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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.


FOOD AND NUTRITION NOTIFICATION

FOOD AND NUTRITION NOTIFICATION

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. 

Thanks,

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.
 
Remember:
  • 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
Superintendent

Baseball games for Thursday March 12th have been cancelled

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


FBLA Fundraiser

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


PeeWee Games Cancelled Thursday

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

Good Luck Lady Katz!

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


2020 Baseball Schedule

2020 Baseball Schedule


2020 Softball Schedule

2020 Softball Schedule

 


Microsoft Office Specialist

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

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


Congratulations Advanced Choir

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


Student of the Week!

Joseph Grigg- 12th grade


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

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


Pee Wee Ball Schedule

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

 

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School in Session on Monday, Febraury 24th.

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

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

 


No School Friday February 21st. AMI Day # 3

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

 

UPDATE:

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

Norfork

Izard County Consolidated

Concord

Armorel

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!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK!

Jacob Willis- 10th grade

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

School Bus on HWY 223 Running Late

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


KIAP Little Warriors Cancelled

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


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

 

Fridays events:

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

6:30     Jr. Girls Black Orange Game

7:00     Senior Banner Reveal

            Hall of Honor Ceremony

7:20     Jr Boys Black and Orange Game

            Sr. Girls Black and Orange Game

            Sr. Boys Black and Orange Game

            Black and Orange Dance (Sponsored by Student Council)

 

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Keeley Pool Competes in State Fair Pageant

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

 

Calico Rock School District Public Meeting/Board Meeting

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


Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Alia Kearbey- 7th grade

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

Band/Choir Concert

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


Celebrating our Public School Rating Score at the High School!

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

                                                          Anita Nordrum

                                                          CRHS Principal

 

 
 

Chili Supper/Fall Festival

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

 

Tickets for the Chili Supper will be $5.00. 

 

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


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

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

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

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

 

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

Ragball Tournament Sign up


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


FFA Rodeo Pics
 

Student of the Week!

Student of the Week!

Alisha McKenzie- 11th grade

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

Flu Shots

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

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

Public is welcome to come and receive a flu shot.  

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

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


Band Parent Meeting

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

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


Basketball Season Passes are now available

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

 


12th grade Parent Meeting tonight

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


Flu shot forms due Friday! (tomorrow)

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


See you at the Pole 2019

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

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

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


Senior Class Ragball tournament

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


Student of the Week!

Payton Cox- 12th grade

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

FFA Rodeo

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


Intramural Games

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

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


Congratulations to Sam Mason CRHS Alumni

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


Calico Rock Robotics at Coding Class

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

VEX V5 Coding Class
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VEX V5 Coding Class

Elementary School Pictures

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


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

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

Emma Joplin at Baxter County Fair

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

1st place was
Jasper- mini rex rabbit class
Rabbit showmanship
Turkin
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:

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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!

August 26th STUDENT OF THE WEEK!

STUDENT OF THE WEEK 

AUGUST 26TH WEEK

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 Arkansaslearns.org, 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.