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Archive: March 2022
Physics showing off their Rockets!

Mrs. Brannon's Physics class recently built rockets and launched them as part of their physics lesson on the trajectory, speed, and acceleration of rockets.  The whole project was a big success, after a few failed attempts.  But that is what science experiments are about, learning what doesn't work until we figure out what does work through modifications.

Pizza Delivery on Thursday March 31st after 11:00 AM

The fundraiser pizzas from elementary will be available for pick up this Thursday, March 31st after 11:00 AM.  Thank you for your support!

Kiap Little Warriors

Little Warriors Kiap is canceled for today, however, Little Warriors Kiap will resume next Monday, April 4th.  Thanks!

Peewee Basketball Game Today in Cotter

The 5th & 6th-grade Peewee teams will travel to Cotter this afternoon for an away game.  The bus will leave the Elementary gym at 3:30.

Go, Pirates!!

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No Trap Practice Thursday

There will be no Trap practice on Thursday, March 24.  Practice will resume next week weather permitting.

EAST Receives Judges' Choice Award

Calico Rock EAST attended the 2022 Conference Showcase in Hot Springs March 15-17.

EAST Conference is a National Conference for thousands of students to showcase their work over the past year.  Each spring, more than 2,000 students and teachers attend this event.

This year, Calico Rock had the honor to be receive the "Judges' Choice Award".

Congratulations EAST on a job well done.


Coach Fred Blickle Obituary

It is with a heavy heart that the Calico Rock Trap Team mourns the loss of long time coach Fred Blickle.  Mr. Blickle served as one of the trap team coaches for twelve years.   Fred and his wife Kathy, have been instrumental in the success of the students involved in the trap team and he will be missed.

Congratulations to our Peewee teams

Congratulations to our 4th and 6th grade girls PeeWee basketball teams as they both received 2nd place for their grade division at the Izard County Basketball Tournament today!

All of our teams did a great job at the tournament!

Go Pirates!

Peewee schedule for Saturday

Bus will leave the elementary gym at 11:00 a.m. Saturday.  

12:00----4th Girls

12:30----4th Boys

2:00-----6th Girls


How clean is your cell phone?

These growth bacterial cultures are the results of a Biology lab in which students swabbed a sample from their phones to see what bacteria may be on them. From recent experiments, the cell phone has become one of the dirtiest objects within a household (the former item being the TV remote), they are even dirtier than a toilet seat. Students wanted to test if this statement was actually true. As a result, they were thoroughly grossed out by the result. On the cultures you can see: Staphylococcus Aureus ( the golden yellow dots) which is a bacteria that is commonly found on the human body like many other bacteria in the Staphylococcus family, the white dots are Candida a type of yeast commonly found on the skin and the main culprit for Cutaneous Candidiasis (a type of yeast infection), and the large fuzzy circle with the green center is mold. We wanted to share this with the community as a reminder to please sanitize your phones and as always wash your hands, because if these microorganisms are on your phone then they are also on your hands.

Peewee Basketball Tournament Departure/Schedule

Our Peewee basketball players are participating in the tournament at ICC this evening!

Basketball players need to be dropped off at the elementary gym at 4:45 as the bus will leave at 5:00.

For Saturday, the bus departure time from the elementary gym will depend on which teams win.  We will post the time that the bus is leaving immediately after the games Friday night.

One of the participating schools will not be able to attend this evening so there is an update to the tournament schedule.  Our Boys 5th/6th-grade team will end up playing twice tonight. The added game is at 7:30. 

Each team that wins Friday will play Saturday. The new schedule (added one game) is - 


3rd/4th Girls - 6:00 

3rd/4th Boys - 6:30

5th Girls - 7:00

* 5th/6th Grade Boys - 7:30

6th Girls - 8:00 

5th/6th Boys - 8:30 

Saturday (For teams that win Friday)

3rd/4th Girls - 1:00

3rd/4th Boys - 12:30, 1:30

5th Girls - 11:00, 2:00

6th Girls - 3:00

5th/6th Boys - 12:00, 3:30

Go Pirates!!

Criminal Justice program 1st Responder class

The Criminal Justice program 1st Responder class is currently learning how to assess a patient and treat trauma before the ambulance arrives. The methods are M.A.S. (Massive bleeding - Airway - Stretcher) and S.T.A.R.T. (Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment.) Today we covered use of a tourniquet for an arterial bleed and an improvised pressure bandage for a venous bleed.

Games today (Read carefully)

The Softball game is still on for today.  First pitch is at 4:30. It is a home game. Come out and support the Lady Pirates!

The Baseball game has been postponed to Monday, March 21st at 4:00 p.m. at Calico Rock.  Come out and support the Pirates!


Spring Break

The Calico Rock School District will be on Spring Break March 21-25.

No classes will be in session during this time.

Report Cards

3rd nine week report cards are being sent home on both campuses today. Please check your child's folder or ask them for it! Virtual students' report cards were sent out in the mail today. 

Correction - Peewee Basketball Tournament

Apologies, there was a mistake in the previous message -

Transportation will be provided to the Peewee tournament at ICC

For Friday night the bus will leave the elementary gym at 5:00.

For Saturday the time will be determined depending on which teams win.  We will post the bus departure time immediately after the games Friday night.

The Peewee basketball tournament is tomorrow March 18, and Saturday, March 19 at ICC.  Each team that wins Friday will play Saturday. The schedule is - 


3rd/4th Girls - 6:00 

3rd/4th Boys - 6:30

5th Girls - 7:00 

6th Girls - 8:00 

5th/6th Boys - 8:30 

Saturday (For teams that win Friday)

3rd/4th Girls - 1:00

3rd/4th Boys - 12:30, 1:30

5th Girls - 11:00, 2:00

6th Girls - 3:00

5th/6th Boys - 12:00, 3:30


We have a home game today!  Go Pirates!!

Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament to be held at Calico Rock

Due to inclement weather and scheduling issues, the Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament will now be held on March 28th at Calico Rock High School.  Good luck to our quiz bowl team!

Peewee Basketball Tonight at Norfork

Only 4th and 6th-grade teams are playing tonight at Norfork.

The bus will leave the old gym at 4:00 PM.

Thank you!

Go Pirates!!

Peewee Basketball Home Games

Peewee Basketball Home Games

 3-14-22 Cave City (All)
 3-17-22 Norfork (4G, 4B, 6G, 6B)
 3-29-22 ICC (All)
 4-04-22 Cotter (5G, 6G, 6B)

All home games begin at 5:00 p.m. in the Calico Rock High School gym.
*Peewee ballplayers need to meet Coach Drennan in the gym at 4:30 prior to the game.
Students are NOT to stay after school and please do not drop your child/children off prior to 4:30 or have them ride the bus to the gym. We DO NOT have supervision available until 4:30. Also, while games are being played, please remind your student to stay seated until their teams turn on the ball court. Thanks!  :)

Go Calico Rock Peewee Pirates!

Early School Dismissal due to impending weather

Due to the forecast for snow today we are dismissing school at 1:22 today.   

Please make arrangements for the early dismissal.  

Also, we will monitor the weather to see if adjustments need to be made.  

Be safe and have a great weekend!

Regional Quiz Bowl Rescheduled
The 2022 1A Senior High North Central / North East Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament, to be hosted by Calico Rock High School, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 16.
Other schools competing that day are:  Crowley's Ridge Academy (Paragould), Haas Hall - Rogers, ICC, Mammoth Spring, Norfork, Ridgefield Christian (Jonesboro) and Viola.


Mrs. Moser and Ms. Williams took a group to ASU Mountain Home this week to a program called Teen Girls Go To College.  This program encourages girls to take that next step in education and go to college.  Three of our students won scholarships at the event.

Brooke Littrell, Emma Grigg and Shelby Walters all won scholarships worth $2000, $500 per year for 4 years.  Congratulations to the girls and thank you to the sponsors for investing in our students.

Calico Rock School District Early Dismissal

Due to inclement weather, the Calico Rock School district will dismiss at 1:22. 

Due to impending inclement weather conditions, you may pick up your child earlier if you feel the need to do so.

Have a safe day!

Wear Red

We ask everyone to wear RED tomorrow in remembrance of 14-year-old Norfork student Taylor Ferretti who passed away last week. Taylor herself was a Norfork basketball player and a massive fan of the Lady Panthers. So, let's wear RED tomorrow to send the Norfork Senior Girls off to state and to remember Taylor as one of their biggest fans!!

Great Season Boys

The senior boys ended the season with a trip to the Final Four.  They had a great game against Bradley and one of the teams had to lose.  It was a great season for the Pirates and we are so proud of them.

Great job team!

Peewee games for Tuesday postponed

The Peewee games for Tuesday, March 8 with ICC have been postponed.  They will be rescheduled for a later date.

State Tournament Brackets

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The senior boys defeated Wonderview today and have made it to the Final Four!

The Pirates will play Monday Night at 7:00 p.m. against the winner of the Bradley and New School game later tonight.

There will be a pep bus going to the game tomorrow night.  It will be leaving the high school at 1:30 tomorrow.  Please sign up at the office first thing tomorrow morning if you plan on going on the pep bus.

We are so proud of our basketball boys and our outstanding fans.  Let's fill the gym tomorrow night and cheer our boys on to another win!


Monday Peewee games postponed

Due to the FINAL 4 game Monday night, the Peewee games at Cotter that were scheduled will be postponed.

They will be rescheduled for a later date.

Sr. Boys Advance to Elite 8

The Senior Boys won today and will advance to the Elite 8.

They will be playing Wonderview on Sunday at 5:30.

Good luck boys!

Big Send off for the Senior Boys!

At 9:35-10:00 we are having a big send off for the Senior Boys basketball team.  The bus will then leave the high school at 10:00 a.m., go around the ball fields by the hospital and then head to the elementary.  After the elementary they will head downtown as they go out of town.  Lets all get outside and cheer them on as they go to represent our school.

Good luck Pirates!!!

Black and Orange Day Friday

Black and Orange Day TOMORROW! We will be sending our Senior Boys Pirate Basketball team off to the state tournament tomorrow!!

Peewee Game Today

The Peewee bus will leave the elementary campus today at 3:30 for the Cave City game.  Students will be in the auditorium with coach Drennan after school until the bus leaves.

Just as a reminder, students need to be signed out at away games if they are not riding the bus back to Calico.  Go Pirates!

Show us your Talent!


Show us your talent

There will be a talent show March 28th at 6:30 p.m.  Any student, K-12, who can do gymnastics, sing, magic, plan an instrument, stand up comedy or anything of the sort, we would like to showcase them.  

Auditions are any day, Tuesday-Friday March 8-11 from 3:30-4:00. Tuesday and Wednesday's auditions are at the high school bandroom.  Thursday and Friday are at the elementary auditorium. 

If you would like to audition, please see Mrs. Gilbee for a form to sign up.

Regional Tournament Runner up!

Senior Boys Regional Runner up 2022

Senior Boys

Regional Tournament 

Runner Up 2022

All Region Team 2022

2022 All Region Team

Senior Boys

Alex Browning, Stratt Sanders, Riley Whiteaker Calico Rock All Region team members 2022

CRHS All Region Team Members

Alex Browning, Stratt Sanders, Riley Whiteaker

Coach Skidmore and his biggest fan!!!

Coach Skidmore's biggest fan!!


The Calico Rock Senior Boys were Runner up in the Regional Tournament and continue on to State Tournament play on Saturday at 2:30 in Morrilton.  

It's been a great year and it's not over yet!!!!


Peewee Games - Friday Reschedule

Peewee Games - We will play tomorrow Thursday, March 3 at Cave City.

The home game vs Cotter on Friday, March 4, has been rescheduled to March 28 which is the Monday after Spring Break. 

Go Pirates!

Senior Boys in Finals of Regional Tournament

The senior boys basketball team won tonight putting them in the finals of the Regional Tournament tomorrow night (Tuesday) at 8:30.

Congratulations Pirates!

We will be taking a pep bus.  It will leave the high school at 5:30.  We have admission tickets paid for students who ride the pep bus.  Come out & support the boys and wear your Pirate gear!!