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By the year 2016, the Forrest City School District will be locally and nationally recognized for its innovative and aggressive approach to improving education in Eastern Arkansas.

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To provide educational services that meet and exceed our customer’s needs and expectations, allowing us to prosper as a district and community.

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FCSD Extended Day Schedules begin March 30

Due to inclement weather this year, the Forrest City School District will be extending the school days beginning March 30 to May 13 to make-up the school days missed. Classes will also be in session on Good Friday, April 3. The Forrest City School District will resume regular scheduled classes on May 14.

Click here to view each school's updated schedule.

Announcement from Forrest City High School

Forrest City High School is offering "FREE" A.C.T. Prep classes to all FCHS students by the renown ACT Prep Coach "Steve Leake" of Edsortium.

Click HERE for more information.

2014/15 Arkansas Social Studies 9--12 Teacher of the Year!!

Mr. David L. Freligh, Social Studies Department Chairman of FCHS, has received the Arkansas Social Studies 9--12 Teacher of the Year award!! He was presented with the award from Arkansas Department of Education Public School Social Studies Program Advisor Maggie Herrick and Dustin Seaton, President of the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference in Little Rock Nov. 6-7. Mr. Freligh is proud of his award, but credits this honor to his students first, the awesome people at the place he works (Forrest City High School), and finally the wonderful people with the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies and Maggie Herrick from ADE. Our Social Studies department at FCHS is obviously being noticed all across this State and there certainly is no better education anywhere else!


2014/15 Arkansas Secondary Art Teacher of the Year!!

Cheryl McMickle, FCHS Art teacher, has received the Arkansas Art Educators 2014/15 Arkansas Secondary Art Teacher of the Year award!! She will be honored in November at the AAE convention in Little Rock. Our district art departments are leading the state in art education. Let Mrs. McMickle know how proud you are of her and her accomplishments.

Attention High School Students and Parents!!!

East Arkansas Community College offers a program that will allow you to earn college credit while still attending high school. This program is known as Concurrent Enrollment.

Click here to see more information on the Concurrent Courses being offered.
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Interested in substitute teaching in the FCSD, contact SubTeachUSA, 1-800-541-6377 or email

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Students Participate in Youth Art Month (YAM)
by Admin User - Saturday, 21 March 2015, 03:00 PM

Students Participate in Youth Art Month (YAM)

Forrest City School District students recently participated in Youth Art Month. The student's art work was display at the state capital in Little Rock, and they received the YAM Proclamation from Governor Hutchinson. Forrest City Mayor Larry Bryant signed a proclamation declaring March to be Youth Art Month (YAM).

March is Youth Art Month
Central Elementary Art Teacher, Sue McCoy, Kody Clark (K) and Mayor Bryant signing the proclamation making March Youth Art Month in Forrest City.

FCSD Student art work displayed at capital
Forrest City School District YAM artwork being displayed at state capital

YAM Proclamation from Governor Hutchinson

Art Teachers, Sue McCoy and Joey Moseley along with Stacey Glover picking up the YAM proclamation from Goverenor Hutchison and his wife at the Capital
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Madison Academy goes to Storytelling at EACC
by Admin User - Saturday, 21 March 2015, 02:34 PM

Madison Academy goes to Storytelling at EACC

Madison Prep Academy and three students from the Mustang Academy began their Black History Month Celebration on February 2nd with a trip to EACC Fine Arts Auditorium to see a storytelling event through the beating of drums, dance, and musical instruments by Drum Ballet from Hope, Arkansas. The performers were all students. Our students were invited to the stage to perform along with Drum Ballet at the end of the program.The Black History Month activities are sponsored annually by Mr. Melvin Tinsley of EACC.

Madison Students Attend storytelling at EACC
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Central Students Honor Our Soldiers
by Admin User - Thursday, 12 February 2015, 09:53 PM

Central Students Honor Our Soldiers

Students in Mrs. Outley's class at Central Elementary school have been writing to our soldiers over seas and at home. The following story explains how Central students are honoring our soldiers.

"I have a class mate that I went to high school with. His name then was Bernard House. In Dec. of 2011 he was stationed in Iraq to fight in the war. He and I communicated through social media as well as via email. He told me then there were lots of soldiers that did not have any family and were depressed at the holidays. I asked him could my students write them letters.

We mailed letters and candy just in time for the holidays. Now, Bernard is back in the states working under Pres. Obama. He contacted me again this year around Christmas, and this time he asked for letters from my students for the injured soldiers at Walter Reed Medical Center.

Again, my students responded!!!!! Bernard is now Lieutenant Colonel House. He called and thanked my class, and he is planning a trip to the school with his family in the spring to meet the faculty and staff of Central."
-- M. Outley

Central Student Receive US Flag from Iraq

Pictured are students in Mrs. Outley's class holding
a flag mailed from Iraq. The attached letter
stated that the flag was flown for 9 hours and 11 minutes.
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FCHS Sports Signing Day
by Admin User - Thursday, 12 February 2015, 09:40 PM

FCHS Sports Signing Day

Two students from Forrest City High School signed with two Arkansas colleges. Bryan Allen signed with Arkansas Tech, and Paul Bailey signed with the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. Congratulations to both students.

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day

FCHS Sports Signing Day
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County Wide Spelling Bee
by Admin User - Friday, 6 February 2015, 10:26 PM

County Wide Spelling Bee

The county wide spelling bee was held on January 16 at EACC. There were approximately 18 students from the Junior High School and Lincoln Middle Academy of Excellence representing Forrest City School District. Angela Beard is the coordinator of the spelling bee from the Junior High, and Chris Oswalt is the coordinator from Lincoln.

The coordinators were very proud of the students, and they were pleased to announce that Forrest City School District had the top three winners of the county wide spelling bee!

Sasha McCoy (FCJH) - First place
Keshaun Jordan (LMAE) - Second place
Taylor Young (LMAE) - Third place

Sasha will be going on to the Mid-South Spelling Bee in Memphis on March 7.

There are great things happening in the Forrest City School District!

County Wide Spelling Bee
Pictured (L to R):
Allen Coleman, Bailey Jacobs, Seth Howard, Keshaun Jordan, Taylor Young, Tavion Williams, Hollidae Coleman, Kennedy Taylor, Shamya Futrell, & Kyra Adams

County Wide Spelling Bee
Pictured (L to R):
Taylor Young, Keshaun Jordan, Sasha McCoy
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FCHS Students Receive Honors
by Admin User - Friday, 16 January 2015, 04:17 PM

FCHS Students Receive Honors

In November, Forrest City students participated in a statewide contest to determine the flag for Arkansas. The Grand Prize winner's flag will be made into an actual flag to be flown in New Orleans in March.

Besides the Grand Prize winner, there are 1st - 4th places in 3 age categories: K-5, 6-8, and 9-12. FCHS students won the following honors:

1st Place -Jasmine Hill (9th grade)

3rd Place - Kadaisha White (12th grade)

4th Place - Maureese McLain (9th grade)

These student's flag designs will be on display at the State Capitol in March, and each will receive awards and prizes at that time.

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