Lanxess (formerly known as Chemtura) endeavors to encourage young people worldwide to develop a passion for science and chemistry at a young age in order to make them aware of the diverse career opportunities that these fields offers. Through the Lanxess education initiative in El Dorado, they have pledged $250,000 over the next 5 years to sponsor STEM programs in Union County schools.
The Smackover-Norphlet School District was awarded a $12,465 grant from Lanxess specifically for the purchase of refill kits for four PLTW LAUNCH modules per grade level and engineering notebooks for all kindergarten through fifth grade students at Smackover Elementary School and Norphlet Elementary School to support the successful implementation of the Smackover-Norphlet School District’s elementary STEM program. The grant money effects over 500 elementary students in the Smackover-Norphlet School District.
Presenting the check on behalf of Lanxess are Lanxess Site Director Joey Hamlin and Public Relations & Land Development Manager Kelly Herrgesell. Accepting the check on behalf of the Smackover-Norphlet School District are Curriculum Director Jennifer Lee and Engineering Teacher Tami Philyaw.
Make plans now to attend the Smackover Elementary School Christmas Family Night!
- Location: Smackover Elementary School
- Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
- 5 – 6 pm – Hamburger supper in the Smackover Cafeteria
- 5:30 – 7:00 pm – Activities/crafts in the Smackover Elementary School classrooms
Smackover High School students Kalin Key, Trey Darden, and Kendall Key attended the National American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). NAILE is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world, with 10 livestock divisions and nearly 30,000 entries from the 48 contiguous states — all under one roof.
Congratulations goes to Trey Darden for receiving 6th in his class and Kendall for receiving 7th in her class.
The next FFA Chapter Meeting will be Monday, December 4, at 6 pm.
They will be having an ugly Christmas sweater contest, playing dirty Santa (gift not to exceed $2), the saran wrap ball game, and having hot chocolate and cookies for refreshments.
From the School Based Health Center:
If you have a question about the School Based Health Center or if you would like to make an appointment for your child, please call one of the following:
- School Based Health Center office at 725-1207
- Smackover Family Practice Clinic at 725-3471
- School Based Health Center Coordinator’s office and leave a message at 725-1213. Someone will return your call.
Please DO NOT call or text our medical provider’s personal cell phone.
This year’s 3rd Annual Family STEM Night was a lot of fun!
Planning for next year’s 4th Annual Family STEM Night has already begun.
Save the date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018!
In the meantime, check out these pictures from the 3rd Annual Family STEM Night which was held last Tuesday night.
School will be dismissed at 1 pm on Friday, November 17.
School will be closed Monday, November 20 – Friday, November 24 for Thanksgiving Break.