Eating Sweets at NES

Third grade Norphlet Elementary School students in Mrs. Shelley Hargett’s classroom ate nutritious snacks of blueberry parfaits and did yoga exercises with EFNEP agents Amy Crawford and Cherrie Sweeney.  The students also learned about cleanliness and fractions while preparing the yogurt parfaits.


Yuda Band Project

SHS is announcing it has a very special project running through April 28.  It is a “Yuda Band” Project.  This is pronounced |ah ‘yoo duh|.

What is a Yuda Bands Project you might ask?

A Yuda Band Project is a two week service project that nearly 1,000 U.S. schools have participated in. It consists of selling handcrafted Yuda Bands ($7 each) to students in schools. These funds are then used to provide education for under privileged youth in developing countries to attend high school.  This may surprise many people but in America we value our FREE public education.  FREE secondary education is not the case everywhere.  Many young people around the world are forced to pay to go to high school and therefore, many do not go. They must work starting at a very young age.

SHS has chosen to support Kimberly Yanett Castro Del Cid from San Martin Jilotepeque.  She’s 16 and lives with her parents and three siblings.  She’s in the 10th grade and wants to study to become a bookkeeper.  She likes to play soccer and read.  She really likes school and will work hard to be a great student.  Her parents are very hard working but the money her dad makes as a bus driver just isn’t enough to pay for her to go to school.

It all starts with a bracelet… A Yuda Band is a handmade leather and coconut bracelet from Guatemala, and the basis for the service learning project.  Yuda is derived from “aYUDA”, |ah ‘yoo duh|  the Spanish word for help, aid or assistance.  Sales from Yuda Bands are used to build scholarship funds for youth in developing nations who would otherwise be unable to continue their education beyond the end of public education (6th grade) because of financial circumstances.

So please help us send Kimberly to school.  Buy your Yuda Band today from one of the FBLA YudaBand committee members pictured below, or you may contact Tammy Ward, FBLA adviser, for more information.  She may be reached calling 870-725-1230 at Smackover High School, or you may email the committee chairpersons, Brycelynn Bailey at brycelynn.bailey@smackover or Haley Davis at


Athletic Banquet

The Smackover High School Athletic Department will be hosting a High School Athletic Banquet to celebrate the success of our 9-12 grade athletes for the 2015-2016 school year.

The banquet will be held at the Smackover Cafeteria at 6:30 pm on Monday, May 9, 2016.  All 9-12 grade athletes will eat for free.  The cost for parents or additional family members and friends will be $5 per person.

You must RSVP by Wednesday, April 27, 2016.  Please RSVP by completing the form below and returning to the high school office.


School Choice Deadline Approaching

The School Choice deadline for the 2016-2017 school year is May 1, 2016.


Would you like to enroll your child in the Smackover- Norphlet School District?

The School Choice application can be found here.


For more information about School Choice, please visit the Arkansas Department of Education website.  The information below was retrieved from their website:

Act 560 of 2015 amended Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1901 et seq. The act went into effect on March 20, 2015. The act sets the new application deadline at May 1. 
The following school districts provided the Arkansas Department of Education with notice that the school districts have conflicts with the Public School Choice Act of 2015 due to active desegregation orders or active court-approved desegregation plans. Click on the name of the school district to review the documentation provided by each school district.

Notice of Vacancies

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools

Smackover-Norphlet Public Schools is currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year for the positions of:

Special Education (2 positions)

Please send a completed licensed application, resume’, college transcript, Praxis scores, and current teaching license to Superintendent Dave Wilcox.  Applications may be mailed to 112 East 8th Street, Smackover, AR, 71762, emailed to, or faxed to (870) 725-1250.