Home of the Purple Cats

The mission of Ariton School is to empower individuals to become independent, productive members of our ever-changing society. 


Welcome to our new website.  As you will see, it is still under construction.  Due to new COVID 19 requirements, teachers have been busy getting their classrooms and curriculum ready for students and have not updated their teacher pages.  We ask that you be patient and they will update as time permits. 

We will post announcements and news stories frequently and hope to keep you informed as this year of changes progresses. 

Title I Survey

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Ariton Title I Parent Survey
September Begins a Exciting Time on Campus
With COVID-19 ending the 2019-2020 school year so quickly and starting the 2020-2021 school year late, September is a busy month.   We kicked off the month with excitement as the Juniors ordered their class rings and athletes ordered letterman jackets.  The first week has been busy with campaigning for the SGA officer elections.  The halls were full of posters and pictures while students wore t-shirts and stickers supporting their candidates.  Each candidate gave their election speech on Wednesday morning and by the end of the day the results were in.  Wednesday afternoon brought interviews for FFA officers and Leadership teams.  Congrats to all those elected.  They are listed below.  Friday was America Day.  Everyone dressed in their favorite American attire, from our youngest Purple Cats to our oldest.  It's great to be an Ariton Purple Cat!!!  What a awesome week it has been and we are looking forward to our long Labor Day weekend holiday.  

2020-2021 Student Officers


President - Carson Strickland

Vice President - Colson Collier

Secretary -Katelyn Williams

Treasurer - Noah Phillips

Reporter - Zhee Oliver

Sentinel - Paige Blankenship


President - Bryan Macario

Vice-President - Rike Tzanahua

Secretary - Justin Mast

Treasurer - Jaylei Strickland

Reporter - Ryan Connell

Sentinel - Austin Boswell


Yamell Cosme

Reagan Hollis

Joanna Wallace

Logan Bush

Colin Bush

Hunter Holmes


Bowen Jones

Laney Deloney

Annabelle Wesley

Madison Guilford

Zoilita Rojas

Gabe Jones


President - Bryan Macario

V Pres ( State Affairs) - Colson Collier

V Pres (Special Projects) - Hayley Messer

V Pres (Recognition) - Jake Jones

V Pres (Public Relations) - Katelyn Williams

Secretary - Reese Peters

Treasurer - Lily Nguyen

Reporter - Jay Cook

Historians - Alayna Williams/ & Savanna Senn

Parliamentarians - Zhee Oliver & Rike Tzanahua


Community Service Team:  Hannah Mock (Chair), Gabriel Tirado, Savanna Johnston, Yuridia Gonzalez

March of Dimes Team:  Kane Knighten, Hailey Pilot, Ana Colohua, Anthony Tzanahua

Class Representatives:  Yamell Cosme (Senior), Sarah Casey (Junior), Sophie Kirk (Sophomore), Neviah Leatherwood (Freshman)

Important Announcements
ATTENTION:  Remote Learners
VERY IMPORTANT:  All Remote Learners must read the following:   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M_lmmahru3lBZZUUIRNFydlLSLFa1Z24L1bt_5zH_IA/edit

Intent to Return to School

Testing Information for Remote Learners

"Preserve the Pride" Brick

You can purchase a personalized, engraved brick permanently set in the walkway at the new Ariton Gymnasium.  There are two brick sizes: 4" x 8" - $100.00 and 8" x 8" - $200.00.  You can download an order form below or they are available at the school.  If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Sessoms, 445-5560 or ssessoms@dalecountyboe.org.

Friday Night Football Tickets

Football Players, Cheerleaders, and Band Members will be able to purchase 2 tickets for Friday night's game on Tuesday through Thursday. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased during break and lunch from Ms. Petty in the Elementary Building. 

Spectator tickets can be purchased at 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. in front of the elementary building on Thursday.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.

Changes in Homecoming Date

The Homecoming Football game scheduled for October 9 has been moved to Thursday, October 8.  That will be a half day of school for students.  Friday, October 9, and Monday, October 12 will be a school holidays.

2021 Yearbooks are on Sale

Time to order your 2021 Yearbook.  Order by September 25 to take advantage of the lowest price for the year, $50.00 plus icons are free.  You can order at www.jostonsyearbooks.com or use the order form below and return to the school.    

    Yearbook Order Form

    A Change in Volleyball Schedule

    The Volleyball game on October 1 against Goshen  has been cancelled.  A tournament on October 3 in Dothan has been added.