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Keeley Pool is a senior at Calico Rock High School that is determined to make a positive change in this world. Knowing how difficult the end of last year was as well as going into her senior year with so many restrictions, she wanted to help others get through this time by spreading a little positivity. She knows all too well that we all have bad days, but it always makes her feel better and have a more positive outlook on each day by brightening someone else's day. At the beginning of this school year, she decided to start Random Acts of Kindness and challenged others to pay it forward. She started the year off by putting small bags of candy and a Random Acts of Kindness note and challenge on every student's locker as well as every school employee's door. The love didn't stop there. She has extended this project to her job, church, ball teams, and most recently to the entire Calico Rock Elementary School. Keeley sent a letter out to all of the elementary students asking them to Bee the Change and Be Kind. The students were asked to bring in change for a week. The winning class would receive popcorn, a drink, and an extra recess provided by Keeley herself. The challenge was accepted and the students were buzzing about this competition all week long. Keeley explained to them that all of the money that was brought in would be donated to the Calico Rock Bridges program. By the end of the week, Keeley and the elementary students raised $1000.27! She went back to each class and thanked the students personally and wanted to encourage them to always have a giving heart and that each day there are opportunities for us to help others if we will just look for them.
Bridges is a local non-profit organization that serves the students and their families in the Calico Rock School District. The program is there to Bridge the Gap between need and education for those students in K-12. This could be by providing food, clothing, school supplies, help with bills, medical expenses, travel to doctors appointments, ect. Currently the program is sending home food backpacks to approximately 70 children a week and serving over 30 families in our school district. We also have an onsite room that has clothing and hygiene necessities readily available to the students. We are so thankful for the generosity of individuals and community organizations that support this program. The program is ran solely on donation and grants that are applied for and volunteers that donate their time and services.
Thanks to the efforts of Ms. Chelsie Moss a grant was awarded to the Calico Rock School District earlier this year. Eligible families in the Calico Rock School District can receive blessing boxes each week. The picture in this post is a sample of what families will be receiving. Thank you Ms. Chelsie Moss for your hard work.
The bus will leave for ICC at 4:15 from the elementary gym.
Calico Rock Elementary GT Virtual Science Fair
We are very proud of our Positive Pirates!!!
The Deer bus will be running 10 minutes behind schedule. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pee Wee Schedule
vs ICC @ ICC games start at 5:00
All Teams (3-Black)
vsTimbo @ Home games start at 5:00
5th grade only (boys and girls)
vs Melbourne @ Home games start 5
All Teams (3-Orange)
vs Norfork @ Home games start at 5:00
All Teams (3-Orange/Black)
Pee Wee games tonight at Calico vs Timbo. Games start at 5:00
Game 1: 5/6 Boys
Game 2: 5/6 Girls
Game 3: 5/6 Boys
Student of the Week!
Emma Colbert- 10th grade
The baseball and softball games scheduled for today is postponed. We will let you know when they are rescheduled.
Pee Wee games @ home against Norfork on Monday, March 15 have been cancelled...due to the teams competing in the State tournaments.
Good luck to all our area teams!!!
The baseball game that was scheduled for this Friday, March 12 has been rescheduled to tomorrow, Thursday, March 11 at Mountain View starting at 4:30.
The game was rescheduled due to the chance of bad weather conditions that might be moving in to the area this weekend.
The Calico Rock School District is having some issues with connectivity today. So for the Virtual Learners, you might have some problems with connecting to your Zoom sessions today.
Just a reminder that summer baseball/softball/tball forms are due by this Friday, March 12th if you want your child to participate. If you need another form, they can be picked up at both the high school office and elementary office or city hall. Looking forward to a great Pirates summer league!
Johnathan Morehead- 10th grade
Johnathan was chosen for student of the week for his strong work ethic and his willingness to assist others. In my classroom, Johnathan is always prepared for class and ready to work. No matter what the task or equipment he is asked to work with, Johnathan always has a great attitude. Not only does Johnathan work hard, he also is a responsible, considerate young man. I believe Johnathan 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
Calico Rock Senior Beta Club/Beta Members Participate (s) in State Competition Calico Rock, AR 2/23/21 -National Beta members from Calico Rock High School are celebrating their recent participation in Arkansas Senior Beta Virtual State Convention. They were announced as winners of the following competitions: Color Photography- Keeley Pool, Agri-Science- Shelby Walters
Typically, National Beta State Conventions bring together students from across the state to compete in a variety of competitions ranging from academic and STEM-based to visual and performing arts. While State Convention, originally planned to be held in Hot Springs, AR, was cancelled for in-person competitions due to health and safety concerns stemming from the COVID-19, members worked hard while taking online tests and preparing competition submissions for their Virtual Convention. Their victories at the state level provide the opportunity to compete at the national level. National Convention will be held at the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida during Summer 2021.
With more than 500,000 active members and 8,750 clubs nationally and internationally, National Beta has become the nation's largest independent, non-profit, educational youth organization. National Beta promotes the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students. National Junior Beta includes grades 4-8 and National Senior Beta includes grades 9-12. Visit betaclub.org for more information.