Arkansas News:

Calico Rock Chess Team competes successfully The Calico Rock Junior High School and Senior High School chess teams recently competed at the North Central Arkansas Educational Service Cooperative chess tournament. The Calico Rock Junior High team captured second, and Jared Long received fifth in his division. The Calico Rock Senior High School team earned a third in their division.

Source: Baxter Bulletin

Texas News:

DeSoto leader leaves lasting mark
Departing schools chief made uniting district, community a priority

12:00 AM CDT on Friday, May 11, 2007
By KATHY A. GOOLSBY / The Dallas Morning News

Alton Frailey’s tenure as DeSoto school superintendent has lasted just over two years, but colleagues say the strong legacy he’ll leave behind next month will last much longer.

“Mr. Frailey has been here I think the shortest time of any DeSoto superintendent I’ve worked for, but he made the greatest impact on our kids,” said Sissy Lowe, who has worked in the district for 17 years. “He really put us back on track with the main thing, and that is the kids.”

Mr. Frailey begins his new job as leader of the Katy Independent School District near Houston on July 1. DeSoto ISD officials have hired the same search firm that found Mr. Frailey to seek out his successor.

When he arrived in the DeSoto district in February 2005, Mr. Frailey began making changes almost immediately. He met with teachers and administrators to find out what they needed to be more efficient, and he spoke with residents and community leaders to ensure everyone was working toward the best education for the district’s students.

Here is the full article.

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