Month: November 2018

Meeting Notes and Survey

On Thursday night, an open meeting was held for the Norphlet and Smackover communities at the Norphlet Middle School auditorium.

Back in July, the Smackover-Norphlet School District’s Board of Directors requested that the Superintendent begin researching ways to improve the efficiency of the school district so that the district will remain financially stable.

Click on the link below to view the powerpoint presentation which was presented last night by Superintendent John Gross.

Budget Analysis and Recommendations

The Smackover-Norphlet School District’s Board of Director is additionally seeking community input regarding options for making the school district more efficient including the possibility of reorganizing the school campuses.

Please click on the link below to complete the survey.  The survey will remain open through Friday, December 7.

Survey Link

SHS Engineering Students Present Solutions at School Board Meeting

Smackover High School’s 2nd and 3rd year engineering students enrolled in Principles of Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing were given the challenge of evaluating a flooding problem which occurs on the high school campus when a significant rainfall occurs.

Over the course of the first semester, the students under the guidance of teacher Tami Philyaw, have worked with engineers, surveyors, electricians, and other industry and community professionals to create a well-crafted solution to the problem.

The students presented their solution to the problem at the November School Board Meeting.

Message from the Counselors

This is the time of year when everybody is making plans for Christmas!

Our school counselors keep a list of names of children and families who are in need during the holiday season.

If an individual, church, or group is interested in “adopting” a child or a family for Christmas, please contact the school counselors at the following numbers:

  • Smackover Elementary School (Jennifer Muckelrath) – 725-1215
  • Norphlet Elementary School (Amber Holloway) – 546-1026
  • Norphlet Middle School (Stacy Jerry) – 546-1004
  • Smackover High School (Cheryl Corley) – 725-1226

Thanksgiving Feast

Smackover Elementary School and Norphlet ELementary School kindergarten and first grade students held their annual Thanksgiving Feast at the Smackover cafeteria.  Kindergarten students dressed up as Native Americans and first grade students were the pilgrims.

The students dined on a “traditional” feast including apple juice, bananas, oranges, pumpkin meringue pie, and popcorn.

Community Meeting

There will be a community meeting at the Norphlet Middle School auditorium on Thursday, November 29, at 6:30 pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss potential options for reorganizing the school district for the 2019-2020 school year.

Parents, students, and community members from Smackover and Norphlet are encouraged to attend.

NMS Partner Reading

As Norphlet Middle School students works on reading strategies, our 8th grade study hall students engaged other middle school students in partner/peer-assisted reading.

An Accelerated Reader (AR) book was read and then a test was taken on the book with assistance from the 8th grader.

Pairs worked together on a variety of texts, building their reading confidence, increasing concentration, practicing interacting socially in a positive way, and improving their motivation to read.