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!