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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. 

School Update

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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! 
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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 
joe grigg Student of the week

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.


PEEWEE Ball.jpg

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.

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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.

Click here to see more information

First Day of School 8/14/2019

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