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Student of the Week!

Dakota Sherrill- 10th grade

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

Face to face instruction resumes/ Concord games Monday

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


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

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


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



Basketball Games Tonight Cancelled

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



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

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

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

May you all have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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

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



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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Student of the Week!




COVID-19 Media Release

COVID-19 Media Release 

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

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

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

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

Thank you,

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent
Calico Rock School District

Ballgames Tonight

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

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

Make-Up Picture Day

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

Please dress accordingly.

Parent/Guardian Survey

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

Parent Survey purpose:

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

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

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


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


KIAP Classes Cancelled

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

Harvest Supper Fri Nov 20

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

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


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

This following video was created to honor your service:

Veterans Day Video

Weekly Proud Pirates Post

You can what this weeks post here:

COVID UPDATE 11-6-2020

Dear Pirates,

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

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

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

Jerry Skidmore, Superintendent

Weekly Proud Pirates Post

You can watch this weeks post here:

The Calico Rock Gifted and Talented Program

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

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

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

Student of the Week!

Alex Browning- 11th grade

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

Basketball tickets available for tonight's games

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

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