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 2019-2020 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 an EDUCATOR on our TEAM  plays; from cook, to teacher, to custodian, all are committed to providing every student with an extremely positive school experience.

- Matt Shields, AMS Principal

Principal: Matt Shields
mshields@archboldschools.org

Secretary: Robin Wyse 
rwyse@archboldschools.org

                           
           

Initial Summer Practices

Cross Country: August 10 7:00pm – 8:30pm. at AHS Track. Wear shorts, running shoes and a t-shirt. Bring a water bottle.

Grades 5 & 6 Cross Country Camp: Aug. 10 & 12 from 7-8PM at AHS Track. For registration or more information, please contact Coach Kinsman: rachelkinsman2@gmail.com or Coach Lambert: RLambert@archboldschools.org

JH Football: August 10, 9:00 – 11:00.  Wear shorts, t-shirts, bring both tennis shoes and cleats, and a water bottle.  7th grade meet in park across from AMS. 8th grade meet in the Health classroom.  For more information, please contact twalker@archboldschools.org or dwalker@archboldschools.org.

JH Volleyball Tryouts: August 3, 3:30-5:30, Middle School Gym.

Cheerleading: Tryout practices begin August 3 from 9-11AM at AMS. If you are interested in trying out, contact Coach Bickel: LBickel@archboldschools.org and  join the Google Classroom Cheer page. The code is xkzt2qa. This page has the cheers to learn for tryouts and the fight song dance. 

 

2020-2021 AMS Supply Lists

Upcoming Dates

8/3- Tryouts begin for JH Cheerleading (9AM AMS) and JH Volleyball (3:30 PM  AMS)

8/10- AMS Office Open: first day to pickup schedules and pay book fees

8/10- First JH Football (9AM AMS) & JH Cross Country (7PM AHS) Practices

8/17- Open House (6-7:30); Fall Sports Parents' Meeting 7:30

8/19- Opening Day

8/25- School Picture Day

 

Fall 2020: Notes of Interest

COVID Updates: As the Fall approaches, we will be working with area districts and following guidance from the state and local health departments to ensure a safe return to school activities. We anticipate adjustments to our schedules and procedures may be needed. These will be communicated via parent e-mail provided in Final Forms. Please make sure this is up to date as this is the primary e-mail communicate to receive this type of information.

Daily Announcements: Daily announcements are sent to the parent e-mail in Final Forms. If you have questions related to receiving announcements, contact Mrs. Robin Wyse, at: rwyse@archboldschools.org

On-line Grade Viewer & Powerschool App: At the beginning of 5th grade, a letter is sent home with each student including a Powerschool username & password. Students keep the same username & password through 12th grade.

To view your child's grades on-line visit www.archbold.k12.oh.us.  Click on the “Parents/Community” menu, choose “Grades”, and login with your PowerSchool username & password.  If you haven't created a PowerSchool username, click on “PowerSchool Parent Account Directions” (also on the “Parents/ Community” menu). Directions for the Powerschool Mobile App can also be found on the "Parents/ Community" menu.

Final Forms- Please update and e-sign online forms for Fall 2020! Parents may log into their student's Final Forms account and update all forms for the upcoming year any time after July 1. Emergency contacts, medical authorizations, health concerns all require new signatures each year. Please update any other changes, such as address & phone number also. This must be completed prior to the first day of school.  You can access Final Forms by clicking on the link on the Archbold Schools home page. Questions? e-mail Lorinda Brader lbrader@archboldschools.org or Ronda Lovejoy rlovejoy@archboldschools.org.

Medication: With few exceptions, it is not legal for students to carry or self-administer medication of any kind at school. All prescription and over-the-counter meds must be turned in to the office in the original package and administered per district guidelines. Signed medication authorization forms must be on file for both prescription and non-prescription medications. State law permits, students with physician signed authorization on file in the school office to "self-carry" asthma inhalers or "epi-pens" (see enclosed form) For further information, please review the "Medical Information" link on the district web-page. Questions? Please contact our school nurse, Karla Petersen at kpetersen@archboldschools.org

2020 Supply Lists: AMS Supplies for the 2020-21 school year may be purchased on-line by going to www.shopttkits.com. Our school account number is 14332. Kits with the exact colors, quantities, and brands students need will be delivered directly to the school and ready for pick-up at open house. On-line orders must be placed by June 21. If you prefer to shop the "old fashioned way", supply lists are now on our website (also enclosed).

2020 Class Schedules & Fees: Fee payment and schedule pick up begins Monday, August 10 from 8:30 AM. – 3:00 PM in the AMS Office. 

Please note: All financial obligations must be paid in full from previous years to be allowed to pick up schedules.

Student Dress Code & Other Handbook Questions: Parents, especially those of incoming 5th graders, may have questions about the AMS dress code and other policies. To view the handbook, go to our district webpage, under the "Middle School" tab and choose "Handbook".

 

Open House: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2020.

First Day of School: Wed., Aug. 19.  Students must be in the building by 8AM.

Picture Day: Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Grandparents’/Retirees Day for 5th Grade: 21st annual Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, Oct 2.  Registration material will be sent home after the start of school.  The festivities will begin at 8:30 and will end at approximately 10:15.

Student Drop Off/ Pick Up: Parents are asked to pull into a parking space for the purpose of student pick up and drop off on Holland Street (the north side of the building). Please note this village ordinance:

“No operator of a vehicle shall stop for any purpose or reason, including picking up or dropping off school aged children, on Holland Street between the intersections of Holland and Eicher Streets and Holland and Ditto Streets, during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on those days when school is in session.”

7th Grade Parents: A reminder that Ohio law now requires that students entering the 7th grade must have booster.  TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and Meningitis vaccines. Students without a documented booster must be excluded from school. For additional information, visit www.archbold.k12.oh.us.  Click on the “District” menu, choose “Medical Information".

8th Grade Trip: Plans for a 2021 8th Grade trip to Washington DC are on hold until the COVID epidemic is over.

Athletics:

Mandatory Fall Sports Parent/ Coaches meetings will be held after Open House on Monday, August 17 at 7:30.

Athletic Physicals: No athlete will be allowed to practice/participate in any sport until a current physical is on file with the athletic department. In order to generate physical forms to take to your physician, you must begin by registering in Final Forms. The program will generate the needed forms. For more information and instructions, go to our school website and click on the "Parents/ Community" tab at the top. In the drop down click on Final Forms to get started.

 

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Security

  • 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.                 

Daily Announcements

Daily Middle School announcements 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.

Student Dress Code

Click here to see the middle school student dress code.

 

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.

 

Lockers

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 $2.75 for regular lunch and $3.00 for basket meals for students. Breakfast prices will be $1.50. Extra milk will be sold for $.50. For student balances, contact Jenna Stuckey via email.

 

Pick Up and Drop Off

Please use the "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.

 

2019 Spring Test Scores

2019 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 83/ State 62

AMS 82/ State 68 NA
6th Grade AMS 71/ State 59

AMS 90/ State 58

NA NA
7th Grade AMS 83/ State 63

AMS 80/ State 58

NA NA
8th Grade AMS 72/ State 54

AMS 92/ State 53

AMS 89/ State 67 NA