COVID-19 Update

September 23rd, 2021

APS has an additional confirmed case. Close contacts have been notified. 

September 21st, 2021

This week, APS had an additional confirmed case in the building. The individual developed symptoms over the weekend and has not been in school this week. 

September 10th, 2021

APS Families,

I wanted to update everyone regarding COVID-19. This week, we had our first confirmed case in the building. It is likely that we will continue to see cases in our area and district in the coming months.

As parents, we need your help. Please be vigilant in monitoring your child for potential symptoms. If you observe symptoms, please keep your student home. I know this can be a burden on families and students who miss school. This being said, we have an incredible teaching staff who will work with you and your student to ensure that they continue to learn while out and get back up to speed as quickly as possible upon their return. Keeping your sick student home and allowing for recovery is an excellent way you can help our school district continue to provide in-person learning and extra-curricular activities.

We will continue to clean and disinfect our facilities to help reduce the spread. As parents, you are more than welcome to take any additional precautions you deem necessary for your children. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or Mr. McIntosh here at school.

Thank you for your help and support.

Joel Morgan


Arnold Public Schools

Arnold Public Schools Plan for Safe Return:
Pursuant to the Federal American Rescue Plan Act, Section 2001(i)- ESSER III, the following plan has been created for Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services. Feedback on the plan can be communicated with Superintendent Joel Morgan at This plan will be publicly reviewed for comment every six months for potential revisions. APS Plan for Safe Return.
September 26, 2021

Duct Tape Challenge Update

Students are starting to get into a routine because the AR points are climbing. Mr. McIntosh may still be feeling pretty safe, but we'll see. The goal this year is 3,500 points and students are at 665 points as a school.

Although class sizes and the length of books vary, many classes set their own goals as well as the school-wide goal so here is a breakdown of points earned by class:

K - 71 points
1st - 23 points
2nd - 13 points
3rd - 55 points
4th - 41 points
5th - 4 points
6th - 118 points
7th - 106 points
8th - 25 points
9th - 47 points
10th - 42 points
11th - 113 points
12th - 7 points

It will be exciting to see how colorful Mr. McIntosh is with the various duct tape if students end up reaching their school-wide goal. Happy reading!!

Diviners Cast List Chosen

Congratulations to the cast of The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr.


CC Showers – Colbi Smith

Basil Bennett – Trey Connell

Melvin Wilder – Rio Remund

Dewey Maples – Logan Recoy

Goldie Short – Delaney Rogers

Ferris Layman – Lance Jones

Buddy Layman – Reagan Cool

Jennie Mae Layman – Ella Cool

Norma Henshaw – Gracie Neth

Eugene Brown – Johnathon Lamphear

Luella  Bennett – Riata Remund

Well Diggers/Townspeople/Church Goers:

Ruth Davis – Harmony Borah

Doris Williams – Samantha Wonch

Shirley Smith – Danah Baldwin

Darlene Henshaw – Anna Tullis

Beverly Thomas – Taylor Hanna-Miles

Raymond Lee – Jamie Tickle

Early White – Ethan Furne

Rose Anderson – Ivy Tullis


Jayden Hanna-Miles, Silas Cool, Clay Witthuhn, Dolores Duponcheel, Ashlea Baldwin, and Kylee Allen.

Upcoming Activities

Activities for the week of September 20th:

  • Monday- JH VB vs Ansley-Litchfield @ Arnold- 2:30PM
  • Monday- JH FB vs Ansley- Litchfield @ Arnold- 4:30PM
  • Monday- JV VB Tri @ Arnold- 5:00PM
  • Tuesday- JV & Varsity VB Tri @ Merna- 5:00PM- SLB Plays Games 2 & 3
  • Friday- K-1 @ Pumpkin Patch
  • Friday- Plum Creek Literature Festival @ Seward- 6th & 7th Grade- Cancelled
  • Friday- HS FB @ Thedford- 7:00PM
  • Saturday- Varsity VB @ Sutherland- 10:00AM

Activities Calendar at A Glance