Skip to Main Content
Archive: January 2021
Virtual Day Friday

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

Prayers from Pirate Nation to our neighboring Panthers

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

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

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

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

Jerry Skidmore


Basketball Games Postponed

Games tonight vs Concord have been postponed. 

Next weeks tentative schedule is as follows:

2/2 Tuesday @ Home vs Shirley

Sr. High only 5:00

2/4 Thursday @ Norfork

1,2,4 @ 5:00

2/6 Saturday @ Home vs Concord

Sr. High Only. Time TBA

Virtual Day Today


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

Student of the Week!

Kachina McDole- 12th grade

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

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


Called Meeting 01/20/21

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



Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No School)

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

Monday's basketball games postponed

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


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


Meal Delivery for Virtual Students

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



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

January is School Board Recognition Month



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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Deputy Mark A. Stephen


Student of the Week

Aleah Harden- 7th grade

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

Junior High Games Tonight

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

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

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

Senior Night Tonight

Games start at 5:00 this afternoon.

Senior Night festivities are after the Junior Boys Game.

Games will be live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.