Dorothy Lambert, Archbold elementary principal, said the school will attempt to register all new kindergarten students for the 2018-19 school year through the Internet.
She gave the information to the Archbold School Board during its Monday, Feb. 12 meeting.
Parents of children who will be five years old on or before Aug. 1 are to bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency (such as a utility bill or rental-lease agreement), and custody papers if applicable, to the elementary school office on one of three days: 9 am-6:30 pm, Tuesday, Feb. 20; 9 am-5 pm, Wednesday, Feb. 21; and 9 am-3 pm, Thursday, Feb. 22 to register their child. Children need not be present.
Lambert said the elementary school will implement an online registration system during the kindergarten registration process.
“The elementary school will be the guinea pigs” for the process,” Lambert said.
She said parents will need an email address to register their child. Staff will be on hand to assist those who do not have email addresses.
“I’ve been assured we’re ready,” Lambert said.
Parents will be given an appointment for kindergarten screening, which is set for Monday and Tuesday, March 19-20. Current kindergarten students will not have school those days.
Royal Short, high school principal, told the board two new classes will be offered for the next school year.
A robotics class will be offered, but will be limited to 18 students.
Priority is given to AHS seniors who plan to further their education in science.
A literature class will also be offered. Twenty students have registered.
Short said students who leave the high school to attend classes at Northwest State Community College are not exposed to English grammar or literature. Students in the class will study four novels.
Short also recognized AHS student athletes for their accomplishments in the classroom.
The AHS football team was named Academic All- Ohio by the Ohio Football Coaches Association. The recognition is based on team grade-point average.
Ben Zimmerman and Nic Rodriguez were recognized by the OFCA as Academic All-Ohio scholar-athletes.
Short said 10 winter sports students were named scholar athletes by the Northwest Ohio Athletic League. The award goes to seniors involved in varsity sports who have cumulative grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher.
Recognized were Elizabeth Schmucker and Molly Conway, cheerleaders; Gavin Grime, wrestler; Emie Peterson, Brooke Kohler, Kamryn Hostetler, Leah Hall, girls basketball; Bryce Williams, Kaiden Bedsole, Eli Miller, boys basketball.
Short said maintaining a 3.5 gpa while out for sports “is not easy.”
Matt Shields, middle school principal, said Kaiden Keiser and Emma Hall, eighth grade students, earned district level awards in the Elks Americanism Essay Contest.
The theme for the essay competition was, “Why Our Veterans Are America’s Heroes.”
Each received a certificate, a $50 gift certificate, and the right to have their essays advanced to regional competition.
Michelle Bagrowski, district curriculum director, said volunteers from the Archbold business community will host the Junior Achievement program, “JA in a Day,” for eighth graders on Tuesday, Feb. 27.
She said a five-member Junior Achievement board raises about $8,000 each year to offer the program in kindergarten through eighth grades. About 40 volunteers participate.
Because of eighth grade schedules, Bagrowski said offering the JA curriculum in one day for seventh and eighth graders works best.
During “JA in a Day,” students rotate through five stations, learning about topics like banking, credit scores, and budgeting.
She said JA invited 30 Pettisville eighth graders to the event. A total of 132 students will take part.
A “JA in a Day” program was offered to seventh graders on Jan. 25.
“Quite a few business members in our community give up their time, and make donations,” she said.
All board members were present.
The next meeting is Monday, March 19, 7 pm, in the AHS media center.