Month: May 2016

Graduation Pictures

Smackover High School graduation pictures have arrived.

They are available for pick-up at the SHS office.  The SHS office is open Monday through Wednesday from 7 am to 5 pm.  The hours on Thursday are 7 am to 4:30 pm.  The office is closed on Friday.

NMS AR Goal Achievers

Congratulations to the following Norphlet Middle School students for achieving their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal for the fourth nine weeks!

6th GRADE – Preston Chilton, Anna Grace Crutchfield, Keith Howard, Mathieu Malin, Anna Morgan, Evan Pietranski, and Jewel Tolin

7th GRADE – Gracyn Belin, Charity Easley,  Alec Gatewood, Sara Gathright, Paige Goodwin, Laci Jackson, Chasity Jones, Julia Jones, Bailey Rivers, and Caleb Watson

8th GRADE – Harley Ainsworth, Trenton Bailey, Shae Belt, Karli Goocher, Tristan Hansen, Lainey Holland, Caleb Huckabee, Lexie Lawrence, Vanessa Lofton, Zac Morgan, William Newton, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jillian Russell, and Micah Smith

NES AR Goal Achievers

Congratulations to the following Norphlet Elementary School students for achieving their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal for the fourth nine weeks!

Kindergarten – Brooklyn DuBois, Evin Morgan, Jackson Nevin, and Travis Tuberville

1st Grade – Levi Baker, Sophia Davis, Gracie England, Kailah Knight, Samantha Loggins, Aiden McGee, Jacob Mills, Maggie Reyman, Damion Samuels, Payton Teasley, Carter Walker, Daniel Collins, Seth Green, Alexa Jennings, Rose Lewis, Drake McGaugh, Justin Parker, Karma Samuels, Lillian Squyres, and Timothy Taylor

2nd Grade – Paige Brewer, Joseph Brown, Jaylynn Crawford, Conner Hicks, Ryleigh Hudson, Logan Johnson, Marlee Johnson, Kelea Murry, Tyler Reeder, Alex Rowland, Karyn Runge, Jonah Shryock, Mikel Thompson, Dalton Baker, Bradley Broach, Alexander Butterfield, Parker East, Ja’Niya Hamilton, Alyssa Harvey, Julia James, Alexander Millan, Jasmine Philyaw, Dakota Pumphrey, and Aydan Tanton

3rd Grade –  Bailee DeTraz, Leighton DeTraz, Gage Fowler, Hunter Goodwin, Savannah Green, Trumaine Johnson, Chloe Lewis,Alyssa Odom, Caleb Patton, Bradley Ponder, Tristen Powell, Ragan Robinson, Zachary Walthall, Joseph Wilson, Jack Bishop, Owen Brown, Raedynn England, Braxton Griffin, Brooklyn Harvey, Gracie James, Emily Loggins, Conner Love, Delaney Mason, Drew Mason, Marie Reynolds, Claire Rowland, Eric Rucks, Abigail Sanchez, Jordan Shelby, Dawson Walker, and Zachary Womack

4th Grade –  Phillip Bailey, Abby Brewer, Cameron Driggers, Cheridan Gafford, Fantasya Miller, and Garrett Whiddon

5th Grade – Kamea Robinson and Jackson Taylor

Author Visits NES

So it wasn’t a real snake…but the 25 foot replica was a big part of the story related to the 2nd – 6th grade students at Norphlet by author Jefferson Knapp when he visited in April.

Knapp is a native of Kansas.  He is the successful author of a series of children’s books called The Adventures at the End of the Driveway.  Knapp visited the schools in Norphlet to sign his books, and more importantly, to encourage the students to write using both their imaginations and their real life experiences.

SHS NHS Inductees

Congratulations to the following Smackover High School students who were inducted into the National Honor Society at the end of the school year:

  • Doyne Alphin
  • Courtney Davis
  • Mercedes Ellis
  • Priscila Espinosa
  • Emory Fleming
  • Lexi Gilbert
  • Kaitlyn Goodwin
  • Aubrey Hargett
  • Camron Harris
  • Michael Howell
  • Renee Huckabee
  • Jacob Muckelrath
  • Charissa Newton
  • Megan Osborn
  • Noel Pietranski
  • Keiandre Purifoy
  • Reagan Richardson
  • Tessa Watson
  • Adriana Williams

Notice of Vacancies

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for the positions of:

Special Education (2 positions)

Secondary English (Smackover High School)

Business Education (Norphlet Middle School)

Please send a completed licensed application, resume’, college transcript, Praxis scores, 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.

Special Education Paraprofessional (Norphlet Elementary School)

Special Education Paraprofessional (Norphlet Middle School)

Please send a completed classified application, Parapro Exam results, resume’, and college transcript (if applicable), and any relevant credential or license relevant to the position to Superintendent Dave Wilcox.  Applications may be mailed to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR  71762, emailed to, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

It’s Been a Great School Year!

It has been our pleasure to serve the children in the Smackover-Norphlet School District during the 2015-2016 school year!

We want to thank all of our parents, students, faculty, and community members for making the reorganization of the district which took place at the beginning of the school year so successful.  We appreciate your support and we look forward to making plans for an exciting and productive school year for 2016-2017.


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Athletic Physicals and Summer Football Schedules


  • Athletic physicals have been scheduled at Dr. Davis’ office on June 7, 2016, beginning at 9 am.
  • These physicals are FREE.
  • If a students does not get one on this day, he/she must see their own physician before participating in any athletic activity.


Summer Football Schedules

Coach Strickland has posted the summer practice schedules for the 7th grade football team, the junior high football team, and the senior high football team.  These schedules can be found below.