Day of Gratitude 2020

Mrs. Emma Smith’s first Kindergarten class at Crowley’s Ridge Academy. CRA Family, On this day in 1953, the doors of Crowley’s Ridge Academy opened to students for the very first time. Some 39 young people attended the first day of classes. Today is also World Gratitude Day, and I’ll understand if you’ve already jumped ahead […]

Nunn, Stanley added to CRA Board of Directors

Wiley Stanley Blaine Nunn Crowley’s Ridge Academy has added Blaine Nunn of Paragould and Wiley Stanley of Jonesboro as members of its Board of Directors, Board President KJ Spillman announced. Nunn and Stanley joined the board effective July 1, 2020, and each will serve a 6-year term. Nunn is President of Nunn’s Construction, a family-owned […]

CRA selects new administrator

Crowley’s Ridge Academy (CRA) has selected Terry Austin to serve as its Administrator, CRA Board President Christie Jordan announced Thursday. The announcement caps a five-month search process for the school’s next leader. Austin, 48, has served as the school’s Director of Development for four years and is a 1990 graduate of CRA. He will follow […]

CRA, PALS to close through April 17

Crowley’s Ridge Academy and its preschool, PALS (Planned Activities Learning School), will be closed through April 17, Superintendent Raymond Lasley announced today. The closures are in keeping with the mandated statewide closure of public schools by Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic. CRA’s K-12 on-campus learning had already been closed […]

CRA Closes On-Campus K-12 Instruction Through 4/17

On Thursday, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced that all K-12 public schools in the state will remain closed to on-campus learning through Friday, April 17. In light of that news, as well as an accompanying announcement of more positive COVID-19 cases in the state, CRA Superintendent Raymond Lasley announced the following: CRA K-12 will also […]

CRA adjusts schedule in response to COVID-19

CRA Superintendent Raymond Lasley announced today the following changes in the school academic calendar for the week of March 15-21. The changes were made in response to the ongoing COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus) global pandemic. The changes include: CRA and PALS will be OPEN on Monday, March 16, for a full school day. CRA (K-12) will […]

CRA’s response to COVID-19

Crowley’s Ridge Academy announced today the creation of a page on its website for school-related information related to COVID-19 (novel Coronavirus). The page’s address is: www.crafalcons.org/coronavirus All relevant information regarding CRA’s preparations and response plans for the COVID-19 outbreak will be posted there and updated as events warrant. Information will also be distributed as needed […]

Rowe selected 2019 Employee of the Year

To hear Kathy (Smith, ‘76) Rowe tell it, she couldn’t leave CRA if she wanted to. Fortunately for the school, and for its kindergartners past, present and future, the beloved “Mrs. Kathy” has no plans to go anywhere at all. In appreciation for her 30 years of service to the school, CRA honored Rowe with […]

Jim, Julie Chester Named 2019 Distinguished Alumni

Crowley’s Ridge Academy is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. This year’s deserving alumni are Jim (‘59) and Julie (Williams, ‘61) Chester. Jim and Julie met at Crowley’s Ridge Academy in 1958. Jim came as a senior that year, and Julie was a sophomore and was best friends with Jim’s […]

CRA seeks Administrator

Crowley’s Ridge Academy (CRA) is seeking a full-time CEO/Administrator. The CEO/Administrator is responsible for leading Crowley’s Ridge Academy spiritually, academically, financially, and organizationally. The CEO/Administrator should reflect a Christ-like servant attitude with excellent communication and leadership skills. The CEO/Administrator is accountable for the operation of the school, focusing on communication with staff and key stakeholders, ensuring the fiscal […]