Archbold Board Of Education Discusses Curriculum, Testing

On Nov.30, the Archbold Schools’ administrative team will be presenting to a group at the ESC on community engagement.
“We plan to discuss our use of our webpage, Facebook, Twitter, newsletters, and the multiple community events that our students and staff take part in to keep our public informed and engaged,” Superintendent Aaron Rex said.
At our parent teacher conferences, we will be promoting the Powerschool App to high school and middle school parents. This application allows users have instant access and notifications about grades, attendance, fees and much more. The two building principals have shared this with their staff and the administration believe parents will enjoy having this capability.
Superintendent Rex was able to attend the Capital Conference Nov. 14-15.
“There were some valuable sessions and John and I were able to attend a meeting at the Statehouse where 300-400 school people showed their solidarity in wanting changes to the grade card, graduation requirements, and testing.”
The HC3 was scheduled to a community conversation titled, “What’s Wrong with Sexting?” Nov. 29.
The presentation hoped to share the impact social media can have on youth legally, in employment, and when applying for college.

Donor – Amount – Description
Archbold Area Foundation – $1,279.95 – Pottery Wheel
Mark & Chrissy Stuckey – $500 – Archbold Softball Program
Anonymous – $900 – 18 Yearbooks for Class of 2016 students

•Appointed Jed Grisez to the Archbold Public Library Board for a seven-year term effective Jan. 1.
•Accepted the resignation of Dave Davis as building supervisor effective Dec. 9.

News from the schools
The Middle School host Jim Bisenius Nov. 1 for Bully-proofing Youth. Bisenius taught students strategies on how to overcome bullying through non-violent means.
“Mr. Peace” returned Nov. 18 to talk to kids about leadership and overcoming bullying.
Seven middle school students participated in the Honor Band program at Bowling Green State University. The students were: Carsyn Hagans, Sam Ruffer, Rusty Short, Kenny Walker, Kate Nofziger, Erin Reichert and Emma Rodeheaver.
Twenty-three middle school band and choir students participated in Fulton County Honor Band and Choir.
Local veterans came to the middle school to talk about their experiences for Veterans Day. Malinda Lugbill sang the National Anthem, reading of the biographical essays on each veteran by eighth-graders and the playing of “Taps” by Conner Hagans.

Curriculum Update
The 2016-2017 Ohio State Tests will begin March 13 with the ELA assessments, Curriculum Director Michele Bagrowski said.
“We have been working on a test schedule for our district,” she said. “We have a three-week window to complete all ELA assessments, including make-ups for absent students.
“The math, science, and social studies tests will begin April 19 with another three-week testing window.
Parents who would like to take a look at the practice samples, visit the following site: http://oh.portal.airast.org/ocba/ . Choose the “Students and Families” button on the left-hand side. Visitors will find resources and a student practice site button test.

Second Grade Gifted Testing
Archbold provides whole-grade gifted screening in the second grade. This year the school has decided to try to complete the assessments online. The assessments will be spread out over a few days starting Nov. 29.
Students will take small portions of the assessment each day until finished. Results will be returned almost immediately, as they are scored online.

Archbold ROCKS
The Archbold ROCKS program has 86 students registered with an average of 45 students attending each evening. The students are learning about healthy eating and we will begin a holiday cooking section after Thanksgiving break. The students will also be using the pottery wheels and use molds to create holiday ornaments.
There will be a family trip to the Toledo Zoo Lights Dec. 17.

High School
Royal Short – Principal
Music Department – The music department has had a busy fall season, producing a dinner theater at the end of last month. Students
performed a variety of vocal and instrumental pieces.
The fall play was “Nothing But The Truth.”
The band wrapped up the marching season with a concert that highlighted each of the halftime shows.
Junior Achievement Business Challenge Colton Soles, Kim Vorasane and Bryce Williams competed in the JA Business Challenge at The University of Toledo. They completed a business simulation and won $750 in prize money.

Fall Scholar Athletes – The following students were recognized as NWOAL Fall Scholar Athletes. This honor is for those student-athletes who are seniors and have a 3.5 cum GPA after 6 semesters. Great job Students!
Tennis- Isabel Krieger, Itzayana Gaona, Darby Stevens
Soccer-Emily Roth, Keagan Ott, Jonah Waidelich, Alex Short, Jack Fisher
Football-Isaiah Esquibel, Cam Warnke, Toby Walker, Noah Mattin
Golf-Hudson Childs, Ian Radabaugh
Volleyball-Julia Lambert Alyssa Ziegler, Malinda Lugbill

FCCLA- The service organization has been busy volunteering including stops at the Archbold Parks and Recreation Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition; Fairlawn Haven, where students painted, removed wallpaper, moved equipment, and helped set up a Halloween Party for the residents and the Habitat for Humanity House in Wauseon.
Next month, they will be helping at the Christmas Cheer Food Drive and one of the community meals.

Elementary School
Book Fair- The book fair runs through Dec. 2. Proceeds will support special events for the students. The Book Fair will be open the following times in the Blue Pod:
Thursday: 7:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The annual second grade Christmas musical is at 7 p.m. Dec.15 in the High School auditorium. This year’s production is “The Grumps of Ring-A-Ding Town.”

October Super Streaks – who were recognized at the Super Streak Friday Assembly Oct. 21. include: Brianna Draggoo, Parker Proctor, Logan Emmons, Jasper Fruth, Logan Ruffer, Dakota Herman, Elizabeth Draggoo, Weston Farbrother, Malakai Moreno, Allison Reyes, Zechariah Rodriguez, Tripp Langenderfer, Harrison Rohrs, Vivianne Pifer, Wyatt Gericke, Camryn Stuckey, Brexton Grime, Meg Burkholder, Brady Culler, Maddox Pinter, Anderson Bentley, Maci Martz, Isaiah Aguilar, Meg Ames, Adelynn Nafzige, Gage Nafziger, Mya Beaverson, Caleb Wanemacher, Daylin Bosco, Natalie Schmucker, Anylah Covarrubias, Jace McCoy, Logan Stuckey, Kennedy Hurst, Hunter Mignin, Blaney Huffman, Trenton Tressler, Geoffrey Yoder, Eliza Bacik, Miley Gericke, Sean Garcia, Emma Krukowski, Makena Thiel, Jace Beck, Lydia Frey, Jayden Foth, Adison Kinsman, Sam Bentz, Evy Roth, Makenzie Miller, Jace Cline, Catherine Row, Hayleigh Stultz, Karlee Detmer, Madden Valentine, Brodie Campbell, Aunali Reyes, Caleb Harrow, Grace Meyer, Oliver Siebert, Rebecca DeVries and Preston Nofziger.

November Super Streaks – Javery Valentine, Jessa Mohring, Demi Short, Addison Thompson, Gentry Valentine, Anne Row, Helena Johnson, Zara Bowen, Amariah Beck, Houston Sentle, Jade Frey, Rupiika Dua , Klaire Kern, Eliazar Covarrubias, Jonah Zesing, Brylee Grime, Kaleb Schnitkey, Delilah Chapa, Andi Warner, Ewan Dijak, Luke Ward, Aiden Wyse, Kali Delgado, Emma May, Serenity Coburn, Cagnee Grime, Esther Wyse, Grady Short, Ariah Bagrowski, Anna Shields, Payton Dominique, Autumn Benecke, Brynn Hurst, Mauricio Gaona, Isabela Cervantes, Lars Soles, Alana Tracz, Elsie Mello, Savannah Rangel, Gavin Miller, Kaden Kruse, Jaden Osterland, Irelyn Hug, Kirie Phipps, Leah Delgado, Carter Springer, Caleb Grime, Julisa Nafziger and Violet Houck.

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