Archbold, OH

Construction Starts June 1 At Elementary, High Schools

Aaron Rex, superintendent, told the Archbold School Board that construction starts on remodeling the front entrances of the elementary and high schools, Wednesday, June 1.

Rupp-Rosebrock Construction, Liberty Center, was the low bidder for the projects, Rex told the board during its Monday, April 18 meeting.

The goal of the projects is to provide increased security and reconfigure office space. Completion date is set for Aug. 12.

The cost is $76,776.

That won’t be the only work going on in the district.

Rex said plans include work on building roofs and parking lots, resurfacing the tennis courts, and carpeting and tile work in several areas.

Also, he said the district will seek bids for two new buses.

Rex also told the board about 30 parents attended a social networking class on Monday, April 11.

Parents learned about Internet sites and phone applications available to youngsters. The program was presented by the Healthy Choices, Caring Communities Committee and the Wauseon Police Department.

Matt Shields, middle school principal, said 61 eighth grade students and eight adult chaperones leave on their annual trip to Washington, D.C., at 6 am, Thursday, May 5.

The trip includes participation in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery; appointments at the U.S. Capital building, a tour of the National Holocaust Museum, and a “Ghosts and Graveyards” tour in Alexandra, Va., which will take place at night.

Also, Shields said the middle school quiz team, led by Jan Lindsay, guidance counselor and reading teacher, finished its season with second place finishes in varsity and junior varsity competition at the Fulton County Quiz Tournament at the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center, Tuesday, March 15.

Right To Read

Dorothy Lambert, elementary principal, said Right-to- Read Week activities start Friday, May 6, with a visit from David Catrow, an author and illustrator of childrens books.

Catrow will conduct an assembly that day at 2:30 pm.

Lambert also said all members of the third and fourth grades will participate in the Spring Musical, Thursday, May 12, 7 pm, in the AHS auditorium.

Students are members of the choir, actors with speaking parts, and dancers. Also, she said, other students are working on the sets for the show.

Royal Short, AHS principal, said planning is underway for the prom, Saturday, May 7, and the after-prom event.

The theme for After-Prom is “Las Vegas.”

A luncheon for senior citizens of the community is Friday, April 29, beginning at 11:30 am in the AHS gym.

In addition to musical performances, there will also be a speech, and student activity groups will offer displays of their activities.

Triple Threat

Short said AHS will offer a new athletic honor, the “Triple Threat Club.”

The club is for students who participate in three different sports during the course of a school year.

Students who qualify will receive a pin with the number “3” to wear on letter jackets.

He noted some students are involved in four sports.

Michelle Bagrowski, district curriculum director, said Archbold R.O.C.K.S., or Recreation, Opportunity, Community, Knowledge, and Success, a before- and after-school program for middle school students, is going well.

She is working on three-dimensional printing with the students.

Board members also heard a presentation about the FAST program.

FAST stands for Families and Schools Together.

The program, in its fourth year, is for fifth graders and their parents. The group takes part in a variety of activities.

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