Month: November 2020

NMS Recognizes Honor Roll Students

Congratulation to the following Norphlet Middle School students for their outstanding grades for the first nine weeks!

A Honor Roll:

  • 5th grade: Jewel Arnold, Slade Arnold, Zy’Laiah Bell, Ella Black, Makayla Blackledge, Keldan Capuria, Kade Crawford, Lillian Fogle, Emily Langley, Christopher Millan, Emerson Neal, Drake Rester, Britain Sanchez, Marley Smith, Joseph Stevens, and Kate Ward
  • 6th grade: La’Trinity Grant, Abigail Graham, Jackson Lee, Jackson Lewis, David Mendenhall, Jenica Saulsbury, Hannah Sexton, and Ramsey Wilson
  • 7th grade: Jaylynn Crawford, Linly Mills, Brady Pearson, Ella Rogers, Jonah Shryock, and Judson Wolfe
  • 8th grade: Mason McDaniel, Luke Morgan, and Tatum Watson


A/B Honor Roll:

  • 5th grade: Stewart Bates, Ryder Beasley, Makenzi Burks, Jackson Cearley, Lane Falcon, Chloe Goocher, Kaylee Green, Saylor Greer, Baylee Ham, Delilah Hansen, Aubrey Hendricks, Kasey Hicks, Bryson Hodges, Dylan Holloway, Mason Loschieder, JT Martin, Vance Martin, Kyndal McDonald, Joseph Mittiga, Evin Morgan, Kaleb Noble, Sky Riggins, Jesse Saulsbury, Michael Simpson, Claira Spall, August Tolin, Jet Tolin, Jaci Webb, Aa’Myah Wilson, and Blayne Wreyford
  • 6th grade: Christian Abeyta, Levi Baker, Lynlee Boykin, Jackson Camacho, Sophia Davis, Dylan DeTRaz, Alexia Eason, Gracie England, Seth Green, Fredrick Johnson, Anna-Claire Jones, Adellany Lee, Meagan Litton, Ryan Maroney, Drake McGaugh, Adriel McMenis, Chloe Parker, Rober Parker, Jillyann Selmon, Lillian Squyres, Payton Teasley, Keaton Thurmon, Ava Walker, Carter Walker, Will Walker, Addison Wallingsford, Nataleh Webb, and Irish Wingard
  • 7th grade: A’olani Baugus, Paige Brewer, Bailey Dearman, Emma Funderburg, Dylan Hoover, Ryleigh Hudson, Rusin Ivanoff-Ladd, Julia James, Marlee Johnson, Lillian King, Cash Moffett, Jeanah Pate, Melanie Rodriguez, Karyn Runge, Carson Williams, and Alyssa Wilson
  • 8th grade: Sophie Belt, Natalie Collins, Isabella Davis, Jada Ferguson, Abigail Fogle, Savannah Freeman, Dameon Galbraith, Savannah Green, Jackson Goocher, Madison Ham, Aiden Harper, Brooklyn Harvey, Kody Hildreth, Emilee Hodges, Evan Keaster, Abigail Knight, Adrianna Phillips, Layla Sharp, Jordan Shelby, and Dawson Walker

Virtual Students

Attention Virtual Students:

Please continue to complete and submit your assignments through BUZZ while schools are closed during the week of November 16 – 20.

For those high school students enrolled in AP classes, concurrent credit classes, or recorded classes, please check your Google classroom on Monday for further instructions.

Athletics Info for the Week of Nov. 16-20


The high school football team is scheduled to go to Harding Academy in Searcy  on Friday, November 20, as part of the State Football Playoffs. Even though the school district has decided to close for face-to-face instruction this week, there will still be athletic practice to prepare for the game/seasons.
Football practice will be held at the high school from 11 am – 1 pm Monday through Thursday.  Travel information for Friday will be provided later in the week.
Ticket information for the game will be released on Monday, all tickets for the playoffs are sold online. If any changes occur regarding the game, we will get that information out as soon as possible.
  • Junior boys will practice from 2 pm to 4 pm at Norphlet each day.
  • Senior girls will practice Monday-Thursday from 10 am to 12 noon at Smackover.
  • Junior girls will practice Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1 pm – 3 pm at Smackover.
  • Senior boys practices are to be determined.
Baseball, Softball, Cheer, and Tennis coaches will send out practice information on Remind once all plans are finalized.

SNSD Closure Due to COVID-19 Situation for Nov. 16 – 20

Dear Buckaroo Community,

A SNSD food service employee has unfortunately tested positive for COVID-19.  This has led to the quarantine of several food service personnel.

Because of our reduced numbers of food service personnel, we regretfully feel that it is in the best interest of our community and school district to cancel face-to-face instruction for the week of November 16-20.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and look forward to seeing our students back on campus after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Staff, Students, and Parents – Please read the information below carefully.


  • All staff will report to work at their regularly scheduled time on Monday.
  • Supervisors will give further information on Monday.
  • Bus drivers will not need to report to work on Monday.


  • Smackover Preschool, NMS, and SHS students will complete the AMI work which was sent home earlier this year.   (Additional paper packets will be available for pick-up between 12:30 pm 2:30 pm at NMS and SHS.)
  • SES AMI packets were not previously sent home.  AMI packets will be available for pick-up on Monday from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm at SES.
  • AMI packets will also be posted online Monday afternoon.  A posting on the blog will be sent out when these are available digitally.


Students receiving therapies or special services will be contacted by teachers and/or therapists.


To-go trays will be available for pick up at the Norphlet campus.  This is available for any PreK-12 student.  

  • Pick-up times – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm (Monday through Friday)
  • Pick-up location – Drive through of the preschool at Norphlet


Basketball games scheduled for the week of November 16 – 20 had already been canceled by Fouke due to COVID-19.

Athletic Director David Osborn will be releasing further information regarding the football game on Friday (November 20) and any other further athletic information in a separate post on The Buckaroo Blog.


The School Board will meet at its regularly scheduled time on Monday, November 16.  The meeting will be held at 5:30 pm at Hobgood Auditorium.

All participants are expected to wear face masks and practice social distancing.


If you have any questions, please contact your student’s school. 

We encourage all students and their families to follow the guidance of Governor Asa Hutchinson so that we can slow down the spread of COVD-19 and reduce the number of positive cases in our region.

We look forward to seeing all of our students on Monday, November 30!  Stay safe and healthy!

NMS AR Goal Achievers

Congratulations to the following students who met their AR goals for the 1st nine weeks.  These students were treated to Spudnuts and chocolate milk.

  • 5th Grade:  Jewel Arnold, Zy’Laiah Bell, Ella Black, Makenzi Burks, Lillian Fogle, Kaylee Green, Saylor Greer, Aubrey Hendricks, Emily Langley, Kate Ward, and Marley Smith
  • 6th Grade:  Alexia Eason, La’Trinity Grant, Jackson Lee, David Mendenhall, and Jenica Saulsbury.
  • 7th Grade:  Emmie Belt, Sarah Cook, Bailey Dearman, Melanie Rodriguez, Karyn Runge, Jonah Shryock, and Judson Wolfe.
  • 8th Grade:  Emily Camacho, Lillian Fife, and Jordan Shelby.

DESE Parent Survey

The Arkansas Department of Education’s Division of Elementary and Secondary Education  has created a survey for Parents and Guardians.

The survey will be open for two weeks.  They are asking for feedback regarding:

  • family concerns
  • how families are making decisions
  • family awareness of options and resources available
  • family considerations for the future.

The intention of this survey is not to identify individual district responses, but rather to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be reviewed by region only; therefore, families will be asked to identify the region of the state in which they live in order to understand the distribution of the survey without specifically identifying any district by name.

Parent Survey