CMS students were evacuated from the building due to smoke in a classroom that resulted from a malfunction in a motor in the A/C unit. Everything has been checked and cleared by the Crossett Fire Department and students have returned to their classrooms. Thank you very much to the staff, the Crossett Fire Department and Police Department for their help in securing the safety of our students.
The 6th grade Engineering Eagles, led by Melissa Martar, was awarded the Excellence Award at a recent robotics competition. This is the highest VEX award given for the engineering notebook, judges interview, and performance in teamwork and skills, and it reflects an overall excellent robotics program.
In an effort to ensure the safety of our students while attending after school events, we want to remind you of our Handbook policy which states that preschool children and students in kindergarten through sixth grade must be accompanied by an adult when attending athletic events, band or choir concerts, or any other extracurricular activities. The safety of our students is of utmost importance to us and we thank you for your support of this policy.
Choice is Powerful! Apply now to become a Crossett Eagle! Parents of students not residing within the boundaries of Crossett School District, who would like for their children to attend Crossett Schools in 2019-2020, under Arkansas Public School Choice Act, can obtain a formal application online at www.crossettschools.org under the District Forms link or from the Administration Building located at 219 Main Street, Crossett. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2019. For questions concerning School Choice, please call 870-364-3112.
Students will return tomorrow, Tuesday, January 8th, which begins the 3rd 9 weeks. 2nd 9 weeks Report Cards will be sent home on Wednesday, January 9th. Happy New Year!
Crossett Parents/Students/Faculty & Staff: We will be making up the day we missed in August (21st) on Monday, February 18, 2019, which is Presidents' Day. Please spread the word!
Cheryl O'Neal and Donna Culpepper, Special Education teachers at CHS, presented information at Rotary today about the O.W.L. program (Opportunities for Work-based Learning) that they are implementing this year with their students. The Special Education Department, led by Karen Frisby, is committed to helping all students grow through learning by preparing them for an ever-changing world and by providing a learning environment which will facilitate the total development of each person. (Pictured are Valtie Lewis, Melissa Maggio, Cheryl O'Neal, Donna Culpepper and Karen Frisby.)
The 7th/8th grade CMS Robotic Eagles won Tournament Champions and The Excellence Award at the Delta Showdown last Saturday in McGehee. CMS Eagles partnered with the team from Sylvan Hills High School (first picture) in the Elimination Rounds to win the tournament. There were 15 teams from various High Schools and Middle Schools from around the state. The CMS Eagles ranked 3 out of 15 after the Qualifying Rounds. The team is now qualified for the State Competition in March. The Excellence Award is given to teams that interview well, have a good engineering notebook, perform well in matches, help other teams, have an interesting design, and impress the judges overall.
Students in the PreK PLTW program at Crossett Learning Center are exploring characteristics of living and nonliving things. By examining habitats, students are developing an understanding of what living things need in order to survive. They use the design process to sketch, build, and test an animal’s shelter, then reflect on their design. Students in Ms. Jones' classroom are learning about the engineering process by drawing a design for their birdhouse and then working together to build the birdhouse.
The Open House for both the old and new CHS buildings will be held next Saturday, December 15th, from 12-4 p.m.
Roads are clear and school will be in session today. Drive safely.
The Engineering Eagles Robotics Team, led by Melissa Martar, had their first competition recently. All 3 teams did really well! In teamwork, 7th grade came in 2nd, 6th grade came in 4th, and 5th grade came in 5th. In skills, 7th grade tied for 2nd place. The 7th grade team won the Design Award and the Excellence Award, which is the highest award Vex gives out!! We are so proud of all three teams! They are off to a fantastic start!
This evening will be the last football game of the season for the junior and 7th grade Eagles! Come out and support them as they take on Hamburg at 5:30 p.m. Go Eagles!
The Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony will be Thursday, Oct.18, at 1:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. Students who earned a Qualifying Score on their 17-18 AP exam will be honored.
Come out and support the Eagles tonight as they take on the Monticello Billies at home at 7:00 p.m. at Lynn Yarborough Field! Go Eagles!!
There will be an Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria to recognize the 17-18 students who earned Qualifying Scores (3 or better) on their AP spring exams.
On Tuesday, October 9th from 5:00 p.m until 6:30 p.m., there will be a FAFSA Fill out Night at the CHS Library. Parents and their senior students are invited. Parents please bring your 2017 Income Tax papers. Food will be provided. It will be come and go.
Attention Seniors: Crossett Financial Aid Night will be held Monday September 24th at 5:30pm in the CHS Library. This is for Seniors and their parents to learn about different ways to help pay for college. There will also be a 15 minute introduction to the FAME Program that is offered to our CHS graduates. Again, Monday September 24th, CHS Library, at 5:30
The date for Parent/Teacher Conferences has been changed to Monday, October 29th. Students will be out this day, with Parent/Teacher conferences being held from 12-6 p.m. Students WILL be in school on Monday, October 22nd.
Crossett High School welcomed Brooke Clanton to speak to students today about her job as a Program Manager for the Arkansas Agriculture Department. Brooke is pictured with her mother, Kristy Clanton, a CTE teacher at Crossett High School and CTE teacher Sammy Cox. . Ms. Clanton’s presentation is part of the focus of CHS to provide students with information about different careers so that they can begin to research and develop plans to pursue the career of their choice once they complete graduation.
All power to our buildings has been restored and school will be open tomorrow. Thank you to all those who are working tirelessly to restore power to our community.
We anticipate power being restored in all buildings this evening and we plan to open school at normal hours. If restoration does not occur as planned we will send out notification as soon as possible.
Due to the power outage Crossett School District will be closed Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
Starting Monday, July 30th the Transportation Secretary will start assigning bus routes for anyone that had a change of address or is new to the district and is unsure of your child's new bus route. Please come by the Transportation Office to fill out the Student Bus Registration Form. If you have not moved and your child will be riding the same bus, then you will NOT need to come by the office; everything will remain the same. The office hours for the Transportation Secretary is 10 AM to 5 PM with a lunch break from 12 PM to 1 PM. The office is located at 1100 Main Street in between the City Auditorium and Crossett Middle School.
This picture is another great reflection of the kindness and generosity of our community. Timberline Federal Credit Union hosts a Stuff a Bus with school supplies each year in front of their building and the donation of money and school supplies has been great this year. Thank you very much to everyone who donated to this effort to support the students of Crossett School District!
We are so thankful for how our community supports our school system. Tonight FNBC treated our new teachers and their buddy teacher to a delicious meal, door prizes and special offers of support. Thank you FNBC employees for your hospitality and kindness!
In the Summit Learning Platform for grades 7-9, students set goals for school, college and careers and beyond and learn how to connect each goal to their daily actions.
Building Professional Development Plans for 2018-2019 can be found in the Documents link at the bottom of the CSD web page. New teachers to the District will need to complete an Individual PD Plan, register for PD Sessions through ESC Works and submit a copy to their Building Principal for approval. For additional help, please contact your Building Principal or Barbara Garner, Asst. Superintendent at 870-364-3112.
There will be a District Title I meeting at the TIPS Center, Wednesday, May 23 at 1 p.m. to provide information to parents of participating children about the Title I Program and how to be involved in their child's education.
Crossett Middle School (Charre Todd) is offering a STEM Camp June 18-22, 2018 for current 3rd-5th grade students from 8 to 11 a.m. and for current 6th-8th grade students from 12:00 to 3:oo p.m. Cost per student is $75.00. For registration information contact CES (364-6521) or CMS (364-4712). You may also contact email@example.com for information.
Crossett School District cordially invites you to a Reception, Tuesday, May 22 at the Hugh Willis Administration Building, 219 Main Street from 3:30-5:00 p.m. to honor our Retirees, Teachers of the Year and Classified Employees of the Year.
Crossett Middle School would like to thank the many parents, grandparents, friends and students that attended their Hour of the Arts program that was held on Thursday, April 19. Attendees had the pleasure of hearing the elementary choir sing the National Anthem. Also those attending were able to view different art and science projects along with hearing 5th-8th grade choirs and 6th-8th grade bands perform. Others performing included the Cheerleaders and Juniorettes. Thank you for supporting our students and teachers and making the event a success!
Thank you to First National Bank of Crossett for providing grilled hamburger plates today for our Administrators and Administrative Professionals. We appreciate the support of FNBC and all the employees who cooked and delivered this great lunch for our staff.
The Crossett Middle School Engineering Eagles Robotics Team (5th & 6th grade students ) provided the program for Rotary today and they did an exceptional job. They just returned from Council Bluffs, Iowa where they placed 16 out of 69 teams at the U.S. Create Open Competition. The team is coached by Melissa Martar.
So excited today that CMS' VEX EDR Robotics team is competing at the 2018 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship in Iowa! We wish them the best today!
Bus riders at Crossett Elementary School, whose parents have been confirmed to be at home, will depart school at 11:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Due to a power outage affecting only Crossett Elementary School, we are cancelling classes only at Crossett Elementary School and parents may pick up their children beginning at 10 a.m. For students at Crossett Elementary School this will be AMI Day 2. For students who ride buses a follow-up announcement will be made as to their departure time. Any student that rides a bus and their parents cannot be confirmed to be at home or are not picked up by their parent, will stay at school with their teacher and will be taken home at the normal time at the end of the school day. Again, only Crossett Elementary School is affected. All other campuses will be open and run a normal schedule.
Crossett School District will be open and buses will run at normal times.
The Crossett School District plans to be open tomorrow. However, our forecast calls for 3-5 inches of rain overnight, which may be significant enough to cause some local flooding. The roads will be inspected in the early morning hours, and if they are adversely affected, the district will consider two options if needed. The first option will be a two-hour delayed start to school. If this occurs, pick up times for buses will be pushed back two hours to coincide with the delayed start of school. The second option would be to cancel classes and use our second AMI day. Again, Crossett Schools are planning to be open tomorrow, but we wanted to share these possibilities for planning purposes. Any announcement for a delayed start or cancellation will be made at approximately 6:00 a.m. If no announcement is made by 6:15 the district will be open at the regularly scheduled time.
Volunteers are needed to work Project Graduation on May 18th from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. We need people to work the games, security, food and check in/check out. If you cannot come that night but would still like to help, you can assist with fundraising (collecting prizes and donations), decorations or picking up food donations that day. To sign up you may contact Susanne Ballard at firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a form in the office at CHS.
Registration for Pre-k will be April 2-6, 2018. Children must be 3-years-old by August 1 to enroll. Applications are available in the front office at Crossett Learning Center or may be printed from the website. Packets can be found on the District website in the Documents folder at the bottom of the page, then in the District Forms folder. We look forward to having your children in our Pre-k program.
It is time for Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year! Registration packets can be found on the District website in the Documents folder at the bottom of the page, then the District Forms folder. Please bring your completed forms and required documents to the Crossett Learning Center the week of March 26-30. We look forward to having your children in our school district!
School Choice Announcement The Crossett School District is accepting students under the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015 amended Ark. Code Ann. § 6-18-1901 et seq. The act went into effect March 20, 2015. Parents of students not residing within the boundaries of Crossett School District, who would like for their children to attend Crossett Schools under Arkansas Public School Choice Act, can obtain a formal application online at www.crossettschools.org under the Documents link or from the Superintendent's office located at 219 Main Street, Crossett, AR 71635. Applications will be accepted until May 1, 2018. Parents will be notified by July 1, 2018, of the decision to accept or deny their request.
This afternoon we found a vague threat of violence towards our students written on a bathroom wall in the High School. The threat was not directed at any individual or individuals. Once the threat was found, we initiated the steps necessary to ensure our students’ safety. Within a matter of minutes, the appropriate authorities were notified, and a full investigation is being made. Law enforcement immediately responded and remained present to ensure student and staff safety and to assist with the investigation.
Crossett School District will be open today and begin at the regular time. Roads were inspected this morning and because flooding was not found, buses will run their routes at their normal time. School will be open today. Please be safe as you travel.
The Crossett School District plans to be open tomorrow. However, our forecast calls for 1-3 inches of rain overnight, which may be significant enough to cause some local flooding. The roads will be inspected in the early morning hours, and if they are adversely affected, the district will consider two options if needed. The first option will be a two-hour delayed start to school. If this occurs, pick up times for buses will be pushed back two hours to coincide with the delayed start of school. The second option would be to cancel classes and use our second AMI day. Again, Crossett Schools are planning to be open tomorrow, but we wanted to share these possibilities for planning purposes. Any announcement for a delayed start or cancelation will be made by 6:00 a.m.
The Crossett School District will be open, and all buses will run their normal routes except for the White Station area, which will be slightly modified.
The Crossett School District plans to be open tomorrow with possible minor modifications to bus routes. Areas that are still impacted are Ashley County Road 13 near Brushy Creek and White Station. These areas will be inspected in the morning, and if flooding is still an issue, these routes may be slightly modified. If any modifications cause a student not to be picked up by the bus and parents are unable to bring their child to school, we ask the parents to please contact the school. If a student is absent due to any bus route modifications, it will be excused with a parent note. There is a chance of rain overnight. However, the expected amounts are less than one-half inch. In the event we receive more than the expected rain and roads are adversely affected, the district will consider two options if needed. The first option will be a two-hour delayed start to school. If this occurs pick up times for buses will be pushed back two hours to coincide with the delayed start of school. The second option would be to cancel classes and use our second AMI day. Again, Crossett Schools are planning to be open tomorrow, but we wanted to share these possibilities for planning purposes. Any announcement for a delayed start or cancelation will be made by 6:00 a.m.
Classes will be canceled today due to the numerous road closures, and we will utilize an Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI) day. Students will work on their AMI packet and return it to their teacher when they return to school. If the work is to be done online students will submit their work as prescribed by their teacher. If a student did not receive their AMI packet or cannot access the packet, they will not be adversely affected. They will be allowed to make up their work when they return to school. If you must be on the roads, please drive with extreme caution.
The Crossett School District has been approved for an Alternative Method of Instruction (AMI). Arkansas Act 862 of 2017 allows a public school district and open-enrollment public charter school to develop a plan for alternative methods of instruction to be used on days when the superintendent closes school due to exceptional or emergency circumstances. These circumstances might be snow, flooding, widespread illnesses, or other occurrences. During these days, students and families will be notified to work on AMI lessons. If the superintendent declares an AMI day, students will work on their AMI packet and return it to their teacher when they return to school. If the work is to be done online students will submit their work as prescribed by their teacher. If a student did not receive their AMI packet or cannot access the packet they will not be adversely affected. They will be allowed to make up their work when they return to school.
AMI course work was delivered today to our students. K-4th grade students AMI was sent home in the eagle folders. 4th-8th grade can complete their AMI online. Visit the CMS website for directions. CHS students were sent paperwork home today as well. Students who were absent or did not receive an AMI packet or are having trouble accessing them will be allowed to complete them when they return to school. All others should complete them as instructed.
The weather forecast for tonight calls for several inches of rain, which could create flooding conditions overnight. We will continue to monitor the weather, and if flooding occurs, which causes cancellation of school we will use an Alternate Method of Instruction (AMI) day. Any announcement will be made through our normal course of notifying parents and community. Please be safe if you must travel.
NEWS RELEASE OFFICE OF MEDIA SERVICES UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS AT MONTICELLO Students from Crossett and Hamburg High Schools recently received core curriculum certification by the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER) after completing a series of welding classes at the UAM College of Technology-Crossett. Students completing the program received concurrent high school and college credit. NCCER certification means the students will be placed on a national registry used by employers to verify training of individuals applying for employment with their companies. "The American Welding Society did a study that showed the average age of welders today is 58," said Donnie Dubose, a welding instructor at UAM COT-Crossett. "Job availability in welding is at an all-time high. There is an employment need of over 300,000 welders with no end in sight." According to Dubose, NCCER offers certification at multiple levels. Students must complete core skills before they are issued an NCCER card and certificate. Additional levels of certification may also be earned. "NCCER certification may also give students a higher entrance level wage," Dubose explained. "Many companies are using NCCER as their training program and certifying in advance will give these students an advantage." Students from Crossett High School participating in the program are Jareth Concannon, Hayden Matthews, Trenton Haen, Adolfo Gonzalez, Dillion Barnett, Joseph Monroe, Logan Black, Matthew Barnett, Taylor Thurman, Mitchell Cooley and Kyler Duncan. Hamburg students are Garret Ogletree, Logan Barner, Tyler Smith, Ben Wood and Dustin Snow. For more information, contact Dr. David Streeter, director of student services at the UAM COT-Crossett, at (870) 364-6414.
ACT Test for all 11th graders at CHS-- On Tuesday, February 27, the State of Arkansas will offer the ACT test at no charge, and the scores will be reportable to colleges. Tips for test-takers: Get a good night's sleep, eat a good breakfast, bring snacks for break time. Bring two #2 pencils. Questions? See Mr. Sasser, CHS guidance counselor.
We want to inform you of an email that was addressed and sent to another school in the state, which was threatening and disturbing. The email was addressed specifically to another school in the state, not to Crossett School District, but we did receive a copy of the email. The district that received the original email has contacted the local, state and federal authorities. We have also contacted the Crossett Police Department out of an abundance of caution. Again, this email was not addressed to the Crossett School District, but rather another district in the state. Law enforcement is continuing to investigate this situation, and as always, we will remain vigilant and take all steps necessary to protect our students and staff.
Congratulations to the CHS Archery Team which will be attending the State Tournament for their 2nd place win at the Regionals Tournament this past weekend!!
The CHS Archery Team will be competing at the Regionals Tournament Feb. 10, 2018 at Hamburg for the chance of moving on to State. They have been practicing at minimum twice a week, and as of late have been practicing 3-4 times per week. Many of the students involved had never shot a bow or never used a bow without sights. They have improved greatly over the past few months. The competition involves shooting at lengths of 10 meters and 15 meters. At each length the students shoot once to practice, and then shoot 3 'ends' that are scored. The top score possible per round is 50. To advance to State Competition a team must place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
Crossett School District would like to extend its sincere gratitude to Georgia Pacific for the generous contribution of $27,500 to our District. This gift will have a major impact in providing financial support for different educational programs involving our students and staff. The continued commitment of Georgia Pacific to support our District is appreciated very much.
Please take time to download our newest CSD app from the Google Play store and the iTunes App store!
School will be in session Monday, February 19, President's Day, due to days missed because of inclement weather.
Students in K-6 and their parents have access to numerous math resources through the Think Central website which connects to the District's Go Math program. Each student in K-6 has access to this website at school and at home. The link is https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com and login information was sent home to parents before the Christmas break. Please contact your child's math teacher for additional help.
Crossett Schools will be in session Friday, Jan. 19, and will begin at the normal time.
School will be CLOSED Thursday, January 18. Too many roads continue to have ice on them and considered unsafe.
Although the main roads are mostly clear, many secondary roads still have icy and hazardous conditions. Therefore Crossett School District will cancel classes on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.
The games tonight against Lakeside have been canceled.
Due to inclement weather, Crossett School District has canceled classes for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018.
CSD will continue to monitor the weather and will announce by 5 am, Tuesday morning, if school will be in session, canceled or delayed. We appreciate your patience as we make this decision.
Information about possible school closing will be announced on Channel 7 & 10; by our local radio station and will be posted on our FB and website. The decision about school closing has not been made yet.
Due to inclement weather Friday, January 12., Crossett School District will begin 2 hours later today. Buses will run on this 2 hour delayed schedule.
Mrs. Todd's Robotics Team was 7 out of 18 in qualifying and made it to the finals again and came in 2nd at Jonesboro. Ciongrats to both teams. We are super proud of their efforts!
At Jonesbiro today Melissa Martar's GT Robotics Team won 1st place in teamwork and won the Design Award which qualifies them for state competition!
Very proud of our students that participated in the State Special Olympics Bowling Tournament in Little Rock. 15 students came home with 12 GOLD, 1 SILVER, and 2 BRONZE medals!!!!!
Students in Ms. Burkett's and Mrs. Jones' classroom are using technology in their construction of inclined planes in their Project Lead the Way science class. The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. And as students engage in hands-on activities in computer science and engineering, they become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge.
We are currently experiencing issues with receiving calls from cell phones. Windstream is working on the issue. Please use a land line.
Crossett School District will hold a Public Meeting at the Crossett Learning Center to present the Facilities Master Plan and receive comments regarding the plan on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Congratulations to the Crossett Eagles for their 23 to 14 win over the Star City Bulldogs!!
Computer Science for Innovators and Makers is a new PLTW course offered at CMS by Chuck Hollis. Throughout the unit, students will learn about programming for the physical world by blending hardware design and software development, allowing students to discover computer science concepts and skills by creating personally relevant, tangible, and shareable projects.
CMS Coffee & Conversation: 8th grade parents meet & talk with Summit Teachers, 10-12-17 @ 9:30 am.
CSD's Parent Teacher conferences will be Monday, October 16, from 12 noon until 6 p.m. We look forward to visiting with you so hope you will make plans to attend.
CMS has been searched and cleared and the students have been returned to the building.
There was a call made to Crossett Middle School, and though it was not deemed very credible, we are taking it seriously and in an abundance of caution the students have been evacuated from the building. The building is being searched with the assistance of law enforcement. When we feel it is safe for the students and staff, we will return to the classroom and continue with school.
SR. PARENT/STUDENT MEETING: There will be a Senior parent and student meeting on Thursday, September 28th at CHS to learn about financial aid. The meeting will start at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the library.
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School will be dismissed for Labor Day, September 4th!
Crossett Eagles to travel to Magnolia for football Friday Night!