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Archive: January 2022
Krispy Kreme Donuts delivery delayed until next week

Due to expected inclement weather, the Krispy Kreme donuts, sold by the class of 2025, will now be delivered on Wednesday, February 9th. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  We want to keep our driver that goes to pick up the donuts and also our students delivering them safe.


Thursday's games rescheduled

Thursday night's games with Timbo at Calico Rock have been moved up to Wednesday night at 4:00 pm to accommodate the weather forecast. Some forecasts are predicting some icy conditions and 6+ inches of snow late Wednesday night or Thursday.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thank you for understanding.

Go Pirates!!! 

Senior Night Moved to Wednesday

Because of the chance for bad weather on Thursday:

Senior night will be held on Wednesday, February 2 during our ballgame against Timbo.  Games will start at 4:00.  

See you there!

No Live Stream Tonight

There will be no live stream of the games tonight.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Congratulations to Calico Rock GT

Over 420 students competed in the Y.E.S. for Arkansas (Youth Entrepreneur Showcase for Arkansas) business plan competition. Calico Rock GT had two teams that were announced to the Top 25 Finalists and went on to compete in the virtual finals, January 21st. 

The Y.E.S. for Arkansas Competition is put on by the state capital and brings a unique level of awareness to entrepreneur education not found elsewhere on a statewide scale. It's hands-on and students are responsible for writing the business plan. Students must invent something new or think of an innovative way to make something that already exists, even better. They have to figure out how their idea will work, how it can be brought to market, and do the math to see if it can make money. Cash prizes will be awarded for Best Business Plan, Most Innovative Idea, Best Retail Booth Display, and Best Marketing Piece. Our students are well on their way to proving their products are in fact marketable. 

Sydney Stanley, Gracie Hicks, and Jaelyn Whiteaker are the creators of Moo Moo Brownies and say they can't keep their brownies made fast enough. They aren't just regular brownies, they are made with healthy ingredients like spinach and built in 3D shapes to look like a cow. You'll never have to fight to get your kids to eat their vegetables again! 

Kenley Whiteaker actually started her idea as a Shark Tank assignment in her classroom, but was quickly challenged by Mrs. Pool to expand on the idea and compete in the Y.E.S. Competition. Rather than coming up with another idea, she decided to help combat bullying for kids who wear glasses and build on her existing idea. Kenley's Glamorous Glasses Charms are unique personalized charms that fit on your glasses. They are for boys and girls of all ages! She has sold out of her product multiple times already. Kenlee even made a commercial to promote her charms. When she showed her teacher her commercial, she asked her mom to take it down until she had a patent  on her product. Her mom, grandma, and teacher believed so much in her product, Kenley filed for her first patent on her product.  

In the final competition, Kenley won 2nd Place for Best Retail Booth, winning $75.00 for herself and $300.00 for the sponsoring teacher, Mrs. Kish Pool. Mrs. Pool and her students have been preparing for this competition since October 2021. Kenley is a 4th grader and first time competitor against 5th-8th grade students across the state. She stood out as a top competitor!

In addition to the competition, Friday, January 14, only 7 teams were chosen by the Venture Center in Little Rock to present their products and these two teams were among those chosen. Calico Rock Students are doing big things. Congratulations to both teams. You can purchase charms on Instagram at Kenley's Glamorous Glasses Charms!

Kish Pool- Calico Rock School District Gifted & Talented Coordinator/Teacher, Kenley Whiteaker 2nd Place Winner and Creator of Kenley's Glamorous Glasses Charms
Sydney Stanley, Gracie Hicks, & Jaelyn Whiteaker- Top 25 Finalists and creators of Moo Moo Brownies

Congratulations Kenley Whiteaker


Kenley Whiteaker placed 2nd for Best Retail Booth in the Y.E.S. for Arkansas Entrepreneur Business Competition hosted by the Arkansas State Capital.

Tonight's Basketball Games will be played

Tonight's scheduled games with ICC at Calico Rock will be played.  Games start at 5:00.  



Snow Day


The Calico Rock School District will not be in session on Thursday, January 20 due to the weather.  This will be a good old fashioned snow day! No AMI!!

Enjoy your day! 

Dance Team Update

Due to AMI Days and no onsite instruction, the elementary dance teams will be performing on Thursday, January 20th, against ICC, instead of tomorrow.  

We are sorry for the changes, but health is our number one priority.

K-2 will dance the First Game, with a check in of 5:00 sharp.

3-6 will dance the Second Game, checking in at the End of the first game.




AMI days #6 and #7

AMI days #6 and #7

This week we have been experiencing a high number of absentees due to illness among the students and staff.  Therefore, the CRSD will be utilizing AMI days #6 and #7 on Thursday and Friday, January 13 and 14, 2022.  We hope this will reduce the spread and allow time for those who are ill to recover and return to us.  We plan to reopen for onsite instruction on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Please remember to social distance, frequently wash and/or sanitize your hands and we strongly encourage the wearing of masks.

Thank you for your support.

Games Cancelled Tonight

The games that were scheduled for tonight, Tuesday, January 11 at Timbo have been CANCELLED!


Tutoring at Elementary has been canceled for Today and Thursday of this week.

Tutoring at Elementary has been canceled for today and Thursday of this week, thank you.

AMI Day 5

The Calico Rock School District will be using an AMI day on Wednesday, January 12.  

There will be no onsite instruction.

Thursday nights Junior games with Mtn View are cancelled

Thursday nights Junior games with Mtn View are cancelled

Dance Team Update

Due to Thursday's junior high games cancellation, the elementary dance teams will be performing at Friday's game against Greers Ferry West Side on January 14th.

Homecoming Week January 3-7

2021-2022 Calico Rock High School Homecoming

Calico Rock High School will celebrate Homecoming 2021-2022 on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Pirate Spirit Days are as follows: Homecoming Kickoff

Monday, January 3- PJDay (Wear your comfy pajamas)

Tuesday, January 4-Generation Day (Dress like an older person, a baby or anything in between!)

Wednesday, January 5-The High School will be: Anything But a Backpack (Get creative and find an alternative way to carry
your things to school other than a backpack!) The Elementary will be: Wacky Wednesday (Wear Mismatched Clothes and Crazy Hair!)

Thursday, January 6-Color Wars (Seniors: Black, Juniors: White, Sophomores: Orange, Freshmen: Gray, 8th Grade: Pink, 7th Grade: Blue, 6th Grade: Red, 5th Grade: Orange, 4th Grade: Purple, 3rd Grade: Gray, 2nd Grade: Navy Blue, 1st Grade: Green, Kindergarten: Royal Blue, Preschool: Black);

Friday, January 7-Black & Orange Blitz!

Other activities include: Friday, January 7--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 Rural
Special Rebels at 5:00 p.m., followed immediately by the announcement of Homecoming Royalty (approximately 6:00-6:15pm).

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: Max Hood & Alivia Hudgens

8th Grade Representatives: Joseph Beckwith & Kenya Speirs

Freshmen Representatives: Mason Dixon & Alia Kearbey

Sophomore Representatives: Christian Ricketts & Carolina Brown,

Junior Class Representatives: Dakota Sherrill & Lyrick Stapleton

Senior Class Representatives:

Stratton Sanders, Daniel Stephen, & Matthew Williams

Emma Grigg, Cassidy Mendez, & Shelby Walters

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 Rural Special Rebels!

Homecoming Royalty.jpg
Photo ID: (from L to R): Alivia Hudgens, Max Hood, Carolina Brown, Christian Ricketts, Dakota Sherrill, Lyrick Stapleton, Stratton Sanders, Shelby Walters, Emma Grigg, Matthew Williams, Daniel Stephen, Cassidy Mendez, Mason Dixon, Alia Kearbey, Joseph Beckwith, and Kenya Speirs

Report Cards are being sent home with students TODAY!

Report cards will be sent home with students today.  Please be sure to check with your child when they get home today for your copy.

School will be dismissed at 9:30 today

Due to the weather conditions, school will be dismissed at 9:30 today!


The Calico Rock School District will be starting at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow, January 7, 2022 and running pavement only due to weather conditions combined with slick rural roads.

Food Deliveries Update

Meal deliveries will be made tomorrow.

Food pantry deliveries will not be distributed tomorrow but will resume next week.


The Governor reported 6,562 new Covid Cases in Arkansas today. As a precaution, the Calico Rock School District highly encourages social distancing, frequent washing and sanitizing of hands and wearing of masks to help prevent the spread of COVID 19.  
Please make sure you are familiar with symptoms such as fever, body aches, coughing etc.  and we encourage you to be tested in the event you have COVID symptoms.  We want everyone to stay healthy and our children to be in school learning at their full potential.