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 2023-2024 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
Secretary: Tiffanie Kruse


Hello from AMS!

2023-2024 AMS Supply Lists

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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

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  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! 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 or Emily Williams

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

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  Click on the “District” menu, choose “Medical Information".

8th Grade Trip: Our 6th annual 8th grade trip to Washington DC will be May 4-6, 2023. For more information contact Mr. Shields


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.


2023 Spring Test Scores

2023Ohio State Tests- % Proficient

AMS students scored a much higher percentage of students achieving "proficiency" than the state average on all areas of the Spring 2023 Ohio State tests.

  ELA               Math              Science       
5th Grade

AMS 80/ State 68

AMS 76/ State 57

AMS 74/ State 63
6th Grade AMS 77/ State 55

AMS 77/ State 50

7th Grade AMS 88/ State 65

AMS 81/ State 48

8th Grade AMS 73/ State 58

AMS 83/ State 46

AMS 83/ State 64



  • 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 sign into Final Forms and select your child.  Then click on the Daily Email Announcements form and enter the email address(es) you wish to receive daily announcements.

Electronic Equipment

Devices are to be powered off and out of sight once a student enters the building in the morning until the school day ends. This includes games, musical devices, cell phones, cameras, recording devices, tablet devices, etc. Electronic devices may only be powered on during school hours with specific permission from the Principal or a staff member. "Smart watches" must remain in watch only mode. Students may be given permission to use electronic devices under staff supervision and for educational purposes only. The school is not responsible for the loss or damage to these items. Devices being used in an unauthorized fashion may be confiscated and students may be subject to disciplinary action



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

Breakfast: $1.8

Line A and B lunch: $3.25

Extra milk: $.50.

Adult lunch: $4.20

To make an online payment or view student balances, log into your PaySchools account or contact Sandy Babcock or Tiffanie Kruse.

Click here to see directions for creating a PaySchools account.

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.