Pope County CUSD #1 is a county-wide pre-K-12 school district that serves the residents of the county all their public education needs. Our mission is to provide all students with opportunities to develop to their maximum potential to become effective life-long learners and to actively participate in our democracy and society.
Flying the Jolly Roger
by Chuck Bleyer, Superintendent
As we inch closer to Christmas and a new year, the students and staff of the District are getting into the spirit. In the upcoming weeks, we will have the Christmas Concert, The Madrigal, and Christmas Programs. In addition, there will be numerous basketball games and a junior high dance. This is busy time for all; therefore, I have to take a moment to thank all the parents and guardians that bring their students back and forth to the school for the necessary practices that enable these events to take place. Also, I must thank the teachers, coaches, sponsors, and volunteers that put in the countless hours to coach and mentor the students. On another note, we are excited to see the new roof being installed on the high school gym. There were three roofs on the gym, including the original. Since the building was built in 1954, the roof is over 62 years old. I must say that it has served the District well. The new roof will be up to new codes, with better insulation, and colored white. The white color will immensely improve the temperature of the gym in the summer heat. Please be safe over the holiday season, and as always, Go Pirates!