Author: The Buckaroo Blog

COVID Vaccine for Students

The Arkansas Department of Health has authorized COVID vaccinations for people 16 years old and older.  Our district has the opportunity to have a vaccine clinic at our school for students 16 years old and older. 

Please sign and return the form below to school by Tuesday 4/26/21 if you would like your student to receive the COVID vaccine.

Once this form is returned to the school, the numbers will be added to see if there are enough students who want a vaccine to have a clinic here at school.  If you have any questions, please call the school nurse. 

Job Vacancy

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year for the licensed positions of:

Elementary Principal

Click on the link to view the updated licensed salary schedule:  LIC SALARY SCHEDULES 2021-2022

Please send a completed licensed application, resume’, college transcript, PRAXIS scores, and current teaching license to the Office of the Superintendent.  Applications may be mailed to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, or emailed to

From the Office of the Superintendent

Buckaroo Community,

We are excited to announce that Holly Strickland will be moving into the new role of Executive Director of Academic Leadership and School Improvement for SNSD! Mrs. Strickland served 14 years as a classroom teacher before serving as SES principal for the past 11 years! As leader of SES, Mrs. Strickland’s passion to develop positive relationships with students, staff and the community have produced life changing results. 

In 2010, SES was designated as a school in need of improvement by the Arkansas Department of Education.  With a shared vision from the entire staff, the SES team utilized data based decisions, work ethic and team work resulting in being removed from the state school improvement list within a three year period.  A year removed from a school in need of improvement, Smackover Elementary School was recognized as a top ten exemplary school in Arkansas and continues to maintain a B rating to date. While leading SES, her team has displayed the pride and commitment it takes to make SES a great place and we are excited that she will bring her experience, drive and passion to all of SNSD. 

As Mrs. Strickland moves into the next chapter of her educational career we look forward to her leadership, positive attitude and team approach as she helps move SNSD forward. 

We will begin the process of assembling an interview committee and selecting our next principal at SES immediately and Mrs. Strickland will play a vital role in helping make that decision. 

Congratulations to Mrs. Strickland and Go Bucks! 

Make Way for a Duckling!

Smackover Elementary School 3rd grade science teachers, Ms. Henderson and Mrs. Smith, have been incubating chickens and ducks for their  life cycle unit in Science.

Throughout the process they had parents/students that wanted a duck. With only having one hatch, they held a drawing from the first who responded out of each room.

Brooklyn Landry won the duck.

SHS Choir Excels

Congratulations to the Smackover High Choir!

These students submitted a recording for our annual Choral Performance Assessment and we received all (I) superior ratings for performance.

These students consistently work hard and I am so proud to be the choir director for this school district.

For more information about the choir program in the Smackover-Norphlet School District, please contact choir director Charlsie Langley.