Archbold Area Schools Board Hears From High School Principal

The high school staff has begun department meetings for scheduling purposes.

Staff will evaluate how the courses are going this year especially the new courses added this year. “We will examine enrollment trends and begin to plan for next year,” Short said.

Teachers will give input on the classes they are teaching and propose additional electives to offer as well as updating the course descriptions in the curriculum guide.

“We use the information gathered in the department meetings to help plan the master schedule for next year,” Short said.

Approved Lease Agreement between Archbold Board of Education and Kinsman Propane Inc. to lease liquefied propane gas storage tank for five years at the rate of $1 for the length of the term agreement.

Approved Waiver Application between NwOESC and Pettisville Local Schools in regards to special education.

Approved the Organizational Meeting for 5 p.m. Jan. 5, 2017 with the regular board meeting immediately to follow.

Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken during the 2015-2016 school year for teachers continuing their education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved winter sports pass prices for the 2016-2017 school year.

Approved agreement between the Archbold Board of Education and district parent in regards to educational needs.

Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer Hurst for classes taken during the 2015-2016 school year for continuing her education pursuant to the negotiated contract agreement.

Approved resolution with the Board of Henry County Commissioners, acknowledging the acceptance of the Miller Brothers Construction Inc., enterprise zone agreement.

Approved the salary schedule placement for the following certified employees who have taken additional Education Courses.

Mindy Gruenhagen – MA
Coricia Meyer – MA + 15
Shannon Schmucker – MA + 15
Kevin K. Miller – MA + 30

Superintendent Report
Thank you to our staff members, McDonald’s and all the families who came to see us at McTeacher night. The school raised $500 from an extremely busy night.

Last week our staff helped with the community meal. This is a great way to serve others and enjoy time interacting with each other. I want to say how grateful I am for the people behind the scenes who make this happen and for our students and staff who volunteered, made food and made this evening a success.

Friday afternoon I spoke to a group at Northwest State about education “now and then.” It was fun to share how classrooms, technology, testing and much more have changed over the years.

Our administrators have finished up the first round of walkthroughs in all district classrooms. We saw teachers carrying out district goals and involving kids in excellent learning experiences.

Boy Scout Levi Baus has raised more than $5,000 to place Faster kits in each classroom in the district. These emergency trauma kits can be used to treat a variety of injuries caused on the playground, accidents, and dangerous situations.

We appreciate his work and say thank you to everyone who donated to the cause.

Elementary School:
Mrs. Dorothy Lambert, principal
September Super Streaks- Axel Manuel, Kenzie Wanemacher, Zach Krueger, Jasmine Dorsey, Jude Rutledge, Jasanna Ott, Shyann Kuhl, Jovie Nofziger, Anabelle Bowen, Ashaun Dickey, Jarrett Lauber, Kelis Pedraza, Hudson Grieser, Kendall Liechty, Benjamin Delaney, Gwen Whiteman, Mason Lopez-Swary, August Ruby, Emma Meyer, Quinn Sauder, Addison Robertson, Amarion Moreno, Molly Rutledge, Analiese Rolon, Connor Plassman Ethan Bowerman, Griffen Valentine, Bo King, Bella Miller, Aiden Rutledge, Raegan Gerken, Brooks Miller, Margaret Row, Brie Grime, Rudy Rodger, Saydi Kruse, Jace Castillo, Jadelyn Whitacre, Colton Nofziger, Isidro Hernandez, Keagan Patterson, Avery Roth, Brooklyn Rodriguez, Nicholas Fry, Ema Hoepner, Alex Lavia, Evan Wendt, Jack Buchhop, Ellie Emmons, Romeo Cordoba, Alana Plassman, Elizabeth Francis, Callie Casey, Kennedy Fitzenreiter, Tristan Wyse, Anthony Beltran, Kole Boettger, Brielle Baker

All kindergarten students will be going to Sauder Village for a Fall Festival from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 4.

Upcoming Events
11/8/16 Grade 3- English Language Arts State Test
11/9/16 Grade 3- English Language Arts State Test
11/11/16 Elementary End of Trimester
11/14/16 Grade 1- Health Department Presentation
11/16/16 8:30 a.m. Grade 3- Safe and Caring Schools Program
11/18/16 Elementary Reports Cards Distributed
11/18/16 Super Streak Friday- Favorite Football Team
11/21/16 Parent Teacher Conferences – PM ONLY
11/22/16 Parent Teacher Conferences – No School

Curriculum Director Michele Bagrowski
The 3rd grade students will take the fall New Ohio State Test for reading in early November.
This test is given as part of the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee. The students will take the test
again in the spring, along with a math test.
The district is also giving re-tests of the Ohio State End of Course tests at the High School level. These re-tests will take place during December.
Staff will screen for giftedness in the second grade during December as well.

Archbold R.O.C.K.S.
With several weeks complete, the Archbold R.O.C.K.S. program has already proven to be very
“While we are working on recruiting additional students, we are also mindful that the
students we already have deserve our direct attenti,” Bagrowski said. “The students have enjoyed learning about sign language, will have an opportunity to join a book club, learn about healthy cooking and willalso soon dive into learning about our cubelet robotics.
“We currently have 81 registered students and average about 40 students each night of the program. This is the most we have had in attendance since we began the program.”

Archbold High School
Royal Short – Principal
Four students (Malinda Lugbill, Alto I, Sara Bilen, Alto I, Hannah Bowers, Alto II and Jeremiah Hartman, Bass I) are part of the 160-member All-State Choir. The 2017 All-State Choir will perform Saturday, Feb. 4 at the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Homecoming week was a great success. The cheerleaders planned theme days for students to dress in different costumes. The speech class organized a few changes for the bonfire this year as well as a hallway-decorating contest. The HS and MS bands played for a district-wide pep rally this year.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 4-5 Fall Play
Nov. 7 College Credit Plus Meeting
Nov. 15 Blood Drive
Nov. 21, 22 Parent /Teacher Conferences
Dec. 19-21 Semester exams

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