Archbold Area Schools Board of Education:
Approved donations as follows:
Stone, $157.50, Middle School, from Anonymous
Cash, $80, District, from DeTray Chiropractic Center
Play Clocks, $6,589, Football Stadium, from Creighton Electric
Play Clocks, $715.50, Football Stadium, from Ridgeville Telephone
Approved 2017 Appropriations.
Approved high school and middle school athletic workers for the 2016-2017 school year.
Authorized the following advance:
009 – Uniform Supplies to $7,000
001 – General Fund from $7,000
Approved Fund Transfer of $7,607.11 from GF to Turbine Maintenance, 003-9001.
Approved Fund Transfer of $9,356.73 from GF to HB 264 Loan Fund, 002-9914.
Approved a contract with Harbor Behavior Health for services rendered.
Authorized the following transfer:
200 9020 – Class of 2021 to $2,900
200 9125 – French Club from $2,900
Approved revisions to Neola Policy #3223, Standards-Based School Counselor Evaluations.
Approved a change of daily pay rate for substitute teachers from $80 to $90, effective Oct. 1.
Accepted resignation of Kelley Phillips as substitute Speech Pathologist effective Sept. 16.
Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Fisher as a Classified Sub for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved Tony Schutte as a volunteer swim coach for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved a one-year contract for Bailey Short as a student worker for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved a contract for Brenda Beck as study table tutor, 1 hour per week effective 9/15/2016 through 5/11/2017.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Brenda Beck as Junior Class Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved resolution for hiring a non-licensed individual for Junior Class Advisor.
Approved a one-year supplemental contract for Jodi Gerken as Junior Class Advisor for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved one-year supplemental contracts for Spring Coaches for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved a contract for Diane Wyse as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed, through November 14, 2016.
Approved a contract for Deb Opdycke as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed through Nov. 14.
Approved a contract for Cathy Selgo as a substitute Speech Pathologist as needed through Nov.14.
Approved a one-year contract for Jennifer Cobb as a certified substitute teacher for the 2016-2017 school year, effective Aug. 30.
Approved a one-year contract for Leslie Simon as a student worker for the 2016-2017 school year.
Approved the following one-year contracts for Resident Educator Mentors for the 2016-2017 school year:
Lauren Frey – year 1 – mentor Shelby Graber
Jody Schwyn – year 2 – mentor Krysti Bowerman
Miranda Sumpter – year 2 – mentor Alissa Stockburger
Dana Hilfinger – year 3 – mentor Jessica Miller
Courtney Froehlich – year 3 – mentor Kent Vandock
Abbey Nafziger – year 3 – mentor Brenda Beck
Jamie Anderson – year 3 – mentor Andrea Thiel
Approved the following one-year contract for Resident Educator Mentor for the 2016- 2017 school year.
Miranda Wills – year 2 – mentor Jennifer Hurst
We have had a great start to the school year, Aaron Rex states. Thank you to all of our staff members for their part in making it a successful first few weeks.
We had our first cancellation day of the year on Friday. A reminder that this year we will be moving to eight cancellation days before we make up days for both teachers and students.
The 1988 State Football Champion sign arrived and was placed near the scoreboard in the south end zone. We will be recognizing the team Sept. 22.
I want to thank the group that is in charge of the Bluestreak Bag Program and also the community for supporting this endeavor that feeds children on the weekends. They are now supplying almost 40 of our young people with meals or supplemental foods.
Super Streaks- The start of the year has gone well. The staff and students are settling into the routines.
This year, the elementary school is continuing to focus on new behavior expectations.
“We are looking for those students who demonstrate respectful, responsible, and safe behavior in all areas of the school,” Principal Dorothy Lambert said. “We are also planning to celebrate our successes with Super Streak Fridays.”
Each month, there will be a theme for Super Streak Friday and the school will have an assembly where “Super Streaks” for the month will be recognized. Students will receive recognition at the assembly, a certificate, and a special reward donated by McDonald’s. The first Super Streak Friday is scheduled for Sept. 30. The theme is Blue & Gold.
S.O.A.R. Reading Program (Supporting Outstanding Archbold Readers)- This will be the eighth year
that the S.O.A.R. reading program will continue at Archbold Elementary School. Students are eligible to receive monthly prizes for their dedication to reading through the S.O.A.R. Reading Program.
Enrollment is up to 391 students, 10 more than 2015, Principal Shields reports. Eighth and fifth grade each have 100 students, while there are 94 seventh graders and 92 sixth-graders.
Fifty-eight eighth graders have signed up for the Washington D.C. trip. The trip will require two buses. Each student has earned $176 toward the trip following successful fundraisers.
All eighth graders will take one semester of Introductory Spanish this year.
Archbold High School
Royal Short – Principal
Study Table- September 15 marked the beginning of this year’s study table.
“We saw great results the last three years and want to continue this program,” Principal Ryan Short said. “This hour of tutoring every Thursday is open to anyone who wants a little more help each week.
“We will have a high school teacher as well as student tutors from the National Honors Society ready to help students each week.”
Homecoming Bonfire – The traditional Homecoming Bonfire will be
Thursday Oct. 6, with a dance Oct. 8 organized by the student council.
The cheerleaders are planning a spirit week with a dress-up theme for each day. They will also plan a pep rally for that Friday afternoon. This year officials are hoping to have a district wide pep rally. Mrs. Voll is coordinating another alumni band performance for the pregame show during the Homecoming game.
National Honors Society- Sept. 25 was the NHS induction ceremony.
Sept. 28 Safety Drill
Oct. 3 Spirit Week
Oct. 6 Two-Hour Delay – In-service
Oct. 6 Homecoming Bonfire
Oct. 7 Alumni Band
Oct. 8 Homecoming Dance
Oct. 16 Fall Choir Concert 2:30 pm
Oct. 23 End of the First Quarter