Sunday was a busy day for several students at Arnett. The Arnett 7th & 8th grade English students recently participated in the Delta Kappa Gamma essay contest. This year’s topic was, “What career or vocation do you see yourself having when you are an adult? Explain why you chose it and how you would prepare for it." From Mrs. Knowles's 8th grade class, Whitley Toy Stewart placed 1st and Jasmine Smith received Honorable Mention. Placing in Mrs. Burcham's 7th Grade Class was Levi Starkey-1st, Adante Smith-2nd, Bella Booth-3rd, and Josh Campbell-Honorable Mention. Shattuck 7th & 8th graders also participated in the essay contest with the winners reading their essays at the awards assembly Sunday, February 11th at Arnett Public School, followed by a reception.

Levi Starkey, Adante Smith, Bella Booth, Josh Campbell, and Mrs. Burcham

Also on Sunday, the Beta Club started the week off baking cookies. The Beta students and parents came to the school and worked to prep and bake Valentines cookies. 


Bristen Robertson, Madison Haney, and Katie Girton decorating Beta cookies.

Tuesday was the Arnett Local Premium Auction & Dinner for our FFA & 4-H kids. After a delicious dinner, each student presented their project for the year and was auctioned off. This helps each child raise money for their livestock projects. 

Wednesday was a full day of fun for everyone in the school. Valentines Day balloons and cookies were delivered to the classrooms and around town by the Beta students. They worked hard with their orders and ended up making 475 cookies and filled 250 balloons. 

6th graders, Jozie Latta, Alex Strick, and Leilani Daniels enjoying their last elementary Valentine’s Day party. 

Mrs. Ham’s 4th grade science class has been learning about rock layers and the history of our Earth. Thursday during 4th grade science, the class made their own fossils. 

McKenna Haney with her fossil. 

James Boyd 

McKenna Haney with her triceratops body fossil and trace fossils. 

James Boyd with his lizard body fossil. 

Also on Thursday, the Lady Wildcats traveled to Covington Douglas to take on Shidler in the first round of regionals. The Lady Wildcats worked hard and came out with a win, moving on to the championship game Saturday vs. Frontier. 

Saturday the Lady Wildcats traveled back to Covington Douglas to take on the Lady Frontier Mustangs. The game was back and forth between the teams, but the Lady Mustangs ended up taking the lead late in the 4th quarter and finishing with a win, 50-42. Both teams are moving on to the Area Tournament in Enid Thursday.

This week’s Farmers and Merchants Bank “Banking on a Wildcat” goes to Abbie Boyd. Abbie’s teacher’s had this to say about her: “ Abbie is a kind and compassionate individual. She is also willing to lend a helping hand to teachers and peers without being asked. She is polite and a pleasure to have in class. Abbie always looks to include others and make them feel at ease and welcome. She is an overall wonderful student to have in our school.” Congratulations, Abbie!


I missed last week’s student chosen for this so here he is! Last week’s Farmers and Merchants Bank “Banking on a Wildcat goes to Baxter Brown. Baxter's teacher's had this to say about him: " Baxter always comes to class with a can-do attitude ready for whatever task may be thrown his way. He works hard and is a definite leader among his peers." Congratulations, Baxter!


The Arnett 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade music students participated in a cross-curricular art program inviting students to experience music, art, and nature as powerful strategies for emotional regulation. By listening to "The Dance of the Butterfly" from Albert Roussel’s The Spider’s Feast and using painting or drawing to express how the music makes them feel, students began to understand and process their emotions in new and healthy ways.The program is sponsored by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Teachers were allowed to send seven entries from their schools which resulted in more than 500 entries selected and submitted by teachers from Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma. The Picture the Music awards ceremony honoring the finalists will be Sunday, April 7 at 12:30 pm at the Missouri Botanical Garden. During the ceremony, artwork created by the finalists will be displayed and each finalist will receive an award. Following the awards ceremony, the finalists’ artwork will be displayed at the St. Louis Art Museum from April 8-21. The exhibit will then be displayed at the Butterfly House in Chesterfield from April 23-May 6. 

Arnett third grader, Jansen Hamilton, and sixth grader, Alexandra Strick, were selected as two of the top 100 finalists and will have their artwork sent to St. Louis to be displayed in the Picture the Music art exhibit. Other students that were submitted by Mrs. Broyles were third graders, Alexia Larkey and Rhett McCartor, fourth grader, James Boyd, and fifth graders, Lexi Gaisford and Audia McIntyre. They will be receiving a Certificate of Merit.  Mrs. Broyles said, “This was our first year to try this project and it took us two weeks to complete it, but it was well worth it. The students loved it! We are already planning on participating again next year.” All of the students’ artwork will be displayed at the Arnett Arts Concert on April 23.


3rd grader, Jansen Hamilton

6th grader, Alex Strick with her artwork.

Reminder that our FAFSA/Concurrent Enrollment night is next week! Join us on February 20th to gather information and get your seniors ready for next year!


Fri., Feb. 16-27 - WW District Livestock Show

Mon., Feb. 19 - Board Meeting @ 7:00PM

Tues., Feb. 20 - FAFSA/concurrent enrollment night @ 5:00PM

Thurs.-Sat. Feb. 22-24 - Area Basketball

Sat., Feb 24 - Shattuck Speech Tournament

Mon., Feb. 26 - HS baseball vs. Waynoka

Tues., Feb. 27 - Woodward District Livestock Show Premium Sale

Tues., Feb. 27 - HS baseball vs. Forgan

Feb. 28-March 2 - State Basketball

Fri., March 1 - NO SCHOOL