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The Maroon Messenger-Nov/Dec 2019

District Newsletter for Arp ISD

November & December 2019
Volume 6, Issue 3

The Maroon Messenger

Dec 11-17: Elementary Santa Store The Lemonade Wars
Dec 12-14: HS Girls BB: Frankston Tour
Last year, a tradition began at the Elementary to promote commu-
-HS Boys BB: Great East Texas nity involvement for literacy. It is a ONE SCHOOL, ONE BOOK
Shootout program to encourage the students to read and to get their parents
Dec 13: JH All Region Band Auditions involved with school activities. The Lemonade War is a book about
Dec 14: HS Boys BB: Hawkins JV Tour a sibling rivalry over selling lemonade. Our three campuses partici-
-HS All Region Band Auditions pated in a friendly competition to see who could raise the most mon-
Dec 16: JH Girls BB: Arp @ White Oak ey to donate to a family in need in honor of Mr. Easley. The goal of
-JH Boys BB: White Oak @ Arp the book was to promote reading at the Elementary, support a family
Dec 17: HS Girls BB: *Arp @ Troup in need through donations, honor Mr. Easley, and have a friendly
Dec 20: Christmas Concert competition. Through the effort of all three schools, the total amount
-HS Girls BB: *Gladewater @ Arp raised was over $9,600!
-Elementary Christmas Concert
Dec 27: HS Girls BB: Glen Evans Classic
Dec 27-28: HS Boys BB: Wagstaff Tour
Dec 21- Jan 5: Christmas Holiday
Jan 3: HS Girls BB: *Arp @ Sabine
-HS Boys BB: *Arp @ Sabine
Jan 6: Teacher Inservice
-Athletic Booster Club Meeting
Jan 7: HS Boys BB: White Oak @ Arp
-HS Girls BB: *White Oak @ Arp
Jan 9: JH Girls BB: Harmony @ Arp
-JH Boys BB: Arp @ Harmony
Jan 10: HS Boys BB: *Arp @ Harmony
-HS Girls BB: Arp @ Harmony
Jan 11: Area Band Auditions
Jan 14: HS Girls BB: West Rusk @ Arp
-HS Boys BB: *West Rusk @ Arp
Jan 16: JH Girls BB: Arp @ Troup
-JH Boys BB: Troup @ Arp
-Elementary Class Pictures
Jan 17: HS Girls BB: *Arp @ Winona
-HS Boys BB: *Arp @ Winona
Jan 18: All Region Band Clinic and Concert
Jan 21: HS Girls BB: *Troup @ Arp
-HS Boys BB: *Troup @ Arp
Jan 23: JH Girls BB: West Rusk @ Arp
-JH Boys BB: Arp @ West Rusk
Jan 24: HS Boys BB: *Arp @ Gladewater
-HS Girls BB: *Arp @ Gladewater
Jan 27: JH Girls BB: Winona @ Arp
Jan 28: NHS Blood Drive
-HS Boys BB: *Sabine @ Arp
-HS Girls BB: *Sabine @ Arp
-Elementary 100th Day of school
Jan 30: JH Boys BB: Arp @ Winona
Jan 31: HS Girls BB: *Arp @ White Oak
-HS Boys BB: *Arp @ White Oak

Page 2 Arp ISD Maroon Messenger

A Message from Superintendent, John S. Arrington

During this time of the year, we like to reflect on what we are thankful for and cherish those
that mean so much to us. To remind teachers of how important our profession really is, a book
study was started among the staff of Arp ISD. Because I Had a Teacher by Kobi Yamada, was
written to remind educators of the influence they have on our young people. We asked some of
the high school students to express their thoughts on this as well.

Because I had a teacher…
I realized what I was capable of achieving in my future. -Marissa
I was inspired to become one in the future. -Alie
I have learned my strengths and weaknesses. -Kyndel
I am motivated to have integrity in everything I do. -Reed
I now know that I can accomplish my goals for the future- Dalen
I learned to do the right thing when nobody else is watching. I was taught responsibility and now to
manage time wisely and I will have opportunities beyond what I can imagine.– Hunter
I learned that you need to believe in yourself in order to accomplish your goals in life.– Angel
I realized how smart I truly am. I realized that no matter how hard, there is always a way.– Natalie
I learned how to be respectful and kind.– Zach
I learned that it’s good to ask questions and be involved.– Paige
I learned how to face a challenge.– Karina
I discovered that I can actually do math! - Trinidy
I learned to be creative.– Kaydee
I found out who I am.—Abby

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 3

Message from Mrs. Lowery

Parent checklist for seniors

 Create a calendar with your child for application deadlines and other important dates
 Help your child prepare and sign up for college admissions tests – ACT or SAT.
 Arp High School will give the TSI to all seniors and potential early graduates in the spring.
 Double check the cap and gown has been ordered from Balfour
 Seniors are allowed two days for college visits and must bring back documentation of said

 Check out scholarship websites weekly on our home page. From the high school web page,

click on the tab labeled “Scholarship Info”-- there you will find our Arp Scholarship Site.
 Fill out the FAFSA (the Free Application for Federal Student Aid). We have had one parent

session and the next one is scheduled for December 16th in Room 270 from 5PM -7PM. Fill-
ing out the FAFSA is now a requirement for graduation.

When you have completed your FAFSA, then it is time to compare financial aid packages.
There are certain factors you want to consider when trying to make that final decision as to what
college/school you will attend. Use the following as a factor in your final choice.

1. Cost of Attendance which includes:
 Tuition
 Room and board
 Travel expenses
 Books and supplies
 Personal expenses (laundry money, food, etc.)

2. Bottom Line Cost:
 Cost of attendance minus the amount of financial aid you will receive
 Consider scholarships received

By: Marissa Alibrando & Alie Parker

Page 4 Arp High School Maroon Messenger


On Thursday November 7, NHS trav-
eled with Mrs. Allen to the food bank in
Tyler to prepare meals for those in need.
With the help of just 9 individuals, there
were 8 pallets (384 boxes) prepared,
which turned out to be 10,240 meals. The
meals were then distributed to the com-
munity that same week. NHS is planning
on volunteering at the food bank again in
the near future.

AHS Fishing Teams

Lake Fork Tournament—October 26, 2019
The Arp High School Bass Fishing teams competed at
the Lake Fork Tournament on Saturday, October 26,
2019. All of the Arp boats were able to weigh in fish
out of 133 teams. Colton McInroe and Kennith
McFadden placed 29th with 4.24 lbs. Gage Brittian
placed 33rd with 4.03 pounds. Ty Anderson and Haley
Bryand finished 36th and weighed a total of 3.90 lbs.
Colin George and Hunter Wright placed 43rd with
3.24 lbs. AJ Arrington and Hayden Wright placed 50th
with 2.81 lbs. Josh Pawlik and Clay Whitehead fin-
ished 51st and weighed a total of 2.80 lbs. Blake
Archie and Landon Langenbau placed 57th with 2.49
lbs. Tucker Evans and Mason Bardsley placed 60th
with 2.27 lbs. Weston Sanford and Ben VanWinkle
placed 81st with 1.05 lbs.
The next tournament will be held at Sam Rayburn
February 29, 2020

By: Kyndel Fuller & Reed Thorn

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 5


Arp FFA 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off

The Arp Young Farmers and the Arp FFA chapter organized an auction on
November 16th in the High school commons area. The auction consisted of
metal projects made in the ag shop, items donated from companies, and other
supporters. The auction brought in a total of almost $8,500 dollars. The win-
ners of the Chili Cook-off were 1st Laurel Thorn, 2nd Janda Williams, and
3rd Mindy Smith.

Mineola District Leadership Contest

Twenty students represented the Arp FFA Chapter and Arp ISD in seven dif-
ferent events. Mineola District is made up of over twenty chapters and is one
of the most competitive districts in Texas.
Greenhand Quiz
Landon Langenbau, Tucker Evans, Colton McInroe, and Zachary Herring
competed in Greenhand Quiz, where they are tested on their knowledge of the
FFA manual and parliamentary procedure. This team was in a three-way tie for 3rd PLACE! We missed
the tie breaker and advancing to area competition by ONE question.
Job Interview
Reed Thorn competed in Job Interview, completing a job application, phone interview, personal interview,
and follow up letter. Reed placed 4th in this contest out of 20 students!
Greenhand Chapter Conducting
Haley Bryand, Colton McInroe, Kaydee Williams, Zachary Herring, Dakota Garrison, Landon Langenbau,
Tucker Evans, Luke Langenbau, Madelyn Birdsong, Lane Gray, and Kennith McFadden demonstrated
their knowledge of Parliamentary Procedure in the Greenhand Chapter Conducting contest, placing 6th
Senior Quiz
Ben VanWinkle, Caleb McClure, Katelyn Carnes, and Reed Thorn competed in the Sr. Quiz competition
where they were tested on their knowledge of the FFA
manual, Leadership Guide, Farm Facts, Texas Current
Events and parliamentary procedure.
Radio Broadcasting
Maykenzi Thomas, Randee Black, and Skylar King com-
peted in Radio Broadcasting, presenting a radio program
about Organic Farming.
Senior Creed
Colton Smith competed in the Sr. Division of the FFA
Creed Contest.
Greenhand Creed
Skylar King competed in the Greenhand Division of the
FFA Creed Contest.

By: Reed T ho r n

Page 6 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Veterans Day Program

On November 12, the Arp Independent School District honored area veterans with our annual
Veterans Day Program. The program featured guest speaker, First Sergeant Chase Colbert of the
United States Army. Students from all grade levels performed patriotic songs to honor those that
have served our great nation.

High School Red Ribbon Week

By: Isaac Penney & Kyndel Fuller

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 7

Employee of the Month

Mr. Terry Cook is the Employee of the Month. He graduated from Arp
High School in 1976. Mr. Cook is very involved with Arp ISD. He says
that he has always wanted to be involved in education. His favorite part
about getting to work in education is working with Bre and seeing her
and the kids’ eyes light up when they finally comprehend something. He
has been in working with these kids for two years and hopes that he gets
to continue to work with more and more kids for a long time. Congratu-
lations on being the Employee of the month!

Senior of the Month

Jason Maxey is the Senior of the Month. He is new to Arp ISD, hav-
ing just joined us at the beginning of the year. Jason has 5 siblings, one
of whom also attends Arp High School. His favorite subject is history.
Jason is also involved in athletics and enjoys playing football. During
the season, Jason Maxey was on the defensive line. He plans on joining
the Marines after high school. Congratulations on being Senior of the

Junior of the Month

Alie Parker is the Junior of the Month. She has attended Arp since she was
in Pre-K. She has one sister who is in 7th grade and is currently the AJH mas-
cot. Alie enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is involved in
band and plays the clarinet and during marching season she plays mallet per-
cussion. Alie is considering either becoming a speech pathologist or an ele-
mentary teacher. She would one day like to attend the University of North
Texas or the University of Texas at Tyler. She says, “It doesn’t matter where I
am as long as I am with family and friends, I’ll be happy.” Congratulations on
being the Junior of the Month!

By: Kyndel Fuller

Page 8 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Sophomore of the Month

Isaac Penney is the Sophomore of the Month. His favorite thing to do
outside of school is spending time with his family. Isaac is involved in
band, which he considers his favorite subject. He plays the alto saxo-
phone. He has gone to Arp since he was in kindergarten. He has a young-
er brother in 7th grade who also attends Arp. Isaac believes that he will
one day attend Tyler Junior College. Congratulations on being Sopho-
more of the Month!

Freshman of the Month

Tucker Evans is the Freshman of the Month. Tucker is very involved in
athletics. He plays football, baseball, and golf. His favorite subject in
school is math. Tucker has two brothers and has attended Arp ISD his
entire life. He enjoys playing sports, going to the lake, hunting, and
spending time with friends. Tucker is an honor student who stays in-
volved and is a leader to the other students. Congratulations on being
Freshman of the Month!

By: Kyndel Fuller

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 9

Lemonade War Winners

Jose Beltran & Macy Maxwell Aaron Dews, Hunter Wiggins, & Dezerai Hunt

Senior Pep Rally

By: Marissa Alibrando & Alie Parker

Page 10 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Band Senior Night

Alyssa Campos Samantha Allred Sam Gentry

Claye Whitehead

Christopher Dawson Band Beau: Chr istopher Dawson Jack Brady
Brittani Web Band Sweetheart: Emily Her r ell Emily Herrell

Kaitlyn Wilmouth Tren Jones Olivia Sawyer
By: Dalen Johnson

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 11

Lady Tiger Varsity Basketball

Abby Nichols #1 Freshman

Emily Jenkins #2 Sophomore

Natalie Wiggins #3 Junior

Lexi Ferguson #4 Sophomore

Kyia Horton #10 Freshman

Trinidy Dixon #21 Sophomore

Cyla Nelson #22 Freshman

Kyleigh Pawlik #23 Freshman

By: Karisma Yarbrough

Page 12 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Arp Tiger Varsity Basketball

Chris Gladney #1 Junior
Johnathon Blackwell #3 Junior
Kadaylon Williams #5 Sophomore
Daniel Clary #10 Junior
Zachariah Mauldin #11 Junior
Elijah Mauldin #12 Junior
Colton Birdsong #13 Junior
Tren Jones #23 Senior
Kajun Horton #24 Senior
David Perry #33 Senior

By: Dalen Johnson

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 13

Tiger JV Basketball

#1 Michael Brager
#2 Wyatt Ladd
#4 Colin George
#5 Jaylon Potts
#10 Braxton Smith
#11 Jeremy Ansel
#12 A.J. Arrington
#13 Dwight Hamilton
#22 Bolton Smith

Emmitt Henry
Ryan Hamilton
Blake Archie

By: Karisma Yarbrough

Page 14 Arp Jr. High Maroon Messenger

6th Grader of the Month 7th Grader of the Month

Josh is the Arp Junior High Jason is the Arp Jr High 7th
6th Grader of the Month. Grader of the Month, but
Josh’s favorite sport is due to illness his interview
football and his favorite will be in next month’s edi-
subject is math. Josh would tion. Congratulations Jason,
like to play in the NFL we hope that you get well
when he gets older. Josh likes to eat at Texas soon!
Roadhouse and he says that his craziest teacher
is Mrs. Gentry. He would someday like to visit
Boston. Congratulations Josh on student of the

8th Grader of the Month Employee of the Month

Levi is the Arp Junior High Mrs. Todd is the Arp Junior
8th Grader of the Month. High Employee of the
His favorite subject in Month. This is Mrs. Todd’s
school is math. His hobbies third year working with Arp
include showing cows and Junior High. She says that
helping his grandfather on her favorite part about work-
his ranch. When Levi grows up he would like to ing at Arp is getting to work with the kids. Mrs.
work on a ranch as his career. Levi would some- Todd’s favorite holiday is Christmas and her fa-
day like to visit West Texas. Congratulations Levi vorite subjects are math and history. She enjoys
on student of the month! reading the Quarantine series and The False
Prince series. Congratulations Mrs. Todd on Em-
ployee of the Month!

By: Isaac Penney

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp Jr. High Page 15

Red Ribbon Week

Junior High UIL Results

6th Grade Music Memory- 8th Grade Oral Reading- 3rd Team- Presley Johnson, Will
6th- David Domm 6th- Kaitlyn Williams Sanford, & Bubba Oliver
3rd Team- Marissa Vanover, David 6th Grade Impromptu Speaking-
Domm, & Michael Thompson 6th- Porsha Tatum 8th Grade Dictionary Skills-
6th Grade Chess Puzzle- 7th Grade Impromptu Speaking- 1st- Maddie Poole
6th- Tristan Phipps 1st- Abby Parker 8th Grade Number Sense-
8th Grade Chess Puzzle- 4th- Abigail Skipper 2nd- Fisher Arrington
3rd- Paul Olegario 8th Grade Impromptu Speaking- 3rd- Michael Herrell
3rd Team- Triston Garrison, Joshua 2nd- Alana Benefield 2nd Team- Fisher Arrington, Mi-
Latham, & Paul Olegario chael Herrell, & Jackson Cavazos

7th Grade Maps, Graphs, & Charts- 6th Grade Ready Writing-
1st- Bailey Bynum 2nd- Jaycee McCollum

6th Grade Oral Reading- 6th Grade Listening-
2nd- Presley Johnson 5th- Isaac Poe
3rd- Lucy Hopson 6th Grade Dictionary Skills-
5th- Lacy Fletcher 5th- Bubba Oliver

By: Kyndel Fuller & Alie Parker

Page 16 Arp Jr. High Maroon Messenger

Junior High Girls Basketball


2 Kate Paz
3 Raegan Lomax
10 Brooklyn Morton
11 Madison Wilson
12 Kaydence Dobbs
14 Jamie Brewton
20 Randee Black
21 Love Trevino
23 Jordan Clary
25 Sarah Maynard
30 Erica Padron
41 Madelyn Eaton

7th A-Team

1 Addison Anderson
2 Bekah Hardy
3 Abigail Skipper
11 Aubrey Poole
12 Cayley Griffin
14 Maddi Birdsong
15 Alexandria Williams
20 Aubrey Brown
22 Abby Parker
23 Markayla Copeland

8th A-Team

1 Sarah Mauldin
2 Allee McCollum
3 Karli Flowers
4 Sydney Garrett
10 Madilyn Poole
11 Ryleigh McClouth
13 Zionique Dennis
20 Skylar King
21 Katelyn Williams
31 Rheauna McGruder
33 McKenzie Thomas

By: Alie Parker

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp Jr. High Page 17

8th Grade Boys Basketball

7th Grade Boys Basketball

By: Alie Parker

Page 18 Arp Elementary Maroon Messenger

Student of the Month

The Elementary Student of the Month is Ryleigh. Ryleigh is in the
3rd grade. Her favorite thing to do is play math games and her favor-
ite TV show is The Misery Index. If she were a superhero, she would
want to have the power of invisibility. Her favorite food is pizza. She
has a younger brother as well as two dogs, two cats, and chickens.
When she grows up, she wants to become an animal rescuer. Congrat-
ulations on being the student of the month!

Employee of the Month

The Elementary Employee of the Month is Ms. Ortiz. This is her
first year as the music teacher at Arp Elementary! Her favorite thing
about the school is the family-like atmosphere. She was inspired by
her band director, Christy Rodriguez, to become a teacher just like
her. To no surprise, band was her favorite subject in school. She
went to college at Northwestern State University. If she could be
remembered for one thing, it would be her love for the job she has.
Congratulations on being employee of the month!

By: Marissa Alibrando & Alie Parker

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp Elementary Page 19

Red Ribbon Week

Monday– Hats off to Being Drug Free!
Tuesday– Don’t get Mixed Up in Drugs!
Wednesday– Only ONE Way to Be -
Drug Free!
Thursday– Say BOO to Drugs!
Friday– Team Up Against Drugs!

By: Marissa Alibrando

Page 20 Arp Elementary Maroon Messenger

Thanksgiving Fun!

By: Marissa Alibrando & Alie Parker

Volume 6, Issue 3 Arp Elementary Page 21

Holiday Cheer!

Spring Creek Fundraiser

As a result of the PTO fall
fundraiser, Arp Elementary was
presented with a check for $1,100
dollars. Thank you to all those
that went out to eat at Spring
Creek Barbeque!

By: Marissa Alibrando

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