September 2017


Arnett High School Creative Writing Newsletter 2017-2018: Vol. 2, No. 2, August-September 2017
Inform ✦ Entertain ✦ Promote
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Nursery Rhyme Upgrade
The 5th and 6th grade music class are making nursery rhymes even better! All the kids got into groups and picked out a nursery rhyme. They then picked instruments that will help them tell their nursery rhyme’s story. After everyone has planned and practiced, each group presented their story for the class. The winners get to perform their story for the entire elementary.
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New Staff
Arnett High School welcomes Mr. Burcham to the staff! Mr. Burcham is teaching Alternative Education and Physical Education in the high school building. We wish him the best of luck at Arnett High!
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All About Science
The 2nd grade class is learning about scientific equipment and tools. They even took a trip to the high school science classroom to test their knowledge. They got to look through microscopes, weigh on the scale, and watch the eighth graders mix up things in a test tube. I bet they had a great time!

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Student Spotlight
(Amber Clearwater)
Amber Clearwater

Q: Congratulations on being accepted into OSU! How does it feel to be a OSU cowgirl?
A: It honestly feels really good! Already knowing that I am accepted into my dream college eases a lot of stress for this senior year! Now, I have more time to focus on scholarships and my future!
Q: What do you plan on majoring in?
A: I plan on getting a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in Nursing.
Q: Have you taken a campus tour?
A: I haven’t taken a campus tour yet, but I am looking forward to getting to!
Q: This is the last high school year you will ever have. How do you think you will feel on the last day?
A: On the last day, I’m sure that I will feel excited, but also anxious for the big changes ahead.
Q: Do you have any mottos that you live by?
A: My number one motto is, “Be positive.” It seems simple, but seeing the good in every situation really creates a happy lifestyle.
Q: Any big plans before entering college?
A: I don’t have any major plans, just make sure that I make the most out of my final year at Arnett High!
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Teacher Spotlight
(Shannon Shoaf)
Mrs. Shoaf
(Spanish Teacher, Librarian, & Head of Technology)
Q: Recently you became the head of technology at Arnett schools. How do you feel about that?
A: With all of the new technology we have added this year, this new role has been a challenge, BUT it’s a challenge that I am excited about. Technology changes every day so we have to constantly be learning to stay current, and I love to learn new things.
Q: How many technology classes did you get to attend during the summer?
A: I didn’t get to attend the ISTE conference this summer, but during the months leading up to our grant proposal I attended EdTech Google Summits in Oklahoma and Kansas City, sessions at Encyclomedia, EngageOK meetings, and went on site visits with other tech coaches that have gone through the implementation process within their schools all to prepare for.
Q: What did you do at the technology classes?

A: I was able to see the latest devices, network with experts in the technology education field, and learn about new teaching models that use technology to create meaningful learning experiences for students.

Q: Is there any new technology that you are planning to implement during the year?
A: Of course I can’t wait to get new Chromebooks and IPads in our students’ hands to see what they can create, but I am so excited to use our new Breakout EDU boxes! This is a game-based format, kind of like an escape room scenario, where players use teamwork and critical thinking to solve a series of challenging puzzles in order to open the locked box. We also purchased a small e-library with over 200 titles of interactive e-books that students can access on their devices.
Q: Technology classes aside, what did you do to prepare for school this summer?
A: I took a break. Our grant team worked tirelessly last year researching, planning, collecting data, and writing the OETT grant and although the reward was completely worth the time and energy, it was an exhausting process. So, during summer I took a break from school business and focused on my family so I could be ready to hit the ground running this school year.
Q: Are you doing anything new in your Spanish classes this year?
A: I hope so. One of the things I learned from sitting in on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Board O&A this summer was that students want their teachers to try new things and sometimes deviate from their daily routine. So this year I am going to try to mix it up by adding some project-based learning and, of course, strive to find authentic ways to use the new technology.  
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Events
No School September 4th
No School September 22nd
High School Baseball
  • NW Classic at Woodward
    • August 31st 8pm, September 1st-2nd 9pm
  • Okarche Festival
    • September 8th 8am-9th 9pm
  • Calumet Tournament
    • September 14th 8am-16th 9pm
  • District Tournament
    • September 22nd 8am-23rd 9pm
  • Regional Tournament
    • September 28th 8am-20th 9am
High School Softball
  • Home Game V Vici
    • September 1st
  • Home Game V Sayer
    • September 5th
  • Home Game V Mooreland
    • September 7th
  • Game at Cheyenne
    • September 8th
  • Game at Leedey
    • September 1th 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • Home Game V Shattuck
    • September 12th
  • ASA Hall of Fame Classic
    • September 15th-16th
  • Home Game V Laverne
    • September 18th 5:30pm-6:30pm
  • District Tournament
    • September 21st-23rd
  • Game at Mooreland
    • September 25th 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Regional Tournament
    • September 28th-30th
Junior High Softball
  • Game at Shattuck
    • September 19th 4:30pm-5:30pm
BETA Club
  • Rib Delivery
    • September 1st
  • BETA Blood Drive
    • September 20th 1pm-6pm
FFA
  • Colt Conference at Enid
    • September 26th 5pm-6pm
Music
  • Stayed Tuned!
Miscellaneous
  • Blood Drive Presentation
    • September 6th
  • County Fair
    • September 8th-9th
  • Arnett Rodeo 5k Run
    • September 9th
  • Bond Issue Voting
    • September 12th
  • Oklahoma State Fair
    • September 14th 5pm-25th 6pm
  • K20 Tech Training (All Staff)
    • September 22nd 9am-12pm
  • K20 Tech Training (Learning Team)
    • September 22nd 12pm-1pm
  • Tulsa State Fair
    • September 28th 8am-October 8th 5pm
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Fun Fact

The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal.
Titanic II - Wikipedia
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