Archbold School Board Learns Middle School Quiz Team Finishes 7-0, Receives Principals' Reports
The Archbold middle school quiz team ended its season with a perfect 7-0 record, Royal Short, Archbold Middle School principal, told members of the Archbold school board during their Monday, April 18 meeting.
In his written report, Short said the team, made up of 13 students in grades six through eight, also placed first in the county tournament.
Middle school students also raised $75 for Stones for Schools, a foundation that builds school in impoverished nations.
Short said parents of seventh grade students who are interested in taking Integrated Math I for high school credit will receive letters explaining the program early next month.
Parents may agree to place eligible students in the advanced math class, or decline.
He told school board members a date had been set for a math placement test.
He told board members there was a good turnout for the middle school track team. Prom Date
Tim Meister, Archbold High School principal, told board members the Archbold High School Prom is Saturday, May 7.
The walk-in ceremony will begin at 5 pm, and dinner is served at 6:15 pm.
Students have been playing games over the lunch hours to earn incentives to attend the post-prom event.
Meister told the board the school also is participating in the Parents Who Host Lose The Most program, which is designed to discourage parties hosted by parents where alcohol is served.
Also, a mock accident is set for 9 am, Thursday, April 28, at Spengler Field. Student actors/participants with simulated wounds are in the vehicle. Police and rescue crews respond to the scene and demonstrate how they rescue the crash victims. If available, a helicopter ambulance also lands and picks up a crash victim.
Meister said he always worries about students getting home safely after prom, but the work of all those involved eases a bit of the anxiety.
Senior awards night Thursday, May 12. Awards for other classes will be given May 17.
During the first week of May, students will take advanced placement course tests. Meister said last year was the best year ever for AP testing at Archbold, with several students receiving a 5 rating, the top score possible.
A pops concert is Monday, May 16. Both the fifth grade and high school bands will perform.
Graduation is Sunday, May 29. Written Reports
Dorothy Lambert, Archbold Elementary School principal, and Michelle Bagrowski, curriculum director, were absent but submitted written reports.
Lambert said 85 students were registered for kindergarten for the 2011-12 school year. Last year, at the end of April, registration stood at 96.
Lambert reported the school submitted 32,363 box tops and received $3,236.30 through the Box Tops for Education program. Students bring in the tops from cereal and other boxes. Money from the program goes to headphones for students, playground equipment, student rewards, and other items.
Bagrowski reported Friday, April 15, was the final official day of “Archbold R.O.C.K.S.,” a before- and after-school program for students who need additional help with schoolwork. The school district received a grant to fund the program.
Bagrowski wrote, “We have had a great year. Students ended with a career assessment, learning about glass bead blowing and having fun programming robots that they built.
“Though the main program is officially over for the school year, we will continue to offer a homework table from 7-8 am and from 3-4 pm to help students finish the year strong.
“We look forward to starting the program again in September.”
During the meeting, the school board accepted a $500 donation to Archbold Elementary School from Sauder Woodworking, and a $1,500 donation from an anonymous donor to provide school lunches.