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2018-2019 Immunization Information

Parents, just a friendly reminder to update your child’s immunizations before the 2018-2019 school year, and bring a copy of the updated immunizations to the school as well!  Students must have up to date immunizations before entering school, and it’s not too early to start getting them now!  Some of the times immunizations are due are as follows.
  • Students who will be turning 11 on or before September 1, 2018, are required to have a Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertussis) immunization before school starts. If your child is already 11 or older and does not have this immunization, it is still required.
  • Students who will be entering the 7th grade must have a MCV (meningitis) vaccine before school starts.
  • Students turning 16 on or before September 1, 2018 must have a MCV (meningitis) vaccine as well, even if you have already received one.
  • Student’s entering school for the first time should have their immunizations reviewed by the school nurse to ensure compliance.
For more information, please contact the school nurses:
  • Norphlet School Nurse Traci Jeffers: (870) 546-1014
  • Smackover School Nurse Michelle Martisek:  (870) 725-1214

Children’s Week Parade

Thank you to all of the families and community members who participated in or watched the Smackover Preschool students parade through downtown Smackover as part of Arkansas Children’s Week!

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Children’s Week Parade TODAY!

The Children’s Week Parade is today (Wednesday, April 18)!

Parade Route:

  • The preschool students will parade through the high school at 10 am.
  • They will proceed through the elementary school.
  • After leaving the elementary school, the parade will continue down 7th Street to the stop light.
  • The students will turn right on Broadway and come down to the stop sign at 8th Street.
  • The students will turn right on 8th Street and will end the parade at the parking lot of First Baptist Church.

Parents and community members are encouraged to join the fun!

SHS Students Selected to Attend Governor’s School

This year, three students from the Smackover-Norphlet School District have been selected to attend the 2018 Arkansas Governor’s School (AGS) hosted at Hendrix College.  Those selected to attend are Katelynn Gifford (Choral Music), Lillian Reyes (Visual Arts), and Kayleigh Yeager (Natural Science).

Selection for Governor’s School is based on a combination of ability and interest and is highly competitive.  The six-week intensive program is in its thirty-ninth year.

AGS is a six-week summer residential program for gifted and talented students who are upcoming high school seniors and residents of the state of Arkansas.  The program is funded by the Arkansas State Legislature as a portion of the biennial appropriation for Gifted and Talented Programs through the State Department of Education.  State funds provide tuition, room, board, and instructional materials for each student who attends the program.  AGS is a non-credit program that seeks to create a unique experience for a select group of Arkansas’ best students in which the students are exposed to an intellectual atmosphere both inside and outside the classrooms.  AGS was founded in 1980 and has been held on the campus of Hendrix College since its creation.  For additional information about the program–including past curriculum, speakers, and activities– please visit our website at www.hendrix.edu/ags/.

For additional information about AGS please contact the AGS Office via email at ags@hendrix.edu or via telephone at 501-450-1279.