Reminder: This Friday we are STAR testing all 7-12 VIRTUAL students from 9-11. Masks will be required to enter the building. Students also need to bring a fully charged device with them to test. Students can leave as soon as both sessions of the test are completed. Students who have called and made other arrangements are exempt from testing this Friday
A reminder that your child must be up to date on immunization requirements by October 1st! I mailed out letters on August 26th to those who need vaccines. If your child is medically or religiously exempt, I will need those papers on file here at school. Thanks to those who have taken care of theirs already! If you have any questions or want to know if your child is up to date, you can call me at the school at 870-398-4211 or message me at 870-223-2711. Thank you! - Nurse Alissa
Flu consent forms are due back this Wednesday! Consent forms for vision screenings will be sent home with students this week. Dr Mandi Ott from Glenwood Eye Care will be at school Thursday, October 8th for free vision screenings on select grades. Please send forms back to school as soon as possible. Thank you! ~ Nurse Alissa
Papers will be sent home today with students containing information about the Trojans Health Clinic. There are some forms that need to be filled out and brought back to the school before we can see your child. There have been a few questions asked about it so here is a rundown: Heather Funderburk of CHI in Glenwood will be on campus one day a week (maybe more during flu season) to see staff and students as the need arises. She will still be a full time APN at her Glenwood Clinic. I will still be here full time as the school nurse. The clinic will be located in the room next to my office. Heather and I will work together to make sure every student and staff member stays healthy! If you need for your child to be seen for any reason (sick, checkup, ADHD meds, injury, etc) you will call the school and speak to me or call me on my cell phone and I will set up the appointment with Heather on the day that she will be here. We have not set the day yet and it may change but I will post what day she will be on campus through our school social media accounts. The parent or guardian does NOT have to be present for your child to be seen. If your child comes in my office sick or hurt that day for any reason, Heather will be available to see them. We will be able to swab for flu, strep, do urinalysis, and lab work. Every attempt to reach the parent or guardian will be done prior to seeing the child. Please feel free to message me or call me with any questions or concerns you have. We are waiting on a few things before we can get started but we hope to open soon!
In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, of students who will be in attendance on-site, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs: •Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19. •Someone in the household has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19. •Student attending on-site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19. If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test. Please call Kirby school nurse/POC Alissa Kelley at 870-223-2711, 7 days a week between 6 am- 9 pm or email information to email@example.com. This is just a reminder. You can call the school during school hours also but I am available 24/7 on the cell number provided. Thanks!~ Nurse Alissa
Cheer practice for tryouts will be in the gym today instead of the safe room! 4:20-5:30
Just a clarification on the earlier announcement of the school clinic. Heather is NOT leaving her job at the Glenwood clinic. She will be on Kirby campus one day a week possibly two during flu season. She will still be a full-time APN at Glenwood.
Due to the potential severe weather forecast over the next 36 hours, Kirby School District will be canceling classes tomorrow, Thursday August 27th. This will be considered a Digital Learning Day. Assignments will be due by first thing Monday morning. Please be safe and we look forward to seeing all of our students Monday. We had a great week to start the 20-21 school year! Go Trojans!
Our first day of school is tomorrow!! We wanted to send out a few last minute reminders for parents and students: - All bus riders, regardless of age, will be required to wear a face covering. - When social distancing cannot be obtained, students will also we required to wear a face covering. - If you have a chromebook device from last spring, please bring it with you! We can't wait to see everyone tomorrow!!!
Due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, Kirby School District will be implementing an Early Release schedule for parents who wish to pick up their elementary students before regular dismissal at 4:10. There will still be a regular dismissal beginning at 4:10 pm for bus riders and car riders for those students that did not leave during the early release. If there is an older sibling of a student during the early release in elementary or high school, they will be allowed to leave when that student is being picked up during the early release time. Please contact elementary or high school office if so. Please follow Early Release map and times. Parents will not be allowed to pick up their child(ren) in the offices. Please make sign and post on passenger window to inform us who your child(ren) are so we can bring them out to you. K-2nd students can be picked up at 3:20 pm 3rd-4th students can be picked up at 3:30 pm 5th-6th students can be picked up at 3:40 pm High School student drivers will leave during normal dismissal time at 4:10 pm.
The Kirby School District is pleased to announce the district will participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) during the 2020 - 2021 school year providing meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for all students within Kirby Elementary and Kirby High Schools. What does this mean for you and your children attending the school(s) identified above? All enrolled students of Kirby School District are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack at school at no charge to your household each day of the 2020-2021 school year. No further action is required of you. Your child(ren) will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a meal application.
Important Information: The road behind the high school/agriculture building is a privately owned driveway. Please do not use the road as an exit/entrance off of Hwy.84 or drive around the school to access Hwy.84. Also, the trash bin at Kirby School District is for school purposes only. Please do not but personal trash in our bin. Our Ready for Learning (RfL) plan is now available to view on our school district website under the COVID-19 tab. This is where you will find pertinent information that will constitute our day-to-day operations for Kirby School District such as bus procedures, screening, visitors, various learning plans, food service, etc. Please look it over to know what will be expected from our students, staff, and parents/guardians, and community members.
In an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus within our staff and student body we are asking all parents/guardians, of students who will be in attendance on-site, and all employees to notify our designated Point of Contact immediately when the following occurs: Someone in the household has tested positive for COVID-19. Someone in the household has been identified as a Close Contact to a positive case of COVID-19 and is requiring quarantine and/or recommended to be tested for COVID-19. Student attending on-site and employees who are being tested for COVID-19. If symptomatic, student/staff should remain in quarantine pending results of their COVID-19 test. Please call Kirby school nurse/POC Alissa Kelley at 870-223-2711, 7 days a week between the hours of 6 am to 9 pm, or email information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Together we can help keep our Kirby School District family safe, healthy and ready to learn during this unique time. I promise you that everyone at Kirby school is doing and will continue to do our part to keep students healthy and safe to continue learning on site. Please do not hesitate to call me or text if you have any questions. I can’t wait to see all the students on Monday.
We understand there are many uncertainties during this time and some of you may be feeling apprehensive about the return of students to school. It is natural to feel apprehensive when facing a challenge like this. We want to reassure you that we are following all guidelines and taking steps as outlined in our Ready for Learning plan. While we are taking the needed steps to provide a safe environment for our students and staff, we are also realistic and know that because everyone is susceptible, more than likely after school begins there will be students and staff members within Kirby School District testing positive for Covid-19. This message is intended to inform the community of the procedure in the event of a positive case of Covid-19 within Kirby School District. The district has a Point of Contact that will be notified when a student or staff member has tested positive for Covid-19 or is being tested for Covid-19. Alissa Kelley is the point of contact for Kirby School District. If a student or staff member tests positive or is awaiting the results of a test, contact Alissa Kelley at (870)223-2711 between the hours of 6 a.m.-9 p.m. any day of the week (including weekends). In the event that our district Point of Contact is notified of a student or staff member testing positive for Covid-19, the district Point of Contact will notify the AR Department of Health and determine a list of probable close contacts within the schools. The district Point of Contact is not a contract tracer so any contact tracing outside of the schools will be done by the Arkansas Department of Health. Probable close contacts are individuals that have likely been within 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes or longer, within a 24 hour period, to a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 during the infectious period. The probable close contacts will first be notified by the district that he/she is a probable close contact of someone that has tested positive for Covid-19 and will be told to quarantine for 14 days. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will then contact probable close contacts for further guidance and directions. Due to HIPAA/FERPA requirements, the ADH, the point of contact or any other employee of Kirby School District may NOT disclose the name of the student or staff member that tested positive. Again, if you are notified of being a probable close contact you will only be informed that you came in probable close contact with someone that tested positive, but you will not be told the name of the individual that tested positive. The district will continue working in conjunction with the Arkansas Department of Health and will assess and determine the appropriate level of response for onsite learning. We can also use your help prior to the start of school. Practice mask wearing and proper hand washing with your student. This school year will be challenging, but working together, we can provide a safe and secure environment. We look forward to seeing our students back on campus. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your student’s principal or the statewide Ready for School Resource Call Center at 1-833-353-6050.
Cheer tryouts will be September 5th at 10:00am. We will have three mandatory practices on September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Practices will be after school from 4:20-5:30. Practices will be held in the Safe Room and the tryouts will be held in the gym. You can sign up in the elementary or high school office when school starts. If you signed up at the end of school last year then you do not have to sign up again. If you have questions you can email me at email@example.com.
Kirby School would like to say thank you to Lori Wozniak and Modern Woodman of America for their donation of lanyards and name tags for Elementary students. These lanyards can attach to the students mask so when they are allowed to take them off, it will prevent them from falling on the floor and/or getting lost.
If you have signed your child up for Kirby Virtual Academy, but are considering sending them to traditional on-site classes, please contact your building administrator by Thursday, August 13th! And remember, everyone enrolled in Kirby Virtual Academy is required to attend the orientation on either Wednesday, Aug 12 or Thursday, Aug 13th from 6-7pm! Elementary-Dolores Cowart High School-Jason Burns
7-12 Grade Registration: Come fill out your paperwork for the year, pick up your schedule, sign concurrent paperwork, and/or register for classes on any of the following days: Monday, Aug. 10 8-2:00 Tuesday, Aug. 11 8-2:00 Wednesday, Aug. 12 8-2:00 Open House - will be announced at a later date
Kirby PTCO will be purchasing all K-6th school supplies needed for the 20-21 school year EXCEPT: *earbuds or headphones *reusable water bottle *backpack Please check with your child’s teacher before purchasing earbuds or headphones. Some teachers already have them and others may have a preference.
7-12 graders, please check your school email to fill out your Google form to register for classes! If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to 1 positive COVID-19 test among staff, the district offices will be closed the week of July 24th - July 31st. We will reopen when appropriate. All people who were in contact have been notified.
New student registration for High School and Elementary will be held on Tuesday, July 28th from 8-2 and on Thursday, July 30th from 2-7.
We started mailing out our 2020-2021 Re-Entry pamphlets today detailing our plans for the upcoming school year. We will be offering 2 options: On-Site Learning and Virtual Learning through our Kirby Virtual Academy. Below is a link for more information regarding the Kirby Virtual Academy. Please make sure you read the information provided on the site before completing the application form. If you choose this option, applications will need to be completed by July 28th. We will be posting more information regarding our on-site learning plan in the coming days to our social media and web sites. Please remember that we are adhering to the CDC, ADH and ADE guidelines, so plans may change as needed. Info on our Kirby Virtual Academy can be found at www.kirbytrojans.net/kirbyvirtualacademy
Kirby School District will be sending out our re-entry plan for the 2020-2021 school year next week via social media and we will also be sending out in the mail a pamphlet detailing our plan . Today, the Governor and Commissioner of Education pushed the school start date back to August 24-26. School Districts were given an option when to start between August 24 and no later than August 26. Kirby School District will now start back to school August 24. Please be on the lookout next week for our re-entry plan.
APN Heather Funderburk from CHI St Vincent in Glenwood will be at Kirby High School Tuesday, August 4th for sports physicals. Physicals are required for any sport played during the 2020-2021 school year for grades 7-12. These physicals are free of charge. Jr high will start at 1:30 and Sr high at 2:30. Due to Covid 19, there will be guidelines in place. Every student has to wear a mask inside the school building and keep it on until you see Heather and are out of the building. There will be a table set up outside the triple doors with forms that you will fill out before you come inside. I will be outside to answer any questions and take your temperature before you enter the building. Markers down the hall will be taped off where you will stand and wait to go into my office. No one but the student will be allowed inside the building unless approved. Once you have the form filled out, I will direct you to either enter the building or wait in your car for your turn. I hope to be as organized as possible to make things run as smooth as they can. If you have any questions or concerns, please message me or call me at 870-223-2711. Thanks. Nurse Alissa
Kirby PTCO would like to say Thank You to Diamond Bank of Glenwood for their $510.23 donation to our campus food pantry. Along with this donation, we have also received several donations from individuals these past several months in which we are very grateful for. We have been fortunate since we started our food pantry to run it all year long and summer months. ~Alissa Kelley
We would like to recognize 2 students on their outstanding academic achievements. These 2 students have went above and beyond the expectations and requirements of a high school student. Karlie Hernandez, 11th grade- Technical Certificate of Health Professions (Summa Cum Laude) Colby Markham, 12th grade - Technical Certificate of General Studies (Magna Cum Laude) Colby Markham, 12th grade- Associate of Arts Colby Markham, 12th grade - Associate of General Studies
Congratulations to Joce Mount and Ryan Franks for beingselected to represent Kirby High School at the Governor'sMansion! Due to COVID-19, the ceremony is virtual. Here is a message from the Governor and his wife along withseniors across the state. Check out Joce and Ryan at the 11:36 mark!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PcYCp1CED0&feature=youtu.be
Any student who wants to take concurrent classes this fall will need to have qualifying scores on the ACT, ACT Aspire, or Accuplacer. If you do not have a qualifying score on the ACT or ACT Aspire, students will have to go to UA Cossatot to take the Accuplacer test. Beginning next week, UA Cossatot will allow students to set up an appointment for placement tests in the De Queen or Nashville testing centers. Some important information is below: Students MUST set up an appointment. Only 1 student will be allowed to test at a time. Students can email email@example.com to schedule their time. Students will not be allowed to test for 30 days once they have tested due to the limited amount of testing we can perform at this time. Students will be required to wear a mask and use hand sanitizer before and after testing. If you have any questions please contact Brandi Tolleson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a list of qualifying scores on the Accuplacer test. Students must have a concurrent form filled out with Mrs. Tolleson prior to registering for testing.
From Mrs.Tolleson: Attention 9-12 grade students that have a textbook for your college class: Please return your textbooks to school by Monday, May 18. Some of those are rented and need returned. You can leave them in the filing cabinet on the porch or return them to the superintendent's office. Write your name inside the cover so I know who returned them. Thanks!
Our last food delivery for the 2019-2020 school year will be tomorrow, May 11. Same times for bus delivery beginning at 9:30 and drive thru (10:00am - 1:00pm). If you need assistance over the course of the break/summer with food, our food bank will assist any student and family of Kirby School District. Please contact Alissa Kelley or Jaime Johnson.
Kirby School District would like to give HUGE Thank You to the Class of 2020, their parents, the Kirby Community, the Pike County Sheriff's Department and our amazing administration for an amazing non-tradional graduation experience that hopefully, these Seniors will never forget!!! CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2020!!!!
Tonight at 7:00 pm we will honor the Class of 2020 with a non-traditional graduation Drive Thru/Senior Escort. Due to the COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, everyone that decides to attend the drive thru/senior escort will be required to remain in vehicles. The only individuals allowed outside of their vehicles will be the administration and the graduate for reception of the diploma and pictures. There will be Pike County Deputies to ensure that we are following the Arkansas Department of Education and CDC approved graduation plan. The non-traditional graduation will be live streamed on Facebook for those that wish to remain home. We understand that this non-traditional graduation ceremony does not replicate the true meaning behind a traditional ceremony so there will be a traditional graduation ceremony tentatively set for Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Congratulations to the 7 Seniors chosen to receive the Matt Turner Memorial Golf Tournament Scholarship in the amount of $500. Luke Cowart, Joce Mount, Trae Samuel, Ryan Franks, Blake Turner, Brandon Estrada and Lyndsie Golden. The Matt Turner Memorial Golf Tournament is an annual event that allows our community to come together and keep the memory of Matt Turner alive! Congratulations!!!
April 30, 2020 Over the past several weeks, we have sent out multiple surveys to our 2020 Seniors to gather their input on having a non-traditional graduation ceremony versus a traditional ceremony. After analyzing the survey results, we have concluded that having both options for our seniors is the best of both worlds. With that being said, Kirby School District will conduct a non-traditional graduation ceremony on May 7, 2020 at 7:00 pm with a drive-thru senior escort. We will also operate a traditional graduation ceremony on July 23, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Location will be posted at a later date. The Governor and Commissioner of Education have mandated that schools cannot have a traditional ceremony until after July 1. At that time, Governor Hutchinson, Commissioner Key, and the Department of Health will reevaluate the social distancing guidelines and make a decision as to when schools can have a traditional graduation ceremony. Therefore, we encourage all the Seniors of Class 2020 to participate in the drive thru senior escort. The future traditional graduation ceremony is uncertain but our non-traditional plan was approved by the ADE and Department of Health. We also understand that there are many life events and activities that will take place this summer and the option for a traditional graduation ceremony may not be the best option for everyone. We encourage all graduating seniors to participate in both. Guidelines and Information for Drive-Thru Senior Escort: Students will each be required to have their own vehicle, and the only passengers allowed in their enclosed vehicle will be their immediate family. Seniors will meet at the baseball/softball complex at 6:40 pm dressed in their cap and gown to line up for the drive thru senior escort. Posters and vehicle decorations are encouraged to commemorate the senior and showcase their Trojan pride. Once on campus everyone must stay in their vehicles and adhere to the social distancing guidelines. There will be a start/stop designated area in the drive thru senior escort near the rear of the gym for vehicles to stop before the next vehicle moves to the designated graduation ceremony area. This area will be patrolled by an administrator to ensure safety and social distancing guidelines are being followed. At the graduation ceremony area, there will be a table with the diplomas, a photographer, superintendent, high school principal, and counselor. The student will get out of their vehicle in the designated area for reception of the diploma and pictures. The graduating senior will be the only one allowed out of the enclosed vehicle to accept their diploma. There will be no more than seven individuals at one time in the designated graduation ceremony area. We will have a designated area on our main campus parking lot that will be reserved for other guests to park. This area will be patrolled by Pike County Sheriff Deputies to make sure all guests adhere to the social distancing guidelines and are staying in their vehicles. The non-traditional graduation ceremony will be live streamed via facebook for our community members who choose not to attend the drive thru graduation ceremony. Those working the graduation ceremony (photographer, superintendent, high school principal, and counselor will wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as gloves and N95 masks and will be screened using screening protocols prior to arrival. The PPE will be used when interacting with our students, faculty/staff, and immediate family members at all times. The administrators will wear gloves when handling and delivering diplomas. This will also be coordinated by the Pike County Sheriff’s Office. We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our graduating seniors’ lives and taken away many enjoyments as well. We want to provide an opportunity for our seniors to celebrate their long awaited accomplishments. Sincerely, Pike Palmer Superintendent, Kirby School District
School Choice applications are due by the end of day Friday, May 1, 2020. They can be dropped off at the superintendents' office between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm tomorrow or postmarked by mail. Send to PO Box 9 Kirby, AR 71950. There are also filing cabinets outside of the main entrance of the school that have school choice paperwork in gray folders for pick up and drop off. If you are considering or contemplating the possibility of your child attending Kirby School District for the 2020-2021 school year, please fill out school choice form. We understand that things come up and the decision to send your child to Kirby may not be an option, but after the May 1 deadline, the decision to transfer will have to be board approved by residing school district. Come be a part of the Trojan Nation and experience all of the excitement with a four day school week!!!
Each year the Olds Foundation gives scholarships to our seniors attending college who graduate with a 2.5+ GPA. We are so grateful to the Aud Family and their generous donations every year. The following seniors are eligible for a $2,000 scholarship should they go to a 2 year college or $3,000 scholarship should they go to a 4 year college. Congratulations to each of you! Mackenzie Cook Luke Cowart Gigi Davis Kaylee Dougan Brandon Estrada Ryan Franks Alexis Funderburk Lyndsie Golden Adi Harmon Roxann Hoover Justin Lynch Colby Markham Kole Markham Joce Mount Karter Pate Kaitlen Reid Trae Samuel Carter Turner Blake Turner
You can order your 2019-2020 Trojan Yearbook by visiting the link below. Please use order #15844! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/product/yearbooks
Monday, April 27 we will continue our breakfast/lunch food delivery by bus routes beginning at 9:30 am and by drive thru beginning at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Congratulations to the following 5 Seniors on each receiving a $500 Trojan Community Scholarship: Joce Mount, Luke Cowart, Ryan Franks, Georgia Davis and Carter Turner. The funds for this scholarship were received by an anonymous donor and the recipients were voted on by faculty and staff. Congratulations again!!
Monday, April 20 we will continue our food delivery via buses or drive thru at school. Times will be the same as the last two weeks. Drive thru hours of operation 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Bus delivery leaving campus at 9:30.
We want to congratulate Saydee Johnson, Lauryn Rudolph, Natalie Driver and Karlie Hernandez for being chosen as delegates to Arkansas Girls State this summer. Arkansas Girls State is an immersive civics education program designed for young women who have completed their junior year of high school. Since 1942, the Arkansas Girls State program has been working to teach future generations of Arkansans citizens to be actively involved in their communities and government at every level. Because of recent events, this year's Girls State has been cancelled. It's still an honor to be chosen. Congratulations, ladies!
FOOD DELIVERY: We will be handing out and delivery food tomorrow, Monday April 13 from 10:00 am through 1:00 pm for drive thru and starting at 9:30 for bus delivery. If you want four days worth of breakfast and lunch items along with milk, please stop by between 10 and 1 at school or be at regular bus stop between 9:30 and 10:30. SCHOOL CHOICE: Reminder that school choice applications can be picked up and dropped off in the filing cabinets outside of school. They can also be mailed to PO Box 9, Kirby AR 71950. Deadline is May 1, 2020. Please fill out application even if unsure. Once the deadline passes, school districts will have to release student by school board action. CONTACT: If you need to contact Kirby School District or administrators for any reason, please call 870-398-4212. If it is in relation to child's AMI work, you can also email child's teacher. Sincerely, Pike Palmer
Congratulations to Christian Miller for being selected to the All Tournament Team for the 1A boys and to McKenzie Jones, Kaylee Dougan, and Georgia Davis for being selected for the 1A girls. They worked hard all year for this and we are very proud of them as we are every single player on both teams!
We would like give a big congratulations to Brody Tucker and McKenzie Jones who were chosen as one of the top 5 players in 1A basketball. We are very proud of them! Congratulations to our girls head coach, Robert Tucker for being named the 1A Girls Coach of the Year! !! A very deserved award!! Also, Congrats to Kirby Alumi Dedra Abernathy Robinson who was named Assistant Coach of the Year.
The food pantry is still going strong. We have had several individuals ask about donating and several that have gave monetary or food donations. It is still plenty stocked and we have the funds to keep stocking. The food delivery Mondays on buses and drive thru has helped so many families also. I can’t tell you the exact number we gave out on Monday but it was over 300. I have went with Mechelle on her bus route both times and I was good to see the Kirby kids. Everyone we have asked misses school and wishes to be back. We wave at them and tell them we miss them through our masks. Hard not to hug those sweet elementary kids. The food pantry is open to every Kirby student and their families. Please never hesitate to ask if you need help. We started this food pantry a few years ago never imagining that we would need it for something like this. I am so thankful we do. ~Nurse Alissa
It is with a heavy heart that I make this announcement regarding the rest of the 2019-2020 school year. During today’s news briefing, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that all schools would remain closed for onsite instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Schools will continue to use AMI for instruction during this time of school closure. Kirby School District will continue to use a wide variety of AMI instruction and assignments for our kids throughout the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We will continue to provide meals on Mondays via drive through at school or bus delivery so long as it is safe and allowable. Our food bank will still be operating. If you need assistance, please contact Nurse Alissa Kelley or Jaime Johnson. At this time, all school related events excluding graduation will be cancelled or postponed to a later date. We will be working on a plan as an administrative team trying to plan for certain events that were cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 virus. I am very sorry that prom, academic/athletic award ceremonies, field trips, and other events will be cancelled or postponed. As stated by the Governor, graduation ceremonies will be left to the guidance of the health department and at this point “very much in the air.” If and when schools get approval to reconvene, we will do our best to recreate those lost memories. But for now, please practice social distancing and staying away from people if at all possible. The measures that the Governor has put in place are working. The only way that we can get rid of this virus right now and get back to normalcy is to not spread the virus. As you may have probably heard, Arkansas is dropping in regards to the ranking of the states from highest to lowest in the number of COVID-19 cases. We want to keep that trend going down. Please take care of yourself and your families. We miss seeing and interacting with our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Kirby School District at 870-398-4212. If we are away from our office, your call will be routed to one of our cell phones at this number. Sincerely, Kirby School District
We would like to honor Junior Tyler White for being voted on by teachers and staff to represent Kirby High School as Arkansas Boys State delegate. Arkansas Boys State is an immersive program in civics education designed for high school juniors. Since 1940, the week-long camp has transformed the lives of young men throughout our state and beyond. These young men have gone on to become incredible leaders, including President Bill Clinton, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and Senator Tom Cotton — just to name a few. Unfortunately, like many other events, Arkansas Boys State has been cancelled for 2020. Regardless, we are proud of Tyler for being chosen and willing to participate in the week long
Monday, April 6 Kirby School District will be implementing a food/drink bag delivery via drive thru at school from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and bus routes beginning at 9:30 am. There will be breakfast, lunch, milk/juice items for four days. If you would like the food/drink bags, please visit the school during the allotted time or be at your normal bus route stop between 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Regarding AMI assignments, teachers that are using Google Classroom assignments will upload AMI days 8-12 if they have not done so already. Also, last week we put in the front of the school filing cabinets for elementary and high school for hard copy AMI assignments. There are file folders with teacher assigned AMI assignments that can be picked up or to drop off completed AMI assignments. If you have any questions, please email building principals or teachers for more information or call Kirby School District at 870-398-4212.
Due to the COVID19 virus and with the guidance of Govenor Hutchinson, Kirby School District's buildings and offices are currently closed to the public. This includes our gymnasium. If you have any questions, you can reach someone by calling 870.398.4212 Monday - Thursday 8am to 4pm. If your call is not answered, please leave a message and someone will be get back with you.
Reminder that today we will operate a drive thru at school from 11:00-3:00 and bus delivery starting at 12:00 for food and milk. Please either come by the school or be at the normal bus stop between 12-1 if you would like food and milk bags. Thank you!
On Monday, March 30 Kirby School District will be operating a food pickup drive thru beginning at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm for food bags at the school. We will also be running bus routes to delivery food bags at 12:00 pm. We will have bags filled with four days worth of breakfast and lunch food, milk, and juice. The bags are for anyone under the age of 18 years old. You do not have to be a student currently attending Kirby School District. If you want a food bag, please choose either the drive thru at school or be at your normal bus route stop between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm. We will be running all normal bus routes. We will ensure that the food, snacks, milk and juice are properly handled with staff who will be wearing safety gloves and masks. Our plan is to operate the food delivery plan for the next few Mondays until we hear of a decision regarding an extension of school closure or a return back to school. If anyone needs additional food or meals, our food pantry is still operating strong. If you need assistance, please call Nurse Alissa Kelley at 870-223-2711 or Jaime Johnson at 870-279-2194. Regarding AMI work, students should be working on AMI days 5-10 either by hard copy or google classroom assignments. We will have an updated plan in the middle to end of the week regarding the future AMI assignments and food. We know the COVID-19 virus has caused many interruptions into everyone's daily lives and we are doing the best we can to ensure our students are well cared for. We are missing all of our students and hope for the best in return to normalcy. Please take precautions in this this time of uncertainty regarding the virus. We want to see everyone healthy when we come back. Sincerely, Kirby School District.
4 family boxes went out this morning along with 4 yesterday. I am so thankful that we have the food pantry stocked and the funds to keep providing during this time. Thank you to Quin and Jackie Johnson for their monetary donation to the food bank this morning also! I miss the students like crazy! Hope you are all doing good! Nurse Alissa
The Kirby school food bank is still plenty stocked and I will be picking up an order at Sams tomorrow and Kroger on Sunday! Please let me know by texting or calling 870-223-2711 or Facebook messaging me if you need assistance. I will make arrangements to meet you or deliver it. It’s for anyone who needs help so please do not hesitate to ask. Nurse Alissa
Hello, this is Pike Palmer superintendent of the Kirby School District. As you may have heard, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced today that all Arkansas public schools will remain closed for onsite instruction through April 17 due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 across the state. The decision to close schools will be re-evaluated in a few weeks based on public health conditions at that time. Digital instruction and AMI packets will resume March 30 after Spring Break. We ask that you please fill out the technology survey found on our school website at www.kirbytrojans.net or Kirby School District Facebook page. This is very important as we plan and prepare to move forward in the upcoming weeks with our curriculum and instruction. We will send out another email beginning of next week detailing our plan for the upcoming weeks regarding providing students and families with food, providing technology resources such as chromebooks, and AMI packets for those who do not have Internet accessibility. These are unprecedented circumstances but rest assured we will do everything in our power to assist your family and further your childs education. Thank you for your continued efforts to support us in these difficult days. We are Trojan Strong!!!
The Student Internet Access Survey can be found on our Facebook page or by clicking "Explore" at the top of this page.
From the counselor's office: The April 4 ACT has been cancelled. Those registered can switch their dates to June or July for $30, but you will be refunded in 3-5 days. The Senior Showcase on April 16 has been cancelled. Because of our ever increasing crunch time, it's unlikely that it will be rescheduled. Scholarships will be announced at graduation.
For those who give or have given to the food pantry throughout the year, today was a reminder of how blessed we are with your donations. Along with the 50+ bags Taylor and I packed, I also sent out over 20 food boxes to Kirby families. Without your donations, we could never do this. Our food pantry is still stocked! If you didn’t get a bag or box and need one, please let me know. We have so many uncertainties coming up and lack of food shouldn’t be one of them. A few parents told me they were “embarrassed to ask” and I reassured them that this is exactly why we started the food pantry at school! Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those who give. #Trojannation
Virtual Arkansas students should check their kirbytrojans.net email for instructions and tips on how to access coursework from home. You have an email from Mrs. Jaime. If you can't remember how to access your kirbytrojans.net email, please message Mrs.Jaime or Mrs.Jessica for help.
Per Governor Hutchinson's news conference, due to the COVID-19 circumstances surrounding our state, he has mandated all schools shut down beginning Tuesday, March 17 through Friday, March 20. Schools have the option to close or operate on Monday, March 16. Kirby School District will operate Monday, March 16 to allow our families to make arrangements for school dismissal and faculty the opportunity to make arrangements for AMI packets and or Chromebooks for those who have internet access available. If you choose not to send your child to school on Monday, please stop by between 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm to pick up your child's AMI packet and or Chromebook. Kirby ABC and Kindergarten registration has been postponed for now. A later date will be announced as soon as we get back to normalcy. Kirby School food pantry is open to all students and their families. Please contact Nurse Alissa at 870-223-2711 or on facebook if you need any assistance at anytime due to the school closing. Bags are already packed up and will be sent home for those students on our backpack program who will be here tomorrow. If your child will not be here but you would like to have their bag of food and extra we will be sending home, please contact Nurse Alissa to make arrangements. You do not have to be signed up on the backpack program to get assistance. School is to resume March 30. At that time, the state will monitor and reevaluate the situation. We will update as we find out. I know this situation is unlike any we have faced as a school and community. We will all work together to get through this successfully. Thank you to all of our community members inside and outside of our community. #TrojanNation
Kirby School food pantry is open to all students and their families. Please contact me at 870-223-2711 or on facebook if you need assistance at anytime due to the school closing. Bags are already packed up and will be sent home for those students on our backpack program who will be here tomorrow. If your child will not be here but you would like to have their bag of food and the extra we will be sending home, please contact me to make arrangements. You do NOT have to be signed up on the backpack program to get assistance. -Nurse Alissa
In the case that Kirby School District closes for a period of time, the Kirby food pantry will still be available for students and their families. Letters will be sent home Monday with those students signed up on the food program with contact information. If you child is not signed up on the program but would like assistance if the need arises, please contact one of us at the school on Monday at 870-398-4211. Taking care of our students is our number one priority. Again, Kirby School is NOT closed. We are just making a plan just in case. Thank you. Alissa Kelley, School Nurse. Jaime Johnson, PTCO president.
Kirby School District and our Board of Education would like to say Thank You to 6 year board member Randy Stewart as he retires. Thank you Randy for all of your hard work and dedication to Kirby School! We would also like to welcome newly appointed board member Brad Baxter. We are excited to see what the future holds for Kirby School District!!!
Reminder: Kirby Kindergarten Pre-Registration and ABC Preschool Registration will be Monday, March 16, 2020 from 8 am to 4 pm.
The Arkansas School Choice Deadline is May 1st!! Kirby School District is a great choice for every student!! We operate on a 4 day school week, Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4 pm. Kirby School District offers many academic and extracurricular programs for students in Elementary and High School! For more information and to pick up a School Choice form, please visit our Administration Office or call 870.398.4212
Kirby School District would like to say thank you to Lake Hamilton School District, Athletic Director Rick Waters, AD secretary Jo Anna Tedder, and their staff for a wonderful week of class 1A state tournament basketball. They worked to help us in anyway we needed. Their facilities and staff are top notch and we couldn’t have done it without them. It’s been a busy week but we have had fun and put on a great tournament.
Due to the Kirby Sr girls advancing to the Championship game on Thursday, March 12th at noon, Kirby school will be dismissed all day. Doors to OZK arena will open at 10 am. GO TROJANS!!!
Gates will open at 11am for 12 and 1:30 games. Clear the gym. Open back up at 5:00 pm for the 6:00 and 7:30 games. This is a AAA rule and you will have to pay to enter both times. GO TROJANS!!
There is absolutely no way to thank everyone individually but we are so very appreciative of everyone who made food for the hospitality room tonight! We can’t tell you how many compliments we got from Lake Hamilton administrators and also the officials and coaches of all the teams there. They loved the southern homemade cooking! No place we would rather work at and call our home! Thanks for making tonight great! From: The VIP people- Alissa, Melissa and Jessica.
*****Tomorrows state tournament games will NOT be live streamed due to Lake Hamiltons media and tech team being at a conference until Wednesday. The rest of the week will be live streamed and we will post that link when it becomes available.****** We will update the Trojan Fan page during the Kirby Sr girls game.
Kirby School District will be out of school on Tuesday, March 3 and will release at 3:00 PM on Thursday, March 5 due to the 1A State Basketball Tournament. Go Trojans!!
Due to AAA rules, we cannot live stream the games on our Trojan Fan Page any during the regional or state tournament or on any personal social media pages. We can update the scores but no live coverage. The scores will be posted on the Trojan Fan page. I will make a post a the beginning of the games. -Alissa
Filled in regional brackets posted on Trojan fan page.
The 4 games tonight are expected to bring big crowds. If you sit in the K zone or your children do, please make sure to not stand at the front railing so that the other people can see the game and the small kids are not running back and forth for safety reasons. The last three nights have went great so we hope to keep it that way to finish out the tournament.
Correction! Junior Lady Trojans are conference runner-up and District Tournament Champions!
Kirby Jr girls advance to the finals of the District Tournament beating Ouachita 43-15!! They will play Caddo Hills at 6:00 on Saturday!!
2 wins tonight over Greer’s Ferry to round out our Sr Night. Sr girls win 77-64 and the Sr boys win 77-56. Now they get a break until District Tournament. We are very proud of both teams!
Kirby Pre K program will be dismissing school this Thursday, February 13th. This is ONLY the Pre-K program. We have had several phone calls so I wanted to clarify! -Nurse Alissa
It is hard to believe it is here. The 2019-2020 Senior night. This evening we will recognize 11 Seniors. The ceremony will start at 4:00 with the games starting right after (4:15-4:30) against Westside Greers Ferry. Come out tonight and cheer on the Trojans as they play their last regular season home game.
Tomorrow night(Monday), starts the Jr district tournament at Blevins. The Kirby Jr Boya will play Trinity Christian at 6:40. The Jr Girls will play Mineral Springs at 7:45. The bus is leaving at 4:45. Come out and support our Jr teams!🏀
Three game sweep tonight against Ouachita. Jr girls finished with one loss in conference play. Sr girls and Sr boys finished undefeated in conference.
Jr district tournament brackets are posted on Kirby Fan Page.
Happy Thursday! I am happy to report that we have a low number of students who are out with the flu. A huge thanks to our janitors for keeping our buildings clean, our teachers and staff for doing their part, the parents/guardians who are keeping their child home if they are sick and to our 4 day school week! Please keep following the fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication rule! Have a great weekend! - Nurse Alissa
REMINDER!!! School will release at 2:45 today for Parent/Teacher Conferences!!
🏀Pee Wee Basketball Pictures 📷 & 📣 Pee Wee Cheerleader Pictures 📷 will be Tuesday, February 4 @ 8:30 AM.
Your Kirby Jr girls are the 2020 Steve Martin Dierks Jr tournament champions!!! They beat Horatio in a hard fought game that went into overtime!! 40-37!! Way to go ladies!! We are so proud of you all!!!
Games for Dierks Jr tournament are on as scheduled. Practice at 4:45. Leaving gym around 5:30-5:45. Jr girls will play Acorn at 7:30!
Kirby School District will be closed today, January 22nd due to potential hazardous road conditions and wintery mix. AMI packet #1 is in effect.
Kirby School District will delay two hours on Wednesday, January 22nd due to the potential rain and freezing temperatures. School will begin at 10:00 am. Morning bus routes will run two hours later than normal. If anything else changes, we will notify everyone as soon as possible.
1A Sr High Regional Basketball tournament will be held at Caddo Hills.
Gameday for the Jr teams at Dierks. Tip-off is at 5:30. Bus is leaving at 4:30! Also, a reminder that we are out of school Monday, Jan. 20th! Regional sites will be determined today at 2:00. I will post when those are decided. District sites will be determined tomorrow! - Alissa
I wanted to remind you all that tomorrow the Jr teams will be traveling to Dierks for games. Our schedule has the game to be played in February but that is NOT correct!! This will be Jr girls and Jr boys only! Start time of 5:30!
There will be a Jr girls B game tomorrow at the Caddo Hills game starting at 5:00!!! Bus is leaving at 4:15!
Kirby School District is excited to announce we will be hosting the 2020 1A State Tournament at Lake Hamilton High School's Wolf Arena March 3-7, 2020!!
There will be a PTCO meeting this Wednesday, Jan 15 at 5:30 pm in the cafeteria. Everyone is welcome to attend.
On January 13th, 2020 Kirby School Police Department Chief Jarrod Reid conducted a routine safety check of the Kirby School District. He was assisted by Nevada County K-9 Deputy Jeremy Hendrix and K-9 Diego along with Pike County Deputies Chris Gates and Michael Massey. Upon walking the school property, Chief Reid is pleased to announce that there were no incidents. A great thanks to all officers involved.
Dierks Jr Tournament bracket is posted on Trojan fan page. Starts next week, the 20th-25th. ~Alissa
Jr girls and Jr boys will be traveling tomorrow evening to play De Queen to kick off a busy week of basketball. Tip off is at 5:00. Bus is leaving at 3:30.
No game tonight!!!! The game will be made up February 6th!!!
Parents of Archery Students going to the Invitational Tournament Saturday: Please see the important information posted on the Kirby Trojan Fan page and Kirby Elementary page about the times and other information that you need to know about Saturdays tournament.
MESSAGE FROM KIRBY SCHOOL DISTRICT: The Kirby School District trash building is for school personnel use only. Please, do not discard any outside trash in the trash building. Thank You!!
It feels like forever since I have updated! I hope you all had a great break! I really enjoyed mine! I posted a few updates and schedule changes over on the Kirby Trojan Fans page. -Alissa
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR TOMORROW NIGHT!!! Due to a schedule misunderstanding, the JR Boys will NOT play tomorrow at Oden. It will be the JR GIRLS!!! Start time of 5:30. Please share with parents! ~Alissa
Thursday is a semester test make up day only. Buses will not run tomorrow. Elementary students do not have any tests to make up. High school students will report for their make up tests at 8:15.
It’s been a busy two days (or month) for Kirby! We had a beautiful homecoming yesterday followed by a three game sweep over Murfreesboro. Tonight the Jr Girls and Sr teams made it look easy against Mountain Pine. Next game will be Thursday night at Oden with the JB and Srs. Then a much needed Christmas break! 🎅🏼 🎁 ~Alissa
Kirby School District would like say Thank You to Diamond Bank for braving the madness and volunteering to work concession tonight!!! We truly appreciate all your hard work!!!
Finals! Tonight starting at 6:00! Kirby Lady Trojans vs Nashville Lady Scrappers then the Kirby Trojans vs the Nashville Scrappers! Come out and support both teams!!
Kirby Sr girls and Sr boys both get wins tonight advancing them to the finals of the Nashville tournament Saturday night. Girls will start at 6:00 and play the winner of Cossatot River and Nashville. Sr boys will play after facing either Caddo Hills or Nashville. Go Trojans!!
K-3 Music Program Wednesday, December 11 @ 5 PM. Permission Slips will go home today. Students participating need to be here at 4:45 PM in their homeroom classrooms. Trojan Enrichment Friday from 8-12 this Friday. Sign up sheets due back by Thursday. Pee Wee BBall @ Mountain Pine starting @ 9 am Saturday All Teams.
It's Gameday for the Sr Boys! They will play in the first round of the Nashville Bankers Classic today starting at 5:00 against the Foreman Gators. Bus is leaving at 3:30.
A busy day of Trojan basketball! Sr games are at the ESPN showcase held at Hot Springs High School. Kirby Boys vs El Dorado 2:30 start. Kirby Girls vs Hot Springs at 3:45. AAA passes are NOT accepted at these games and I think admission is $10 a person. Tonights Jr finals at Blevins. The Kirby Jr girls game will be played at 7:15!! The Dierks Jr boys vs Lafayette County will be played first starting at 6:00. Girls need to be at the gym by 5:00!
TIME CHANGE!! Tomorrow nights finals at Blevins. The Kirby Jr girls game will be played at 7:15!! The Dierks Jr boys vs Lafayette County will be played first starting at 6:00. No word yet on practice or when bus will leave.
Jr girls win over Caddo! They advance to the finals on Saturday night starting at 6:00 against Lafayette County. Come to Blevins and support the Jr Lady Trojans!
Gameday for the Jr Lady Trojans. They will face the Caddo Hills Indians tonight at the Blevins tournament starting at 7:00. Winner will advance to the finals held on Saturday night. Reminder that tomorrows games here at Kirby will be JB, SG and SB starting at 5:30 against Umpire. There will also be a K-2 pee wee game starting at 4:30. Saturdays Sr games are at the ESPN showcase held at Hot Springs High School. Kirby Boys vs El Dorado 2:30 start Kirby Girls vs Hot Springs 3:45. The times WILL NOT change. AAA passes are NOT accepted at these games and I think admission is $10 a person. Nashville Bankers classic starts on Monday with the Kirby Sr Boys playing that evening at 5:00 against Foreman. Its a busy time of the year for Trojan basketball! -Alissa
Hope you all had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving break! Tomorrow evening kicks off the Blevins tournament for the Jrs. The Jr boys will play at 4:30 against Taylor. The bus is leaving at 3:00! Full brackets are posted on the Trojan Fan Page. Go Trojans! ~Alissa
I have had lots of messages about the time of the game tonight. There is a Jr boys B game at 5:00! Then the Jr boys and Srs will play. I know the schedule says 5:30 but the B game starts at 5:00. Also, we are expecting a packed house tonight. If you’re sitting in the K zone at the end, we ask that you don’t stand up at the railing blocking the view for those sitting down. Go Trojans!! Alissa.
Kirby. Caddo. 5:00. Y’all know. Be there!
Nashville Classic bracket is posted on Trojan fan page. Dec 9-14. Sr high teams.
Its Gameday for the Sr girls! Game starts at 5:00 at Lake Hamilton vs Bryant.
TOMORROW NIGHT VS CADDO HILLS!! STARTING AT 5:00 THERE WILL BE A JR BOYS B GAME!! GET HERE EARLY FOR SOME GREAT GAMES!!!!
Kirby students Jolie Brewer, Alexus Caldwell and Colby Markham all competed today at the FCCLA star events and all 3 students did an outstanding job and will get to compete in state! Congratulations girls and Mrs.Caldwell!
I posted a reminder on the Elementary and Trojan fan pages about our school policy on dealing with sickness of your child and school attendance. Please help us this sick season by following these guidelines to keep our students and staff/faculty healthy! Thanks! Nurse Alissa
Three game sweep tonight at Trinity. They get a rest tomorrow evening. Sr girls will play at 5:00 Thursday at the Lake Hamilton Classic against Bryant.
It's GAMEDAY! The Jr Girls and Sr teams will travel to Trinity Christian tonight. Games start at 5:30 and bus will leave 3:15ish.
Reminders: School will dismiss early Thursday, November 21 buses will run @ 2:45 PM. Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, November 21 from 4-7 PM. Schedule times will be sent home if you signed up to meet with your child's homeroom teacher. PeeWee 🏀 Games at Caddo Hills @ 9AM Saturday, November 23 All Teams. No School 11/22-12/1
There has been a schedule change for tomorrows games at Trinity! The Jr Boys will NOT BE PLAYING! It will be the Jr Girls and both Sr teams. Games start at 5:30 and bus will leave 3:15ish.
Its GAMEDAY for the Sr Girls. They will play at the Lake Hamilton classic this evening starting at 6:30 against the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves. Bus is leaving at 4:00.
Upcoming Music Events:🎼 Grades K-3 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 5 pm KHS Cafeteria. 🎼 Grades 4-12 Wednesday, December 18 @ 5 pm KHS Cafeteria. For more details, check out the News Article on our Website and Facebook.
Mrs. April's bus will be running about 5 minutes early starting tomorrow!!!
Reminders: 🏫 Regular School Day Friday, November 15 🏫. 🏀 PeeWee Basketball Season kicks off Thursday, November 14 vs Delight @ 5:30 PM @ Kirby Gym- 3rd Girls, 5th Boys, 6th Girls, & 6th Boys will play.📣
Sr girls will be playing in the Lake Hamilton classic next week. Schedule is posted on the Trojan fan page. I also posted the Blevins Jr Tournament for Dec 2-7.
Kirby made it look easy tonight and came away with the 3 game sweep over the Acorn Tigers. Jr girls won 41-19. Sr girls won 73-23 and Sr boys 91-61. Enjoy your fall break! See you all Wednesday!
Mr. Mark Reed and the Kirby High School Robotics Team would like to say THANK YOU to Blackmon Oil and Jeremy's Sport Stop in Amity for their generous donation!! Pictured: Ethan Blackmon, Zoey Duggan, Jonathan Breazeale, Levi York, Gus Tolleson and Mr. Mark Reed. Not Pictured: Logan Daniels and Chianna Travis
Its Gameday! The Acorn Tigers come to town with tip off starting at 5:30! JG, SG, and SB!
Kirby up 53-12. Clock will run entire 2nd half.
Due to a basketball game conflict with PTC on November 7, PTC will be rescheduled for November 21 from 4:00-7:00 pm. School will dismiss and buses will run at 2:45 pm. on November 21.
Its Gameday for the Sr teams against Bradley at home! Sr girls will start at 5:00 then its redemption time for the Sr boys right after! You will not want to miss that game! Go Trojans!!
This morning our Food Pantry/Backpack Program was blessed to receive a $9,000 Grant from the Olds Foundation. As of right now, we help out 55 students K-12 by sending a bag home with food items for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Pictured below are students who help with the stocking, organizing and packing of the bags. Danielle O'Neal, Jasmine Vivona, Jocee Culpepper, and Taylor Kelley and Nurse Alissa Kelley.
K-6 Reminders: 📚 Today-Thursday Elementary Book Fair 8 AM-4 PM! ☺Parent Night @ Book Fair Thursday 4-7 PM! ✏Trojan Enrichment Friday November 8 from 8 AM-12 PM! Sign up sheets will be sent home today! Please return by Wednesday. 😄 NO SCHOOL Monday, November 11 & Tuesday, November 12 🍂.
Congratulations to the Kirby High School Robotics Team!!! They competed today in the 2019 BEST Robotics Competition at Parkview Magnet School in Little Rock! They finished today with a 2nd Place in Interview, 3rd Place in Robot Performance, the Arkansas Travelers Award for traveling the longest distance to the competition and 3rd Place in BEST Robotics which combines scores from all components of the competition! The Kirby High School Robotics team will be advancing to the BEST Regional Competition in Dallas, Texas on December 5-7!!! Way to go Mr. Reed and all of Kirby Robotics!!!!
65-62. Sr boys win!!! What a game!!!
Last second 3 by Cameron puts Kirby back in the lead at half!! 34-32! Getting loud in here!! Play by play scores over on Trojan fan page!!
End of first. 19-13. Kirby up!! Whew!
72-21. Kirby Sr girls win.
Kirby Sr girls up 30-4. End of first. I’ll update at end of game. 😊
57-27. Nevada Jr boys over Kirby
End of first. 18-12. Nevada jr boys up over Kirby
Its GAMEDAY for the Jr boys and Sr teams. They will travel down to Nevada High School to take on the Blue Jays starting at 5:00! Bus is leaving at 3:15!
Reminders: This week is Red Ribbon Week! Tuesday YeeYee Day, Wednesday Patriot Day, Thursday Costume Day. If your child's class is having a Halloween party 🎃, please get with your child's homeroom teacher with class party times and questions. Friday will be Trojan Enrichment Friday. Sign up sheets were sent home today. Please return them by Wednesday. Have a great week!
Both Sr teams came away with big wins tonight over Emerson. Next week we get a less busier week with just one game. The Jr Boys and Sr teams will travel to Nevada on Tuesday, the 29th with games starting at 5:00. Have a great weekend!
Sr girls win!! 70-39!
Great game so far!! Kirby Sr girls up 38-27 at half over Emerson!
The pep rally will be live streamed on the Kirby School District facebook page starting just a little before 11:30! Trust me, you are not going to want to miss this!
Don’t forget tomorrow’s Pep Rally is a K-12 pink-out. Staff and students are encouraged to wear pink to show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
There will be NO archery today AFTER school for High School students. They will be practicing during their last period class time. They will need to ride the bus home or be picked up after school as normal. Thank you!
Its GAMEDAY for the Sr teams! They kick off their season tonight at Bradley starting at 5:00! Bus is leaving at 2:30! Bradley gym has no cell service so I wont be able to update scores often. I will step outside at end of quarters and update. Go Trojans! Alissa
Jr teams kick off the season tonight at the Blevins Jamboree! Bus is leaving at 3:15. Jr Girls first game starts at 4:30 with Jr boys to follow.
Trojan Nation: This Thursday is the kick off to the 2019-2020 basketball season with the Maroon and Gray game! Students and faculty- wear your favorite Trojan gear to school on Thursday to help kick off the season!
REMINDERS: 📷 Picture Retakes Tuesday, October 15. 📰 Annual Report to the Public Tuesday, October 15 @ 6 PM in the High School Library.🏀 Maroon & Gray Games Thursday, October 17 @ 5 PM 🍔 Cookout starts @ 4:15 PM. 📝 Trojan Enrichment Friday, October 18 8-12 PM. 🎃 Fall Festival October 18 6-8 PM.
Maroon and Gray game is this Thursday! Join us for a cookout starting at 4:15 with the games starting at 5:00! Plates are $5.00 and admission to the game is a monetary donation and/or towels or laundry detergent. ALL proceeds will benefit Trojan Athletics! The Blevins Jr. High Jamboree will be next Monday, the 21st! The schedule is posted on the Trojan Fan page!
REMINDERS: 🏀 Peewee Basketball Forms(Grades 3-6) are DUE Thursday, October 3. 📣 Peewee Cheer Forms (Grades K-6) are DUE Thursday, October 3. ✯Friday, October 4 8-12 PM is Trojan Enrichment Friday. This is a great opportunity for students who need extra help in a subject or need to make up a day they have missed.
Deadline Reminder: ALL vaccines must be up to date by October 7th. Letters were mailed out in August and also again this month to those students who need vaccines. If you have a question about whether or not your child is up to date, please call me at the school at 870-398-4211. Thank you! Nurse Alissa
We would like to thank Sgt. Jones and the Army National Guard for feeding our staff at school this evening!!
As Kirby School District K-12 Nurse, my job includes providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all students in the school. Along with the teachers and staff, we have only the students best interest in mind which includes staying healthy, staying in class, and having very little absences due to health related issues. Sometimes it is in the best interest of the student, teachers and classmates that if I have a health concern, I will refer the child to be seen by a physician before returning to school. ALL screenings that I do are conducted in a manner that respects the confidentiality of each student. Thanks, Alissa Kelley
✏ PTCO Meeting Tuesday, September 24, 2019 in the High School Library @ 5:30 PM.
Reminders: Family Reading Night tonight 4:15-6:30 PM. Speaker from the Morgan Nick Foundation will be in Room 14 the Resource Room with a presentation for parents @ 5 PM. Parent/Teacher Conferences are this Thursday, September 26 from 4-7 PM. School will dismiss @ 2:45 PM this day. 3rd Trojan Enrichment Friday will be this Friday, Sept. 27 from 8-12 PM.
Flu consent forms are due back tomorrow, 9-24-19! Flu clinic is on Wednesday, October 9th! Nurse Alissa
Kirby high school parents: If your student(s) in grades 7-11 had pictures made with Mrs. Dodson last week-PROOFS WENT HOME TODAY AND ORDERS ARE DUE BACK BY NOON, SEPTEMBER 26!! RETAKES WILL BE SCHEDULED IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IF THEY MISSED THE FIRST ROUND:)
☺Join US! Family Reading Night/Morgan Nick Foundation Speaker - Monday, September 23 4:15-6:30 PM in the Kirby Elementary Library - Grades K-6
The deadline to register for the Oct. 26th ACT is this Friday. Mrs. Tolleson has fee waivers in her office. Every Junior or Senior that qualifies for free/reduced lunch can fill out a waiver twice for a free ACT. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
REMINDERS: 👀 Vision Screenings Grades K,1,2,4,6,8 Tue, Sep 10 , 8:00 AM. Elementary School Pictures Wed., Sep. 11. High School Pictures Thurs., Sep. 12. Trojan Enrichment Friday, Sep. 13 8-12 PM. Sign up sheets will be sent home with Elementary students. Please return by Wed. Sep. 11.
Reminder: Donuts with Grownups is in the mornings starting at 8:30. This is for pre-k thru 2nd grade only! You must check in at the Elementary office first then go to the cafeteria! Hope to see you all here! Nurse Alissa. 🍩 😊
Flu clinic consent forms are going home with students today! The clinic will be Wednesday, October 9th and I need the forms back by Wednesday, September 25th. Thanks! Nurse Alissa
I would like to remind everyone that high school students need to be in class by 7:55. That is the start time for school. We have a bell that rings a few minutes before to help signal kids to get to class. We knew with the many changes that there would be some confusion. We have given everyone a couple of weeks to adjust to bells and such before we began to crack down on tardiness. Thank you all for your support for our kids and our school! This year has been amazing so far!
Few important dates to remember from the nurses office posted on Trojan fan page and Elementary page. Thanks! Nurse Alissa
Please see statement from Arkansas State Police: 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 Kirby School District Community, The Kirby School District wants to address something that is currently circulating on social media. On August 20th the FBI in Little Rock issued a general awareness statement to law enforcement agencies about information they received regarding a threat of a possible school shooting in Kentucky on August 28 and in Arkansas on August 29. The suspects made comments while playing an online game overseas. The FBI could NOT verify the source of the threat. The Kirby School District is NOT aware of any specific threat to our district. The threat is not specific to any school however, we will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as needed. The KSD wants to assure our learning community that we take the safety of our scholars and staff seriously. The KSD has plans to address safety. The KSD will continue communicating with the Pike County Sheriff's Office over the next week. The KSD will take all steps necessary to protect our scholars and staff.
The Sr. Beta Club will meet at lunch on Monday. If your student is in grades 9-12, and had a 3.0 GPA last semester, they are eligible. The one time fee of $15 is due by Sept. 20th. If they want to attend the state convention in Hot Springs there will be an additional $20 fee. The convention will be Jan. 24-25. That fee will be due by Oct. 1.
If you listed an allergy on your child’s medical form that requires an Epi Pen in the case of an emergency, you need to bring it ASAP to the nurses office. Any questions or concerns, call me at the school at 870-388-4211. Thanks. Nurse Alissa
Reminder: We will have school this Friday the 16th which will count as a normal week of school. Next week we will begin our Mon-Thurs schedule. The calendar is on the website and printed copies can be picked up at any office.
We are all ready for tomorrow and the start of the 2019-2020 School Year!! Remember: Classes start at 7:55 am and dismiss at 4:10 pm!!! See you all tomorrow!!
Food pantry update on Trojan fan page and Kirby Elementary page. We have been blessed and are looking forward to the 2019-2020 school year. Nurse Alissa.
We had a very successful open house tonight!! We were very excited to see so many new faces!! Big thanks to Mr. Burns and Mr. Palmer for braving the heat and grilling! We are looking forward to Tuesday and another great school year!!!
It feels like forever since I have sent out one of these! I have had a fantastic summer but ready to get back to work. Athletic physicals went great today. A huge thanks to Heather Funderburk and her nurse Jennifer for coming to do them for free!! Nurse Alissa
Just a quick reminder!! Athletic Physicals are TOMORROW AUGUST 7TH!!! Jr High at 1:00, Sr High at 2:00!!!
Kindergarten Camp will be Monday, July 29, 2019 from 8-11 AM. Elementary Registraion will be Monday, July 29 Tuesday, July 30 and Wednesday July 31 for Kindergarten-Sixth Grade Students from 8-3 each day.
Sports physicals will be held on August 7 at the Kirby School Nurses office. All Jr High Athletes will need to be there at 1:00 pm and all Sr High Athletes at 2:00 pm. If your child plans on playing any sport; golf, baseball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, or track, they need to come! These are free and will be done by Heather Funderburk APN from CHI St. Vincent.
Destruction of Records: Attention Parents of Students Who Attended Kirby Public Schools: State and Federal Guidelines mandate that all special education due process forms and records be destroyed six (6) years after a student has exited the special education program. This includes any speech therapy or related services. If your child was dismissed, graduated, dropped from the program or found to be ineligible in the 2012-2013 school year, records will be destroyed this year. You or your child (as rights are transferred to the student at the age of 18) has the right to review or copy these records before they are destroyed. If you wish to view the records before destruction please call LEA Special Education Supervisor Dolores Cowart at 870 398-4213 Records which are not picked up will be destroyed on July 15, 2019. THESE RECORDS ARE NOT YOUR CHILD’S PERMANENT SCHOOL RECORDS. THESE ARE SPECIAL EDUCATION DOCUMENTS ONLY.
Report cards are available now on your HAC accounts on the school website. www.kirbytrojans.net If you need help with your password you can call the school for help. If you need a paper copy you can run by the school Mon - Thurs mornings.
The 2018-2019 Kirby Athletic banquet will be Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 in the cafeteria. This is for all sports 7-12 grade. Dinner will be served.
Good news for Kirby Elementary students and parents/guardians!! Kirby PTCO is purchasing almost all of your school supplies needed for the 2019-2020 school year! Parents/guardians will need to provide: Kindergarten - backpack, vinyl mat (no pillows or covers please), complete change of clothes "season appropriate" First Grade - backpack Second Grade - backpack Third Grade - backpack Fourth Grade - backpack, computer mouse (optional) Fifth Grade - backpack, computer mouse (optional) Sixth Grade - backpack, computer mouse (optional) Art Supplies - Mrs. Kelli Mount will be receiving a classroom set of art supplies to be used by all students but students can still bring their own art supplies if they choose to.
Congratulations to the 2019 graduating Kirby Elementary Sixth Grade Class!!!
Concurrent paperwork for college classes is due tomorrow!! Please turn them in to Mrs. Tolleson.
Congratulations Kirby High School Class of 2019!!!!!!!
The Kirby choir concert will be live streamed on the Kirby School District Facebook page starting at 2:00! Thanks to Mrs. Jessica for setting this up!
KIRBY CHESS CLUB Kirby Public Schools Kirby, AR The Kirby Chess Club has had another great year! The TEAM went to Regionals and played against sixteen schools. We played 1-A through 3-A schools. The team members are Dathan Trejo, Neftali Gonzalez, Gary Hernandez, Jonathan Breazeale, Logan Daniels, Chianna Travis, Karli Hernandez, Matthew Wilder, Nasha Friedman, and Levi York. The students had some intense, close games, and did their best. The team had to come in one of the top three places to assure a place at State Tournament. The team came in third place so it was on to the State Tournament held at Bald Knob, AR schools. As their coach and sponsor, I am very Proud of their talent and their behavior at this very long week-end tournament. At this important tournament, we tied for fifth place. Out of the twenty schools, we played eleven of them. Congratulations to our team!! Our team will miss the three graduating seniors: Neftali, Gary, and Nathan. The team is coached and sponsored by Ms. Linda Madsen
The Kirby PTCO is very happy to announce that we will be keeping our food bank open during the summer for those students and their families who need assistance for the summer months. Please contact Alissa Kelley at 870-398-4211 if you have any questions!
Trojan baseball: today’s first round of regional tournament play has been delayed two hours. They will now play at 5:00 at Taylor. Baseball bus is leaving at 1:30. We will update if anything else changes.
Getting so close to the end of the school year!! Parents: All medications, inhalers and/or epi pens that are kept in the nurses office for your child will need to be picked up no later than May 23rd. They will NOT be sent home with the student! Elementary awards are May 20th and they can be picked up that day also. Any medicine left past May 23rd will be discarded of. Any questions or concerns, please contact Alissa Kelley at 870-398-4211. Thanks!
Food pantry update: The 2018-2019 food pantry has been a huge success! We could not have done it without the local churches, businesses, individuals and organizations and your generous donations! We are finishing out the year sending close to 50 bags every Friday! We have also been fortunate enough to help those families who needed extra help through the week. Next school year we foresee helping more students and their families. Next week we will be sending out donation letters or if you would like to make a food or monetary donation, please call Alissa Kelley at Kirby school at 870-398-4211. Thanks again!! Kirby PTCO
Trojans baseball wins 11-1 over Trinity to advance to play tomorrow against Ouachita! Opening pitch is at 4:30!
Trojans baseball team is winning their first round of district tournament right now 5-0. Hayden Johnson hit a over the fence home run!! Top of the 4th!
Reminder: Join US!!! Family Reading Night Thursday, April 25, 2019 3:15-6:00 PM in the Kirby Elementary Library for Grades K-6.
We recently received the ACT scores for our students' last test. 15 scored 19 or above to qualify for the Arkansas Challenge Scholarship, 11 students scored 20 or higher, 3 scored 26 or higher, and our highest score was a 29!! Our students average score was a 19!! Congratulations to all of them! We are very proud of you!
After school tutoring has ended for this school year for Kirby Elementary Students. Thanks!
Trojan baseball games for today and tomorrow have been cancelled!! They will play Monday here at Kirby vs Trinity. Start time is 4:30.
Due to No School tomorrow, Friday, April 19, the Buy One Get One Free Book Fair will be open on Monday, April 22 until 1 PM.
Baseball game is still on! Bus is leaving at 2:30. Opening pitch is at 4:30 at Mt Ida!
Reminder that school will dismiss at 2:15 today and there is NO school on Friday! Baseball team will play at Blevins today starting at 4:00. Bus is leaving at 2:30ish.
Trojan baseball announcement!! The game TOMORROW at Cutter MS has been cancelled! The game today at Blevins has been moved to tomorrow at 4:00! So no game today!
Reminder: On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, school will dismiss early due to teacher test training. Buses will leave campus at 2:15 p.m.
⚾️ Trojans baseball will have a home game today vs Ouachita. Opening pitch is at 4:00! ⚾️
Don't Forget to Order Your Yearbook!!! https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/product/yearbooks Order through May 10, 2019
Kindergarten & 6th Grade Cap & Gown Pictures will be Wednesday, April 10.
⚾️ today’s baseball game at Kirby has been canceled due to field conditions. ⚾️
The baseball game for today at Mt Ida has been CANCELLED!
There is a short survey posted on the Trojan fan page and Kirby Elementary page for those who will have Elementary students enrolled at Kirby in the 2019-2020 school year. Please fill out the survey at your convenience.
⚾️ Baseball team plays today at Nashville starting at 5:00. Bus is leaving at 3:00! ⚾️
April 16th we will run buses at 2:15. The faculty will be attending Aspire training from 2:15-3:15.
Kirby PTCO will meet tomorrow, April 2 at 4:30 in the cafeteria. We will be discussing end of year updates and ideas for the 2019-2020 school year.
Elementary Family Reading Night will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 3-6 PM.
⚾️ Today will be the Diamond Trojans first home game of the season. They will be taking on Mountain Pine with opening pitch at 4:30! ⚾️
Kindergarten and Sixth Grade Cap & Gown Pictures are scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2019.
T- ball, Baseball and softball season is here. With that being said, I would like to remind you to not let your kids share helmets with teammates due to the easy spreading of head lice!! 😊 thanks! Nurse Alissa
⚾️ diamond Trojans win their season opener 12-4 over Caddo! ⚾️
Diamond Trojans are up 9-3 in the 5th inning! ⚾️
⚾️ Trojan Baseball season kicks off this evening with an away game against Caddo Hills with the opening pitch at 5:00! ⚾️
Kindergarten Registration was held Thursday, March 14. If you were unable to attend, you may still register in the elementary office during school hours. .
Reminder: Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 26: Elementary Class Pictures and Peewee Basketball Pictures.
On Thursday, March 14 during the regular school board meeting that was scheduled after the parent/community meeting, the Kirby School Board voted unanimously to implement a four-day school week for the 2019-2020 school year. Over the past six months, there has been much discussion, research and surveys between administrators, faculty/staff, students, parents/guardians, and community regarding a four-day school week. We feel there are many positives that will become of this decision for Kirby School District, our students, and our community. We also understand there are a few negatives as well but we feel the pros outweighed the cons. There are many states and school districts successfully implementing a four-day school week all across the nation and it is our goal to become the first current school district to successfully implement a four-day school week in Arkansas. With any change comes apprehension and concerns but we will all work extremely hard together to make this innovative idea succeed. We will send out more information in the near future like school calendar, registration, and other pertinent information valuable to everyone. Thank you! Sincerely, Kirby School District
Just a quick reminder there will be a public meeting after parent/teacher conferences at 7p.m. on March 14 in the cafeteria. We will be following up on our previous surveys about a possible change to a 4 day school week next year. We would like to see as many parents/guardians of our students as possible. There will be a presentation followed by a question and answer session. The purpose of this meeting is to garner feedback.
Trojan Robotics just moves up to the top 10!!!!!!!!! Way to go!!!!
Kirby Robotics have won 2 matches and lost 1 so far!!! Keep up the good work guys and girls!!!
The Robotics Team will be competing around 9:30. You can watch it on the livestream we provided in previous posts!! Good Luck Kirby Trojan Robotics!!
The Kirby Trojan Robotics Team will be competing this week in the Rock City Regional Robotics Competition. The provided link will allow access to the live stream of the competition. We will do our best to notify everyone before they come on. https://www.twitch.tv/firstinspires/videos
Kirby School District will host a public meeting after parent/teacher conferences at 7 p.m. This will be an informational meeting regarding possible schedule changes for the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a short presentation by the administration. The presentation will be followed by an open question and answer session. We look forward to seeing everyone there.
Thursday, March 14, 2019: School buses will leave at 1:30 PM for early dismissal. Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:30-7 PM Kindergarten Registration 5:30-7 PM NO SCHOOL Friday, March 15. NO SCHOOL March 18-22 Spring Break
Elementary Spring Pictures will be Wednesday, March 13. High School Spring Pictures will be Thursday, March 14. Spring Pictures will be in the Safe Room. Elementary Class Pictures will be Tuesday, March 26 beginning that morning. Peewee Basketball Pictures will be Tuesday, March 26 after class pictures. If it is raining that day, class pictures will be made in the gym.
We apologize for the confusion this morning. Mr. Brewer's bus is in route. There will be a sub driving. Students who ride this bus will not be counted tardy or absent. Thank you!
I spoke to someone at Izard county and they said cell service isn’t great but games are going to be live streamed!! Link is on Trojan fan page!
Kirby Trojans FCCLA brought home 3 more awards to add to the collection on Feb. 21st at the FCCLA State STAR Events. Alexus Caldwell placed Gold with her Recycle and Redesign project, Kayln Sulcer placed Silver with her Illustrated Talk on adoption and Colby Markham placed Bronze with her Career Investigation project on Social Work. These girls have spent many hours working on these projects and came home with medals to make our Trojan Nation proud!
Wednesday and Friday will be AMI days 1 and 2. Elementary will have packets sent home and high school will be posted on Google Classroom. If your child does not have internet access at home, hard copies will be sent home with them.
Congratulations to the Kirby Chess Team!! They placed 3rd today and qualified for state!!
Due to teams competing in basketball state tournament, school Tuesday will dismiss at 1. NO school Wednesday. Regular school day on Thursday. No school Friday.
The Kirby Lady Trojans are the 1A-4 Regional Champions beating Blevins 80-44 . They will play in the State Tournament at Izard County High School as a 1 seed on Tuesday, Feb 26 at 7pm vs Concord, the 4 seed out of Region 3! Great Job Ladies! We are proud of you!!
End of 3!!! Kirby is up 71-32!! Clock is running!
2nd half just started and the girls are up 50-25!!!
It's halftime!! Kirby is up 46-23 over Blevins!!
Hey Guys!! I'm getting texts with updates!! We are up 20-10 at the end of 1!!
Kirby girls will play tonight at 6:00pm vs. Blevins.
Kirby boys will play in state tournament on Wednesday, February 27at 2:30 as the 4th seed. They will play the winner from Region 3 between 4th seed Concord and 3rd seed Mount Vernon Enola. To be determined tonight.
Final. Bradley wins 72-49. Kirby will be seeded 4th from Region 4.
66-49 Bradley. 3:19 left in game
End of 3rd. Kirby down 57-38
1:45 left in 3rd, Bradley up 51-36
2:38 left in 3rd, Bradley up 48-34
Bradley up 39-23
Caddo Hills girls lost to Emerson in consolation game 56-52.
Halftime. Bradley up 37-23.
Bradley 34-19. 50 seconds left in 1st half.
Bradley up 31-14.
Kirby TO with 3:41 left in 2nd. Down 28-14.
Kirby down 24-14. 5:13 left 1st half.
End of 1st. Kirby down 22-10
TO Bradley with 38 sec in 1st. Bradley up 20-9.
Tyler with 3. Kirby down 18-9.
Kirby 6 Bradley 16
Bradley TO with 3:11 in 1st Kirby down 11-6. Brodie with 2 3's
Kirby timeout with 4:09 remaining in 1st losing 10-3.
Kirby SR boys playing Bradley for consolation game to determine seeding for state tournament. Winner gets 3rd seed, loser gets 4th seed from Region 4.
75-67. Dermott. 45 seconds.
73-66. Dermott . 1:50
69-63 . Dermott. 3:00
65-61. Dermott. 3:58
65-59. Dermott. 4:45
60-59. Dermott. 5:30
57-55. Kirby. 6:44 in game.
Start of 4th 54-50. Kirby up!! Whew!!
52-50. Kirby. 50 seconds in third left.
42-34. Kirby up. Bates with his 7th three!
Halftime. Kirby boys up 39-32.
39-28! Kirby up!!
31-17!! Kirby. Bates with his 5th three!!
Brody with a nba three to end the first!! 26-17!! Tyler bates has 4 threes! Hayden is out. I’ll update when I hear more. Possibly broke arm/elbow taking a charge. Pray for him!!
9-7. Kirby! Hayden is out hurt. I’ll update when I know.
Kirby Sr girls win! Beating Caddo Hills 52-41 and Advancing to regional finals tomorrow night at 6:00 against winner of Emerson and Blevins!!
44-33. Kirby girls. 2:50 to play
Kirby Sr girls up 42-31. 3:50 in game
Start of the 4th. 40-27. Kirby Sr girls up!
Halftime. 30-20. Kirby Sr girls up!
28-19. Kirby. 1:22 till half
End of first. 22-6. Kirby Sr girls up!
Timeout. 21-5!!!! Kirby!
10-0 run!! Kirby Sr girls up!!!
Tip-off!! Go Trojans!!
Same thing as last games. I will update thru the app and Jessica will start updating on Trojan fan page. Games are at 4:00 and 5:30.
Dermott Sr boys win. Kirby Sr boys vs Dermott at 5:30. Make the drive to Bradley tomorrow night to watch two great games!!!
Caddo hills girls won. Kirby vs Caddo Sr girls tomorrow at 4:00.
Sr boys are state tournament bound!!! Winners over Strong 87-58!! Will play in regionals again Friday at 5:30!!!
Halftime!! Kirby Sr boys up 52-25!!! Cameron and Carter with 4 three pointers each!!
Kirby Sr boys up 23-12 end of first!!!
The Sr Lady Trojans are state tournament bound!!! Winners over Strong 62-19!! Will play again in regionals Friday at 4:00.
End of third. 58-16!!!
Halftime. 39-16. Kirby Sr girls up!!
Kirby Sr girls up 24-7. End of first.
Testing out WiFi.
All 11th graders will be taking the ACT tomorrow, Feb. 21, at 8:00!!! Don’t be late!!
Regional tournament information: $5 entry AAA passes only There is little to no cell service in Bradley’s gym. They will have WiFi packages available for purchase but we do not know the price yet. I will be purchasing the WiFi package so I can update the Trojan fan page and the schools app. Reminder that school is dismissing at 12 tomorrow!!
Kirby School will dismiss at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 due to excessive absences of staff and bus drivers due to the regional basketball games and Blake Self's funeral. (After school tutoring is cancelled on Wednesday also.) School will also dismiss on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. for the Regional tournament.
Regional brackets are now posted on Trojan fan page!!
The Kirby Sr boys are undefeated conference champs and now District tournament champs!! Beat Ouachita tonight 58-41!!!
Halftime. Kirby Sr boys up 26-15.
Kirby Sr girls are undefeated conference champs and now district tournament champs!! Won big tonight!! 73-36 over Blevins!!
Kirby Sr girls are headed to the finals!!! They beat Ouachita 45-31.
Halftime. Kirby Sr girls up 24-12.
End of first. Kirby Sr girls up 13-6 over Ouachita
Just a reminder that school will dismiss tomorrow (Thursday) at 2:30. There will be NO SCHOOL on Friday! That day was scheduled at beginning of year as a winter break day.
KYA meeting in the cafeteria at 5:30 PM Friday, February 15, 2019.
Sr district resumes today! First game starts at 4:00 with Ouachita Sr girls vs Oden, Caddo Hills Sr boys vs Oden at 5:30, Blevins Sr girls vs Mineral Springs at 7:00 and Trinity Sr boys vs Mineral Springs at 8:30. School lets out at 2:30 today!!
They did it!! What they have ran their tails off for, played hard for, thrown up and worked all season for!! Undefeated conference champs and now DISTRICT TOURNAMENT CHAMPS!! Beat Ouachita 35-18!!
Kirby jr girls up 10-8. Halftime. Whew!
Kirby jr girls down 8-4 end of first.
Jr. District Finals start at 5:00 p.m. tonight.
The Senior Boys defeat Ouachita 64-45 to become the undefeated Conference Champs!!!! Both the Trojans and Lady Trojans will play Thursday night in the district tournament!!!
End of 3! Sr boys up 54-31!!
It's halftime!! Kirby 35 - Ouachita 19!
Sr Boys! End of 1, up 20-10!!
Senior girls* hehe sorry!
Senior end their regular season as undefeated conference champs beating Ouachita 50-30!!! On to district!
End of Third Kirby girls up 43-24!
Halftime! Kirby up 30-15!
End of the first Kirby 10 - Ouachita 9 (Sr girls)
Sr teams play their last regular season game tonight at 5:30 at Ouachita! Bus is leaving at 3:45. Brackets for the Sr District tournament will be posted ASAP! Probably Saturday morning. Kirby Sr Girls and Sr Boys will be the number 1 seeds no matter the outcome of tonights games. They will both get a bye to the Semis and will play on Thursday, Feb 14th ❤️ Girls game will be at 7:00 and boys at 8:30. There will be 3 games on Monday, 4 games on Tuesday, 2 games on Wednesday, 4 on Thursday and finals on Saturday. Buses will leave campus at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14. This will help alleviate traffic congestion due to SR District starting at 4 PM on those days. Tomorrow night is the finals of Jr district!! Kirby Jr girls take on Ouachita at 5:00 and Blevins and Trinity Jr boys will play at 6:15. I think this week has went great! We are hoping the same for the Sr district!! Who knew we had so many students who know the Cotton-eye Joe! :)
Kirby jr boys down 10-2. End of first.
43-14. Kirby Jr girls are headed to the finals!!
Kirby jr girls are up 34-4. Halftime.
14-3. Kirby jr girls up end of first.
BMI testing was done on K, 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10th grades this morning. If you would like your child’s report, please call Nurse Alissa at the school at 870-398-4211 extension 4.
Buses will leave campus at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, February 12 and Thursday, February 14. This will help alleviate traffic congestion due to SR District starting at 4 PM on those days.
Valentine's Day Reminder: Kirby School District DOES NOT accept balloon and/or glass orders. This is a safety concern. If a child receives either of these items, they will remain in the office until a parent/guardian can pick them up. Thank you!
After school tutoring has been cancelled for tomorrow February 6 and next Wednesday, February 13.
Game day for the Srs. They will travel to Oden to take on the Timberwolves starting at 5:30. Bus leaves at 3:45.
Kirby jr girls win 44-6.
FYI...District Info... Admission $5.00. Season passes will not be accepted. Tshirts for sale $10.00. One gate entrance in front. All side doors will be closed for exit only. Gym will be closed until one hour before tip off. 3:30 for jr high. Seats cannot be saved and please be courteous to all spectators.
Tonight kicks off a busy 2 weeks! Kirby Jr girls play at 7:00 against Mountain Pine. I will also post scores of other games on Trojan fan page. Come out and support the Jr Lady Trojans!
Reminder: FCCLA members need to bring their $25 registration money by Monday for FCCLA State Leadership Conference
Jr district brackets are posted on Trojan fan page!!
55-39. Kirby Sr boys win.
End of first. 16-9. Kirby Sr boys up.
Sr girls win. 55-12
Halftime. Sr girls. 45-3
42-35. Jr boys win!
Jr. boys up 26-19. Third quarter.
Game day for the Jr boys and St teams against Mountain Pine. Games start at 5:30. It’s Senior night! The Seniors will be recognized tonight immediately following the Jr boys game.
Reminder: KYA Registration Forms and money for Tball, Softball, & Baseball are DUE back Monday, February 4, 2019. The elementary office has extra forms.
Sr boys win. 70-51.
Halftime. 40-28. Kirby up. Brandon Jones- I need a Diet Coke.
End of first. 16-14. Kirby Sr boys up
Kirby sr girls win. 61-22.
End of first. Kirby sr girls up 23-9. I won’t update till end of game. 😊
57-16. Jr girls win
Jr girls up 17-6. End of first. I won’t update again till end of game. 😊
Just a reminder that tonights games at Mineral Springs will start at 5:00! Jr girls and Sr teams. Also, this Friday evening, February 1st, will be Senior night!! The Jr boys play at 5:30 and then immediately following that game, we will have Senior night recognition and then the Srs will play.
Games tomorrow night at Mineral Springs will start at 5:00! Bus is leaving at 3:45!
Game day for the Jr teams! Dierks comes to Kirby tonight to take on the Jr girls starting at 5:00 and Jr boys to follow.
59-45. Kirby Sr boys win.
Start of 4th. Kirby up 47-31.
31-26. Halftime. Kirby sr boys up .
15-14. Kirby up by one. End of first.
76-34. Sr girls win.
35-17. Halftime. Kirby Sr girls up
End of first. Kirby Sr girls up 25-9.
Jr boys halftime score. Down 24-14.
FYI...there is an emergency helicopter that has landed at the Kirby School District ball fields. It is not school related. No other information is available.
Be careful this morning, there are reports of icy patches on some roads.
Jr girls lose 41-18.
Halftime. Kirby jr girls down 25-10.
It’s almost half here! Why do boys games go faster?! Better head on this way!!
Right now games are running on schedule. Acorn and Murfreesboro Jr boys team warming up now.
83-13 final. Kirby Sr girls.
Kirby Sr girls up 53-9 halftime.
There has been a change in District tournament sites. Now both the Jr district tournament and Sr district tournament will be held here at Kirby.
Parents/Guardians: KYA Registration Forms will be sent home today. The deadline to return forms and money will be Monday, February 4, 2019. The elementary office will have extra forms if you know someone that has a child wanting to play Tball, Softball, or Baseball at Kirby. Thank you!
Games tonight against Umpire are Sr teams only starting at 5:30! Also, there is a Game here on Monday, the 28th against Dierks which will be Jrs only with a start time of 5:00! Jr girls will play tomorrow night at 6:30 in the Dierks Jr tournament against Nashville.
47-44. Trojans fall by 3.
Kirby down 38-28 end of third.
Halftime. Tied up at 22!
Kirby Jr girls win!!! They beat Horatio 43-31!!
Kirby up 27-22. Start of the 4th.
Halftime. Horatio up 16-13.
Jr girls game tied 8-8. End of first!
It’s halftime of the game before Kirby jr girls. Running ahead of schedule!!
Tomorrow is the first round of games in the Dierks jr tournament for the Kirby Jr teams! Jr girls play at 6:30 against Horatio and Jr boys at 7:45 against Murfreesboro. Come out and support the jr teams! Bus is leaving between 4:30 and 5:00.
The Pee Wee games for today in Mena have been cancelled due to snow and ice in Mena.
Kirby Sr boys win! 91-54!
48-24. Kirby up at half.
End of first. Kirby up 28-12.
54-34. Final!!! Kirby Sr girls win!!
End of third. 37-32. Kirby up.
Halftime. Emerson up by one 26-25. It’s getting pretty wild in here.
Game time at Emerson! Scores updated every quarter.
Sr teams only tonight for Emerson! Bus leaves at 2:30 and games start at 5:00!
Reminder: Safety Issue: The front gate is an entrance only in the morning and exit only in the afternoon for both buses and the car line. Thank you.
Kirby wins!!! 44-39!!
I know almost everyone from Kirby is here but those who are not, Caddo Sr boys are up by 2. Start of the 4th.
Halftime Sr boys. Caddo up 21-15
45-33. Kirby Sr girls win!!!
Halftime. Kirby Sr girls up 23-12.
Start of 2nd. Kirby Sr girls up 11-6
Kirby jr girls win and stay undefeated in conference play!! 31-24!!!! What a great game!!
Kirby jr girls take the lead!! 22-19. Play by play on Trojan fan page.
Halftime. Caddo jr girls up 16-9.
Caddo jr girls up 12-6. End of first.
Jr district will be held at Caddo Hills Sr district will be held at Caddo Hills Regionals at Bradley State at ICC. Izard County
NEW Dierks jr tournament brackets posted on Trojan fan page.
TOMORROW is game day! Caddo Hills comes to town to take on the Jr Girls who are both undefeated in conference play. Sr teams will be after that and the last meeting between these two were great games. Come out and support the Trojans and watch three exciting games. Always fun to play the Indians. Games start at 5:30! District sites will be announced tomorrow also!
Tutoring will start back this Wednesday, January 16, 2019 from 3:15-5:00 PM.
78-49 final Sr boys win.
Jr boys fall by 10. 42-32
38-12. Jr girls win!
Dierks Jr tournament bracket is posted on Trojan Fan page.
Basketball Regionals will be held at Bradley.
There will be no student requested schedule changes after Friday 1/11/19.
There will be NO after school tutoring today. Thanks!
Class 1A state tournament will be held at Izard County (ICC) this year. You will remember that gym is where Swanson hit the game winning shot to send them to the Finals. :) Regional and district sites have not been determined yet. We will announce those soon as we know which should be next week. ICC is located up north in Brockwell, Ar. Close to the Missouri line. 224 miles from Kirby.
Kirby Sr boys up 18-11. End of first.
62-21. Final. Kirby sr girls win big!!
Halftime. Kirby Sr girls up. 38-14
End of first. Kirby Sr girls up 19-3.
27-26. Kirby jr boys fall by one. Was a great game.
End of third. Jr boys down 17-14.
Jr boys down 15-8 at halftime.
Jr boys. Kirby up 7-3. End of first.
35-27. Kirby jr girls win!!
End of third. Jr girls. Kirby up 26-19!
Halftime. Jr girls. Kirby up 19-14!
End of first. Jr girls. Kirby up 9-6.
Two tough losses tonight for the Jr teams. Tomorrow evenings games are at Kirby against Ouachita and ALL 4 teams will play. Start time at 4:30!
Report cards were handed out today to the high school students. They are also available on HAC.
FINAL KIRBY 45 - LH 60 KAMERON HALE TOURNY RUNNER UP!
End of 3rd!! KIRBY 35 - LH 38 WE HAVE A BALLGAME!
Omgosh! Halftime! KIRBY 22 - LH 30
Kirby is playing Lake Hamilton in the Finals tonight. End of the first! KIRBY 10 - LH 16!!!
FINAL! KIRBY 73 - MENA 66!!!!! WE WILL PLAY IN THE FINALS TOMORROW @ 8:00 PM!!
End of 3rd!!! Kirby 50 - Mena 42!!! Great ballgame!!!!
Halftime!! Kirby 28 - Mena 24!!!
Sr Boys playing Mena. End of first Kirby 15 - Mena 12!!!!
Sr Girls fall to Mena, 41-38. They will play again tomorrow at 10:00 am.
1:30 left in Third and it's all tied up!
End of Third! Kirby 27 - Mena 25!
Halftime Score! Kirby 17 - Mena 19
Sr Girls are playing Mena today in the Kameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton. End of the first Kirby 10 - Mena 7!
Final Kirby 38 - Star City 45 Girls will play again tomorrow at 10:00 am
Right now it is 38-41 Star City up with 1:43 left in game. Expect a live feed on Kirby Trojan Fan page!
End of the 3rd Kirby 31 - Star City 32
Half time Kirby 17 - Star City 23
Sr Girls End of the 1st Kirby 4 - Star City 14
FINAL! Kirby 55 - Whitehall 50 We will play tomorrow @ 530 vs the winner of Star City & Mena
End of 3rd Kirby 39 - Whitehall 37!
Half time! Kirby 26 - Whitehall 25!
End of the first Kirby 12 - Whitehall 10!!!
All 4 Trojan teams made it look easy last night sweeping Oden. They take a break for a while before the Sr teams pick back up for the Kameron Hale tournament starting Dec 27. I will be out of state for vacation so I’ll make sure someone updates who will be there. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your favorite score updater and nurse! 😊🎅🏼🎁
57-19. Kirby Sr girls win.
I have failed on my job for sure. Kirby Sr girls up 49-13. Start of the 4th.
46-18. Kirby Jr boys win!
25-1. Kirby Jr boys up end of first. I’ll update at end of game.
Kirby jr girls win 37-15!
Semester grades are uploaded to HAC for viewing. We will send home report cards when we get back January 7th. We hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Halftime jr girls. Kirby up 21-5. I’m not updating till end of game.
Jr girls up 14-0. End of 1st.
59-40. Final. Sr boys.
37-22. Kirby Sr boys up. Halftime.
Sr boys. 15-7. Kirby up. End of first.
44-13. Kirby Sr girls win.
23-0. End of the first. Kirby sr girls up. I’m not updating again till the end. 😊
39-2. Final. Kirby jr girls win.
29-0. Halftime. Kirby jr girls up. I’m not updating again till end. If your on your way to watch Sr Girls, come on. They are already running the clock.
18-0. End of first. Kirby jr girls up.
It’s game day at Mountain Pine! Jr girls and Sr teams. Bus leaves at 3:45 and tip off is at 5:30!
Sr boys win big!! See y’all tomorrow night at Mountain Pine! I’m looking forward to Chick Fil A before the game! 😊
Halftime. Sr boys 42-27 Kirby up.
Sr girls win!!! Final score 45-37!
Halftime. Sr girls. 24-20. Kirby up
End of first. 14-9. Kirby sr girls up!
Jr boys win by 3!!
Halftime. Jr boys down by 1. 16-15
End of first. Jr boys down 8-5.
Remember that buses will run at 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for semester tests.
Kirby wins!!! 56-40!
Tournament winners!!! 57-48. Way to go Lady Trojans!!
Headed to overtime! 48-48. Play by play scores on Trojan fan page.
Kirby up 42-41. 4:51 to play in game.
Halftime. Cossatot River leading 26-25.
End of first. Kirby up 15-9
Kirby finished out Homecoming Day with three wins last night! Sorry I wasn’t there to update scores! Come out tonight to Scrapper arena and watch Sr girls against Cossatot River and boys against Nashville! Tip-off is at 6:00!
It’s Homecoming Day! First ceremony starts at 2:00. Second one starts at 5:00 and will be followed by Jr boys and Sr teams against Mineral Springs.
Sr girls will play Cossatot River. They beat Nashville 49-40.
68-47. Sr boys win. Will play in finals Saturday at 7:30. I’ll update who we will play after these next two games are over.
Halftime. Sr boys up 47-19 over Foreman.
63-35 Sr girls win! Will play in finals Saturday night at 6:00.
Halftime. Sr girls up 29-21.
Tomorrows evening games will be Lady Trojans against the Acorn Tigers starting at 4:00. Trojans will take on the Foreman Gators at 5:15. This is at the Nashville Classic at Scrapper Arena. Come support the Sr Trojans!!
Remember tomorrow's Spirit Week Theme is Throwback Thursday!! Let's take it back old school!! :)
62-61. Kirby wins!!!!
Sr girls final. 41-31. Kirby wins!
37-12. Final. Kirby Jr girls win!
Kirby School District will dismiss at 2:10 on Wednesday, December 12 for PLC meetings. Buses will run at 2:15.
Remember that tomorrow is Tacky Tourist Tuesday! Lets see those fanny packs and visors!
Kirby School District has teamed up with Apptegy and are proud to announce the release of the NEW and greatly improved kirbytrojans.net website. Our new website offers all the information that parents, students and teachers all will need!! We now have the capability to send out text messages and automated voicemails from information gathered from eSchool registration. In addition to the new site, we are excited to have our very own Kirby Trojan’s app!! This is app is available for download in both Google Play and iTunes Store. This app will have all the information found on the website and much more!! If you turn on the “push notifications” in the settings, you will be able to get live updates as they are pushed out. This will be great for those who like to keep up with ballgame scores and for those days we might be out of school. Both the website and app are linked directly to our NEW Facebook page. To help streamline and make things less confusing, we have a new Kirby School District Facebook page! Be sure to follow us there. Search for Kirby School District. We urge all parents, students and staff to download the app!!! This will be a great way for our administrators to get messages and information to everyone a lot faster and more efficiently! Thank you and Go Trojans! Sincerely, Pike Palmer Kirby Superintendent
The Senior Trojans and Lady Trojans will play in the Nashville Bankers Basketball Classic on Thursday, December 13 at 4:00 and 5:15. The girls will face the winner of Foreman and Acorn and the boys will face the winner of Foreman and Cossatot River.