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Archive: May 2021
Virtual Students Materials Return

We will be picking up Chromebooks, Hot Spots, and other school materials today while we are on our food delivery routes. If you are a virtual student and have any of these items and are not on the food delivery route, please return materials to the respective schools. Please call the Elementary office @ 870-297-8533 or the High School office @ 870-297-3745 if you have any questions or concerns.  

Science Teacher Position open for upcoming school year
Calico Rock High School has a Science teacher position open for the 2021-2022 school year.  Qualifications preferred will be high school Science teacher fully certified or Science major working to get certified in an approved program.  
To apply please email your resume to Anita Nordrum at or mail to 
Anita Nordrum 
HS Principal
P.O. Box 220
Calico Rock, AR 72519.
You may call 870-297-3745 if you have any questions.

Mask Mandate lifted

Given that the number of positive cases in our county has remained low, our school board decided it was time to lift the mask mandate at our schools. 

Wearing a mask at school is now optional.  We applaude any students or staff members who choose to wear a mask due to protecting themselves or loved ones they may reside with, however, if students or staff members choose not to wear masks they have the option to do so.  

We have been able to "see" lots of smiling faces today.  We have missed them.  

Let's continue good practices to keep COVID and other illnesses at bay.  


KIAP Classes Finished for Year

Friendly reminder for parents that KIAP classes are finished for the year.  Classes will resume next year when school starts.

Student of the Week!





Autumn Whiteaker- 8th grade

Autumn Whiteaker has been chosen as my Student of the Week! I can't say enough good things about her. Autumn always has a smile on her face, takes pride in her appearance, and is friendly to everyone. Not only will she turn in assignments on time, but she puts great effort into projects. She is creative and thinks outside the box! I appreciate her willingness to work with others. I'm so proud of you, Autumn. Keep up the good work!
Chosen by: Mrs. Woods

Food delivery/Graduation/Athletic Awards

We will finish out the rest of the school year with food deliveries being on Fridays. 

It is the plan that graduation will be livestreamed on our Calico Rock High School Facebook page.  

Seniors have reserved seating for their immediate family. The remaining seating will be open to the public, socially distanced, on a first come first serve basis.

It is also the plan that the athletic awards night will be livestreamed.

This week at the High School


9:00 a.m.     AR State Police Safety Assembly at High School gym.


10:00 a.m.   Graduation practice for seniors in Elem Aud.

6:00 p.m.     Athletic Awards night in High School Gym


7:00 p.m.     Graduation   Elem Auditorium

                   Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


Phone Service Disrupted

We are experiencing phone issues in our area this afternoon.  Cell phone calls are not working when you try to call the schools at this time. 

Elementary Library




This Friday, May 14, will be the last day that students may checkout books from the Elementary library. ALL books that have been checked out by your child/children, will need to be returned to the library by Monday, May 17! Please check your home and students' backpacks for books that need to be returned. Thanks you for your help!

Body Mass Index Reports Available

The Body Mass Index Report is complete for students in grades K-12.  If you would like a report on your child, they are available to be picked up from the nurse's office.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is open to households that
participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those that are on Medicaid or accept SNAP benefits; households with kids receiving free and reduced-price lunch or school breakfast; Pell grant recipients; and those who have lost jobs and seen their income reduced in the last year.

For more information about the Emergency visit:

Emergency Broadband Benefit ' Federal Communications Commission (

Virtual Student Meal Delivery

Virtual Meal Delivery will be on Friday this week.  We are sorry for the inconvenience.  

No KIAP This Week

There will be no KIAP this week, May 11-14.  Classes will resume next week.

Calico Rock AYSSP Results

Congratulations to the Jr. High team of:

Ryder Avey
Evan Stephen
Kyle French
Kayden Cathey
Blake Rasmussen

Who finished in the top 16 teams in the North Region and have qualified for the state tournament on June 4 at Jacksonville.

Sr. High missed going to state by just a few clays. Johnny Mendez did hit 48 out of 50 targets to finish in the number 7 spot out of 440 shooters for the region. Good job Johnny!--

All the results can be found at the AYSSP Facebook Page or follow this link: AYSSP Results Page

Ring Delivery this Week!

Our sophomores are so proud of their class rings!  Just another way they show loyalty to their school.

Public Service Announcement
Public Service Announcement:

Good Morning,

Our Arkansas Department of Health Liaison in Little Rock has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccine for children 12 years of age and up may be available as early as next week.  Anyone interested in having their child vaccinated should contact the local pharmacy by Friday, May 7th so that an appropriate amount of vaccine can be put on order. 
Thank you. 

Pre-K Graduation

Please tune-in to the Little Pirates Preschool Graduation tonight at 5:30. It will be live streamed on our Elementary Facebook page at the following address:


Student of the Week!

Ashlyn Mann- 8th grade

Ashlyn is always on time to class and sets an example everyday on how to act by participating to her fullest. She is respectful to her peers and coaches and is becoming more of a leader in the classroom and on the basketball court. 
Chosen by: Coach Skidmore