A group of Ms. Armstrong's 7th and 8th grade science students competed in the "You Be The Chemist" challenge at Wynne Jr. High School. This challenge celebrates and elevates the science of chemistry to inspire on-going study and careers in science. Cross County's own Angel Cotton placed 3rd overall and Lexi Jarrett placed 4th overall. Angel, Lexi, and Bo Cook qualified for the state competition held in El Dorado on April 2! Help us congratulate these students on such an awesome accomplishment.
With the encouragement of Mrs. Fisher and Mrs. Callicott, several Cross County students entered and placed in the Daughters of the American Revolution Essay Contest. These students were honored and recognized at the Jonesboro Chapter DAR meeting February 26, 2019 to salute students and teachers of northeast Arkansas. Help us celebrate the following students for their excellence in writing: 9th Grade: First Place: Jerry Don Burton Second Place: Angelina Crosby Second Place: Makayla Clayton Third Place: Joseph Harvey Fourth Place: Sharline Vanpelt Honorable Mention: John Watkins and Lexi Collins 7th Grade: First Place: Daniel Callicott Second Place: Ciara Stephens Third Place: Amara Kincaid 6th Grade: Third Place: Bethany Watkins Honorable Mention: Kenlea Eoff and Gunner Land 5th Grade: Third Place: Zoie Sanders Honorable Mention: Alyssa Johnson
Thank you to Representative Milton Nicks Jr. for inviting our students to be Legislative Pages at the Arkansas State Capitol yesterday! Our students were busy on the floor of the House, toured the Treasury, and got to meet Governor Hutchinson!
Mrs. Lacy’s Advanced Placement Environmental Science class finished a unit on pollution. As part of the unit’s closure, students visited various labs at Arkansas State University. Students experienced the eco-toxicology research facility where they learned about water quality testing and an atmospheric lab that researched temperature, humidity, and light intensity through weather balloon payloads. They also stopped by a makers lab with several 3D printers. Part of Environmental Science focuses on sustainability so this opportunity fostered problem solving, generating ideas, and the love of science so our students can continue to enjoy all the wonders of our world. Thank you Arkansas State University for hosting a great visit and a great day for our students!
Cross County High School is looking for an energetic person with a good understanding of science to fill in as a long-term substitute in upper-level science classes. The courses taught are Chemistry, Physical Science, Environmental Science and Anatomy. A teaching license is required, preferably with an endorsement in science. Please contact Stephen Prince at 870-588-3337 or email@example.com for inquiries or to apply. To apply, simply submit your resume to the email address listed.
If you play baseball or softball, there is no practice today.
Mrs. Sanders strives to teach students real world life skills in her Family and Consumer Science classes. To make it fun and engaging, she hosted Cupcake Wars. Students did an amazing job decorating their cupcakes today. Teachers voted for winners so help us congratulate the following: First place: Dixie Buie for “Campfire” Second place: Brooklyn Burton for “Little Pig” Third place: Sydney Carlise for “A Day at the Beach”
Cross County High School mailed progress reports home. If you do not receive one, give us a call.
On Thursday, February 7th the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service exhibit, Arkansas Farm to You, visited Cross County Elementary Technology Academy giving students a chance to explore the interactive, walk-through display from the farm and through the body! Students had the opportunity to learn about Arkansas foods and how their body uses those foods as fuel for being active. The exhibit consisted of 10 stations which make up the agricultural and health adventure, including: Farmer Dale’s Farm, Milk Processing Plant and Market, Café, Mouth, Stomach, Small Intestine, Muscle, Bone, and Skin.
Due to extreme amounts of rain, the following buses will not run their typical routes this afternoon (February 11) or tomorrow morning (February 12): Brinda Jarrett’s Route- school bus will not drive CR 110 and 1170 Tony Busby’s Route- school bus will not drive CR 235 Debbie Anderson’s Route- school bus will not drive Futrell Loop or CR 225 William Baney’s Route- school bus will not drive CR 367 which may result in a 10-15 minute delay in drop-offs and pickups All school bus drivers will use extreme caution on routes and will not go down any road that is impassable or unsafe to drive on. In the event that a school bus driver arrives at an impassable road, we will do our best to contact the parent of the child affected. If we cannot contact the parent, the child will need to be picked up at the school at the conclusion of the route. Parents and students are encouraged to take caution on specific routes. Students have been specifically advised to consider alternate routes for Million Dollar Road. Please continue to follow our facebook page for more information. Updates will be sent out as soon as possible as we continue to monitor the amounts of rain and impact it has on our roadways.
Please help us congratulate Cross County High School's bowling teams for a dynamic finish to a great season. The boy's and girl's teams participated in the Conference Bowling Meet last week in Jonesboro. The boy's team finished 3rd of 10 teams and qualified for the State Bowling Tournament. Jackson Henderson finished 3rd of 70 bowlers and was named to the 1A-2A-3A East All Conference Team. Special recognition goes to Riley Henderson for qualifying for the State Bowling Tournament for the girls as an individual bowler. The State Bowling meet will be held February 14, 2019 in Fort Smith. Help us wish them good luck!
Every week our teachers meet to learn how to implement academic strategies to help our students. Our math and science teachers are learning strategies to help students understand fractions better. Today, they worked on how to help students understand how to subtract fractions and why it is important for students to be able to do this.
School will be in session on Monday, February 4th. The precautionary boil order in effect for our area at this time means water fountains and water bottle filling stations cannot be used. In consideration of this precautionary boil order, changes have been made after consultation with the Health Department and Water Association. These changes are: - Bottled drinking water will be available for students as needed - Students will be allowed to bring drinks from home - All water fountains and water bottle filling stations will be covered and unavailable Bathrooms will be fully functional and any menu modifications for the cafeteria will be posted on our Facebook page by 5 PM Sunday evening. If you have any questions, call your building principal or my office. We will update you with more information as it becomes available. Nathan Morris
Due to continued problems in a water line off-campus we will be out of school again tomorrow, Friday, February 1. We will utilize AMI Day 3 tomorrow and there will be no home ball games tonight. We hate that this circumstance outside of our control has kept us from teaching and learning this week but we will always put the safety, comfort, and concern for our students and staff first. -Nathan Morris, Superintendent
Due to water line issues, there will be no school for the Cross County School District tomorrow, January 31st. We will utilize AMI Day 2 for this closure. We will evaluate and make a decision as soon as possible about hosting tomorrow evening’s basketball games.
Cross County School District will be dismissing at 2:30 PM today, January 30 due to a cut in the main water line. Buses will leave at 2:30 and run their normal routes. Parents should expect students at bus stops 1 hour earlier than normal. Please contact the school if you have alternate transportation for your child. The district will post when water is restored and inform you of any potential school closings.
Senior Night is Thursday. Festivities will begin at 5:45. There will be only two games, senior girls and boys with a 6:00 start time.
Tonight’s game against Marked Tree will be at Cross County. Games begin at 6:00.
Jr. Boys, Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys will play at Augusta tonight starting at 5:00.
Thursday’s game this week has been moved to Friday. All four teams will play at home Friday starting at 4:00.
A new semester at CCHS has begun. That means math homework, essays, novel studies, and projects begin again. If a little extra help is needed, take advantage of the learning center or after-school tutoring. The learning center is open daily during advisory and has tutors to help with math, English, science, and history. After-school tutoring is offered, free of charge, four days a week (transportation not provided). Mr. Rolland is available Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5 to help with those tough math problems and science work. Mrs. Fisher stays Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 to help fine-tune those essays and any other help in English and History class. For more information or questions, please contact Mr. Prince, Mr. Rolland, or Mrs. Fisher at 870-588-3337.
Parents: There will be a Trap Team meeting Thursday, January 10th at 6:00 pm at the Cherry Valley Fire Department. Anyone in grades 6-12 interested in participating must attend the meeting. Bring your hunter education cards with you. There will be a class in March or April for those who have not taken the course.
The first half of the school year is nearly over and I know everyone is gearing up for the upcoming holiday break. Please take note of next week’s (Dec. 17-21) schedule of semester exams at Cross County High School: Monday and Tuesday: Review days Wednesday: B day exams Thursday: A day exams Friday: Make-up exams only
Cross County High School is hiring an interim instructional one-on-one aide. Applicants must be personal care certified or willing to obtain this certification as part of the required job duties. Applicants must also be able to pass a background check and clear a child maltreatment registry check. Minor lifting is required. For more information, please contact Stephen Prince with Cross County High School at 870-588-3337. Applications may be completed in person or found at www.crosscountyschools.com.
Cross County seniors applied and were accepted to participate in “A Day in the Life of Nurses” at UAMS northeast in Jonesboro. They listened to several professionals, including an ER nurse, nurse practitioner, and nurse anesthetist, speak about a day in their life and took a tour of St. Bernard’s. They also learned how to draw blood, give injections, take blood pressure and even got to wear a pregnant belly! It was a great day full of experiencing and exploring future career paths!
Cross County High School had another successful blood drive. Giving blood is a life-saving activity that many of our students understand the need for. This round, Cross County students gave a total of 26 donations! We are well on our way to securing scholarships for our students. We only need a minimum of 15 more units donated at the next drive to receive scholarships. Please help us thank our students for donating.
Mr. Jerry’s bus is running late this morning. Thank you for being patient with us and supporting Cross County Schools.
Due to inclement weather and unsafe road conditions, Cross County Schools will be closed, Thursday, November 15, 2018. Students will complete Day One AMI packets. High school students will complete work for all classes. Please refer to the AMI letter posted on our Facebook page for additional information about AMI days. Internet is not required to complete any of the work and teachers will be available via email to answer questions. We look forward to getting back in school Friday for a strong finish before the Thanksgiving Break.
Correction: The date for early dismissal is November 14, 2018. We apologize for the error and thank you for always supporting Cross County Schools.
We sent a message this afternoon through our new messaging system to all elementary parents. If you did not get a text or call, please call the office.
Calling ALL Cross County Parents (Elementary and High School)! Take this quick survey to give your input and advice on an upcoming Parent Night we are planning for you! https://goo.gl/forms/u5kcz8ZAZGTMt0My2
The Junior High Thunderbirds played a great game tonight against the Salem Greyhounds. Final score: Thunderbirds-28, Greyhounds-12. Join us at Marked Tree next week to support the Junior High Thunderbirds. We hope to see you there!
The peewee football games have been rescheduled for Monday at 5:00. Football players need to bring their game gear and stay after school. The players will be fed before the game.
Cross County Schools will not be in session Monday, September 3, 2018 in observance of Labor Day.
Tonight, the Cross County Thunderbirds go up against Harrisburg at Thunderbird Stadium. As you know, we launched a new app, so the first parents or community members who find Mr. Prince to show him they have downloaded the app at tonight’s game will receive free Thunderbird merchandise (excludes school staff and students). There will be several items to choose from. See everyone tonight!
Friday night, Cross County will host Harrisburg at Thunderbird Stadium. The game starts at 7:00. Come out in Tbird Blue to support the Thunderbirds. We look forward to seeing everyone there.