Buckaroo News

Updated Parent Resource Guide

Are you looking for some cool things for your child to do this summer?  If so, check out our newly updated version of the Parent Resource Guide.

What’s been updated this time?

  • Check out the Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources for their fun summer activities.

Lot of Vacation Bible Schools are coming soon:

  • First Baptist Church (El Dorado) – June 17 – 21 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am
  • First Baptist Church (Norphlet) – June 16 – 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • First Baptist Church (Smackover) – June 16 – 20 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
  • West Side Baptist Church – June 17 – 21 from 9 am to 12:15 pm



The Parent Resource Guide will be updated three times a year (fall, spring, and summer).  If your church or organization would like to be included, please submit the form below to jennifer.lee@smackover.net by August 1, 2019.


Job Vacancies

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for the classified position of:

Special Education Paraprofessional

Please send a completed classified application, resume’, and college transcript (if applicable) to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, emailed to ginie.cameron@smackover.net, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year for the licensed positions of:

English (Smackover High School)

Social Studies (Norphlet Middle School)

Assistant Football Coach with Teaching Assignment (Smackover High School)

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, emailed to ginie.cameron@smackover.net, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

SHS Honor Roll

Jan Henderson, Smackover High School Principal, has announced the spring semester honor roll (all A’s) and merit list (A’s/B’s).

  • Senior Honor Roll: Kelsey Allen, Kaitlyn Arrington, Jaylan Dickerson, Robert Dixon, Jasmine Ervin, Hannah Freeman, Max Gathright, Blakely Lewis, Hannah McElroy, Megan Mullin, Jei Parlor, Colby Pearson, Gracie Ragan, Lillian Reyes, Mary-Claire Wilcox, Isaac Woollen, Kayleigh Yeager; Merit List: Breana Adair, Laig’le Bates, Patricia Bolen, Alex Burris, Brooke Dees, Miranda Easley, Logan Eiland, Sabrina Estridge, Tanner Evans, Katelynn Gifford, Alondra Grant, Taylor Harris, Forrest Harrison, Catherine Hodges, Camree Jones, Kalin Key, Jillian McKnight, Ty McCurry, Jordan Price, Chloe Stafford, Nicholas Thornton, Mason Wills.


  • Junior Honor Roll: Braden Doherty, Rett Gatewood, Antonio Hernandez, Vanessa Lofton, Micah Smith; Merit List: Fred Adair, Shae Belt, Dawson Biggers, Alexis Birkeland, Joel Brewer, Kennedy Briggs, Olivia Edney, Karli Goocher, Lainey Holland, Caleb Huckabee, Shatara Jones, Grace Morgan, William Newton, Hailey Pell, Trevor Pryon, Haley Ruddell, Jillian Russell.


  • Sophomore Honor Roll, Rylee Darden, Alec Gatewood, Drew Haynes, Stormy Lewis, Preston Oliver, Bailey Rivers, Courtney Smith, Riley Smith, Caleb Watson; Merit List: Kaylee Armstrong, Abby Beavers, Allison Beavers, Kourtney Bryan, Dylan Calloway, Erin Crecelius, David Davis, Jacob Eubanks, Paige Goodwin, William Hamilton, Laci Jackson, Kendall Key, Javion Lee, Kenzie Mixon, Ja’miya Murphy, Tiyas Rester, Anniston Ross, Anna Sanders.


  • Freshman Honor Roll: Emily Bailey, Sean Belt, Chase Brumley, Kenley Brumley, Olivia Bullard, Korbin Chambers, Landree Clark, Anna Grace Crutchfield, Laylah Gaston, Andre Harris, Madison Johnson, Reese McKinnon, Anna Morgan, Justice Nelson, Rhett Richardson, Claire Schibler, Delilah Slater, Skyllar Tanner, Colton Thomas, Jewel Tolin; Merit List: Landon Baker, Mason Bullard, Kaylee Davis, Fayeesha Duff, Karleigh Duke, Jayliss Hines, Keith Howard, Jasmine Jones, Gabbi Kelly, Zachary Kiddy, Grace Langley, Brandon Lockhart, Emma Machen, Kaylee Manesco, Ma’kalia Massey, Janessa McGhee, Karla Montoya, Whitney Murphy, Mackenzie Preston, Jaycee Ramsey, John Ramsey, Whitney Renfroe, Tamia Sturges, Trinessa Tatum, Kayla Thomas, Jaydyn White, Britani Williams, Paige Williams.

NMS Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following Norphlet Middle School for your outstanding academic achievement during the fourth nine weeks of school!

All A’s:

  • 6th grade: Emily Camacho, Taylor Darden, Isabella Davis, Janelle Drummond, Jackson Goocher, Nathan LaFever, Dixie Machen, Colin Maroney, Delaney Mason, Mason McDaniel, Luke Morgan, Pyper Swift, Tatum Watson
  • 7th grade: Abby Brewer, Jeb Gatewood, Gretchen Goodwin, Kaleigh Jerry, Colin Miller, Lakyn Myers, Avery Neal
  • 8th grade: Anna Dixon, Emilee Jones, Taylor McDowell, Jayden Ross


Honor Roll:

  • 6th grade: Austin Belt, Sophie Belt, Grace Bolling, Dayson Connelly, Saylar Cropper, Raedynn England, Allison Estridge, Jada Ferguson, Cody Fitgerald, Abigail Fogle, Dameon Galbraith, Hunter Goodwin, Trinity Gossett, Savannah Green, Madison Ham, Brooklyn Harvey, Emilee Jordan, Gracie James, Evan Keaster, Abigail Knight, Chloe Lewis, Drew Mason, Sara McMenis, Adrianna Phillips, Macie Reed, Nancy Reynolds, Abigail Sanchez, Joleigh Saulsbury, Layla Sharp, Jordan Shelby, Kaden Thompson, Traeh Vasquez, McKinley Wages, Dawson Walker, Caden Webb
  • 7th grade: Presley Ainsworth, Airabe Bautista, Caden Boykin, Chancie Chandler, Boone Dearman, Cheridan Gafford, Tyler Gorman, Hank Griffin, Kylah Hall, Kamryn Jackson, Emma Kelly, Caleb Miller, Fantasya Miller, Janetta Mills, Gavin Murphy, Evan Phillips, Cheyanne Plunkett, Gracie Stewart, Riley Thurmon, Britton Warren
  • 8th grade: Emma Anglin, Kameron Collins, Carlie Crawford, Sawyer Cropper, Rikki Holloway, Bryan Lenz, Tyler Mitchell, Kayden Olds, Courtney Pell, Sydney Preston, Beyonica Selmon

FFA Members Honored as Agriscience Fair Winners

Gavin Murphy and Brennan Holland of the Smackover FFA Chapter received first place honors in the Agriscience Division II at the 92nd Arkansas FFA State Convention, Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 22-24.

Division II includes individuals in seventh and eighth grades. The seventh-grade team members’ project was titled “Store Bought vs Farm Fresh Eggs.”

The 13-year-old boys studied the types of eggs people preferred, farm fresh and store bought, and determined why people bought these specific kinds.

“We learned most people prefer store bought eggs to farm fresh,” the boys said. “We also saw people who bought farm fresh eggs began to prefer them instead of the store bought ones.”

Murphy, 13, is the son of Emily and James McDaniel. Holland, 13, is the son of Jason Holland and Alana Morlane. Their agricultural educational instructors and advisors are Jayme Bruton and Brian Jackson.

The FFA Agriscience Fair recognizes students who study the application of scientific principles and emerging technologies in agricultural enterprises. Participation begins at the local level and progresses to the state and national levels.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education division in the Arkansas Department of Career and Technology Education system. With more than 14,000 members and 202 chapters. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. To learn more about the Arkansas FFA, visit arkansasffa.org.