August 2017

Arnett High School Creative Writing Newsletter 2017-2018: Vol. 2, No. 1, August 2017
Inform ✦ Entertain ✦ Promote
We’re Back!
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Teachers learn too!  In the picture above, we are using a cool app called Plickers.  
Plickers allow teachers to ask a question, students answer using a card, and the teacher uses a phone or iPad to scan the answers for immediate feedback!  Many teachers already use this application, but the rest of us learned how to implement this and other cool apps in our classes!  This year teachers received instruction from the K20 Center in Norman.  We had 2 guest instructors as we work to implement Technology Integration in our classrooms.  We are focusing on 3 key Practices: Teacher Collaboration, Authentic Teaching and Learning, and Shared Vision.  All students in grades K-8 are getting new devices, and the whole school is getting an upgrade on our server so that we can easily access technology-based resources.
Student Spotlight
Kaylynn Fonnest
Kaylynn Fonnest, Senior
Q: What are your plans for this year?
A: I plan to prepare for college and participate in speech and TSA.
Q: Are you ready to go to college?
A: Uhm...not necessarily.
Q: What did you do this summer?
A: This summer I worked as a babysitter, studied for the ACT, and slept.
Q: If you could go anywhere, where would you go?
A: I would go to see Europe.
Q: What do you think of the changes to the school schedule this year?
A: I think the changes to the schedule will take awhile to get used to, but the added classes will help in the long run.
Q: If you could create one rule for school, what would it be?
A: There aren’t really any rules I would add. I think our school system is already good at making rules.
Teacher Spotlight
Melia Wheeler (5th)
Mrs. Melia Wheeler, 5th Grade
Q: I heard that the elementary is trying new technology this year. What new technology are you trying?
A: I will be using Google Classroom for more assignments. I am also using more websites that allow students to interact while I’m teaching!
Q: What type of teaching style do you use?
A: I’m not sure that one teaching style really describes me. I try to use as many ways possible to reach students. I love doing hands-on activities.
Q: How many years have you taught at Arnett?
A: This is my third year here. I have taught 5 years previously before taking this position.
Q: Do you have any special plans for school this year?
A: I cannot wait to use our new Chromebooks! I plan on learning right along with my class in that department. I am also planning on doing several project-based learning activities this year.
Q: How many students do you have this year?
A: 16
Q: How do expect this year to go?
A: I am always hopeful. :)
What’s Happening in Classrooms?
Mrs. Knowles shared: This week all my classes used the website Voki which makes avatars.  The upside is that it has a lot of choices and you can add a voice to it.  The downside is although it's free, you can only make 3 avatars with the free account.  It is very user-friendly though.

Mrs. Cawlfield shared: This week my Senior Leadership Class has been creating a google sheet for collaborating on a volunteer schedule.  We are also researching personality types and jobs that match various personalities.  In my English classes, students are alloyed to BYOD (Bring your Own Device) for educational research like: “What are the 4 types of sentence structures?”

Mrs. Wheeler introduced her students to Google Classroom and has her students signed up for their own email accounts!

Mrs. Flanagan shared: My class is researching information on nutrients and working to create a flyer; we’re also researching to find an online platform to share what we learned.

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High School Softball
  • Leedey Tournament
    • August 17th-19th
  • Game at Buffalo
    • August 21st 5:30-6:30pm
  • Home Game V. Canute
    • August 22nd 4:30-5:30pm
  • Arapaho Tournament
    • August 24th-26th
  • Game at Seiling
    • August 28th 4:30-5:30pm
  • Home Game V. Leedey
    • August 29th 5:30-6:30pm
  • Home Game V. Hammon
    • August 31st 5:30-6:30pm
  • Will Shoaf’s Rib Fundraiser
    • August 10th-28th
  • Ice Cream Social
    • August 15th 6-7pm
  • All-State Choir Entry Deadline
    • August 25th 3-4pm
  • WOCD Entry Deadline
    • August 25th 3-4pm
  • Picture Day (Prek-11th, Softball, Baseball)
    • August 23rd
Fun Fact

Of all the words in the English language, the word “set” has the most definitions. The word “run” comes in close second.

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