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Parent-teacher Conferences

Parent-teacher conferences will be held tomorrow October 21st.  Conferences for the elementary campus will be held from 1:00 to 6:30 by appointment for grades K-4, and drop-in for grades 5th and 6th.


Conferences for the high school campus will be held from 3:30 to 6:30 via drop-in at your convenience.


Just as a reminder - no school for students Friday, October 22 as teachers will be in professional development.  Have a great day!

No Elementary KIAP

There will be no Elementary KIAP this week due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Masks will be optional beginning Tuesday October 19

Our COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan stated that masks are required in certain places and under specified conditions until further notice.  The Arkansas Department of Health now indicates that we are at low risk due to the number of cases in the area.  Therefore, beginning tomorrow 10-19-21 and until further notice, masks are not required but highly recommended. 



Black and Orange Day Friday

Fish fry will start at 4:30 at the high school

Tickets available at the door for $15

Games start around 6:00-6:30


Black and Orange Day!!!

Order of Events for Today


4:30-6:30   ANNUAL FISH FRY (Tickets available at the door)

              We have a drive through for your "to go" orders. 

When you come up the hill at the main entrance, you will see a tent at the entrance of the road to go around behind the school, to your right.  Please enter there.  Tickets will be on sale there also.  If you haven't bought a ticket you can still come enjoy a good fish and chicken dinner.


Please know that we plan to start the Jr. Boys game on time.  Everything after that is an approximate time depending on how long games last.  

Come out and enjoy the kick off to a spectacular season!

6:25 p.m.        Senior Banner Reveal

6:30 p.m.        Junior Boys Black and Orange game

Approx  7:00 p.m.    Hall of Honor

7:30 p.m.         Junior Girls and Senior Girls Black and Orange Game

8:00  p.m.        Senior Boys Black and Orange Game      


Black and Orange Dance for students grades 7-12 to follow the last game.





Live Stream Tonight

Of course we would love to see you in person tonight but we understand if you are not able to attend.  We don't want you to miss out on the action!

The black and orange games tonight will be live streamed over two different media channels.  The games will start around 6:30.

There will be a link on our website under the district page called live streaming:

The games will also be on our high school Facebook page:

Meal Deliveries

Meal deliveries will be on Friday this week instead of Thursday.

Elementary Dance Camp

Elementary Dance Camp is tomorrow at the high school gym. K-2 grade dancers are scheduled for 9:00-12:00 and 3-6 grade dancers are scheduled from 1:00-4:00.  PLEASE DON'T FORGET to bring a water bottle and wear clean PE shoes to protect our brand new gym floor. 

KIAP Grades 4-6

KIAP for grades 4-6 will start on Thursday, October 7 immediately after school until 4:30.

As a reminder, no transportation is provided for KIAP.

Booster Club Meeting Tonight!

There will be a Booster Club Meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium.  Please make plans to attend.  Final plans will be made for the Annual Fishy Fry and Black and Orange Games.


Elementary Dance Forms

The elementary dance forms due date has been extended to Friday October 1st!  Please fill out and return your form if your child is interested. Thanks!

School Tuesday

We will be back to school as normal on Tuesday, September 28!



Flu Shots

This year, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), school districts are holding Flu Immunization clinics in schools to provide flu vaccine for students.

Flu shots will be on October 7, for Calico Rock Students.

Forms are available in the office at high school and elementary.

Please make sure you have your form filled out and returned to the school nurse before then.

Elementary parents and guardians

If your student is quarantined please know that your child's teacher will be in contact with you when they have supplies, etc. ready for pickup. We will contact you as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Calico Rock Pirate Fun Run

No KIAP This Week

There will be no KIAP classes this week.

Letterman Jacket Orders

Lockeroom will be on campus Tuesday, September 21 to order letterman jackets. 

COVID-19 Update 9-22-21

COVID-19 Update 9-22-21

As we said earlier today we want to keep our students, faculty and community safe. Therefore, due to the number of students who are quarantined, we are taking further action to limit exposure on campus.

After assessing the situation and consultation with the Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Health we are pivoting three classrooms to an Alternate Method of Instruction.
Mrs. Clinkingbeard's, Mrs. Cupples and Mrs. Teague's classes will pivot to an alternate method of instruction until you have been notified that your children can return to on site instruction. All other students will continue classes as usual.

Thank again for your understanding and cooperation it is appreciated.


Intramural games postponed
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Due to the number of students quarantined at this time, the Athletic Booster Club has decided to indefinitely postpone the intramural games that are scheduled.  We appreciate the support of the community and want to keep both our community and our students as safe as possible.  We will announce at a later date if the games will be rescheduled.

WASH Cancelled

WASH is cancelled for Wednesday, September 22.

Athletic Booster Club Meeting Tonight

There will be a Athletic Booster Club meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  All community members including parents, grandparents, guardians and all others who would like to be involved in our students' athletic future are invited to attend.  We hope to see everyone there.


Booster Club Meeting Tonight!

There will be a Athletic Booster Club meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. in the high school cafeteria.  All community members including parents, grandparents, guardians and all others who would like to be involved in our students' athletic future are invited to attend.  We hope to see everyone there.


Attention Parents

At approximately 12:20 p.m. the Calico Rock Elementary received a phone call informing us that their spouse, who has a restraining order against them, was going to try to get the couple's child.  The school resource officer was notified and in turn the Sherriff's office.  Deputies were dispatched to the school and the situation is being monitored very closely.  

Substitute Teacher Opportunity

Calico Rock Public schools is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of substitute teacher.  If interested, click the link below to print and fill out an application. You may drop off your application at central office at the Elementary campus.

For further information contact central office at 297-8339.

School Board Meeting

Monday, August 23 in the superintendents office.

Reminder! Student drop off...things to remember.

Morning student drop off begins at 7:30 a.m. each morning.  This when they will be able to enter the building.  

Also, please remember it is state law to NOT be on your cell phone while driving in the school zone.  This is for the safety of all involved.  

We had a great first week!  Let's make it a great year.


Free Student Meals

The Calico Rock School District is pleased to announce that USDA has authorized all meals served in the 2021-2022 school year to be at no cost to the students.

However, we need all families to continue to fill out and return meal applications just as you have in the past. Your school district could potentially receive federal dollars based on the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced meals. In other words, the more students who are eligible, the more federal dollars the district receives to pay for things like tutoring and technology. Pandemic-EBT cards could potentially be determined based on free or reduced meal status for the 2022 summer.

If you need assistance with the application contact Stacy Sherrill at the high school (870)-297-3745, Julie Hargett at the elementary (870)-297-8533 or Chelsie Moss at the central office (870)-297-8339. As always, we are glad to help our Pirate families.

Thank you for your support!

COVID-19 Precaution Plan

On August 12, 2021 the Calico Rock Board of Directors adopted the following Covid-19 Precautions Plan.

Calico Rock School District Covid-19 Precautions Plan


Purpose:  The intent of the plan is to provide guidance for the Calico Rock School District regarding the use of Covid-19 precautions based on the prevalence of Covid-19 within the Calico Rock School District.

Reason:  The health and welfare of the Calico Rock students, staff and the community are a priority due to the potential effects of Covid-19.  Also, the prevalence of Covid-19 and the high rate of transmission of the new Delta variant puts our students at higher risk than before.  Onsite instruction is the more effective method to meet the educational, social and emotional needs of our students.  The wearing of mask/face coverings is one tool that reduces the chance of exposure and lowers the rate of transmission when worn properly (covering the nose and mouth).

Source: Data to guide the parameters of the plan will be reviewed by the administrative team utilizing  and/or as its primary data sources.  This guideline is subject to adjustments based on guidelines received from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Standard Precautions:  At all levels of risk, classrooms should continue to emphasize the use of washing hands, barriers, daily screening for Covid-19 symptoms, physical distancing, and thorough disinfecting of facilities and buses.

Who:  All staff K-12 and students of K-12.

What:  Wearing of mask/face-coverings for the Calico Rock School District.

Where:  Masks/face-coverings at all Calico Rock School District indoor venues including transportation on buses and when physical distancing of 3-6 feet or more is not an option.  Athletic activities and music practice and competition are exempt from indoor masking: rigorous exercise in P.E. or recess are exempt from indoor masking.

When:  The Calico Rock Schools mask/face-coverings plan for indoor venues will continue until further notice. 

At this time the American Pediatric Association recommends starting school with mask or face coverings required.  Also, Izard County is considered to be at a high risk based on the number of cases in the county.

However, we are looking forward to the day when face coverings will no longer be needed.
Remember, stay safe, wash your hands or use sanitizer frequently, mask up and/or physical distance when possible. 
Free vaccines are available at your local pharmacy.
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District


Food deliveries are underway

The weekly food deliveries are underway.  Please watch for the delivery people and help them when you can.

Free Pfizer COVID vaccinations

Free Pfizer COVID vaccinations will be available to anyone 12 years of age and older tomorrow (Thursday, August 12) at the high school during open house from 3:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. provided by Park Street Pharmacy.

Those under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign for consent.

Called Board Meeting

There will be a called school board meeting at the elementary library on Thursday, August 12 @ 5:30.

Virtual Students in Grades 7-12 Contact High School ASAP

If you would like your high school student to be virtual this semester, please contact the high school no later than Thursday. Students that choose virtual will be receiving their instruction through Virtual Arkansas teachers- not Calico Rock High School teachers. Students who start virtual will be able to move to on campus instruction if needed. Students who start on campus will remain on campus until the end of the 1st semester. 

Open House is Thursday from 3-6 pm. Any virtual student that would like to pick up their Chromebook may do so at open house. 

Food deliveries are underway

The teams have left for the food deliveries for today. 

Calico Rock K-6 Virtual Students


The Calico Rock elementary students in grade K-6 who are attending virtual this year will have a meeting on Monday, August 9 at 10 am in the Elementary School Cafeteria to discuss supplies and procedures. The representative will also show students how to access classes and assignments.


Students will be receiving their curriculum from the Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative and not the Calico Rock School District.


Students will be able to switch from virtual learning to in person learning on the Calico Rock Elementary Campus. 


Students will be required to login to a specific website and will be required to meet with the teachers weekly.  Therefore, a good internet connection and electronic device is required.


Accommodations will be provided for students and they will be required to complete standardized testing on site at the school district during their assigned time and date.


Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative has hired teachers for the K-6 virtual learning students for the 2021-2022 school year and students will be in contact with those teachers for their curriculum and lessons, not the teachers at Calico Rock Elementary.


For more information call: 870-297-8533. Please contact the school by close of business today August 5, 2021.

Open House

The school year is almost here!

Open house will be August 12, from 3-6 pm.  It will be held outside this year at both the elementary and high school campuses.

Virtual School Information

If you are interested in virtual school for your child in grades K-6, please call the elementary school office at 297-8533 before 3 pm on Thursday, August 5.

The food deliveries are in progress.

Today is food delivery day.  Keep watch and help your ladies delivering today.  It's very hot outside.



Meal Delivery

This week's meal delivery is headed out now.  

Calico Rock Dance Camp is Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our Dance camp has to be postponed.  The camp will be rescheduled at a later date.  We will advertise on our Website, Facebook page and our mass texting.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience.  

We want to make sure we keep our students and faculty healthy and safe.  

High School Students! It's time to make your schedule!!!!

Next week  high school students need to come and make their schedules with Mrs. Steph.  We look forward to seeing you!  See schedule below.

Please come between 8:30 - 2:30 to Mrs. Steph's office.
Monday: Seniors
Tuesday: Juniors
Wednesday: Sophomores
Thursday: Freshmen
Also, new students should come and register this week.  Come at your convenience.  We are looking forward to all the new Pirates this year.

Look who is back at Calico! Welcome Dr. Eric Gotte

Pee Wee Camp cancelled.

The active COVID-19 cases in Arkansas have surged this week with 1475 new cases in a 24-hour period, 15 deaths and 98 people on ventilators, as reported by KARK 4 in Little Rock.  Izard county has 52 active cases as well.

That being said, it is with regret and disappointment that we believe it is in the best interest of everyone involved to cancel the Pee Wee basketball camp scheduled for July 20-22, 2021.  However, we look forward to rescheduling the event next year. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Stay safe, sanitize, social distance and mask up when necessary.


Jerry Skidmore


Calico Rock School District



Bid Notice

The Calico Rock School District is accepting bids for the sale of three school buses and two vehicles.


1996      Bus #1    GMC 47         198,224 miles

1999      Bus #6    Chevy71        163,433 miles

2005      Bus #54   Bluebird 72    169,269 miles


Chevy Lumina     1992 5 passenger    199,986 miles

Chevy Van          1998 7 passenger    183,251 miles

Mileage may be approximate.


These buses may be seen during regular business hours at the Calico Rock Schools Bus Garage located at 301 College Street.  Buses can be viewed Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 3:00.


Bid sheets will be provided and must be used. Bids can be mailed or delivered to Merle Tibbitts, Transportation Supervisor.  He can be reached at 870-297-8533 or 870-615-0986.  Bids should be in a sealed envelope with the words "School Bus Bid" or "Vehicle Bid" clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.

The Calico Rock School District reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

Student Meal Delivery

Virtual Meal deliveries will be from 9:00-1:00. Please contact the Elementary @ 870-297-8533 or High School @ 870-297-3745 if you have any questions or concerns.

This week (7/8/21) we will be delivering 2 weeks worth of meals. There will be no delivery next week (07/15/21)

Parent Survey for Virtual School

Please fill out the following parent survey to help us make this year's virtual school the best it can be. Thank you for your help!

Please fill out the survey



Dance Camp is Coming!!!

Elementary Classroom Teacher Position Open

Calico Rock Public Schools has an Employment Opportunity for 2021-2022 school year. 

We are seeking an ideal candidate for a 5-6th Grade Teacher at Calico Rock Elementary School.

Please email a resume and certifications to Calico Rock Public Schools to the following people   (Jerry Skidmore, Supt.)  (Anita Nordrum, HS Principal) (Eric Gotte, Elem Principal)




Free and Reduced Meal Information

Calico Rock School District today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Calico Rock Elementary, Calico Rock High School, and the Superintendent's Office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student breakfast is $1.35; the price charged for a paid student lunch is $2.45.

For more information on eligibility click here


For application please click here

Peewee Camp is coming soon!!!

Calico Rock Senior places 10th in Nationals

Congratulations to CRHS senior, Keeley Pool for placing 10th in color photography at the 2021 National BETA convention in Florida! Such a wonderful achievement for her; we are super proud of you Keeley!

Calico Rock student Emma Joplin at Rock City Summer Nationals

Little Rock, AR is the home of the First Annual Rock City Summer Nationals. Congratulations to Emma Joplin for all your hard work in competing.  Great Job!

Don't forget!!!! CRHS Summer Reading BINGO

Elementary Faculty Position Available

Calico Rock Elementary School has an Elementary mid-level faculty position open.  The preferred applicant would be certified in Literacy, Social Studies and Science or in a program on a path to certification approved by the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education.

Interested applicants should email their resume to Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent, at

You may also mail your resume to 

Jerry Skidmore

P.O. Box 220

Calico Rock, AR 72519


All School Reunion

The Calico Rock All School Reunion will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Elementary Auditorium.

Registration begins at 9:00 am

Music 10:00-11:00

Plate lunch will be $5 for food and drink.  11:00-12:00

Music and door prizes 12:00-1:00

Welcome and parade of classes start at 1:00


Meal Delivery

Meals are out for delivery today starting at 11:00 am

High School Office

Due to vacations and professional development meetings, there may not be someone in the high school office to answer the phone.  If you are unable to reach the high school please call the elementary office and they will get the message to the appropriate person.  

The elementary office number is 870-297-8533.

No Meal Delivery

There will be NO meal deliveries the week of May 31-June 4. We will resume meal deliveries next week for those that have signed-up. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school offices @ 870-297-8533 elementary and 870-297-3745 high school. 

Elementary Student of the Week for 2020-2021

Virtual Students Materials Return

We will be picking up Chromebooks, Hot Spots, and other school materials today while we are on our food delivery routes. If you are a virtual student and have any of these items and are not on the food delivery route, please return materials to the respective schools. Please call the Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 or the High School office @ 870-297-3745 if you have any questions or concerns.  

Science Teacher Position open for upcoming school year
Calico Rock High School has a Science teacher position open for the 2021-2022 school year.  Qualifications preferred will be high school Science teacher fully certified or Science major working to get certified in an approved program.  
To apply please email your resume to Anita Nordrum at or mail to 
Anita Nordrum 
HS Principal
P.O. Box 220
Calico Rock, AR 72519.
You may call 870-297-3745 if you have any questions.

Mask Mandate lifted

Given that the number of positive cases in our county has remained low, our school board decided it was time to lift the mask mandate at our schools. 

Wearing a mask at school is now optional.  We applaude any students or staff members who choose to wear a mask due to protecting themselves or loved ones they may reside with, however, if students or staff members choose not to wear masks they have the option to do so.  

We have been able to "see" lots of smiling faces today.  We have missed them.  

Let's continue good practices to keep COVID and other illnesses at bay.  


KIAP Classes Finished for Year

Friendly reminder for parents that KIAP classes are finished for the year.  Classes will resume next year when school starts.

Student of the Week!





Autumn Whiteaker- 8th grade

Autumn Whiteaker has been chosen as my Student of the Week! I can't say enough good things about her. Autumn always has a smile on her face, takes pride in her appearance, and is friendly to everyone. Not only will she turn in assignments on time, but she puts great effort into projects. She is creative and thinks outside the box! I appreciate her willingness to work with others. I'm so proud of you, Autumn. Keep up the good work!
Chosen by: Mrs. Woods

Food delivery/Graduation/Athletic Awards

We will finish out the rest of the school year with food deliveries being on Fridays. 

It is the plan that graduation will be livestreamed on our Calico Rock High School Facebook page.  

Seniors have reserved seating for their immediate family. The remaining seating will be open to the public, socially distanced, on a first come first serve basis.

It is also the plan that the athletic awards night will be livestreamed.

This week at the High School


9:00 a.m.     AR State Police Safety Assembly at High School gym.


10:00 a.m.   Graduation practice for seniors in Elem Aud.

6:00 p.m.     Athletic Awards night in High School Gym


7:00 p.m.     Graduation   Elem Auditorium

                   Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Phone Service Disrupted

We are experiencing phone issues in our area this afternoon.  Cell phone calls are not working when you try to call the schools at this time. 

Elementary Library




This Friday, May 14, will be the last day that students may checkout books from the Elementary library. ALL books that have been checked out by your child/children, will need to be returned to the library by Monday, May 17! Please check your home and students' backpacks for books that need to be returned. Thanks you for your help!

Body Mass Index Reports Available

The Body Mass Index Report is complete for students in grades K-12.  If you would like a report on your child, they are available to be picked up from the nurse's office.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open to households that
participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those that are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits; households with kids receiving free and reduced-price lunch or school breakfast; Pell grant recipients; and those who have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year.

For more information about the Emergency visit:

Emergency Broadband Benefit ' Federal Communications Commission (

Virtual Student Meal Delivery

Virtual Meal Delivery will be on Friday this week.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  

No KIAP This Week

There will be no KIAP this week, May 11-14.  Classes will resume next week.

Calico Rock AYSSP Results

Congratulations to the Jr. High team of:

Ryder Avey
Evan Stephen
Kyle French
Kayden Cathey
Blake Rasmussen

Who finished in the top 16 teams in the North Region and have qualified for the state tournament on June 4 at Jacksonville.

Sr. High missed going to state by just a few clays. Johnny Mendez did hit 48 out of 50 targets to finish in the number 7 spot out of 440 shooters for the region. Good job Johnny!--

All the results can be found at the AYSSP Facebook Page or follow this link: AYSSP Results Page

Ring Delivery this Week!

Our sophomores are so proud of their class rings!  Just another way they show loyalty to their school.

Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement:

Good Morning,

Our Arkansas Department of Health Liaison in Little Rock has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years of age and up may be available as early as next week.  Anyone interested in having their child vaccinated should contact the local pharmacy by Friday, May 7th so that an appropriate amount of vaccine can be put on order. 
Thank you. 

Pre-K Graduation

Please tune-in to the Little Pirates Preschool Graduation tonight at 5:30. It will be live streamed on our Elementary Facebook page at the following address:


Student of the Week!

Ashlyn Mann- 8th grade

Ashlyn is always on time to class and sets an example everyday on how to act by participating to her fullest. She is respectful to her peers and coaches and is becoming more of a leader in the classroom and on the basketball court. 
Chosen by: Coach Skidmore

Fiber Cut affecting phone service

There has been a Fiber-Cut in Marion County that is affecting the phone service to the school.  We are not able to receive or make calls to anyone at this time.  


There will be No WASH Wednesday, April 28. WASH will resume next Wednesday, May 5. 

Food Delivery / Ball games

The food delivery for this week will be on Friday, not Thursday, due to predicted weather.  


Today's softball games will be played at 6:00 p.m. at West Side Greers Ferry.  GO LADY PIRATES BEAT RURAL SPECIAL!

Today's baseball games have been postponed and we will announce the reschedule date as soon as we receive it.  

This is District Tournament week!  Good luck to the Lady Pirates and the Pirates!!

Student of the Week!
Emerson Wilbur- 12th grade

Emerson is one of the most thoughtful and kind students I've had the privilege of teaching. She looks for the positive in situations, and her conversations encourage others to do the same. She is a rare person who thinks before she speaks, and her ideas and knowledge always deepen classroom discussions.  Emerson has been a ray of sunshine, during a very tough year.
Chosen by: Mrs. Newcomb

Monday, April 25th Virtual Day and State testing

Just a reminder that tomorrow is a virtual learning day for all on-site students.  They should log into their classes and do work virtually from home.  

Virtual students in grades 3-10 will have ACT Aspire testing on school campuses, elementary and high school.  There will be 3 tests and testing should be finished between 11:30-12:00.  We can call parents when testing is over for your child to be picked up.  

Get a good night's sleep and eat a good breakfast and do your best on your tests tomorrow!!


Virtual Days

The Calico Rock School District will have Virtual Learning Days on April 19 and 26.  On these days, all on-site students will be required to complete their assignments from home. Virtual students will be testing those days on campus.  Mrs. Stephanie will be contacting you.

Dylan Clark Signs with Missouri Welding Institute



Congratulations to Dylan Clark who signed with Missouri Welding Institute this morning.  Dylan is a senior at Calico Rock High School and has been focused on learning his welding skills from Mr. Fountain in our Agri Dept.  Dylan won the pictured scholarship money above at a recent welding competition.  Good luck to Dylan and may his future be bright!  We have enjoyed our time with Dylan here at CRHS. 

Student of the Week!
Danika Skidmore- 7th grade

Danika has an outstanding attitude everyday in class. Danika is always on task and does well in all her assignments. Danika has also taken on extra duties as a manager and stat keeper for the softball team. 
Chosen by: Coach McDonald

City League T Ball games cancelled for tonight

City League T-Ball games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled due to the weather.  

This week's softball and baseball schedule

Some things have changed due to predicted weather.  Here is the schedule as it stands today.

Monday (today)

Baseball and Softball at Norfork @ 4:00 p.m.


No games


Softball @ Home vs Viola @ 4:30 p.m.


Softball (double header) @ home vs Rural Special @ 4:00 p.m.

Baseball @ Home vs Mountain View @ 4:00 p.m.


Softball @ Viola @ 4:30 p.m.







Tomorrow, April 19th Virtual Day

On-site students should log in and do their work virtually from home tomorrow.

Virtual students on both campuses need to report for testing between 8-8:15 tomorrow morning. 

All 3rd-10th grade virtual students will be taking 2 tests.  All students should be finished testing by 11:00-11:30.  You can pick up your child after testing is finished.  We can call you when your child is done. 

For K-2 students they will be taking just 1 test tomorrow so they should finish earlier than the older students.  Again, we can call when they are ready to be picked up.  

Get some rest and eat a good breakfast and do your best on your tests tomorrow!!

Meal Delivery this week will be on Friday

Due to ACT Aspire Testing and availability of personnel, we will be delivering food on Friday this week instead of Thursday.  

The change is for this week only.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Today's Softball games postponed/Baseball double header tomorrow


Today's game will be rescheduled on a later date due to weather.



Tomorrow's games with ICC will be a two 5 inning games (double header).  There will be no games at ICC on Friday.

Student of the Week!

Slaa Shelley- 7th grade

There are several students who I believe fly under the radar at school and would be easy to miss!  Slaa would probably be one of those because he is generally quiet and always well-behaved!  He always comes to class ready to learn and participate in whatever we are doing that day.  He always has a cheerful attitude and always has the best manners!  I have seen Slaa struggle with his work somedays, but he always perseveres and works hard until he gets it right!  I admire students who have a drive to learn, are respectful, and are willing to help those around them!  Thank you Slaa for being a wonderful young man; it has not gone unnoticed! I am honored to name you Calico Rock High School's Student of the Week!
Chosen by: Mrs. Killian

Student of the Week!



Student of the Week!

Scarlett Owens- 7th grade

Scarlett is an integral part of her math classroom. She is a helpful, kind, funny, and driven young lady. Scarlett always takes part in class discussions and helps other students without being asked. She is a very competitive person who strives to succeed in all that she does. It is a joy to have Scarlett in my classroom. She is a great example of what we look for in a Pirate.
Chosen by: Mr. Ivy


Update on ballgame schedule for this week

The baseball game with Viola which was originally scheduled for Thursday will now be on Tuesday at Viola.  

We had moved it to Wednesday but it is supposed to rain that day.  See the schedule below for this week.


Today: Home vs Shirley

Tuesday: Baseball at Viola

Thursday: Softball at Viola

Good Friday

The Calico Rock School District will not be in session on Friday, April 2.

Virtual School Option Parent Survey

Your input will help our school make necessary decisions for the upcoming school year.  Please respond to the one question survey before Monday, April 5.

Please click on this link for survey

Covid Policy Update 3-31-2021
The decision to continue the current Covid practices, which include wearing a mask, was not taken lightly.  Thoughtful discussion took place before reaching our decision.  Things that were considered include the low positivity rate in our school thus far, the number of people that have yet to be vaccinated in the community, and the upcoming spring events such as Prom, Graduation ceremonies, Kindergarten round-up, field trips, peewee games, and Academic awards etc.  
We want our students to enjoy these activities without the fear of quarantine or possibly pivoting to virtual school due to an increase of positivity.  Last but not least, please keep in mind students are allowed to remove their mask while seated and socially distanced in classrooms.  
Thank you for your support and understanding. 

Student of the Week!

Jesslyn Mann

Jesslyn is an awesome student; but more than that, she is also a role model to others both above and below her grade.  She exemplifies what it means to be a well-rounded student.  She works hard both in and out of the classroom, and she has the very rare characteristic of empathy.  Jesslyn is curious, so she asks questions for understanding.  She has learned how to accept decisions that are often difficult to hear; she has learned to celebrate both big and small successes; and she has learned how to show others acceptance despite the many differences we all have.  I have never heard her speak of out place about another teacher or student, and she goes out of her way to make those around her feel included in all aspects of a class.  These are the qualities I look for in leadership, and I couldn't wait to be able to honor her with the Student of the Week award!

Bee the Change and Be Kind

Keeley Pool is a senior at Calico Rock High School that is determined to make a positive change in this world. Knowing how difficult the end of last year was as well as going into her senior year with so many restrictions, she wanted to help others get through this time by spreading a little positivity. She knows all too well that we all have bad days, but it always makes her feel better and have a more positive outlook on each day by brightening someone else's day. At the beginning of this school year, she decided to start Random Acts of Kindness and challenged others to pay it forward. She started the year off by putting small bags of candy and a Random Acts of Kindness note and challenge on every student's locker as well as every school employee's door. The love didn't stop there. She has extended this project to her job, church, ball teams, and most recently to the entire Calico Rock Elementary School. Keeley sent a letter out to all of the elementary students asking them to Bee the Change and Be Kind. The students were asked to bring in change for a week. The winning class would receive popcorn, a drink, and an extra recess provided by Keeley herself. The challenge was accepted and the students were buzzing about this competition all week long. Keeley explained to them that all of the money that was brought in would be donated to the Calico Rock Bridges program. By the end of the week, Keeley and the elementary students raised $1000.27! She went back to each class and thanked the students personally and wanted to encourage them to always have a giving heart and that each day there are opportunities for us to help others if we will just look for them.

Bridges is a local non-profit organization that serves the students and their families in the Calico Rock School District. The program is there to Bridge the Gap between need and education for those students in K-12. This could be by providing food, clothing, school supplies, help with bills, medical expenses, travel to doctors appointments, ect. Currently the program is sending home food backpacks to approximately 70 children a week and serving over 30 families in our school district. We also have an onsite room that has clothing and hygiene necessities readily available to the students.  We are so thankful for the generosity of individuals and community organizations that support this program. The program is ran solely on donation and grants that are applied for and volunteers that donate their time and services.



Calico Rock School Awarded Food Grant

Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Chelsie Moss a grant was awarded to the Calico Rock School District earlier this year. Eligible families in the Calico Rock School District can receive blessing boxes each week. The picture in this post is a sample of what families will be receiving. Thank you Ms. Chelsie Moss for your hard work.


Click on this link for application form

Pee Wee

The bus will leave for ICC at 4:15 from the elementary gym.

GT Virtual Science Fair

Calico Rock Elementary GT Virtual Science Fair

We are very proud of our Positive Pirates!!! 

Deer Bus

The Deer bus will be running 10 minutes behind schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Pee Wee Schedule

Pee Wee Schedule

March 18

vs ICC @ ICC games start at 5:00

All Teams (3-Black)


April 1st

vsTimbo @ Home games start at 5:00

5th grade only (boys and girls)


April 5th

vs Melbourne @ Home games start 5

All Teams (3-Orange)


April 6th

vs Norfork @ Home games start at 5:00

All Teams (3-Orange/Black)


Pee Wee Basketball

Pee Wee games tonight at Calico vs Timbo. Games start at 5:00

Game 1: 5/6 Boys

Game 2: 5/6 Girls

Game 3: 5/6 Boys


Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Emma Colbert- 10th grade

Emma is a kind and thoughtful young lady. She works very hard at everything she does and I admire her tenacity. From carrying around a gallon of water to zooming after hours, Emma will get the job done right! I enjoy her smiling attitude every morning and am pleased to recognize her as the TOP Pirate of the week.
Chosen by: Mrs. Hiers

Baseball and softball games cancelled for today March 15th

The baseball and softball games scheduled for today is postponed.  We will let you know when they are rescheduled.

Clipart baseball softball, Picture #2376759 clipart baseball softball

Pee Wee Games for Tonight are Cancelled

Pee Wee games @ home against Norfork on Monday, March 15 have been cancelled...due to the teams competing in the State tournaments.

Good luck to all our area teams!!!

Baseball Game Rescheduled

The baseball game that was scheduled for this Friday, March 12 has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday, March 11 at Mountain View starting at 4:30.  

The game was rescheduled due to the chance of bad weather conditions that might be moving in to the area this weekend.

Go Pirates!

Internet Connectivity Issues

The Calico Rock School District is having some issues with connectivity today.  So for the Virtual Learners, you might have some problems with connecting to your Zoom sessions today.


Summer Baseball/Softball Registration Forms Due Friday

Just a reminder that summer baseball/softball/tball forms are due by this Friday, March 12th if you want your child to participate.  If you need another form, they can be picked up at both the high school office and elementary office or city hall. Looking forward to a great Pirates summer league!  

Student of the Week!

Johnathan Morehead- 10th grade

Johnathan was chosen for student of the week for his strong work ethic and his willingness to assist others. In my classroom, Johnathan is always prepared for class and ready to work. No matter what the task or equipment he is asked to work with, Johnathan always has a great attitude. Not only does Johnathan work hard, he also is a responsible, considerate young man.  I believe Johnathan exemplifies what it means to be a Calico Rock Pirate and is very deserving of the Student of the Week Award. 

Chosen by: Mr. Fountain

Calico Rock Senior Beta Club/Beta Members Participate (s) in State Competition

       Calico Rock Senior Beta Club/Beta Members Participate (s) in State Competition Calico Rock, AR 2/23/21 -National Beta members from Calico Rock High School are celebrating their recent participation in Arkansas Senior Beta Virtual State Convention. They were announced as winners of the following competitions: Color Photography- Keeley Pool, Agri-Science- Shelby Walters

Typically, National Beta State Conventions bring together students from across the state to compete in a variety of competitions ranging from academic and STEM-based to visual and performing arts. While State Convention, originally planned to be held in Hot Springs, AR, was cancelled for in-person competitions due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members worked hard while taking online tests and preparing competition submissions for their Virtual Convention. Their victories at the state level provide the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Summer 2021.  

With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit for more information.

Student of the Week!

Stratton Sanders- 11th grade

Stratt is a conscientious, hard-working student, who is well liked by his classmates. He budgets his time wisely and, because of this, Stratt is able to excel not only inside the classroom, but with his extracurricular activities as well.  He treats classmates, teachers, and staff with respect, and Stratt is one of the most responsible students I have ever had. Stratt strives for success in all that he does, and I thoroughly enjoy having him in my classroom!
Chosen by: Mr. Duffie

Calico Rock School onsite 2-23-21


I know that everyone is wanting to return to onsite instruction as soon as possible and that is the plan.  Tuesday, February 23, 2021 our plan is to have onsite instruction but running bus routes at your bus driver's discretion.  So students, if the bus does not come by your house and you have no other way to get to school, then, you will be a virtual student for that day and your attendance will be determined by the work you turn in.

Parents, we still have the issue of the boil order at the elementary so we have purchased bottled water for the kids to drink.  If you choose, you can to send an extra bottle with your child. 

Thank you and have a great day.

Jerry Skidmore

Calico Rock School District Virtual Day 2-22-21

Calico Rock School District will have a Virtual Day tomorrow, Monday, February 22.  The back roads are still questionable and there is a boil water order for parts of Calico Rock School Campus.  We look forward to having everyone back on campus as soon as possible.

The Senior High District Tournament will resume Tuesday night at ICC with our Senior Boys playing ICC at 5:00 p.m.  Come out and support the Pirates!

The Pee Wee Pirates (5th grade only) will be playing at Cotter tomorrow night, Monday,  beginning at 5:00 p.m.  The bus will leave at 3:35 from the Calico Rock Elementary front door.  Please do not be late to ride the bus. 




PeeWee Games on Monday at Cotter

The 5th grade peewee basketball teams will play Monday, February 22 at Cotter at 5:00 p.m.  The bus will leave at 3:35.  


Virtual Day, Wednesday February 17th

Good afternoon Pirates,

We will be having virtual classes tomorrow, Tuesday, 2-17-21.  High school teachers will be making assignments in Canvas.  Elementary teachers will make assignments through email and Canvas. 

Attendance will be determined by work turned in.  There is no set schedule.  However, teachers will be available for questions during school hours if you need assistance. 

Please be careful with the impending weather.  Check on your neighbors and shut-ins during this crucial time.  

We will make announcements about district tournament games as soon as decisions are made.  

Have a great day and stay safe.


CRSD Virtual February 18 & 19

 CRSD Virtual February 18 & 19

Good afternoon Pirates,

We will be having virtual classes Thursday and Friday, February 18 & 19. 
We hope to see you on Monday.  Meanwhile, high school and elementary teachers will be making assignments by email and in Canvas.  Attendance will be determined by the work turned in and there is no set schedule.  However, teachers will be available for questions if you need assistance.  Please be patient as some teachers and students have experienced delays in internet service.

Also, the 2021 district tournament has been canceled due to the weather conditions. Therefore, the top four teams in the conference will advance to regionals.  Let's get'em next year Pirates!

Stay safe and see you Monday.

Board Meeting Tuesday

The Calico Rock School District will have the monthly board meeting virtually.  Below is the link to join the meeting if you would like to attend.

Topic: Board Meeting
Time: Feb 16, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 960 4420 6898
Passcode: vDWuF5



Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District


Calico Rock School District Virtual Day 2-16-21

Good afternoon Pirates,

We will be having virtual classes tomorrow, Tuesday, 2-16-21.  High school teachers will be making assignments in Canvas.  Elementary teachers will make assignments through email and Canvas. 

Attendance will be determined by work turned in.  There is no set schedule.  However, teachers will be available for questions during school hours if you need assistance.  This will allow families the freedom to tend to other things if necessary.  

Please check on grandparents and other shut-ins who may need your help.  We will make announcements about district tournament games as soon as decisions are made.  

Have a great day and stay safe.


Senior Boys Basketball games for today have been cancelled

Senior Boys Basketball games for today have been cancelled

Basketball games scheduled for Saturday Feb 13th

Senior Girls play at Concord at 1:00 tomorrow.

Senior Boys play Norfork at Calico at 5:30 tomorrow.


Senior boys game today postponed

The senior boys game that was scheduled for today is now scheduled for tomorrow weather permitting.  4:00 p.m. Friday at home.

Virtual Day Friday, February 12th

Calico Rock School District will have a Virtual Day on Friday, February 12th.  Please make sure all students are doing their assignments. Grades will be taken.   

Monday is a scheduled holiday and school will not be in session.  We look forward to being back at school on Tuesday.  

Stay warm and safe.

Thursday's game has been moved to 4:00

Weather permitting we will be having the Senior Boys basketball game with Shirley at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, thursday.  We will send out texts with any changes to this schedule.  

Tickets are not required to come to this game.


Thursday, February 11th, will be a virtual day

Calico Rock School District will have a Virtual Day tomorrow due to the predicted weather.  Please make sure students are working on their virtual assignments.  


Stay safe on the roads.  We will see you soon.



Reminder for High School Students

All high school students should be logging in to their classes on the regular bell schedule on virtual days.  Please make sure you child is logging in and doing their work.  Teachers are on campus.  This is a good time to get extra help.


Pivot to Virtual

Pivot to Virtual.JPG

Basketball games this week

Basketball games scheduled for this week: Weather Permitting


Tuesday, Feb 9  Senior Boys at Norfork at 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, Feb 11 Senior Boys at home vs Shirley  5:00 p.m


Tickets will not be required for these games.



Student of the Week!

Mylie Waire- 8th grade

Mylie is so much fun to have in class. She is a great student that always works hard and gets 
whatever she needs done in a timely manner. She is more than willing to help all the other 
students in my class if they need help and does not ever expect a thank you in return. I 
never have to remind her to stay busy because she is always doing something whether 
it is reading or doing other classwork. I have absolutely loved having Mylie in my class 
through the semester. 
Chosen by: Coach Drennan

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday!

Thursday, February 4th is Parent Teacher Conference day. 


All conferences will be held virtually or by phone from 3:30-6:30. 


Elementary: Teachers will be contacting you to set up a time to meet virtually or via phone conference.  The Elementary Office number is 870-297-8533.


High School: Please contact any teacher you wish to visit with.   The high school office number is 870-297-3745.  All faculty emails are available on the website to contact them via email and set up a ZOOM meeting or a time to meet via phone conference.  


Faculty will be on campus and available until 6:30 p.m. 

KIAP Classes Cancelled Thursday

The KIAP Classes for Thursday have been cancelled due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Basketball schedule for this weekend

District Tournament COVID Style:

District Tournament will be played on multiple campuses based on the seed of teams.  

Jr. Boys will play Friday 2/5 vs. Timbo @ Home in the 8,9 seed play in game for Jr. high district. If they win they will play Saturday vs. Norfork @ Norfork 12:00 pm.

The Jr. Girls will play in the first round of Junior High District on Saturday 2/6 in the 3,6 seed game vs. Viola @ Viola 12:00 pm. We do not know where they will play yet if they win.  We will let you know asap!
We still have games at home on Saturday night.  There will be 2 senior games with Concord starting at 5:00 p.m.

The Junior Beta Club is raising money to attend the National Convention in Florida this summer!  All proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward making that trip in June 2021.
Hoodies are sizes Youth Small to Adult 3XL
Pants are sizes Youth Small to Adult 3XL (addtl $3.00 for 2XL and 3XL)
Each is $30.00 and any combination of two will include a $10.00 discount.
You may place an order anytime until Monday.  Please contact any member of Junior Beta Club or Tracy Hodges at

Planned Basketball Games for this Week

Please remember that schedules change. If this schedule changes we will get that information out as soon as possible.


Basketball schedule updates:

Tuesday 2/2 Sr Girls vs. Shirley @ Home  5:00

Thursday 2/4 Jr Girls and Sr Girls @ Norfork 5:00

Friday 2/5 Jr Boys play in game vs. Timbo @ Home 5:00

Saturday 2/6 Sr Girls, Sr Boys vs. Concord @ Home 5:00

Tuesday 2/9 Sr. Boys @ Norfork 5:00

Thursday 2/11 Sr Boys vs. Shirley @ Home 5:00

Virtual Day Friday

The Calico Rock School District will have a Virtual Day on Friday, January 29.

Prayers from Pirate Nation to our neighboring Panthers

Words cannot fill the void created by the loss of a loved one, much less the loss of an icon. 

Bobby D. Hulse was an icon to the Panther Nation.  He came to Norfork as the high school principal my senior year in 1980-81.  He remained there as principal for the next 40 years shaping lives of both students and teachers alike.  He was my high school principal for only one year, however, he made an impact that has lasted a lifetime.  Mrs. Nordrum was more fortunate,  as she had the experience of having him as her principal for 6 years.

As a neighboring school many of our students, coaches, teachers and administrators have come in contact with Mr. Hulse over the years. It was easy to see his impact on Norfork schools, students, and community. 

The Pirate Nation is keeping Norfork in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of a leader.

Jerry Skidmore


Basketball Games Postponed

Games tonight vs Concord have been postponed. 

Next weeks tentative schedule is as follows:

2/2 Tuesday @ Home vs Shirley

Sr. High only 5:00

2/4 Thursday @ Norfork

1,2,4 @ 5:00

2/6 Saturday @ Home vs Concord

Sr. High Only. Time TBA

Virtual Day Today


Due to developing weather conditions, the Calico Rock School District will be pivoting to virtual instruction today.  

Student of the Week!

Kachina McDole- 12th grade

Kachina has proven herself to be a consistently self-motivated student. She pays attention in class, completes her work, and submits her assignments on time. She puts her materials away and cleans up her workspace without being asked.  She displays good manners and is respectful to her teachers. In a world laden with ruffians and thugs, she exhibits an ever pleasant demeanor and kindness to her fellow students.
Chosen by: Mr. Baker

Called Board Meeting 01/20/21 10:15 am


Called Meeting 01/20/21

There will be a called meeting of the Calico Rock School District Board of Education on January 20, 2021 at 10:15 am.  The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the amount of savings generated by the interest rate bid we received on our bonds. If you are interested in attending this meeting it will be zoomed in the elementary auditorium at 10:15. Social distancing guidelines and other COVID protocol is required. Thank you



Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

Monday, January 18, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the Calico Rock School District will not have classes on this day.

Monday's basketball games postponed

Monday's basketball games have been rescheduled for February 4th.  There will be no games on Monday night.


There is no school on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Day.  


Meal Delivery for Virtual Students

Meal deliveries for virtual students will be from 9:00-12:00 today. Please contact the Elementary @ 870-297-8533 or High School @ 870-297-3745 if you have any questions or concerns. Please let the school know by Wednesday each week if you have any changes that need to be made for Thursday's delivery. 



There will be NO WASH today, January 13, 2021. 

January is School Board Recognition Month



We have started KIAP classes again, with some changes. We are transitioning from Jujitsu to TaeKwonDo. The student ranks will remain the same, most of the syllabus is the same so the students will have no problem with the change.

By changing to TaeKwonDo we will not be training ground fighting or body throws. This will limit the close, "face-to-face" between students.

Also with only one class per training day, I will be able to thoroughly sanitize the Dojo between classes.

The class times are as follows: (Starting January 19th)

High School (7th-12th): Mondays 3:30 - 4:30

Elementary (4th-6th): Tuesdays immediately after school - 4:30

Little Warriors (1st-3rd): Thursdays immediately after school - 4:15 (shorter class)


Deputy Mark A. Stephen


Student of the Week

Aleah Harden- 7th grade

Aleah is hardworking and always ready to please.  She stays on top of her work, turns it in on time, and always asks me for her makeup work before I even have a chance to tell her what it is.  She is reliable, trustworthy, and has a deep concern for others.  I am pleased to have her in my class.
Chosen by: Mrs. Vredenburg

Junior High Games Tonight

Junior High games will be at home tonight starting at 5:00 against Viola 

Tuesday will be home games against Timbo at 5:00 with teams 4,2,1

Friday night there will be games at Greers Ferry with teams 4,2,1 in action starting at 5:00

Senior Night Tonight

Games start at 5:00 this afternoon.

Senior Night festivities are after the Junior Boys Game.

Games will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.




CRHS Band 2020 Christmas Concert
CRHS Band 2020 Christmas Concert

Calico Rock School District Musical Performances

Since things are a little different this year, we still wanted to celebrate the season with all of you so the choir and band will be a virtual performance. 

We will post the band when it becomes available.  It is still a work in progress so stay tuned.

Please enjoy the following Calico Rock High School Choir and the Calico Rock Elementary Christmas Programs by clicking on the links:

Calico Rock High School Choir


Calico Rock Elementary Christmas Program





Basketball games with Norfork Tuesday have been postponed

The games scheduled for Dec 22nd at Norfork have been postponed to a later date.  We will send out a text with the new date as soon as it is scheduled.

Happenings over the Holidays!

Our Christmas wish is that everyone has a wonderful, relaxing, and safe holiday. 

Basketball games over the Holidays

Dec 22 at Norfork    4,2,1   5:00 p.m.

Dec 29 at Highland   2,1     4:00 p.m.  

January 4  Start Second Semester


Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

Student of the week!


Patience Elledge- 10th grade
Patience has transformed academically in my class. She has surprised me on numerous occasions while conducting class progress checks and test reviews. She maintains a positive attitude and always has an infectious smile on her face. She definitely keeps class interesting! I look forward to watching her progress and grow in life.
Chosen by: Officer Stephen

School starts at regular time

The roads are clear this morning so Calico Rock School District will be in session at regular time today.

However, remember to drive with caution on these days in case temperatures drop and road conditions change.

Be safe and have a great day!

This week at the High School

We have basketball games scheduled for tonight, tomorrow night and friday night.  The thursday night games have been cancelled. 


Semester tests will be this thursday and friday.  All students will be taking semester tests.  Please make sure your child studies for the tests and gets plenty of rest so they can do their best on these tests.

Senior Night has been moved to January 5th

Senior Night is the night we honor our senior Pirate athletes.  It was scheduled for next week but had to be moved to January 5th.  

Junior Beta Wins National Bid

They were all smiles when they got the news today!!!!

                              Junior Beta Club Announces

Calico Rock, AR, December 9, 2020-National Junior Beta officers from Calico Rock High School are celebrating their recent participation in the Arkansas Virtual Leadership Summit. Today, they were announced as National qualifiers for the "Lead Outside the Box" challenge.  Caroline Mitchell (President), Alia Kearbey (Vice President), Scarlett Owens (Secretary/Treasurer), and Mylie Waire (Student Council representative) comprised the team which represented the entire club. 

Typically, National Beta Leadership Summits bring together students from multiple states for 1-2 day events. During that time, students work with interactive speakers who engage members through introspective exercises and team-building activities. Clubs can also participate in team-based leadership challenges, which test their communication, critical thinking, creativity, presentation, and collaboration skills. While the Leadership Summit, originally planned to be held in Hot Springs, AR,  was canceled for in-person attendance due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members were able to work together to submit their challenges online and met virtually for interactive leadership trainings from Bill Cordes and Ted Weise. Their victory at this level provides the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Summer 2021. 

"This challenge forces our students to work together to solve problems in a unique way.  This year's prompt was to identify challenges that our students can tackle on their own with an Interactive Survival Guide.  It needed to address attendance, academic, extracurricular, parental, student, and teacher support, along with creating a safe space so that students can physically go and de-stress,"  said Tracy Hodges, advisor, "It was not an easy challenge, and I was so impressed with the officers' abilities to put other needs above their own."

The Calico Rock Junior Beta Club has 21 members in grades 7-8, and its motto is to "Lead By Serving Others."  The organization will be sending home invitations to potential 6th grade members next week.  Some of the other projects the club is working on this year include electing a Teacher of the Month, creating school pride signs, and keeping the student treasure chests full.  

Student of the Week!
Landon Russell- 8th grade

Landon is a very respectful young man always answering with yes sir/no sir, or yes ma'am/no ma'am to his teachers. He is a hard worker and a great teammate, he is always working to improve himself as a student athlete but more importantly his team.
Chosen by: Coach Skidmore

Deer Bus

The Deer bus will be running about 15 minutes behind schedule. Please excuse the inconvenience. Please call the office @ 870-297-8533. 

Angel Tree

Our Calico Rock School District Angel Tree gifts need to be turned in ASAP please.

We have 8 that we are missing at this time.

If you have gifts that you are waiting on to come in, please give the office a call at 870-297-3745 and let us know.

We appreciate the love and blessings given by our community to our students each year through this program!

Positive Pirates Video

This week we will focus on the Student Council.


Announcement Regarding Quarantine Guidelines:

The CDC has made an announcement that it is optional for states to have a 14 or a 10 day quarantine period.  However, please be advised, the Arkansas Department of Health has NOT made any official changes to the Quarantine Directive at this time.  Therefore, the current 14 day quarantine is still in effect.  If the Arkansas Department of Health notifies school districts of changes in the protocol, we will pass that information along to the parents of quarantined students.  
Thank you and stay safe.
Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District

Physical Science Class assignment on Virtual Days


Physical Science classes have been studying bonding and different representations of molecules.  The pictures represent the ball and stick models of carbon dioxide molecules.  They worked on this project during our recent virtual days of school.


Thursday night's games at Rose Bud are cancelled

The games at Rose Bud scheduled for tomorrow night, Thursday night, have been cancelled.  

KIAP Cancelled

All KIAP Classes will be cancelled until after the Christmas Break.  We will send out more information when classes will continue in January.

Student of the Week!

Dakota Sherrill- 10th grade

Dakota is a very responsible, motivated, and passionate young man. He shows up to school every day with integrity, intensity, and intelligence. Dakota pays close attention to detail and makes sure that his daily work is accurate and of the utmost quality. Dakota is a model student who sets a positive example for his peers. He works hard not only for himself, but to help his peers as well. He is dedicated to helping his classmates succeed and grow in every way he can. Dakota can usually be found helping his teachers with odd jobs, making sure his classmates understand the assignment, or helping people in the hallways. His work ethic and focus on doing well is a tremendous inspiration to his classmates. Dakota's love and appreciation for academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities personify what a Calico Rock Pirate should be about.
Chosen by: Mr. Sanders

Face to face instruction resumes/ Concord games Monday

Tomorrow, Nov. 30th, face to face instruction on campus will resume.  We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to get back.


There will be basketball games at Concord tomorrow night.  The games will start at 5:00 p.m.

The order of games will be 7B girls, 7B boys and Sr. Girls.  


It will be very cold tomorrow so make sure you dress appropriately!  



Basketball Games Tonight Cancelled

Due to some of our students being probable close contacts for COVID-19 and the district still doing contact tracing, we have postponed tonight's games at Norfork.



As result of contact tracing we are quarantining more students as probable close contacts to a positive case.  For COVID-19, a close contact is anyone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes. An infected person can spread COVID-19 starting 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19. 

This is a good time to remind everyone of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and the importance of staying home until you have been fever free (without the use of medication) and symptom free for at least 24 hours.  The symptoms can range from simple allergies to a fever and chills and/or body aches, a sore throat or cough.  Any one or combination of these symptoms can be COVID related.  While you may have only mild symptoms, others may develop very serious illnesses.

Be smart, do your part.  Our odds are better when we practice the three w's.  Wash your hands, wear your masks and watch your distance.   

May you all have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Monday and Tuesday will be Virtual Days (not face to face instruction days)

At tonight's school board meeting, Mr. Skidmore recommended, and the board approved,  that November 23rd and 24th, 2020 to be virtual days for our school district.  Teachers will be on campus and available to students during those days.  High school students will do their work and make-up work from home on their device.  Elementary students will have assignments made by their teachers as well.   January 29, 2021 will also be a virtual day so mark that day on your calendar also. 



School meals are available to be delivered to students.  Please contact the office by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov 20th to let us know if you want meals delivered on Monday and Tuesday of next week.  

  • Elementary office   870-297-8533
  • High School office  870-297-3745


This recommendation was made  so that we can extend the time we are apart, lessening possible exposure to the virus.  Therefore, be smart and do your part.  Wear your mask, wash your hands and watch your distance and have a safe and healthy holiday.

Thursday's, Nov 19th, games have been postponed to a later date

Who invented basketball? - HISTORY


The games for Nov 26th are postponed for later dates.


The "B" games scheduled for Thursday night will be rescheduled for a later date.

The Junior Boys "A" game will be played on Dec 8th on a Senior game night already scheduled.

The Junior Girls "A" game will be played on Jan 26th on a Senior game night already scheduled.


Student of the Week!




COVID-19 Media Release

COVID-19 Media Release 

We regret to inform you that we currently have 2 people in our buildings who have tested positive for COVID-19.  Today we identified 22 students and 2 personnel as close contacts.  Up to this point all of the contacts have been with positive cases outside the district. Thanks to the diligent "contact tracing" of Mrs. LaDonna Franks, the principals and teachers, we were able to identify the students who were in contact with the people who tested positive and they are all quarantined.  

We have been in contact with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Department of Health weekly and sometimes daily regarding our district and community status.  Their recommendations are consistent across the state, continue with face to face instruction if at all possible and base decisions on district data.  My conversation with DESE this evening gleaned the same recommendation.

It is unfortunate, however, we all knew this would happen sooner or later.  I know I've said it in the past but thank you again for understanding and being patient.  This school year is going to be a trying time for everyone.  On the other hand, I know this community will do everything possible to work together in preventing the spread of this virus.  If we err, I hope it will be on the side of caution.  

Remember to social distance, wear your face mask and wash or sanitize your hands frequently.

Thank you,

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District

Ballgames Tonight

There are some extra tickets available at the high school office for the ballgames tonight.

The games will be starting at 6:00 tonight and it will be the Jr. Boys and Sr. Boys vs Sloan Hendrix.

Make-Up Picture Day

The high school and elementary will have Make-Up Picture Day on Monday, November 16.  This will be for class pictures and any senior who has not had their picture made.  

Please dress accordingly.

Parent/Guardian Survey

As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed this Parent/Guardian Survey<> for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future.

Parent Survey purpose:

The survey seeks to involve families in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, review, and improvement.

The survey will provide feedback regarding:
  *   family concerns
  *   how families are making decisions
  *   family awareness of options and resources available
  *   family considerations for the future

The intention of this survey is not to identify individual district responses, but rather to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be aggregated by region only; therefore, families will be asked to identify the region of the state in which they live in order to understand the distribution of the survey without specifically identifying any district by name.


Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey.


KIAP Classes Cancelled

KIAP Classes will be cancelled until after the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will reschedule KIAP at a later date.

Harvest Supper Fri Nov 20

The Calico Rock FFA is hosting its annual Harvest Supper at the Calico Rock Elementary parking lot on Friday November 20th. FFA members will be selling meal tickets for $10 each. The meal will include turkey, dressing, mash potatoes, gravy, green beans, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Due to COVID-19, there will be drive thru pick up only. Pick up will last from 4:30 to 7:00. Tickets can be purchased from an FFA member, come, the High School Office or upon arrival at the Elementary. 


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The Calico Rock School District would like to say to all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. Thank you for your service!

This following video was created to honor your service:

Veterans Day Video

Weekly Proud Pirates Post

You can what this weeks post here:

COVID UPDATE 11-6-2020

Dear Pirates,

We regret to inform you that a Cotter student who played in last night's game tested positive for Covid-19 late this afternoon. As a result we are quarantining our Sr. Girls basketball team for 14 days or until we can determine who was in close contact with that student. Today November 6, 2020 is day one of the quarantine period.

We hope that everyone will be very diligent in practicing social distancing, wearing face masks and washing their hands. Our hopes and prayers are that this virus will have a minimal impact on our community.

On a more positive note, we have no known positive cases in our buildings at this time. This quarantine is a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of the virus in our school and community. Please stay safe.

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Weekly Proud Pirates Post

You can watch this weeks post here:

The Calico Rock Gifted and Talented Program

The Calico Rock Gifted and Talented program will host its fifth annual Veterans Day Honor Ceremony on Nov. 11, but this year's event will be different due to COVID-19 guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This year, a video will be presented on the Calico Rock School District's YouTube page and feature a slideshow of all veterans wishing to participate.

Service men and women, past and present, are invited to bring a photo to the campus or email it with the name and branch of service. Pictures can be sent with students, dropped off at the elementary and high school offices or emailed to

The district is asking those participating not to send original pictures, if possible. A picture of a picture or a scanned picture is recommended. For those bringing in a picture, it will be scanned and returned immediately. Pictures will need to be turned in by Wednesday.

Student of the Week!

Alex Browning- 11th grade

Alex has been an exceptional student in my class this year. He always comes to class with a smile on his face and always has such a wonderful attitude!  He has done so well in Accounting and is always willing to help others who might be struggling.  Alex wants to be a teacher and after watching and listening to him explain things to his peers, I have realized he will be a wonderful teacher! Alex is always respectful to not only the faculty, but also to other students. Having a great work ethic, maintaining a positive attitude, and a willingness to always help others...these are the qualities that I love to see in my students!  Keep up the great work, Alex! 
Chosen by: Mrs. Killian 

Basketball tickets available for tonight's games

We have tickets available for the games tonight with ICC.  Please stop by the highschool office and we will give you the tickets you need.  

The tickets you get save you a seat at the game.  Admission will be charged at the door.  


Basketball Games at Cotter Cancelled

The ballgames at Cotter for Friday, October 30 have been cancelled because of no referees for the games.

Homecoming moved to Dec 11

The team that we were scheduled to play next friday on Homecoming night has been quarantined.  We have moved the Homecoming festivities to December 11.  Please spread the word that Homecoming will NOT be Nov 6.  Those games have been cancelled.



Updated Basketball Schedule

We have made some changes to our previous basketball schedule.  Please see the updated schedule on our webpage. You can find the updated schedule by clicking on this link.

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Weekly Proud Pirates Post

You can watch this weeks post here:

Student of the Week!

Charity Littrell- 7th grade

Charity is full of energy and keeps me on my toes in the classroom. She works very hard to complete her assignments and almost always has a positive attitude. The witty banter that we exchange often leads to smiles on our faces and those of her classmates. Charity is a little bit of sunshine on a cloudy day. 
Chosen by: Mr. Ivy 

Tonight's games at Flippin

Tonight our junior teams travel to Flippin for games.  Flippin did not send us tickets.  They are letting people enter on a first come first serve basis.  Their gates open between 4:00 and 4:30 today. 

Come out and support the Pirates.  Flippin has a large gym so there should be room for the Pirate Nation to show up!

Financial Aid Night for Seniors

Tuesday, October 27th we will be having a financial aid night for seniors and parents of seniors from 4-6:30 pm.  The financial aid department from Ozarka will be on hand to answer any questions you might have.  You will be able to complete your FAFSA this night for your child to go to college next fall. It will be filled out using the parent's 2018 taxes. There was a sign up sheet that allowed seniors to sign up for a timeslot last week.  Please check with your child to see if they signed up.  If they didn't and you would like to, please call Mrs. Stephanie at 870-297-3745.  We will practice social distancing and wear masks. Please only come during a time you signed up for as it allows us to limit the number of people congregated.

Basketball Tickets Available

If you don't have an entrance ticket from an athlete, we can not guarantee that you will be able to enter the gym.

We have some extra tickets available for the games on Thursday, October 22 if you would like to come by the office at the high school and pick them up.  

They will be on a first come first serve basis.

You can also call 870-297-3745 for more information.

SR Beta Helping local Operation Christmas Child Project

Senior Beta collected items for the Operation Shoe Box Christmas Child program this past week. The items were donated and will be assembled and mailed by Dolph Baptist Church. We donated about 500 items for the project.


Basketball games with Riverside at 5:00
Tonight we have home ballgames against Riverside. Action starts at 5:00 p.m. You can watch the games on our YOUTUBE channel listed below! Have a watch party and cheer on the Pirates!

Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday!

Parent Teacher conferences are Thursday at both campuses until 6:30.  

There is also a home basketball game at the high school gym but we will be conducting conferences as well. Please come in the front door and we will have someone handing out report cards and teachers will be available to speak with confidentially.  If you would rather speak with a teacher via email, phone, or Zoom please call our office or contact that teacher and set an appt.  


Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

Parents, if you have not had an opportunity to respond to your child's teacher concerning parent teacher conferences; please let the teacher know if you would like to conduct your meeting through phone, zoom, email or other methods. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Student of the Week!






Kali Ricketts- 11th grade

While Kali is new to our district, she has not only worked hard to attain good grades, she has also worked hard to contribute to classroom discussions and clarifications for other members to "see" different perspectives.  Kali's unique point of view often gives students and myself a new lens to view old material, and it is quite refreshing.  
Chosen by: Mrs. Hodges

Unity Day

Please remember to wear your Orange tomorrow (Wednesday Oct 21) for UNITY Day!!! 

Proud Pirates Project

You can watch the video by clicking on the following link:

Proud Pirates Project

Basketball games with Mammoth Spring tonight have been cancelled

Basketball games with Mammoth Springs tonight have been cancelled.

Upcoming Basketball Season Please Watch the Video
We have tested our Live Streaming on YouTube to make sure we can stream our home ballgames. Here is our trial run, but be sure to watch the entire video to hear how tickets will be handled, gym guidelines and how you can watch home games from home!
Games will be available here on our HS Facebook page or you can watch & subscribe to Calico Rock School District YouTube Channel!
Please click on the link.
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Proud Pirates! Weekly Video (starting this week)

Proud Pirate Projects!  Each week, our students will highlight an organization on campus.  We can't keep these Pirates down even during a pandemic!  Be sure to check in each Friday for a new update from one of our many organizations. Please click on the link to view video.

Black and Orange game tickets available

We have tickets available at the high school office for the black and orange games tonight.  This ticket allows access to the gym after you have paid your admission.  As we have stated before we have limited capacity.  

Come by the high school office to pick up your ticket today.


YOUTUBE link for Pirate Basketball Games

Here is the link to our Calico Rock School District YouTube Channel.

Enjoy Pirate Basketball in the comfort of your home or at your Pirate Watch Party!

Flu Shots October 15

The Calico Rock School District will be giving Flu Shots on October 15 for students and staff members.  

Forms have been sent home with the students and they will need to be filled out entirely and returned to school before they will be allowed to receive a Flu Shot.


For questions or help, please call Kaye Arnold (School Nurse) 870-297-3745 at the High School or 870-297-8533 at the Elementary.

Black and Orange Games tomorrow night!

Just a reminder!

If you don't have an entrance ticket from an athlete we can not guarantee that you will be able to enter for the black and orange games.  Everyone needs a ticket.  If we have some spare tickets we will give them out first come first serve.  We will mass text to let everyone know if there are some available.


Remember we will be live streaming so now's the time to plan your watch party and cheer on the Pirates!



Remember to wear your black and orange tomorrow!  

Student of the Week! Week of October 5

Christine Williamson- 12th grade

In the few months I've known her, Christine has worked extremely hard for the music programs in this school. Between extra practices and taking the time to help her teacher with copies and filing music, she is always willing to go above what is asked of her. 
Chosen by: Mrs. Gilbee

Band Booster Meeting tonight

Come out and join the Band Booster Club!  Hope to see you at 6:00 o'clock this evening in the band room. Come in through the front doors and follow the arrows to the band room.

Student of the Week! Week #4


John David Mitchell- 11th grade
John David is a hard-working student who always comes to class prepared and ready to learn.
He budgets his time wisely and, because of this, he is able to excel not only inside the classroom, but with his many extracurricular activities as well.  John David is an excellent model for his fellow students, and he helps his classmates with their assignments when asked. He is always polite and respectful to me, and I enjoy having him in my classroom!
Chosen by: Mr. Duffie

Student of the Week! Week #1

Crystal Burch- 12th grade

Crystal is a welcomed presence in the art room. Working in a variety of media, she is a prolific artmaker. Her artwork has an original feel to it largely due to the sizable vocabulary of personal imagery she has developed. Crystal is reflective in nature and she contributes insightful comments to most class critiques or discussions. She also displays good manners and is willing to help any of her classmates.
Chosen by: Mr. Baker

Student of the Week! Week #2

Cassidy Mendez-11th grade

She is always pleasant to be around and eager to learn. She possesses all the fine qualities of good character, courteous, and always wears a smile.
Chosen by: Mrs. Brannon

Student of the Week! Week #3

Kinadee Lemon- 7th grade

Kinadee participates everyday, shows characteristics of teamwork, responsibility, and dependability. Kinadee is always happy to be at PE everyday and helps her teammates out with anything they ask.   
Chosen by: Coach Drennan


A 2 year vision was presented to the CRHS student body to paint interactive murals throughout Calico Rock to promote tourism and community involvement. Maddie Thornton volunteered on behalf of the Gifted & Talented students, to speak as a student advocate to present the idea to the City Council. Maddie and Mrs. Pool came up with different mural ideas to be painted over a period of time. Mayor Greg Hamby volunteered the City Hall building for the first 2-3 interactive murals. This Fall, the CRHS GT will join forces with the Art Teacher, Mr. Baker, to begin the project. The council voted unanimously in support of this project.  The first 2 murals will be 2 sets of wings and a fun fishing scenery. More to come in 2021! 

Picture day is Thursday!

August Claim Update

The Calico Rock School District is pleased to announce that USDA has authorized all meals served in August to be at no cost to the students because the Calico Rock School District was approved for the Seamless Summer program earlier this year! We will be serving meals to all students at no cost as long as funds are available until December 31, 2020!

However, we need all families to continue to fill out and return meal applications just as you have in the past.  Your school district receives federal dollars based on the number of students who are eligible for free or reduced meals.  In other words, the more students who are eligible, the more federal dollars the district receives to pay for things like tutoring and technology.

If you need assistance with the application contact Stacy Sherrill at the high school (870)-297-3745, Julie Hargett at the elementary (870)-297-8533 or Chelsie Moss at the central office (870-297-8339.  As always, we are glad to help our Pirate families. 

Thank you for your support.

Food Application/Eligibility

If you have not filled out your 2020-21 lunch form, please do so as soon as possible. School lunch forms are filled out each year to reflect the current status of the household. The following information is being provided as a guide to aide you in completing the form. If you are in need of additional information or forms, please contact the High School @ 870-297-3745 or the Elementary @ 870-297-8533. Thank you for your cooperation. 

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FFA Rodeo cancelled for this year

From FFA Club:

Concerns surrounding the health and safety of our community have weighed heavily on our organization. We always look forward to hosting the FFA rodeo every year...However, this year with so much uncertainty and health concerns, the Calico Rock FFA is cancelling our Rodeo event. We hope to come back even bigger and better next year! We pray that everyone stays safe and healthy! As always we appreciate the support of our community and hope to see you all soon!

Calico Rock School District Provides Hand Soap

Calico Rock School District Provides Hand Soap

Frequent hand washing has been determined to be one method of slowing the spread of COVID-19 in addition to wearing a face covering and social distancing.  In an attempt to help our community, slow the spread of the virus, the Calico Rock School District has secured approximately 2,800 bottles of hand soap to be distributed to our students, faculty and staff at no charge.  They will be distributed  next week.  Thank you for your efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Remember, wash your hands frequently, wear face coverings and social distance whenever possible. 

Thank you for your support.



Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Calico Rock School District


Labor Day (No School)

There will be no school on Monday, September 7 in observance of Labor Day.

Free and Reduced Meal applications
Dear Parents,
We were excited to share the great news with you yesterday, however, we need to emphasize the following to all of our parents.

Although students will receive meals at no charge through December 31, 2020, it is imperative that parents continue completing and submitting free and reduced meal applications.  State and federal funds received by our district, are determined by the free and reduced percentages collectively from meal applications.  Families who have not completed a meal applications are strongly encouraged to do so.  

Thank you for your cooperation and have a great Labor Day weekend.

Drop off/Pick-up Elementary

Parents, please do not drop off students before 7:30. They will not be permitted in the building until that time and due to social distancing expectations they are not to congregate outside the doors. The doors will open at 7:30. Car Rider dismissal will begin at 3:00. If you need your child or children before that time, please contact the office @ 870-297-8533.

Thank you for you patience and cooperation.

The Calico Rock School District will be serving meals  to all students at no cost.  Calico Rock School District signed up for the Seamless Summer program in the spring of 2020 and it has now been extended until December 31, 2020 as long as funds are available.
We are excited to pass this information along to our loyal patrons at a time when rising food cost has put a strain on their household budgets. We are awaiting USDA guidance regarding August meals, however, this is still great news.


Golf match has been cancelled due to inclement weather

There will be no golf matches today.

CRHS Booster Club Meeting

Tuesday September 8th at 6:00 p.m. (TODAY) we will have our first booster club meeting of the year.  Please plan on attending the meeting to help plan for the upcoming year.  

The meeting will be in the high school cafeteria.


Weather Alert

Please watch the weather tomorrow morning (Friday, August 28). The weather forecast is predicting 90-100% chance of rain during morning drop off. Please do not drop off your students before 7:30. Elementary temperature checks will be set up inside the building. K-4 will go through the Big Tree Doors and 5-6 will go through the main doors. High School temperature checks will be done inside the building at the bus drop off entrance and the main entrance doors for car rider/driver drop off. Social distancing and mask requirements will remain in place. 

If you have any questions or concerns please contact: Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 and HS @ 870-297-3745.

Deer Bus

The Deer bus is running late this morning. Sorry for any inconvenience. 

Parental Notice

Dear Parents,

Working in the public school system today is very rewarding yet very trying at the same time.  Sometimes there are things we want to share with you, the parents, in order to maintain your trust but at the same time, for privacy reasons, we cannot.  Therefore, we are careful and limit the information that we put out to the public.  I think you understand.

That being said, I regret to inform you that an employee and a student have been determined to be a "Close Contact" in regards to the COVID-19.  A Close Contact is someone who has been in close contact with another person who tested positive.  They would have been in close contact with that person for a cumulative of 15 minutes within 48 hours prior to them receiving the positive test results.  The employee in this situation has tested negative.  Unless a new test indicates the first one was a false positive, the employee will have to quarantine for 14-24 days and will not be on campus.  For now, that is all that I am at liberty to share with you.   

The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have set protocols for districts to follow in these situations.  For example, we are required to have a Point of Contact (POC) and an alternate for employees to report to and to be the liaison between the District and ADH.  More information about the POC can be found in your child's packet.

Please be assured that we are taking precautions to keep our children and our employees safe and healthy. 

Thank you for trusting Calico Rock School District and for your patience in these trying times.


Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Calico Rock School District

First Day of School 8/24/2019

Tomorrow is the first day of school!  We can't wait to see everyone both face to face and virtually.  

High School virtual students all need to check their email for the link to the Zoom Meeting at 8:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. You are able to Zoom from your chrome book or your phone.  We are having an assembly like we always do but this time we are having it through Zoom meetings with students in their classrooms so they can social distance and virtual students will be attending via the internet.  

On-site students please make sure you wear your masks.  Your temperature will be taken before you enter the building.  The front entrance and the bus entrance are the only two doors students will enter. 

This year may look a little different but we are going to have a great year!!!  We can ensure that by following the guidelines that the CDC has given us and by following the state mandate to wear our masks. Let's do our part to slow the spread of the virus so we can have all the activities we have had in the past.  

I am so looking forward to seeing everyone both in person and via the Zoom meeting.  8:00 a.m. can't get here fast enough!!!  See you in the morning!

Mrs. Nordrum


Calico Rock High School



We will not be delivering food backpacks today. If your family is in need, please contact Ms. Kim at the Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 or 870-291-0421. Backpacks will be distributed on Thursday, August 27th. 

Open House

Open House is today from 4:00-6:30. Please remember to adhere to social distancing/mask guidelines. Teachers will be greeting you in the parking lots on both campuses. If you are new to the area you may call the office ahead of time to pick up an enrollment packet. If you are choosing virtual (offsite) learning, please call the office to set up a time to pick up your Chromebook/packet. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the High School @ 870-297-3745 or the Elementary @ 870-297-8533. 

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Open House

The Calico Rock School District will be hosting a "Parking Lot" Open House event on Tuesday, August 18 from 4:00-6:30. Teachers on both campuses will be set up in the parking lots of each building to meet and greet and handout registration packets. Social distancing/Safe practice guidelines will be maintained. 

Seniors of 2021 Composite Pictures August 19th

It's getting real Seniors!!!!  It's time to take you senior composite pictures.  August 19th at 9:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. we will start taking composite pictures.  I will have your reserved time by Wednesday morning.  Please call the office and give us your cell number so I can text you your reserved time when we have that ready.  You can also call after Wednesday and find out the time at the office at 870-297-3745.

We will collect all of your cell numbers and have a mass text for just you for future times we need to reach you with info.  

It will be great to see you! Can't wait to get this year started!!

Mrs. Nordrum

Back to School Survey

If you have not had an opportunity to fill out the survey, please do so at your earliest convenience. The survey is crucial in helping structure both our offsite and onsite learning for the 2020-21 school year. Thank you for your time and consideration.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the district office @ 870-297-8339.

Congratulations Beta Club

The last few months, National Beta members from Calico Rock High School have been working hard to submit their entries for the National Beta Virtual Convention. In late July, they were able to celebrate that hard work when announced as winners of the following competition:
Calico Rock, Senior, Clayton Thompson 10th place in Agriscience.       Calico Rock Beta Club/Beta Member Places in National Competition

Calico Rock Senior Beta Club Members originally competed and received awards during their State Convention held in Hot SpringsLittle Rock, AR in January, 2020. Clayton Thompson received 4th place in state competition for Agriscience and team members: Jacob Crawford, Isaac Hall, Colten Clinkingbeard & Bryson Hicks all placed 1st in the state Engineering competition.  Their victory at the state level provided an opportunity to compete at the national level. The National Convention, originally planned to be held in Fort Worth, TX, was cancelled due to health and safety concerns stemming from the Coronavirus pandemic. However, over 12,000 Junior Beta (grades 4-8) and Senior Beta (grades 9-12) students were able to represent their schools in the first National Beta Virtual Convention.

"We are so proud of all our National Beta competitors.  This year they had to overcome obstacles, present their projects via video, and do online testing.  These young men went above and beyond to be successful and we thank them for their dedication.  We are so excited for Clayton to be recognized as a National Beta Convention Winner!"  says club sponsors: Melva Brannon & April Killian

With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit for more information.

Time to Schedule Classes!

It's time to start scheduling classes!  Each day Mrs. Stephanie will be available from 8:30 to 2:30 to schedule classes with students.  

The days will be as follows:

Monday, July 20: Seniors
Tuesday, July 21: Juniors
Wednesday, July 22: Sophomores
Thursday, July 23: Freshmen
Please try to make it on your scheduled day! 

COVID-19 Update 7-13-2020

COVID-19 Update 7-13-2020

Everyone probably knows that Governor Hutchinson and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has decided to push the start date for Arkansas schools back to August 24th.  This will be our first day of school.  Open House is scheduled for August 18th, however, it will be different this year.  Open House will be a meet and greet in the parking lot at both the high school and elementary.  This will allow for more social distancing as encouraged by the Arkansas Department of Health.  The principals will be posting more detailed information regarding the Open House event.

Also, I want to remind everyone about the survey that we sent out last week.  Please be sure to answer the survey questions promptly and honestly.  Your responses are important to us and to the decisions we have to make.  

We want our parents and students to rest assured that we will provide a safe and sanitized environment throughout the year.  Our plan is to sanitize buses and classrooms daily and multiple times when necessary.  We have purchased a room fogger for the purpose of sanitizing rooms in addition to wiping down the desk, door knobs and keyboards.  Additionally, the district has ordered water bottle filling stations to retrofit drinking fountains and more touchless paper towel dispensers.  I'm asked almost on a regular basis, "are you going to require the students to wear a mask?"  We will encourage students to wear a mask and masks will be provided for them on a limited basis.  Each student will receive three washable masks.  Teachers will also be given masks, however, it is not a requirement to wear a mask at this time.  We will also encourage social distancing as much as possible every day.  The Arkansas Department of Health has recommended that we be at least 6 feet apart and or wear a mask for the best results in combating the spread of COVID-19.  Most of you have spent some time with your children explaining the importance of this but if you haven't, please do so before the start of school.  This year, upon entrance to each building, employee's and student's temperature will be taken and a set of health questions asked.  If their temperature is less than 100.4, they can enter.  Of course, other or pre-existing policies remain in place also.  Last but not least, visitors will not be allowed in the buildings except for emergencies or in the case of prior appointment.  These are some changes taking place this year in order to protect everyone from COVID-19.

Other changes will include the method of instruction.  Traditional in class instruction and paper AMI packets are a thing of the past.  Instead, in class instruction will be blended with online learning delivered by internet or other means of technology.  The plan is to provide a Chrome Book for every student so they can utilize the internet to receive instructions and turn in their lessons.  For the students who do not have internet, hot spots will be available in different areas within the district for this purpose.  

Vendors across the state are scrambling to provide curriculum that addresses state standards for instruction.  So, frequently, we are receiving new information regarding methods of pushing out instruction and content for instruction.  We will be using the same curriculum content as in the past in addition to Lincoln Empowerment (Content) for instruction.  A Learning Management System (LMS) will be used to push out instruction to students at home.  This will allow for an easy pivot from the traditional face-to-face instruction to online learning.  

Please remember to do the survey we pushed out last week.  It is vital to making decisions for the upcoming school year.  Thank you, for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.  

I hope you and your families are practicing social distancing and taking other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Again, thank you for your support and stay safe.

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Calico Rock School District

Calico Rock High School Graduation Ceremonies

Graduation commencement ceremonies for the Calico Rock High School Class of 2020 will be tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. at the lower parking lot of the high school.  

Each graduating senior has 6 chairs assigned to them for their immediate family, all other family and friends will need to bring a lawn chair or a blanket for seating. Everyone is welcome.  

Please practice social distancing and wear your masks.  




For any students grades 9-12 who are interested in being on the golf team this year....

There will be a golf team meeting Tuesday July 7th, at 7:00 p.m.  We will meet at the main entrance of the high school.  We will discuss practices and protocols for the upcoming season.  If you are a returning golfer, or are interested in being on the team, please attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend, please call the high school office and let them know you are interested but can't attend the meeting.  

I look forward to seeing you Tuesday night!  

Go Pirates!!!

Coach John Duffie

Cross Country Team Meeting

Deadline to sign up for July 18 ACT is today

If you plan on taking the ACT on July 18, the deadline to sign up is today.  

CRSD Press Release
Governor Asa Hutchinson plans for school districts to be back in session on schedule in August.  Although we plan to start on time, instruction statewide will be different than ever before.
The CRSD will be utilizing a blended method of instruction that combines face to face on campus instruction and online instruction when school begins in August.  At this time the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, (DESE) will provide a Learning Management System known as Lincoln Learning for all districts that choose to use it.  We submitted our plan to DESE stating that we would utilize Google Classroom and the state provided curriculum (Lincoln Learning).  However, plans can change.  Most appropriately, when and if a LMS becomes available that uniquely fits district's personal needs.  
Equally important, if not more so, we are committed to keeping students safe and the facilities and buses sanitized.  Teachers will be educated in the utilization of Learning Management Systems to maximize learning and we want you to know, as always, an open line of communication with your child's teacher is important.  After all, we're in this together.  
Thank you CR and surrounding communities for all your support.

Backpack Delivery

Students who are currently signed up on our Food Backpack program will receive their pack on Thursdays throughout the  summer. If you do not wish to continue receiving them or if you need to sign up for one please contact the office. The deliveries will begin each Thursday morning and will continue until all the packs are distributed. Please call the office @ 870-297-8533 or Ms. Kim @ 870-291-0421 if you have any questions or concerns. 

Pandemic EBT benefits now available for eligible families


In response to COVID-19 public health emergency, a benefit program called Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) has been developed for States to implement in assisting families that were receiving free or reduced lunches from their school.  The program was designed to help replace the cost of meals incurred by families as a result of the State eliminating public school gathering.


What is P-EBT?  

  • A program to provide nutrition benefits to families who have lost access to free or reduced-price school meals because schools were closed.
  • Eligible students and families will receive food benefits on a new or existing EBT card to help fill the school meals gap.
  • P-EBT is for eligible children in public and private schools.


How will P-EBT be paid? Amount to be paid?

  • This will be paid in a one-time payment and will be $319 per eligible child.
  • Benefits will be issued to a SNAP household on their existing EBT Card. 
  • If a household has had their SNAP case close in the last 6 months, benefits will be issued on that household's existing EBT Card.
  • Non-SNAP households will receive an EBT Card(s) with their child's name on it.  (See attached Buck Slip on instructions to activate the EBT card.)


When will P-EBT be issued?

  • Benefits should be issued by the end of June or early July.
  • Guidance will be forthcoming regarding the exact dates the benefits will be issued.
  • New P-EBT cards that are being issued will not be all mailed on the same day, but over a period of several days.


Addresses may not be up to date for students that will be receiving the P-EBT card due to schools closing in March.  Guidance below is for Parents to update their address if needed.


Non-SNAP Households:

  • Parents can call Client Assistance at 1-800-482-8988.
  • Parents can email their address change to
  • New address changes will be recorded up to June 15th, so that the information can be sent to the vendor for card issuance.


SNAP Households:

  • Parents will follow the same DCO business process that is in place by reporting their changes to Client Assistance or their local county office.


Note: Parents that do not receive SNAP and would like to verify if their address is correct should contact (call or email) their child's school district to determine if the school has the current address.


Attached is a flyer with the information needed to help assist with various questions that may arise.  The P-EBT email address can also be used by anyone to ask questions specifically related to P-EBT.


Also attached is the Buck Slip insert that will be included in the mailing of the new P-EBT card offering guidance on activating the EBT card and general rules.


The DHS website also has some Q&A's that will help assist with answering questions concerning EBT.  The link is:


As stated above, DHS will accept address updates by these methods through COB 6/15/2020.  All updated addresses will be added as edits to the master file and become the address of record for the mailing.


If you have any questions please contact the SNAP Policy Unit. 



Pandemic SNAP (P-SNAP) Quick Reference Guide






Larry Crutchfield


Assistant Director

P: 501-682-8257

700 Main, Slot S333

Little Rock, AR  72201



Governor's Scholastic Honors Day cancelled

Due to COVID-19, the Governor's Scholastic Honors Day had to be cancelled so the students won't get to meet Governor Hutchinson in person this year.  The governor's office still wanted to honor those students chosen to attend.  Below is a link to a video from the governor and first lady as well as the slideshow of students that would have attended.  Congrats to CRHS's Emma Mitchell and Clayton Thompson for your academic achievements! 


No Meal Delivery

Our meal delivery program has ended. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. You can call the Elementary at 870-297-8533 or Ms. Kim at 870-291-0421. 


Buses have left the school for deliveries

Buses have left the school for food deliveries. Please be on the watch for them!

Free E-Books access through end of July!

Items to pick up from High School

If you received an award at either the Academic Awards and Athletic Awards programs please come to the high school and pick up your awards.  Also if you had items left in your locker, please pick up those items also.


The office is open Monday through Thursday 8:00-3:00.

Beta Club named Grand Slam Service Club!!
We were named a National Beta      Grand Slam Service Club! 
National Beta grand slam.png


Thanks to your commitment to the National Beta motto, Let Us Lead by Serving Others, your Beta Club achieved 2020 GRAND SLAM Service status. This means that each of your members knocked service out of the park by spending 100+ hours serving their school, community, and state. 

High School Academic Awards Ceremony

Thank you to all the faculty members and the Calico Rock Community for your help on supporting our kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This is one of those times when the phrase "it takes a village" holds true.  We have created the following link for you to watch the awards ceremony if you are not a Facebook person.  We truly appreciate you and our students.

Calico Rock High School Academic Awards 2020

High School Athletic Ceremony

Thank you to our athletes and we appreciate you.  We have also published the ceremony on Facebook.  Here is the link to our athletic awards ceremony if you do not have Facebook.

Calico Rock High School Athletic Awards 2020

Memorial Day (Friday and Monday)

Friday May 22nd and Monday May 25th there will be no meal deliveries and the school offices will be closed for the holiday.  We hope everyone enjoys their start to the summer!


Applications for Jr and Sr Girls Basketball Coach being accepted

Calico Rock High School is taking applications for a Junior high and Senior High Girls Basketball Coach.  The preferred applicant will also have a Social Studies Certification grades 7-12, but not required.  Please contact Jerry Skidmore, Supt., at 870-297-8339 or Anita Nordrum, High School Principal, at 870-297-3745 or 291-0063. Resumes may be emailed to or mailed to P.O. Box 220, Calico Rock, AR 72519.

Student of the Week!

Cassidy Mendez- 10th grade

Congratulations Cassidy on being awarded Student of the Week! Not only is Cassidy a remarkable student, but she has been elected as a District Officer for FCCLA. She has been very organized and diligent in her work, and she has displayed remarkable leadership for our club this school year. Cassidy's pleasant disposition and confidence will help her accomplish any goal. I am so proud of you!
Chosen by: Mrs. Woods

Academic and Athletic Awards Presentations this Wednesday

May 17 : Last Day to turn in AMI work.  Please make sure all packets and or online work is turned in no later than May 17.  All BOOKS and DEVICES must be turned in by May 20.  School offices are open until 3:00 p.m. each day.  If you haven't turned in your work or device they are overdue.


May 20:  10:00 a.m.  We will be hosting a Facebook Live Academic Awards Assembly to honor our students who have excelled in their academics.  Completers of our Career and Technical Programs will be announced on that day also.


May 20:  1:00 p.m.   We will be hosting a Facebook Live Athletic Awards Assembly to honor our athletes this year.  Mr. and Miss Pirate will be announced at that time.  

Recipients of the Harold Ray Jeffrey Scholarship and Mr. and Miss CRHS will announced at graduation this year so they will be awarded in person.

Videos of both assemblies will be put on our website as soon as possible.  

Graduation date has been set!!!!! Save the date!

The Class of 2020 of Calico Rock High School will be have commencement ceremonies on July 10.  Please mark your calendars and come and celebrate with this class.

Kindergarten Graduation


We would like to give a big congratulations to our kindergarten class.  Please see the attached link to watch the graduation ceremony.  The Calico Rock School District does not own the music used in the following video.

Calico Rock Kindergarten Graduation 2020



Elementary Awards Ceremony

The Calico Rock School District would like to say congratulations to all of our students in K-6 who worked so hard this year and also a big thank you to the family members who helped with our students education.  Your hard work is appreciated.  Please see the following link for the Awards Ceremony.

Calico Rock Elementary Awards Ceremony 2020

Sixth Grade Graduation

Way to go Sixth Grade!  We are so proud of you!  Please see the following link for the graduation ceremony.

Calico Rock Sixth Grade Graduation 2020

Little Pirates Preschool Graduation

Please see the attached link to watch our Little Pirates Preschool Graduation.  We are so happy you will be coming to kindergarten next year!

Little Pirates Preschool Graduation 2020

Upcoming dates to remember!

May 17 : Last Day to turn in AMI work.  Please make sure all packets and or online work is turned in no later than May 17.  All BOOKS and DEVICES must be turned in by May 20.  School offices are open until 3:00 p.m. each day.


May 20:  10:00 a.m.  We will be hosting a Facebook Live Academic Awards Assembly to honor our students who have excelled in their academics.  Completers of our Career and Technical Programs will be announced on that day also.


May 20:  1:00 p.m.   We will be hosting a Facebook Live Athletic Awards Assembly to honor our athletes this year.  Mr. and Miss Pirate will be announced at that time.  

Videos of both assemblies will be put on our website as soon as possible.  

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Dylan Clark- 11th grade

Dylan is always energetic and willing to work.  He has a great personality, always has a smile on his face and gets along great with other students. 
Chosen by: Coach Whiteaker

High School Assignments May 11-15
May 11-May 15 Assignments
Find your teacher's name and read your assignment for the upcoming week.  Turn in all packets and assigned work no later than May 15.  The office is open from 8:00 to 3:00 daily or there is a drop box at the front door for after hours.  
Read two articles about the current pandemic from two different sources.
Discuss why two articles about the same topic may differ from one another.
Read the "Nutritional Facts" found on a package of store bought snacks.
How many servings does it contain?
What does one serving consist of?
How many calories are in each serving?
How much sodium is in each serving?
How many servings do you usually eat at one time?
Based on the nutritional facts and your answers, should you consume less or more of this snack at any one time?
Research and compile the data stating where Arkansas is ranked based on number tested for Covid-19, positive cases, and deaths to other states in the US.
Create a bar graph comparing the states information.
Compare the Covid-19 data of Arkansas to that of the United States.
Read an article about COVID 19, then find info on the Spanish flu of the early 1900's and compare the two in a brief summarization.
Find an Article from a News source on Current event in the State or nation.1.) Write a paragraph summary of the article. 2. Write a paragraph opinion about the article you summarized.
Read an article about how the pandemic has affected different schools in the U.S. and compare it to our school.
Choose three root words from the list below and write down how you heard or read them used during the week.
AUD, AUS (hear, listen) -- example: audio
CHRON (time) -- example: chronlogical
CRED (believe) -- example: accreditation
DUC, DUCT (lead) -- example: instroduction
GRAPH (write) -- example: cryptograph
MAN (hand) -- example: manuel

Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship Recipient

The Arkansas Governor's Distinguished Scholarship is awarded annually to the top students in the state. Criteria for the scholarship are: 32 or higher on the ACT and a gpa of at least 3.5.  This is a $10,000 renewable scholarship for up to 4 years totaling $40,000.  We are pleased to recognize Calico Rock senior Emma Mitchell who was recently awarded this scholarship! Emma scored a 33 on the ACT and will graduate as Valedictorian of the 2020 class with a gpa of 4.225 while completing 27 college hours.  Congratulations, Emma! We are proud of you! Go Pirates! 

Library books are due!

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Barrett Fountain- 9th grade
I have had Barrett in class since seventh grade, and he has always been quiet until this year. I am glad he has finally broken out of his shell so I could know more about his personality. He is now one of the first ones in class on Fridays to ask me if they can have free time, the last ten minutes. He has a very polite manner and is also diligent about completing his work. I am pleased to have him in class.
Chosen by: Mrs. Vredenburg
Student of the Week!

Kindergarten Registration

Calico Rock Elementary will host a drive through Kindergarten registration on May 1 and May 4 from 8:00-3:00. We will be set up for pick up by the Big Tree doors. Your child must be 5 on or before August 1. Please bring your child's Birth Certificate, Social Security Card and Immunization record.  Your child will be required to have a physical, the form will be included in your packets. We will be able make copies of your items for you if you don't have copies made for us. You may fill out your forms and drop them off in our Drop Boxes located in the front of the building, or you may buzz the office and someone can collect it from you. 

Kindergarten Registration Forms

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Blake Moody- 9th grade

Blake is an exceptional student. He is always the first student to complete an assignment (correctly I might add!)  Blake is also a talented athlete and seems to balance his classwork with athletics very well.  He has maintained the highest grade point average in my Criminal Justice class this entire year!  Keep up the great work Blake!
Chosen by: Officer Stephen
Student of the Week Blake Moody

Junior Beta members (T-shirt fundraiser)

Junior beta members may pick up T-shirts at the high school between 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. tomorrow, friday, April 24th. 

Jostens is here! 10th grade come get your class rings!

The class rings are beautiful!  Come pick them up and wear them with Pirate Pride!

Introducing our SENIOR SPOTLIGHT!

Today, we will begin highlighting our awesome senior class.  We will be spreading them over a 3 week period so keep a lookout for your favorite senior!


It has been my great pleasure to get to be your class sponsor since 7th grade and the memories that have come along with that.  You were my first group and have really all become my kids! I have great hope that all of you will accomplish awesome things in the future and I can't wait to see it. As you transition into adulthood, know that you always have a friend in me. Even though the year ended abruptly, Mrs. Moser and I have enjoyed the smaller trips we got to take with you guys this year-each ending of course with good food! We hope that we are able to make up the things you guys are missing out on.  You guys rock and we love you and are proud of you!!


Mrs. Steph and Mrs. Connie

Senior Spotlight!
Senior Spotlight

Senior: Kaylan Snell

What is your favorite memory from Calico Rock High School?
Every minute at Calico Rock High School has been a blessing, and I carry several memories with me, I can't simply pick a favorite.  
What are you most looking forward to when the quarantine is lifted? 
Being able to go outside and enjoy time with my friends.  
What are your plans for the future?
I plan on going to cosmetology school and becoming a hair stylist/beautician.
Teacher Memory: Ms. Brown
When I heard the choir program was getting a new student last school year, I became concerned as to how adding a new student would change the class dynamic of our tight-knit group - but Kaylan fit right in! She instantly became "one of us," sharing in our love for music, memes, and cats.  Kaylan was a joy to have in class. She is hard-working, thoughtful, and very silly!  

Senior Spotlight!


Senior spotlight

Senior: Joseph Grigg

What is your favorite memory from Calico Rock High School?
First round 2019 Basketball State Tournament. 
What are you most looking forward to when the quarantine is lifted? 
Spending as much time as I can with my closest classmates before we all move on to the next chapter of our lives. 
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to join the Air Force.  
Teacher Memory: Mrs. Hodges
Since the first day I met him, Joe has kept me in a serious laughing stage.  From his most memorable demonstration speech to his weekly vocabulary lessons for me, I can't help but laugh with him...all the while knowing that if someone needed help, he'd move heaven and earth to make sure he/she got the help that was needed.  I waited a long time to give Joe an award in school, but the truth is--he deserved it long ago. I'm so proud to be able to say that maybe I had a small part in the young man I watched him grow into. God Bless You, Joe! Big Hugs, Ms. Jones (OG style)  

Alumni Spotlight!
Alumni Spotlight 1

Alumni Spotlight!
alumni Spotlight 2

10th Grade Class Ring Delivery (Jostens)

Date: Tuesday April 21ST
TIME: 9:30AM-10:00AM

In front of the HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE
In partnership with CALICO ROCK HS, a drive-thru CLASS RING delivery event has been scheduled for
Tue. April 21ST 9:30am-10am at the high school.
For the safety of all involved and to keep this event as efficient as possible, please follow the steps below!

*If possible, please make sure your
order is paid in full prior to pick up. If
you have a balance, please pay online
at OR call 1-800-
567-8367. Checks cannot be accepted.

*Pull up to the high school.

the delivery team your student

*Once you receive your class
ring you may contact us at
1-800-JOSTENS with any
questions, sizing issues, etc..

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Aydan Gay- 8th grade

Aydan has stayed on top of his AMI work during these unusual circumstances and kept constant communication with me about his assignments.
Chosen by: Coach Skidmore
Ayden Gay Student of the Week

Word of the Week!
Earth Day

All paper AMI packets need to be picked up from offices.

Paper AMI packets are available at the offices.  Please make sure you go by and pick up your packet asap.  They have this week's work in them.  

The offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


New AMI Packets are ready to be picked up on both campuses.

Elementary and High School Packets are ready to be picked up.  Students who have meals delivered should be getting them today with their meals, otherwise please make arrangements to come by the schools and get the new AMI packets.



Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Mylie Waire- 7th grade

Mylie is a very responsible student. She takes ownership of her work and always gives her best. Although patient with those around her, Mylie is a "no-nonsense kind of gal" when completing tasks. Her attitude is quite refreshing.  
Chosen by: Mrs. Newcomb

All School Reunion Cancelled

The Calico Rock All School Reunion for 2020 that was scheduled for June 13, 2020, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19.  We want everyone to be safe and we will see you next year!

Car Show Cancelled

The White River Auto Club's Annual Car Show that was scheduled for April 18, 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  We want everyone to be safe and we will see you next year!

Calico Rock shirts sold by Jr Beta will be in next week.

Before we left school the Junior Beta kids sold "Calico Rock" shirts.  They will be available next week.  We will let you know what day as soon as they come in.  

Thank you for supporting our kids!

Word of the Week!

High School Students check your email periodically!

Important information gets sent to your email even though we are not having on-site instruction, there is still a lot of information that will be sent to you through your email from now until the end of school.  So, please check your email often.  


Good Friday

There will be no food deliveries on April 10 in observance of Good Friday. Have a safe and blessed Easter. 

Buses have just left the school for delivery!

Buses are leaving the school at this time for food delivery. Please be watching for them...

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Khammi Withrow- 7th grade

Khammi always worked hard in my class. She was fun to teach and made very interesting and unique observations in Arkansas History and Geography. 
Chosen by: Coach McDonald

A message from Supt. Skidmore

March, 7, 2020

Good Morning,

Yesterday the governor cancelled onsite instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.  This means that education will continue through the Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) that we have been using since March 16, 2020.  We will gladly continue to provide meals and assistance with the AMI packets.  If you have any questions, call your teacher or principal and they will be happy to assist.  Your support and patience has been tremendous and we appreciate everything our community is doing to help in this time of crisis.

Please let us know of any children 18 years of age or younger in need of meals so we can add them to our list.  We deliver breakfast and lunch each day beginning around 10:00 am.  The number of meals per day has been around 375 and continues to increase as the need arises.  Teachers, staff, bus drivers and the cooks have been eager to help so if you have a chance, tell them thank you.

We will have a graduation ceremony as soon as it is safe to do so.  We want to celebrate the successes of our seniors & give them the recognition they deserve. 

Remember to be Pirate strong and follow the CDC guidelines by washing your hands, maintaining a social distance of 6' or more and self-isolate if necessary.

Go Pirates!!!


Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Calico Rock School District

Calico Rock High School Students - Lockers

Due to the Governor's decision to not have on-site instruction the rest of the year, students will need to come and clean out their lockers.  You may do this Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  However, this Friday, April 10th, is Good Friday and is a scheduled holiday.  Offices will be closed and teachers will not be required to be available to students.  Students are not required to work on AMI work on that day.  



Buses have left for food deliveries

The buses have left to make the food deliveries for today.  Please watch for the buses and meet them at the bus stop.


Governor Speaks @1:30

The Governor will be speaking on the future direction of Arkansas Public Schools @1:30. You can go to: 

Buses have headed out for delivery

The buses have just left to make meal deliveries.  Please keep watch and be ready to receive your meals.  

High School Students need to be working on their AMI work.

High school students who have chosen to work online with their AMI packets need to be logging into Google Classroom and getting started on their work, your due dates are in Google Classroom.  Students who are working with paper packets need to turn in their work weekly to the office or the drop box outside the front doors.  

Please turn in PeeWee Ball Uniforms

Please return your PeeWee Ball Uniform to school as soon as possible.  Just drop them off in the AMI Dropbox at the elementary campus.

AMI Pick Up Day!

Remember to stop by and pick up your AMI packets today!

Reminder! Pick up your AMI packet today.

The high school will be open until 6:30 today for you to pick up your AMI packets.  If you are doing your work online, you still need to come by and pick up your books for English. Make sure you come by!

Buses have just left the school for delivery!

The buses have just left to make meal deliveries.  Please keep watch and be ready to receive your meals.  

Attention All Virtual Students

Any 9th-11th grade student that is enrolled in a Virtual Arkansas class must continue work on that class in order to receive credit for this semester.  If the student has internet, then they will continue to work in the course online.  VA has removed the lock-down browser and password requirements to allow students to work from home.  If the student doesn't have internet, then there will be paper work that can be completed instead.  Please let us know if you need a paper copy of VA work.  

Calico Rock High School Students

There will be a drop box at the front doors for you to return the AMI packets you currently have. Please return those anytime Wednesday through Sunday this week.  It is located outside so you can return your packets any time during the day or night. 

There are some students who has chosen to have paper AMI packets through April 17th.  If you are a student who receives meals on the bus, we will deliver the AMI packets by bus with your Wednesday meals. If you do not receive meals daily, you will need to come to the high school and pick up your packet.     

The high school will be open on Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for students or parents to pick packets up.  We are staying late to accommodate people who get off work later.  Thursday and Friday the office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please make arrangements to come and pick up your packet.  

All of us here at CRHS have been working tirelessly to prepare for this new way of instruction.  This is new territory for us.  Please be patient.  Please stay safe.  We will get through this. Call, text or email if there is anything we can help you with.



Student of the Week!

Sarah Vo- 11th grade

Sarah is ALWAYS in a good mood and smiling which is a joy to see each day!  She is willing to participate in activities at school and in the community and has a "sure we can do that" attitude.  Sarah is extremely talented, smart and she radiates a positive aura.  It is a pleasure to know you Sarah Vo! 
Chosen by: Mr. Mason 

The buses are rolling!!!!

The food is being delivered right now.  Please be at your bus stop and watch for the buses.  

Special Education Conferences Postponed

The Special Education Conferences for Calico Rock School District will be postponed at this time.  Parents/students will be receiving a letter that has a conference date on it, please disregard the meeting date on the letter.  Parents/students will be notified at a later date regarding their annual review.

Spring Break Food Deliveries
Dolph Baptist Church will be delivering meals during spring break.  Those who are not going to be home please let us know if you need to be removed from the list for this week only. We ask that you watch for your deliveries between 9:00-11:00. Please call Brother Logan 870-373-0455 for changes. 

AAA Dead Period Extended

Calico Rock Schools Still Taking Care of our Kids

Calico Rock School District Employees came together this week to deliver meals to students.  Thank you to all that have worked so hard to make this happen!  We love taking care of our kids even when we can't be with them everyday.


On site instructions for public schools closed until April 17th

Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced that their will be no on site instruction until April 17, 2020.  As we receive instructions from Arkansas Department of Education we will pass the information along to our employees, parents and students.
Thank you for your patience and thanks to everyone who has provided assistance with delivering meals this week.

Meal Deliveries for Thursday and Friday

In an effort to reach more families in need of meals, Calico Rock School District will be delivering meals to your bus stop between 10 and 11 am on Thursday and Friday this week. 

If you are interested in receiving a meal on these days, please call the elementary office at 870-297-8533  or the high school office at 870-297-3745  before 5pm today.   

You may also text the following numbers to order your meals.  

Elem 870-291-0421

High School  870-291-0063

If you text please include your student's name, which day or both days you want meals, if they ride a bus/which route/driver.  This information will help us organize the deliveries. 


School Closing due to advisement of Dept of Health

Due to advisement from the Dept of Health, Calico Rock Schools will be joining the rest of the state in closing until March 30th.  

AMI packets should be completed while off the week of March 16-20.  AMI days 4,5,6,7, and 8 should be completed and ready to turn in to your teacher on March 30 when we return to school.  Teachers will be available through email Monday through Friday if you need help with the work. You can find all email addresses on our website. 

If your child was out on Friday when AMI packets for days 6-10 were handed out, you may pick them up at the school offices from 8:00 a.m-11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Monday the 16th.  

Students in need of essential food items

In an effort to meet the needs of our students this week we will be utilizing blessing boxes located at Grace Fellowship Church in Dolph and the Cumberland Presbyterian Churches in Pineville and Calico Rock.  If your child is in need of essential food items, please feel free to visit these boxes and take only what you need.  If you are in a position to leave items to help please do so.




School activities cancelled/School facilities closed

School offices are open until 11:00 a.m. today for students to pick up AMI packets if you were not at school on Friday.

All school related activities have been canceled or postponed at this time.  Therefore, all school facilities are closed to the public.  If this changes, we will update the public when the information is available.



Meals will be provided Tuesday through Friday of this week from 10:00 to 11:00 am for any Calico Rock students. 

Please call the elementary office at 870-297-8533 to place an order by 9:00 am each day or you can place your order for the entire week.   Please inform the person answering your call of any known food allergies. 

Meals will be available for pick up at the elementary "Big Tree" door.  No one will be allowed inside the building.

No Trap Practice


There will be no trap shooting practice for the next two weeks.  Next scheduled practice will be on Tuesday, March 31 at the regular time. 


Calico Rock Trap Team Coaches

COVID-19 Update 3-13-20 #2

COVID-19 Update 3-13-20 #2

A press conference was held Thursday 3-13-20 at 1:30 pm by Governor Asa Hutchinson.  Based the guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control it is NOT recommend to close schools unless a case of the virus has been confirmed in that community.  The Governor has faith that the people of Arkansas will use good judgement in these matters and follow the protocol recommended by the CDC. 

Johnny Key, Commissioner of Education says that based on CDC guidance, schools are the safest place for students to be unless they have a confirmed case of COVID-19 in their community.  He said, It would not be prudent to interrupt the educational process where some students are receiving services in addition to education such as meals and mental health services that they depend on daily.  Therefore, the focus is on keeping schools open at this time.

The total presumptive positive cases in Arkansas as of  (3-13-20) is up to 9 and all of those cases are in the Little Rock area.

WASH Cancelled March 18
Attention WASH Parents and Students!!
WASH will be cancelled for this week, March 18th. Many officials have urged the cancelation of organized group functions in order to help prevent the movement and/or  contamination of the COVID-19. WASH has more than 40 volunteers with a wide range of  ages.  We feel that it is our responsibility to consider the health of  everyone that participates or that volunteers. With spring break the following week, this will allow 2 weeks for our staff to clean and disinfect our facility.
Hopefully,  after spring break,  the threat will be diminished quite considerably.  If not, we will reevaluate the situation then.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.            
Evelyn Bishop 
WASH Coordinator 

COVID-19 update 3-13-20

Calico Rock School District would like to inform everyone that school districts in Arkansas have been granted 5 additional AMI days. We have used 3 of our original 5, therefore we now have 7 days to use. We hope they will not be needed.
However, on Thursday afternoon the Department of Education advised the school districts in Saline, Grant, Pulaski and Jefferson counties to close in response to the six presumptive cases of COVID-19 in central Arkansas. If advised to close, the Calico Rock School District will continue to offer educational opportunities to our students through Alternative Methods of Instruction.
The faculty, staff and administration would like to thank the parents of our students for their cooperation and understanding in these difficult circumstances.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community.

Health Update on COVID-19
Student health and wellness is a top priority at Calico Rock Schools.  We regularly monitor announcements from the World Health Organization and the CDC. We are aware that COVID-19 is presumptively now in Arkansas, and our administrators and the school nurse are also monitoring announcements from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Arkansas Department of Health, and the Governor's office.  
All employees are taking precautions to disinfect their classrooms and work spaces in order maintain a healthy environment for our students.
As parents, you can help by reminding your children on a regular basis to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and hot water, remind them to keep their hands away from their faces, and explain to them the importance of not sharing personal items or food and drinks.  
Children are less likely to be affected by COVID-19; however, they can be carriers and spread the virus to older adults and to those with weakened immune systems who can be adversely affected.
When students feel better, they learn better, and we want our Pirates to stay healthy so they can continue to take advantage of all the opportunities we have to offer. 
Thank you for being a part of our Pirate family!
Mr. Skidmore

Baseball games for Thursday March 12th have been cancelled

Baseball games for Thursday, March 12th, have been cancelled due to rain.  We will post when it will be rescheduled.

FBLA Fundraiser

On Thursday, March 5 my FBLA students will be serving at πŸ• Pizza Inn πŸ• in Mtn. Home. In April, I will be taking 25 students to State FBLA competitions in Little Rock. These students have competed & placed at districts and have worked very hard to prepare for their competitions but as you can imagine it will be an expensive trip taking this many students for a two day trip in LR. For the past three years, we have had students qualify to compete at the National level and we hope to do that again this summer- BUT first we have to make it through state! I am super excited for this experience- I honestly cannot tell you the amount of growth I have seen this experience gives my students! I have seen their confidence & presentation skills absolutely soar because of FBLA competitions! Come out to Pizza Inn πŸ• on March 5th and enjoy some great food and wonderful, friendly service-we would love to serve you! These Future Business Leaders of America will thank you greatly!! If you cannot make it but would like to make a donation, please contact me!

PeeWee Games Cancelled Thursday

The PeeWee Basketball Games that were scheduled for Thursday, March 5 against Melbourne have been cancelled because the Lady Katz are advancing in the State Tournament.

Good Luck Lady Katz!

Next PeeWee Games will be on Monday, March 9 vs Viola at home.

2020 Baseball Schedule

2020 Baseball Schedule

2020 Softball Schedule

2020 Softball Schedule


Microsoft Office Specialist

Mrs. Killian's Survey of Business students have been working hard to prepare to pass their Microsoft Office Specialist certification tests. Eleven students have completed the requirements to be recognized as a Microsoft Office Specialist for Office Word 2016. In addition, Riley Whiteaker, Sarah Vo, & Jacob Willis have also completed the requirements to be recognized as a MOS Specialist for Excel 2016.

(pictured from L to R: Carter Hiles, Brandon Stephen, Andrew Killian, Josef Dwight, Riley Whiteaker, Sarah Vo, Jacob Willis, Abby Nebergall, Meagon McDole, Shayna Staggs, & Macey Faust).

Congratulations Advanced Choir

The advanced choir traveled to Jonesboro this evening to for our region's Choral Performance Assessment. This is the first time the choir has attended, and we earned an Excellent score from all three judges for our stage performance! The group also earned a Superior rating in sight-reading. Congratulations ladies (and gentleman) on a job well done!

Student of the Week!

Joseph Grigg- 12th grade

Joe has been an exemplary classmate and student.  He turns his work in with a smile, and he is not afraid to offer or receive help.  He has steadily maintained his grades while being an active and engaged member of his senior class.  I am so proud of all his accomplishments throughout the year, and Student of the Week is one more feather in his cap.  Great Work, Joe! 
Chosen by: Mrs. Hodges 
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Congratulations Macy and Addison

Calico Rock took 1st place in the State Braille Competition!
Way to go Macy James, 1st place Varsity, and Addison Lemon, 1st place apprentice!!

Pee Wee Ball Schedule

Here is the 2020 Pee Wee Basketball Schedule. Contact Coach Clink or Mrs. Kim with any questions.


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School in Session on Monday, Febraury 24th.

School will be in session on Monday, February 24th.  All AMI packets will be due at the beginning of each class.  If your packet is not complete, you will be counted absent for the day of the AMI packet that you did not complete.  

We hope everyone is feeling better and are looking forward to a great week of school.


No School Friday February 21st. AMI Day # 3

The Flu is still widespread. We have made the decision to stay out of school one more day in hopes that will give our students and faculty time to recover.  We hope you all start feeling better.  We will see you Monday bright and early!



Reminder this will be AMI DAY #3.  Please make sure you complete your work and turn it in on Monday.


Senior Beta Convention and Competition Winners!

Calico Rock's Senior Beta recently attended the SR Beta Convention and Competition.  Seven students competed, with five of them placing and qualifying for the National Senior Beta Convention and Competition this summer.  Those qualifying were:

Clayton Thompson                        5th in Agri Science


Jacob Crawford                             These students placed 1st in 

Bryson Hicks                                 Engineering Team Competition.

Colton Clinkingbeard

Isaac Hall


These students will be competing June 15-18, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas.

School Closed due to contagious illness

Calico Rock Schools will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, February 19th and 20th, due to contagious illness.  We will use that time to sanitize the school and give time for students to recuperate. Students will need to do AMI packet DAY 1 and DAY 2. Packets must be completed on friday when we return to school or the student will be counted absent and will still be required to make up that work.  

AMI packets are available on the school website if a student has lost their packet.  Also, if you don't have a way to print the material, answer the questions on your own paper and bring the answers in on friday.



Presidents' Day

The Calico Rock School District will not have classes on Monday, February 17.

FCCLA Valentine's Day Dance

FCCLA will be hosting a dance for grades 7-12 from 9-11 on Friday, February 14.

Friday's games start at 5:30 p.m./Jr boys tonight at 5:45 p.m.

Friday night's games with Salem are at home and will start at 5:30.  There are only 2 games (the 2 senior teams).  There is a school dance after the games.  

The junior boys advanced in the district tournament last night.  They will be playing tonight at 5:45.  Wear your black and orange and come to ICC to support the Junior Pirates!


Student of the Week!

Zachary Crawford- 12th grade

Zachary is an outstanding student with a strong work ethic. In my classroom, Zachary is always prepared for class and ready to work. He has also proven himself as a leader in the classroom and as the President of our FFA Chapter. I believe Zachary exemplifies what it means to be a Calico Rock Pirate and is very deserving of the Student of the Week Award.
Chosen by: Mr. Fountain 

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The Calico Rock School District will have Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, February 6. At the elementary appointments start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 6:30.  At the high school, parents may come by anytime from 3:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  

We hope to see all you there.  There are ball games at the high school that night so you can enjoy a night of games as well as checking in on your child's school work.  


Calico Rock VS Omaho games

Ballgames tonight start at 4:00 p.m.  Make plans to come out and support the Pirates.

Reminder: Parent Teacher Conferences today "Thursday"

Parent Teacher conferences will be going until 6:30 p.m. tonight. 

Congratulations CRHS Welders

This past week Calico Rock High School welding students had the opportunity to compete at the Missouri Welding Institute. They went up against 193 students from six states for the chance to win a scholarships and tuition at MWI. Only 53 students competing this year completed the required tasks and made it to judging. Calico Rock had three students make the cut. Those students were Zachary Crawford, Weston DeLoach, and Clayton Thompson. Zachary Crawford was also the only student from Arkansas to place in the top 10 and finished 8th overall. This is only the third year that Calico has competed in this event. Calico Rock is proud to offer several vocational opportunities, including certifications from the American Welding Society in MIG, TIG, and Stick welding. We are excited for what the future holds for these young men! The Calico Rock FFA would like to thank you all for your support. Fundraising through our alumni group helped purchase additional welders and equipment. Once again thank you and congratulations to are welders!

Congratulations to the Robotics Team

The Calico Rock Robotics Team competed on Saturday, February 1 in the Northark Robotics VRC Challenge. The tournament was held at the Pioneer Pavilion on the South campus of Northark College. Sixteen teams from twelve schools competed in the VEX Robotics Competition hoping to earn a spot in the Arkansas State Championship to be held March 7 at Arkansas Tech University.

The Calico Rock Team clinched the "Tournament Champions" title as well as the "Excellence Award". Each title alone earns an invitation to the State Championship Tournament as well as an invitation to the 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship! In addition to these coveted awards the team was awarded the "Design Award" and the "Judges Award". The team was then further recognized by the judges with the "Inspire Award". 
Mrs. Hiers said "This VEX competition has been very humbling. We have competed in three VEX tournaments this season. It hasn't been easy but each tournament taught us something new and each time the team has held their heads up and walked away wiser. All those experiences brought us to where we are now. I am so very proud of these students."
The Arkansas State Championship will host forty high school teams where ten lucky teams will be invited to the World Championship to be held in Louisville, Kentucky from April 22-25. For further information contact Mrs. Hiers at Calico Rock High School.
Pictured from left to right are Noah Otto, Sarah Vo, Jerimiah Coley, Nicole Freeman, Mrs. Hiers, and Jacob Willis. Members not pictured are Kayden Cathey, Ty Franks, Andrew Killian, Will Robbins, and Dakota Sherrill.

Senior Night

The high school will host Senior Night on Tuesday, February 4 to honor those Seniors who will be graduating that have participated in sports.  The ceremony will take place at the high school during the ballgame against Western Grove.

Student of the Week!
Clayton Smyser- 12th grade
Clayton is an attentive learner who uses his time wisely, working hard while in the classroom. Clayton always knows what assignments need to be done, and he is often working ahead in his online Agribusiness Management course.  Clayton comes to class prepared and, when he needs help, he is not afraid to ask me or a classmate.  To use military jargon, Clayton is a "fire and forget" type of student - he works independently without my having to frequently check on him, his work will be complete, and he does well on his tests.  Clayton is always polite and respectful, and I enjoy having him in my classroom!
Chosen by: Mr. Duffie

School Board Meeting

The Calico Rock School District will hold their monthly board meeting on Monday, January 27 starting at 5:30 at the superintendents office.

Izard County Invitational Tournament

Calico Rock will be hosting the Izard County Invitational Tournament January 18-25.

Click Here for the brackets and times.

Revision of Izard County Tournament Schedule

Due to a tragic accident involving one of the Rural Special Sr. Girls they have withdrawn from the tournament. Salem Sr. Girls will now advance to the finals on Saturday. We would like to please ask that we all keep the Fox community and Rural Special School District in our thoughts and prayers. 


WASH Cancelled Today

WASH will be cancelled today, Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, due to threat of approaching winter weather.

Izard County Invitational Tournament tonight has been rescheduled.

The Izard County Invitational Tournament has been rescheduled due to possible inclement weather tonight. See revised schedule.

January 21st, Order of games changed

The order of the games on January 21st with ICC has changed.  The order will be as follows.

1.  Senior Girls

2.  Junior Boys

3.  Senior Boys

No School Monday

Calico Rock School District will not have school on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Starting School at 10 AM

Due to inclement weather Calico Rock Schools will be starting at 10:00 am today, Friday, January 17th. 

Regional Quiz Bowl begins at 10 AM

Jr. High Regional Quiz Bowl will have a delayed start today, Friday January 17.

Coaches meeting will be at 10:00 am

Tournament begins at 10:30

Games for tonight, Fri Jan 17th, Rescheduled for Feb 6th

Ballgames with Omaha Schools have been rescheduled on February 6th. No ballgames at Calico Rock Schools tonight.


Quiz Bowl Regional Tournament

The Calico Rock School District will be hosting the AGQBA1A North Central/NE Junior High Quiz Bowl Regional on January 17, 2020.

We would like to welcome all the teams and wish them luck!

Calico Rock


Izard County Consolidated



Ridgefield Christian

Congratulations to Christine Williamson and Macy James

Congratulations to Christine Williamson and Macy James for making the All-Region Band.  Christine made 1st Band 7th chair, and Macy mad 2nd Band 3rd chair.  Christine, Macy as well as Michelle McDonald will be performing in the All Region clinic this Saturday at ASU Jonesboro.  Great Job! We are proud of our musical Pirates!!!

Project grad meeting Thursday night

Thursday night, January 16th at 5:30 in the high school cafeteria, there will be a project grade meeting for all seniors and their parents.  Please make plans to attend.

No KIAP until January 27

Students and Parents,

Starting Monday January 27th, 2020​ ​the KIAP class schedule will be as follows:

Mondays ​3:30 - 4:30​ Elementary (4th-6th grades)

Mondays ​4:30 - 5:15​ Little Warriors (1st-3rd)

Wednesdays ​3:30-4:30​ High School (7th-12th)

No more Tuesday Classes No Classes until Jan 27th, 2020

Student of the Week!

Roy Staggs- 8th grade

Roy imbues the classroom with his quiet ease. He can be counted on for a dry, witty comment on any subject in any situation. In the art room, he exhibits a high level of creativity in producing personal imagery. He displays good manners, offers help to his classmates, and cleans up after himself. Roy is an absolute delight to have in class.
Chosen by: Mr. Baker

No KIAP This Week

There will be no KIAP the week of January 6-10.

No Tutoring at Elementary Today

There will be no after school tutoring at the elementary today.

Christmas Break

The Calico Rock School District will be out of school for the holidays form Monday, December 23 until Friday, January 3. 

Classes will resume on Monday, January 6.

We would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

See you in 2020!

Semester Exams

The high school will be administering semester exams on Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20.

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Austin McDonald- 7th grade
Austin is my Student of the Week! Austin shows great character in his ability to work well with others. He's a very bright young man who is always respectful, has a smile on his face, and works hard to get things done. Keep up the good work Austin!  
Chosen by: Mrs. Woods

Elementary Dance Team

The Elementary Dance Team will need to be at the High School at 6:00 tonight.

They will be dancing in the 2nd game tonight in western wear to "Git Up".

Band/Choir Concert

The Band/Choir will have their Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 12 starting at 6:30 at the Elementary Auditorium.  Everyone come out and enjoy the entertainment.

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Logan Leisure- 11th grade
Logan has shown much improvement the last couple of years. He is dedicated in his academics, respectful to others and a hard worker. I think he is maturing into a fine young man.  
Chosen by: Coach Whiteaker

SENIORS!!!! Fianancial Aid Night is Monday Night

Monday, December 9th, we will have a financial aid night at the high school library. We invite any seniors and parents that need help completing the FAFSA process to come.  The FAFSA is required for any financial aid for students going to college.  There will be representatives from Ozarka's financial aid department on hand to help with any questions there might be.  You can drop in anytime between 4:30-6:30.  We will have computers available, but to make the process easier, please have a copy of your 2018 taxes.  Hope to see you there! 


Homecoming is tonight!!!

The 2019 Homecoming is tonight!!!  Don't miss the basketball games and the Royalty for this year's Homecoming.  

Schedule of tonight's events

5:00 p.m.   Jr. Boys 

                  Homecoming Festivities

                  Sr. Boys

                  Sr. Girls

                  Homecoming Dance (from end of last game until 11:00)


Angel Tree Names Still Available

There are still plenty of names on the angel tree at the elementary.  If you are willing to sponsor a child by taking a name and providing some gifts so they will have a Christmas, please come by the elementary and choose as many names as you feel led to take.  Thank you for your generosity at this time of year.  So many children are in need.

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Pancake Breakfast with the GRINCH!

Everyone come out and support the Class of 2020 while letting your little ones meet the GRINCH! 

There will be a Pancake breakfast at the High School Cafeteria Saturday morning 7:00 am to 10:30 a.m.  Bring your appetite and bring your little ones so they can have BREAKFAST WITH THE GRINCH!  

Proceeds support Project Grad for the Class of 2020.



Homecoming Week December 2-6

            Calico Rock High School will celebrate Homecoming 2019-2020 on Friday, December 6, 2019.


           Pirate Spirit Days are as follows: 


Monday, December 2-Homecoming Kickoff - Country/Redneck Day (Find your best duds or camo)


Tuesday, December 3-Trendy Tuesday (All things trending!)


Wednesday, December 4-Time Warp Wednesday (Take a step back in time - a different era or be young/old)


Thursday, December 5-Character Day (Dress like your favorite TV, book, etc. character)


Friday, December 6-Black & Orange Blitz


            Other activities include: Friday, December 6--School Pep Rally at 12:45 p.m. and Ice Cream Social at 1:30 p.m.


            The Calico Rock Homecoming Royalty will be announced AFTER the Junior Boys game which begins at 5:00 pm. The Calico Rock Pirate Jr. Boys will take on the Bruno-Pyatt Patriots at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by the announcement of Homecoming Royalty (approximately 6:00-6:15 pm).  The Sr. Boys will hit the hardwood after the Homecoming ceremony followed by the Sr. Girls to complete basketball action for the night.


            Members of the Homecoming Court include: 7th Grade Representatives: Luke Moody & Ashlyn Mann, 8th Grade Representatives: Wyatt Littrell & Dakota Stewart; Freshmen Representatives: Barrett Fountain & Patience Elledge, Sophomore Representatives: Dalton Owens & Maddie Elledge, Junior Class Representatives: Draven Hudgens & Zoie Stapleton; Senior Class Representatives: Payton Cox, Joseph Grigg, Kaleb Walker, Chase Fountain, Jude Lindsey and Kate Shinn. 


Following the games, the CRHS Student Council will host a dance for students until 11:00pm.  Cost for the dance is $3.00.


            Pirate fans are strongly encouraged to come out in full force, enjoy Homecoming festivities, and cheer on the Pirates as they take on the Bruno-Pyatt Patriots!



Photo ID:  Back Row (from L to R):  Luke Moody, Ashlyn Mann, Dalton Owens, Maddie Elledge, Draven Hudgens, Zoie Stapleton, Barrett Fountain, Patience Elledge, Wyatt Littrell, Dakota Stewart; Front Row (from L to R): Kaleb Walker, Chase Fountain, Joseph Grigg, Jude Lindsey, Payton Cox, Kate Shinn

Thanksgiving Holiday

The Calico Rock School District will not be in session from Wednesday, November 27-Sunday, December 1 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Project Grad Meeting Rescheduled

The Project Grad Meeting for all seniors and parents that was scheduled for tonight at 5:30 at the high school cafeteria has been rescheduled for Monday, December 2 at same time and place.

Harvest Supper

The FFA Harvest Supper will be this Friday, November 22 at the Elementary Cafeteria.

From 4:30-7:00 you can drop by and get a home cooked meal that includes turkey, dressing, potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie and a drink.

$10 per meal everyone welcome and we will have to go trays available.

No Tutoring or KIAP November 25-29

There will be NO KIAP or Tutoring on November 25-29.

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!  (For the Week of Nov 11)

Luke Moody- 7th grade

Luke is an all-around great kid. He works hard, he is kind, and he laughs at all of my jokes. Luke keeps me on my toes and makes the classroom more enjoyable.  
Chosen by: Mrs. Newcomb


Student of the Week! (Week of Nov 18)

Student of the Week! (For the Week of Nov 18)

Jensen Wilbur- 8th grade

Jensen exemplifies a strong work ethic in the classroom and on the basketball court. She is a dedicated student who is always working to achieve the highest level of  success in the classroom as well as improve her skills daily in the gym.   
Chosen by: Coach Skidmore

Calico Rock Elementary recognized as Beating the Odds

Congratulations! CALICO ROCK ELEMENTARY has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school that is Beating the Odds, because students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire even though the school serves a high percentage of students who participate in Free and Reduced Lunch! As you may know, the OEP creates an annual report entitled the Outstanding Educational Performance Awards, recognizing schools with high student growth. We think growth is the best indicator of the positive impact that your school is having on students.

Junior Beta Induction

Junior Beta Induction will be on Dec 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. at the high school cafeteria.  Formal invitations are to go out on Friday.

Calico Rock Schools will be in Session today.

Calico Rock Schools will be in session today at regular time and regular bus routes. 

Tonight's games have been cancelled

Tonight's games with St. Joe have been cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.

Late Bus

Mr. Jeffery's bus will be running a few minutes late

Salem Games Tonight Cancelled

Junior games tonight 11/11/2019 at Salem have been cancelled due to inclement weather.

Early Dismissal

Calico Rock School will be dismissing at 2:30 today due to impending inclement weather. 

Veteran's Day Ceremony

The Calico Rock Elementary and High School Gifted and Talented Program, taught by Kish Pool, put on the 3rd Annual Veteran's Day ceremony honoring our Hometown Heroes.

There were 25 Hometown Heroes in attendance along with over 100 Veterans named and displayed on the Wall of Honor which will be located at both campuses.  All faculty, staff and students attended the ceremony which was held at the elementary auditorium.  

This year's special guest speaker was Sgt. Ranger Roy Barree. 


You can access the video from this link!

Student of the Week!

Michelle McDonald- 8th grade

Michelle is a very friendly and hard working student. She works very hard to be the best student she can be and be the best at her extracurricular activities she can be. Michelle is very dedicated to her music/dance and is an active and loud member of the pirate band. She also loves talking with many fellow students before school, during lunch, and whenever possible. 

Calico Rock School Receives OEP Awards!
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Calico Rock High School and Calico Rock Elementary School has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as schools where students have demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire!

Calico Rock High School received the following awards:

Statewide High Overall Growth: High School Level
Statewide High Math Growth: High School Level
High Overall Growth: High School Level (Northeast Region)
High Math Growth: High School Level (Northeast Region)

Calico Rock Elementary received the following awards:

High Overall Growth: Elementary Level (Northeast Region)
High Math Growth: Elementary Level (Northeast Region)

12th grade Parent Meeting Monday

12th Grade Project Grad meeting will be Monday at 5:30 in the High School Cafeteria.  If you are a senior or a senior's parent please make plans to attend. 

FCCLA Basket Bingo

The FCCLA will have a Basket Bingo on Thursday, November 7 from 6-8pm at the high school.

Daylight Savings Time Ends

Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 3.  Don't forget to set clocks back 1 hour.

Student of the Week!

Jacob Crawford- 12th grade

Jacob has excellent communication skills and is always available to help with whatever task he is given.  He has completed all the FAA exams required and has received his Drone Pilot Certification over the summer.  He has attended training workshops and represented the school several times through EAST.  Jacob has also learned how to program an arduino and spent many hours on designing an escape room and creating other exhibits for the museum.  Academically he maintains excellent grades and is active in several clubs at school.  This is why I have chosen Jacob to be the student of the week.
Chosen by: Mr. Mason

Elementary Cheerleaders

Elementary Dance teams need to check in at the high school at 5:45 tonight. Both teams will dance together during the 3rd game. Wear western clothing.



Teacher In-service Day

The Calico Rock School District will be having a Teacher In-service Day on Friday, October 25.  The students will not have school on this day.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

The district will have parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, October 24.

Elementary will be from 1-7.

High School will be from 3:30-7:00.

No Tutoring at Elementary Thursday

There will be no tutoring at the elementary on Thursday, October 24 because of Parent/Teacher Conferences.

Student of the Week!


Jacob Willis- 10th grade

Jacob is an exceptional student with an amazing attitude!  He is always so polite and willing to help his peers.  No matter what task I present to him, he is always eager to take on the challenge.  He has a great work ethic and is such a joy to be around - I love seeing his smile everyday!  Jacob definitely deserves to be recognized as Student of the Week! 
Chosen by: Mrs. Killian 

School Bus on HWY 223 Running Late

The school bus on HWY 223 is running late this am.

KIAP Little Warriors Cancelled

The KIAP Little Warriors Class is cancelled for Tuesday, October 22.

Annual Black and Orange Games, Fish Fry and Hall of Honor


Fridays events:

4:30     Fish Fry serving begins (Tickets $10, sold at the door)

6:30     Jr. Girls Black Orange Game

7:00     Senior Banner Reveal

            Hall of Honor Ceremony

7:20     Jr Boys Black and Orange Game

            Sr. Girls Black and Orange Game

            Sr. Boys Black and Orange Game

            Black and Orange Dance (Sponsored by Student Council)


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Keeley Pool Competes in State Fair Pageant

Miss Teen Izard County and Calico Rock Pirate competed in the Arkansas State Fair Pageant yesterday.  Keeley was one of the top scores of the Interview competition.  She represented Izard County and Calico Rock High School well.  Congratulations to Keeley Pool!


Calico Rock School District Public Meeting/Board Meeting

The Calico Rock School District will hold the annual public meeting at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, October 15 at the Elementary Cafeteria.  The school board meeting will take place after public meeting.

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Alia Kearbey- 7th grade

Alia is almost always wearing a smile and has a very positive attitude. She works diligently and gives her best effort at all times. Alia leads by example and is willing to help her fellow classmates when they struggle. She truly exemplifies what it means to be a Pirate.  
Chosen by: Mr. Ivy

Band/Choir Concert

The band/choir fall concert will be Monday, October 14 starting at 7:00 at the elementary auditorium.

Celebrating our Public School Rating Score at the High School!

We celebrated the High School getting an "A" on the Public School Rating Scores on Wednesday.  I kept it a secret, except for just a few that helped me with the assembly.  Faculty and students had no idea why they were coming to the gym but when they got the news they were ecstatic!  Hard work pays off.  We threw out candy and celebrated!  So proud of the CRHS Pirate Crew!  

                                                          Anita Nordrum

                                                          CRHS Principal



Chili Supper/Fall Festival

On Friday, October 11, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., we will be having a Chili Supper and Fall Festival to raise money for the Calico Rock School District.


Tickets for the Chili Supper will be $5.00. 


Tickets for the Fall Festival games will be sold the night of the festival for $ .25 per ticket or 5 tickets for $1.00. Most games will cost 1 ticket; some games will cost up to 4 tickets.

Jr Beta Leadership Team wins an invitation to NATIONALS!!!

The Junior Beta Leadership Team went to conference this week.  They learned skills about leadership that they can bring back and use at school.  

They were able to compete for an invitation to National Competition and WON!!!!!  We are so proud!!!

Congratulations to Mrs. Hodges and the team, Maddie Thornton, Dakota Stewart, Laney Stanford, and Shelby Skidmore!!!! Way to represent the Pirates!


Student of the Week!
Chase Fountain- 12th grade
Chase has consistently maintained superior academic success throughout school.  She is active in all facets of school life while holding offices in several clubs and/or organizations.  Chase willingly takes on responsibilities when no one else will, and she continues to be an inspiration to all of her peers and an asset to our district.  GREAT JOB, CHASE!  
Chosen by: Mrs. Hodges

Ragball Tournament Sign up

Come out this Saturday and get some breakfast and some lunch and enjoy playing or watching some Rag ball. Team sign up ends today! 

FFA Rodeo Pics

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Alisha McKenzie- 11th grade

Alisha McKenzie is such a good student. She comes to class on time and is prepared to work hard. She takes notes during the lesson and then uses her notes to do the assignment. I enjoy Alisha's positive energy and her work ethic. Hard work pays off and builds character. Alisha's character is stronger than ever and I am happy to claim her as my "Student of the Week"!  
Chosen by: Mrs. Hiers

Flu Shots

The Calico Rock School District, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), will hold a Flu Immunization clinic at school.

The Shots will be given on October 2 starting about 8 am at the elementary campus then they will be at the high school.

Public is welcome to come and receive a flu shot.  

Consent forms were sent home with the students and they need to be returned to the school before October 2 for students to get their flu shot.

For more information, call Kaye Arnold at 297-8533 or 297-3745.

Band Parent Meeting

There will be a band parent meeting on Monday, September 30 at 6:00 pm in the high school band room.

All high school band parents in grades 7-12 should attend.

Basketball Season Passes are now available

Season Passes for the basketball season are now available.  You may purchase from Coach Whiteaker or Mrs. Nordrum at this time.  They will be at the gate at the Black and Orange game on Oct. 18.  Adults $40 and Students $30.


12th grade Parent Meeting tonight

All seniors and their parents will meet in the library tonight at 5:30 to plan for the rag ball tournament this weekend.  Please make plans to be there.  

Flu shot forms due Friday! (tomorrow)

Make sure you turn you flu shot forms in by tomorrow (friday) to receive you vaccination next week.

See you at the Pole 2019

Pirate Ministries led the "See you at the Pole" rally on Wednesday.  Due to inclement weather, it was moved to the gym.

See You at the Pole™, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

See You at the Pole™ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole™ is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.

Senior Class Ragball tournament

We're excited to invite everyone out for the CRHS Class of 2020's rag ball tournament that will benefit Project Grad. We raise money to provide the seniors with a fun and safe graduation night and need your help. Please tell all your friends and family to sign up for a day of fun, friendly competition, and memories. Please contact Lewis Pool at (870) 710-7358 or message us on the Class of 2020 Facebook page to get registered or with any questions you have. We will have plenty of concessions and will provide t-shirts to the winners. We will have armbands for those of you who are interested as well as a male and female home run derby at noon. We look forward to seeing you all and are excited for a day of friends, fun, and rag ball for a great cause!!! See you on Saturday, October 5th at 9:00 am!

Student of the Week!

Payton Cox- 12th grade

Payton was chosen for student of the week for his strong work ethic and his willingness to assist others this past week during the FFA Rodeo. Payton stepped up and was a true leader the entire week. I believe Payton exemplifies what it means to be a Calico Rock Pirate and is very deserving of the Student of the Week Award. 
Chosen by: Mr. Fountain

FFA Rodeo

The Calico Rock High School FFA Rodeo will be this Friday, September 20-Saturday, September 21 at the arena.  Make sure you come out to enjoy all the events.

Intramural Games

Games will be played on Thursday nights from September 19-October 10.  Games will start at 5:30.

Everyone is welcome to attend and all games will be at the Calico Rock High School Gymnasium.

Congratulations to Sam Mason CRHS Alumni

A big shout out and congratulations goes out to Sam Mason a 2012 graduate of Calico Rock High School.  He has officially passed the bar exam and now is officially an attorney!!!  Your Calico Rock High School family is extremely proud of you and your accomplishments!

Calico Rock Robotics at Coding Class

On Tuesday, members of the robotics team attended a VEX V5 Coding class at North  Arkansas College in Harrison, AR.  They gained valuable skills and learned about the NEW VEX V% coding programs.

VEX V5 Coding Class
VEX V5 Coding Class
VEX V5 Coding Class

Elementary School Pictures

The elementary will be taking school pictures on Wednesday, September 18. 

Student of the Week!
Student of the Week!
Emma Mitchell- 12th grade

Emma is a confident, positive student who is very conscientious, and she displays excellent effort with her daily work.  Emma has an exceptional ability to set goals and be persistent in achieving them, whether it be in the classroom, working on extracurricular activities, or competing in athletics.  Emma relates well to her classmates, and they know when they ask her for help, she will eagerly do so.  Emma is an outstanding model for her fellow students, and she is a pleasure to have in my classroom.
Chosen by: Mr. Duffie

Emma Joplin at Baxter County Fair

8 blues..... 3 reds ..... 1 white......
Great job Emma! So proud of you!

1st place was
Jasper- mini rex rabbit class
Rabbit showmanship
Duck - hen
Duck - drake
Market hog
Commercial guilt
Egg contest

2nd place
Silkie chicken
Polish chicken
4h pen of 5 hens

3rd place
Weight class hog

*out of 20 market hogs Otis placed 12th out of 20! This is where she ranked for sale price for the sponsorship auction.


Governor Hutchinson Visits Calico Rock School District
    Governor Speech

Governor Hutchinson traveled to the campus of Calico Rock High School on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  He spoke to students in grades 4 through 12 as well as members of the public who were in attendance.  The Governor spoke to the audience about computer science, coding and technology.   

Click this link to see video

Pirate Ministry Back to School Bash
Pirate Ministry Back to School Bash will be at King Park
Wednesday, Sept. 11  6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Food, Games, Songs and Devotion

1979 Class Reunion

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Kate Shinn- 12th grade

Even though she has only been at Calico for 3 1/2 weeks, you wouldn’t be able to tell it. She has fit right in and became a Pirate. She is a hard worker and always strives to do her best. She does all of this with a smile on her face. She is just such a pleasant person and I enjoy being around her.

Chosen by: Mrs. Brannon


Governor Hutchinson Coding Tour at Calico Rock High School Wednesday

Governor Hutchinson will be on the campus of Calico Rock High School on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  He will be speaking to 4th through 12th grade and the public is welcome.  The Governor will be speaking about Computer Science, coding and technology.   

Click link below for more info:



High School Picture Day is Tomorrow! Friday, Sept 6th.

Tomorrow is picture day at the High School ONLY!  Senior composite pictures, school day pictures for 7-11 grades, and Athletic Banner pictures will be taken starting at 8:00 a.m. at the high school campus. Make sure you are following school policies with dress code, etc.     

Work like a captain! Play like a Pirate!




Klent May- 8th grade

Klent exhibits a strong work ethic in the art room. He often adds layers of complexity and personal meaning beyond what is required of an assignment. He pays attention to instruction, actively participates in class discussions, and asks insightful questions. Klent helps to maintain a clean and orderly studio environment.  He utilizes any spare classroom time by developing new artmaking techniques in his personal sketchbook. Klent also has a strong knowledge of the history of sequential art. 
Klent also practices good manners. He is respectful to his teacher and kind to his classmates. His presence makes the art room a better place. 
Chosen by: Mr. Baker

September 2, 2019 STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Magen Dickerson- 8th grade
Magen is a valuable asset to both our band and choir program. She has already shown great dedication in just the first two weeks of school by going beyond expectations in completing her assignments. The improvement she has shown in the past year is a reflection of the dedicated practice time she puts in at home. In addition to being a hard worker, Magen is always helpful and kind in the classroom. I’m lucky I get to have her twice a day!   
Chosen by: Ms. Brown

Parents of Seniors Meeting (reminder)

There will be a meeting for 12th grade parents at the high school on Thursday Sept 5th at 6:00 p.m.  Please make plans to attend.  

Labor Day

The Calico Rock School District will not be in session on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.

Win a 55" HDTV !

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Win a new 55-inch HD TV?

As an incentive to encourage parents to turn in Free and Reduced Meal Applications, we will give away a 55-inch flat screen TV by random drawing.  


To be entered, parents must completely and correctly fill out their free and reduced meal applications and turn them in by September 24, 2019. The drawing will be held during the Black and Orange games.


This event is sponsored by:

Izard County Medical Center in Calico Rock, Knowles True Value, Farm Bureau Agent - Jessie Whiteaker, and First National Bank of Izard County.

Booster Club Meeting tonight!

Please make plans to attend the booster club meeting tonight at 6:00 in the high school cafeteria.  The business topics are Fish Fry and Intramurals.  

Response to threat to Arkansas Schools on social media

Area law enforcement have been made aware of the message on social media regarding an act of violence being directed at Arkansas schools.  Please be assured that we will work closely with all law enforcement in order to protect students, faculty and staff.  Although at this time it has not been verified as a credible threat, we have given it serious consideration.

FFA at the Izard County Fair 2019
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Fun at the Izard County Hog Show! Congratulations!

Shelby Walters—Grand Champion Market Hog Purple Circle Winner, Grand Champion Market Hog in the Open Show, Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Gilt in the Open Show
Jeremiah Seay—Sr. Showmanship Champion, Reserve Champion Market Hog, Reserve Champion Commercial Gilt, Reserve Champion Barrow, Open Show Reserve Champion Market Hog and Reserve Champion Commercial Gilt
Beau Woods—Sr. Showman Champion in the Open Show, First in class Market and Commercial
Barrett Fountain—Grand Champion Barrow in County and Open
Morgan Hiles—Reserve Grand Champion Barrow in the Open Show
Dalton Owens—Second in class Market and Commercial in both County and Open

Bella Hall—Grand Champion Market Goat Purple Circle Winner and Reserve Champion Market Goat in the Open Show
Macy Faust—Reserve Champion Market Goat
Shelby Walters—second in class Market Lamb, and second in class in the open show

Meet Mrs. Williams!




Meet Mrs. Sloan Seay

Calico Rock ranked #2 in State for Reading Readiness

According to, the Calico Rock School district is ranked #2 in Arkansas. The ranking is based on growth in the area of reading readiness. This means that a Springdale School is the only school in Arkansas that had more growth in reading readiness for the last four years than Calico Rock. Currently, 95% of Calico Rock kindergarten and first grade students are at or above reading level by the end of the year.

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First Day of School 8/14/2019

The Calico Rock School District will start the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, August 14.