This past week was another busy week at Arnett Public School. 

On Monday, the Beta Club finished up Valentine's cookies and balloons after school. 
Tuesday the 6th grade social studies class took a trip to the bank and town hall. They have been learning about economics, budgeting, and bills. Mrs. Lisa Friesen and Mr. Rusty Royal talked to the 6th graders about how to open their own bank account and take out a loan. After visiting the bank, we went and visited Ms. Sharon Stevens at Town Hall and learned how and where to pay our water/trash bill. In the afternoon, the elementary classes had their Valentine's Day parties. The kids enjoyed snacks, drinks, and opening their Valentine's from their classmates. With the crazy wind, it was quite the spectacle watching and helping kids get their balloons and cookies to their vehicles. Tuesday was also the day to vote for our school's transportation bond. Our community definitely stepped up and came out to vote. The bond passed 174-34! We are excited to be adding some new buses and a new ag truck to our school transportation! Later Tuesday evening, the Arnett Local Premium Sale was held at the First Baptist Church. We had a great turnout, and many people from the community were there supporting our students. Thank you to the people and businesses who showed their support!
Wednesday we had a traveling museum visit our school. The General Tommy Franks roadshow and classroom came to Arnett to teach our students more about General Tommy Franks, 9/11, and different cultures around the world. Fourth through Seniors enjoyed visiting with  Mrs. Jeannie Driskill about different artifacts from many different countries in the museum. 
On Friday, a few of the juniors traveled to Weatherford with Mrs. Dowler to an Anatomy Tournament. This was the first year SWOSU put on this tournament. The Anatomage Table is the only fully segmented real human 3D anatomy platform. Users can visualize anatomy exactly as they would on a fresh cadaver. Individual structures are reconstructed in accurate 3D, resulting in an unprecedented level of real accurate anatomy, dissectable in 3D. Students were asked to identify areas of the body in a race to earn the most points for the tournament!
Also on Friday, the regional tournament kicked off. The Lady Wildcats played Goodwell Friday evening at home. The Lady Wildcats ended up with a 65-19 victory over the Goodwell Eagles. They will play for the regional championship title on Monday in Beaver. 
Over the weekend, the 7th/8th grade Academic Team traveled to Vici for the regional tournament. They placed 4th and qualified for the state tournament April 22nd at Dale High School!
On Saturday, day one of the 89th annual Woodward District Livestock Show kicked off with Baxter Brown exhibiting his rocket stove in the Ag Mechanics Contest. His project was entered into the outdoor recreation category. He had the opportunity to present his project to the judges. The livestock will be shown Sunday through Monday, Feb. 27th.

Feb. 18th-28th Woodward District Livestock Show
Mon., Feb. 20th - Board Meeting
Mon., Last night of regional tournament @ Beaver
Feb. 23rd-25th Area Tournament
Thurs., Feb. 23rd - pull Tabs due at school
Fri., Feb. 24th - James and the Giant Peach performance @ Woodward
Sat., Feb. 25th - Shattuck Speech Tournament
Mon., Feb. 27th - Sequoyah Book Awards
Tues., Feb. 28th - Breakfast with Buddies
Tues., Feb. 28th - HS Baseball vs Forgan

Skyler Range, Alyssa Smith, and Canon Hardin at the Anatomage Tournament at SWOSU. 

Nine Arnett students from the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades participated in the Circle the State with Song Honor Choir. The concert was held in Guymon, OK on January 24th with over 100 students from Northwest Oklahoma singing in the choir. (back row l-r) Student, Carlie Dowler, Adante Smith, Lauryn Bayless, Jozie Latta, (front row l-r) Crew Watson, Student, Aaliyah WhiteEagle. Not pictured: Lola Coleman.
At Arnett, we have a mentoring program each year. Older students each choose a student to mentor from the 7th grade class. This helps our 7th graders adjust to moving into the high school. The mentors had asked Mrs. Broyles to take a trip where they could get to know the 7th graders better so they traveled to Topgolf in OKC and participated in their STEM project while getting to spend time hanging out all together. Pictured: 7th graders Charity Albert, Brooklyn Vincent, Jasmine Smith, and Anna Hope Sant'Anna.
The 5th and 6th grade classes with Mrs. Jeannie Driskill in front of the General Tommy Franks traveling museum. 
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The Pre-K Class with their Valentine's goodie bags they made during class.
Front row L to R: Emma, Hudson Campbell, Piper Banta, Hattie Smith, Milly Jones, Everleigh Rumley , Lincoln Burnett, Brantley Rumley
Back row L to R: Jason Looney, Peyton Ham, Addelynn Helfenbein, Jonas Patterson, Tucker WhiteEagle, Corbin Brewster, Everleigh Hunter, Easton Dauphin
Fourth grader, Jadyn Dowler at the Local Premium Sale on Valentine's Day.
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The 7th/8th grade Academic Team after placing 4th in the regional tournament. Front Row: Charity Albert, Lola Coleman
Back Row: John Campbell, Lincoln Coleman, Eli Coykendall, and Randy Burton