Maya Jones, a Junior at AHS, became the next “Raider of the Month” for February, 2023. The
Activities/Athletics Department of Argonia Junior/Senior High School has decided to recognize one
student a month who has demonstrated exceptional pride and integrity while competing in athletics or
activities. Students are nominated by coaches and sponsors and, once a month, a student is chosen as
“Raider of the Month.”
Maya was chosen for the month of February after being nominated by Mr. Gessleman. He had
this to say about Maya:
I believe Maya Jones deserves to be the student of the month. Maya does excellent
work in class on daily work and projects. She is willing to work with all of her
classmates. On the basketball court, Maya gives enormous effort in practices and
games. Keep up the great work and effort!.
Maya participates in basketball, volleyball, track, soccer, and band.
The “Raider of the Month” is part of a renewed effort to build school pride. The student
selected has their picture on a bulletin board along with comments from the coach or sponsor
who nominated him or her. Look for a new student in March!!
The 2022-2023 School Board Members.
Back Row (Left to Right): Shawn White, Shane Morrison, Scott Jones, Brian Fitch.
Front Row (Left to Right): Sarah Vineyard, Melinda McCurley, Tiffani Callaway
Kadence Wilson, a junior at Argonia High School, became the next “Raider of the Month” for November, 2022. The Activities/Athletics Department of Argonia Junior/Senior High School has decided to recognize one student a month who has demonstrated exceptional pride and integrity while competing in athletics or activities. Students are nominated by coaches and sponsors and, once a month, a student is chosen as “Raider of the Month.”
Kadence was chosen for the month of November after being nominated by Ms. Schmidt. She had this to say about Kadence:
“Kadence demonstrates great leadership not only in the classroom, but in the entire school. She is very determined and involved in classroom activities and helps out other students. Kadence shows great pride for our school as she cheered on the Titans every Friday night. Kadence is a powerful member of the Scholars Bowl team and is always anxious to practice and learn to better herself for the team!”
Kadence participates in the following club/organization and activities throughout the year: Argonaires, cheerleader, stage manager for play, scholars bowl, math relays, forensics, and musical festivals.
The “Raider of the Month” is part of a renewed effort to build school pride. The student selected has their picture on a bulletin board along with comments from the coach or sponsor who nominated him or her. Look for a new student in December!!
The Lady Indians won the SCBL Championship on 10/17. Congratulations!
On Oct. 13, 2022, the Argonia 4th grade students took a field trip with our art teacher Ms. Juliana Whisman from The Art Center in Anthony, KS. Ms. Juliana first took us on a sculpture walk along the Arkansas River in downtown Wichita. We started at the Keeper of the Plains. Before going on our field trip, we studied Black Bear Bosin who was the artist that created the Keeper of the Plains. The kids loved being able to see what we have learned in real life and to also learn some new things we didn’t learn while doing our research. We all agreed that it was an amazing piece of art. Our next sculpture was the Troll of Wichita. Have you ever heard of this sculpture? We sure hadn’t! The troll was actually underground in a sewer drain and we viewed him through a sidewalk grate. We all agreed he was pretty creepy and interesting looking! Our final sculpture on our walk was a Vietnam War sculpture. The kids thought it was a great way to remember our soldiers. Each sculpture display was unique because each one appealed to our senses differently. This will be great whenever we start our writing lessons next week about adding sensory details into our writing! After the sculpture walk we loaded back onto the bus and headed to the Wichita Art Museum. We enjoyed the beautiful weather while we sat outside and ate. When we started the tour, we split into two groups. Each group got to take a walk around the outside of the building to view more sculptures and beautiful landscaping, tour some of the art exhibits inside, and then we did a hands-on art project. We saw some really amazing pieces and all agreed we needed to come back to see the rest of the art exhibits! For our hands-on art project, we created an optical illusion disco ball. One of the exhibits we got to view included optical illusions where you had to put on special glasses to see the optical illusions. Our disco ball was created on a flat piece of aluminum foil and we drew lines and painted it to make it look 3D! They were pretty awesome looking! Did you know that on Saturdays you can visit the Wichita Art Museum for free? Also, one Saturday each month you can create your own piece of art during an art lesson taught to you by one of the artists hired by the Wichita Art Museum. You can visit their website for more details. The majority of the 4th grade class would love to go back again and recommends you should go too! Thank you to Ms. Juliana and The Anthony Art Center for sponsoring our field trip. It was a great experience and a wonderful day!