Month: March 2017

SHS Engineering Team Excels

Every year Lockheed Martin hosts its annual eWeek to increase interest in engineering for local school districts.  Almost 200 students participated in the activities from Smackover Elementary School, Norphlet Elementary School, Norphlet Middle School, and Smackover High School.  The theme for the week was Gravity:  It’s Not Just a Good Idea.  It’s a Law!

On Thursday, the high school competition team faced off against four other area high schools:  Bearden, Hampton, Harmony Grove, and Camden Fairview.  The Smackover-Norphlet School District competition team placed first in the competition!  Congratulations to the students for their outstanding achievement.

NMS Registration Materials for 2017-2018

NMS Orientation for Current 5th Graders

Norphlet Middle School will host an orientation for current 5th grade students who will be attending Norphlet Middle School for the 2017-2018 school year on Friday, March 31, 2017, at 1 pm.  Students from Smackover Elementary School will ride the bus to attend.

The orientation will be held in the auditorium at Norphlet Middle School.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this event if they are able.


Registration Materials for Norphlet Middle School for 2017-2018

The middle school counselor will begin meeting with all current 5th through 7th grade students to help them in planning which courses the students would like to take for the 2017-2018 school year.

One of the links below is for the Norphlet Middle School Course Catalog for 6th-8th Grade Students.  Additionally, links are provided for course selection sheets.

If you have any questions about courses which your child should select, please speak to Mrs. Stacy Jerry.

Smackover Bass Fishing Team Fairs Well at Tournament on Lake Hamilton.

Smackover High School started a bass fishing team about a month ago.  The Buckaroo Bass Anglers currently have 13 students on the team.

Students fish in two-student teams in the tournament.  Saturday was the FLW Arkansas High School Open bass fishing tournament on Lake Hamilton in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Smackover had two teams participate.  Trenton Bailey and Will Hill placed 12th with 8 lbs 11 oz.  David Martin and Tyler Earnest placed 25th with 4 lbs 8 oz.  Forty boats were entered in the tournament.

Upcoming high school tournaments are the FLW Texas High School Open bass tournament on Lake O’ The Pines in Jefferson, Texas on April 1, the Arkansas Youth Fishing Association bass tournament on Bull Shoals Lake on April 8, and the FLW Arkansas State High School Championship on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Arkansas on May 7.

Storm Siren Testing

The City of Smackover will be testing their storm/tornado siren (will not test in the event of inclement weather) on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 12:00 pm noon and will be testing every Wednesday following to ensure proper operation of the system.

Please contact Smackover City Hall at (870) 725-3572 from 8 am to 4:30 pm if you have any questions or concerns.



Junior Cheer Meeting

There will be a meeting for the 2017-2018 Junior Cheer Team on Thursday, March 30, 2018, at the Norphlet Middle School Library.  The meeting will begin at 3:15.

Parents and cheer team members are invited to attend.  Fundraising will be discussed at the meeting.

SHS Band Students Excel

Smackover High School Band students performed well at the most recent competition.  Congratulations to these students!

  • Frazier, Alyssa Michelle – 2nd Division Ensemble
  • Belt, Savanah Shae – 2nd Division Emsemble
  • Holland, Lainey Grace – Duet 1st Division, Solo 2nd Division
  • Newton, William Lacurtis – 1st Division Solo
  • Huckabee, Caleb Matthew – 1st Divivsion Solo
  • Pennington, Brandon Joseph – 1st Division Solo
  • Ruddell, Haley Christian Duest – 1st Division,Solo 1st Divison
  • Grant, Alondra Janay –  1st Division Solo
  • Hargett, Aubrey Duet – 1st Division, Solo 1st Divisioin
  • Kinley, Abel Carl – 1st Division Solo
  • Novack, Calan Paul – 2nd Division Ensemble
  • Faust, Brittany Sky – 1st Division Solo
  • Robinson, Carl Louis – 2nd Division Ensemble
  • Slater, Gabriella Blaine – 2nd Division Solo
  • Golden, Elizabeth Anne – 1st Division Duet,1st Division Solo
  • Wintersteen, Jon Thomas – 2nd Division
  • De Soto, Julian Marie

SAU Magnolia Mulerider Kids College and Teen College

Mulerider Kids College is a summer enrichment program for children entering into 1st through 6th grades. Our goal is to provide the children in our community with exciting and stimulating learning opportunities to enhance their education without the pressure of grades, homework, or tests. Mulerider Kids College offers several unique classes that are fun, entertaining, and educational! Classes are taught by SAU faculty, staff, and local teachers that are committed to providing students with a great experience! SAU will also host its first annual Mulerider Teen College this summer.

MKC is a four day camp where students will take three 60 minute classes of their choice, per availability. Children will be grouped according to the grade they will be entering into. All age groups will be provided with a snack, t-shirt, and bag. Students choosing to enroll in both morning and afternoon camps will be provided lunch in the cafeteria.

Southern Arkansas University will host its first annual Mulerider Teen College this summer! This will be a three day camp for students entering into 7th – 9th grades. MTC is designed to give Junior High students fun and educational experiences outside of a regular classroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to choose three classes, participate in leadership activities, and experience hands on learning! They will gain insight into different subjects that will ultimately help them decide what college majors to pursue.

Mulerider Teen College (MTC) will be July 5th – 7th, 8am – 12:30pm. Tuition will be $50 and that includes a t-shirt and lunch each day.

For more information about SAU Magnolia’s Mulerider Kids College and Mulerider Teen College, click here.

GT Nominations

Nominations for possible placement into the Gifted and Talented Program are on-going throughout the year.

Students can be nominated by a parent, teacher, peer, community member, or themselves.

The deadline to return a nomination form for possible placement at the beginning of the next school year is April 13, 2017.  All nominations must be submitted to the GT Coordinator by that date.

Nomination forms may be turned into either elementary office or mailed to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover AR  71762.

Parents desiring additional information should contact Ms. Britany McGaugh at or (870) 725-3601.