September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Like we did last year, in memory of Amirah, the last week of September we will have a week long "Catching Kindness" program. We are asking that all grade school teachers catch their students being kind and give their students a gold sticker to wear. Also, we are encouraging students to wear yellow/gold that week as well.
"The FFA has been off to a great start so far this school year. In August we hosted a Kickoff event for parents and families, attended the DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies, and traveled to Decatur to attend the National Farm Progress Show. So far in September, we have attended the COLT and Greenhand Conference at SIU to grow our leadership skills, hosted our first chapter meeting, and competed in the Section and District Horse Judging competitions. We placed 5th at the section contest, as well as the district event. At the district event, there were over 50 teams and 500 members competing, and Junior, Nolen, placed 3rd individual. In addition to this, officers Ashton and Olivia hosted a horse safety and care presentation for Elementary and Jr. High Students this past week.
- Nolen, CO FFA Reporter"
Crab Orchard CUSD #3 would like to send our thoughts and prayers to both the Benton and West Frankfort communities.
In case anyone heard sirens, I wanted to make you all aware that a 2nd grade student was choking and an ambulance was called as a safety precaution. Williamson County Sheriff's Department responded first, followed by the ambulance. The student is with their parent, and doing well. While the sirens may have been alarming to the community we are thankful that both departments responded so quickly and all students, faculty and staff are safe and in class.
Please see the attached brackets for the Jr High Baseball Regionals.
Please see the attached brackets for the Jr High Softball Regionals.
FFA will be hosting an informational meeting for alumni and those who would like to support our FFA & Agriculture programs. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Congratulations to the JH Softball team for winning the ZR Invitational Tournament on September 9th!
Congratulations to the HS JV Claybreakers team for their win at the Benton Shootout on September 9th! Congratulations to Kyle E. on his Third Place overall finish in Class A!
The COHS Volleyball team is making this year's team shirt available to everyone for purchase. Orders and payments are due by September 1st.
Our Book Blast is coming to an end here at the school, but the website stays open until Sunday night to accept contributions from the friends and family you’ve invited to help. So far, we've raised over $6,000!! We’ve had fun giving away Treasure Chests and even an iPad over the past two weeks. Also remember, if your child hasn’t received the 3 Treasure Map rewards yet, we will be handing those out next week to any students that qualified. You’ve done such a great job helping our school with our Book Blast. The next exciting part of our Book Blast voyage will be to see just how many books will be heading our way in the coming weeks!
As a reminder, Crab Orchard CUSD3 implemented a safety procedure for all visitors and guests entering the building, including before/after school. Parents, guests, and visitors will be asked to sign-in at the high school office at which time they will be issued a visitors pass. Unknown and/or new visitors will be required to show a driver’s license, or government issued ID card in order to enter the building. Parent/Visitors will also be asked to verify a previously scheduled appointment. The security measures that we have in place are to protect the safety of our students, staff and school building. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. Sy Stone - Superintendent
The Book Blast is going strong as we approach these last few days of the event. The first 50 students have received their 3 rewards, but it’s not too late to complete your Treasure Map, earn your 3 rewards, and help your classroom earn a shopping spree to purchase books and supplies for the classroom! If you complete your Treasure Map by inviting 10+ friends and family members, you will receive your 3 prizes at the end of the Book Blast. When 60% of the classroom’s students register and invite 10+ friends and family members, that classroom will earn a $100 shopping spree. If ALL the classroom students invite at least 10+ friends and family members, the classroom will earn a $200 shopping spree. Remember, students are not selling any products, and friends and family are not obligated to donate. We are simply trying to get as many high quality, grade specific books for our students as possible. Thank you for all of your help!
1st semester 1:30 pm dismissal dates...we do not have latchkey on these days.
Book Blast begins today! Spend 7 minutes tonight completing the Treasure Map to earn cool rewards, be entered to win prize drawings, and start building your home library. Invite 10+ friends and family members to earn your rewards and 15+ for a chance to win one of four Treasure Chests or an iPad! Visit https://app.booksarefun.com/CrabOrchardSch62959
and unlock your treasure! #BookBlast #UnlockTheTreasure
The first 50 students to register and invite 10+ friends and family members will receive the 3 rewards the very next day! Any student who qualifies after that will receive the 3 rewards after the event.
Attention, adventurers! Our Book Blast event starts next week where we will set off in search of treasure to build our students' home libraries. Follow the steps on the Treasure Map coming home next week to embark on an epic quest to earn exciting rewards and books.
With school about to start next week, here is a reminder from ROE 21 the impact attendance has on your student's education.
Just a reminder that registration closes this Friday, August 4th. Please make sure your child is registered so they are able to have a smooth start to their school year!
If you need registration assistance, the elementary office is open from 7:30 am - 3:00 pm, however it will be closed this Friday, August 4th.
Please check your email regarding information for the upcoming school year. Have a wonderful rest of your break!
Back to School Expo Information. Parents, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of some free resources.