Smackover High School has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire! The OEP creates an annual report entitle the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards where they recognize schools with high student academic growth. According to the OEP, growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students.
Smackover High School received an award for High Math Growth: High School Level (Southwest Region).
Awards are based on the 2019 content growth score calculated by the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. These growth scores reflect how much students at the school improved from 2018 compared to how much they were expected to grow considering prior achievement.
Congratulations to the mathematics faculty (Crystal Yeager, Shelly Childers, Debra Spooner, and Charli Blair) and to the mathematics students for this recognition.
Colton Thomas had the Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog at the 80th Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show. He attended the annual Sale of Champions in Barton Coliseum and was inducted into the Purple Circle Club. The club is an awards program recognizing junior livestock exhibitors who earned championship honors at the Arkansas State Fair. It is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau.
Smackover High School Student Council recently hosted a black-out pep rally for the end of the football season. Student Council set up the gym with black lights and handed out glow sticks to all students as well as opening the pep rally with a Tik-Tok performance and hosting a game during the pep rally.
Mrs. Barker’s Oral Communications classes give demonstration speeches on various skills they possess, such as: hooking up an amp, changing a spark plug, cooking wings, baking cookies, using a gauge to check an oil tank, how to tie a tie, throwing, a baseball, throwing a football, using a fishing rod and reel to cast and catch, and how to make coffee.
Smackover High School is conducting a practice emergency drill at 1 pm today (November 21).