Month: April 2018

Children’s Week Parade

Thank you to all of the families and community members who participated in or watched the Smackover Preschool students parade through downtown Smackover as part of Arkansas Children’s Week!

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Children’s Week Parade TODAY!

The Children’s Week Parade is today (Wednesday, April 18)!

Parade Route:

  • The preschool students will parade through the high school at 10 am.
  • They will proceed through the elementary school.
  • After leaving the elementary school, the parade will continue down 7th Street to the stop light.
  • The students will turn right on Broadway and come down to the stop sign at 8th Street.
  • The students will turn right on 8th Street and will end the parade at the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

Parents and community members are encouraged to join the fun!

SHS Students Selected to Attend Governor’s School

This year, three students from the Smackover-Norphlet School District have been selected to attend the 2018 Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) hosted at Hendrix College.  Those selected to attend are Katelynn Gifford (Choral Music), Lillian Reyes (Visual Arts), and Kayleigh Yeager (Natural Science).

Selection for Governor’s School is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive.  The six-week intensive program is in its thirty-ninth year.

AGS is a six-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas.  The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education.  State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the program.  AGS is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students in which the students are exposed to an intellectual atmosphere both inside and outside the classrooms.  AGS was founded in 1980 and has been held on the campus of Hendrix College since its creation.  For additional information about the program–including past curriculum, speakers, and activities– please visit our website at

For additional information about AGS please contact the AGS Office via email at or via telephone at 501-450-1279.

SHS Quiz Bowl Team Wins Camden Rotary Quiz Bowl Tournament

Congratulations to the SHS quiz bowl team for their win at the Camden Rotary Quiz Bowl Tournament Thursday night at SAU Tech!

Students split into two groups for the tournament.  The big winners were the Smackover Team 2 Caleb Huckabee, Joel Brewer, Aubrey Hargett, and Blakely Lewis.  The Smackover Team 1 included Ty McCurry, Isaac Woolen, Kayleigh Yeager and Taylor Harris.

Students played against other area high schools as well as Camden businesses.  Team 2 members played against members of Farmers’ Bank in the final round to win the tournament.

Smackover Team 2 won $500 for winning the high school division and $1,000 for winning the entire tournament.

Athletic Physicals Information

The offices of the Smackover Family Practice Clinic will not be providing free sports physicals this year. This has been a great service that their office has provided for many years, but due to so many healthcare and reimbursement changes, they will no longer be able to provide these services.

We can still provide physicals at the School Based Health Center (SBHC) but here are the requirements:

  1. The athlete must be a patient of one of the physicians at the Smackover Family Practice Clinic.
  2. If the athlete is not a patient, he/she can pay $65 on the day of their physical.
  3. If the athlete is not a patient of the Smackover Family Practice Clinic, but he/she has private insurance, they will not need to pay the cash amount but will need to bring their insurance information and sign up with the SBHC.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please call the SBHC at (870) 725-1207.

Thank you for your cooperation!