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The Maroon Messenger-Nov/Dec 2021

District Newsletter for Arp ISD

November & December 2021
Volume 8, Issue 3

The Maroon Messenger

Dec 11: HS All Region Band Tr youts A Message From Our Superintendent
@ Henderson
Dear Arp Tiger Family,
Dec 13: School Boar d Meeting @ 6:30 PM
-JH Girls BB vs Jefferson Hello Arp Tigers! We have had a tremendous 2021 fall semester!
-JH Boys BB @ Jefferson Even though COVID-19 provided some challenges for us at the on-
set of school, our school community has persevered and provided
Dec 14: HS Boys BB @ Hawkins our children every opportunity for success. Once again I say thank
Dec 16-17: V-HS Boys BB @ Carlisle you to our students for displaying that one of a kind Arp Tiger
Dec 17: Ear ly Release Grit! Thank you to our faculty for going above and beyond the call
of duty so that our students can experience all the benefits of pub-
- End 2nd 9 WKS lic school education. Parents, thank you for providing this school
- HS Girls BB @ Jefferson district with the best students around! Our community is truly
Dec 20: HS Boys BB vs Car lisle blessed! #TPND Tiger Pride Never Dies! Merry Christmas and
Dec 20-Jan 3: Chr istmas Br eak Happy New Year!
Dec 21: V-HS Girls BB vs West Rusk
Dec 31: HS Boys BB vs Har leton John S.. Arrington (Coach A.)
- HS Girls BB @ Harleton Arp ISD Superintendent
Jan 3: Teacher In-service
Jan 4: HS Gir ls BB @ Elysian Fields
- HS Boys BB vs Elysian Fields
- First day of 3rd 9 WKS
- Elem. PTO Meeting @ 5:30 PM
Jan 6: J H Gir ls BB vs Elysian Fields --
JH Boys BB @ Elysian Fields
Jan 7: HS Gir ls BB vs Waskom
-HS Boys BB @ Waskom
Jan 10:School Boar d Meeting @ 6:30 PM
Jan 11: HS Boys BB vs Tr oup
- HS Girls BB @ Troup
Jan 13: J H Gir ls BB @ Waskom
- JH Boys BB vs Waskom
Jan 14: HS Boys BB @ Tatum
-HS Girls BB vs Tatum
Jan 15: J H Gir ls BB tour nament
@ Spring Hill
-JH Boys BB tournament
@ Hawkins
Jan 17: School Holiday
Jan 18: HS Gir ls BB vs J effer son
- HS Boys BB @ Jefferson
- 9th grade to UT-Tyler
Jan 20: J H Gir ls BB vs Tr oup
- JH Boys BB @ Troup
Jan 21: HS Gir ls BB @ West Rusk
-HS Boys BB vs West Rusk
Jan 24: HS FAFSA Night @ 5 PM
Jan 25: HS Gir ls BB vs Har leton
- HS Boys BB @ Harleton
Jan 27: J H Gir ls BB vs Tatum
-JH Boys BB @ Tatum
Jan 28: HS Gir ls BB vs Elysian Fields
-HS Boys BB @ Elysian Fields

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Message from our Nurse - Mrs. Brown

Our District is currently participating in the FLUency SMART thermometer program through
Kinsa. The program is available to the students AND staff on the elementary and junior high cam-
puses. It provides (1) FREE smart thermometer per family that signs up. The smart thermome-
ter links to an app on a cell phone to track temperature readings and provides useful health infor-

The NEXT Thermometer Order Window runs from Nov 29 - Jan 9 with a Ship Date of Jan 10.

The thermometers will be delivered to the school and distributed to the students as they arrive.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact:
Shelby Brown, RN
[email protected]

Employee Spotlight

Laramie Allen, Arp ISD’s IT Director, is our Featured Employee of the
Month! Laramie graduated from Arp High School in 2002 and has
been working for Arp for the past 19 years. Laramie received a PC
Certification from Texas A&M Commerce. Laramie’s job is to go to all
the Arp campuses and fix everything related to technology. He also
monitors all internet activity at Arp ISD. He says the best part of his
day is interacting with all the teachers and students because Arp is
such a close-knit community. During his free time, Laramie likes to go
hunting and fishing with his boys. If he were to give advice to any student he would say
“Always be true to yourself and strive for excellence.” Thank you Laramie!

By: Luke Allen

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 3

Information for Seniors

A scholarship is available from Cherokee County Electric. If your power is provided
by Cherokee County, then you are eligible for this scholarship. The application is
located in Ms. Allen’s office and is due by the last day of February.

All seniors need to fill out and submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. A rep from UT
Tyler is on campus every Friday to help. AHS will host another FAFSA night on
January 24th from 5-7pm.

Upcoming Test Dates Test Registr ation Dead- Late
line Registr ation
Test Date

February 12, 2022 ACT January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022

March 12, 2022 SAT February 11, 2022 March 1, 2022

April 2, 2022 ACT February 25, 2022 March 11, 2022

May 7, 2022 SAT April 8, 2022 April 26, 2022
June 4, 2022 SAT
June 11, 2022 ACT May 5, 2022 May 25, 2022
July 16, 2022 ACT
May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
June 17, 2022 June 24, 2022

By: Luke Allen

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9th Grader of the Month 10th Grader of the Month

Julian Barocio is the 9th Karli Flowers is the 10th
Grade Student of the Month! Grade Student of the
Julian has been attending Month! She has been
Arp his entire life. Julian's attending Arp her entire
schoolwork is very life. Karli’s school work is
important to him and his very important to her
favorite subject is Biology. and her favorite subject
He is involved in various extracurricular is reading. After high school, Karli hopes to
activities such as football, basketball, attend nursing school at the University of
baseball, and track. After high school, Julian Tyler. She is involved in One Act Play and
plans on attending college. If he could visit Band. Karli also thoroughly enjoys reading
any place in the world, he would go to books in her free time. Karli’s favorite TV
Hawaii. His favorite restaurant is Chick-fil-A show is Criminal Minds and if she could go
and his favorite dessert is cheesecake. anywhere in the world she would go to
Congratulations Julian! Canada. Congratulations Karli!

11th Grader of the Month 12th Grader of the Month

Kyia Horton is the 11th Kadaylon Williams is
Grade Student of the the 12th Grade
Month! Kyia has been Student of the Month!
attending Arp her entire Kadaylon has been
life. Kyia participates in attending Arp since
various extracurricular 4th Grade. Kadaylon
activities such as, deems his school work
volleyball, basketball and softball. Kyia hopes as very important and his favorite subject is
to attend the University of Arlington on a math. Kadaylon enjoys not only watching
sports scholarship. Kyia’s school work is sports, but playing them too. He is involved
important to her and her favorite subject is in many activities such as baseball, football,
accounting. In her free time, she enjoys and basketball. His favorite dessert is ice
playing sports and spending time with family cream and his favorite restaurant is
and friends. Her favorite holiday is Christmas. Jalapeno Tree. Congratulations Kadaylon!
Congratulations Kyia!

By: Haley Bryand and Wyatt Ladd

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 5

AHS Staff of the Month

The Arp High School Staff of the Month is Mrs. Donna Lowry. Mrs.
Lowry has been working for Arp ISD for 26 years. This year, she is
serving as the College Career Military Readiness (CCMR) Director,
as well as, the Assistant Principle. Mrs. Lowry attended high school
at Honey Grove and graduated college at Texas A&M Commerce. In
her free time she enjoys playing with her dogs, hunting, and watch-
ing basketball. Her favorite vacation spot is Hawaii, and if she
could have one superpower it would be the ability to turn-back time. Her one piece
of advice to students would be, “If you do not know the answer to a question, you
need to know where to find the answer.” Congratulations Mrs. Lowry!

Academic Rodeo Mindset Team

The Academic Rodeo Mindset team competed on November 5th in the East Texas State Fair contest.

In the Mindset Breaking Experience, each team demonstrates its ability to solve problems and is
scored on creativity and effectiveness of the solution. While our team did not advance, we are
proud of their efforts.

Fisher Arrington Not Pictured are:
Caleb McClure Landry Brady
Zoey Garcia Emma Ducksworth
Paul Olegario Michael McKelvey
Luke Allen Madalyn Poole
Elizabeth Sellers

By: Haley Bryand, Wyatt Ladd and Abigail Nichols

Page 6 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

NHS Blood Drive

On Monday, November 8, 2021 Arp NHS hosted its annual Fall Blood Drive. There
were 33 donors registered, 7 donors were deferred and 29 units were collect-
ed! We also registered 15 first time donors! Thank you to all those that came out to
support our community.

By: Hayden Wright

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 7

Red Ribbon Week

Monday- College Fan Day
Tuesday– Crazy Hat Day
Wednesday– Camo Day

Thursday– Red Out
Friday– Maroon Out

By: Kayleigh Shuttlesworth

Page 8 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Academic Quiz Bowl

Caden Cliborn, Karli Flowers, Abby Parker,
Landry Brady, Abigail Nichols, Michael Clepper

On November 3rd, teams competed at the
Annual Academic Quiz Bowl in Tyler.
Team Brady- won and will compete in the
winners bracket in January
Team Arrington- lost but will compete in
the loser bracket in January.

Kayleigh Shuttlesworth, AJ Arrington, Fisher
Arrington, Joslyn Swinney-Dewberry, Amanda
and Claire Hilbig

By: Abigail Nichols

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 9

Fishing Team

The AHS fishing team has been very successful this year with the team winning their last tourna-
ment in Palestine. The next tournament is on Sam Rayburn February 19.

Caddo Lake 10/23 Results Lake Palestine 11/20 Results
12. Colton & Kennith 5.76 Arp received 1st place team
21. Colin & Sarah 4.62 13. A.J. and Hayden 10.67
26. Christopher & Lawton 3.84 15. Landon and Lance 10.05
36. Madelyne Eaton & Zachary 3.45 19. Lawton and Christopher
37. Tucker & Christian 3.36 20. Haley and Tyler 8.44
46. Blake 2.36 25. Tucker and Christian 7.50
57. Haley & Tyler 1.89 34. Colton and Kennith 5.95
62. Landon & Lance 1.65 44. Blake Archie 5.10
65. Skylar & Allee 1.33 52. Michael and Fisher 4.63
75. Bryce & Joslyn 1 58. Shawn and Zachery 3.97
78. AJ & Hayden 0.91 97. Lane and Randee 1.43
89. Bryant & Jordan 0.57
90. Lane & Randee 0.56

By: Hayden Wright

Page 10 Arp High School Maroon Messenger

Arp FFA Mineola District LDE Contest

Harvest Festival Results: -Job Interview - Haley Bryand -
District Champion - Advancing to Area
- Kylie Hill - 13 overall Pig, 2nd Place Gilt, 9th -Jr. Creed - Marissa Vanover - District
Champion - Advancing to Area
place barrow
- Dakota Garrison - 8th place Gilt -Radio Broadcasting - 5th overall
Landry Brady, Maykenzi Thomas,
Broilers: Caleb McClure
- Madelyne Eaton - 13th place broilers
-Jr. Quiz - 7th Overall
Home Economics: Maggie Eaton, Brylee Crawford,
- Reese Pinkerton received 2 blue ribbons for Elizabeth Lee, Elisha Williams

her Orange Brownies and Harvest Festival -Jr Conducting - 7th Overall
Good Cake Marissa Vanover, Brylee Crawford,
Maggie Eaton, Elizabeth Lee, Lillie
Ag mechanics: Haskins, Elisha Williams, Ryder
- Reese Pinkerton received a blue ribbon for Dunnam, Nick Senchenkov, Landry
her feeder
-Sr. Creed - Kylie Hill - 8th Overall
- Landon Langenbau- Grand Champion ARB, -Sr. Conducting - 9th Overall
Haley Bryand, Lacy Fletcher, Kylie Hill,
Reserve Champion Main Anjou Dakota Garrison, Zachary Herring,
- Haley Bryand- Grand and Reserve Champion Tucker Evans, Landon Langenbau,
Colton McInroe, David Domm, Reese
Simbrah Pinkerton
- Zachary Herring- 3rd with his Beefmaster
- Kennith McFadden was 1st with his Brahman -Sr. Quiz
- Heidi Bryand- 3rd with her Hereford, 3rd Madelyne Eaton, Lawton Emmons,
Aubrey Poole, Kelsey Stinecipher
with her Simbrah

By: Haley Bryand

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 11

Clay Target Team

Congratulations to the Arp Clay Target Team! They took home several awards from Saturday's
tournament at Fort Worth Trap and Skeet. They were competing with over 200 participants.

In the Senior Varsity Division:

 Zach Garrett placed 1st in Trap with a score of 98 (highest of the tournament).

 Ty Bardsley placed 56th in Trap.

 Dalton Prather placed 59th in Trap.

In the Senior Junior Varsity Division:

 Christopher Moore placed 4th in Trap.

 Bryce Everett placed 8th in Trap.

In The Intermediate Advanced Division:

 Will Sanford placed 4th in Trap.

 Kambry Castaneda placed 7th in Trap.

In The Intermediate Entry Level Division:

 Carson Cliborn placed 5th in Trap.

In The Rookie Division: Pictures courtesy of Denise Bardsley
 Cole Moore placed 1st in Trap.

Volleyball All District Honors

1st Team All District
 Kyia Horton
2nd Team All District
 Maddie Birdsong
Honorable Mention
 Kayleigh Odom
 Ashley Lopez
 Ariana Padron
 Abby Nichols
 Abby Carpenter

By: Ashley Lopez

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Senior Pep Rally

By: Lyric Garrigan

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 13

Bonfire Pep Rally

By: Lyric Garrigan

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High School Majorettes Excel at Competition

The Arp High School twirlers competed on October 24th at the KC's Vicki Bowden
Mobbs Majorette Classic. The Twirlers placed:
 3rd place - multi baton, "Vehicle"
 4th place - dance twirl, "Eye of the Tiger."
 4th place - multi baton, "Bad to the Bone."

They were also awarded certificates for com-
mended level of difficulty for "Bad to the
Bone," and outstanding choreography for

The Arp High School majorettes competed
at the UIL Regional Solo & Ensemble Con-
test on November 10th in Bullard earning
a first division rating.

The ensemble qualified for the State UIL Competition on May 28-
30, 2022 in the Austin area. Individually, junior Kyleigh Pawlik, sophomore Ryan Sher-
wood, and freshman Madison Williams received first division scores and will also be
performing their solos at the State contest. The other Tiger ensemble members that
competed Wednesday at the Regional Contest in Bullard were freshmen Sarah Maynard
and Alyssa Talamantes.

By: Ashley Lopez

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 15

ATSSB All State Jazz Band

AJ Arrington was selected as a member of the
ATSSB All State Jazz Band. He earned 2nd chair
tenor trombone and was chosen for this honor
in competitive auditions held this year across
the state at the region and area levels.
Congratulations AJ!

Band Beau and Band Sweetheart

Congratulations to Andie Miller (Left) and
Caleb McClure (Right) on being selected as
Band Beau and Band Sweetheart!

By: Luke Allen

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Senior Night

By: Frank Smith

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 17

Football District Honors

Superlative Awards
Kadaylon Williams (Sr.)- Offensive MVP
A.J. Arrington (Sr.)- Defensive Lineman of the Year
Gunner Bryant (Sr.)- Special Teams Player of the
Arp H.S. Coaching Staff– Coaching Staff of the Year
1st Team Award Winner
Frank Smith (Soph.) 1st team QB
Michael Brager (Sr.) 1st Team RB and Safety
Robert Draper (Sr.) 1st Team WR
Ty Cook (Sr.) 1st Team OL
David Barocio (Sr.) 1st Team Outside LB
Jaydon Spradlin (Jr.) 1st Team Corner
Thomas Fuller (Jr.) 1st Team Utility
2nd Team Award Winners
Wyatt Ladd (Jr.) 2nd Team WR
Hayden Wright (Sr.) 2nd Team OL
Nikos Fuentes (Sr.) 2nd Team DL
Robert Draper (Sr.) 2nd Team Safety

By: Hayden Wright

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By: Haley Bryand

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp High School Page 19

Lady Tigers Varsity Basketball

Varsity Basketball

#10-Kyia Horton
#11-Maddie Birdsong
#22-Cyla Nelson-Rose
#24-Kyleigh Pawlik
#44– Kaitlyn Williams

#1-Abigail Nichols
#20-Sydne Garrett
#4-Lexi Ferguson
#21-Trinidy Dixon
#41-Allee McCollum

By: Ashley Lopez

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Lady Tigers JV Basketball

JV Basketball

#23 - Aubrey Brown
#1 - Randee Black

#10 - Markayla Copeland-Lee
#32 - Abby Parker

#22 - Abigail Skipper
#4 - Lexi Williams
#0 - Cielo Montiel

#3 - Hannah Johnson
#12 - Zionique Dennis

By: Ashley Lopez

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp Jr. High School Page 21

Junior High Employee of the Month

Congrats to Mrs. Hurst for receiving Junior High Staff of the Month.
Mrs. Hurst grew up in Denver, Colorado and has traveled to almost all
fifty states. Mrs. Hurst is married and has three sons who attend
school in Troup. They are in fourth, seventh, and tenth grades. She
graduated high school and college from schools in San Antonio. In
college she majored in nursing. This is Mrs. Hurst’s first year at AJHS.
She started off by subbing, but now works in the special education
department. She loves her job, because she enjoys the new
adventures it brings her everyday and the loving friendships she has
made. Her favorite vacation spot is in Kauai, Hawaii. In her free time,
she enjoys taking care of her chickens and garden. Mrs. Hurst’s favorite sport to watch is
swimming, which her kids participate in. Mrs. Hurst advice to students is, “You make it what you
want it to be, don’t give up.” Congratulations Mrs. Hurst!

6th Grader of the Month

Congratulations to Sichele Mwamba for getting 6th grade Student
of the Month! Sichele has been going to Arp for 3 years since he
moved from Arizona. He has 4 siblings, and 3 of them attend Arp
schools. In school, Sichele is involved in the Kindness Society. He
also wants to participate in basketball and band doing percussion
next year. His favorite subject in school is math. So far he feels
good about junior high and is enjoying it. In his free time, he likes
to draw cartoons and wants to be an animator when he gets older.
Sichele also likes to go out to eat at Posados with his family. If
Sichele could go anywhere in the world he would go to Zambia,
because his dad is from there. His favorite TV show is The Loud House. If he could have one
superpower, it would be the ability to make portals so he could go anywhere. Congrats Sichele!

By: Abigail Nichols and Kayleigh Shuttlesworth

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7th Grader of the Month

Congratulations to Jaylene Carrillo for receiving 7th Grade
Student of the Month. This is Jaylene’s first year at Arp.
Jaylene moved from Whitehouse with her two siblings.
Jaylene’s favorite sport is volleyball and she also
participates in basketball. She enjoys going to church on
Wednesdays and spending time with family. Jaylene loves
dogs and she has two Bailey and Stella. When Jaylene grows
up she wants to be an art teacher, because she loves art and
wants to share it with others. If Jaylene could travel
anywhere she would like to go to Hawaii to see the beaches. Her favorite television show is
Gilmore Girls and she enjoys playing Minecraft. Jaylene’s favorite holiday is Christmas
because she gets to spend time with family and eat good food. Congrats to Jaylene!

8th Grader of the Month

Congratulations to David Domm for being 8th Grade Student
of the Month! David has been going to Arp for 4 years. He has
3 siblings that also attend Arp schools. David participates in
AG and FFA. He shows goats and does Chapter Conducting. At
home, David likes to work with his animals. He has chickens,
ducks, pigs, dogs, cats, and alpacas, but his cows are his
favorite. When David is older, he wants to be a welder. He also
would like to travel to Russia. His favorite food is either steak
or crawfish. If David could have one superpower, he would
chose invisibility. David’s favorite TV show is Yellowstone.
Congratulations David!

By: Abigail Nichols

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp Jr. High School Page 23

Junior High Red Ribbon Week

Monday: College Fan Day

Tuesday: Crazy Hat Day

Wednesday: Camo Day

Thursday: Wear Red

By: Lyric Garrigan

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Junior High Red Ribbon Week

Friday: Costume Day

AJH Twirlers Do Well at Competition

The Arp Junior High twirlers participated at the Vicki Bowden Mobbs Classic that took place at
Kilgore College on October 10th– 24th.
The AJHS Lady Tigers earned
1st place - show twirl
3rd place - multi baton
5th place - dance twirl
The AJH Twirlers are: Clarissa Petty, Paige Mills,
Kelsie Cole, Lily Hooper, Lillie Haskins and
Sha’deria Leatch

By: Ashley Lopez

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp Elementary Page 25

Arp Elementary Student of the Month

Congratulations to Haven for receiving Elementary Student
of the Month. Haven has been attending Arp for five years
and is currently in 4th grade. Haven’s favorite teacher is Mrs.
Schminkey and she loves math. She likes to ride horses, and
she would also love to become a veterinarian when she
grows up. Haven’s favorite food is pizza and her favorite
dessert is ice cream. Haven likes to watch TV when she gets
home from school. Her favorite thing to do in P.E. is play
dodgeball. Haven also likes to play softball. If she could have any super power in
the world she would want to be invisible.
Congratulations Haven!

Arp Elementary Employee of the Month

Mrs. Schminkey is the October Teacher of the Month at Arp
Elementary. She graduated from Chapel Hill and then attended
TJC and UT-Tyler. She has been teaching for 17 years with this
year being her first year teaching at Arp. She teaches 4th grade
math/science. She always wanted to be a teacher since she was
a little girl. She wishes to make school a fun environment for
the kids to come and learn. Mrs. Schminkey has 3 kids, a 9th,
5th, and a 1st grader that all attend Arp. In her free time, she
loves the outdoors and loves to be outside exploring with her
kids. Her favorite vacation spot and place to explore is Colorado. She loves teaching
and wants to tell students “Just take a breath and relax and never tell yourself that
you can’t do something.”
Congratulations to Mrs. Schminkey!

By: Frank Smith and Hayden Wright

Page 26 Arp Elementary Maroon Messenger

By: Ariana Padron and Ashley Lopez

Volume 8, Issue 3 Arp Elementary Page 27

By: Ariana Padron and Ashley Lopez

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Happy School Days!

By: Ashley Lopez and Ariana Padron

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