Month: February 2019

NES Supports the Water Princess

Norphlet Elementary students were recently introduced to “The Water Princess”, a picture book based on the childhood of Georgie Badiel, who had to walk several miles each day to collect water for drinking, bathing, and cooking.

She now lives in New York and runs the Georgie Badiel Foundation which is dedicated to raising funds to support the cause for bringing clean water to her people in West Africa.

Our students joined her in support by collecting coins for clean water.  NES students raised over $400 for the Foundation.

Some of our students were able to Skype with Georgie Badiel and ask questions about her life as a child in Africa and her life now in New York.  Students also discussed ways we can conserve water.


Community Awareness Workshop

The sponsorship training provides an opportunity for communities to obtain information on how they may plan a health initiative in their community.    The training will consist of the following.

  • History and mission  of  Arkansas Minority Health Commission (AMHC)
  • How we meet our goals and objectives through agency programs and community outreach
  • Opportunities for faith based, non-profit or state organizations to plan health initiatives in their communities
  • Review Arkansas Minority Health Commission Sponsorship Policy
  • Review events that do not qualify
  • Review the application process in detail
  • Resources that can be obtained from Arkansas Minority Health Commission
  • Provide dates for upcoming sponsorship opportunities

Reminder of Concurrent Credit Meeting

A meeting will be held in the Smackover High School Library on Thursday, February 28, beginning at 6 pm to discuss the concurrent credit college program offered to upcoming Juniors.

All questions concerning a child’s involvement and the financial obligation will be covered.

Also, a video presentation will be posted on The Buckaroo Blog starting Friday, March 1, for additional explanation.

If you are interested in attending this informative meeting, please RSVP by February 22 to or call (870) 725-1226.  Please leave a message if I do not answer during regular school hours.  You can also respond to either with questions.

FBLA Spring Conference

The Smackover High School FBLA participated in the District III Spring Leadership Conference at Stuttgart Grade Prairie Center.

Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding performance in the competitions:

  • Alex Savage – Public Speaking, 2nd place
  • Drew Haynes, Trevor Pyron and Rett Gatewood – Sports and Entertainment Management, 3rd place
  • Suraya Raley and Breana Adair – Marketing, 3rd place
  • Karli Goocher and Vanessa Loftin – Publication Design, 5th place
  • Katlyn Lios – Job Interview, 5th place