82 AMS Students Sign Up For DC Trip

Matt Shields, Archbold middle school principal, said 82 students and 19 adults are signed up to go to Washington, D.C.

Shields gave that information as part of his written report to the Archbold School Board. The board reviewed the information at its Monday, March 18 meeting.

The participants will leave Archbold, Thursday, May 2 at 6 am, and return around midnight, Saturday night, May 4.

Activities planned will include a tour of the U.S. Capitol, participation in a wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery, a visit to Mt. Vernon, a cruise on the Potomac River, and– a first for AMS– a visit to Ford’s Theatre, the site where Abraham Lincoln, U.S. president, was assassinated in April 1865.

Shields said 18 “scientifically inclined” fifth- and sixth-graders participated in Manufacturing Day, a day of “creative thinking activities including robotics, assembly, marketing, and teamwork.”

Students from the sixth and seventh grades participated in the Youth Summit, Tuesday, March 5, for a day focused on leadership and youth voice– teaching students to speak up about mental health issues to build awareness and advocate for themselves and their peers, he said.

The middle school quiz team completed its season with the Fulton County Junior High Quiz Tournament, Thursday, March 7. The team, with 10 members, finished 8-6 overall.

Shields said the AMS track team has started practices. The team has 33 girls and 34 boys. Coaches are Russ Lambert, Derrick Baska, Bruce Wooley, and Ben Osterland. Volunteer coaches are Michael Short, Hailey Wooley, and Steve Walker.