November 2021 Newsletter

Crossett School District

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CMS Choir Students Make All Region

These 7 young ladies from Crossett Middle School auditioned and made the 2021 All Region Choir. They will travel to Magnolia on November 12th to participate in the Region clinic and perform as part of the All Region Choirs.

We are very proud of these young ladies for this accomplishment!

Pictured from left to right:
Top row: Aloyrihana Fenison, Savanna Barnett and Kiara Simpson
Bottom row: Ally Jones, Krystan King, Riley Greenwood and Britton Stewart

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CHS Band Takes Superior Rating at Marching Assessment

The CHS Band competed in the ASBOA Region 3 Marching Assessment on Tuesday, October 19th at Hamburg Lion Stadium.

The band received a 1st Division Superior Rating from all 3 judges.

We are very proud of the CHS Band for this great accomplishment!

The band is pictured above. This picture was taken at the Magnolia game this football season.

FFA Float Wins Veterans Parade

Crossett FFA members constructed a float and participated in the Veterans Parade on Saturday, October 16th. Their float won 1st place!

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CHS Quarterback Makes AR Top List

Tyrique Jones, Senior and CHS Quarterback, was recently featured on the list of Arkansas' Top Football Players, and this list is specifically for quarterbacks. Below is a direct statement listed on the website (

Tyrique Jones, 6-0, 180, Sr., Crossett

An All-State selection last season, Jones returns behind center for the Eagles. In 2020, despite the Eagles playing only eight games due to COVID-19, he threw for 1,411 yards and 13 TDs while rushing for 1,007 yards and 15 TDs. Jones has followed that up this season with more than 1,000 yards passing and 11 TDs, along with 570 yards rushing and five TDs, including a 91-yard touchdown run. “Tyrique ran a 4.4 and vertical jumped 38 at every camp he went to last summer. … He is a ball player,” Crossett coach Shawn Jackson said.

Below is a picture of Tyrique on the field. Congratulations, Tyrique! We are proud of you!

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CHS and HHS Rivalry Week

Commercial Capital Bank hosted a Community Pep Rally on Thursday, October 21st to cheer on the Eagles prior to their rivalry game against Hamburg the following day! We appreciate their support for our schools and the Eagles!

Friday, October 22nd was the night of the Ashley County Bowl, where the Eagles defeated the Lions 56-3! We are told this is the largest margin of victory in the history of this cross county rivalry! Congratulations Eagles!!

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Cross Country participates in Spirit Run Prior to Crossett vs. Hamburg game

The Cross Country team participated in a spirit run from Hamburg to Crossett prior to the football game on Friday, October 22nd. The runners started at the Hamburg football field and ran to Crossett. The entire run is 15 miles, and Aiden Wright ran the entire 15! Most of the runners did manage to run 9-12 miles out of the 15 total miles. They all received medals because they at least ran 6 miles. Brooklyn Bailey ran the game ball onto the field.
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CMS Robotics Teams Prepare for Competitions

The Vex V5 and Vex IQ Robotics teams are busily preparing for competitions in the Spring. They are meeting after school brainstorming and constructing robots for their competitions.

CES Students Learn Fire Safety

On October 15th, Kindergarten and 1st grade learned about fire safety with a visit from the Crossett Fire Department Firefighters and their sweet mascot, Ember! Students learned about what to do when a fire happens and they also learned about how a firetruck is used to put out fires! Each student got to be a "junior firefighter" by receiving their own fire hat! They also had the chance to see inside of an ambulance and learn about how paramedics and EMT's help injured people.

CES PINKS OUT for Breast Cancer Awareness

Crossett Elementary School wore pink on Friday, October 22nd in support of those who have ever been affected by breast cancer. There was also a lot of Eagle support on that Friday, as well, since the big rivalry game against Hamburg was that night!

Mr. McLaren Receives Teacher Impact Award

CHS Band Director, Mr. John McLaren, was awarded recognition for Teacher Impact by the Arkansas School for Math, Science & the Arts on October 25th! Congratulations, Mr. McLaren!
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Holiday Cards for Our Military

We are so proud of our students who participated the Holiday Cards for Our Military Challenge! We had so many great cards turned in and we know our service men and women will appreciate each and every card. HCMC is a non-profit organization that formed in 2017. Their goal is to provide cards for as many active duty service men and women as possible. Arkansas is only the 2nd state to join in the challenge!
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Red Ribbon Week at CES

Crossett Elementary School participated in Red Ribbon Week October 26-29. Students learned how important it is to be drug free, some won prizes, and many students, staff and teachers participated in the dress up days!

CES K, 1st and 2nd Grade Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders at CES had fun trips to the Old Milo Farms Pumpkin Patch at the end of October. Below are some pictures from the fun trips!

CLC Has Fall Festival/Parties

Crossett Learning Center held their Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 27th. Each student was able to have one parent/guardian to attend with them. They played games and won fun prizes! In that same afternoon, they had their Fall parties! They were able to wear their costumes to school and had so much fun doing so!

CHS Seniors Work On College & Scholarship Applications

October has been designated as Arkansas College Application Month with the goal to build excitement around the college application process and provide every graduating high school senior the opportunity to apply for Financial Aid. Students are encouraged, with the assistance of the College and Career Coach, to complete a college application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and the YOUniversal Scholarship application (Arkansas Lottery Scholarship). Focus is placed on first-generation students and students who may not otherwise apply to college. Tira Jones, College and Career Coach is on the Crossett High School campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. to help students and parents navigate the college application process or complete the FAFSA. A FAFSA Frenzy event was held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, with representatives from UAM's Financial Aid office and VISTA workers.
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CMS Block Party Successful

Crossett Middle School hosted a Block Party on Tuesday, November 2nd. Parents and students were invited to come out for games, food and fun! Parents also had the opportunity to join the CMS PTO.

CMS PTLW Students Working on Projects

Crossett Middle School Project Lead the Way students have been working on building windmills and skimmers (racers). To make the skimmers, students used a model to create their design and their task was to get the most accurate measurements they could to see which skimmer would travel the furthest.
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