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


Parent Teacher Conferences

It is time to sign up for Parent Teacher Conferences which will be held at the following times:

Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM

Monday, November 19, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 8:00-Noon

This year we will be using the online system to make signups as convenient as possible. 


If you do not have internet access or have difficulty scheduling, please contact Matt Shields by sending email to or call 419-446-2726 to make an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you at conferences! 

Upcoming Dates

8th Grade Trip: Our 5th annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC will be May 2-5, 2019. Registration is on-line at Our tour code is TN8V6T6. For more information contact Mr. Shields or Mr. Lambert.

5th Grade Band Parents Info/ Sign Up Meeting: Monday, September 17. AMS Band room.

Fall Fundraiser Kick-off:  September 18 -Cookie Dough & Magazine sales to support class activities.

AMS First Quarter Mid-term Reports: September 21

Picture Re-takes: Friday, September 28

1st Day AMS ROCKS: The AMS ROCKS afterschool program will begin on October 1 for this year.

Grandparents’/Retirees Day for 5th Grade: 20th annual Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, Oct 5.  Registration material will be sent home after the start of school.

Fall Fundraiser Close: All order forms and money for the Fall Fundraiser must be turned in by October 2.

District In-service: Classes on Thursday, October 11 will run on a 2 hour delay.

Fall Choral Concert: Sunday, October 14 2:30 PM at AHS

End of Quarter 1: Friday, October 19

Q1 Grade Cards Home: Friday, October 26


Principal: Matt Shields

Secretary: Robin Wyse



Our AMS Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled for the following dates and times:


  • Monday, November 12  :  8 am – 3 pm
  • Tuesday, November 13  :  8 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday, November 14 :   8 am – 3 pm
  • Thursday, November 15:  8 am  – 8pm
  • Friday, November 16 :   8 am – 3 pm
  • Monday, November 19 : 8 am – 8 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 :

·      Thursday, November 15 from 3 pm – 8 pm. 

·      Monday, November 19 from 3 pm – 8 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 purchase.


  • 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