Under Mrs. Nikki Williams’s leadership, CCHS’s Thunderbirds Against Drugs (TAD) group was awarded a grant from The Arkansas Sheriff’s Association to purchase materials and supplies to help the student group meet its goals and fund Red Ribbon Week. We would like to thank Cross County Sheriff, David West for the opportunity so we can continue to grow student leaders and bring awareness to all students.
AMI packets have all been placed on high school student laptops or students were given a paper copy. If your student received a paper copy, keep it in a safe place until needed. As a reminder, we will use AMI work in the event school is closed for an emergency or inclement weather. If your child did not get one, please contact the office with questions. Thank you for supporting our school!
Great things are happening in Mrs. Fisher’s English class! The students are reading The Outsiders. This week, students will be applying the book’s content to present the information as a court case with one of the main characters on trial. Students are applying conflict, imagery, and characterization from the novel study as part of the project. Thank you Mrs. Fisher for making your classes relevant and engaging for your students!
Congratulations Noah on your first college acceptance! Noah was the FIRST person to RSVP to our FAFSA night and is on track to be college bound! If you're a senior and planning to go to college like Noah, make sure you RSVP to join us tomorrow night at our Taco Tuesday FAFSA dinner at 5:30 in the high school cafeteria! It's not too late! #C3 #pieceofcake
Calling all 1984 Thunderbird Football Alumni! Will you help us celebrate the 35th anniversary of your State Championship? Join us Friday, October 18th at 7:00 PM for our Homecoming Game to be recognized at halftime with your former teammates and coaches! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you'll be there and that you're a proud #thunderbirdforlife
Look who came to visit today! Cade Morris just graduated from basic training as a member of the United States Marine Corp. We are so proud of him and excited to know he will be serving our country as a proud Marine. Please help us congratulate him on this amazing accomplishment!#proudthunderbirds #marines
Not only does Cross County High School focus on content-specific instruction, but we also focus on developing important skills our students can apply in real life. Communication skills are necessary in almost every aspect of life from the classroom to the workplace and in general interactions with others. Mrs. Lacy uses her classes to help our students become better speakers and communicators.
Parents and guardians: Please join us for parent-teacher conferences. Cross County High School will host conferences Tuesday, September 10th from 2:30-7:00 and Cross County Elementary School will hold conferences Thursday, September 12th from 2:30-7:00. School will dismiss at 2:00 pm both days. We look forward to seeing everyone then.
Did you know Cross County High School has a program that allows parents to keep track of student grades? Echo is easy to set up. Just give us a call, tell us your email and the student’s name. It is that simple. Contact us at 870-588-3337 to set up your account. We can even reset your current account if needed or arrange a time to show you how to use the program.
2020 yearbooks are on sale now! Go to walsworthyearbooks.com or get an order form from the elementary or high school office. You can also purchase senior and business ads on walsworthyearbooks.com Please contact Erica Lacy at the high school for more information.
All of our students have started the year reading the picture book (K-2) or novel (3-6) version of Wonder by RJ Palacio. We have had such wonderful conversations about kindness and being a true friend throughout CCETA. Our sixth graders finished the book last week and completed multiple activities, including covering our school with positive shout out post-its. Thank you 6th grade for your kind words!
A message about school safety from Superintendent Dr. Nathan Morris: The Cross County School District would like to inform our parents and community of rumors circulating yesterday of an unsubstantiated threat of violence occurring at schools and public places in Arkansas. The Cross County School District is not aware of any threat against our school district. Late last night, the Arkansas State Police released this statement: “The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attempting to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week. At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI. In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens. The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/“ We take the safety of all of our students and staff seriously and will continue to stay in constant contact with the Cross County Sheriff’s office and the Cherry Valley Police Department over the coming days. Both departments will give additional support to our District and we will continue to send updates if information changes.
A message from Superintendent Dr. Nathan Morris: It has been brought to our attention that a company outside of our community has been asking for donations for items such as t-shirts on behalf of the Cross County School District. All fundraisers that support any Cross County School District activity, grade level, or athletic team run through our School District locally. Administration, school employees, and The Nest Club (booster club) will reach out to you directly for any donations or fundraising requests. We do not utilize outside companies to ask for donations on our behalf. Thank you for your continued support of our schools!
Attention parents and drivers! It is illegal to pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing according to Act 166 of 2019 and Act 2128 of 2005. Penalties include up to a $1,000 fine and potential loss of your driver's license. Remember: Flashing Red. Kids Ahead.
Senior parents- senior picture day is 8/21. There will be a $15 sitting fee for all seniors. Please reach out to Erica Lacy with questions.
A few important announcements after our first day of school! Elementary Parents and Guardians: We appreciate your patience in making the Elementary car rider line single file at the pickup point behind AR Care. The single file line ensures that no student has to walk in front of another vehicle or cross traffic to be picked up. This afternoon, the single file line caused a backup to Highway 42. Starting tomorrow afternoon, as you turn off of Highway 42 and enter the car rider gravel drive, you may now form two lines to reduce backup. The two lanes will continue only on the gravel drive. Please alternate cars to reform a single file line at the dumpsters behind the elementary school so pickup remains safe for students at the car rider doors. It is essential to return to the single file lines off of Highway 42 and on all paved roads so that buses can exit campus unimpeded. There will be staff members outside to assist with this process for the next week. Please see the diagram below for reference. No vehicles should utilize the front of the elementary school as a drop off point before 7:50 AM or after 3:00 PM. High School Parents and Guardians: Please drop students off in the morning after 7:30. Staff members are on duty to supervise students in the school after this time.
This week, some of our newest Thunderbirds are on campus attending Kindergarten Bootcamp! The class of 2032 is busy reading, learning colors and numbers, making new friends, developing phonemic awareness, and exploring their new school! Give these tiny T-Birds a warm welcome to our Cross County family!
We're just 18 days away from our Cross County Cares Summer Bash! We can't wait to share a meal, get our kids ready to start the year strong, and spend time together! High schoolers- if you have your paperwork filled out, you can even pick up your laptop early at this event! #CrossCountyCares #tbirds
Come out and see us Monday, July 8 from 2:00-6:00 for K-12 early registration for new and returning students in the high school cafeteria. This is a great opportunity to complete paperwork, get high school schedules, grab supply lists, and update your current information. We look forward to seeing you there.
Guess who got a 4.0 and made the Dean's List at Hendrix this semester? This great Cross County High School graduate! Congratulations Sarah! We are so proud of you! If you know a Cross County Alumni who is thriving, let us know! The College x Career x Choice Program at CCHS would love to celebrate them! #proudTBirds
CCSD is hiring a Business Teacher/Football Coach. Interested applicants can send their applications and resumes to Nathan Morris, Superintendent of Schools at: email@example.com. Certified applications are available on the "Job Openings/Applications" page.
Parents and guardians- do you get texts from our School District? Do you attend Parent Teacher Conferences, Open House, or Family Nights? Make your voice heard so we can use your experiences to plan for next year by taking this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScLl_ePc9xQn2TVB0qoUAt9YTEuhECugprEZQVp0URU-Lydgw/viewform?usp=sf_link
The Alumni Basketball Games are tonight, 5/17! Come see the teachers take on the students at 5:00 PM and the alumni teams clash at 6:00 PM! Tickets are $2 at the door. Alumni players should arrive by 5:15!
We're hiring! We would love to have YOU as a substitute teacher in our district! Sign up at https://signup.willsub.com/index.asp… to get your application started!
Due to the current conditions of the football field at Thunderbird Stadium and the threat of thunderstorms this afternoon and early evening, the district administration has made the decision to host the 2019 graduation in the high school gymnasium. The ceremony will still begin at 7:00 p.m. and seniors will need to be here at 6:00 p.m. We encourage parents, family, and guests to be seated before the ceremony begins. Once the ceremony begins, if you are not in your seats, you will be held in the lobby until the teachers and graduates have entered and been properly seated.
Senior Signing Day for the Class of 2019 is this Friday at 1:00! Parents, family, and community members are welcome to join in on the celebration for our seniors enlisting in the military, seniors signing to play sports in college, and seniors signing with colleges and technical programs! Let's send these seniors off in style!
The School Choice Deadline to join our Thunderbird Family is TODAY, May 1st! To pick up an application, please visit the Cross County School District Administration Building, Elementary or High School. If you would like to tour one of our amazing schools before making your decision, call us now! We'd love to have you! #thunderbirdsforever #proudtobeaTBird
The mission of the Cross County School District is to educate the whole child and each day our teachers strive to do just that! Mrs. Ward, Mr. Rikard, Mrs. Vermillion, and Mr. Liebmann give our students a first-class education in art and music ensuring all of our students graduate with an appreciation for the arts. Their well-rounded students recently won art show recognitions, first prizes, and excellent and superior ratings at the Solo and Ensemble festival! Congratulations to these T-Birds! If you want your student to get a holistic, student-centered education, pick up an application for school choice before the deadline on Wednesday, May 1st! If you have any questions about getting your student into one of our amazing schools, please call 870-588-3337. #thunderbirdcountry
Adult learning is just as important as student learning at Cross County High School. Our team of dedicated teachers even work after hours to ensure they are improving instruction to help our students succeed. Come innovate with us at Cross County Schools! The May 1st deadline for school choice is fast approaching. Call today at 870-588-3337 to find out how to be a part of our award-winning schools.
For the past several months, Lauren Hagler has been participating in the ARCare/U of A Hawk Moth Writer’s Series in Augusta. Lauren has been working with graduate students from the University of Arkansas to create writing pieces that will be published at the end of the school year. Lauren will be going to U of A-Fayetteville where she will have the opportunity to participate in a writer’s workshop with author Greg Brownderville. Additionally, Lauren will receive a $500.00 book scholarship at the college of her choice when she graduates! Congrats Lauren!
Three students recently participated in the state-level "You Be the Chemist" competition in El Dorado. Bo Cook, Angel Cotton, and Lexie Jarrett did an amazing job. Bo and Lexi even made it to the quarter-finals! Help us congratulate these students on a job well-done! And thank you Mrs. Armstrong for helping our students find success inside and outside the classroom!
Recently, some of our FFA students participated in the NEARB Spring Show and they cleaned up! Lily Bowles showed her prized rabbits and won many awards. Her rabbits won First in Class, Best Variety, Grand Champion Black, Second in Class, Grand Junior Buck, First in Class Jr Doe, and Champion Junior Doe. Trace Davis is no stranger to winning at FFA showings. His rabbit won Best of Variety, Best Opposite, Champion Senior Buck, and Best of Breed. These students work hard and understands the important impact FFA and Agricultural Sciences have on our community and world at large. Great things are happening for our students at Cross County High!
Mr. Jerry’s bus will be running approximately 15 minutes late this morning.
Mrs. Sullivan’s science class took science to another level. They had their very own science fair to demonstrate just how much they know about science. Dillion, Greg, and Bryce did amazing work! Bryce took home the overall win! Help us congratulate all three on their hard work and dedication to furthering their knowledge of science. We can always count on Mrs. Sullivan to make her classes fun and exciting!
Mr. Rolland’s math class is learning about personal finance. He is teaching them how to write checks and enter them into a ledger. They are also learning how to complete a deposit slip, enter debit card transactions, and reconcile a bank statement. These real world skills will be very beneficial to our students as they become young adults. Thank you Mr. Rolland for helping our students understand how math works in life.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.