Buckaroo Board

4th Annual Family STEM Night a Huge Success!

Tuesday night, Norphlet Middle School hosted the 4th Annual Family STEM Night for K-12 students.  Over 827 people attended the event!

Thank you to Lt. Governor Tim Griffin for speaking at the grand finale about the importance of STEM education and the availability of STEM jobs in South Arkansas.

We could not put on this event without the help of community, industry, and post-secondary education partners.  Thank you to these volunteers who made this evening possible:

  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
  • Canfor Southern Pine
  • El Dorado Chemical
  • El Dorado Refinery (Delek)
  • LanXess
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Martin Transportation/Cross Oil
  • Medical Center of South Arkansas
  • Murphy USA
  • SAU Tech – Aviation Maintenance Program
  • Southern Arkansas University – Computer Science Program
  • South ARK Community College – Process Technology Program
  • South ARK Community College – Information Technology Program
  • Smackover High School – Engineering Program
  • Coca Cola
  • Crotty Casing Crews
  • Norphlet Middle School – Student Council
  • Sysco Foods
  • Smackover Police Department

Be sure to join us next year for the 5th Annual Family STEM Night on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.

Check out all of the pictures from the evening:

School Board Passes Resolution

The Smackover-Norphlet School District Board of Directors met in regular session on Monday, August 15, 2016.  During the meeting, the board approved and signed a resolution supporting the District in seeking an Act 1240 Waiver regarding teacher licensure from the Arkansas Department of Education.  If approved, this waiver would allow the district to hire a non-licensed person as a teacher of record provided that the person:

  •  Had a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with either course work directly related to the teaching assignment or career-related experience directly related to the teaching assignment
  •  Was in the process of obtaining the appropriate licensure from the Arkansas Department of Education.