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Arkansas PBS Schedules for K- 8 Students

The Smackover-Norphlet School District is offering two different instructional options while schools are closed due to COVID-19.  One option is a digital option utilizing Google Hangouts, Google Classroom, and Khan Academy.  The second option is a non-digital option that is supported with instructional programming from Arkansas PBS (Television Public Broadcast System-Channel 2) for academic opportunities.

What is Arkansas PBS?

Arkansas PBS has changed its regular television programming to provide age-appropriate educational content for students to enjoy and use for learning.  There will not be any work that needs to be completed related to the television programming.  After your student views the programs, we encourage you to have a discussion about what they learned from the programs viewed each day.

Television programming will be aired at the following times.  (You may set your DVR to record these programs if the times do not work for you and your family.)

  • K – 2nd grades: 8 am to 9:30
  • 3rd – 5th grades: 9:30 am to 11 am
  • 6th – 8th grade: 1 pm to 3 pm

Schedules

Included with the packet is a recommended daily schedule to use.  Please remember that this is a flexible schedule.  You are welcome to move things around to best meet the needs of your family.

Mathematics

To support your child in math, we have provided support materials for families.

  • Elementary students are encouraged to learn age appropriate math facts.
  • Middle school students are being provided with short daily math assignments to reinforce problem solving skills.

Families are also encouraged to create a free Khan Academy account for each of their children.  Thirty minutes of daily math practice on Khan Academy will really provide a boost for your child.

Hard Copy Packets

Hard copy packets will be distributed tomorrow (Friday, April 3) from 9 am – 12 pm on each campus.

Parents will only need one hard copy packet for the remainder of the school year.

Electronic Copies of Packets

Parents may download and print a digital copy of the same information by clicking on the links below.

Smackover Elementary School Schedules and Support Math Materials

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Norphlet Middle School Schedules

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Norphlet Middle School Support Math Materials

5th Math Support Materials

6th Math Support Materials

7th Math Support Materials

8th Math Support Materials

Closing Thoughts

Thank you for the work you are doing at home!  We know this is a huge responsibility. Together we will have a fabulous last nine weeks of school!

If you have any questions about Arkansas PBS, you may call the school your child attends.  Please leave a message that includes the name of the person with whom you wish to speak, your name, and phone number.  Messages will be returned within 24 hours.

From the Office of the Superintendent

Dear Buckaroos,

As many of you are aware there has been a lot of news coverage and discussion regarding the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and what steps should be taken as a nation moving forward. We wanted to let our parents and community know that our district is continually monitoring information from federal, state and local agencies. As stated in prior communication concerning the coronavirus, this information is to remind everyone of the general guidelines to help prevent illnesses and provide the latest updates we have as a district.

Below are some general guidelines to help prevent the spread of illnesses.

  • CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine.
  • We are asking all staff and students who are feeling ill to stay home until they recover.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with the bend of your arm not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.
  • Wash hands often and for 20 seconds.

Guidance from the CDC for those potentially exposed to Coronavirus:

Any travelers (students / staff) who have returned within the last 14 days from China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, and Japan should be monitored and should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible.  After 14 days symptom free, these people can return to work or school. Any suspected case (with symptoms) of COVID-19 should be reported to ADH immediately at 501-537-8969 (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) or 1-800-554-5738 (after hours and weekends).

It is important to remember that handling the spread of a serious illness like the coronavirus is primarily a task for public health agencies. As such, the following information was shared with school districts from the state health department recently. All citizens are asked to review and rethink travel plans to consider whether plans will put themselves or others at higher risk of transmission. SNSD will evaluate school-sponsored travel plans and ask school-district employees to consider risks associated with their personal travel plans, including spring break.

We appreciate your efforts to follow the guidelines listed above and want you to know we will continue to monitor developments and communicate with the community and school family as needed.

Go Bucks!

Jason Black, Superintendent of Schools

SES Announces Semester and 9 Weeks Honor Rolls

Congratulations to the following Smackover Elementary School students who had excellent academic achievement during the first semester and the second nine weeks of school!

SEMESTER Honor Roll and Merit List

All A Semester Honor Roll 

  • First Grade – Mac Bruton, Slayton Cropper, Madison Lucas, Gemma Maroney, Jexael Millan, Finleigh Moffett, Dylan Porter, Hadlee Richard, Christian Smith, Dylan Thomas, Maddox Ballard, Taylor Carter, Dexter Gaines, Morgan Hansen, Geneca Hensley, Brissa Hernandez, Emmalei Bullock, James Renfro, Addison Smith, Jace Blackledge, Dreydan Kid, Brantley Langley, Skye Miller, Gavin Raley, Serentiy Sweaza, and Starr Wilson
  • Second Grade – Allie Jackson, Aden Phillips, Cierra Philyaw, McKynlie Raley, Jacob Reeder, Alyson Stanley, Brylee Black, Olivia Burdue, Aidynn Calloway, Madelyn Johnson, Liza Knox, Brooklyn Landry, Emmitt Anderson, Heaven Banks, Alysson Diaz, Kaylen Hall, Ashlyn Harris, Justus Hicks, Kayden Roberson, Aubree Taylor, Makenna Thurlkill, Chance Abeyta, Israel Boother, Tylor Hodges, Adalyn Hubbard, Cooper McGaugh, Landen Redick, and Leigha Thornton
  • Third Grade – Alley Ainsworth, Abigail Burdue, Lunden Clark, Rachel Davis, Chole Durgin, Derrick Goodwin, Madelynn Massey, Anabelle Miller, Kimberly Parker, Analia Ramirez, Walker Slater, Braden Alexander, Kate Lee, Christopher Magee, Sofie Pearson, Dax Preston, Kannyn Preston, Katherine Wolfe, Riley Born, Isabella Daniell, Landon Griffith, Brayden Huckabee, Layton Moore, Maysa Saleh, Thomas Spall, Tiara Steven, Casynn Dews, Axell Diaz, Abigail Lucas, Ashton Schibler, and Lydia Tipton
  • Fourth Grade – Makayla Blackledge, Taylor Gray, Britain Sanchez, Kate Ward, Ella Black, Keldan Capuria, Lillian Fogle, Emerson Neal, Drake Rester, Aubrey Hendricks, Emily Langley, Marley Smith, August Tolin, and Jaci Webb

AB Semester Merit List

  • First Grade – Damien Abeyta, Gracie Belt, Devon Brown, Abdiel Hernandez, Avery Kate James, Jaxon Jones, Landyn Tipton, Gabriel Buzbee, Kaleb Carter, Ava Henley, Jensen Hildebrand, Abigail Newman, Niklaus Parslow, Braden Spaulding, Makenzie Stevens, Dani Benson, Miguel Cruz, Jordan Curtis, Isabella Hinson, Sophie Hudson, Aden Irons, Zoe Smith, Noah Dalton, Connor Harris, Mallorie Hill, Jaxson Holmes, Harmoney Hoosier, Braedon Nevels, Isabella Patton, VeLyzza Roberson, and Kaedon Watson
  • Second Grade – Addison Curtis, Piper Hansen, Cameron McGhee, James Odom-Tregre, Erielle Rucks, Harley Benson, Lily Goodwin, Ciera Hodges, Rebecca Smith, Tyson Trosclair, William Tuberville, Aspen Welch, Carson Deal, Reid Mathews, Donald Newton, Gunner Taylor, Brody Baughn, Shiloh Cearley, Sophia Lupton, and Brittlynn Tillman
  • Third Grade – Landon Bellew, Sawyer Carter, Anniyah Freeman, Christopher Scioneaux, Paul Thomas, Klare Yarbrough, Serenity Bridges, Dylan Collins, John Fitzgeral, Alyssa McVay, Alaysha Smith, Maria Algady, Annsley Baker, Tyler Barker, Jarret Brant, Laurel Green, Sara Renfro, Dalton Renfroe, Maddox Surbrook, Kyleigh Wisinger, Adelei Dunn, Taylor Scott, Eva Ward, and Landon Waxley
  • Fourth Grade – Toni Baugh, Zy’Laiah Bell,  Timoth Buzbee, Saylor Greer, Kasey Hicks, Trevor Jackson, Esmeralda Mendoza, Kaleb Noble, Joseph Stevens, Aa’Myah Wilson, Stewart Baters, Romahd Boone, Lane Falcon, Chole Goocher, Mason Loschieder, Kyndal McDonald, Christopher Millan, Evin Morgan, Lukas Pullig, Jewel Arnold, Landon Drummond, Kaylee Green, Thomas Perry, Brennan Poindexter, Clayton Winborn, Slade Arnold, Jackson Cearley, Timothy Crawford, McKinley Eisler, Delilah Hansen, Dylan Holloway, Vance Martin, Trason Parlor, Jesse Saulsbury, Michael Simpson, Claira Spall, Jet Tolin, Travis Tuberville

9 WEEKS Honor Roll and Merit List

All A 9 Weeks Honor Roll

  • First Grade – Devon Brown, Mac Bruton, Slayton Cropper, Madison Lucas, Gemma Maroney, Jezael Millan, Finleigh Moffett, Dylan Porter, Dylan Thomas, Maddox Ballard, Taylor Cater, Dexter Gaines, Morgan Hansen, Geneva Hensley, Hunter Manning, Beau Miller, Addison Smith, Dreydan Kid, Brantley Langley, Skye Miller, and Cason Odom-Tregre
  • Second Grade – Allie Jackson, Aden Phillips, Cierra Philyaw, McKynlie Raley, Jacob Reeder, Erielle Ruckes, Alyson Stanley, Brylee Black, Olivia Burdue, Madelyn Johnson, Liza Knox, Brooklyn Landry, Emmitt Anderson, Heaven Banks, Alysson Diaz, Kaylen Hall, Ashlyn Harris, Justus Hicks, Kayden Roberson, Aubree Taylor, Gunner Taylor, Makenna Thurkill, Chance Abeyta, Israel Boothe, Adalyn Hubbard, Cooper McGaugh, and Leigha Thornton
  • Third Grade – Alley Ainsworth, Landon Bellew, Abigail Burdue, Lunden Clark, Rachel Davis, Chloe Durgin, Derrick Goodwin, Anabelle Miller, Kimberly Parker, Walker Slater, Braden Alexander, Kate Lee, Christopher Magee, Sofie Pearson, Katherine Wolfe, Riley Born, Landon Griffith, Brayden Huckabee, Layton Moore, Maysa Saleh, Thomas Spall, Tiara Stevens, Casynn Dews, Abigail Lucas, Ashton Schibler, and Lydia Tipton
  • Fourth Grade – Taylor Gray, Britain Sanchez, Kate Ward, Ella Black, Keldan Capuria, Lillian Fogle, Emerson Neal, Drake Rester, Slade Arnold, Aubrey Hendricks, Emily Langley, Marley Smith, August Tolin, and Jaci Webb

AB 9 Weeks Merit List

  • First Grade – Damien Abeyta, Gracie Belt, Abdiel Hernandez, Avery Kate James, Jaxon Jones, Hadlee Richard, Christian Smith, Landyn Tipton, Gabriel Buzbee, Brissa Hernandez, Niklaus Parslow, Makenzie Stevens, Dani Benson, Emmalei Bullock, Miguel Cruz, Jordan Curtis, Sophie Hudson, James Renfro, Zoe Smith, Jace Blackledge, Jaxson Holmes, Harmoney Hoosier, Braedon Nevels, Isabella Patton, Gavin Raley, Serenity Sweaza, Kaedon Watson, and Starr Wilson
  • Second Grade – Addison Curtis, Piper Hansen, Cameron McGhee, James Odom-Tregre, Aidynn Calloway, Lily Goodwin, Ciera Hodges, Rebecca Smith, Tyson Trosclair, William Tuberville, Aspen Welch, Carson Deal, Reid Mathews, Donald Newton, Jace Ponder, Brody Baughn, Shiloh Cearley, Tylor Hodges, Sophia Lupton, Landen Redick, and Isabella Moorefield
  • Third Grade – Sawyer Carter, Anniyah Freeman, Madelynn Massey, Analia Ramirez, Christopher Scioneaux, Paul Thomas, Klare Yarbrough, Serenity Bridges, Alyssa McVay, Daxten Preston, Kannyn Preston Maria Algady, Annsley Baker, Tyler Barker, Jarret Brant, Isabella Daniell, Laurel Green, Sara Renfro, Dalton Renfroe, Maddox Surbrook, Landen Tate, Kyleigh Wisinger, Axell Diaz, Kyleigh Wisinger, Axell Diaz, Adelei Dunn, Taylor Scott, Eva Ward, and Landon Waxley
  • Fourth Grade – Toni Baugh, Makayla Blackledge, Kasey Hicks, Bryson Hodges, Trevor Jackson, Justin Martin, Esmeralda Mendoza, Kaleb Noble, Joseph Stevens, Aa’Myah Wilson, Stewart Bates, Romahd Boone, Lane Falcon, Chloe Goocher, Baylee Ham, Kyndal McDonald, Evin Morgan, Lukas Pullig, Jewel Arnold, Kaylee Green, Thomas Perry, Brennan Poindexter, Clayton Winborn, Jackson Cearley, Timothy Crawford, McKinley Eisler, Delilah Hansen, Dylan Holloway, Trason Parlor, Jesse Saulsbury, Michael Simpson, Claira Spall, and Jet Tolin

Fabulous Fun at Family STEM Night

Last night over 850 people attended the 5th Annual Family STEM Night at Norphlet Middle School.  It was a great evening filled with dancing ooblek, shooting galleries, film production, tinkering, science experiments, hands-on medical equipment, and so much more.

Parents and students:

Just to let you know…

  • These industries want to hire you when you graduate from high school or college.
  • The colleges who were here last night want you to come be a part of their programs.
  • The reason they come to our Family STEM Night is to hopefully recruit YOU!
  • So work hard, do your best, and then consider a career with great benefits from the industries who came last night!

Thank you so much to our partners for who provided activities and door prizes!

  • Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
  • Canfor Southern Pine
  • El Dorado Chemical
  • Delek
  • LanXess
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Medical Center of South Arkansas
  • Murphy Oil
  • Murphy USA
  • ProMED
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • SAU Tech:  Aviation Maintenance
  • SAU Tech:  Film Programming
  • Smackover High School Engineering Department
  • SouthARK Community College:  Process Technology
  • SouthARK Community College:  Information Technology
  • SouthARK Community College:  Anatomy and Nutrition
  • SouthARK Community College:  Health Sciences
  • Union County Sheriff’s Office:  Search and Rescue/SWAT Teams

Thank you to the following for your support:

  • Coca Cola – Donating drinks
  • Crotty Casing Crews – Ice chests, grills, and cooking food
  • NMS Student Council – Serving food
  • Sysco Food – Donating food
  • Smackover Police Department – Providing security

 

SES 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following Smackover Elementary School students for their outstanding academic achievement in the first nine weeks.

All A’s Honor Roll

  • First Grade – Damien Abeyta, Gracie Belt, Mac Bruton, Slayton Cropper, Abdiel Hernandez, Avery Kate James, Madison Lucas, Gemma Maroney, Zoe McIntosh, Jezael Millan, Finleigh Moffett, Dylan Porter, Hadlee Richard, Dylan Thomas, Landyn Tipton Maddox Ballard, Gabriel Buzbee, Taylor Carter, Dexter Gaines, Morgan Hansen, Ava Henley, Geneva Hensley, Brissa Hernandez, Jensen Hildebrand, Hunter Manning, Beau Miller, Addison Smith, Jace Blackledge, Noah Dalton, Connor Harris, Mallorie Hill, Harmoney Hoosier, Dreydan Kid, Brantley Langley, Skye Miller, Isabella Patton, Gavin Raley, Serenity Sweaza, Carson Tregre, and Starr Wilson
  • Second Grade – Allie Jackson, Aden Phillips, Cierra Philyaw, McKynlie Raley, Jacob Reeder, Alyson Stanley, Brylee Black, Olivia Burdue, Aidynn Calloway, Ciera Hodges, Madelyn Johnson, Liza Knox, Brooklyn Landry, Alysson Diaz, Kaylen Hall, Ashlyn Harris, Justus Hicks, Aubree Taylor, Makenna Thurlkill, Chance Abeyta, Izzy Boothe, Tylor Hodges, Adalyn Hubbard, Cooper McGaugh, and Kilayah Smith
  • Third Grade – Alley Ainsworth, Abigail Burdue, Lunden Clark, Rachel Davis, Derrick Goodwin, Madelyn Massey, Ana Miller, Kimberly Parker, Walker Slater, Braden Alexander, Serenity Bridges, Kate Lee, Christopher Magee, Sofie Pearson, Dax Preston, Kannyn Preston, Katherine Wolfe, Riley Born, JD Brant, Laurel Green, Brayden Huckabee, Thomas Spall, Tiara Stevens, Casynn Dews, Axell Diaz, Adelei Dunn, Abigail Lucas, Ashton Schibler, and Lydia Tipton
  • Fourth Grade – Taylor Gray, Britain Sanchez, Kate Ward, Ella Black, Keldan Capuria,Lillian Fogle, Emerson Neal, Drake Rester, Emily Langley, Marley Smith, August Tolin, and Jaci Webb

A/B Merit List

  • First Grade – Devon Brown, Jaxon Jones, Kaleb Carter, Abigail Newman, Niklaus Parslow, Makenzie Stevens, Dani Benson, Emmalei Bullock, Landon Crockett, Miguel Cruz, Jordan Curtis, Devin Demorrow, Sophie Hudson, Aden Irons, Naomi Martin, Jay Renfro, Harley Ridell, Zoe Smith, Jaslyn Davis, Peyton Davis, Jaxson Holmes, and VeLyzza Roberson
  • Second Grade – Addison Curtis, Piper Hansen, Cameron McGhee, Erielle Rucks, James Tregre, Lily Goodwin, Nicole High, Kaden Howard, Rebecca Smith, Tyson Trosclair, William Tuberville, Aspen Welch, Emmitt Anderson, Heaven Banks, Lila Haas, Reid Mathews, Kayden Roberson, Gunner Taylor, Brody Baughn, Ralin Burdine, Shiloh Cearley, Sophia Lupton, Landen Redick, Leigha Thornton, and Brittlynn Tillman
  • Third Grade – Sawyer Carter, Anniyah Freeman, Justyce Howard, Analia Ramirez, Brantley Smith, Paul Thomas, Klare Yarbrough, Dylan Collins, Jay Fitzgerald, Brody Hays, Beau Hopkins-Trabbic, Alyssa McVay, Alaysha Smith, Kinsley Webb, Maria Algady, Annsley Baker, Tyler Barker, Isabella Daniell, Landon Griffith, Layton Moore, Sara Jane Renfro, Dalton Renfroe, Maysa Saleh, Christopher Scioneaux, Maddox Surbrook, Brandon Thomas, Kyleigh Wisinger, Loralie Atkinson, Taylor Scott, Brayden Smith, Eva Ward, and Landon Waxley
  • Fourth Grade – Skylyn Abeyta, Zy’Laiah Bell, Makayla Blackledge, Timothy Buzbee, Saylor Greer, Trevor Jackson, Esmeralda Mendoza, Kaleb Noble, Joseph Stevens, Aa’Myah Wilson, Avery Allen, Stewart Bates, Romahd Boone, Lane Falcon, Chloe Goocher, Mason Loschieder, Kyndal McDonald, Christopher Millan, Evin Morgan, Lukas Pullig, Tymathea Venable, Blayne Wreyford, Jewel Arnold, Landon Drummond, Kaylee Green, Thomas Perry, Brennan Poindexter, Slade Arnold, Jackson Cearley, Timothy Crawford, McKinley Eisler, Delilah Hansen, Aubrey Hendricks, Dylan Holloway, Vance Martin, Trason Parlor, Jesse Saulsbury, Michael Simpson, Claira Spall, Jet Tolin, and Travis Tuberville

From the Office of the Superintendent

From the Office of Superintendent Jason Black:

There was a minor bus incident this morning.

  • There were three students on the bus at the time of the incident.
  • There were no injuries to the students or the bus driver.
  • The parents/guardians of the affected students have already been notified.
  • No other vehicles were involved in the incident.
  • The matter is being looked into as needed.

From the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General

The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has become a dangerous trend in which too many Arkansas teens are participating. Eight years ago, just two percent of Arkansas teens vaped. Today, more than 20 percent of Arkansas teens vape. Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling a vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term “vaping” is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol that actually consists of fine particles containing varying amounts of toxic chemicals, which have been linked to cancer, as well as seizures, respiratory and heart diseases.

“As adults, we need to be watchful of the young people around us and educate them about the dangers of vaping,” said Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Manufacturers make these products to look flashy and appealing to teens. This is an extremely dangerous trend that is hitting Arkansas’s middle and high school students at alarming numbers.”

Attorney General Rutledge released the following tips to warn parents, teachers and children of the dangers of vaping e-cigarettes:

  • Review the ingredients carefully because many of them contain substances known to be carcinogenic, such as nicotine, vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol.
  • Consult your physician about the risks associated with vaping. One pod used in an e-cigarette can have the same amount of nicotine as an entire pack of traditional cigarettes. Exposure to nicotine can alter the structure and function of developing children’s brains.
  • Remember that studies have shown that nicotine products are highly addictive and is associated with later onset of cigarette smoking habits.
  • Investigate the incidence of product failure as some e-cigarette device batteries have exploded or caught on fire, causing burns or even death.
  • Remember to keep e-cigarette supplies out of the reach of small children as some have become sick or died from swallowing the pleasant-smelling e-juice.
  • Be mindful that e-cigarette pods can be used for illegal purposes such as for odorless marijuana oils based upon online tutorials.

There are many different types of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, most of which contain pods of nicotine-filled e-liquid, sweet-smelling flavorings, and other potentially harmful chemicals. With sweet-smelling aromas and catchy flavor names like Strawberry Watermelon POP, Sunrise Pressed eJuice, Pink Lemonade Risky and Ice Cream, teens are experimenting with, and ultimately becoming addicted, to e-cigarettes. Once they get hooked, teens are often able to hide their addictions from parents, teachers and other adults by purchasing widely available vaping devices disguised as everyday items like pens or USB flash drives.

For more information and tips to avoid scams and other consumer-related issues, contact the Arkansas Attorney General’s office at (800) 482-8982 or consumer@arkansasag.gov or visit ArkansasAG.gov or facebook.com/AGLeslieRutledge.

 

Reprinted with permission from the Office of the Arkansas Attorney General.  For more information, click here.