January 11, 20212: Annual Organizational Meeting Minutes

Arnold Public Schools

Minutes of the Board of Education

Regular Meeting 7:00 p.m.

January 11, 2022

Members Present: 

Duane Bowers,

Eric Nelson

Justin Strasburg

Joe Cool,

Shane Cool,

Merle Bierman

Joel Morgan – Superintendent,

Chanc McIntosh – Principal,

Michelle Preston – Secretary to the Board of Education

Members Absent:


Meeting called to order by Superintendent Morgan at 7:02 P.M. Declaration of Open Meetings Law Adherence

Roll call/Pledge of Allegiance

Election of Officers:

S. Cool nominated Duane Bowers for President.

Motion Strasburg, seconded Bierman the nominations cease and Bowers be elected President by acclamation. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Nelson nominated Joe Cool for Vice President.

Motion S. Cool, seconded Strasburg, the nominations cease and J. Cool be elected Vice President by acclamation. Unanimous on roll call vote.

J. Cool nominated Eric Nelson for Treasurer.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg the nominations cease and Nelson be elected Treasurer by acclamation. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Strasburg nominated S. Cool for Secretary.

S. Cool nominated Strasburg for Secretary.

Motion Nelson, seconded J. Cool nominations cease. S. Cool was elected Secretary 5 to 1 on roll call

Motion Nelson, seconded S. Cool to elect Michelle Preston as Secretary to the Board of Education. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion J. Cool, seconded S. Cool to appoint Perry, Guthery, Haase, and Gessford, P.C., L.L.O as District Legal Counsel. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg to appoint Pinnacle Bank as the Official Depository for all district funds. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded J. Cool to appoint the Arnold Sentinel as the official newspaper of the district. Unanimous on roll call vote.

Motion Bierman, seconded Strasburg to approve all board policies currently in effect. Unanimous on roll call vote.

President appointed the following committees:

American Civics
Buildings & Grounds
Foundation Board Representative South Loup Co-op Board

Beef Boosters – Makers Space

J. Cool, Bowers, S. Cool J. Cool, Bierman, Nelson Bowers, Bierman, Nelson S. Cool, Strasburg, Nelson Bowers, J. Cool, Strasburg Bierman

Bowers, S. Cool Bierman, Bowers Nelson

Dissemination to each Board member of conflict of interest statutes. Organizational Meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.M.

May 19, 2022

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 May 2nd:

  • Monday- HS Girls BB Meeting at lunch
  • Monday- 6-12 Spring Concert- 7:00PM
  • Tuesday- 6-10 Maps Testing- Morning
  • Tuesday- Best of the Midwest Track Meet @ Sutherland- 3:00PM
  • Wednesday- JH Track @ Gothenburg- 9:30AM
  • Thursday- 7-10 Maps Testing- Morning
  • Thursday- 5th & 6th Grade Fort Kearney Field Trip
  • Thursday- HS Golf @ St. Pat’s- 9:00AM
  • Friday- HS Track @ Arnold- 9:30AM
  • Friday- South Loup Sports Banquet @ Arnold- 6:00PM

Activities Calendar at A Glance