The Smackover-Norphlet School District is in the process of creating a new mentoring/volunteer program for people in our community who would like to support the students in our school.
(Adults Investing by Mentoring Students)
If you would like to learn more about becoming a mentor or a volunteer in the Smackover-Norphlet School District, please make plans to attend one of our informational meetings/trainings. The sessions will last about an hour and a half.
There is no pressure to become a mentor if you attend the meeting. The meeting is to share our vision for the mentoring program and to provide support to individuals who are interested in mentoring. The dates for the meetings are:
- Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 6 pm in the board room of the central office
- Friday, January 11, 2019 at 1 pm in the board room of the central office
If you are interested in attending one of the meetings, please click on the link below and complete a brief survey so that we can make sure that we have enough materials for the people in attendance.
If you are unavailable to attend one of the above meetings, please complete the survey as well so that we can contact you when we schedule our next meeting.
There will be a 7th grade boys game, a junior high boys game, and a junior varsity boys game held at Star City on Saturday, December 15th, starting at 12:00 pm.
Beginning December 17, players will be announced during the basketball games and music will be played.
The school spirit theme for the game on the 17th is Ugly Sweaters and Swords “Sleigh” the Dragons! You can participate and show your Buckaroo Pride by wearing your ugly Christmas sweaters.
Smackover Elementary School held its Christmas Family Night on Tuesday, December 4. As part of the festivities, a silent auction was held. Event goers could bid on some fabulous baskets like a camping gift basket, a Razorback gift basket, a spa gift basket, and a baking gift basket.
There were some additional fun silent auction items such as lunch with a police officer, lunch with the principal, lunch with a football player, lunch with a cheerleader, principal for the day, PE teacher for the day, and a reserved table in the cafeteria for a week for a student and two friends.
Congratulations to the following students for winning these fun silent auction prizes!
Mrs. Sausha Smith’s 4th grade students read with Mrs. Winright’s 1st grade students at Norphlet Elementary School.
The Smackover-Norphlet School District posted an efficiency survey seeking input from parents, employees, and community members. The survey was open from November 30 – December 7.
The results of the survey were presented at the school board meeting which was held on Tuesday, December 11. There were 199 responses.
Respondents were given the opportunity to identify themselves in the survey.
- 19 people identified as a parent/guardian of a preschool student
- 67 people identified as a parent/guardian of an elementary student
- 70 people identified as a parent/guardian of a middle or high school student
- 59 people identified as a licensed employee of the school district
- 30 people identified as a classified employee of the school district
- 33 people identified as an extended family member of a student
- 7 people identified as a community member with no students
- 5 people identified as others
Respondents were able to identify in more than one category if it was applicable.
Overall 72.4% voted to reorganize the district with K – 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th – 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 – 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus.
When the data was broken down by category, the following results were tallied in favor of reorganizing the district with K – 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th – 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 – 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus:
- 58% – parent/guardian of a preschool student
- 52% – parent/guardian of an elementary student
- 73% – parent/guardian of a middle or high school student
- 90% – licensed employee of the school district
- 73% – classified employee of the school district
- 83% – extended family member of a student
- 57% – community member with no students
- 80% – others
Following the presentation of the survey results, Mr. Gross made a recommendation to the school board to reorganize the school district for the 2019-2020 school year with K – 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th – 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 – 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus. The recommendation was approved by the school board.
Pee Wee Basketball registration is going on now and we need more players!!! Please register your child as soon as possible if your child would like to play in the upcoming season. Forms may be submitted to the school offices.
If you need more information about the Pee Wee Basketball League, please contact Ashley Spradley at email@example.com .
Mrs. Wills’ kindergarten students attended the Thanksgiving feast with the Kindergarten and first grade students at the Smackover cafeteria in November.
Congratulations to the following students for being selected to participate in the 2019 Concert Four States Honor Band:
- Tanner Evans
- Calan Novack
- Abel Kinley
- Lai’gle Bates
If you didn’t make it to the 4th Annual Family STEM Night in November, then you missed out on an evening of great fun. Check out more pictures we have received from the evening featuring the Magic of Science presented by Lockheed Martin, Lt. Governor Tim Griffin, and STEM activities in the classroom.