Military Family Resources
Ariton School is committed to supporting military students and their families as they transition to a new home and school. We pride ourselves in being a military-friendly school located in rural dale County. Please reach out to Mrs. Hilary Ellis, Ariton School's military liaison, at any time. Mrs. Ellis can be reached at 334-445-5560 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. We have listed several military family resources here for your convenience, but she will be happy to speak with you about how we can support your student and family at Ariton School.
All faculty and staff members have been trained to support the students that are a part of a military family and their parents/guardians. Our faculty and staff also have an awareness of who these students are and when new military students move into our school. Ariton School is proud to be a neighbor of Ft. Rucker which is an army post also located in Dale County. The military liaison at the base on Ft. Rucker is Ms. Kimberly Kozel. Ariton School has collaborated with her to ensure that we are ready to support these students and their families. Ms. Kimberly Kozel can be reached at 334.225.9812. Her email is email@example.com.
Ariton School also has a Peer Helper program that trains civilian and military-connected children as they transition to Ariton School. These Peer Helpers are selected each school year and work to help military students feel a part of the Purple Cat family. The Peer helpers are designated for every grade level and are trained to help military students assimilate to a new school.
Ariton School held a Veterans Day Celebration in November 2022 to commemorate the veterans of the Ariton community and the families of students with a family member that is a veteran. We will also hold a special social for military students in April to celebrate the month of the military child. Mr. Ryan Lassiter, who is currently serving in the armed forces and the father of a fifth grade student, recently met with students to share his experiences from Qatar.
Please come by and we can provide registration information and a school tour. We can also provide information about the courses we offer and extra-curricular activities. You may also visit our Facebook Page titled Ariton School.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
Mr. Lassiter visits students and shares about his service in Qatar.
Veterans Day Parade