Month: May 2014

Engineering Team Recognized During May Board Meeting

Lockheed Martin celebrated National Engineers Week by hosting eWeek activities in East Camden on April 22-24.  Students from across the region participated including students from the Smackover School District, Camden Fairview School District, Bearden School District, Harmony Grove School District, and Stephens School District.  This was the first year for Smackover students to participate..

On Thursday, April 24, a team of ninth through twelfth grade students from Smackover participated in a competition involving the creation of a helicopter which had to be maneuvered through an obstacle course.  An additional 25 students were invited to attend the competition to cheer on the Smackover team.  The Smackover team placed third in the competition.

Participating in the competition were the following students:

  • Dakota Alexander
  • Joseph Clark
  • Cat Samson
  • Autumn Winans
  • Hiland Alexander
  • Logan Clark
  • Kayla Green
  • Grace Nash
  • Reagan Pyron
  • Krissana Reynolds
  • Sam Zargari

During the May School Board Meeting, each member of the Smackover team was presented with $200 from Lockheed Martin representatives Colin Sterling and Jim Watson.

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School Choice Applications Accepted Through June 1, 2014

The Smackover School District will accept applications for transfer students through the  “Arkansas Public School Choice Act of 2013″ until June 1, 2014, for the 2014-2015 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:

  • The School Choice Application must be sent to the Smackover School District AND the school district in which the child resides.
  • 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 Dave Wilcox at 725-3132.

SHS Announces 2014-15 Student Council Members

The following students will serve on the Student Council during the 2014-2015 school year.


  • President – Joseph Clark
  • Vice-President – Grace Nash
  • Recording Secretary – Murphy Aycock
  • Attendance Secretary – Spencer Stanton


  • Kiera Longing
  • Logan Clark
  • Jackson Martin
  • Cooper Thurmon
  • Kayla Green
  • Katherine Jerry
  • Tripp Evans
  • Dakotah Alexander
  • Seth Strickland
  • Tori McKinnon
  • Adam Dorman
  • Reagan Pyron
  • Haley Mullin
  • Tessa Watson
  • Reagan Richardson
  • Braden McKinnon
  • Mary-Claire Wilcox
  • David Martin
  • Alex Burris
  • Katelynn Gifford
  • Jordan Price
  • Brooklynn Kell
  • Kennedy Briggs
  • Lexie Lawrence
  • Harley Ainsworth
  • Braden Doherty





Shooting Sports Students Going to State Competition!

Congratulations to the Sr. High Shooting Sports Squad 1 for placing 4th in their region and qualifying for State.  Team members are:

  • Luke Bussell
  • Landon Darden
  • Tanner Birchfield
  • Tanner Skidmore
  • Drew Crutchfield

Also, the Jr. High Shooting Sports Squad 1 placed 10th in their region and qualified for State.  Team members are:

  • Braden Doherty
  • Caleb Reynolds
  • Blake Doherty
  • David Martin
  • Trenton Bailey

The state tournament will be held June 6-7.

SHS FCA Delivers Support to Family in Vilonia

The Smackover High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes members present donations totaling $3371.63 to Vilonia Public Schools students, Bryan and Jacob Clark, and their mother on Wednesday, May 7.

Around $1000 of the donations were from teachers, clubs, and students from Smackover Public Schools. The remainder came from individuals and businesses in our community.

The family receiving the donation lost everything three years ago in the tornado of 2011. They started over and just lost everything again last week. They’ve lost everything twice in three years.

The SHS FCA is extremely thankful to the town of Smackover, the teachers and students at Smackover Public Schools, Principal Jan Henderson, Superintendent Dave Wilcox, John Allison (Vilonia High School FCA Representative), and the administration of Vilonia High School for allowing us to have a part in the recovery efforts.

Vilonia Family

State Board of Education Approves Annexation

The State Board of Education held its  regularly scheduled board meeting today, May 8, 2014.  With a unanimous vote, the State Board of Education approved the Smackover School District’s annexation of the Norphlet School District.

The annexation will take effect on July 1, 2014 and the new district will be called the Smackover-Norphlet School District.

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We will be posting important information regarding reorganization plans in an effort to keep parents and the community informed about upcoming events.