Month: May 2015

Band Parents Reorganize

The Smackover High School Band Parents and the Norphlet High School Band Parents met for a reorganization meeting on May 26.  The two organizations have become one and the new officers elected for the 2015-2016 school year are as follows:

  • President – Kristin Loggins
  • Vice-President – Doug Wills
  • Treasurer – Shanoon Ratcliff
  • Secretary – Roneesha Williams


Football Team Camp

The Football Team Camp scheduled for tonight at Harmony Grove has been cancelled.

Summer workouts will begin at 7 am Monday morning at Smackover High School for Senior High and at 9 am in Norphlet for Junior High.

7th Grade will begin workouts on July 6th at Norphlet at 9 am.

Last Day of School!

It has been our pleasure to serve the children in the Smackover-Norphlet School District during the 2014-2015 school year!

This summer will be a busy summer for our faculty and staff as we prepare for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.   Exciting times are certainly ahead as we begin implementing our reorganization plans!


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Notice of Job Vacancies

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for the positions of:

Secondary Special Education

Middle School Social Studies

Head Baseball Coach

Assistant Coach/Secondary Social Studies

Secondary Mathematics

Please send a completed licensed application, resume’, college transcript, and current teaching license to Superintendent Dave Wilcox.  Applications may be mailed to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, emailed to, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

Sports Field Caretaker

Preschool Paraprofessional  (CDA or AA in Early Childhood Required)

Please send a completed classified application, resume’, college transcript, and/or results of Parapro Exam to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, emailed to, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

District Awarded Half-Million Dollar Grant

Congratulations to the Smackover-Norphlet School District on being selected as a recipient of the 2015-2016 School-Based Health Center Initiative Grant.  The five-year grant provides funding each year for the District to create a School-Based Health Center.

As part of the grant, the old home economics building on the Smackover campus will be renovated into a School-Based Health Center over the summer.

Be on the lookout at the beginning of the school year for ways in which students, parents, and community members can utilize the Smackover-Norphlet School District’s School-Based Health Center!

What is a School-Based Health Center?

School based health centers provide basic physical, mental, dental or other services as needed. The health center provides services beyond the scope of the school nurse practice and is not intended to replace the school nurse. The school based health center is required to maintain a working relationship with the physician of a child’s medical home, to ensure that individual patient health plans are executed effectively and efficiently. Students can apply for ARKids and local resources connected to the health center for students and family convenience. The intent is for the center to act as a resource center for wellness and prevention. Typical characteristics of a SBHC are as follows:

  • Located in the school or on school grounds.
  • Work cooperatively within the school to become an integral part of the school.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of services that meet the specific physical and behavioral health needs of the young people in the community.
  • Employ a multidisciplinary team of providers to care for the students: nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physician assistants, social workers, physicians, alcohol and drug counselors, and other health professionals.
  • Provide clinical services through a qualified health provider such as a hospital, health department, or medical practice.
  • Require parents to sign written consents for their children to receive the full scope of services provided at the SBHC.
  • Have an advisory board consisting of community representatives, parents, youth, and family organizations, to provide planning and oversight.

Semester Test Schedule

The following schedule will be used on both the Smackover High School and Norphlet High School campuses:

Wednesday, May 27

  • Period 2 7:50—9:15
  • Period 4 9:20—10:40
  • Period 6 10:45—12:05
  • Period 8 12:40—2:00

Thursday, May 28

  • Period 1   7:50—9:15
  • Period 3   9:20—10:40
  • Period 5   10:45—12:05
  • Period 7 12:40—2:00

Free Physicals

Physicals for all 7th through 12th grade student athletes grades will be held Thursday, May 28 at Dr. Davis’ office in Smackover beginning at 1:00pm.

Buses will leave each campus at 12:45 pm for all exempt students, and they will return to campus at 2:00pm for students who are testing.