Month: December 2016

SHS AR Achievers

Congratulations to the following Smackover High School students who met their Accelerated Reader (AR) goal for the second nine weeks!

  • 9TH GRADE:  Trenton Bailey, Joel Brewer, Dalton Cole, Braden Doherty, Olivia Edney, Rhett Gatewood, Austin Groves, Lainey Holland, Caleb Huckabee, Lexie Lawrence, William Newton, Brandon Pennington, Lydia Pullin, Jillian Russell, Josh Saulsbury, and Micah Smith


  • 10th GRADE:  Abbi Crawford, Haley Davis, Robert Dixon, Sabrina Estridge, Katelynn Gifford, Alondra Grant, Austin Groves, Forrest Harrison, Catherine Hodges, Nicole Hildebrand, Taylor Jackson, Emily Kellum, Brady Lavoie, Blakely Lewis, Ty McCurry, William Mitchell, Terra Peace, Colby Pearson, Gracie Ragan, Brianna Ratcliff, Lillian Reyes, Michelle Rodgers, Hannah Squyres, Anastasia Tharrett, Lilah Todd, Makayla Toney, Mary-Claire Wilcox, Mason Wills, and Kayleigh Yeager


  • 11th GRADE:  Justin Berry, Kristan Hicks, Taylor Jackson, James Pennington, Virginia Stephens, Janese Sturges, and Crystal Willis


  • 12th GRADE:  Courtney Davis, Laura Deal, Precious Dorman, Amie Duschak, Mercedes Ellis, Heather Haltom, Kolbie Hamilton, Ashley Haynes, Renee Huckabee, Toby Hudson, Kaitlin Jones, Lexie Long, Jacob Muckelrath, Gabi Slater, Caitlyn Turner, and Jon Wintersteen

Semester Test Schedule

All schools in the Smackover-Norphlet School District will dismiss early on Wednesday, December 14 through Friday, December 16 for semester tests.  Early dismissal will be at 2:00 pm.

Norphlet Middle School Testing Schedule

  • Wednesday, December 14 – Periods 2, 5, and 8
  • Thursday, December 15 – Periods 1, 4, and 7
  • Friday, December 16 – Periods 3 and 6

Smackover High School Testing Schedule

  • Wednesday, December 14 – Period 7
  • Thursday, December 15 – Periods 1, 3, and 5
  • Friday, December 16 – Periods 2, 4, and 6

NES Christmas Program

The Norphlet Elementary School kindergarten and first grade students will present a Christmas program on Thursday, December 15, 2016, in the Norphlet Auditorium at 9am.

Parents, grandparents, family members, and community members are invited to attend.


STEM Saturday! SHS Engineering Program

Smackover High School launched its engineering program this school year under the direction of Tami Philyaw.   The engineering program is a three-year program consisting of the following courses:

  • Introduction to Engineering – Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a new toy or improving an existing product.
  • Principles of Engineering – (Coming in 2017-2018) Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know to take on challenges like designing a self-powered car.
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing – (Coming in 2018-2019)  Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.

The pictures below were taken in Ms. Philyaw’s Introduction to Engineering class:

Engineering students also volunteered their time during the Family STEM Night in November.  The pictures below show the engineering students working with kindergarten through 8th grade students.