Month: August 2014

Welcome Back to School, Students and Parents!

Welcome to the first school day of the brand new Smackover-Norphlet School District!  It has been a wet and messy day, but we know that the teachers are excited to have all of the students on campus and ready to learn.

Due to the enormous amount of rain which we have received in the past few hours, the Black and White football games have been cancelled.  The games have been rescheduled for Thursday, August 21.  These games will be played on the Smackover campus.

  • 5:30 pm – 7th grade game
  • 6:15 pm – junior high game
  • 7:00 pm – senior high game

We hope that you and your children have a great start to the 2014-2015 school year!

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We will be posting athletic schedules, meeting announcements, upcoming events, and other important information on the blog in an effort to keep parents and the community informed about the events occurring in the Smackover-Norphlet School District.

Meet Our New Employees

The Smackover-Norphlet School District has hired several new employees over the summer and has moved some teachers from one campus to another to meet our staffing needs.  We welcome them to our staff!

 

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New to Smackover Elementary School:  Courtney Bailey, Paraprofessional; and Jeannie Nealy, Cafeteria

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New to Norphlet High School:  Arden Sweet, Family and Consumer Science; Marion Carroll, Business Education; Mikey Moss, Social Studies; Tim Bishop, Science; and Robin Boerwinkle, Science

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New to Norphlet Elementary School:  Terri Pickett, Special Education; Elaine Parham, 2nd Grade; and Christina Baker, Paraprofessional

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New to Smackover High School:  Brian Jackson, Agriculture; and Kelsey Wells, Mathematics

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New to  Smackover Preschool:  LaTonya Patterson, Paraprofessional; CeRae Howard, Paraprofessional; and Tiffany Hall, Paraprofessional

Welcome Back, Faculty!

The Smackover-Norphlet School District welcomed all of its employees back to school on August 12 for a day of professional learning.

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At lunch, the Smackover Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Back to School Luncheon for ALL employees of the Smackover-Norphlet School District.  The faculty and staff wish to express our sincerest thanks and gratitude to the Chamber and to the following individuals and businesses who made donations or provided door prizes:

  • Crotty Casing Crew
  • Smackover State Bank
  • First Financial Bank
  • Parks Car Wash
  • Parks Oil
  • JB Operating
  • Lee-Spears Operating
  • Traylor Equipment
  • Henry Corley
  • Sharps Hardware
  • The Flower Smith
  • Corley Trust
  • Todd’s Pump
  • Holloway Brothers
  • Mop Terminals Refinery
  • The Classic Dress Shop
  • Southern Bancorp
  • Clay Murphy Insurance Center
  • Jerry Langley
  • Cross Oil
  • Broadway Printing
  • Expressway
  • Warner T. Smith
  • Natalie’s
  • Deborah’s Mirror Image
  • Sumac
  • Gilded Possum
  • Antique Depot
  • Mayor/City of Smackover
  • Willet Farms
  • Brummet’s BBQ

 

SPS Class Lists

Smackover Preschool has released its class lists for the 2014-2015 school year.

Space is still available in the 3 and 4 year old program.  These slots are ABC slots.  Please contact Ms. Debra Tolin at 725-3651 for more information about how to qualify for these slots.

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Cafeteria Updates!

Exciting changes are coming this year in the cafeteria this year!

The Smackover-Norphlet School District will be contracting with a company called Gourmet Solutions who will be helping us with new menus and new recipes.  Students will start to see some changes within a few weeks of school starting.

The following prices are in place for this school year:

Breakfast

  • Students – $1
  • Reduced Breakfast – 30 cents
  • Adults – $1.75

Lunch

  • Students – $2
  • Reduced Lunch – 40 cents
  • Adults – $3

The cost of purchasing an extra milk will be 35 cents.

Please click on the links below to access the August menus.

August Breakfast Menu

August Lunch Menu

If you would like more information about the cafeteria, please contact Ms. Diann Bailey at 725-1221.

Ready to Learn! Ready to Teach!

Teachers in the Smackover-Norphlet School District have received lots of training this summer to help prepare them for the upcoming school year.  Teachers participated in workshops including:

  • Google Boot Camp
  • iPad Boot Camp
  • Conscious Discipline
  • KidBlog and LiveBinder
  • Moodle 101
  • Advanced Placement
  • Instructional strategies for literacy and mathematics
  • Career and Technical Education content
  • And much, much more!

Some of our teachers participated in a workshop funded through a math and science partnership grant in which they received lots of intensive hands-on instruction which integrated mathematics and science activities.  The picture below shows some of our teachers hard at work!

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Front Row:  Robin Boerwinkle (Norphlet High School), Christy Reynolds (Smackover High School), and Rebekah Starnes (Smackover Elementary School)

Back Row:  Crystal Yeager (Smackover High School) and Jonna Bates (Smackover High School)

Open House

Come meet your teachers and visit classrooms!  We are excited to have our students and parents come and see us!

Smackover Preschool Open House – Tuesday, August 12, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Norphlet Elementary School Open House – Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Smackover Elementary School Open House – Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Norphlet High School Open House – Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Smackover High School Open House – Thursday, August 14, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

SES 2014-2015 Class Lists

Class lists for Smackover Elementary School for the 2014-2015 school year have been released.

Please click on the link below to access the class lists.

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SHS Awards

Throughout the summer, Smackover High School awards were posted on the blog.  Two awards were not printed on the lists.

Congratulations to Krisanna Reynolds for receiving the Outstanding Student in PreAP Biology Award and the Outstanding Student in French I.