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 2021-2022 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

                           
           

Fall 2021: Notes of Interest

Daily Announcements: Please make sure your current e-mail address is up to date in Final Forms. Daily Announcements are sent each morning using the parent e-mail found in Final Forms. If you have any questions, email the AMS Secretary at rwyse@archboldschools.org.

1-1 Chromebooks for JH: 7th & 8th grade students will have the opportunity to take home a new Chromebook & protective case for the upcoming school year. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, parents and their students must attend one of 3 informational meetings in August (8/9; 8/12; or 8/17) at 6PM in the AMS gym. Receipt of a $30 insurance fee and signed Expectations of Use Agreement will also need to be completed prior to receiving the Chromebook. Fees may be paid at the informational meetings or August 16 - 20 in the AMS office. All forms and agreements must be completed via Final Forms.

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 2021! 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 require new signatures each year. Please update any other changes, such as address, e-mail & 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 by a parent or guardian and administered per district guidelines. Students may not bring in their own medication. Signed medication authorization forms must be on file for both prescription and non-prescription medications. State law permits, students with a physician signed authorization on file in the school office to "self-carry" asthma inhalers or "epi-pens". For forms and 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

2021 Supply Lists: AMS Supplies for the 2021-22school 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 18. If you prefer to shop the "old fashioned way", supply lists are now on our website or picked up at the AMS office.

2021 Class Schedules & Fees: Fee payment and schedule pick up begins Monday, August 16 from 8:30 AM. – 3:00 PM in the AMS Office. Fees for 2021 –22 will be  posted to the AMS Web Page (www.archbold.k12.oh.us) by July 1.

Open House: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23, 2021.

First Day of School: Wed., Aug. 25.  Students must be in the building by 8AM.

Picture Day: Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Grandparents’/Retirees Day for 5th Grade: 21st annual Grandparents’ Day will be held on Friday, October 1.  Information for this celebration will be sent home mid-September.  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 a booster vaccine against Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis and another to prevent Meningitis. Law requires that students without a documented booster be excluded from school.  For additional information, visit www.archbold.k12.oh.us.  Click on the “District” menu, choose “Medical Information".

8th Grade Trip: Our 6th annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC will be April 28 - May 1, 2022. Registration is on-line at https://portal.brightsparktravel.com using TOUR WEB CODE:TSVNTU4. The deadline is June 15, 2021. For more information contact Mr. Shields.

Athletics:

Mandatory Fall Sports Parent/ Coaches meetings will be held after Open House on Monday, August 23 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.

Initial Summer Practices:

Cross Country: August 9, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Wear shorts, running shoes and a t-shirt. Bring a water bottle with your name on it. (XC Camp at AHS Track Aug. 9&11 for grades 5-12. 7-8PM for 5th and 6th graders)

JH  Football: August 9, 3:00 – 5:00.  Wear shorts, t-shirts, bring both tennis shoes and cleats, and a water bottle.  Meet in park across from AMS.

JH Volleyball Tryouts: Aug. 2-4, 8-10AM. Practices Aug. 4-6. Middle School Gym.

Cheerleading: Tryout practices for Fall & Winter Cheer will be Aug. 2-4 from 9-11AM. Tryouts for both seasons will be Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10AM.

2021-2022 AMS Supply Lists

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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