So Proud of all our Pirates!!! We have amazing kids and a staff that is truly open to examining every aspect of our current practices to ensure that we are “Achieving Excellence Together” There was only 1 that was perfect and we will never be there, but we will continue to pursue it keeping our focus on what matters most!!! Our kiddos!!! Choose Excellence with us and joins us as we grow together as one Pirate Family!! We love all our current and future Pirates!!
The Concord Jr. Boys are headed to the district finals tonight at Wonderview. They will take on the West Side Eagles at 7:15 p.m. Let's fill the stands with purple and gold and cheer on our boys!! Go Pirates!!💜💛
We will celebrate our seniors tomorrow night beginning at 5 p.m. The games against Norfork will follow. Come on out and cheer on our Pirates and Lady Pirates!!
Concord Bowling teams come in 2nd at the district tournament in Jonesboro. They will compete in the state tournament next week!! Congratulations to Avery Southerland, Maddie Decker, Nikki Duke, Jacob Weldon, and Kyler Hipp for making all-conference. Way to go, Pirates!! We are proud of you and good luck next week!!
Great job to our bowling teams yesterday as the boys finished 2nd and the girls finished 1st in the Batesville Invitational Tournament. Congratulations to Hayden Smith and Annalise Cornett for winning scholarship money as well!!!! All tournament team included Hayden Smith, Annalise Cornett, and Nikki Duke. Honorable mention awards went to Matthew Zimmerman, Abi West, and Maddie Decker. Great job kids and Mr. Cooper! 💜💛
Great win for our boys tonight against Westside. Go Pirates!!!!
Tomorrow night’s basketball games @ Rural Special have been postponed to a date to be determined. We will make an announcement as soon as a date has been agreed upon. At this moment though the Concord Pirate family would like to take this time and offer up our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the Rural Special School District and the Lady Rebels. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!!
The Parent Resource Program and Concord PTO has a Clothes and Coat Closet set up in the old cafeteria. Please go by there during school hours if you would like to go through the clothes to get what you need for family. Please check in at the Elementary office first.
Games will start a few minutes early tonight and intermissions will be shortened to allow for our visiting team, as well as our students and fans, the opportunity to return home ahead of the potential strong winds and possible storms. Thank you in advance for understanding.
We weren’t able to get all our amazing faculty and staff but we are so thankful for them all!!! Each and everyone that works in our district is a blessing to us for the time they spend serving our kids. “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” We love our kids and wish them, their families, our community, and all our faculty and staff and merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!
BOOK FAIR COMING SOON! Friday, Dec 6th-Fri Dec 13th. If you are interested in helping out with our book fair, you may email me at Teresa.Harlan@concordschools.org. Thank you so much for helping to get books into the hands of our students!
What an amazing job on this years Veterans Day program by all involved!! Our students K-12 were all given the opportunity to remember and honor the sacrifice and service of all our veterans and active military members. Students learned the meanings behind our Stars, Stripes, and colors on our flag. They heard President Ronald Reagan’s 1988 speech given on this very day and why we remember those who gave up their freedoms so we could have ours. We want to also thank our Veterans that spoke. Retired Army Major Mr. Joshua Webb, Mr. Steve Tarver who served aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and Mr. Dennis Smith former Sergeant in the Arkansas and Tennessee National Guard. All three men did an amazing job and we thank you!!
Veteran's Day assembly - Monday, Nov 11th @ 8:50 AM We would like to invite the community & all veterans to attend. Last year, we gathered names of veterans. If you would like to add the name of someone who has served our country, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Week Dress Up Days Monday - My Team Monday- wear your favorite team jersey/shirt Toga Tuesday - must be school appropriate Withered Wednesday- dress up like old folks Dynamic Duo Thursday Purple and gold Friday - Hoco and pep rally
Mrs. Baker's 8th grade students took on The Adventures of Tom Sawyer this week with the jigsaw method. After reading a couple of chapters each, and preparing presentations to share their material with their classmates, these students taught each other a 35 chapter book in 3 days!! So proud of their hard work, communication, and listening skills this week!!
Concord elementary and high school will be going gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness on Wednesday. We would like to encourage everyone to wear yellow/gold on Wednesday, September 25th. Thank you!
Reminder that school pictures are Friday for high school and preschool.
Kicking off Cleburne. County Fair with a 💥bang💥!! Congrats to these girls doing an awesome job in Market hogs! Sarah Martin winning 3rd, Sarah Thomas winning 1st and 4th, and Josey Sutherland winning 1st and Reserve Grand Champion. Great job tonight girls!. Julia Arnett wins market goat Grand Champion! Great job Julia
We are excited to announce our New Parent Newsletters and Pointers Page on our website. Parents please visit our page and find great information and daily activities specific to your child's age! Follow this link or look under our Parent Center for Newsletters. http://www.concordschools.org/newsletters--264
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Date: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 at 8:50 PM
Subject: FW: STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT
I know that you have been dealing with questions related to this matter. Please see the statement below from the Arkansas State Police.
Ivy Pfeffer, Ed. D.
Arkansas Department of Education
Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
[News Release - Arkansas State Police Public Affairs Office | Contact Information: (501) 618 - 8232| email@example.com]
STATE POLICE STATEMENT
ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS
RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT
AUGUST 25, 2019
The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping 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/
Dear Parents, Concord Public Schools would like address information currently circulating on social media. If you are not currently aware of what is circulating here is a post from the Cleburne County Sherif Chris Brown and our surrounding Chiefs of Police. Attention Cleburne County residents and parents: This post is to address information that has currently been circulating on social media. On August 20, the Little Rock FBI office issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to possible school shootings in Arkansas and Kentucky. Although the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office, Heber Springs Police Department, Quitman Police Department, Conccord Police Department, and Greers Ferry Police Departments are not aware of any specific threats to any school in Cleburne County, please rest assured that we are taking this information seriously. We will be working with the schools through this next week and will take all necessary steps to ensure the safety of the students and staff members. -Sheriff Chris Brown -Chief Brian Haile -Chief Todd Henry -Chief Willie Baker -Chief Teagus Majors Concord Public Schools is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district! We assure you that we take your child’s safety seriously. We have been and will continue to be in contact with our cities Chief of Police Willie Baker, as well as state agencies, on this matter. Chief Baker, as well as our own security team, will stay on top of this situation. We will take all necessary steps to protect your child. Sincerely, Concord Public Schools
I can truly say we had an amazing first week of school and what a blessing it was to see the smiles on our students faces and the excitement in our staff to have them all back!! We want to say thank you to our awesome community for sending us your most precious gift in your child. We will continue to evaluate ourselves and strive with all we have in us to be the very best we can to reach the educational needs of every single child and our best to reach every child where they are and make their educational experience a blessing. It’s a great day to be a Pirate!! We have a lot of great things happening at CES and CHS this school year!! I hope everyone has a restful and safe weekend!! Thank You to all!!! Dr. Kenneth Moore
Next school board meeting will be on July 15th in the high school media center.
My name is Cary Cossey. I will be the new 7th-12th Grade girls basketball coach. My wife, Teri, is teaching 3rd-4th Grade Literacy. Our children are Grant and Ashlyn. I have been coaching for 20 years and am excited to be back in this area. I graduated from Bradford High School and earned my Associate's Degree from ASU Beebe and my Bachelor's Degree from UCA.
Hello, My name is shelbi Ray. I am 24 years old. I grew up in kensett Ar, where I attended Riverview School District and graduated in 2013. I attended Ozarka college this past year and earned my certificate for my CDA in early childhood education. My husband and I have been married for 4 years and have two beautiful children, Libbie (6) and Barrett (3). We moved to concord 3 years ago and I have been working at the school as a sub in the lunch room, preschool, and daycare for the last 2 years. I can't say enough how excited I am to become an employee of the Concord School District working in the lunchroom and to become a pirate! I have already made life long friends here and I love our little school and town! Go Pirates!
My name is Cody York, and I am so excited to be coming home to teach 3rd and 4th grade science! I graduated from Concord in 2002. I worked in industry for several years until returning to college to finish my degree, graduating from Lyon College in 2016. I've worked for the past two years at Midland School District, teaching high school social studies my first year and 5th and 6th grade science this past year. My wife, Rachel, and I just celebrated our thirteenth wedding anniversary in May. We have three children that attend Concord Elementary and Concord ABC: Jaxon is going into 4th grade, Chloe into 2nd grade, and Tyce into the 2-3 year old class. I cannot tell you how happy I am to be working at my alma mater. #piratepride #istillbleedpurpleandgold
First off I want to say how excited we are to be a part of the Concord family and I cannot wait to serve each and everyone of you! I truly believe education is a calling and working with all school personnel as well as your children is a great privilege and honor. I have been blessed to work with some amazing educators from small schools to the largest schools in Arkansas. I’ve spent time in Wynne, Corning, Cedarville, Rogers, and West Memphis as a teacher, assistant coach, head football coach, Athletic Director, and Academy Principal. I also earned my Bachelors in Mathematics from the University of Arkansas @ Little Rock, Masters In Leadership from Arkansas State University, Educational Specialist in Leadership from Walden University, and Educational Doctorate In Leadership from Walden University. I am married to an amazing wife and mother of 6, Cassie. Our children are Shelby (12), Kasen (9), Haven (8), Harrison (7), Preslee (6), and Hayes (5). Looking forward to being a Pirate!!
Hello, My name is Tyler Lewis, I am the new Agriculture teacher at Concord High School. I am a 2011 graduate from Calico Rock, AR. I attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, MO transferred to Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, AR on a rodeo scholarship, then finished my bachelor’s degree at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. My wife, Savannah and I have been married for two and a half years and we have a 9 month old little boy, Rozen. We are very excited to start this new journey and to be apart of the Concord Pirates!
My name is Travis Fletcher, and I am a native of Paragould, Arkansas. I am a graduate of Harding University where I received a degree in history and secondary education. I continued my education and received my masters degree in educational leadership from Arkansas State University. I have spent the past 13 years as an educator with the Farmington School District. I bring with me my wife of 11 years Erin and our 4 year old daughter Remington. I am excited to be the principal at Concord Elementary. I believe positive relationships are the key to learning and growing. I look forward to creating positive relationships with Concord students, families and teachers.
Hello, My name is Kylee Mosley! I am going to be the new second grade teacher at Concord Elementary School. I attended Bauxite High School and graduated in 2014. After graduating I attended the University of Arkansas at Monticello where I earned a degree in Early Childhood Education in December! My husband and I have been married for 2 years and currently live in Bearden, Arkansas. We are relocating to the area this summer and are very excited for what the future holds for us! Go Pirates!!
Congratulations to our Softball Lady Pirates for being District and Regional Champions. Also congrats on a big win today in round 1 of the state tournament (16-1 over Bradley). Everyone take the short (4and a half hour) drive out to Taylor tomorrow to support them in round 2 at 5:30. 😉 Go Lady Pirates!! 💜💛
Athletic physicals will be completed this Wednesday at school for all 6-11th grade students. Forms must be completed by Wednesday to have the free physical completed at school. Extra forms are available for pickup in the office.
The Concord School District is accepting applications for a school nurse substitute. RN or LPN license is required. Contact Delite Fife by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th and 10th graders please remember to bring your chromebooks and chargers tomorrow (Wednesday) to get ready for testing on Thursday.
Reminder: Little Dribblers tonight, 1/29, during the home jr. high school game vs. Shirley. Please be here by 5:00.
Concord Elementary would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Have a great break!
The December 8th ACT scheduled at Concord will be rescheduled due to the weather forecast. Please stay tune for the rescheduled date.
We know the forecast is calling for some winter weather on Saturday!! I have been in communication with the ACT. They require that we wait until Friday at the earliest, to reschedule for the weather. I will post here, in the event of a rescheduled test. The ACT will then set the rescheduled date. Thank you!
Concord Elementary dress up days during the week of December 17-20: Monday 17th- Christmas Hat Day (including antlers) Tuesday 18th- Light up Christmas clothes day Wednesday 19th- P.J. and movie day Thursday 20th- Flannel/Plaid day
Please remember that you can set up an online account to check the balance or make payments on your child's account at ezschoolpay.com. You will need your child's student ID number which is on your payment reminder, or you can call the cafeteria at 870-668-4299.
Check out the brochure for those interested in applying for Superintendent Follow this link- https://goo.gl/PcRvJL
Bake Sale! The FCCLA Christmas Bake Sale WHEN: December 10-14 WHERE: FACS Kitchen Lab TIME: High School Students- lunch time Elementary Students- scheduled times with their teachers Faculty & Staff- at your convenience Profits help fund numerous community service projects. Prices range from .50 cents to $10.00. Cookies, brownies, oreo truffles, pumpkin rolls, cakes, pies, gourmet popcorn and other baked goods available. **Those with allergies to nuts, dairy, or other foods should refrain from entering the area or purchasing prepared items.
Special Board Meeting will be held tonight in the high school Media Center at 6:00 pm.
Meet The Pirates!!! We want to invite everyone out to Meet the Pirates tonight at 5 pm. For a $5 per person admission fee, you will receive a hot dog, chips, cookie and a drink and be entered into a drawing for several prizes. Concord Student Athletes will receive free admission and food! From 5-6 pm, food will be served with the introduction of athletes, games, and drawing following the meal. Please come out and Meet the Pirates and support all of our wonderful athletes!
CONCORD SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL REPORT TO THE PUBLIC The Concord School District Annual Report to the Public is set for October 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Media Center. Items to be discussed at the meeting include: (1) school goals and progress toward achieving those goals; (2) current accreditation status of all schools in the district; (3) federal programs [NSLA, PD,Title I, IIA, and VI]; (4) the gifted and talented program; (5) parent involvement program; (6) achievement gaps and plans to close any determined gaps; (7) the Children’s Internet Protection Act: and (8) proposal to correct any deficiencies, school wellness and other items of interest to the public. School patrons are encouraged to attend this meeting.
CSD is looking to hire a special education paraprofessional for elementary and a high school Science, P.E. teacher and coach. Check out our web page for more information. concordschools.org
CSD Open House will be August 9th, 6-8 pm.
This is a reminder that students need to get required immunizations completed before school starts. All students that have turned 11 or 16 are required to have further shots. Please call the county health unit or your primary care physician to see if your child is up to date and to schedule an appointment.
High school students may pick up their report card today and tomorrow from 7:00-4:00.
Lady Pirates win 6-0 to advance to the state finals!! We play Taylor next weekend in Fayetteville. Go Pirates!!
Good morning! Health fair is today from 10:00-2:00. We've got food, games, and some good information. Hope to see you there!
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, please remember that your child's lunch bill needs to be paid in full before he/she will receive their report card. If you have any questions please feel free to call the cafeteria at 870-668-4299 Hope you all have a great rest of the year!!!
A big thank you to Arkansas Treasurer, Dennis Milligan, and the EverFi team for taking the time to come and recognize our students! EverFi is a finanacial literacy program that helps provide financial education to schools. This program is strongly supported by Mr. Milligan. We had 25 students who successfully completed a financial course!!
The Mother/Son dance scheduled for April 20, 2018 has been canceled. Thank you so much. Refunds will be issued.
CSD is having a Health Fair on May 5th from 10:00-2:00 in the big gym. We will have free health screenings, free food, door prizes, and games. Bring the whole family!! To purchase a T-shirt, download the order form at the following link: https://goo.gl/ZFcFVk
Attention: CSD will conduct an active shooter drill today during the school day. Please do not be alarmed should you hear there is an emergency at the school. Also, should you hear something, please help us spread the word that it is only a drill. Thanks and Happy Friday!
**Update on Mother/Son dance** Today is the final day to sign up. Due to low numbers, we may have to cancel. We will update today. Thanks!
On April 11th, 11 Concord students participated in the Arkansas Young Artist Association competition, a state-wide competition for different art making styles/methods. CHS had 2 students place in 3 different categories. Anna received honorable mention in expressive colored pencil for her jellyfish drawing. Amber received honorable mention in markers (all forms) for her Vans shoes and she also placed 4th altered books. Great job, ladies!
For the safety of our students and faculty due to the possibility of severe weather during the time students will be on the bus, school will dismiss at 2:30 today.
Congrats to CHS for being in the top 5% in the state in student growth/graduation rate. The HS will receive approximately $20,000 in reward money for these efforts. Great job teachers and students!
The results came out today. CHS is rated an A school once again and the elementary was rated a B school. If you see our teachers, please thank them for the great work they do and let them know how much you appreciate them!!! They're the best!
There will be a menu change for today and tomorrow. We will be having sausage biscuit today and cinnamon rolls tomorrow. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Want to say Happy School Librarian Day to Mrs. Harlan. You rock! #expectengageexcel
Don't forget last night was spring forward. Make sure those clocks are set one hour ahead. See you Monday!
Come support the Pirate Blood Drive on March 15 from 8:30-2:00. All donations will benefit the family of Michael Reed who is recovering from Leukemia. His family will receive credit for however many units we collect. We also receive a scholarship for a graduating senior. Please come support Michael and our Pirates!
Wanted to let parents know that our state connection is down and our phones are not working. I will post again as soon as I hear from Little Rock. Sorry for any inconvience.
Pirates beat Lead Hill to advance to the second round of State! They play tomorrow at 4:00 in Morrilton. #gopirates
Pirates are up by 11 going into the 4th #gopirates
Pirates lead Lead Hill by 14 at the half. #gopirates
See the Sr. Girls updated State Tournament Bracket at the following link: http://www.concordschools.org/athletics--323 #gopirates #expectengageexcel
Correction...girls play at 1:00 Monday in Morrilton.
Congrats to Coach Cornett on his 500th win! Sr. Girls basketball team won today and has advanced to the state tourney. They play at 1:00 Monday in Maumelle. #gopirates #expectengageexcel
There is a picture of a threat going around that mentions Concord Schools. We have confirmed with Concord, NH police that the threat originated from NH and does not involve Concord, AR. NH police have identified the suspect who made the post. We will still have security officers around campus to help everyone feel safe.
Regional Brackets are up. Go to the following web address to see the brackets and for updates. #gopirates http://concordar.apptegy.us/o/concord-schools/page/athletics--323?mode=edit
Uodare for bowlers: Girls places7th at State. Mahala Decker was All Stare. The boys done well too! Go Pirates
Best of luck to the Concord Girls bowling team and Colton, Hayden and Austin today ar State! Lets go Pirates!
Girls placed 3rd and advanced to State. Colton Reeves made All Conference and advanced to State along with Hayden Smith and Austin Marin. State will be Wednesday at Cabot. WAY TO GO PIRATES!!
Don't forget about parent/teacher conferences tomorrow from 2:00-8:00. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
Ballgames at Sacred Heart tonight have been canceled.
CSD will dismiss at 2:00 today due to impending inclement weather. We will have a delayed start tomorrow and will operate on a 2 hour delay.
Click the following link for District Basketball Tournament Info. Click the tabs at the bottom for each team. #gopirates https://goo.gl/P23BSK
CSD will hold parent/teacher conferences on Thursday, February 8 from 2:00-8:00. We look forward to seeing you! #expectengageexcel
We'd like your input about our recent AMI day. Please click the following link for the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/GHNgGrtU0ojGrsg12
Please see the following document for the most current snow routes should we have to use them in the future. Https://goo.gl/bbnu8M
Welcome back! We hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
CSD will be closed November 20-24 for Thanksgiving break. We hope you enjoy your time with family and friends! #expectengageexcel
Parents and guests: For the safety of you, students, and faculty, please remember to sign in the office. Thanks for helping keep us all safe!
Please remember to pay your child's lunch charge by Friday. We must try to maintain a positive balance at all times. If you have questions, please refer to the handbook, page 17 or call the cafeteria at 668-4299. Thanks!
Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! @Concord Pirates
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be September 14 from 2-8 pm. See you there!
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