Mrs. Wheeler decked out in warm gear to read Except Antarctica in the Book Battle Royale.

The Wildcats finished up February and the third nine weeks with a lot of different activities. On Saturday, February 25th the High School Speech Team brought home some hardware from the Shattuck Speech Tournament with Emma Knowles placing 3rd in poetry, MaKenzi Hamil placing 3rd in standard oratory, MaKale and MaKenzi Hamil placing 2nd with their humorous duet, Ryan Elder and Alyssa Smith placing 1st with their dramatic duet and Jenna Thomas placing 4th in poetry.

Monday started off Read Across America Week. Mrs. Shoaf, Mrs. Kincannon, Mrs. Wheeler and Mr. Royal faced off in the High School library with round two of our ongoing Book Battle Royale. All students K-12 were invited to watch, listen and vote for their favorite book while Mrs. Hamil, our ever imaginative high school librarian, refereed the event. 

Senior Aly Friesen finished up the last day of the Woodward District Livestock show with the Overall Grand Champion Steer. Arnett FFA had a great day on Tuesday with six exhibitors making the Premium Sale including the number one & two sale positions. Aly Friesen was named as a scholarship recipient while Emma Knowles and Kenzi Hamil were selected to the State FFA Convention Choir. Five Arnett FFA Seniors were also informed that they have met the requirement to receive their State FFA Degrees. Those will be presented to Sara Wayland, Anna Sant’ Anna, Emma Knowles, Ashton Suthers and Ali Friesen during the State FFA Convention, May 4th, in Tulsa. Congratulations to all our hard working, talented FFA students.

Read Across America Week continued on Tuesday with Breakfast with Buddies organized by the Arnett BETA Club. Students in Kindergarten through Fourth grade were paired with an upperclassman to enjoy doughnuts while reading a book (or three) together. Dr. Seuss’ birthday was also celebrated on Friday by the elementary students who got to enjoy some sweet treats made by Mrs. Dearing’s home economics classes.

The Wildcat Baseball team started off their season with a 10-7 win against Forgan on Tuesday night. On Friday they traveled to Cimarron for a three-way with Ripley. They toppled Cimarron 11-1 but fell to Ripley 10-0, putting them at 2-1 for a good start to the season.

Upcoming Events…

March 5-7 State BETA Convention

March 6 JH Baseball @ Fargo

March 7-17 FFA Oklahoma Youth Expo

March 7-8 Parent Teacher Conferences

March 7 JH/HS Baseball vs Sweetwater

March 7 JH/HS Softball vs Buffalo

March 8 Pre ACT 8th-9th grade

March 9-10 HS Softball Tournament @ Ft. Cobb

March 9 Picture Day (classes, groups & casuals)

March 9 HS Baseball vs Sharon Mutual

March 10 JH/HS Baseball vs Cheyenne

March 10 No School

The AES Sonic Students of the Month for February are LR: Mrs. Bryant, Jozie Latta, Lucas Coykendall, Bentley Broadbent, Easton Dauphin, Jackson Helfenbein and Bella Booth.  Students are nominated by teachers and chosen by the principal for acts of kindness, good character, hard work and cooperation. Congrats to these outstanding students!  The February Teacher of the Month is 3rd grade teacher, Nicole Bryant.  This is Mrs. Bryant’s third year teaching at AES and she has earned a reputation for creating fun learning activities and challenging her beloved third graders.  

Elementary principal Mrs. Shoaf reads “Don’t Eat Bees” to Arnett students of all grade levels during the semifinals of the high school library’s Book Battle Royale.

Aly Friesen had the honor of exhibiting the Grand Champion Market Steer at the Woodward District Livestock Show and led off the Premium sale on Tuesday. Congratulations Aly!

Junior foreign exchange student Almudena Fuentes and 1st grader Brenly Booth enjoying Breakfast With Buddies while reading together.

Lincoln Coleman enjoys a little time reading with his Buddies Rhett McCartor and Wes Wheeler to celebrate Read Across America Week.

Seniors Emma Knowles and Jenna Thomas were chosen for the 3rd consecutive year to sing at the OSSAA State Basketball Tournament. They sang on Friday before the 4:30 Class A boys semi-final. We will sure miss hearing their beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner next year.