3101 or 725-4163 for entry forms or more information.
Little Miss Derrick Contestants must attend Smackover Public Schools or live in the Smackover School District.

SES Makes Headline News with Exemplary Designation

In a press release yesterday from the Arkansas Department of Education, Smackover Elementary School was designated one of nine Exemplary schools in Arkansas.

To see the media reports about this designation, please click on the following links:

Many Smackover School District parents, students, and community members first heard the news this morning over the radio.  Additionally, KXTK Texarkana has scheduled an interview with Principal Holly Strickland this afternoon.

We will update other media links as they are added.


The Smackover School District is so proud of Smackover Elementary School!


SES Designated as an Exemplary School by Arkansas Department of Education

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette posted the following article in the paper today.

9 Schools Get Exemplary Label

Status honors high test scores, big achievement gains

The Arkansas Department of Education has designated nine Arkansas public schools as “exemplary” because of high achievement or significant achievement gains by their students on state exams last spring.

The schools announced Wednesday were:  Brookland Elementary in the Brookland School District; Haas Hall Academy open-enrollment charter school in Fayetteville; Smackover Elementary School; Marvin Primary School in the Mulberry School District; East Junior HIgh in the West Memphis School District; Newport Junior High; Des Arc Elementary; Wilson Elementary in the Little Rock School District; and Helen Tyson Middle School in the Springdale School District.

Smackover Elementary was recognized for its achievement gains or growth.

“We are extremely proud of these schools for their efforts to ensure that all students are reaching proficiency,” Arkansas Education Commissioner Tom Kimbrell said.


The Smackover School District congratulates Principal Holly Strickland, the elementary teachers and staff, and the students for their hard work and efforts!  Thank you for a job well done!



Calendar of Events

The following November calendar of events is for Smackover Elementary School.

  • November 8 (Friday) – All Pro Dad’s Breakfast at 6:45 am
  • November 11 (Monday) – Veteran’s Program at 9 am in the auditorium
  • November 21 (Thursday) – Progress reports go home
  • November 26 (Tuesday) – Kindergarten and First Grade Thanksgiving Feast at 9am
  • November 27 – 29 (Wednesday – Friday) – Thanksgiving Holidays