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

Please take a minute to complete the survey below.  We appreciate your participation.
Ariton Title I Parent Survey
September Finishes as Busy as It Started

The members of FBLA remembered the heroes of 9/11 by making red, white and blue ribbons.  They distributed them to all the faculty and staff to wear.  What a patriotic reminder of the lives lost on that dreadful day. 

With the High School SGA elections behind us, it was time for the elementary to take the stage. With the elementary halls filled with posters, over twenty young leaders bravely stepped to the microphone to present their platform for the for four offices.  The new officers are listed below.

Before the school day began on September 23, over 120 students met on front campus for "See You at the Pole," sponsored by the Christian Club.  Four students earnestly prayed for our country, our state, our community and our school. 

The 2020 Homecoming Queen and her court were chosen.  Miss Zhee Oliver will be crowned as Queen.  The theme for Homecoming was also chosen and it will be "Unmask the Rebels."  So get ready for some heroes and villians to show up wandering the halls. 

As September comes to a close and October slides in, we are anxiously looking forward to cooler weather and another busy month.   

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)


President - Grant Davis

Vice-President - Pierce Gill

Secretary/Reporter - Gracie Paramore & Ali Smith

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. 

Homecoming Plans

The excitement is building as October 8 is now coming into view.  The usual plans have been adjusted and we are saddened that "Tailgating" has been cancelled, but we plan to make this week full of fun and school spirit.  COVID can't stop the CAT PRIDE that grows from deep within a true PURPLE CAT!!

Homecoming Week Plans

Dress up days are as follows:

Monday- Twin Day

Tuesday- Rapper/ Rocker Day

Wednesday- Decade Day

Thursday- 7-12 Dress Your Best

Pre K- 6- Purple and Gold


Homecoming Day Plans

  - Assembly - Crowning of the Homecoming Queen and Presentation of Her Court

11:30 - School will be dismissed

7:00 - Game - Queen and Court will be presented at halftime

2021 Yearbooks are on Sale

Time is running out to order your 2021 Yearbook.  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.