Month: June 2018

SouthARK Program to Offer Computer Technology Certifications to High School Students

By Special to the News-Times

This article was published June 25, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

Parkers Chapel and Smackover-Norphlet high school students have the opportunity to earn graduate certifications in three areas of computer technology thanks to South Arkansas Community College’s Futures in Information Technology (FIT) program.

Students will be able to take courses like Mobile Apps for Android, Windows Operating System, Windows Server, Principles of Information Assurance, IT Essentials, Visual Basic and Networking Fundamentals.

The certificates of proficiency available for students to earn are in networking, computer support and computer science. Students who attain multiple certifications will be able to install software, run virus scans, upgrade a computer’s hardware, create a local network and program software using at least one programming language, according to a news release from SouthArk.

The program is for high school juniors and seniors, though sophomores will be able to participate with special permission from their principal or the district superintendent. Students must possess a grade-point average of at least 2.0 and have scored at least a 19 on the Reading portion of the ACT. SouthArk offers a placement exam for students who have not taken the ACT year-round.

Students should work with their counselors when drawing up their schedules for the 2018-2019 school year to enroll in the program. They will need to complete a college admission packet that can be obtained from their counselors. There may be required course fees depending on local school district policies.

For more information, contact the FIT grant career coach Cathy Harrell at or 870-864-8479.


There will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 pm in the high school library regarding opportunities for students and parents of students who are interested in taking these courses.

SHS Spring Honor Roll and Merit List

Mrs. Jan Henderson, Smackover High School Principal, has announced the 2018 spring honor roll (all A’s) and merit list (all A/B’s).

12th Grade

  • Honor Roll – Brayden Belt, Alison Billings, Kathryn Butler, Precious Dorman, Cauy Easley, Kaitlyn Goodwin, Aubrey Hargett, John Knight, Sara Livingston, Jacob Muckelrath, Megan Osborn, George Williams
  • Merit List – Stormy Anders, Colt Aycock, Joseph Barron, Courtny Bridges, Priscila Espinosa, Alexis Gilbert, Haleigh Gottberg, Kenneth Henry, Beatriz Mendoza, Alex Parker, Austin Pottorff, Cade Schibler, Ken Sims, Gabriella Slater, Price Woollen.

11th Grade

  • Honor Roll – Kelsey Allen, Alex Burris, Robert Dixon, Jasmine Ervin, Blakely Lewis, Megan Mullin, Jei Parlor, Jordan Price, Lillian Reyes, Mary-Claire Wilcox, Kayleigh Yeager
  • Merit List – Kaitlyn Arrington, Laig’le Bates, Laynie Clark, Abigail Crawford, Haley Davis, Brook Dees, Jaylan Dickerson, Miranda Easley, Sabrina Estridge, Jasmin Fejeran, Hannah Freeman, Max Gathright, Taylor Harris, Catherine Hodges, Dakota Hutchinson, Camree Jones, Kalin Key, David Martin, Samuel Massey, Ty McCurry, Jillian McKnight, William Mitchell, Colby Pearson, Gracie Ragan, Clarissa Sperka, Hannah Squyres, Chloe Stafford, Anastasia Tharrett, Heather Treese, Synard Williams, Isaac Woollen.

10th Grade

  • Honor Roll – Nichole Davis, Braden Doherty, Olivia Edney, Rett Gatewood, Caleb Huckabee, Vanessa Lofton, William Newton, Trevor Pyron, Micah Smith, Chloe Stevens
  • Merit List – Harley Ainsworth, Trenton Bailey, Joel Brewer, Kennedy Briggs, Dennis Caldwell, Karli Goocher, Michael Harris, Lainey Holland, Lexie Lawrence, Katlyn Lios, Haley Ruddell, Jillian Russell, Alex Savage, Christian Todd, Tyler Wade, Ethan Warren.

9h Grade

  • Honor Roll – Kaylee Armstrong, Wesley Calloway, Carigan Crotty, Rylee Darden, Jacob Eubanks, Alec Gatewood, Paige Goodwin, Drew Haynes, Melanie McNeely, Preston Oliver, Tiyas Rester, Bailey Rivers, Anniston Ross, Courtney Smith, Victoria Smith, Caleb Watson
  • Merit List – Abby Beavers, Alison Beavers, Gracyn Belin, Alex Carrillo, Erin Crecelius, Trey Darden, David Davis, Cade Davis, Kenadee Eisler, Ellen Galvan, Austin Goodwin, Clayton Henderson, Madison Ingle, Laci Jackson, Kendall Key, Javion Lee, Stormy Lewis, McKenzie Loschieder, Breylon Love, Johnny Mitchell, Kenzie Mixon, Gracie Muckelrath, Ja’miya Murphy, Ja’niya Murphy, Hannah Parker, Brooke Patton, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ronnie Tucker, Noah Wallingsford, Karli Willett.

SHS Supply List

School Supply List

Smackover High School


Algebra II, Bridge to Algebra II, PreCalculus, Statistics

  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Calculator (can be rented from the school
  • Graph paper


  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Binder
  • Calculator (Small scientific calculator – TI30x is a good one less than $10)
  • Graph paper
  • Highlighters


  • Two composition notebooks
  • Folder with brads
  • Highlighters

English 12

  • Binder
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Pencils or pens
  • 1 subject notebook
  • 1 package of 3/5 lined notecards

Journalism I

  • Notebook or binder (can share with another class)
  • Pencils or pens

Journalism II

  • Calendar/planner

Mrs. Richardson’s Classes

  • 3-ring binder with loose leaf paper (any size will work)
  • 3 dividers for sectioning off notebook
  • Pencil or pens (pens must be blue or black ink)



Meeting for Parents of High School Students

Attention Parents of Students at Smackover High School:

There will be a very important meeting on Tuesday, July 10, at 6 pm in the high school library regarding opportunities for students to take information technology (computer) courses from SouthARK.  These electives will lead students to a Certificate of Proficiency in Computer Networking or Computer Support Specialist.

These courses will be offered on the Smackover High School campus during the school day at no cost to the students! These would be great electives for students who are not enrolled in other concurrent credit courses or the secondary technical center.

These courses are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors, who meet admission requirements on the Accuplace exam.  Thanks to a grant awarded to SouthARK, the Accuplacer exam will be free for students interested in taking these classes.


Come learn about this exciting opportunity on Tuesday, July 10!

NMS School Supply List

Norphlet Middle School Supply List for 2018-2019

6th Grade

  • English – 1 spiral notebook, pencils, personal set of colored pens or pencils
  • Social Studies – Pencils, composition book
  • Math – Pencils, personal pencil sharpener, 2 Sharpies, Pocket folder, one subject spiral notebook, 1 1/2 inch binder
  • Science – Pens, pencils, highlighter, three subject spiral notebook
  • Buckaroo 101 – 1 inch binder, 8 plastic folders, 8 file folders, labels for folders, loose leaf paper

7th Grade

  • English – 1 composition notebook, pencils, personal set of colored pens or pencils
  • Social Studies – Pencils, composition book, loose leaf paper
  • Math – Pencils, personal pencil sharpener, 2 Sharpies, Pocket folder, one subject spiral notebook, 1 1/2 inch binder
  • Science – Pens, pencils, highlighter, three subject spiral notebook

8th Grade

  • English – 1 composition notebook, personal set of colored pens or pencils
  • Social Studies – Pencils, composition book, loose leaf paper
  • Math – Pencils, personal pencil sharpener, 1 Sharpie (black OR blue), Pocket folder, one subject spiral notebook, 1 1/2 inch binder
  • Science – Three subject spiral notebook
  • Algebra – Pens, pencils, highlighter, graph paper, loose leaf paper, 1 1/2 inch binder
  • Career Development – Composition Book, pocket folder


  • Choir/Vocal Music (6th, 7th, 8th grades) – 1 inch black binder, #2 pencils
  • Art – Colored pencils, markers, hand held pencil sharpener, 2 Sharpies
  • STEM (6th, 7th, 8th grades) – Clorox wipes, pencils
  • Theater (6th, 7th, 8th grades) – 1 subject spiral notebook, pencils

NES End of Year Awards


Principal’s List- Lily Goodwin, Piper Hansen, Hailynn Howe, Justus Hicks, Adalyn Hubbard, Cheyanne Livingston, Lailey Murphy, Donald Newton, Cierra Philyaw, Jacob Reeder, Erielle Rucks, Aubree Taylor, Gunner Taylor, Brittlynn Tillman

Honor Roll- Bailey Ayala, Heaven Banks, Nicole High, Cameron McGhee, Hunter Moore, Brady Tregre

Perfect Attendance- Elijah Ponder

Buckaroo Award- Hailynn Howe, Lailey Murphy


1st Grade

Principal’s List- Dylan Collins, Adelei Dunn, Laurel Green, Ashlynne McLeland, Sonny Magee, T.C. Spall, Lydia Tipton, Walker Slater

Honor Roll- Maria Algady, Annsley Baker, Jarret Brant, Serenity Bridges, Bella Daniell, Abby Lewis, Justin McElveen, Madelynn Massey, Zander Parker, Adyson Ponder, Analia Ramirez, Hunter Welchman

Perfect Attendance- Kurt Brewer

Buckaroo Award- Serenity Bridges, Kody Hicks


2nd Grade

Principal’s List- Mia Brown, Kade Crawford, Jasper Galusha, Evan Morgan, Britain Sanchez, Jaci Webb, Travis Tuberville

Honor Roll- Makayla Blackledge, Macy Garrett, Saylor Greer, Delilah Hansen, Kasey Hicks, Dillon Kemp, Claire Winborn, Kyra Winget, Aa’Myah Wilson

Perfect Attendance- Ky’Land Johnson, Nate Saulsbury, Jaci Webb

Buckaroo Award- Mia Brown, Mia Kemp


3rd Grade

Principal’s List- Seth Green, Daymion Smauels, Payton Teasley, Carter Walker

Honor Roll- Levi Baker, Daniel Collins, Sophia Davis, Gracie England, Bella Estabrook, Brynlee Hyatt, Rose Lewis, Samantha Loggins, Gena McLeland, Jacob Mills, Chloe Parker, Paisley Ponder, Hosam Saleh, Karma Samuels, Timothy Taylor, Keaton Thurmon, Nataleh Webb

Perfect Attendance- Daniel Collins, Fredrick Johnson

Buckaroo Award- Daymion Samuels, Timothy Taylor


4th Grade

Principal’s List- Sam Alsaidi, Dalton Baker, Paige Brewer, Alexander Butterfeild, Jaylynn Crawford, Parker East, Olivia Fuller, Marley Garrett, Oakley Hubbard, Ryleigh Hudson, Julia James, Marlee Johnson, Kelea Murry, Jacob Pennington, Karyn Runge, Alyssa Wilson

Honor Roll- Noah Baker, Parker Evans, Connor Hicks, Jasmine Philyaw, Aydan Tanton

Perfect Attendance- Kelea Murry, Jasmine Philyaw

Buckaroo Award- Julia James, Alex Millan


5th Grade

Principal’s List- Taylor Darden, Emily Loggins

Honor Roll- Sam Baugh, Owen Brown, Raedynn England, Trinity Gossett, Cracie James, Trumaine Johnson, Delaney Mason, Drew Mason, Marie Reynolds, Ragan Robinson, Jordan Shelby, Caden Webb

 Perfect Attendance- Braxton Griffin, Marie Reynolds, Abigail Sanchez

Buckaroo Award- Emily Loggins, Ragan Robinson