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.
The Calico Rock School District will not have classes on Monday, February 17.
FCCLA will be hosting a dance for grades 7-12 from 9-11 on Friday, February 14.
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!
Zachary Crawford- 12th grade
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.
Ballgames tonight start at 4:00 p.m. Make plans to come out and support the Pirates.
Parent Teacher conferences will be going until 6:30 p.m. tonight.
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!
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 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.
The Calico Rock School District will hold their monthly board meeting on Monday, January 27 starting at 5:30 at the superintendents office.
Calico Rock will be hosting the Izard County Invitational Tournament January 18-25.
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 will be cancelled today, Wednesday, Jan. 22nd, due to threat of approaching winter weather.
The Izard County Invitational Tournament has been rescheduled due to possible inclement weather tonight. See revised schedule.
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
Calico Rock School District will not have school on Monday, January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Due to inclement weather Calico Rock Schools will be starting at 10:00 am today, Friday, January 17th.
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
Ballgames with Omaha Schools have been rescheduled on February 6th. No ballgames at Calico Rock Schools tonight.
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!
Izard County Consolidated
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!!!
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.
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
Roy Staggs- 8th grade
There will be no KIAP the week of January 6-10.
There will be no after school tutoring at the elementary today.
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!
The high school will be administering semester exams on Thursday, December 19 and Friday, December 20.
Student of the Week!
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".
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!
Logan Leisure- 11th gradeLogan 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
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!
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 Dance (from end of last game until 11:00)
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.
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.
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
The Calico Rock School District will not be in session from Wednesday, November 27-Sunday, December 1 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
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.
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.
There will be NO KIAP or Tutoring on November 25-29.
Student of the Week! (For the Week of Nov 11)
Luke Moody- 7th grade
Student of the Week! (For the Week of Nov 18)
Jensen Wilbur- 8th grade
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 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 at regular time and regular bus routes.
Tonight's games with St. Joe have been cancelled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.
Mr. Jeffery's bus will be running a few minutes late
Junior games tonight 11/11/2019 at Salem have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Calico Rock School will be dismissing at 2:30 today due to impending inclement weather.
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.
Michelle McDonald- 8th grade
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 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.
The FCCLA will have a Basket Bingo on Thursday, November 7 from 6-8pm at the high school.
Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, November 3. Don't forget to set clocks back 1 hour.
Jacob Crawford- 12th grade
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.
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.
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.
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
The school bus on HWY 223 is running late this am.
The KIAP Little Warriors Class is cancelled for Tuesday, October 22.
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)
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!
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!
Alia Kearbey- 7th grade
The band/choir fall concert will be Monday, October 14 starting at 7:00 at the elementary auditorium.
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!
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.
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!
Come out this Saturday and get some breakfast and some lunch and enjoy playing or watching some Rag ball. Team sign up ends today!
Student of the Week!
Alisha McKenzie- 11th grade
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.
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.
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.
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.
Make sure you turn you flu shot forms in by tomorrow (friday) to receive you vaccination next week.
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.
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!
Payton Cox- 12th grade
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.
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.
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!
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.
The elementary will be taking school pictures on Wednesday, September 18.
8 blues..... 3 reds ..... 1 white......
Great job Emma! So proud of you!
1st place was
Jasper- mini rex rabbit class
Duck - hen
Duck - drake
4h pen of 5 hens
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 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.
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 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:
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.
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
AUGUST 26TH WEEK
Klent May- 8th grade
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.
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.
The Calico Rock School District will not be in session on Monday, September 2, in observance of Labor Day.
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.
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.
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.
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
Macy Faust—Reserve Champion Market Goat
Shelby Walters—second in class Market Lamb, and second in class in the open show
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.
The Calico Rock School District will start the 2019-2020 school year on Wednesday, August 14.