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Concord Community Schools Newsletter


To build spirit and pride in our elementary school, the K-5 staff took on the challenge to teach and perform our fight song. The videos are all in and they are amazing!!! We will share a new fight song video weekly, but we need the help of the community. Please check out the voting ballot below and pick your favorite video. These are too cute not to watch. This week's featured video is from Mrs. Arbuckle's second-grade classroom.. GO JACKETS!! FEAR THE STING!! #ONEHIVE!!!
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please check out all nine of our FANTASTIC Fight Song Challenge entries...and vote for your favorite submission! Click here to open the ballot!


High school and middle school sports are back in action. All of our teams have taken to the court and have seen success. Below recaps some of the high lights.

Concord Varsity Girls Basketball defeated Quincy 45-33 to earn their first victory of the season!

A good hard-fought win Thursday night for the varsity boys basketball team. Grealey Sprague lea the way with 15 points and Anthony Evans added 13 Big points off the bench!

The Concord Varsity Cheer took 3rd place tonight in their first Big 8 conference meet of the season with a total score of 561.96.

Cece Barrett pumped in 20 points to lead the 7th grade Lady Jackets to a 36-31 victory over Springport. Bradie Lehman added 6 points and some great assists. Emma Burbo netted 5 points, Jordyan Metcalf 4, and Marissa Mandrelle chipped in 1 point. The girls are now 2-1 on the season. The Lady Jackets are back in action on Saturday against Homer for a 9:00 am start.

The Concord 8th grade girls Basketball played a great game against Springport tonight! Concord came out on top 23-11. Pyper Norris and Hannah Stimer both put up 6 pts and 4 rebounds! CeCe Barrett gave us 5 pts along with Veda Sprague giving us 4 pt! Iyla Weeks and Taylor Cole put up 2 pts and 4 rebounds! All the girls played hard! Our next game is Saturday against Homer at Concord High School.


All ticket sales will be online and money WILL NOT be collected at the door. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 pm on the day before each game for family and friends of players (4-tickets per participant). Coaches and players will receive an access code that will allow you to purchase tickets. At 8:00 am on the day of the game, tickets will go on sale for ANYONE that would like a ticket and the access code is NOT needed. This will be posted on the Concord Athletic Department Facebook and Twitter page. Tickets will sell out at 250 tickets at HS Gym and 100 at MS Gym. Tickets are $5, plus handling costs.

When you enter the event, you will need to simply show our ticket person your ticket on your smartphone. For those that do not have a smartphone, we will have a printed record of those that purchased tickets. There are no passes at this time, other than game workers that are helping at the event and Concord staff that has a player on the team. This will allow an opportunity for more fans to attend basketball games and allow us to keep track for contact tracing purposes.

Thank you for your patience!

Matt Lehman, Concord AD


Tonight's live-stream of the Concord/Quincy JV-Varsity Boys Basketball game. 5:30 JV & 7:00 Varsity (approx)

Friday, February 19th

JV/Varsity Boys Basketball v. Quincy HOME 5:30/7:00 pm


This is the link to the live-stream for tomorrow's cheerleading competition at Leslie HS . Concord will be in the 3:45 pm session.

Elementary and Middle School SEL Corner

Next week all of our K-8 students will be focusing on kindness! Our Elementary School students will be exploring this very important character trait through Trait of the Week, while our Middle School students will continue Random Acts of Kindness Week with some fantastic activities that will challenge them to "be kind to peers" and "be kind to the community."

If you would like to support our Random Acts of Kindness Week please bring in/drop off returnables to the main office (or send them to school with your Middle School student) next week; our kind CMS students are raising money to buy a Sensory Path for our youngest YellowJackets (to help regulate big emotions!).

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We celebrated a very special birthday in the K-8 building today. Our wonderful, creative, YellowJackets flooded Mr. Arbuckle's office with lots of birthday love!

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The district is working to support our families that are struggling with the internet at home. Whether it is spotty service or limited data, sometimes in Concord, we just do not have good access to the internet.

The installation of WiFi antennas on the outside of both the ES/MS and HS buildings has been completed. We now have WIFI PARKING LOTS!!!! Families can access free WiFi 24 - 7 in almost every spot in both parking lots and the ES/MS drive and drop loop. We are beyond excited about the completion of the project. We will continue to look for ways to support our families and this is a big step to making digital more accessible for everyone.

Additionally, the Jackson District Library offers access to WiFi and computers. The WiFi is available outside the library 24-7. Computers and the internet can be accessed anytime during open hours

Monday and Wednesday 10-6

Tuesday and Friday 1-6
Saturday 10-2

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?

If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.

Upcoming Events

3/3 Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/8 Professional Development - No School for Students

3/12 End of the 3rd Quarter

3/24 Local Scholarships Due to Mrs. Otto

3/26- 4/2 Spring Break - No School for Students and Staff

4/14 Kindergarten RoundUp Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm via zoom

5/12 Kindergarten RoundUp from 9 am -6 pm appointment scheduled in advance after parent meeting

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