Month: February 2020

Boys and Girls Club of Smackover-Norphlet

The Smackover-Norphlet School District entered into an agreement last Tuesday night with the Boys and Girls Club of El Dorado to open a branch within our district.  Here is more information about what is to come:


The Boys and Girls Club of Smackover-Norphlet will be located at 1406 Lisbon Road, Smackover, AR in the old preschool building.

Summer Camp:

The Boys and Girls Club of Smackover-Norphlet will host summer camps from June 8 – July 31.  The cost for each week is only $25.

Hours of operation will be 7:30 am to 6 pm.

This will be for youth ages 6 – 18.

Breakfast and lunch will be served.

After School Care:

The Boys and Girls Club of Smackover-Norphlet will offer after school care beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.  At this time, the daily cost will be $8.

Registration Information:

Registration and membership information will be coming out in the next few days!

For more information, please contact Anthony Farris King at (870) 863-8753.

It’s Still Flu Season : (

From the Nurses’ Office:

It is flu season and we are seeing increased flu cases in the school. The symptoms vary from fever to no fever, headache, sore throat, tiredness, body aches, and cough. If your child has any of these symptoms, please have them seen by their doctor.

Please be mindful of others and keep your child at home if they are sick. Sending a child to school sick puts other children, teachers and staff at risk.

We would like to remind everyone to wash your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes.  To help decrease the spread of flu, wipe down surfaces at home and work with bleach based wipes.

Stay healthy,

Michelle Martisek RN

Traci Jeffers RN

SHS Choir Excels

The Smackover High School attended the annual assessment at Ouachita Baptist University on Thursday.

The choir received all I Superior ratings in performance and in sight reading.

Congratulations to Choir Director Charlsie Langley and to all of her students!

SouthARK Secondary Technical Center Tour

Norphlet Middle School 8th graders toured South Arkansas Community College Secondary Technical Center and saw the different programs of studies offered in high school for juniors and seniors including:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Industrial Technology
  • Automotive Service Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Health Science: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Be sure to ask your child which program they liked the best!

From the Office of the Superintendent

On Tuesday night, the Smackover-Norphlet School District Board of Directors unanimously voted for David Osborn to become the Athletic Director/Head Senior High Football Coach beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.  Coach Osborn’s goal is to develop an athletic program in which athletes are successful not only on the field, court, course, or track; but also in life.

As Coach Osborn leads his team of coaches, the emphasis will be on having a structured plan that will allow all of the athletic teams within the district to grow and prosper.  Furthermore, his expectation for student athletes and coaches is for all to represent their school and community in a way that makes everyone proud of the athletic program within the district.

Coach Osborn has a plan to ensure that student athletes are disciplined, perform well academically, and behave respectfully in the classroom and in their sport.

With over ten years experience in the Smackover-Norphlet School District, Coach Osborn knows our community, our athletes, and our coaches.  He looks forward to serving in the capacity as Athletic Director and we look forward to the next exciting page of Buckaroo athletics!

Go Bucks!

4-H Announcements

Smackover 4-H Announcements

  • Smackover 4-H will be meeting on March 3 in the Agriculture building at 3:45 pm right after school. All are welcome.

Poultry Chain

  • Poultry Chain orders are due into the County Extension Office on March 2 with payment.

Chicken – Q

  • Chicken -Q entries are due into the County Office by March 2.
  • For the Chicken -Q we just need you to call in to let us know you are planning on competing. Please contact the County Extension at (870) 864-1916.

Norphlet 4-H

  • Norphlet 4-H 6th and 7th graders will meet on Friday, March 13 in Mrs. Cato’s( Lucy’s) room after lunch.
  • 5th and 6th grade will meet in Mrs. Evans room at lunch recess.

We have something for everyone.  Come see what we have for you!