Message from the Principal

Thank you for visiting the Archbold Middle School website!  I hope you find this resource helpful.  AMS is a special place for students to learn and grow.  We have a strong COMMUNITY of students and staff for the 2017-2018 school year!  It is inspiring to visit the classrooms and be involved in the challenging and motivating lessons that our students are engaged in every day.  No matter the specific role a TEAM member plays; from cook, to teacher, to custodian, all are committed to providing every student with an extremely positive school experience.

- Matt Shields, AMS Principal


Upcoming Dates

1/28- 2/1: Spirit Week

2/2: NWOAL League Wrestling Meet

2/5: Fulton County MS Spelling Bee at NWOESC

2/8: 3rd Q Mid-Terms

2/9: NWOAL League Basketball Championship Games

2/17: District Honors Band Performance at Stranahan Theater

2/26: 8th Grade Junior Achievement Day

3/4-8: AMS Spring Book Fair

3/7: Fulton County JH Quiz Bowl

3/12: Music in Our Schools Concert (@AHS Auditorium)

3/15: Last Day Q3



AMS Spring Book Fair is Coming!

The AMS Spring Scholastic Book Fair is coming!


  • Monday, March 4 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, March 5 : 8 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday, March 6 : 8 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, March 7 : 8 am  – 6 pm
  • Friday, March 8 : 8 am – 1 pm


We invite you to our school to share in this celebration of books and reading.

         Our AMS Media Center receives 50% of our total sales in book profit. 

         Therefore, not only does the Book Fair encourage reading among

         our students, it also provides our AMS Media Center with many

         new books and library resources.


Our book fair provides a wide variety of books specifically selected to appeal to middle school interests. 

Students will discover books that are entertaining, inspirational, and a resource for dealing with

emerging emotions.  In addition, our fair will have bestsellers that adults will find interesting and useful.


Special Family Events will be held on :

·      Tuesday, March 5 from 3 pm – 6 pm. 

·      Thursday, March 7 from 3 pm – 6 pm


For each book purchased during the Family Night Events, you win a spin on our

“AMS Wheel of Fortune” for prizes!!


Come browse and find books that can help your child stay connected with reading.

If for some reason you are not able to attend the fair in person, we encourage you to discuss the

book fair with your child to determine what books he or she may want to add to their personal collection.

On behalf of the students and staff of Archbold Middle School, thank you!

Principal: Matt Shields

Secretary: Robin Wyse



  • Guests and visitors must sign in at the office and pick up a visitor’s pass to wear each time you are in the building.
  • All outside doors to the building will be locked during school hours.
  • Visitors during school hours should enter through the Main (Stryker Street) entrance. Use the call button on the right side of the entry and someone will “buzz” you in.
  • Handicapped visitors should use the East (Gym) entrance. Use the call button located near the handicap accessible door.
  • After school hours the Main (Stryker Street) entrance will be open until 4:30                    

Electronic Equipment

Games, musical devices , and cell phones should not be brought to school. School personnel may confiscate these items. Other electronic devices that serve an academic purpose may be used during the school day if specified by the Principal.


It is recommended that students bring a lock for their locker to secure valuable items when not in use. A copy of the combination must be left with the office.

Cafeteria Prices & Balances

Lunch prices will be $2.70 for regular lunch and $3.00 for basket meals for students for the 2015-16 school year. Breakfast prices will be $1.50. Extra milk will be sold for $.50. For student balances, contact Sarah Nafziger via email. (

Daily Announcements

Daily announcements for the middle school are available on the web, or parents can receive the daily announcements via email.  If interested, please send an email to Mrs. Wyse with your student's name and grade.

Middle School Announcements

Pick Up and Drop Off

Please use the north side "drop off" or "pick up" zone on the north side of the building before and after school. This will help to enhance a steady flow of traffic for middle school parents and staff.

Student Dress Code

 Click here to see student dress code.

2018 Spring Test Scores

2018 Ohio State Tests- % Proficient

AMS students scored a much higher percentage of students achieving "proficiency" than the state average on all areas of the Spring 2018 Ohio State tests.


  ELA               Math              Science        Social Studies
5th Grade

AMS 89/ State 70

AMS 77/ State 62

AMS 89/ State 68 NA
6th Grade AMS 76/ State 59

AMS 89/ State 58

7th Grade AMS 66/ State 63

AMS 80/ State 58

8th Grade AMS 65/ State 54

AMS 85/ State 53

AMS 77/ State 67 NA