Month: May 2015

Another SHS Student Obtains TWO MOS Certifications!

Congratulations to Brycelynn Bailey!
Brycelynn is a Computer Business Applications student in Mrs. Tammy Ward’s class.  Brycelynn has certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) in two areas!  She is a certified specialist in PowerPoint 2013 and Excel 2013.
These certifications are offered as a part of the Microsoft IT Academy at Smackover High School.  The Academy offers students the opportunity to take exams leading to certification. Many employers today are requiring performance based certifications as proof of qualifications and skills of potential employees.  These certifications now become a part of the student’s employment portfolio.
In addition to her certification, Brycelynn’s scores now qualify her in the MOS State Championship.  The top state winner will go on to represent Arkansas in the World Championship in Orlando, Florida in June.
Stay tuned for photos and updates on other students receiving their MOS certifications!
Brycelynn Bailey - TWO certifications

Cafeteria Fines

The end of the school year is quickly approaching.  As a reminder to parents,  please pay any balances for lunches already eaten this school year by Friday, May 22.

Questions regarding your child’s account may be answered by calling Diann Bailey at 725-1221 or .

SHS Student Obtains MOS Certification

Congratulations to Holly Reynolds!

holly reynolds - 1st certifier 2015

Holly is the first student to certify in 2015 at Smackover High School as a Microsoft Office Specialist.  Holly received her certification in Microsoft Office 2013 – PowerPoint.  Holly is a student in Mrs. Tammy Ward’s Digital Communications IV class which is a part of the Microsoft IT Academy.

The IT Academy program administrator is Mrs. Tammy Ward.  Students in Mrs. Ward’s classes have been offered the opportunity to get industry certifications in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  The Academy is funded jointly by the Department of Career Education, the Department of Education and the Department of Workforce Services.  The state’s investment provides a variety of curricula, lab resources, teacher training and certification materials for program members.  Certification exams are normally around $100 each, but through this program students may certify free-of-charge.

Through the Academy, students have access to skills and certifications they need to improve their career opportunities and earning potential. Studies have shown that certified employees report a higher average salary of 5.4% over non-certified employees. (source:  Global Knowledge, IT Skills and Salary Survey, Mar 2011) The Academy plays a significant role in preparing a technologically savvy workforce for our 21st-century global economy.

In addition to certification, students who choose to participate in the MOS Championships will be eligible to win prizes and the opportunity to compete in the World Championship in Orlando, Florida in June.

More on the MOS Championships can be found here:   ​


Weather Related Updates for SB Tournaments

The softball tournament games have been postponed until 3 pm and 5 pm today due to the weather.

The Smackover High School girls’ softball team will play at 5 pm.


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